March 16, 2003


Auto racing

KELLEY RACING: Entered two cars each for Al Unser Jr. and Scott Sharp in May 25 Indianapolis 500.


BLUE JAYS: Returned OF Jason DuBois to the Chicago Cubs for $25,000. Optioned RHP Brian Bowles and C Kevin Cash to Triple-A Syracuse. Assigned P Evan Thomas and former Orioles P Josh Towers to their minor-league camp.

CUBS: Optioned P Steve Smyth to Triple-A Iowa. Reassigned P Mike Meyers to minor-league camp.

MARINERS: Reassigned former Orioles P Norm Charlton, P Brian Sweeney and C Rene Rivera to minor-league camp. Assigned P Bobby Madritsch to Double-A San Antonio and P Aaron Taylor to Triple-A Tacoma.

REDS: Assigned OF Dernell Stenson to Triple-A Louisville.

ROCKIES: Optioned IF Clint Barmes, IF Brad Hawpe and OF Choo Freeman to minor-league camp. Assigned P Brad Clontz, P Clint Michalak, P Matt Miller, P Chin-hui Tsao, P Jason Young and C Mandy Romero to minor-league camp.

YANKEES: Reassigned P Matt Beech and C David Parrish to their minor-league camp.


CLEVELAND STATE: Announced resignation of men's basketball coach Rollie Massimino.

MISSISSIPPI: Signed football coach David Cutcliffe to contract extension through 2006 season; defensive coordinator Chuck Driesbach to one-year contract extension through 2005; linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Jim Knowles to three-year contract extension; and defensive ends coach Marion Hobby to contract extension through 2005.

WICHITA STATE: Fired women's basketball coach Darryl Smith.


CARDINALS: Agreed to three-year contract with free-agent DT Russell Davis. COLTS: Signed P Hunter Smith.

FALCONS: Agreed to terms with CB Tyrone Williams on five-year contract.

JAGUARS: Signed free-agent DE Hugh Douglas, who had been with Eagles, to five-year contract and free-agent FB Marc Edwards.

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