Auto racing


FIA: Found Ralf Schumacher responsible for crash at German GP on Aug. 3; struck down penalty that would have made him start 10 places back in the next race but fined him $50,000.

NASCAR: Denied Jimmy Spencer's appeal of one-week suspension for punching Kurt Busch on Sunday in garage at Michigan International Speedway.



ANGELS: Placed SS David Eckstein on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 19, with nerve irritation in right hamstring. Called up Trent Durrington from Triple-A Salt Lake.

ASTROS: Designated former Orioles C Gregg Zaun for assignment. Purchased contract of C Raul Chavez from Triple-A New Orleans.

BLUE JAYS: Promoted Charles Wilson to manager of minor league operations and Andrew Tinnish to coordinator of scouting.

EXPOS: Signed former Orioles IF Todd Zeile. Transferred P Dan Smith to 60-day DL. Optioned P Scott Downs to Triple-A Edmonton.

GIANTS: Optioned OF Todd Linden to Triple-A Fresno. Designated P Jeff Urban for assignment.

REDS: Recalled IF Ryan Freel from Triple-A Louisville.

TIGERS: Claimed P John Ennis off waivers from Braves; optioned him to Triple-A Toledo. Designated P Tyler Walker for assignment.


TWINS: Placed P Rick Reed on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 18, with lower back strain. Optioned OF Michael Restovich to Triple-A Rochester. Purchased contract of P Carlos Pulido from Rochester. Recalled C Rob Bowen from Rochester. Announced that P James Baldwin declined assignment and chose to become free agent.

YANKEES: Recalled OF Juan Rivera from Triple-A Columbus. Optioned P Jorge DePaula to Columbus.


BULLS: Signed G Kendall Gill, who had been with Timberwolves.

CLIPPERS: Signed free-agent G Quinton Ross. Named Rory White assistant coach.

NETS: Re-signed G Lucious Harris.


NUGGETS: Signed G Jon Barry, who had been with Pistons, to one-year contract.

PACERS: Re-signed G Reggie Miller to multi-year contract.

WIZARDS: Signed G Jarvis Hayes, 10th pick in first round of draft, to three-year contract.


NCAA: Ruled that basketball players who transfer because of Baylor's school's self-imposed probation will be exempt from NCAA rule that they sit out a year.

COLORADO: Agreed to three-year contract extension through 2007-08 with men's basketball coach Ricardo Patton.


CONNECTICUT: Announced that S Chris Meyer has left football team and will transfer.

DARTMOUTH: Named Bill Wilson men's lacrosse coach.

FURMAN: Suspended TE Willis Sudderth and WR Isaac West three games for unacceptable behavior.

IOWA: Suspended OL Sam Aiello and DE Derreck Robinson one game and two games, respectively, for "conduct detrimental to the team."

MIAMI: Announced that QB Marc Guillon has decided to transfer.

MISSISSIPPI: Signed men's basketball coach Rod Barnes to one-year contract extension through 2006-07.


SAN DIEGO STATE: Signed men's basketball coach Steve Fisher to two-year contract extension through 2007-08.

SOUTH FLORIDA: Signed football coach Jim Leavitt to two-year contract extension through 2009.

YALE: Named Graham Niemi men's assistant lacrosse coach.


BILLS: Waived DT Omari Jordan, WR Paris Jackson, WR Jerel Myers, OL Justin Sands, OL T.J. Watkins, QB Jason Johnson and PK Jason Witczak.

PATRIOTS: Waived P Daniel Pope, TE Spencer Nead and LB Chad Lee.


RAVENS: Signed CB Ray Walls, who had been with Browns, and K Wade Richey, who had been with Chargers, to one-year contracts.

SAINTS: Traded former Ravens DT Martin Chase to Redskins for 2004 draft pick.


LPGA TOUR: Gave permission to Aree Song to become member at age 17 if she makes it through qualifying school; tour rules state that members must be at least 18 unless they show they can handle professional and financial responsibilities.

High school

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS: Named Baltimore County coordinator of athletics Ron Belinko chairperson of the boys lacrosse rules committee.


SEVERNA PARK: Girls basketball coach Bill Giblin resigned.


LIGHTNING: Re-signed D Dan Boyle to multiyear contract.

PANTHERS: Signed D Todd Gill, who had been with Blackhawks, to one-year contract.

RED WINGS: Signed LW Ryan Barnes to one-year contract.

THRASHERS: Agreed to terms with F Steve Baby.



EARTHQUAKES (MLS): Re-signed M Richard Mulrooney to multiyear contract extension. Acquired F Rodrigo Faria from Fire for 2004 conditional draft pick.

REVOLUTION (MLS): Acquired F Dario Fabbro and F Chris Brown from Wizards for F Wolde Harris, M Jorge Vazquez and conditional draft pick.

Track and field

IAAF: Re-elected Senegal's Lamine Diack as president. Elected Sebastian Coe and Sergei Bubka to ruling council.