September 23, 2004


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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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