Auto racing


FORMULA ONE: Announced that Canadian Grand Prix will not be included on circuit's 2004 schedule because of ban on tobacco advertising in Canada that takes effect in October.



MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Awarded 2005 All-Star Game to Detroit's Comerica Park.

ASTROS: Signed P Rick White. Optioned P Kirk Saarloos to Triple-A New Orleans. Transferred P Rodrigo Rosario from 15-day to 60-day DL.

BLUE JAYS: Recalled P Brian Bowles from Triple-A Syracuse. Optioned P Corey Thurman to Syracuse.

CUBS: Optioned P Juan Cruz to Triple-A Iowa.

GIANTS: Placed OF Barry Bonds on bereavement list. Recalled OF Tony Torcato from Triple-A Fresno.

PADRES: Agreed to terms with P Tim Stauffer, fourth overall pick in amateur draft.

REDS: Acquired P Matt Belisle to complete Tuesday's trade in which they sent former Orioles P Kent Mercker to Braves. Designated OF Mark Budzinski (Severna Park) for assignment.

TIGERS: Placed 3B Eric Munson on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 12, with non-displaced fracture of left thumb. Purchased contract of IF Danny Klassen from Triple-A Toledo.


TWINS: Designated P James Baldwin for assignment. Recalled P Grant Balfour from Triple-A Rochester.


TNT: Signed former Wizards coach Doug Collins to five-year contract as game analyst for NBA broadcasts.

BUCKS: Named Jim Todd assistant coach.

WIZARDS: Named Milt Newton director of player personnel; he had been director of player personnel for NBDL.

SPARKS (WNBA): Activated C Lisa Leslie and F DeLisha Milton from injured list. Placed C Chandra Johnson on injured list.


STORM (WNBA): Placed C Kamila Vodichkova on injured list. Activated C-F Danielle McCulley.


JOHN JAY: Named Mike Brown men's basketball coach.

MARYLAND: Renewed contract of women's lacrosse coach Cindy Timchal, who has led team to eight national titles in 13 seasons.

OSWEGO STATE: Named Timothy Hale AD.

PURDUE: Ruled RB Joey Harris academically ineligible.



COLTS: Signed DB Travis Coleman.

EAGLES: Claimed WR Carl Morris off waivers from Colts.

49ERS: Signed DE Jace Sayler.

REDSKINS: Signed P David Leaverton. Released WR James Johnson.



OILERS: Signed F Ryan Smyth to two-year contract.

PANTHERS: Signed LW Craig MacDonald and D Kent Huskins to one-year contracts.

STARS: Free-agent D Richard Matvichuk was awarded one year, $2.2 million contract by arbitrator.


U.S. OPEN: Granted wild cards to following men's players: Michael Chang, Brian Baker, Alex Bogomolov, Amer Delic, Robert Kendrick, Alex Kim (Potomac), Jeff Morrison and Robert Yim.