Plans are in the works for a new field house at the Naval Academy, and it will be named for Wesley Brown -- the academy's first black graduate.
The building will house an indoor track, space for the school's 17 club sports and 30 intramural teams and updated facilities for women's sports.
Brown, 78, a graduate of Dunbar High, was a standout student-athlete and graduated in 1949. He later rose to the rank of lieutenant commander. The building is expected to cost $50 million. . . .
George Washington women's basketball coach Joe McKeown received a contract extension through 2011, the university announced yesterday.
McKeown has spent 16 years at the Foggy Bottom campus and is the most successful women's basketball coach in school history, posting a 363-134 record.
* PRO FOOTBALL: Ricky Williams will apply for reinstatement with the Miami Dolphins toward the end of next month.
The star running back's agent, Leigh Steinberg, said that Williams would file the application on July 23 or shortly thereafter. Steinberg considers that date the one-year anniversary of Williams's retirement. . . .
Free agent wide receiver Az-Zahir Hakim will not sign with the Kansas City Chiefs, Coach Dick Vermeil said.
* MOTOR SPORTS: Ralf Schumacher escaped serious injury when he crashed during practice for the United States Grand Prix.
The driver lost control of his Toyota entering the final corner at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The car spun around and slammed into a part of wall protected by the energy-absorbing SAFER Barrier. . . .
Juan Pablo Montoya was the fastest in each of the first two sessions of practice for tomorrow's U.S. Grand Prix. His top lap on the 2.606-mile, 13-turn road course was 1 minute 11.118 seconds (131.860 mph).
* WNBA: Nicole Powell scored 18 points to lead the Sacramento Monarchs to a 67-50 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.
The Western Conference-leading Monarchs (8-2) are off to the best start in franchise history.
* HORSE RACING: Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo has a bone chip in his left front ankle and is likely sidelined for the rest of the year, trainer John Shirreffs said.
* OBITUARY: Harry Watkey Easterly Jr., former president of the U.S. Golf Association who also served as executive director, died of cancer on Thursday, according to the Virginia State Golf Association. He was 82.
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