August 26, 2004


Auto racing

NASCAR: Fined crew chiefs Pat Tryson and Marc Reno $5,000 apiece for fuel cell bladder infractions in last Sunday's Nextel race at Michigan Speedway.


ATHLETICS: Agreed to two-year extension on player development agreement with Single-A Kane County.

BREWERS: Placed P Chris Capuano on 15-day DL with soreness in left elbow. Recalled P Pedro Liriano from Triple-A Indianapolis.

METS: Signed OF Brian Buchanan. Optioned P Heath Bell to Triple-A Norfolk.

ORIOLES: Purchased the contract of P Bruce Chen from Triple-A Ottawa. Optioned P Eddy Rodriguez to Ottawa. Signed their four minor league affiliates in Ottawa, Double-A Bowie, Single-A Frederick and Single-A Delmarva to two-year extensions through 2006.

ROCKIES: Designated IF-OF Kit Pellow for assignment. Purchased contract of P Jeff Francis from Triple-A Colorado Springs.


SPURS: Signed F Linton Johnson III.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Signed C Joel Przybilla.


BROWN: Named Joan Taylor interim director of athletics and physical education.

CLEMSON: Suspended DE Chris McDuffie one game.

CONNECTICUT: Announced resignation of men's basketball assistant coach Clyde Vaughan.

EAST CAROLINA: Basketball F David Bell transferred from La Salle.

GOUCHER:- Named Heather Koch (North Harford H.S.) and Stacie Gado assistant field hockey coaches and Pete Huryk (Salisbury University) assistant women's soccer coach.

NIAGARA: Named Chris Chernisky baseball coach.

STONY BROOK: Announced Trish Roberts has resigned as women's basketball coach.

WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY: Re-signed men's basketball coach Tod Kowalczyk to four-year contract.


NFL: Rejected appeal of two-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse by Vikings DE Kenny Mixon.

COWBOYS: Signed DT Chad Eaton, who had been waived by Seahawks, to one-year contract.

DOLPHINS: Waived T Dan Goodspeed.

FALCONS: Fired Aaron Salkin as director of football communications.

49ERS: Signed LB Julian Peterson, to one-year contract as designated franchise player.

GIANTS: Signed OL Solomon Page. Placed CB Ray Green on IR.

LIONS: Signed LB Michael Young and LB Rodney Thomas.

PACKERS: Signed DE Kenny Holmes, who had been waived by Giants, to one-year contract. Waived P Nathan Chapman.

PATRIOTS: Waived TE Andy Mignery.


ISLANDERS: Signed F Barrett Heisten to one-year contract.

PANTHERS: Re-signed C Vaclav Nedorost to one-year contract. Signed G Patrick DesRochers, who had been with Hurricanes.

PENGUINS: Re-signed D Alain Nasreddine.

RANGERS: Signed D Jason Marshall.

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