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May 29, 2002


Auto racing

NASCAR: Fined Ben Leslie, Mark Martin's crew chief, $50,000 because Martin's winning car in Coca-Cola 600 did not pass post-race inspection.


BRAVES: Placed 2B Marcus Giles on 15-day DL with twisted right ankle. Purchased contract of IF-OF Matt Franco from Triple-A Richmond.

BREWERS: Signed OF Bobby Smith to Triple-A contract.

DEVIL RAYS: Optioned C Toby Hall and OF Jason Tyner to Triple-A Durham. Recalled IF Aubrey Huff and C Paul Hoover from Durham. Designated IF Wilmy Caceras for assignment.

DIAMONDBACKS: Recalled P Bret Prinz from Triple-A Tucson. Designated P Jose Parra for assignment.

MARLINS: Activated OF Kevin Millar. Optioned IF Pablo Ozuna to Triple-A Calgary.

ORIOLES: Released IF Alex Arias.

ROYALS: Activated C Brent Mayne. Placed P Blake Stein on 15-day DL with strained left groin. Recalled P Brad Voyles from Triple-A Omaha. Optioned C Juan Brito to Double-A Wichita.


NBA: Fined Cavaliers $150,000 and suspended coach John Lucas for first two games of next season for including high school player LeBron James in voluntary workout for players last week.

SPURS: Assistant coach Hank Egan retired.

STORM (WNBA): Waived C Lucienne Berthieu. Activated C Kamila Vodichkova from suspended list.


BARAT: Named Deshon Gaither men's basketball coach.

CLEMSON: Announced resignation of swimming coach Bruce Marchionda.

COLORADO STATE: Named Chris Denker women's basketball coach.

HOFSTRA: Named Jose Mori women's assistant basketball coach.

LAMAR: Named former Oklahoma men's basketball coach Billy Tubbs AD.

PORTLAND STATE: Named Dedrique Taylor, Steve Gosar and Barrett Peery men's assistant basketball coaches.

TOWSON: Announced that women's basketball G Brandi Harris is transferring from Villanova and G Kacy O'Brien is transferring from Virginia Tech.

VALPARAISO: Announced that G-F Ron Howard will transfer from Marquette.

VANDERBILT: Named Melanie Balcomb women's basketball coach; she had been at Xavier (Ohio).


CARDINALS: Signed TE Mike Banks to three-year contract.

DOLPHINS: Signed rookie free-agent OT Corey Mitchell.

SAINTS: Signed free-agent C Kendyl Jacox, who had been with Chargers, to five-year contract.

TEXANS: Released G Matt Campbell.

ALOUETTES (CFL): Signed former Ravens DB Dorian Brew.


BLUE JACKETS: Re-signed RW David Vyborny and former Bandits C Sean Pronger. Signed D Scott Heffernan.

OILERS: Agreed to terms with C Mike Bishai and RW Nate DiCasmirro.


USA SOFTBALL: Named Arizona's Mike Candrea national coach for next four years.

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