October 23, 2002


Auto racing

NASCAR: Penalized Bill Davis 25 owner points, Ward Burton 25 driver points and fined crew chief Frank Stoddard $10,000 for infractions that occurred in Oct. 20 Winston Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.


NETS: Suspended G Chris Childs indefinitely for failure to be in playing condition.


ASTROS: Agreed to terms with hitting coach Harry Spilman, pitching coach Burt Hooton, first base coach Jose Cruz, third base coach Gene Lamont, bullpen coach Mark Bailey and bench coach John Tamargo on one-year contracts.


BOWIE STATE: Announced that Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association named S/P William Kirkland Rookie of the Week.

NAVY: Announced that Patriot League named Stacy Finley women's soccer Offensive Player of the Week.

LOYOLA: Announced that Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference named Jeanatta McGettigan women's soccer Player of the Week and Ashley Kramer Rookie of the Week.

MISSISSIPPI STATE: Suspended freshman TB Nick Turner from football team after being charged with possession of counterfeit money.

ST. LOUIS: Announced that Izik Ohanon will miss first eight games of 2002-03 men's basketball season due to an NCAA eligibility ruling.

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI: Dismissed freshman DB Tootie Myers from football team for an unspecified rules violation.

TEXAS-EL PASO: Announced that QB Orlando Cruz suffered season-ending knee injury.

UMBC: Announced that Northeast Conference named freshman Stefanie Thomas women's cross country Athlete of the Week, freshman Izudin Mehmedovic (Oakland Mills) men's cross country Rookie of the Week, sophomore Lana Khvalina women's tennis Player of the Week and junior Joe Novotny men's tennis Player of the Week.


CARDINALS: Signed LB Ronald McKinnon to two-year contract extension, through 2004 season.

COWBOYS: Released P/K Micah Knorr and S Keith Davis.

EAGLES: Signed DT Darwin Walker to seven-year contract. Released DE Michael Sinclair. Signed LB Tyreo Harrison to practice squad. Re-signed TE Ivory McCoy to practice squad.

FALCONS: Signed RB Maurice Smith. Placed RB Travis Jervey on injured reserve. Waived DL Ronald Flemons from practice squad. Signed RB Terrance Williams.

GIANTS: Signed S Johnnie Harris. Released S Ryan Clark.

JAGUARS: Waived K Hayden Epstein.

LIONS: Placed LB Richard Jordan on injured reserve. Signed LB Josh Thornhill to practice squad.

PACKERS: Released CB Erwin Swiney and OT Mitch White from practice squad.

PANTHERS: Signed QB Tim Hasselbeck and TE Shawn Draper to practice squad. Released DL Donovan Arp and T Jay Humphrey from practice squad.

RAMS: Signed FB J.R. Niklos and CB Todd Howard to practice squad. Released OT Pete Campion and FBs Maurice Douglas and Jared Peck from practice squad.

REDSKINS: Released OL Ross Tucker.

STEELERS: Re-signed TE Matt Cushing. Released LB Justin Kurpeikis.


SHARKS: Agreed to terms with G Evgeni Nabokov on two-year contract.

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