For The Record

August 09, 2005


Auto racing

JOE GIBBS RACING: Fired Jason Leffler as driver for No. 11 Chevrolet.


MARINERS: Released C Pat Borders.

RED SOX: Recalled 3B Kevin Youkilis from Triple-A Pawtucket. Designated OF Jose Cruz Jr. for assignment.

ROCKIES: Placed P Dan Miceli on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 5, with bruised left foot.

YANKEES: Optioned 1B Andy Phillips to Triple-A Columbus. Recalled IF Felix Escalona from Columbus.


HAWKS: C Zaza Pachulia joined team after Bucks declined to match four-year, $16 million offer.

HEAT: Signed F Earl Barron.

LAKERS: Signed F Luke Walton to multiyear contract.


CLEMSON: Named Christine Long assistant sports information director.

HOFSTRA: Signed men's basketball coach Tom Pecora to five-year contract.

ILLINOIS STATE: Named Taren Martin director of basketball operations for women's basketball.

IOWA STATE: Announced resignation of AD Bruce Van De Velde.

JAMES MADISON: Named Nathan Hale director of women's basketball operations.


BENGALS: Waived LB Allen Augustin.

BILLS: Placed OL Ben Sobieski on IR. Activated OL Ross Tucker from physically-unable-to-perform list.

BROWNS: Released T Marcus Spears.

COWBOYS: Signed K Jose Cortez.

EAGLES: Placed WR Todd Pinkston on IR with ruptured Achilles' tendon.

GIANTS: Waived CB Ahmad Treaudo. Signed CB Michael Bragg.

JETS: Agreed to terms with CB Ty Law. Released NB Ray Mickens, S Derek Pagel, CB Roosevelt Williams, RB Delvin Joyce and G Dave Yovanovits.

PATRIOTS: Signed TE Matt Brandt. Waived TE Andy Stokes.

REDSKINS: Signed TE Robert Johnson. Waived TE Billy Palmer.

SEAHAWKS: Released LB Solomon Bates.

VIKINGS: Agreed to terms with DE Erasmus James.


NHL: Reinstated Canucks F Todd Bertuzzi for start of 2005-06 season.

BLUE JACKETS: Re-signed LW Rick Nash to five-year contract.

BRUINS: Re-signed assistant coaches Wayne Cashman and Norm MacIver and goaltending consultant Bob Essensa to two-year contracts.

CANADIENS: Signed RW Pierre Dagenais to one-year contract.

CANUCKS: Signed D Richard Park.

CAPITALS: Signed LW Ben Clymer and RW Miroslav Zalesak.

COYOTES: Named Wayne Gretzky coach and signed him to multi-year contract. Named Rick Bowness, Barry Smith and Rick Tocchet associate coaches.

HURRICANES: Re-signed C Matt Cullen to a one-year contract.

KINGS: Agreed to terms with C Eric Belanger on one-year contract.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Signed D Jason Marshall to one-year contract.

PENGUINS: Signed RW Ziggy Palffy, who had been with Kings, to multi-year contract.

RED WINGS: Agreed to terms with G Chris Osgood, who had been with Blues, on one-year contract.

SABRES: Signed RW Mike Grier to one-year qualifying offer.

SHARKS: Re-signed D Rob Davison and D Jim Fahey.

THRASHERS: Signed LW Eric Boulton, who had been with Sabres; LW Ramzi Abid, who had been with Penguins; and C Scott Barney, who had been with Kings.

WILD: Signed G Miroslav Kopriva to rookie contract.

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