Auto racing


NASCAR: Fined Busch Series crew chiefs Jay Guy and Scott Riefner $2,500 each for rules violations that occurred during the race weekend of July at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Fined Busch Series crew chiefs Kevin Payne, Julian Burgess and Larry Shore $250 each.



ATHLETICS: Placed IF Esteban German on 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Activated 3B Eric Chavez.

BREWERS: Optioned pitcher Wes Obermueller to Triple-A Indianapolis. Purchased contract of IF Matt Erickson from Indianapolis.

DODGERS: Placed OF Juan Encarnacion on 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday, with left shoulder tendinitis. Recalled OF Chin-Feng Chen from Triple-A Las Vegas.

METS: Activated OF Karim Garcia. Optioned P Matt Ginter to Triple-A Norfolk.

RED SOX: Placed P Lenny DiNardo on 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, with blister on his left index finger. Recalled P Joe Nelson from Triple-A Pawtucket. Designated P Tim Hamulack for assignment.


BOBCATS: Named Jeff Capel assistant coach.

GRIZZLIES: Announced that G Troy Bell will miss at least two months after tearing cartilage in his left knee at team's summer training camp.


LAKERS: Agreed to terms with coach Rudy Tomjanovich.

SUNS: Signed F-C Jackson Vroman.

TIMBERWOLVES: Named Jim Stack general manager.

LIBERTY (WNBA): Signed F La'Keshia Frett to seven-day contract

AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION: Awarded expansion franchise to San Antonio for 2005-06 season.



COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME: Named Allison Fordyce (North Harford, Towson U.) field hockey coach.

CHARLESTON: Named Lamont Franklin men's assistant basketball coach.

HOOD: IWLCA honored women's team as Division III Academic Squad and named D Emily Brown to Honor Roll.

MICHIGAN STATE: Named Al Brown assistant women's basketball coach.

NORTH DAKOTA: Named Dave Hakstol men's hockey coach.

SETON HALL: Signed women's basketball coach Phyllis Mangina to multi-year contract extension.


STEPHEN F. AUSTIN: Announced the addition of baseball and women's equestrian, beginning in 2005. Named Taqueta Roberson assistant women's basketball coach.

TENNESSEE TECH: Named Marty Steward linebackers coach and John Chandler running backs coach.

TEXAS A&M-CORPUS; CHRISTI: Signed women's basketball coach Jodi Kest to one-year contract extension. Promoted women's assistant basketball coach Robert Robinson to women's associate head basketball coach. Named Deb Roof women's assistant basketball coach.

TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN: Named Brian Dolan men's assistant basketball coach.

YOUNGSTOWN STATE: Named Mike Babul assistant men's basketball coach.



BRITISH OPEN: Announced that Fred Couples withdrew from next week's event because of bad back.

High schools

US LACROSSE: Named following local boys All-Americans: Attackmen Chris Boland (Boys' Latin), Steve Bosse (Fallston), Ryan Hoff (Dulaney), Kevin Huntley (Calvert Hall), Ben Rubeor (Loyola), Sammy Stumpf (Centennial) and Bart Wagner (St. Paul's); defensemen Zach Hinton (Liberty) and Justin Steinfelder (Pikesville); midfielders Daniel Decker (Towson), Michael Thomas (Wilde Lake) and Brett Yoder (Hereford); and goalie Grant Zimmerman (Gilman).

BROADNECK: Named Marc Procaccini wrestling coach.

DULANEY: Named former Olympic G Scott Manning boys soccer coach.

WESTMINSTER: Named Brad Wilson football coach.



NHL: Announced that Andy Van Hellemond is steppping down as director of officiating, but will remain in hockey operations department in consulting role.

COYOTES: Signed free-agent C Mike Ricci, who had been with Sharks, to multi-year contract.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Agreed with LW Garrett Burnett on one-year contract with club option for 2005-06.

PENGUINS: Agreed to terms with free-agent RW Mark Recchi, who had been with Flyers, on three-year contract.

SOUTHERN PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE: Announced formation of seven-team league to begin play in October.



UNITED (MLS): Announced that Jaime Moreno and Ryan Nelsen were selected to represent Eastern Conference in MLS All-Star Game.