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NASCAR: Fined Winston Cup crew chief Jeff Buckner $1,000 for rules infraction that occurred during Sunday's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Suspended Astros IF Jeff Kent for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions during a game on July 26. Suspended Seattle hitting coach Lamar Johnson for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for making contact with umpire Phil Cuzzi during a game on July 24.

BREWERS: Agreed to terms with IF Rickie Weeks, their first-round draft pick.

DODGERS: Activated IF Ron Coomer from 15-day DL. Designated P Scott Mullen for assignment.

GIANTS: Placed SS Rich Aurilia on 15-day DL. Recalled IF Cody Ransom from Triple-A Fresno.

METS: Optioned P Jeremy Griffiths to Triple-A Norfolk. Recalled C Joe Depastino from Norfolk.

ORIOLES: Placed OF Melvin Mora on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Jack Cust from Triple-A Ottawa.

PIRATES: Recalled P Ryan Vogelsong from Triple-A Nashville.

RED SOX: Placed 1B Jeremy Giambi on 15-day DL. ClaimedOF David McCarty on waivers from Athletics.

REDS: Called up P Joe Valentine from Triple-A Louisville.

ROYALS: Optioned P Nate Field to Triple-A Omaha. Recalled IF Julius Matos from Omaha.


KINGS: Traded C Keon Clark and two second-round draft picks to Jazz for second-round draft pick.

NETS: Named Don Newman assistant coach.

STORM (WNBA): Signed G-F LaTonya Massaline to contract for remainder of season.


COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME: Named Ashley Hohnstine head field hockey coach.

FURMAN: Suspended Jr. WR Isaac West and Jr. TE Willis Sudderth indefinitely.

HOFSTRA: Named Evan Malings athletic trainer.

JACKSONVILLE: Signed men's basketball coach Hugh Durham to one-year contract extension, through the 2007 season.

NORTH CAROLINA: Announced DT Donti Coats has received medical hardship and left football team.

WASHINGTON: Announced DL Josh Miller and DL Junior Coffin will miss the upcoming season due to injuries.


BRONCOS: Agreed to terms with CB Ben Kelly. Waived WR Darcey Levy.

GIANTS: Signed DE William Joseph to seven-year contract.

PACKERS: Agreed to terms with TE Wesley Walls.

TEXANS: Signed OL Carey Clayton and OL Ben Lynch. Waived C Mike Newell. Placed OT Jimmy Herndon on injured reserve. Activated LB Jimmy McClain from physically unable to perform list.


USA HOCKEY: Named Jim Johannson senior director, hockey operations. BLACKHAWKS: Signed D Deron Quint.

DEVILS: Named Jacques Laperriere assistant coach.

ISLANDERS: Signed F Justin Papineau to one-year contract.

OILERS: Signed F Shawn Horcoff to two-year contract. Agreed to terms with F Michael Henrich and D Bobby Allen.

PANTHERS: Re-signed C Mike Green, LW Eric Beaudoin and D Kyle Rossier to one-year contracts.

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