Auto racing NASCAR: Named Gary Nelson managing director...


October 20, 2001

Auto racing

NASCAR: Named Gary Nelson managing director of competition, Kevin Triplett managing director of business operations, John Darby Winston Cup Series director, Brian DeHart Busch Grand National Series director and Joe Garone Research and Development Center director.


Blue Jays: Sent P Kevin Beirne, P Matt DeWitt and IF Ryan Freel outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

Mets: Named Matt Galante third base coach, Tom Robson bench coach and Mike Herbst assistant trainer. Announced John Stearns and Bobby Floyd will not return as coaches next season and have been offered other jobs within the organization. Promoted Scott Lawrenson to trainer.


NBA: Fined Boston F Antoine Walker $5,000 for verbally abusing an official and failing to promptly leave the court after his ejection from an exhibition game against Cleveland on Oct. 17.


Depaul: Signed Doug Bruno, women's basketball coach, to a four-year contract extension.


Packers: Re-signed DE Anthony Herron to the practice squad. Released CB Hurley Tarver.


Devils: Placed F Turner Stevenson on injured reserve. Recalled LW Andreas Salomonsson.

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