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Morakinyo Williams, a 6-foot-11, 260-pound center who will be a sophomore in the fall, will transfer to Duquesne from Kentucky and will sit out the 2008-09 season. He will have three years eligibility.
Williams appeared in five games this season as a freshman and had four points and five rebounds in 30 minutes. A native of Solihull, England, he averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds as a senior at Bishop Ireton in Alexandria, Va.
Everhart said new assistant Scott Rigot's relationship with Williams was a factor in Williams coming to Duquesne. Rigot, a Pittsburgh-area native, was instrumental in recruiting Williams to Kentucky as an assistant there two years ago.
Former Duquesne standout Shawn James, who forfeited his final season of eligibility in 2008-09 when he hired an agent, reportedly signed a two-year contract to play for Bnei HaSharon in the Israeli Super League.
• Northwestern hired Joe McKeown, who had a 19-year tenure at George Washington and compiled 509 career wins, as the women's head coach.
• Brown University selected assistant coach Jesse Agel to replace Craig Robinson as men's coach. Robinson, brother-in-law of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, left after two seasons to take the job at Oregon State.
Playing on two different courses in Rockville, Md., Michelle Wie carded rounds of 70 and 67 and her 137 total was the second best score on the day to qualify her for the 2008 U.S. Women's Open, to be played later this month at the Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn.
Track and field
Banned sprinter Justin Gatlin filed a lawsuit in a last-ditch effort to compete at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials, which begin June 27. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in his hometown of Pensacola, Fla. It alleges penalizing Gatlin for a 2001 doping violation that involved medication he was taking for attention deficit disorder is a violation of the Americans with Disability Act.
Former UCLA softball coach Sue Enquist and Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller are the newest members of the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame. They were inducted last night along with former Japanese golfer Hisako Higuchi and Algerian track star Hassiba Boulmerka at the grand opening of the Billie Jean King Women's Sports Center in the new Sports Museum of America in New York.
First Published June 10, 2008 12:00 am