Auto racing NASCAR: Suspended crew chief Mike Beam two...

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May 03, 2001

Auto racing

NASCAR: Suspended crew chief Mike Beam two races and fined him $5,000 for not having a manufacturer's date visible on the seat belts.

Baseball

Athletics: Recalled OF Eric Byrnes from Triple-A Sacramento. Optioned OF Adam Piatt to Sacramento.

Cubs: Placed P Mike Fyhrie on DL with broken left forearm. Recalled P Courtney Duncan from Triple-A Iowa. Fined P Julian Tavarez an undisclosed amount for remarks made last Saturday in San Francisco.

Diamondbacks: Activated P Brian Anderson from 15-day disabled list. Optioned P Eric Sabel to Triple-A Tucson.

Padres: Placed OF Mike Darr on 15-day DL with left oblique strain. Recalled P Jimmy Osting from Double-A Mobile.

White Sox: Placed P Jim Parque on 15-day DL. Called up P Jon Garland from Triple-A Charlotte.

Basketball

USA Basketball: Named Connecticut women's coach Geno Auriemma and Sherri Coale and Willette White assistant coaches of the women's junior world championship team.

Maryland Mustangs (USBL): Placed C Patrick Ngomba on IR. Activated C Kareem Poole.

College

Bucknell: Announced wrestling will be discontinued and men's crew program will be reclassified as a self-sustaining program.

Lafayette: Fired director of athletics Eve Atkinson.

Michigan: Announced that G Maurice Searight has been dismissed from the men's basketball team due to violation of team policies.

Vanderbilt: Signed men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings to a five-year contract.

Hockey

Wild: Signed D Erik Reitz to multi-year contract.

Lacrosse

National Lacrosse League: Awarded an expansion franchise to New Jersey for the 2001-02 season.

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