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Auto racing

CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES: Fined drivers Bruno Junqueira and Paul Tracy each $10,000 for criticism of officials; penalized driver Alex Tagliani two points for failure to follow instructions of race officials.


BRAVES: Optioned P Armando Almanza to Triple-A Richmond. Purchased contract of P Sam McConnell from Richmond. Sold rights to P Trey Hodges to Hanshin Tigers of Japanese League.

BREWERS: Purchased contract of 2B Wandel Campana from Independent Schaumburg and assigned him to Single-A Beloit.

DEVIL RAYS: Purchased contract of OF Joey Gathright from Triple-A Durham. Designated IF-OF Jose Bautista for assignment.

EXPOS: Purchased contract of P Scott Downs from Triple-A Edmonton.

GIANTS: Activated 1B J.T. Snow. Sent outright 1B Damon Minor to Triple-A Fresno.

MARINERS: Sent SS Ramon Santiago to Triple-A Tacoma. Recalled P Matt Thornton from Tacoma.

MARLINS: Placed P Josh Beckett on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 18, with intercostal strain in his left side. Recalled P Michael Tejera from Triple-A Albuquerque.

PIRATES: Activated OF J.J. Davis. Designated OF Ruben Mateo for assignment.

RANGERS: Purchased contract of IF Justin Hall from Independent St. Paul.

ROYALS: Optioned P Chris George to Triple-A Omaha and C Mike Tonis to Double-A Wichita. Recalled OF David DeJesus from Omaha. Transferred C Kelly Stinnett from 15- to 60-day DL.

WHITE SOX: Placed P Scott Schoeneweis on 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday, with left elbow inflammation. Recalled P Felix Diaz from Triple-A Charlotte.


ARKANSAS: Announced that it has released G Moe Hargrow from his basketball scholarship.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON: Named Troy Wheless administrative assistant for men's basketball coach.

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE: Announced that senior F Cedric Williams has been suspended from men's basketball team indefinitely.

MASSACHUSEETS: Suspended football coach Don Brown for three games.

MONTANA: Named Andy Hill men's assistant basketball coach.

NAVY: Seth DiNola, Dan Harris, Clipper Lennon (Loyola High), Thomas Morris and Adam Reel were named to Patriot League men's lacrosse academic honor roll. Lennon was named men's lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN: Agreed with men's basketball coach Neil Dougherty on multi-year contract extension.

UC IRVINE: Announced that sophomore G Mike Efevberha has been dismissed from men's basketball team for violating team and department rules. Announced that freshman F Mark Hill will transer.

UMBC: Announced signing of softball players Jessica Griffith (Anne Arundel CC) and Amanda McGhee (Hagerstown CC).

UTAH: Named Daron Park assistant women's basketball coach.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Sophomore softball OF Diane Green was named to ECAC South All-Star first team.


DOLPHINS: Signed WR-DB Bobby Sippio.

CHARGERS: Signed OL Shane Olivea to three-year contract.

High schools

FIELD HOCKEY: USA Field Hockey selected the following local players to play in next week's National Futures Tournament: Maggie Farrand (Bryn Mawr), Mary Waller (C. Milton Wright), Annika Alexander-Ozinskas (Garrison Forest), Christina Boarman (St. Paul's), Lauren Sheets (Garrison Forest), Elizabeth Fries (South Carroll), Amanda Himmelheber (Severna Park) and Abbigayle Horn (Severna Park).


BLUE JACKETS: Named Gerard Gallant coach and Dean Blais associate coach.

CANADIENS: Signed coach Claude Julien to contract extension.

SENATORS: Named Peter Chiarelli assistant general manager.

STARS: Acquired D Shawn Belle from Blues for G Jason Bacashihua.



College World Series

At Omaha, Neb. Championship series (Best of three; *-if necessary) Today Texas (58-13) vs. Cal State Fullerton (45-22), 7 p.m. Tomorrow Texas vs. Cal State Fullerton, 3 p.m. Monday* Texas vs. Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.

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