Auto racing NASCAR: Fined crew chief Robbie Reiser...

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February 27, 2002

Auto racing

NASCAR: Fined crew chief Robbie Reiser $30,000 for victor Matt Kenseth's No. 17 Ford being a quarter inch below minimum height of 51 inches in Subway 400 on Sunday.

TREADWAY RACING: Entered Arie Luyendyk in Indianapolis 500.

Baseball

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Announced that deadline passed for bids on South Korean P Jin Pil-Jung with no offers from any major-league team.

ASTROS: Agreed to one-year contracts with 3B Morgan Ensberg, OF Jason Lane, C John Buck, P Greg Miller, P Ryan Jamison, P Brad Lidge, P Brandon Puffer, P Rodrigo Rosario and P Tom Shearn.

BREWERS: Signed P Paul Rigdon and IF Marcos Scutaro to one-year contracts.

DODGERS: Agreed to terms with C Paul Lo Duca on $7.25 million, three-year contract. Announced that Texas RB Cedric Benson, Big 12 offensive Freshman of the Year, will report to camp during spring break and play outfield in minor leagues this summer.

MARLINS: Named Doug Davis minor-league field coordinator, Wayne Rosenthal pitching coordinator, John Mallee hitting coordinator, Randy Whisler infield coordinator, Paul Fournier coordinator of strength, conditioning and rehabilitation and Mark Brown minor-league equipment manager.

ORIOLES: Signed OF Melvin Mora, C Fernando Lunar, P Erik Bedard, P Matt Riley, P Rick Bauer, P Steve Bechler, P Mike Paradis, P Luis Rivera, P John Stephens and OF Tim Raines Jr. to one-year contracts.

RANGERS: Signed OF Chris Magruder to one-year contract.

Basketball

CAVALIERS: Placed C-F Chris Mihm (knee) on injured list. Activated C-F Brian Skinner.

JAZZ: Activated F Donyell Marshall. Placed Quincy Lewis on injured list.

KINGS: Placed G Mateen Cleaves (foot) on injured list. Signed F Chucky Brown to 10-day contract.

NUGGETS: Signed C Menk Bateer, MVP of Chinese Basketball Association All-Star Game, for rest of season.

WIZARDS: Placed F Michael Jordan on injured list. Activated F-C Kwame Brown.

Bowling

PBA: Announced that commissioner Ian Hamilton will resign after 2001-02 season and remain with organization as consultant.

Boxing

IBF: Approved request by heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis to fight Mike Tyson in his next fight.

College

MORGAN STATE: Named Herbert Parkam assistant head coach-defensive line coach, Mike Gunthrop offensive coordinator, Gregory T. Butler defensive coordinator, Michael Lynn administrative assistant-offensive line coach, Sydney McNairy wide receivers-special teams coach and William King linebacker coach.

NAVY: M Ben Bailey was named ECAC Offensive Player of the Week in lacrosse.

NORTH CAROLINA: G Paul Spellman (St. Paul's) was named ACC men's lacrosse Player of the Week.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Sam Clancy was eliminated from consideration for Wooden Award, given to nation's outstanding college basketball player, because his GPA fell below the minimum 2.0 requirement during fall semester.

Football

MAXWELL FOOTBALL CLUB: Named Rams RB Marshall Faulk Professional Player of the Year.

BRONCOS: Agreed to $40 million, seven-year contract with WR Rod Smith.

BUCCANEERS: Released LB Jeff Gooch, S Eric Vance and P Mark Royals.

CHARGERS: Signed WR Tim Dwight to $15 million, five-year contract that includes $5 million signing bonus.

COLTS: Named Ron Meeks defensive coordinator and John Teerlinck defensive line coach.

JETS: Released LB Marvin Jones and DL Shane Burton. Reworked contract of S Damien Robinson.

LIONS: Announced that they had renegotiated contract of WR Herman Moore.

RAVENS: Announced that they will release WR Qadry Ismail, TE Shannon Sharpe, S Rod Woodson, DE Rob Burnett, DT Larry Webster (Maryland; Elkton), OL Kipp Vickers and FB Sam Gash. Announced that they will not pick up option for RT Leon Searcy or extend offers to FB Obafemi Ayanbadejo, LB Brad Jackson and K Danny Kight, turning the three restricted free agents into unrestricted free agents.

REDSKINS: Named Chip Morton strength and conditioning coach.

Hockey

CANADIENS: Agreed to $37 million deal with BCE Inc. to name team's arena Bell Centre, effective Sept. 1.

CAPITALS: Recalled D Jean-Francois Fortin from AHL Portland.

DEVILS: Activated G John Vanbiesbrouck. Sent G Scott Clemmensen to AHL Albany.

STARS: Signed RW John MacLean. Waived LW Benoit Brunet.

Swimming

FINA: International governing body announced that it will use blood tests at April 3-7 world championships to track endurance-boosting hormone EPO.

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