For The Record

December 10, 2004


Auto racing

INDY RACING LEAGUE: Named Brian Barnhart president and CEO.


BRAVES: Re-signed 1B Julio Franco to one-year contract.

DIAMONDBACKS: Signed 3B Troy Glaus, who had been with Angels, to four-year, $45 million contract.

DODGERS: Agreed to terms with 2B Jeff Kent on two-year, $17 million contract.

PADRES: Agreed to terms with IF Eric Young on one-year, $1M contract.

WHITE SOX: Signed OF Jermaine Dye, who had been with Athletics, to two-year, $10.15 million contract with club option for 2007.

YANKEES: Named Neil Allen bullpen coach.


MAVERICKS: Activated F-G Michael Finley. Placed C D.J. Mbenga on injured list.

ROCKETS: Promoted Dean Cooper to director of scouting.

WIZARDS: Suspended C Kwame Brown for one game for conduct detrimental to team. Placed G Steve Blake (Maryland) on injured list. Activated G Laron Profit (Maryland) from injured list.

ABA: Announced Gallup, N.M., as site for expansion team in 2005.


BIG 12: Denied Oklahoma lineman Dusty Dvoracek's bid for medical hardship.

EAST CAROLINA: Named Phil Petty assistant football coach.

GONZAGA: Basketball G Nathan Doudney will be sidelined rest of season with torn ACL in left knee.

MICHIGAN: Basketball G Daniel Horton is expected to miss four weeks with sprained left knee.

OHIO STATE: Announced it has self-imposed ban on postseason play for men's basketball team for 2004-05 season. Signed men's basketball coach Thad Matta to one-year contract extension.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Named Phil Petty assistant football coach.


BRONCOS: Waived K Micah Knorr. Signed K Jason Baker.

PACKERS: Signed LB Steve Josue.

CHIEFS: Placed former Ravens RB Priest Holmes on IR. Signed S Scott Connot to three-year contract. Signed G-C Aaron Johnson to practice squad.

49ERS: Placed C Jeremy Newberry on IR. Signed QB Brandon Doman from practice squad. Signed OL Thomas Herrion to practice squad.

REDSKINS: Placed DE Phillip Daniels on IR. Signed DL Cedric Killings. Signed LB Billy Strother to practice squad.

Horse racing

NEW YORK RACING ASSOCIATION: Elected C. Steven Duncker and Peter F. Karches co-chairmen of board of trustees.

Pro football

Playoff scenarios

The NFL's playoff scenarios for Week 14:

AFC East

New England can clinch division title with:

A win and N.Y. Jets loss

New England can clinch playoff berth with:

1) A win or tie, OR

2) Ravens loss or tie, OR

3) Denver loss or tie, OR

4) Pittsburgh win or tie

New York Jets can clinch playoff berth with:

1) A win plus Buffalo loss or tie plus Denver loss plus San Diego win or tie


2) A win plus Buffalo loss or tie plus Denver loss plus Ravens win or tie.

AFC North

Pittsburgh can clinch division title with:

1) A win or tie OR

2) Ravens loss or tie

Pittsburgh can clinch playoff berth with:

1) Denver loss or tie

AFC South

Indianapolis can clinch division title with:

1) A win, OR

2) A tie and a Jacksonville loss or tie

NFC East

Philadelphia has clinched division title.

Philadelphia can clinch first-round bye with:

1) A win or tie, OR

2) Green Bay loss or tie, OR

3) Atlanta win or tie

NFC South

Atlanta can clinch division title with:

1) A win or tie, OR

2) Tampa Bay loss or tie and a Carolina loss or tie

Note: Cleveland, Miami and San Francisco have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Pro soccer

MISL standings

Eastern Division

W L Pct. GB

Philadelphia 5 4 .556 --

Cleveland 3 5 .375 1 1/2

Blast 3 6 .333 2

Central Divsion

W L Pct. GB

Milwaukee 7 2 .778 --

St. Louis 7 3 .700 1/2

Chicago 5 5 .500 2 1/2

Western Division

W L Pct. GB

Kansas City 3 3 .500 --

San Diego 4 5 .444 1/2

Monterrey 1 5 .167 2

Today's game

Milwaukee at Blast, 7:35 p.m.

Tomorrow's games

Blast at Chicago, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Phila., 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Milw., 7:30 p.m. San Diego at K.C., 8:35 p.m.

Sunday's games

Chicago at Phila., 1:05 p.m. San Diego at Monterrey, 8 p.m. Colleges


Bowl schedule

New Orleans (Tuesday): North Texas (7-4) vs. Southern Mississippi (6-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2). Line: Southern Mississippi by 5. Champs Sports (Dec. 21 at Orlando, Fla.): Georgia Tech (6-5) vs. Syracuse (6-5), 7:45 p.m. (ESPN). Line: Georgia Tech by 4 1/2 . GMAC (Dec. 22 at Mobile, Ala.): Memphis (8-3) vs. Bowling Green (8-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN). Line: Bowling Green by 4 1/2 . Fort Worth (Dec. 23): Cincinnati (6-5) vs. Marshall (6-5), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN). Line: Cincinnati by 2. Las Vegas (Dec. 23): Wyoming (6-5) vs. UCLA (6-5), 9:45 p.m. (ESPN). Line: UCLA by 12 1/2 .

Hawaii (Dec. 24 at Honolulu): Alabama-Birmingham (7-4) vs. Hawaii (7-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN). Line: Hawaii by 3 1/2 . MPC Computers (Dec. 27 at Boise, Idaho): Fresno State (8-3) vs. Virginia (8-3), 2 p.m. (ESPN). Line: Virginia by 5 1/2 . Motor City (Dec. 27 at Detroit): Toledo (9-3) vs. Connecticut (7-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN). Line: Toledo by 3 1/2 . Independence (Dec. 28 at Shreveport, La.): Iowa State (6-5) vs. Miami (Ohio) (8-4), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN). Line: Miami (Ohio) by 3. Insight (Dec. 28 at Phoenix): Oregon State (6-5) vs. Notre Dame (6-5), 9:45 p.m. (ESPN). Line: Oregon State by 3 1/2 .

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