August 12, 2004


Auto racing

NASCAR: Fined crew chief Joe Slonkosky $500 for rule infraction in Sunday's Brickyard 400.


ATHLETICS: Activated OF Billy McMillon from 15-day DL. Optioned IF Esteban German to Triple-A Sacramento.

BRAVES: Optioned P Horacio Ramirez to Double-A Greenville.

CARDINALS: Recalled P Jason Simontacchi from Triple-A Memphis.

INDIANS: Placed IF Lou Merloni on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 9, with inflammation in right elbow. Recalled P Cliff Bartosh from Triple-A Buffalo.

REDS: Acquired P Elizardo Ramirez from Phillies to complete Aug. 9 trade.

ROCKIES: Acquired P Luis Martinez and P Chris Narveson from Cardinals to complete Aug. 6 trade. Optioned Martinez to Triple-A Colorado Springs and Narveson to Double-A Tulsa.

ROYALS: Placed OF Dee Brown on 15-day DL with left rib cage injury. Recalled OF Aaron Guiel from Triple-A Omaha.


BULLS: Signed free-agent F Andres Nocioni of Argentina, who was with Tau Ceramica of Euroleague.

HEAT: Signed free-agent G Wesley Person, who had been with Hawks.

WARRIORS: Re-signed free-agent G Calbert Cheaney.


COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME: Named Tim Hess assistant volleyball coach.

LOYOLA: Ali Andrzejewski transferred from Maryland to play women's soccer.

NAVY: G Frank DiFilippo named men's soccer captain.

NORTH CAROLINA: Announced redshirt sophomore RB Barrington Edwards has transferred from LSU.

TEMPLE: Named Jennifer Ulehla women's lacrosse coach.

TEXAS-ARLINGTON: Named Larry Cordaro men's assistant basketball coach.

TOWSON: Named Meredith Simon women's assistant lacrosse coach.

TROY STATE: Named Diana Niland women's soccer coach.

UMBC: Named Lauren Traber assistant women's lacrosse coach.

UMES: Named Chris Massey women's assistant basketball coach.


BENGALS: Waived CB James Allen.

COLTS: Waived DE Thomas Houchin. Signed DE Ronald Jones.

GIANTS: Signed WR Avion Black. Placed OT Ed Ellis on IR.

PACKERS: Claimed WR Kelvin Kight off waivers from Rams. Waived CB James Taylor and OL Forest Vance.

RAIDERS: Signed G-C Bernard Robertson.


CAPITALS: Announced a one-year affiliation agreement with ECHL South Carolina.

COWBOYS: Waived K Jonathan Ruffin. Signed K Matt Bryant.

HURRICANES: Agreed to terms with LW Colin Forbes and LW Gordie Dwyer on one-year contracts.

ISLANDERS: Signed RW Jim Campbell.

PANTHERS: Signed D Mike Van Ryn to one-year contract.

SENATORS: Signed D Jesse Fibiger, who had been with Sharks, to one-year contract.

SHARKS: Renewed secondary affiliation with ECHL Fresno.

RANGERS: Agreed to terms with F Layne Ulmer and D Martin Grenier.

USA HOCKEY: Named D Hal Gill to Team USA roster for 2004 World Cup of Hockey.


D.C. UNITED (MLS): Called up G Andrew Terris.

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