For The Record

March 29, 2005


Auto racing

NASCAR: Fined Busch Series crew chiefs Steve Plattenberger and Elton Sawyer $500 each for violations discovered during opening inspection on March 25 at Nashville Superspeedway.


ANGELS: Placed OF Tim Salmon on 15-day DL with left knee pain, 2B Adam Kennedy on 15-day DL with torn right anterior cruciate ligament and P Matt Hensley on 15-day DL with right shoulder weakness.

ASTROS: Traded P Tim Redding and cash considerations to Padres for C Humberto Quintero.

ATHLETICS: Optioned IF Dan Johnson to Triple-A Sacramento.

BREWERS: Optioned IF Rickie Weeks and OF Corey Hart to Triple-A Nashville. Assigned 1B Prince Fielder to minor league camp.

CARDINALS: Optioned OF John Gall, IF Bo Hart, IF Scott Seabol and C Mike Mahoney to Triple-A Memphis.

DIAMONDBACKS: Optioned P Lance Cormier and IF Scott Hairston to Triple-A Tucson. Reassigned P Kevin Tolar to minor league camp.

INDIANS: Optioned OF Grady Sizemore and P Brian Tallet to Triple-A Buffalo. Assigned P Jason Bere and Paul Shuey to minor league camp.

NATIONALS: Placed P Tony Armas on 15-day DL with right groin pull. Acquired 1B Carlos Torres from Red Sox. Assigned SS Ian Desmond to minor league camp.

ORIOLES: Optioned OF Tim Raines Jr. to Triple-A Ottawa. Assigned IF Napoleon Calzado, C Sal Fasano, C Keith McDonald, OF Keith Reed and IF Eddie Rogers to minor leagues.

PADRES: Optioned P Randy Williams to Triple-A Portland. Reassigned P Angel Tovar to Portland.

RANGERS: Reassigned P John Wasdin to minor league camp.

ROCKIES: Reassigned IF Eddy Garabito to minor league camp.

TIGERS: Assigned P John Ennis and P Jason Grilli to minor league camp.


ARIZONA STATE: Announced that F Ike Diogu will enter NBA draft.

CALIFORNIA: Suspended WR Robert Jordan for season opener against Sacramento State and DB Bernard Hicks three games after arrests during traffic stop in February.

COLORADO STATE: Released men's basketball players Phillip Thomasson and Stephen Verwers from scholarships.

IOWA STATE: Dismissed RB Tyease Thompson, DB Jerry Gair and DL Nick Davidson from football team.

MARYLAND: G Harry Alford was named ACC men's lacrosse Player of Week. Announced that women's soccer coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski is stepping down.

MINNESOTA: Announced that men's basketball F Kerry Wooldridge is leaving team.

OKLAHOMA STATE: Named Kurt Budke women's basketball coach.

OLD DOMINION: Extended contract of women's basketball coach Wendy Larry through 2009-10.

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M: Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Robert Atkins, effective May 31.

SOUTH FLORIDA: Agreed to five-year contract with women's basketball coach Jose Fernandez.

TENNESSEE: Named Bruce Pearl men's basketball coach.

UMBC: Ali Levendusky (John Carroll) was named America East women's lacrosse Rookie of Week.

UTAH: Announced sophomore basketball C Andrew Bogut will enter NBA draft.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Michelle Laque was named Centennial Conference softball Co-Pitcher of Week.


BENGALS: Waived LB LaDairis Jackson.

BROWNS: Terminated contract of G Kelvin Garmon. Signed P Derrick Frost and DB Dyshod Carter to one-year contracts.

DOLPHINS: Re-signed DT Dario Romero to one-year contract.

GIANTS: Re-signed FB Jim Finn.

REDSKINS: Re-signed K Jeff Chandler.

STEELERS: Re-signed OT Barrett Brooks to one-year contract.

TEXANS: Re-signed LS Bryan Pittman, LB D.D. Acholonu and TE Matt Murphy.


AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Granted franchise approval to Omaha, Neb., effective at start of 2005-06 season.

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