Auto racing CART: Placed driver Gil de Ferran of Brazil...

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May 24, 2001

Auto racing

CART: Placed driver Gil de Ferran of Brazil on probation for four races due to infractions at a race in Japan.

Baseball

Expos: Sent P Felipe Lira outright to Triple-A Ottawa. Recalled P Darwin Cubillan from Ottawa.

Indians: Purchased the contract of P Roy Smith from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned P Danys Baez to Buffalo.

Padres: Placed P Kevin Walker on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Mike Darr from Double-A Mobile.

Rockies: Announced the retirement of 3B Sam Smith from Single-A Asheville.

Royals: Optioned C Cesar King to Triple-A Omaha. Announced former Orioles IF-OF Trenidad Hubbard has cleared waivers and opted for free agency.

Twins: Placed P Mark Redman on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 21. Recalled P Brad Thomas from Double-A New Britain.

Football

Chiefs: Signed DT Eric Downing, their first-round pick in the draft out of Syracuse, to a three-year contract.

Hockey

Canadiens: Signed D Patrick Traverse to a three-year contract.

Penguins: Sent D Andrew Ference and C Milan Kraft to AHL Wilkes-Barre-Scranton.

Sharks: Purchased the franchise rights of the Kentucky Thoroughblades of the AHL.

Soccer

Kansas City Wizards (MLS): Signed F Onandi Lowe.

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