July 12, 2005


Auto racing

NASCAR: Fined Joel Shear, crew chief for Johnny Sauter, $10,000 for unapproved rear coil spring mounts prior to July 2 race and $5,000 for violating probation. Fined Dan Kolanda, crew chief for Morgan Shepherd, $10,000 for unapproved rear coil spring mounts; Harold Holly, crew chief for Bobby Hamilton Jr., $10,000 for an unapproved oil reservoir tank cover; Glenn Darrow, crew chief for Kevin Lepage, $2,500 for unapproved fuel cell foam; and Tony Eury Jr., crew chief for Michael Waltrip, $500 for missing the drivers' meeting.


DEVIL RAYS: Signed P Joe Borowski.

TWINS: Acquired 2B Bret Boone and cash from Mariners for player to be named.

YANKEES: Released P Mike Stanton.


JAZZ: Signed G Deron Williams, third overall pick in draft, and G C.J. Miles, 34th overall pick in draft.

SUNS: Signed G Dijon Thompson, 54th overall pick in draft.

SUPERSONICS: Signed C Johan Petro, 25th overall pick in draft.

TIMBERWOLVES: Signed G Rashad McCants, 14th overall pick in draft, to two-year contract.

LOS ANGELES SPARKS (WNBA): Named Joe Bryant assistant coach.


MID-CONTINENT CONFERENCE: Announced resignation of commissioner Ron Bertovich.

ALBANY: Promoted Rick Coe to deputy director of athletics and Charlie Voelker to associate director of athletics for external affairs.

MICHIGAN STATE: Promoted Nate Lake to assistant AD.

MISSISSIPPI: Announced sophomore G Justin Cerasoli will transfer from Seton Hall.

SEATTLE PACIFIC: Named Julie van Beek women's basketball coach.

WICHITA STATE: Gene Stephenson will remain baseball coach.


PRO FOOTBALL WRITERS AWARD: Panthers LB Mark Fields won George Halas Award. Steelers RB Jerome Bettis won Good Guy Award. Falcons GM Rich McKay won Horrigan Award. Eagles PR department won Pete Rozelle Award. Reporter Jerry Green of Detroit News won McCann Award.

JETS: Signed S Andre Maddox.

PANTHERS: Signed OL Geoff Hangartner. Added WR Hugo Lira to roster as national player.

RAVENS: Signed LB Mike Smith to three-year contract.


FLAMES: Signed five-year sponsorship deal with TELUS telecommunications.


COMCAST-SPECTACOR VENTURES: Expanded duties of president Peter Luukko to president and COO of Comcast-Spectacor.

NBC SPORTS: Named David Neal executive producer and Sam Flood coordinating producer.

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