Wimbledon will be the richest Grand Slam tennis tournament in history, with both the female and male champions earning $1.4 million.

The only Grand Slam tournament on grass will offer total prize money of $22,572,011, an increase of 8.7 percent, organizers said yesterday.

Elsewhere: Tommy Robredo and David Nalbandian advanced to the third round of the Open Seat Godo in Barcelona, Spain, and former champions Marat Safin and Gaston Gaudio were eliminated in first-round matches.


Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer will host a boys' basketball tournament on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Temple's Pearson Hall.

Kechan Myers, a 5-foot-10 guard from Arkansas-Fort Smith Junior College, plans to play basketball at the University of New Orleans. Myers led the Public League with 24 points a game at Engineering and Science High.

Misdemeanor assault and cursing charges against Morgan State basketball coach Todd Bozeman, following his tirade against a restaurant employee for making the wrong kind of sandwiches, were dropped after he apologized and agreed to a monetary payment to the employee involved in the Feb. 3 incident. The tirade followed Morgan State's loss at Longwood in Farmville, Va.

Boston College women's hockey coach Tom Mutch resigned after a university investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct. The school gave no details of the probe.

Elsewhere: Forward Brandon Walters of New York City's Lincoln High signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Seton Hall. . . . Division I scoring leader Reggie Williams, a 6-5 guard who averaged 28.1 points a game, said he would skip his senior season at Virginia Military Institute and enter the NBA draft. . . . Georgia Tech freshman forward Thaddeus Young has entered his name in the NBA draft. . . . Tennessee guard Chris Lofton, the Southeastern Conference player of the year, said he would stay for his senior season. . . . Mississippi State guard Reginald Delk will transfer to Louisville, Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said.

Pro football

Indianapolis Colts defensive end

Josh Thomas

signed a one-year tender worth $1.3 million, keeping him with the Super Bowl champions.

Elsewhere: Former St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Bobby Jackson was hired as running backs coach for the Miami Dolphins. . . . Linebacker Caleb Miller, the last of the Cincinnati Bengals' restricted free agents, signed a one-year contract.


Undefeated BMW Oracle Racing extended its lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup after beating Italian syndicate Luna Rossa in the fifth flight of racing off Valencia, Spain. The Louis Vuitton Cup will decide which of the 11 challengers will sail against America's Cup champion Alinghi in the final this summer.

Giro d'Italia champion Ivan Basso was barred from riding for his Discovery Channel team after the Italian Olympic Committee reopened its investigation into the Spanish doping scandal. Basso has denied doping.

Stephanie Lafair Smith has been promoted to president of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

Nate Jaqua scored in the first half and the Los Angeles Galaxy eliminated the Columbus Crew from the U.S. Open Cup tournament with a 1-0 victory in Columbus, Ohio.