Auto racing

FORMULA ONE: Dropped Canadian Grand Prix from calendar because of anti-tobacco legislation.


BREWERS: Placed 3B Wes Helms on 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday, with strained right hamstring. Purchased contract of former Orioles OF Mark Smith from Triple-A Indianapolis. Transferred P Todd Ritchie from 15-day to 60-day DL.

MARINERS: Recalled pitcher J.J. Putz from Triple-A Tacoma.

METS: Activated P Grant Roberts. Optioned C Joe DePastino to Triple-A Norfolk.

REDS: Placed P Jose Acevedo on 15-day DL with sprained left ankle. Activated P Scott Sullivan.


PISTONS: Named Herb Brown, John Kuester, Mike Woodson, Dave Hanners and Igor Stefan Kokoskov assistant coaches.

ROCKETS: Signed free agent G-F Adrian Griffin, who had been with Mavericks.

SPURS: Announced retirement of G Steve Kerr, who had agreed to become NBA analyst with TNT.

SPARKS (WNBA): Signed F Lynn Pride. Waived C Jenny Mowe.


ALABAMA STATE: Announced resignation of AD Richard Cosby.

COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME: Announced that swimming team was named an Academic All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

MARSHALL: Named Luliet Donahue women's basketball assistant coach.

ST. MARY'S: Announced that field hockey and women's lacrosse coach Robert Bray Jr. resigned.

UCLA: Announced that men's basketball F T.J. Cummings has been declared ineligible for the fall quarter for failure to meet NCAA academic eligibility requirements.


BUCCANEERS: Released LS Chip Mattingly.

CARDINALS: Waived WR Antwone Savage. Signed OL Dralinn Burks.

DOLPHINS: Placed DT Davern Williams on IR with left shoulder injury. Signed DT Tavares Jurineack.

JETS: Signed C Patrick Smith.

RAVENS: Signed LB Johnny Rutledge to two-year contract.

TEXANS: Signed TE Patrick Hughes.

High school

LOYOLA: Named Michael Kenney AD.


BLUES: Re-signed F Pavol Demitra to one-year, $6.5 million contract.

CAPITALS: Announced that D Calle Johansson has retired and will accept scouting position.

SABRES: Re-signed G Tom Askey and LW Andrew Peters.

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