April 14, 2005


Auto racing

JOE GIBBS RACING: Named Charles Barraclough crew chief for No. 20 Busch Series Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Denny Hamlin.


BRAVES: Claimed P Frank Brooks off waivers from Dodgers and optioned him to Triple-A Richmond.

INDIANS: Agreed with DH-1B Travis Hafner on three-year contract.

METS: Reached agreements with Saraperos de Saltillo of Mexican Summer League and with Tomateros de Culiacam of Mexican Winter League.

RANGERS: Placed P R.A. Dickey on 15-day DL with right triceps inflammation. Recalled P Nick Regillio from Triple-A Oklahoma.

RED SOX: Activated P Curt Schilling from 15-day DL. Optioned 3B Kevin Youkilis to Triple-A Pawtucket.

ROYALS: Placed 3B Mark Teahen on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of IF Joe McEwing from Triple-A Omaha.

TWINS: Recalled 3B Terry Tiffee from Triple-A Rochester.


CLIPPERS: Placed G-F Corey Maggette on injured list with torn ligament in his left wrist. Activated C Zeljko Rebraca from injured list.

SPURS: Activated F Tim Duncan from injured list. Placed F Linton Johnson III on injured list with left ankle injury.

WIZARDS: Activated C Brendan Haywood from injured list. Placed C Peter John Ramos on injured list with left knee tendinitis.

FEVER (WNBA): Announced that G Kate Starbird intends to sit out 2005 season.

MYSTICS (WNBA): Signed F Charlotte Smith-Taylor.

SHOCK (WNBA): Signed G Niele Ivey, who had been with Fever.

SUN (WNBA): Announced retirement of G Debbie Black to become member of Ohio State's women's basketball staff.


NCAA: Placed Benedict football program on probation for three years for lacking institutional control between the 2000 and 2002 academic years.

CHICAGO STATE: Announced sophomore C Deji Akindele will make himself available for NBA draft.

CLEMSON: Announced sophomore basketball G Jimmy Hudson will transfer to another school.

COASTAL CAROLINA: Named Buzz Peterson men's basketball coach.

FLORIDA: Announced that G Anthony Roberson and G Matt Walsh will forgo last year of college eligibility and enter NBA draft.

INDIANA: Announced junior G Bracey Wright will make himself available for NBA draft.

KENT STATE: Signed men's basketball coach Jim Christian to a two-year contract extension through 2011-12 season.

MARYLAND: Received Atlantic Coast Conference sportsmanship award for wrestling.

NORTH CAROLINA: Announced junior G-F Rashad McCants will make himself available for NBA draft.

PEPPERDINE: Announced that G Alex Acker will forgo his last year of college eligibility and enter NBA draft.

SALISBURY: Tim Robinson was named Capital Athletic Conference Athlete of Week for men's track and field.

UTAH: Announced F Justin Hawkins, F Jake Schmidt and G Jermaine Calvin are leaving basketball team.

WEST TEXAS A&M: Suspended football coach Ronnie Jones after allegations he misused university resources.


PACKERS: Re-signed LB Paris Lenon.

REDSKINS: Re-signed RB Rock Cartwright.

STEELERS: Signed DE Brett Keisel, WR Sean Morey, TE Walter Rasby and QB Brian St. Pierreto to one-year contracts.

VIKINGS: Signed restricted free-agent DE Aaron Kampman to offer sheet, leaving Packers one week to match it.

High schools

LOYOLA: Chris Happel sign letter of intent to St. Bonaventure swim team.


U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY: Suspended cyclist Adam Bergman two years for testing positive during out-of-competition screening for a performance-enhancing hormone.


MISL: Elected KiXX president Jeffrey B. Rotwitt chairman of management committee.

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