June 08, 2005


Auto racing

JOE GIBBS RACING: Named Mike Ford crew chief to oversee No. 11 NASCAR Nextel Cup Chevrolet driven by Jason Leffler.


BRAVES: Activated C Eddie Perez from 15-day DL. Designated P Seth Greisinger for assignment.

DEVIL RAYS: Called up OF Reggie Taylor from Triple-A Durham. Designated DH Josh Phelps for assignment.

DODGERS: Placed OF Ricky Ledee on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 5, with strained left hamstring. Activated OF Jason Grabowski.

INDIANS: Claimed P Jose Diaz off waivers from Devil Rays; assigned him to Double-A Akron.

MARLINS: Designated P Matt Perisho for assignment. Optioned P Nate Bump to Triple-A Albuquerque. Purchased contracts of P Chad Bentz from Triple-A Albuquerque and P Valerio De Los Santos from Single-A Jupiter.

NATIONALS: Agreed to terms with 3B Ryan Zimmerman, first-round draft pick, who will be assigned to Double-A Harrisburg.

RANGERS: Designated OF Chad Allen for assignment. Purchased contract of IF Marshall McDougall from Triple-A Oklahoma.

REDS: Activated OF Wily Mo Pena from 15-day DL. Designated OF Jason Romano for assignment. Optioned P Josh Hancock to Triple-A Louisville.


BUCKS: Named Mike Sanders assistant coach.

BULLS: Signed coach Scott Skiles to contract extension.

PACERS: Named Chuck Person assistant coach.

76ERS: Acquired 2005 second-round draft pick from Jazz for future second-round draft pick, then traded that pick to Pistons to complete earlier trade.

MYSTICS (WNBA): Placed G Tamicha Jackson on injured list. Activated G Kiesha Brown.


INTERCOLLEGIATE WOMEN'S LACROSSE COACHES' ASSOCIATION: Named following national Coaches of the Year: Northwestern's Kelly Amonte Hiller in Division I, Salisbury's Jim Nestor in Division III and Stonehill's Michael Hill in Division II.

PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE: Placed Arizona State athletic program on two years' probation for giving improper benefits.

FLORIDA STATE: Announced that DT Clifton Dickson is academically ineligible for 2005 season.

ILLINOIS: Suspended QB Kisan Flakes indefinitely from football team after he was charged with marijuana possession.

NEBRASKA: Wrestler Ryan Davis (McDonogh) transferred from Oklahoma State.

OHIO STATE: Named Butch Reynolds assistant strength and conditioning coach.

OKLAHOMA STATE: AD Harry Birdwell said he will step down at end of year.

PROVIDENCE: Named Bill Courtney men's assistant basketball coach.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN: Named Chris Crutchfield men's basketball director of operations.


NFL: Suspended Vikings RB Onterrio Smith for 2005 season for violating league's substance abuse policy.

BROWNS: Signed OL Marcus Spears. Released DB James Boyd and DB Jamall Johnson.

BUCCANEERS: Claimed T Lance Nimmo off waivers from Patriots. Released G-T Leon Robinson.

PACKERS: Signed WR Chad Lucas.

RAVENS: Promoted head trainer Bill Tessendorf to VP of medical services. Named chief negotiator Pat Moriarty VP of football administration. Hired Lionel Vita as national scout and Andy Weidl as area scout for the West. Reassigned areas for scouts Chad Alexander (Midwest), Daniel Jeremiah (West) and Jeremiah Washburn (Southwest). Promoted Jessica Markison to executive assistant/player benefits manager. Named Roy Anderson, Mark Azevedo and Milt Hendrickson player personnel assistants.


CREW (MLS): Traded F Ante Razov and portion of allocation to MetroStars for F John Wolyniec.


Amateur draft

Orioles' picks

Round 1: 13. Brandon Snyder, C, Westfield HS (Va.); 48. Garrett Olson, LHS, Cal Poly-SLO. Round 2: 61. Nolan Reimold, RF, Bowling Green. Round 3: 93. Brandon Erbe, RHS, McDonogh. Round 4: 123. Kieron Pope, LF, E. Coweta HS (Ga.). Round 5: 153. Reid Hamblet, RHS, Biola.

Round 6: 183. William Owen, RHR, Belmont. Round 7: 213. Robert Andrews, CF, Cal St. Fullerton. Round 8: 243. Chorye Spoone, RHS, CCBC-Catonsville. Round 9: 273. Francisco Figueroa, 2B, Miami. Round 10: 303. Ryan Stadanlick, RHS, St. Joseph's.

Round 11: 333. Michael Gallaway, LHS, Miss. Valley Col. Round 12: 363. John Raynor, OF, UNC Wilmington. Round 13: 393. Kyle Dahlberg, C, Texas Christian. Round 14: 423. Mark Fleisher, 1B, Radford. Round 15: 453. Brandon Kendricks, CF, DeSoto HS (Tex.).

Round 16: 483. David Hernandez, RHS, Cosumnes River. Round 17: 513. Jeffrey Moore, RHS, UNC Wilmington. Round 18: 543. Michael Whitney, RHS, Cypress-Fairbnks HS (Tex.)

Round 1

1. Arizona, Justin Upton, SS, Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake, Va. 2. Kansas City, Alex Gordon, 3B, Nebraska 3. Seattle, Jeff Clement, C, Southern California 4. Washington, Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, Virginia 5. Milwaukee, Ryan Braun, 3B, Miami

6. Toronto, Ricky Romero, LHS, Cal St. Fullerton 7. Colorado, Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Long Beach St. 8. Tampa Bay, Wade Townsend, RHS, Rice 9. N.Y. Mets, Mike Pelfrey, RHS, Wichita St. 10. Detroit, Cameron Maybin, CF, T C Roberson HS, Arden, N.C.

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