For The Record



September 08, 2007

Auto racing

DALE EARNHARDT INC. -- Announced that Mark Martin and Aric Almirola will share racing for No. 8 car in NASCAR Nextel Cup. Signed driver Regan Smith to Nextel Cup team.

ROBERT YATES RACING -- Announced retirement of president Robert Yates, effective at end of season.


MLB -- Suspended Reds minor league C Ryan Jorgensen 50 games for violating MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Suspended Astros minor league P Carlos Lazu 50 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing substance in violation of Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

DIAMONDBACKS -- Signed P Bob Wickman.

ORIOLES -- Purchased contract of P Victor Santos from Reds. Designated OF Jon Knott for assignment. Sent P Sendy Rleal outright to Double-A Bowie.

PIRATES -- Fired GM Dave Littlefield. Named Brian Graham interim GM.

TWINS -- Purchased contract of C Jose Morales from Triple-A Rochester.


BENGALS -- Signed C Dan Santucci from Colts practice squad. Released WR Antonio Chatman. Signed WR Jesse Holley to practice squad. Placed TE Tim Day on practice squad's injured list.

FALCONS -- Signed QB Casey Bramlet from practice squad. Waived OT Remi Ayodele.

VIKINGS -- Signed DT Pat Williams to three-year contract extension.

NFL injury report


FALCONS -- Out: DT Roderick Coleman (knee), S Chris Crocker (knee). Questionable: DT Grady Jackson (back).

VIKINGS -- Out: S Mike Doss (calf). Questionable: WR Robert Ferguson (ankle). Probable: LB Vinny Ciurciu (hand), LB E.J. Henderson (illness), DE Darrion Scott (shoulder), WR Bobby Wade (ankle), S Tank Williams (calf). CAROLINA AT ST. LOUIS

PANTHERS -- Out: S Nate Salley (knee). Questionable: CB Chris Gamble (ankle), DE Stanley McClover (thigh). Probable: LB Jason Kyle (back).

RAMS -- Questionable: DE Victor Adeyanju (knee), WR Drew Bennett (thigh), G Richie Incognito (ankle). Probable: S Oshiomogho Atogwe (ankle). CHICAGO AT SAN DIEGO

BEARS -- Doubtful: TE Greg Olsen (knee). Probable: WR Muhsin Muhammad (ankle).

CHARGERS -- Out: WR Eric Parker (toe). Probable: RB Michael Turner (ankle), C Cory Withrow (foot). DENVER AT BUFFALO

BRONCOS -- Out: G Ben Hamilton (concussion), T Ryan Harris (back). Questionable: TE Stephen Alexander (calf), DE Tim Crowder (ankle), CB Karl Paymah (concussion).

BILLS -- Out: DE Ryan Denney (foot), LB Keith Ellison (ankle). DETROIT AT OAKLAND

LIONS -- Doubtful: RB Kevin Jones (foot). Questionable: QB Dan Orlovsky (toe). Probable: DT Jon Bradley (shoulder).

RAIDERS -- Out: LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (foot). Questionable: CB Duane Starks (groin). KANSAS CITY AT HOUSTON

CHIEFS -- Questionable: S Jon McGraw (hamstring).


DOLPHINS -- Out: CB Andre' Goodman (shoulder). Probable: RB Reagan Mauia (wrist), LB Derrick Pope (foot), LB Joey Porter (knee), DT Keith Traylor (ankle).

REDSKINS -- Out: TE Cody Boyd (shoulder). Probable: LB Khary Campbell (hamstring), RB Clinton Portis (knee), T Chris Samuels (knee), T Todd Wade (shoulder), LB Marcus Washington (elbow). NEW ENGLAND AT N.Y. JETS

PATRIOTS -- Questionable: S Rashad Baker (hand), TE David Thomas (foot), DE Mike Wright (knee). Probable: QB Tom Brady (right shoulder).

JETS -- Questionable: CB Andre Dyson (foot), RB Thomas Jones (calf), CB Justin Miller (thigh), G Brandon Moore (shoulder), S Eric Smith (thigh). Probable: TE Joe Kowalewski (finger), QB Chad Pennington (pelvis), DT Dewayne Robertson (knee), WR Chansi Stuckey (knee), RB Stacy Tutt (foot). PHILADELPHIA AT GREEN BAY

EAGLES -- Probable: G Shawn Andrews (ankle), QB A.J. Feeley (left hand), DE Jevon Kearse (shoulder), DT LaJuan Ramsey (ankle), TE L.J. Smith (groin).

PACKERS -- Out: DE Mike Montgomery (knee). Doubtful: T Tony Moll (neck), S Aaron Rouse (hamstring). Questionable: RB Ryan Grant (hamstring), WR Greg Jennings (hamstring), RB Vernand Morency (knee). Probable: WR Donald Driver (foot), RB Brandon Jackson (concussion), DE Aaron Kampman (rib). PITTSBURGH AT CLEVELAND

STEELERS -- Out: LB Marquis Cooper (hamstring). Probable: QB Brian St. Pierre (toe).

BROWNS -- Out: LB Willie McGinest (back). Questionable: CB Gary Baxter (knees), P Dave Zastudil (back). Probable: S Mike Adams (groin), LB Andra Davis (ankle), DE Orpheus Roye (knee), T Kevin Shaffer (concussion), G Eric Steinbach (knee), RB Lawrence Vickers (hamstring) . TAMPA BAY AT SEATTLE

BUCCANEERS -- Out: DE Patrick Chukwurah (knee).

SEAHAWKS -- Doubtful: WR Ben Obomanu (hamstring). TENNESSEE AT JACKSONVILLE

TITANS -- Doubtful: TE Casey Cramer (knee). Questionable: C Kevin Mawae (illness).

JAGUARS -- Out: LB Clint Ingram (ankle), DT Tony McDaniel (knee), C Brad Meester (ankle), LB Kenneth Pettway (quadriceps). Probable: DE Brent Hawkins (illness), DE Reggie Hayward (Achilles), DT John Henderson (shoulder), G Chris Naeole (knee). N.Y. GIANTS AT DALLAS

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