March 24, 2005


Auto racing

NASCAR COMMISSION: Rescinded two-race suspensions levied against Chad Knaus, crew chief of No. 48 Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson, and Alan Gustafson, crew chief of No. 5 Chevrolet driven by Kyle Busch, for rule infractions at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 13.


DIAMONDBACKS: Assigned P Shane Nance and C Craig Ansman to minor league camp.

PIRATES: Released P Albie Lopez.

RANGERS: Optioned P Travis Hughes to Triple-A Oklahoma.

RED SOX: Optioned P Lenny DiNardo and P Mark Malaska to Triple-A Pawtucket. Assigned P Scott Cassidy, P Jason Kershner, IF Tim Hummel and C-OF Jeff Bailey to minor league camp.

TWINS: Optioned P Dave Gassner to Triple-A Rochester. Assigned P Scott Baker to minor league camp.


BOBCATS: Activated F Gerald Wallace from injured list. Placed F Theron Smith on injured list with right knee swelling.

MAGIC: Signed G Mark Jones to 10-day contract.


SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE: Fined Vanderbilt $5,000 for violation of league's access to competition area policy during Monday night's men's basketball game against Wichita State.

BROWN: Named Michael Goldberger AD.

CAL-IRVINE: Named Molly Tuter women's basketball coach.

DELAWARE: Named Neal Brown, Dyran Peake, and Brian McArdle assistant football coaches.

FLORIDA: Announced women's basketball F Bernice Mosby will not return to team next season.

MIAMI: Agreed on five-year contract with men's basketball coach Frank Haith.


BEARS: Signed WR-KR Eddie Berlin, who had been with Titans, to one-year contract.

GIANTS: Released OL Barry Stokes, WR Tony Johnson and P Eddie Johnson.

JAGUARS: Released LB Tommy Hendricks. Re-signed S Deke Cooper.


USA FIELD HOCKEY: Named Lee Bodimeade women's coach.

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