March 11, 2004


Auto racing

NASCAR: Fined driver Johnny Sauter $10,000 and docked him 25 Busch Series points for comments made during postrace interview March 6.


DIAMONDBACKS: Agreed with P Brandon Webb and F Alex Cintron on one-year contracts.

DODGERS: Optioned P Hong-Chih Kuo to Single-A Vero Beach. Assigned P Troy Brohawn, P Bill Simas and P Rodney Myers to their minor league camp.

EXPOS: Agreed with C Brian Schneider on one-year contract. Renewed contract of OF Brad Wilkerson.

METS: Reassigned P Patrick Strange, P Shawn Sedlacek, P Matt Petereson, OF Kenny Kelly, OF Esix Snead, OF Wayne Lydon and C Joe Hietpas to minor league camp.

WHITE SOX: Reassigned former Orioles P Ryan Kohlmeier to minor league camp. Released P Carlos Castillo and OF Marvin Benard from minor league contracts.


MAGIC: Signed F Britton Johnsen to 10-day contract.

PISTONS: Activated F/C Mehmet Okur from injured list. Placed F Tremaine Fowlkes on injured list with strained left groin.

SPURS: Activated F Tim Duncan from injured list. Placed G Matt Carroll on injured list.

WARRIORS: Activated F Troy Murphy from injured list. Placed G Speedy Claxton on injured list.


AKRON: Named Keith Dambrot men's basketball coach.

ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM: Fired women's basketball coach Jeannie Milling.

CONCORDIA: Named Mark Mauer football coach.

EASTERN MICHIGAN: Extended contract of men's basketball coach Jim Boone through 2004-05.

LIVINGSTONE: Announced contract of men's basketball coach Westley Gillum will not be renewed.

LOYOLA (ILLINOIS): Fired men's basketball coach Larry Farmer.

MARYLAND: Women's basketball players Shay Doron and Delvona Oliver were selected to Atlantic Coast Conference's all-tournament team.

NORTHEASTERN: Named Rocky Hager football coach.

NORTHWESTERN: Announced contract of women's basketball coach June Olkowski will not be renewed.

TEXAS A&M: Announced resignation of men's basketball coach Melvin Watkins, effective at end of season.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: A Lindsey Eichner was named Centennial Conference women's lacrosse Player of the Week.


BENGALS: Terminated contract of CB Jeff Burris.

BRONCOS: Re-signed CB Scott Turner. Signed QB Mike Quinn, who had been with Texans

BROWNS: Signed FB Terrelle Smith, who had been with Saints, to four-year contract. Agreed with DE Ebenezer Ekuban, who had been with Cowboys, on contract.

BUCCANEERS: Signed LB Jeff Gooch, who had been with Lions.

COWBOYS: Released P Toby Gowin.

FALCONS: Signed G Eric Beverly, who had been with Lions.

GIANTS: Waived LB Mike Barrow.

JAGUARS: Signed S Deon Grant, who had been with Panthers.

LIONS: Signed WR Tai Streets, who had been with 49ers, to one-year contract.

PANTHERS: Agreed with CB Artrell Hawkins, who had been with Bengals, on contract.

PATRIOTS: Re-signed RB Kevin Faulk.

RAIDERS: Signed CB Ike Charlton, who had been with Giants.

REDSKINS: Signed TE Walter Rasby, who had been with Saints.

STEELERS: Signed DT Travis Kirschke, who had been with 49ers, to four-year contract.

TEXANS: Named Tom Olivadotti linebackers coach and Tony Oden defensive assistant and assistant secondary coach.


CAPITALS: Recalled RW Owen Fussey from AHL's Portland.

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