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For The Record

September 20, 2004

Moves

Baseball

ASTROS: Purchased contract of C Chris Tremie from Triple-A New Orleans. Optioned P Kirk Bullinger to New Orleans.

BLUE JAYS: Purchased contract of P Gustavo Chacin and P Brandon League from Double-A New Hampshire. Transferred OF Frank Catalanotto from 15-day to 60-day DL. Designated P Aquilino Lopez for assignment.

INDIANS: Recalled IF Brandon Phillips, IF Jhonny Peralta, OF Ernie Young, P Fernando Cabrera, P Francisco Cruceta and P Jake Robbins from Triple-A Buffalo. Placed OF Jody Gerut on 60-day DL.

PIRATES: Recalled P Ian Snell from Double-A Altoona. Announced that Altoona pitching coach Jeff Andrews will join coaching staff for remainder of season.

RANGERS: Purchased contracts of OF Chad Allen and P Kameron Loe from Triple-A Oklahoma. Placed P Juan Dominguez on 60-day DL. Designated P Sam Narron for assignment.

College

SAINT JOSEPH'S: Signed women's basketball coach Cindy Griffin to two-year contract extension through 2008-09.

Football

LIONS: Released CB Vernon Fox. Signed CB Rob Babers from practice squad.

SAINTS: Released RB Ki-Jana Carter. Signed DT Shaun Smith from practice squad.

Track and field

IAAF: Named Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele and Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva male and female Athletes of the Year, respectively.

Colleges

Women's soccer

Randolph-Macon 4, Col. of Notre Dame 0

Field hockey

Lebanon Valley 2, Villa Julie 0 Maryland 4, Delaware 3

Tennis

Hood 9, Villa Julie 0 Pro basketball

WNBA standings

Eastern Conference

W L Pct GB

y-Connecticut 18 16 .529 -

x-New York 18 16 .529 -

x-Detroit 17 17 .500 1

x-Washington 17 17 .500 1

Charlotte 16 18 .471 2

Indiana 15 19 .441 3

Western Conference

W L Pct GB

y-Los Angeles 25 9 .735 -

x-Seattle 20 14 .588 5

x-Minnesota 18 16 .529 7

x-Sacramento 18 16 .529 7

Phoenix 17 17 .500 8

Houston 13 21 .382 12

San Antonio 9 25 .265 16

x-clinched playoff spot. y-clinched conference

Yesterday's results

Connecticut 80, Indiana 60 Detroit 68, Charlotte 54 New York 79, Washington 75 Phoenix 78, Houston 64 Sacramento 72, Minnesota 63 End Regular Season

Saturday's results

Los Angeles 83, Seattle 80 Sacramento 68, Houston 48

Playoffs

First round

(Best-of-3)

Eastern Conference

Connecticut vs. Washington

Saturday-at Washington, Noon Sept. 27-at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Sept. 29-at Connecticut, TBD*

New York vs. Detroit

Friday-at Detroit, 8 p.m. Sunday-at New York, Noon Sept. 28-at New York, 8 p.m.*

Western Conference

Los Angeles vs. Sacramento

Friday-at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m. Sunday-at Los Angeles, 4 p.m. Sept. 28-at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.*

Seattle vs. Minnesota

Saturday-at Minnesota, 2 p.m. Sept. 27-at Seattle, 9:30 p.m. Sept. 29-at Seattle, 10 p.m.*

Conference Finals

(Best-of-3) Oct. 1-TBD Oct. 3-TBD Oct. 5-TBD*

Finals

(Best-of-3) Oct. 8-TBD Oct. 10-TBD Oct. 12-TBD* *-if necessary Pro soccer

MLS standings

Eastern Conference

W L T Pts GF GA

Columbus 10 5 10 40 33 27

MetroStars 10 10 6 36 42 44

D.C. United 8 9 9 33 38 39

Chicago 7 11 8 29 30 38

New England 6 11 9 27 38 39

Western Conference

W L T Pts GF GA

Colorado 10 8 9 39 27 29

Kansas City 11 9 5 38 34 29

Los Angeles 10 7 8 38 39 36

San Jose 9 9 7 34 38 31

Dallas 9 11 5 32 30 37

Note: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

Saturday's games

D.C. United at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. MetroStars at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. New England at Chicago, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m.

Saturday's results

New England 6, Colorado 1 D.C. United 3, Chicago 1 Columbus 4, MetroStars 2 Dallas 2, Los Angeles 0 Kansas City 1, San Jose 0 Golf

Ryder Cup

At Bloomfield Township, Mich. Yardage: 7,077, Par 70

Europe 18 1/2 , U.S. 9 1/2

Singles

Europe 7 1/2 , U.S. 4 1/2

Tiger Woods, U.S., def. Paul Casey, Europe, 3 and 2. Sergio Garcia, Europe, def. Phil Mickelson, U.S., 3 and 2. Davis Love III, U.S., halved with Darren Clarke, Europe Jim Furyk, U.S., def. David Howell, Europe, 6 and 4. Lee Westwood, Europe, def. Kenny Perry, U.S., 1 up. Colin Montgomerie, Europe, def. David Toms, U.S., 1 up. Chad Campbell, U.S., def. Luke Donald, Europe, 5 and 3. Chris DiMarco, U.S., def. Miguel Angel Jimenez, Europe, 1 up. Thomas Levet, Europe, def. Fred Funk, U.S., 1 up. Ian Poulter, Europe, def. Chris Riley, U.S., 3 and 2. Padraig Harrington, Europe, def. Jay Haas, U.S., 1 up. Paul McGinley, Europe, def. Stewart Cink, U.S., 3 and 2. Locally

Baseball

Metro Baseball is adding four age divisions for the 2005 season: 8-and-under, 9-and-under, 10-and-under and 22-and-under (wooden bat) to its existing 11-and-under and 18-and-under programs. Interested teams seeking top competition are invited to join. Send inquiries to Roger A. Faw at RAFawBMB@aol.com or call 410-321-9566.

Basketball

The First Baptist Crusaders Girls Basketball 13-and-under travel team is looking for players interested in trying out for Amateur Athletic Union basketball. Players cannot turn 14 before Jan. 1, 2005 (born 1991 or 1992). Tryouts will be held tomorrow and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Call Frank Ausby at 301-580-6946 or e-mail firstbaptistgirlsbasketbal! l1991@comcast.net for tryout location.

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