Auto racing


INDY RACING LEAGUE: Fined chief mechanics Don Lambert and Mike Sales and placed them on probation for rest of season for violations at Michigan International Speedway.



BLUE JAYS: Traded 1B-DH Josh Phelps to Indians for 1B-OF Eric Crozier.

BREWERS: Recalled P Wes Obermueller from Triple-A Indianapolis. Designated P Matt Kinney for assignment.

CARDINALS: Acquired OF Larry Walker and cash considerations from Rockies for P Jason Burch and two players to be named.

EXPOS: Recalled P Jon Rauch from Triple-A Edmonton. Optioned P Roy Corcoran to Edmonton

GIANTS: Purchased contract of P Brad Hennessey from Triple-A Fresno. Optioned P Merkin Valdez to Double-A Norwich. Designated IF Angel Chavez for assignment.

MARINERS: Recalled P Cha Seung Baek from Triple-A Tacoma.

METS: Announced OF Shane Spencer has cleared waivers and was given his outright release.

PHILLIES: Placed P Kevin Millwood on 15-day DL. Recalled P Geoff Geary from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre.


RED SOX: Acquired P Mike Myers from Mariners for player to be named or cash. Designated P Jamie Brown for assignment.

REDS: Voided minor league contract of P Nick Bierbrodt.

TIGERS: Optioned C Mike DiFelice to Triple-A Toledo.

WHITE SOX: Placed P Scott Schoeneweis on 15-day DL, retoactive to Thursday.


HEAT: Signed G Damon Jones.


LAKERS: Traded G Gary Payton, F Rick Fox, a conditional first-round draft pick and cash to Celtics for G Chucky Atkins, G Marcus Banks and F-C Chris Mihm.

NETS: Signed F Eric Williams to three-year contract.


MARYLAND: PG John Gilchrist was named to John R. Wooden Award Preseason All-American Team.


BENGALS: Waived WR Marlus Mays.


JETS: Signed G-C Pete Kendall.

PACKERS: Re-signed OT-G Joe Hayes. Waived DE Eric Powell.

PATRIOTS: Released QB Kurt Kittner, OT James Williams and DT DeVonte Peterson.

SAINTS: Signed WR Devery Henderson to four-year contract.

VIKINGS: Released WR Kenny Clark and QB Matt Kegel. Signed CB Reggie Austin and WR Tony Johnson.



CAPITALS: Signed D Jeff Paul to one-year contract.

COYOTES: Signed RW Brett Hull to two-year contract.

FLYERS: Signed C Michal Handzus to three-year contract.

HURRICANES: Agreed to terms with G Craig Kowalski on two-year contract and G Rob Zepp on one-year contract.

MAPLE LEAFS: Re-signed G Mikael Tellqvist and F Clarke Wilm to one-year contracts.

PANTHERS: Re-signed LW Ryan Jardine to one-year contract.


SABRES: Re-signed F Jochen Hecht to one-year contract.

SENATORS: Agreed to terms with D Chris Phillips and F Peter Schaefer on multi-year contracts.

WILD: Re-signed RW Richard Park to one-year contract.


FIFA: Lifted suspension of Kenya, allowing the country to resume World Cup qualifying.

UNITED: Called up G Andrew Terris.