Auto racing

INDY RACING LEAGUE: Added 250-mile IndyCar series race at Milwaukee Mile on July 25, 2004.


ASTROS: Announced that 2B Jeff Kent has dropped appeal of two-game suspension for pushing manager Jimy Williams into umpire in game July 26. Claimed P Rick White off waivers from White Sox. Optioned P Kirk Saarloos to Triple-A New Orleans. Transferred P Rodrigo Rosario from 15-day DL to 60-day DL.

BRAVES: Placed P Darren Holmes on 15-day DL with strained right shoulder. Purchased contract of P Will Cunnane from Triple-A Richmond.

DIAMONDBACKS: Placed 1B Mark Grace on 15-day DL with hyperextended right elbow. Recalled UT Robby Hammock from Triple-A Tucson.

MARINERS: Traded P Jeff Nelson (Catonsville High, Catonsville CC) to Yankees for former Orioles P Armando Benitez and cash.

ORIOLES: Signed former Orioles C Raul Casanova to minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Ottawa.

REDS: Recalled IF Brandon Larson from Triple-A Louisville. Optioned IF Ryan Freel to Louisville.

ROYALS: Placed P Kyle Snyder on 15-day DL with right shoulder stiffness and OF Michael Tucker on 15-day DL with broken right leg. Recalled P Nate Field from Triple-A Omaha. Agreed to terms with P Kevin Appier.

TIGERS: Placed C A.J. Hinch on 15-day DL. Recalled C Brandon Inge from Triple-A Toledo.


BUCKS: Named Terry Porter coach.

HEAT: Signed F Udonis Haslem.

JAZZ: Signed F Michael Ruffin to one-year contract.

76ERS: Named Alex English assistant coach. Signed F Derrick Coleman to three-year contract worth up to $13.5 million.


NCAA: Announced that Kentucky Wesleyan must vacate runner-up finish in Division II men's basketball tournament for committing two secondary rule infractions.

COLUMBUS STATE: Named Nikki Davis women's assistant basketball coach.

LOUISIANA-MONROE: Named former Navy assistant football coach Danilo Robinson to coaching staff to work primarily with defensive line.

MAINE: Signed football coach Jack Cosgrove to five-year contract extension.

NEBRASKA: Named Tim Waller director of basketball operations.

NORTH CAROLINA: Announced that DT Donti Coats has received medical hardship and will no longer play football.

COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME: Named former Maryland G Ashley Hohnstine field hockey coach.

OHIO STATE: Basketball F Zach Williams said he will transfer to Wright State.

QUINNIPIAC: Signed following women's lacrosse players: Lauren Dyer (St. Mary's), Megan Goodhand (St. Mary's), Sophia Pantelides (Annapolis) and Ashley Thompson (Roland Park Country).

TOWSON: Named Ian Blanchard assistant women's volleyball coach; he is former head coach at CCBC-Catonsville.

WISCONSIN: Suspended DE Darius Jones one game for violating team conduct policies.


BENGALS: Claimed WR Lawrence Hamilton off waivers from Cardinals.

BROWNS: Extended contract of S Michael Jameson through 2005.

BUCCANEERS: Acquired TE-long snapper Jeff Grau from Cowboys for conditional draft pick

COWBOYS: Signed C Gennaro DiNapoli, who had been with Titans, to one-year contract.

PACKERS: Waived RB Reggie White. Announced retirement of WR Brian McDonald. Removed DT Steve Warren from reserve/physically unable to report list.

INDIANA (ARENA LEAGUE): Named Steve DeBerg coach.


CANUCKS: Signed D Dallas Eakins.

HURRICANES: Signed RW Chad LaRose to three-year contract.

KINGS: Signed unrestricted free-agent RW John Tripp, who had been with Rangers, to one-year contract.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Agreed to terms with D Niclas Havelid on three-year contract.

PANTHERS: Named Mike Pelino assistant coach.

SENATORS: Named Phil Myre goaltending coach.

WILD: Signed D Jason Beckett to one-year contract.


MLL: Suspended Cannons M Mike Regan and Bayhawks D Brian Reese two games for fighting in game Saturday.

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