September 18, 2004


Auto racing

FORMULA ONE: Jaguar and parent company Ford announced that they are pulling out at end of this season.


MLB: Suspended Phillies P Billy Wagner two games for inappropriate behavior after his ejection from last Saturday's game against Mets. ... Suspended Rangers P Frank Francisco for rest of season and fined him for inappropriate actions and reckless disregard for safety and well-being of fans in Monday's game against Athletics. Suspended Rangers P Doug Brocail seven games and fined him for inappropriate actions and inciting benches-clearing incident in Monday's game. Suspended Rangers P Carlos Almanzar and hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo five games and fined them for inappropriate actions during the incident. Francisco, Brocail and Almanzar appealed.

EXPOS: Recalled IF Josh Labandeira from Double-A Harrisburg.

GIANTS: Announced two-year affiliation agreement with Single-A Augusta.

ROYALS: Purchased contract of 2B Donnie Murphy from Single-A Wilmington. Transferred P Nate Field from 15- to 60-day DL.


JOHNS HOPKINS: Announced that it will induct following new members into Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 2 at Hunt Valley Marriott: Andy Goldberg (fencing, 1986), Kathy Hart (field hockey, lacrosse, squash, 1989), Hank Kaestner (Friends, lacrosse, 1967), Joe Kail (baseball, 1994), Les Matthews (St. Paul's, lacrosse, football, 1973), Steve Mitchell (St. Paul's, lacrosse, football, basketball, 1987), Doug Morgan (swimming, 1981) and Julie Siegrist (Chesapeake, lacrosse, field hockey, 1990).

MARY WASHINGTON: NCAA named lacrosse D Melissa Block (Annapolis), 2004 graduate, one of 10 national finalists for Woman of the Year award.

MICHIGAN STATE: Named Semeka Randall women's basketball assistant coach.


REDSKINS: Activated LB Devin Lemons from practice squad. Released LB Dominique Stevenson. Signed K Ola Kimrin and DL Ryan Boschetti to practice squad. Released DL Nic Clemons from practice squad.

VIKINGS: Signed K Aaron Elling. Released CB Rhett Nelson.


SHARKS: Signed RW Riley Armstrong.

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