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March 29, 2001

Auto racing

NASCAR: Fined Greg Steadman, crew chief for No. 43 Winston Cup Series team, $20,000, and penalized him, for rules violations found in post-race inspection after Food City 500 on March 25

Baseball

Astros: Granted C Jeff Reed his unconditional release. Signed C Scott Servais to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Triple-A New Orleans.

Athletics: Traded P Omar Olivares to Pittsburgh for player to be named or cash.

Blue Jays: Released C Todd Greene.

Braves: Placed C Eddie Perez, OF George Lombard, P Kevin McGlinchy and P Scott Sobkowiak on 15-day DL.

Cardinals: Optioned P Jason Karnuth and IF Stubby Clapp to Triple-A Memphis.

Diamondbacks: Traded IF Hanley Frias to Minnesota for C Chad Moeller.

Dodgers: Traded P Mike Judd to Tampa Bay for player to be named.

Expos: Reassigned C Randy Knorr, P Bob Scanlan, P Felipe Lira, OF Mark Smith to Triple-A Ottawa and C Jimmy Gonzalez to Double-A Harrisburg. Placed OF Terry Jones on 15-day DL and P Scott Downs, P Hideki Irabu, P Carl Pavano and P Anthony Telford on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23.

Giants: Placed P John Johnstone on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 24, and IF Damon Minor on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23.

Pirates: Released OF Thomas Howard.

Rangers: Optioned IF Kelly Dransfeldt, IF Mike Lamb and IF Michael Young to Triple-A Oklahoma. Assigned P Pete Munro, C Mike Hubbard, C Dave Steed, and OF Craig Munroe to Oklahoma. Placed OF Rick Ledee, P Dan Kolb, P Francisco Cordero and OF Gabe Kapler on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23, and P Justin Thompson on 60-day DL.

Twins: Placed OF John Barnes on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23, and 2B Jay Canizaro on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 24. Reassigned P Willie Martinez to Triplel-A Edmonton and P Saul Rivera to Double-A New Britain. Sent P Brandon Knight to New York Yankees under Rule 5 provisions.

White Sox: Placed P James Baldwin and P Bill Simas on 15-day DL. Optioned P Lorenzo Barcelo and P Jon Garland to Triple-A Charlotte.

Yankees: Assigned OF Darren Blakely to Double-A Norwich.

College

America East: Boston U freshman A Polly Purcell has been named America East women's lacrosse Rookie of the Week.

Canisius: Signed Mike MacDonald, men's basketball coach, to four-year contract extension.

Drake: Agreed to terms with Kurt Kanaskie, men's basketball coach, on multiyear contract extension, through 2005-06 season.

Salisbury State: Senior C/OF April Harned has been named Capital Athletic Conference softball Player of the Week.

Virginia: Freshman G Tillman Johnson (St. Mary's) has been named Warrior/Inside Lacrosse.com Division I Player of the Week.

Hockey

Capitals: Signed RW Chris Corrinet to two-year contract and assigned him to AHL Portland.

Lacrosse

National Lacrosse League: Announced there will be new team in Calgary for 2001-2002 season.

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