For The Record

September 15, 2005


Auto racing

DALE EARNHARDT INCORPORATED: Named Tony Eury Jr. crew chief for NASCAR Nextel Cup series No. 8 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS: Named Steve Letarte crew chief of No. 24 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Jeff Gordon.

PETTY ENTERPRISES: Named Robbie Loomis executive VP of race operations.


ASTROS: Recalled OF Charlton Jimerson from Triple-A Round Rock.

GIANTS: Purchased contract of OF Doug Clark from Triple-A Fresno. Designated IF Brian Dallimore for assignment.


JAZZ: Signed free-agent G Devin Brown, who had been with Spurs.


DELAWARE STATE: Announced DL Ben Brinson will not compete this season due to failure to meet NCAA transfer eligibility requirements.

IUPUI: Announced freshman F Ryan Pride left men's basketball team and F Jeremy Holland transferred from Bowling Green.

NORTH CAROLINA: Named Katy Cuneo women's assistant lacrosse coach.

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: Named Bob Walsh men's basketball coach.

YALE: Named Matt Kingsley volunteer men's assistant basketball coach.


CHARGERS: Released CB Gabe Franklin from practice squad and DE Adell Duckett from IR. Signed TE Landon Trusty to practice squad.

COLTS: Placed CB Donald Strickland on IR. Added DB Jason Stewart to active roster and LB Johnathan Goddard and OL Matt Ulrich to practice squad.

COWBOYS: QB Drew Bledsoe was named NFC offensive player of week.

49ERS: Signed CB Bruce Thornton to practice squad. Waived CB Michael Harden from practice squad.

PANTHERS: Placed DT Kris Jenkins on IR. Signed DT Atiyyah Ellison from practice squad. Signed DE Khaleed Vaughn to practice squad.

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

RAIDERS: Released RB Eric Bickerstaff from practice squad. Signed DB Eugene Hiram to practice squad.

RAVENS: Signed QB Kordell Stewart. Waived WR Patrick Johnson. Signed WR Fred Stamps to practice squad. Terminated practice squad contract of T Dante Ellington.


BRUINS: Agreed to terms with G Tim Thomas on one-year contract.

HURRICANES: Announced retirement of C Ron Francis.

MAPLE LEAFS: Announced retirement of C Ron Francis.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Signed D Brett Festerling and returned him and G J.P. Levasseur to junior teams. Assigned RW George Davis, C Ryan Shannon and D Michael Knight to AHL Portland.

OILERS: Re-signed LW Ryan Smyth to two-year contract.

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