For The Record

TRANSACTIONS

August 09, 2002

Moves

Auto racing

NASCAR: Home Depot fined driver Tony Stewart $50,000 and placed him on team probation for rest of season for punching photographer after Sunday's Brickyard 400.

Baseball

BRAVES: Placed P Mike Remlinger on 15-day DL with strained left groin. Recalled P John Foster from Triple-A Richmond.

GIANTS: Claimed P Scott Eyre off waivers from Blue Jays. Designated P Jason Pearson for assignment.

MARINERS: Acquired IF Jose Offerman from Red Sox for cash. Designated P Brian Fitzgerald for assignment.

PADRES: Placed P Oliver Perez on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 7, with strained left shoulder. Activated P Kevin Walker from 60-day DL.

YANKEES: Activated P Mariano Rivera. Optioned P Mike Thurman to Triple-A Columbus.

Basketball

JAZZ: G John Stockton announced that he will return for 19th season.

NUGGETS: Signed free-agent C Mark Blount, who had been with Celtics.

SUNS: Re-signed F Shawn Marion to $79 million, six-year extension.

WARRIORS: Named Tom Sterner assistant coach.

COMETS (WNBA): Activated F Rebecca Lobo.

USA BASKETBALL: Added G Sue Bird, G Tamecka Dixon and F DeLisha Milton to women's world championship team roster.

Boxing

WBA: Heavyweight Kirk Johnson, who was disqualified in title fight against John Ruiz for landing low blows July 27, appealed.

College

ALABAMA: OT Dante Ellington was declared academically ineligible but will remain in school and take redshirt season.

FAYETTEVILLE STATE: Will investigate men's basketball coach Mike Bernard's resume over questions that he overstated his qualifications.

FLORIDA STATE: Suspended starting DT Jeff Womble for season opener against Iowa State for violating team rules.

LOUISVILLE: Signed AD Tom Jurich to contract extension through 2016.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA: Named Woody Widenhofer defensive coordinator.

Football

BRONCOS: Signed C Mark Fischer.

DOLPHINS: Signed G Dwayne Pierce.

49ERS: Waived C Ben Fricke. Signed C Ben Lynch.

GIANTS: Announced retirement of WR David Thompson.

PACKERS: Signed LB Kenny Harney. Placed LB Adrian Hollingshed on waived/injured list.

RAVENS: Signed DT Ben Williams.

Hockey

BLACKHAWKS: Re-signed LW Kyle Calder.

FLYERS: Re-signed D John Slaney and G Neil Little. HURRICANES: Re-signed D Aaron Ward to $7.5 million, four-year contract.

RED WINGS: Signed senior VP Jim Devellano to one-year extension, through 2004-05.

SABRES: Re-signed restricted free-agent G Martin Biron to $3.1 million, two-year contract.

THRASHERS: Agreed to terms with restricted free-agent D Yannick Tremblay.

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