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June 18, 1998

Auto racing

NASCAR: Fined driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. $5,000, crew chief Tony Eury $2,500 and Tony Stewart's crew chief Bryant Frazier $1,000 for altercation in garage area after Sunday's Lycos.com 250 race.

Baseball

Athletics: Placed 2B Scott Spiezio (torn cartilage in left knee) on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 15. Called up C Izzy Molina from Triple-A Edmonton.

Expos: Purchased contract of former Orioles RHP Shawn Boskie from Triple-A Ottawa.

Pirates: Placed P Jose Silva (fractured right arm) on 60-day DL. Purchased contract of P Mike Williams from Triple-A Nashville.

Rangers: Activated SS Kevin Elster from 15-day DL. Optioned IF Scott Sheldon to Triple-A Oklahoma.

Reds: Added former Orioles LHP Rick Krivda to roster. Designated RHP Marc Kroon for assignment. Promoted P Eric Leblanc to Double-A Chattanooga.

Football

Broncos: Waived S Dedrick Dodge.

Cardinals: Signed CB Dexter Seigler, DT Desmond Byrd and WR Phil Savoy.

Saints: Signed RB Derek Brown to one-year contract. Released G Mike Jerich.

Hockey

Panthers: Signed D Peter Ratchuk and F Tero Lehtera.

Penguins: Signed G Peter Skudra.

Colleges

Appalachian State: Hired Troy Heustess as baseball coach.

Duke: Announced men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski also will be assistant athletic director.

Franklin & Marshall: Announced resignation of Frank Fedorjaka, men's lacrosse coach.

Houston: Hired Leroy Burrell as men's and women's track and field coach.

Texas Christian: Announced F Lee Nailon has withdrawn from NBA draft.

Pub Date: 6/18/98

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