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April 16, 2002

Moves

Auto racing

CART: Fined Team Motorola $20,000 for failing inspection after Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

NASCAR: Fined Kevin Harvick $35,000 and extended his probation until end of year for rough driving Saturday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Baseball

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Named Indians 1B Jim Thome AL Player of the Week and Padres P Brian Lawrence and Expos C Michael Barrett NL Players of the Week.

ASTROS: Placed P Wade Miller on 15-day DL with pinched nerve in neck area. Recalled P Brandon Puffer from Triple-A New Orleans.

BREWERS: Triple-A Indianapolis signed P Joe Strong.

CARDINALS: Optioned P Gene Stechschulte to Triple-A Memphis. Purchased contract of P Travis Smith from Memphis.

DEVIL RAYS: Recalled P Delvin James and P Tom Martin from Triple-A Durham. Activated IF Russ Johnson. Placed P Wilson Alvarez on 15-day DL with strained rib cage muscle. Optioned P Travis Phelps and IF Jason Smith to Durham. Moved P Bobby Seay to 60-day DL.

EXPOS: Optioned P Ed Vosberg to Triple-A Ottawa. Recalled 2B Henry Mateo from Ottawa.

PIRATES: Claimed IF Tomas De La Rosa off minor-league waivers from Expos; optioned him to Triple-A Nashville.

TIGERS: Named Al Avila VP and assistant GM.

TWINS: Signed former Orioles P Mike Trombley to minor-league contract.

Basketball

NBA: Named 76ers G Eric Snow Player of the Week in Eastern Conference and Mavericks G Michael Finley winner in West.

76ERS: Placed F Derrick Coleman on injured list with hyperextended left knee. Activated C Jabari Smith.

College

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: Announced resignation of commissioner Charles S. Harris, effective immediately.

ARIZONA: Basketball G Jason Gardner said he will return for his senior season.

FLORIDA: Basketball G Brett Nelson said he will return for his senior season.

UMBC: G Kevin Cepelak was named ECAC men's lacrosse Rookie of the Week. The following were selected for Northeast Conference weekly awards: M Loree Miller, women's lacrosse Player of the Week; P Zack Clark, baseball Rookie of the Week; 3B Kristie Pickeral, softball Rookie of the Week.

PRAIRIE VIEW: Named Jerry Francis men's basketball coach.

RICHMOND: Sophomore A Polly Purcell (Mount Hebron) won Atlantic 10 women's lacrosse Player of the Week.

ST. JOSEPH'S: Signed Cardinal Gibbons SS Jason Volker to baseball scholarship.

TOWSON: Freshman Jen Irby (Long Reach) was named CAA Rookie Swimmer of the Year.

Football

BRONCOS: Signed free-agent OT Ephraim Salaam, who had been with Falcons.

CHIEFS: Signed Bears LB Warrick Holdman to $12 million, four-year offer sheet that includes $2 million signing bonus.

DOLPHINS: Signed free-agent P Mark Royals, who had been with Buccaneers, to one-year contract.

RAMS: Acquired WR-KR Terrence Wilkins from Colts for draft pick.

Hockey

NHL: Named Maple Leafs C Darcy Tucker Player of the Week. ... Announced that Canadiens' Jose Theodore won Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award for best save percentage (.931).

RANGERS: Fired coach Ron Low.

SENATORS: Assigned LW Chris Bala to AHL Grand Rapids.

SHARKS: Recalled D Steve Bancroft and RW Jonathan Cheechoo from AHL Cleveland.

STARS: Assigned D John Erskine to AHL Utah.

WILD: Signed F Marc Cavosie. Assigned G Derek Gustafson and D Nick Schultz to AHL Houston.

Lacrosse

BAYHAWKS (MLL): Acquired M Tim Byrnes from Lizards for M Dan Martin. Traded A Dan Denihan (Johns Hopkins) to Barrage for A Ken Garcia and first-round draft pick.

Running

Coming events

Saturday, Joanne Lynam Memorial 5K Run/Walk, Hampstead, 8:30 a.m., 717-993-8442.

Sunday, Clyde's 10K, Columbia, 8 a.m., 410-964-1998.

Sunday, BRRC Ashland 10K, NCR Trail, Paper Mill Road, 8 a.m., 410-821-1799.

Sunday, RASAC Friends Five-Miler, Forest Hill, 8 a.m.

April 21, Reach Out and Run 5K, Towson Town Center, 8:30 a.m., 410-377-8882.

April 21, Indian Creek School 5K Run/Walk, Arden, 8:30 a.m., 410-729-4272.

April 27, Victims Fund Run 5K, Patterson Park, 9 a.m., 410-377-8882.

April 28, Governor's Bay Bridge 10K Run, Sandy Point State Park, 410-268-1165.

April 28, BRRC Gunpowder River 5-Mile Trail Race, Gunpowder State Park, 8 a.m., 410-821-1799.

April 28, JCC 5K Freedom Run, York, Pa., 8:45 a.m., 717-843-0918.

April 28, Run for Your Life Pikesville 8K, Pikesville, 9 a.m., 410-377-8882.

April 28, HCS 5K, Atholton High School, 2 p.m., 410-964-1998.

May 4, Harford Jr. Track & Field Meet, C. Milton Wright H.S., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 410-879-2168.

Colleges

Softball

Villa Julie 9-7, Wilson 2-8

Tennis

Men Loyola 7, Morgan State 0 Women Loyola 6, Morgan State 1

Lacrosse

Men

CAC tournament

First round

Goucher 8, Marymount 7

Goucher 0 4 3 1 -- 8

Marymount 3 2 0 2 -- 7

Goals: G--Agee 2, Anthony 2, Stern, Pistel, Medley, Montgomery; M--Kiniry 2, Hathaway 2, Markey, Sallee, Orzech. Assists: G--Montgomery 2, Medley, Pistel; M--Adams, Sallee. Saves G--Amash 2, Craig 7; M--Epstein 17.

St. Mary's 15, Catholic 4

Catholic 1 1 0 2 -- 4

St. Mary's 5 3 2 5 -- 15

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