April 07, 2005


Auto racing

NASCAR BUSCH SERIES:- Docked Shane Hmiel, driver of No. 32 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 25 points and fined him $10,000 for inappropriate gesture Monday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Fined following for rules violations in Bristol: Denny Hamlin, driver of No. 20 Chevrolet, $5,000; Brain Pattie, crew chief of No. 41 Dodge driven by Reed Sorenson, $2,000; Blake Bainbridge, crew chief of No. 64 Dodge driven by Jeremy Mayfield, Todd Gordon, crew chief of No. 10 Ford driven by Michel Jourdain Jr., and James Ward, crew chief of No. 22 driven by Kenny Wallace, $500 each.


ATHLETICS: Placed SS Bobby Crosby on 15-day DL. Added P Kirk Saarloos to 25-man roster.

CARDINALS: Agreed to terms with Rick Ankiel on minor league contract.

MARLINS: Claimed OF Reggie Abercrombie off waivers from Diamondbacks and optioned him to Single-A Jupiter.

ROCKIES: Placed OF Dustan Mohr on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Jorge Piedra from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Suspended P Brian Mallette of Triple-A Indianapolis 30 games, OF Jon Nunnally of Indianapolis 15 games and IF Tom Evans of Double-A Altoona 15 games for failing drug tests last year.


WASHINGTON MYSTICS (WNBA): Named Marynell Meadors and Jeff House assistant coaches. Announced that assistant coaches Stephanie Ready and Ledell Eackles will not return for 2005 season.


ATLANTIC 10: Named Duquesne's Kelly Mulford (Lutherville, Maryvale Prep) women's lacrosse conference Player of Week.

COLORADO STATE: Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Chris Denker.

LIBERTY: Named Thom Park AD.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Named Gib Arnold men's assistant basketball coach.

SOUTHWEST BAPTIST: Announced resignation of football coach Ray Richards to take same position at Southeast Oklahoma State.

TENNESSEE STATE: Named Tracee Jones women's basketball coach.

TOWSON: Colonial Athletic Association named Jennifer Irby Scholar-Athlete winter winner in women's swimming and diving.


BEARS: Re-signed TE John Gilmore to one-year contract.

BRONCOS: Re-signed DT Dorsett Davis.

EAGLES: Re-signed FB Jon Ritchie to one-year contract.

JAGUARS: Signed DT Tony Williams.

LIONS: Re-signed LB Wali Rainer and CB Chris Cash.

REDSKINS: Signed LB Brian Allen.

High schools

BROADNECK: Emily Nagle has committed to run cross country and track for Richmond.

CITY: Sheldon Bell signed letter of intent to play football for Duke.

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