October 23, 2003


Auto racing

NASCAR: Jeremy Mayfield signed a contract extension with Evernham Motorsports through 2005.


ASTROS: Signed manager Jimy Williams to one-year contract extension, through 2005 season.

DIAMONDBACKS: Named Chip Hale manager and Lorenzo Bundy hitting coach for Triple-A Tucson and Damon Mashore hitting coach and Mel Stottlemyre Jr. pitching coach for Double-A El Paso.

GIANTS: Declined option on contract of OF Jose Cruz Jr.

DELMARVA SHOREBIRDS (Single-A): Named Stephen C. Yaros GM.


NBA: Suspended Warriors' Jason Richardson for three games without pay for being convicted of domestic violence over summer in Michigan.

BUCKS: Waived F Antonio Meeking.

CLIPPERS: Waived F Tremaine Fowlkes.

NETS: Waived C Jonathan Kerner and F Larry Lewis.

PACERS: Picked up fourth-year contract options on G Jamaal Tinsley and C Primoz Brezec.

76ERS: Waived F Sam Clancy.

SUPERSONICS: Exercised option on F Vladimir Radmanovic, through 2004-05 season. Waived G Galen Young and C Mikki Moore.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Signed free-agent C Vladimir Stepania to multiyear deal.


SAN DIEGO STATE: Named Gary Grant men's assistant basketball coach.


BENGALS: Claimed DE Ladairis Jackson off waivers from Redskins. Waived LB Keyon Whiteside.

BILLS: Signed QB Randy Fasani to practice squad. Released QB Brandon Doman from practice squad.

BRONCOS: Re-signed QB Jarious Jackson. Signed OL P.J. Alexander. Placed QB Zack Steve Beuerlein and DE Bryant McNeal on IR.

BROWNS: Signed OL Scot Osborne and OL Ben Claxton to practice squad.

CHARGERS: Signed OL Michael Keathley. Waived WR Dondre Gilliam.

JETS: Signed G Brandon Moore to active roster from practice squad. Terminated contract of QB Jamie Martin. Re-signed RB Little John Flowers and OT Will Ofenheusle to practice squad.

PATRIOTS: Signed LB Justin Kurpeikis to practice squad.

REDSKINS: Signed QB Tim Hasselbeck. Released QB Rob Johnson.

STEELERS: Placed OT Mathias Nkwenti on injured reserve. Signed OT Barrett Brooks. Signed OT Josh Burr to practice squad. Released S Russell Stuvaints from practice squad.


NHL: Suspended Canucks F Brad May for one game, without pay, for receiving match penalty for "attempt to injure" in Oct. 20 game against Sabres.

AVALANCHE: Traded RW Bates Battaglia and F Jonas Johansson to Capitals for F Steve Konowalchuk. Called up F Brad Larsen from AHL Hershey.

BLUE JACKETS: Recalled C Mark Hartigan from AHL Syracuse.

PENGUINS: Claimed RW Steve Webb off waivers from Flyers, Assigned LW Reid Simpson to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

PREDATORS: Claimed F Jeremy Stevenson off waivers from Wild. Reassigned F Vernon Fiddler and D Andrew Hutchinson to AHL Milwaukee.

RANGERS: Signed C Pascal Rheaume.

SHARKS: Activated D Brad Stuart from injured list. Assigned D Christian Ehrhoff to AHL Cleveland.

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