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April 01, 2004

Moves

Auto racing

NASCAR: Fined Dale Earnhardt Jr. $10,000 and deducted 25 Nextel Cup points for purposely causing caution flag at Bristol race.

Baseball

BLUE JAYS: Claimed former O's P Sean Douglass off waivers from Twins. Placed P Bob File on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26, with right shoulder injury.

BRAVES: Released former O's OF Gary Matthews Jr.

DODGERS: Released OF Bubba Trammell. Placed P Paul Shuey on DL with ruptured right thumb

GIANTS: Placed P Jesse Foppert on 60-day DL. Designated P Ryan Jensen for assignment. Claimed P Kevin Walker off waivers from Padres.

INDIANS: Acquired P Jeriome Robertson from Astros for OF Luke Scott and rights to OF Willy Taveras.

MARINERS: Optioned P J.J. Putz to Triple-A Tacoma. Re-assigned C Pat Borders, IF Mickey Lopez, IF Jose Lopez and OF Hiram Bocachicato to minor league camp.

MARLINS: Released OF Brian Banks.

ORIOLES: Optioned C Geronimo Gil to Triple-A Ottawa. Assigned IF Eddy Garabito and P Rob Ramsay to minor league camp.

PIRATES: Released P Joe Beimel.

RANGERS: Announced P Glendon Rusch exercised his option to become free agent. Assigned P Todd Williams to minor league camp.

REDS: Optioned P Jung Keun Bong and IF Tim Hummel to Triple-A Louisville. Assigned P Mike Matthews, IF Jacob Cruz, OF McKay Christensen and OF Jermaine Clark to minor league camp.

RED SOX: Placed SS Nomar Garciaparra on 15-day disabled list with sore right Achilles' tendon.

ROCKIES: Released IF Benji Gil.

ROYALS: Placed P Kevin Appier, P Miguel Asencio and P Runelvys Hernandez on 15-day DL with right elbow injuries. Placed P Kyle Snyder on 15-day DL with torn right labrum. Placed P Mike MacDougal on 15-day DL with stomach virus. Optioned OF David DeJesus, P Ryan Bukvich, P Joe Dawley, P Jaime Cerda and P Chris George to Triple-A Omaha. Assigned P Rudy Seanez and P Zack Greinke to minor league camp.

TIGERS: Optioned P Eric Eckenstahler to Triple-A Toledo. Assigned IF Jason Smith and OF Andres Torres to minor league camp.

Basketball

NBA: Fined Nuggets G Jon Barry $7,500 for verbally abusing game officials in March 27 game. Named Scott O'Neil senior vice president of marketing and team business operations.

MAGIC: Placed G Tracy McGrady on injured list with patella tendinitis in left knee.

RAPTORS: Activated F Robert Archibald from injured list. Placed F Jerome Moiso on injured list.

TIMBERWOLVES: Signed G Darrick Martin for remainder of season. Placed G Troy Hudson on injured list with left ankle sprain.

WIZARDS: Activated F Lonny Baxter (Maryland) from injured list. Placed F Christian Laettner on injured listwith back spasms.

Colleges

ALABAMA STATE: Named Patrick Carter AD.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY: Named Michael Lynch AD.

GEORGE MASON: Extended contract of men's basketball coach Jim Larranaga two years through 2008-09 season.

LOYOLA: Named Jimmy Patsos men's basketball coach.

MINNESOTA: Announced that freshman C Aliou Kane of men's basketball team has decided to transfer. Announced that junior F Matt Smriga will not return to men's basketball team next season.

NORTHEASTERN: Named Eddie Davis offensive coordinator and RB coach.

PENNSYLVANIA: Named Brett Sawyer TE coach.

ROBERT MORRIS: Announced addition of women's ice hockey for 2005-06 season.

ST. MARY'S: Tennis player Nick Pennington (Towson) named Capital Athletic Conference Athlete of Week.

STANFORD: F Josh Childress will declare himself eligible for NBA draft.

UCLA: Announced resignation of associate AD Betsy Stephenson to take AD position at Emory.

Football

FALCONS: Signed CB Aaron Beasely.

GIANTS: Signed WR Amani Toomer to five-year contract.

JETS: Signed P Toby Gowin.

LIONS: Re-signed restricted free-agent QB Mike McMahon to one-year contract.

PATRIOTS: Signed DT Keith Traylor.

REDSKINS: Signed LB Devin Lemons.

Hockey

U.S.: Named Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette coach of the U.S. team for world championships.

AVALANCHE: Assigned D Brett Clark to AHL Hershey.

BLACKHAWKS: Signed free-agent D Nick Kuiper.

BLUE JACKETS: Recalled RW Tim Jackman from AHL Syracuse.

HURRICANES: Assigned LW Tomas Kurka to AHL Lowell.

KINGS: Assigned RW Scott Barney and D Tim Gleason to AHL Manchester.

PANTHERS: Recalled C Kamil Piros from AHL San Antonio.

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