For The Record

September 08, 2005


Auto racing

NASCAR: Fined crew chief Glenn Darrow $2,500 for using unapproved rear end gear ratio on No. 37 Nextel Cup Dodge of Tony Raines last week at California Speedway.


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL : Suspended Mariners IF-OF Michael Morse 10 days for violating league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Suspended Devil Rays bench coach John McLaren for three games and fined him undisclosed amount for inappropriate actions and comments during Aug. 30 game against Boston. Reduced suspension of Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan, a former Oriole, from four to two games.

MARINERS: Purchased contract of IF Ramon Santiago from Triple-A Tacoma.

MARLINS: Purchased contract of P Josh Johnson from Double-A Carolina. Designated P Travis Smith for assignment.

TIGERS: Purchased contract of P Matt Ginter from Triple-A Toledo.


NUGGETS: Signed free-agent G Earl Watson.

WIZARDS: Signed unrestricted free-agent C Calvin Booth.


COPPIN STATE: Named Roger McAfee athletics communications director and John Kneisly assistant athletics communications director.

GOUCHER: Tom Feuerstein was selected Capital Athletic Conference men's soccer co-Player of Week.

MISSOURI: Suspended LB Marcus Bacon from football team indefinitely for inappropriate conduct.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S: Named Denise Wescott women's lacrosse coach.

SALISBURY: Scott Koehler (Broadneck) and Amanda Hill (Centennial) were named Capital Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week in men's and women's crosscountry.


BRONCOS: Signed free-agent WR David Terrell.

BROWNS: Signed DT Andrew Hoffman to practice squad.

BUCCANEERS: Signed R-WR Mark Jones. Released WR Larry Brackins. Signed T Drew Strojny to practice squad. Released WR DeAndrew Rubin from practice squad.

CARDINALS: Signed TE Andy Stokes to practice squad.

COLTS: Re-signed WR Troy Walters. Waived DB Dexter Reid. Signed OL Clint Stickdorn to practice squad.

DOLPHINS: Signed CB Kiwaukee Thomas, who had been released by Jaguars. Signed G Joe Berger off Panthers practice squad. Released G John St. Clair. Placed FB Kyle Eckel (Navy) on reserve-military list.

JETS: Signed T Scott Gragg. Placed T Marko Cavka on IR with broken arm.

PACKERS: Signed RB Antoineo Harris to practice squad.

PATRIOTS: Signed LB Andre Torrey to practice squad. Released S Raymond Ventrone from practice squad.

RAVENS: Cut RB Alex Haynes from practice squad. Signed K Robbie Gould to practice squad.

TEXANS: Signed G Chester Pitts to five-year contract extension.


NHL: Announced retirement of C Vincent Damphousse, who last played for Sharks in 2003-04.

BRUINS: Signed C Tyler Redenbach to three-year contract. Signed RW Colton Orr, LW Pat Leahy and LW Jeremy Reich to one-year contracts.

CANADIENS: Signed D Jeff Paul to one-year contract.

ISLANDERS: Re-signed G Rick DiPietro.

LIGHTNING: Signed D Todd Rohloff to one-year contract.

MAPLE LEAFS: Re-signed LW Alexei Ponikarovsky to two-year contract.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Signed D Ruslan Salei to one-year contract.

RANGERS: Signed F Jed Ortmeyer, F Craig Weller and D Michal Rozsival.

RED WINGS: Re-signed LW Henrik Zetterberg to four-year contract.

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