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April 20, 2005

Moves

Auto racing

NASCAR BUSCH SERIES: Suspended Joe Shear Jr., crew chief for No. 1 Dodge driven by Johnny Sauter, four races and placed him on probation until Dec. 31 for rule violations at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Baseball

CARDINALS: Optioned P Carmen Cali to Triple-A Memphis. Activated P Matt Morris from 15-day DL.

METS: Placed P Felix Heredia on 15-day DL. Recalled P Heath Bell from Triple-A Norfolk.

PADRES: Named Sandy Alderson chief executive officer.

PHILLIES: Activated P Vicente Padilla from 15-day DL. Optioned P Pedro Liriano to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

PIRATES: Placed C Benito Santiago on 15-day DL. Recalled C Humberto Cota from Triple-A Indianapolis.

RED SOX: Agreed with P Tim Wakefield on contract extension through 2006.

YANKEES: Purchased contract of former Orioles P Buddy Groom from Triple-A Columbus.

Basketball

HEAT: Placed C Shaquille O'Neal on injured list with right quad contusion. Activated F Dorell Wright from injured list.

Colleges

ILLINOIS: Announced junior men's basketball G Deron Williams will make himself available for NBA draft.

MARYLAND: Delia Cox was named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of Week and Inside Lacrosse's National Player of Week.

MIAMI (FLORIDA): Named Katie Meier women's basketball coach.

NAVY: M Steve Looney was named Patriot League Offensive Player of Week for men's lacrosse.

TOWSON: Casper Wells was named Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of Week. A Jonathan Engelke was named CAA Co-Player of Week for men's lacrosse. OF Nina Navarro was named as CAA Rookie of Week for softball.

VILLA JULIE: A Andrew White (Loyola) was named Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Player of Week for men's lacrosse. CF Phil Kraska (Mount St. Joseph) was named North Eastern Athletic Conference Player of Week.

WAKE FOREST: Announced junior men's basketball C Eric Williams will make his name available for NBA draft.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Kevin Thibadeau was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Goalie of Week for men's lacrosse.

Football

BRONCOS: Signed DE Marco Coleman.

CHARGERS: Re-signed DE DeQuincy Scott to one-year contract.

CHIEFS: Agreed with WR Marc Boerigter on one-year contract.

REDSKINS: Acquired 2005 first-round pick from Broncos for 2005 third-round pick and 2006 first-round and fourth-round pick.

Horse racing

NATIONAL THOROUGHBRED RACING ASSOCIATION: Named D.G. Van Clief, Jr. commissioner and chief executive officer.

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