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NASCAR: Fined Chad Knaus, crew chief for driver Jimmie Johnson, $5,000 for cursing during a TV interview Sunday.


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Named White Sox OF Magglio Ordonez AL Player of the Week and Cardinals 3B Scott Rolen NL Player of the Week.

EXPOS: Announced two-year player development contract with Single-A Savannah.

ORIOLES: Announced two-year affiliation agreement with Triple-A Ottawa. Double-A Bowie promoted Keri Scrivani to assistant director of marketing and Kristen Daffin to community relations coordinator.

REDS: Placed C Jason LaRue on 15-day DL. Recalled C Corky Miller from Triple-A Louisville. Signed two-year player development contract with Single-A Potomac.

WHITE SOX: Announced resignation of Ron Schueler, senior VP/special consultant to chairman.


CLIPPERS: Announced that C Michael Olowokandi has accepted $6.1 million, one-year qualifying offer.

MAGIC: Signed free-agent G Omar Cook, free-agent G Corey Benjamin and free-agent F-C Obinna Ekezie (Maryland).

RAPTORS: Named Dick Helm and Jay Triano assistant coaches; Helm is NBA's first Canadian coach. Announced resignation of assistant coach Jim Brewer.


COLORADO: Announced that junior QB Craig Ochs will not play again this season, will apply for a medical waiver redshirt for season, withdraw as student from school and relinquish his athletic scholarship.

KENTUCKY: Signed football coach Guy Morriss to contract extension through 2007 six days after NCAA upheld sanctions against program that included ban on postseason play this season.

MORGAN STATE: Announced that S Thomas Potts was named MEAC football Defensive Player of the Week and QB Bradshaw Littlejohn was named Rookie of the Week.

SALISBURY: Announced that RB Tony Ellis was named Atlantic Central Football Conference football Offensive Player of the Week.

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE: Suspended RB Derek Watson from team after he was charged with driving under suspended license and reckless driving.

TEXAS: Announced that basketball F Chris Wright will miss 2002-03 season after tearing ligament in left knee.

TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN: Named DeAnn Craft women's basketball assistant coach.

UCLA: G Michelle Greco, who sat out most of last season because of mild concussions, was cleared by school's medical staff to return to playing basketball.


DOLPHINS: Waived CB Lloyd Harrison. Signed CB Paul Miranda. Signed G Dwayne Pierce to practice squad.

JETS: Signed OL Mitch White to practice squad. Released OL Faaesea Mailo from practice squad.

RAVENS: Signed T Damion Cook from practice squad. Waived CB Shawn Byrdsong.

TEXANS: Waived OL Chad Overhauser, S Kevin Williams and LB Troy Evans. Released FB Ed Stansbury from practice squad.


FLYERS: Released C Martin St. Pierre.

PANTHERS: Released C Dan Riva.

SHARKS: Signed C Tomas Plihal.


ESPN: Will start 24-hour Spanish-language sports network, ESPN Deportes, in 2003.


FIFA: Named France host for 2003 Confederations Cup.

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