September 25, 2004



MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Announced that Cardinals P Julian Tavarez's suspension for applying a foreign substance to balls during an Aug. 20 game was reduced to eight games.

BREWERS: Claimed P Sam Narron off waivers from Rangers; signed two-year player development contract with the Single-A Brevard County.

EXPOS: Announced two-year player development agreement with Single-A Potomac.

METS: Activated 2B Jose Reyes and SS Kaz Matsui from 15-day DL.

REDS: Activated P Ryan Wagner from bereavement list.

ROCKIES: Placed P Jeff Fassero on waivers for purpose of granting him his unconditional release.


CLIPPERS: Waived C Josh Moore.

WARRIORS: Exercised fourth-year contract option on F Mike Dunleavy to keep him with team through AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION: Granted expansion team to Rochester, N.Y. to begin play in 2005-06 season. Announced that Greenville Stingers have changed their name to Mississippi Stingers.


DARTMOUTH: Named Andy Towers men's assistant lacrosse coach

INDIANA: Agreed to pay $35,000 to former men's basketball assistant Ron Felling, who was fired by Bob Knight after post-game confrontation in 1999.

PENN STATE: Named Travis Johnson men's assistant lacrosse coach.

STONY BROOK: Named Michele Cherry women's assistant basketball coach.

TOWSON: Named Scott Roane assistant baseball coach.

WILKES: Named Mike Witcoskie men's assistant basketball coach, Kate Frank women's assistant women's basketball coach.


NFL: Fined Jets S Jon McGraw undisclosed amount for helmet-to-helmet hit on Chargers QB Drew Brees on Sunday.

BRONCOS: Signed QB Matt Mauck to practice squad. Waived DT Nick Eason from practice squad.

JETS: Released DT Daleroy Stewart. Released G Jason Nerys from practice squad.


FOX: Announced that former Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly and Mets P Al Leiter will work as analysts during baseball's League Championship Series next month. Brenly will work with Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. Leiter will be teamed with Thom Brennaman and Steve Lyons.

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