April 21, 2004


Auto racing

NASCAR: Penalized Jamie McMurray and Larry Foyt 25 points apiece for bringing cars to Bristol Motor Speedway that did not meet specifications. Placed crew chiefs for the cars, Donnie Wingo and Keith Koppenal, on probation until Dec. 31.


CARDINALS: Recalled OF Colin Porter from Triple-A Memphis. Optioned P Jason Simontacci to Memphis.

DEVIL RAYS: Recalled P Travis Harper from Triple-A Durham. Designated OF Jason Romano for assignment.

DIAMONDBACKS: Activated C Robby Hammock from 15-day DL. Optioned P Andrew Good to Triple-A Tucson.

INDIANS: Placed P Jason Stanford on 15-day DL with strained left forearm. Recalled P Jeriome Robertson from Triple-A Buffalo.

RANGERS: Placed P Colby Lewis on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 18, with shoulder stiffness. Recalled P Ryan Snare from Triple-A Oklahoma. Assigned OF Brian Jordan (Milford Mill) to Double-A Frisco.

WHITE SOX: Announced resignation of Rob Gallas, senior vice president, marketing and broadcasting. Placed SS Jose Valentin on 15-day DL with pulled left hamstring. Purchased contract of IF Kelly Dransfeldt from Triple-A Charlotte.


76ERS: Hired Jim O'Brien as head coach.


COLORADO: Announced junior C David Harrison will forgo senior season and enter NBA draft.

GEORGETOWN: Named John Thompson III men's basketball coach.

GRAND VALLEY STATE: Named Ric Wesley men's basketball coach.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: Named Dana Eikenberg women's basketball coach.

TOWSON: G Reed Sothoron (St. Mary's Ryken) was named Colonial Athletic Association men's lacrosse co-Player of the Week. M Shannon Witzel was named CAA women's lacrosse Rookie of the Week.

VIRGINIA: Granted sophomore G-F Derrick Byars release from men's basketball team.


BENGALS: Signed QB Jon Kitna to one-year contract extension through 2005.

BUCCANEERS: Signed LB Edward Thomas

COLTS: Re-signed OT Ryan Diem and G Rick DeMulling to one-year contracts.

COWBOYS: Signed WR Randal Williams to two-year contract.

DOLPHINS: Re-signed QB Sage Rosenfels to one-year contract.

PACKERS: Re-signed TE David Martin. Waived P Travis Hale.

TEXANS: Signed CB Darrick Vaughn.


Boston Marathon

The No. 2 finisher among Maryland women in Monday's Boston Marathon was not included in yesterday's editions. She is listed below with her overall placing:

1431. Leigh Becker, Lutherville, 3:24:50

Pro soccer

MISL playoffs


Kansas City 8, Philadelphia 5 Dallas 7, Cleveland 4


Blast 6, Dallas 1 Milwaukee 7, Kansas City 2


(Best of five; *-if necessary)

Blast vs. Milwaukee

Friday: Blast at Milw., 8:35 p.m. Saturday: Blast at Milw., 8:35 p.m. May 1: Milw. at Blast, 7:35 p.m. *May 2: Milw. at Blast, 7:35 p.m. *TBA: Blast at Milw., TBA

MLS standings, Eastern Conference


N.Y./N.J. 2 0 0 6 6 3

D.C. United 1 1 1 4 5 5

Chicago 0 1 2 2 0 2

Columbus 0 2 0 0 1 4

N.E. 0 2 0 0 3 6

Western Conference


L.A. 1 0 2 5 5 4

Dallas 1 0 1 4 3 1

K.C. 1 0 1 4 1 0

San Jose 1 1 1 4 4 3

Colorado 0 0 2 2 2 2

Note: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

Saturday's games

Chicago at D.C. United, 5 p.m. Kansas City at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 9 p.m. Columbus at L.A., 10 p.m.

Sunday's game

New England at N.Y./N.J., 4 p.m. NBA

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