Auto racingNASCAR: Fined Tony Stewart $5,000 for...


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NASCAR: Fined Tony Stewart $5,000 for actions detrimental to auto racing after accident during NAPA AutoCare 500 on Oct. 3.


Blue Jays: Assigned OF Rob Butler, former Orioles OF Willie Greene and P Mike Romano outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

Brewers: Agreed to one-year player development contract with Triple-A Indianapolis.

Cubs: Purchased contract of IF Julio Zuleta from Double-A West Tennessee.

Marlins: Optioned IF-OF John Roskos and IF Chris Clapinski to Triple-A Calgary.

Padres: Sent P Stan Spencer, P Matt Whiteside and P Isabel Giron to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Reds: Claimed P Heath Murray off waivers from Padres. Named Jorge Oquendo director of internatonal scouting.


Trail Blazers: Signed free-agent C Joe Kleine to one-year contract.


UCLA: Declared basketball F Matt Barnes academically ineligible for fall quarter.

Delaware: Named Greg Carroll (Loyola College) assistant lacrosse coach and John Grant student assistant coach.

Florida State: Suspended Lavernues Coles for at least one game as police continued investigation into whether he and fellow WR Peter Warrick were involved in theft at Tallahassee store.

Jacksonville State: Named offensive coordinator Jeff Richards acting football coach.

Northern Arizona: Suspended G Rod Hutchings from basketball team; he will not return for senior season.

Salisbury State: Men's basketball coach Ward Lambert will retire after 1999-2000 season.

Temple: Named K Cap Poklemba (McDonogh) special teams Player of the Game.


NFC: Named following Players of the Month: AFC offense, Colts WR Marvin Harrison; AFC defense, Jaguars CB Aaron Beasley; AFC special teams, Patriots K Adam Vinatieri; NFC offense, Packers QB Brett Favre; NFC defense, Buccaneers DT Warren Sapp; NFC special teams, Vikings P Mitch Berger. Named following Players of the Week: AFC offense, Patriots WR Terry Glenn; AFC defense, Bills LB John Holecek; AFC special teams, Jaguars P Bryan Barker; NFC offense, Redskins QB Brad Johnson; NFC defense, Vikings DT John Randle; NFC special teams, PR As-Zahir Hakim.

NFL: Named Vikings coach Dennis Green co-chairman of competition committee, effective next year, replacing Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren, who is rotating off the group; Buccaneers GM Rich McKay will remain co-chairman.

Broncos: Placed RB Terrell Davis (torn anterior cruciate ligament, torn medial collateral ligament and torn cartilage in his right knee) on IR.

Browns: Signed DT Bill Duff.

Dolphins: Signed T Mike Sheldon.

Jets: Signed S Omar Stoutmire. Signed LB Casey Dailey from practice squad. Signed DL Dennis O'Sullivan to practice squad. Placed CB Otis Smith and LB Chad Cascadden on IR.

Steelers: Added WR Junior Lord to practice squad. Released S Vann Washington from practice squad.


NHL: Suspended Blackhawks LW Bob Probert four games and D Dave Manson three games as result of altercation against Sharks.

Avalanche: Signed free-agent LW Dave Reid.

Capitals: Lent C Glen Metroploit and D Steve Shirreffs to AHL Portland.

Sharks: Re-signed LW Dave Lowry.

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