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September 23, 2004

Moves

Auto racing

NASCAR: Richard Childress Racing placed Robby Gordon, who admitted he intentionally caused an accident last Sunday at New Hampshire that involved championship contenders Tony Stewart and Jeremy Mayfield, on probation.

Baseball

ATHLETICS: Signed four-year player development contract with Single-A Stockton.

BREWERS: Signed two-year player development contract with Triple-A Nashville.

CHIEFS: Signed TE Aaron Golliday and WR John Booth to practice squad. Released TE Casey Poppinga and G Tim Stuber from practice squad.

EXPOS: Announced two-year affiliation agreement with Triple-A New Orleans.

RANGERS: P Frank Francisco, P Doug Brocail and P Carlos Almanzar dropped appeals of suspensions that stemmed from altercation with fans near Texas bullpen in Oakland. Each suspension reduced by one game.

Basketball

BOBCATS: Picked up option on C Melvin Ely for 2005-06 season.

HAWKS: Signed free-agent C Kevin Willis.

76ERS: Announced retirement of C Todd MacCulloch.

SUPERSONICS: Signed G Ibrahim Kutluay.

Colleges

METRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: Named Dave Magarity director of men's basketball operations.

Football

BRONCOS: Signed DE Anton Palepoi. Waived QB Matt Mauck.

BUCCANEERS: Signed WR DeAndrew Rubin and RB Ian Smart to practice squad. Released FB Casey Moore and WR Huey Whitaker from practice squad.

COLTS: Signed RB Ran Carthon and former Ravens DB Gerome Sapp. Released QB Joe Hamilton and FB Tom Lopienski and re-signed them to practice squad. Released DB Vontez Duff and DB Waine Bacon from practice squad.

EAGLES: Signed RB Eric McCoo and TE Rod Trafford to practice squad. Released FB Josh Parry and TE Nate Lawrie from practice squad.

49ERS: Signed C Dwayne Ledford. Waived DE Dennis Johnson. Signed T Brent Swaggert to practice squad. Waived FB Matt Stanley from practice squad.

JETS: Placed DE Josh Evans on IR. Signed C Drew Caylor.

LIONS: Signed CB Vernon Fox. Signed WR David Kircus to practice squad. Released RB Olandis Gary and CB Chris Kern.

PACKERS: Signed TE Sean McHugh to practice squad. Released S Julius Curry.

PATRIOTS: Signed CB Earthwind Moreland and WR Cedric James to practice squad. Released WR Michael Jennings and CB Christian Morton from practice squad.

RAMS: Signed S Kwamie Lassiter. Released FB Stephen Trejo.

RAVENS: Signed CB Calvin Carlyle to practice squad.

VIKINGS: Placed OT Mike Rosenthal and TE Jim Kleinsasser on IR. Signed TE Sean Berton. Signed S Oliver Celestin, TE John Paul Foschi and G Brandon Newton to practice squad.

Olympics

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE: Named Jean-Benoit Gauthier technology director.

Soccer

NATIONAL SOCCER HALL OF FAME: Inducted following Marylanders: Joe Manfre, former college referee; Paul Tamberino, former MLS referee; and Carin Jennings-Gabarra, former Olympian and current Navy women's coach.

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