November 22, 2003


Field hockey

Division III semifinals

Salisbury 1, C. of N.J. 0


ACC quarterfinals

Maryland def. Duke, 23-30, 30-27, 30-23, 19-30, 15-7


Auto racing

NASCAR: Robert Yates Racing named Mike Ford as Dale Jarrett's crew chief.


BRAVES: Named Mike Plant executive VP of business operations and Derek Schiller senior VP of sales and marketing. Named former Bowie pitching coach Dave Schuler pitching coach for Double-A Greenville and Phil Wellman manager for Rookie-level Danville.

BREWERS: Announced that president Ulice Payne Jr. is leaving team.

DEVIL RAYS: Acquired 1B Tino Martinez from Cardinals for P Evan Rust and player to be named.

MARLINS: Named John Pierson minor league field coordinator, Dean Treanor minor league pitching coordinator, Tim Cossins minor league catching coordinator and Tracy Woodson manager for Triple-A Albuquerque. Named Ron Hassey manager of Double-A Carolina with Gill Lopez pitching coach.

ROYALS: Agreed to one-year, $300,000 contract with P Kevin Appier.


ABC SPORTS: Named Doc Rivers lead NBA game analyst.

CLIPPERS: Released C Wang Zhizhi. Signed free-agent G Doug Overton.

GRIZZLIES: Activated G Dahntay Jones from injured list. Placed F Theron Smith on injured list with back spasms.

WARRIORS: Waived F Dan Langhi.


NCAA: Granted sixth year of eligibility to North Carolina State OT Chris Colmer, who has been sidelined this season with a nerve disorder.

ASSUMPTION: Announced that it will not renew contract of football coach Sean Mahoney and will reassign him within department.

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE: Announced that football coach Paul Schudel will resign, effective immediately.

GEORGIA: Suspended men's basketball F Corey Gibbs nine games for committing secondary NCAA rules violation by making more than $500 from selling textbooks and school supplies.

UMBC: Signed following baseball players to national letters of intent: Brian Duff (Little Neck, N.Y.), Mark Lemon (Wilmington, Del.), Chris Ott (Massapequa, N.Y.) and Steve Russo (Lancaster, Pa.).

MISSOURI: Extended contract of football coach Gary Pinkel through 2008.

NEW MEXICO STATE: Suspended men's basketball G Earl Calloway indefinitely for violating team rules.


BEARS: Placed LB Joe Odom on IR with groin injury.

COWBOYS: Released RB Adrian Murrell. Signed LB Jamal Brooks.


NHL: Suspended Flames F Krzysztof Oliwa two games, without pay, for cross-checking Canadiens' Darren Langdon in face Thursday.

BLUE JACKETS: Claimed C Manny Malhotra off waivers from Stars.

CANUCKS: Assigned C Nathan Smith to AHL Manitoba.

MAPLE LEAFS: Recalled C Harold Druken from AHL St. John's.

PENGUINS: Assigned RW Steve Webb to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

PREDATORS: Recalled F Libor Pivko from AHL Milwaukee.

THRASHERS: Recalled Derek MacKenzie from AHL Chicago.

WILD: Recalled D Jason Marshall from AHL Houston.


MLS: Bert Wolstein signed letter of intent to become operator of 2005 expansion team in Cleveland. ... Announced that Wizards M Preki Radosavljevic was voted MVP.

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