April 25, 2004


Auto racing

NASCAR: Announced that Dale Earnhardt Jr. won first-quarter voting for Driver of the Year Award.


BLUE JAYS: Recalled P Micheal Nakamura from Triple-A Syracuse. Purchased contract of P Justin Miller from Syracuse. Optioned P Aquilino Lopez to Syracuse. Designated former Orioles P Josh Towers for assignment.

DEVIL RAYS: Recalled P Doug Waechter from Triple-A Durham of the IL. Optioned P Jorge Sosa to Durham.

DODGERS: Activated P Brian Falkenborg from 15-day DL. Optioned OF Chin-Feng Chen to Triple-A Las Vegas.

EXPOS: Recalled 3B Scott Hodges from rehabilitation assignment with Single-A Brevard County; activated him from 15-day DL and sent him outright to Triple-A Edmonton.

INDIANS: Purchased contract of P Kazuhito Tadano from Triple-A Buffalo. Designated P David Lee for assignment.

ROYALS: Placed P Kevin Appier on 15-day DL with right elbow injury. Activated P Mike MacDougal from 15-day DL. Optioned P D.J. Carrasco to Triple-A Omaha. Designated OF Rich Thompson for assignment. Recalled OF David DeJesus and P Justin Huisman from Omaha.


NBA: Announced that Hornets F P.J. Brown won Sportsmanship Award.


SAINT JOSEPH'S: Retired jersey No. 14 to honor basketball G Jameer Nelson.


ROUGHRIDERS (CFL): Extended contract of GM Roy Shivers through 2007.


CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM: Announced that Mighty Ducks' Mike Babcock replaced Joel Quenneville as coach for world championships.

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