For The Record


October 09, 2002


Auto racing

NASCAR: Penalized Rusty Wallace 25 points, Roger Penske 25 car owner points, and fined Billy Wilburn, crew chief for Wallace, $25,000 because their car had unapproved spoiler. Fined Ben Leslie, crew chief for Mark Martin, $1,000 because their car had unapproved rear window straps and, Mike Hillman, crew chief for Mike Wallace, and Thomas Klein, crew chief for Brett Bodine, $1,000 apiece because their cars carried unapproved suspension parts.


BLUE JAYS: Signed J.P. Ricciardi, general manager and senior vice president for baseball operations, to five-year contract.

DIAMONDBACKS: Declined contract options on P Rick Helling, P Armando Reynoso and P Mike Morgan.

METS: Exercised their 2003 option on contract of IF Roberto Alomar, former Oriole, worth $8 million. Waived P Satoru Komiyama.

PHILLIES: Signed IF Tomas Perez to two-year contract, through 2004 season, worth $1.3 million.

PIRATES: Purchased contract of IF Carlos Rivera from Double-A Altoona.

ROYALS: Announced Tom Gamboa, first base coach, will be bullpen coach and John Mizerock, bullpen coach, will become third base coach. Named Luis Silverio first base coach.

WHITE SOX: Sent P Lorenzo Barcelo, P Kyle Kane, P Mitch Wylie and P Thomas Jacquez outright to Triple-A Charlotte.


SUNS: Waived G Maurice Baker and F Bobby Lazor.


NCAA: Placed Colorado's football program on two years probation and reduced its number of football scholarships for recruitment violations.

JOHNS HOPKINS: Announced that outside hitter Stephanie Kaliades was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week in volleyball.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S: Announced that cross country runner Brittany McCann was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week.

TOWSON: Announced that following will be inducted into university Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 18: Lindsay Dixon (lacrosse), Mark Holtschneider (tennis), Gina Profili Hormes (lacrosse and field hockey), Kevin King (baseball), Joe Layfield (soccer), Ray Riordon (swimming), Anne Sugden Wolff (gymnastics), Wendy Weaver Kwiatowski (gymnastics) and Aaron Krause (swimming). Krause will be presented as winner of Doc Minnegan Scholarship Award.


BUCCANEERS: Waived DE Marcus Jones, who was on injured reserve.

EAGLES: Re-signed QB A.J. Feeley from practice squad. Released S Julian Jones.

GIANTS: Signed CB Reggie Stephens. Waived WR Jonathan Carter.

JETS: Placed CB Jamie Henderson on injured reserve.

PANTHERS: Signed TE Jermaine Wiggins. Waived LB Brad Jackson.


TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION: Announced that it bought U.S. cable broadcast rights to British Open for seven years, through 2009.


USA HOCKEY: Named Ben Smith coach and Tim Gerrish assistant coach of 2002 Women's Select Team.

NHL: Suspended Blackhawks F Theo Fleury indefinitely for violation of his substance abuse aftercare program.

BLACKHAWKS: Released LW Garry Valk. Placed RW Eric Daze and LW Bob Probert on injured reserve.

CAPITALS: Re-signed C-LW Dainius Zubrus to two-year contract. Assigned C Colin Forbes, RW Ivan Ciernik, D Todd Rohloff, C Brian Sutherby and G Craig Billington to Portland of American Hockey League.

KINGS: Agreed to terms on one-year contract with D Brad Norton. Announced D Aaron Miller is not on roster due to injury.

LIGHTNING: Placed C Brian Holzinger on injured reserve.

PANTHERS: Placed LW Kristian Huselius and LW Ivan Novoseltsev on injured reserve.

SABRES: Re-signed RW Vaclav Varada.

STARS: Signed G Mike Smith to three-year contract.

THRASHERS: Placed D Chris Tamer and C Chris Herperger on injured reserve.


METROSTARS (MLS): Fired coach Octavio Zambrano.

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