July 01, 2004


Auto racing

NASCAR: Fined driver Tony Stewart $50,000 and docked him 25 championship points for confronting Brian Vickers after Sunday's Nextel Cup Dodge/Save Mart 350. Fined crew chief Terry Allen $500 for rule infraction in the Busch Series Alan Kulwicki 250.


DIAMONDBACKS: Placed P Shane Reynolds on 15-day DL with torn cartilage in his right knee. Placed 1B Greg Colbrunn on 60-day DL with tendinitis in his right wrist. Purchased contract of OF Quinton McCracken from Triple-A Tuscon. Recalled P Greg Aquino from Tuscon.

MARLINS: Sent outright pitcher Toby Borland to Triple-A Albuquerque.

METS: Announced that former Orioles P Scott Erickson has cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Triple-A Norfolk.

ORIOLES: Purchased contract of OF Chad Mottola from Triple-A Ottawa.

PADRES: Recalled P Brandon Puffer from Triple-A Portland. Optioned P Brian Sweeney to Portland.

REDS: Announced OF John Vander Wal has been reinstated off temporary inactive list with Triple-A Louisville and OF Reggie Taylor was released by Louisville.

RED SOX: Signed P Pedro Astacio to minor league contract.

ROYALS: Fired P coach John Cumberland. Named Mike Mason interim pitching coach.

TIGERS: Placed P Danny Patterson on 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, with bursitis of right shoulder. Recalled P Steve Colyer from Triple-A Toledo.

TWINS: Activated IF Nick Punto. Optioned P Matt Guerrier to Triple-A Rochester.


NBA: Announced that league owners approved $401 million sale of franchise to San Diego banking executive Robert Sarver.

CLIPPERS: Made qualifying offer to G Quentin Richardson.

KINGS: Named T.R. Dunn assistant coach.

RAPTORS: Named Pete Babcock director of player personnel.

WARRIORS: Announced C Erick Dampier has opted out of his contract and has become free agent. Named Terry Stotts assistant coach.

NATIONAL BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE: Announced that Charleston Lowgators will relocate to Fort Myers, Fla.


SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE: Announced Louisiana-Monroe will withdraw from the conference, effective June 30, 2006.

ELON: Named Joel Justus men's assistant basketball coach and Lakisha Covington women's assistant basketball coach.

LAFAYETTE: Named Josh Carter and Chris Jones offensive

assistants and Greg Roskos defensive assistant to football team.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Named Sean Harrington director of basketball operations.

ST. FRANCIS (PA): Named Karen Hewitt assistant women's basketball coach.

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE: Announced it has changed its nickname to Redhawks, effective spring of 2005.

VIRGINIA: Named Conor Gill (St. Paul's) assistant men's lacrosse coach.


BEARS: Waived LB Lewis Moore and LS Brian Pare.

FALCONS: Signed QB David Rivers and TE Justin Swift. Waived TE Sean Brewer and QB Bill Whittemore.


PGA: Announced that East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta will be permanent home of season-ending Tour Championship.


USA HOCKEY: Named Ron Rolston coach of the U.S. National under-18 team.

BLUES: Signed LW D.J. King, F Jon DiSalvatore, C Ryan Johnson, RW Dallas Drake and D Patrick Wellar, Dennis Wideman, Andy Roach and Alex Khavanov.

BRUINS: Re-signed D Jonathan Girard to one-year contract. Made qualifying offers to D Hal Gil, former Capitals D Sergei Gonchar and D Zdenek Kutlak; C Joe Thornton and C Andy Hilbert; LW Sergei Samsonov and LW Ivan Huml and G Andrew Raycroft.

CAPITALS: Re-signed RW Brian Willsie to one-year contract.

KINGS: Re-signed left wing Luc Robitaille and D Stephane Quintal to one-year contracts.

STARS: Made qualifying offers to D John Erskine, D Dan Jancevski, RW Mike Siklenka and LW Jaroslav Svoboda and LW Mathias Tjarnqvist.


UNITED (MLS): Waived G Doug Warren.

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