March 03, 2004


Auto racing

NASCAR: Suspended Busch series driver Kevin Grubb for violating substance abuse policy.


BRAVES: Agreed with 2B Marcus Giles on one-year contract.

BREWERS: Agreed with OF Geoff Jenkins on three-year contract extension.

DEVIL RAYS: Renewed contract of OF Rocco Baldelli.

DODGERS: Agreed with SS Adam Shorts and C-OF Gooby Gerlits on minor league contracts.

EXPOS: Agreed to contracts with P Luis Ayala, IF Henry Mateo, OF Ron Calloway and OF Juan Rivera.

MARINERS: Agreed to contracts with IF Willie Bloomquist and P Rafael Soriano.

MARLINS: Renewed contracts of P Josh Beckett, P Dontrelle Willis and P Miguel Cabrera.

METS: Signed P Jeremy Griffiths, P Jae Weong Seo, P Grant Roberts, P Aaron Heilman OF Jeff Duncan and OF Prentice Redman.

PADRES: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Justin Germano, P Ben Howard, P Scott Linebrink, P Chris Oxspring, P Jake Peavy, P Brian Sweeney, P Jason Szuminski, P Dennis Tankersley, P Rusty Tucker, IF Sean Burroughs, IF Bernie Castro, IF Khalil Greene, IF Ramon Vazquez, OF Freddy Guzman, OF Henri Stanley, C Humberto Quintero and C Tom Wilson.

PIRATES: Agreed to terms with P Jason Boyd, P Oliver Perez, P Josh Fogg, OF Jason Bay and OF Tike Redman.

RANGERS: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Joaquin Benoit, P Colby Lewis, P Ricardo Rodriguez and IF Jason Bourgeois.

REDS: Agreed with OF Adam Dunn and IF Ryan Freel on one-year contracts.

YANKEES: Agreed to one-year contract with 1B Travis Lee.


BULLS: Waived F-C Corie Blount.

HORNETS: Waived G Bryce Drew.

MAGIC: Waived G Rod Strickland.

PACERS: Activated F Ron Artest from injured list. Placed G James Jones on injured list.

RAPTORS: Activated F Vince Carter from injured list. Placed F Michael Bradley on injured list.


GOUCHER: Pierre Jones and Garrett Smith were named to All-Capital Athletic Conference men's basketball team.

MORGAN STATE: Named Earl Davis running backs coach.

ST. MARY'S: Brock Kantrow was named Capital Athletic Conference men's basketball Coach of the Year.

TENNESSEE: Suspended freshman P Britton Colquitt indefinitely for violation of team rules.

TEXAS A&M: Announced freshman LB Ta Ta Thompson has withdrawn from school for personal reasons.


BRONCOS: Announced retirement of WR Ed McCaffrey.

BUCCANEERS: Promoted Jeremy Bates to assistant quarterbacks coach and Raheem Morris to assistant defensive backs coach. Named Joe Woods defensive quality control coach.

CHARGERS: Signed QB Doug Flutie and WR-KR Tim Dwight to three-year contracts. Signed S Vernon Fox and WR Micah Ross to one-year contracts. Released TE Stephen Alexander, RB Antoineo Harris, DE Raylee Johnson, DE Marcellus Wiley, T Vaughn Parker, C Cory Raymer, G David Brandt, G Michael Keathley, WR Tim Baker and WR Dondre Gilliam.

COLTS: Agreed to terms with QB Peyton Manning on seven-year contract.

COWBOYS: Released OL Ryan Young.

DOLPHINS: Released S Brock Marion, QB Brian Griese, C Tim Ruddy, G Todd Perry, WR James McKnight, OT Mark Dixon and S Trent Gamble. Waived OT Jarvis Borum, C Jeff Grau, TE Josh Whitman and DE Lamanzer Williams.

EAGLES: Named Trent Walters secondary coach, Steve Spagnuolo linebackers coach, Sean McDermott secondary coach-safeties and Ted Daisher special teams quality control coach.

FALCONS: Re-signed TE Sean Brewer, FB George Layne and LB Terrence Melton to one-year contracts.

49ERS: Released QB Jeff Garcia and G Ron Stone.

JAGUARS: Agreed to terms with DE Paul Spicer and P Chris Hanson. Released DE Tony Brackens.

LIONS: Released RB James Stewart, DT Luther Elliss and WR Bill Schroeder.

PACKERS: Released DT Gilbert Brown.

RAIDERS: Released LB Bill Romanowski and DE Trace Armstrong. Re-signed OL Brad Badger.

REDSKINS: Agreed to terms with DE Phillip Daniels.

TITANS: Signed LB Keith Bulluck and TE Erron Kinney to multi-year contracts. Tendered contracts to LS Ken Amato, WR Justin McCareins, WR Eddie Berlin, DE Juqua Thomas and TE Shad Meier. Restructured or extended contracts to OT Brad Hopkins, S Lance Schulters, DE Kevin Carter, QB Steve McNair, OT Fred Miller and G Benji Olson. Signed OT Matt Martin, S Lamont Thompson, LB Brad Kassell and WR Drew Bennett. Released G-C Tom Ackerman.

VIKINGS: Agreed with TE Jim Kleinsasser on five-year contract.


KINGS: Acquired D Nathan Dempsey from Blackhawks for a 2005 fourth-round draft pick and future considerations.

PANTHERS: Acquired RW Ty Jones from Blackhawks for future considerations.

RANGERS: Traded RW Alexei Kovalev to Canadiens for minor league F Josef Balej and second-round draft pick.


UNITED: Signed M Kevin Ara, M Joshua Gros and G Troy Perkins.

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