Auto racing


Marketplace 400 lineup

At Brooklyn, Mich.

Lap length: 2 miles

1. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy 2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevy 3. (8) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy 4. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevy 5. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford

6. (38) Elliott Sadler, Ford 7. (97) Kurt Busch, Ford 8. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevy 9. (18) Bobby Labonte, Chevy 10. (19) Jeremy Mayfield, Dodge

11. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge 12. (12) Ryan Newman, Dodge 13. (6) Mark Martin, Ford 14. (88) Dale Jarrett, Ford 15. (42) Jamie McMurray, Dodge

16. (41) Casey Mears, Dodge 17. (15) Michael Waltrip, Chevy 18. (2) Rusty Wallace, Dodge 19. (31) Robby Gordon, Chevy 20. (40) Sterling Marlin, Dodge

21. (5) Terry Labonte, Chevy 22. (25) Brian Vickers, Chevy 23. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford 24. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford 25. (01) Joe Nemechek, Chevy

26. (22) Scott Wimmer, Dodge 27. (21) Ricky Rudd, Ford 28. (30) Jeff Burton, Chevy 29. (0) Ward Burton, Chevy 30. (77) Brendan Gaughan, Dodge

31. (10) Scott Riggs, Chevy 32. (45) Kyle Petty, Dodge 33. (49) Ken Schrader, Dodge 34. (43) Jeff Green, Dodge 35. (32) Ricky Craven, Chevy

36. (50) Todd Bodine, Dodge 37. (72) Kirk Shelmerdine, Ford 38. (4) Jimmy Spencer, Chevy 39. (98) Derrike Cope, Ford 40. (89) Morgan Shepherd, Dodge

41. (09) Bobby Hamilton Jr., Dodge 42. (02) Hermie Sadler, Chevy 43. (80) Carl Long, Ford

Failed to qualify

44. (51) Kevin Lepage, Chevy. 45. (33) Kerry Earnhardt, Chevy. 46. (84) Kyle Busch, Chevy. 47. (00) Kenny Wallace, Chevy. 48. (11) J.J. Yeley, Chevy,

49. (35) Mike Wallace, Chevy, 50. (79) Stan Boyd, Chevy, 51. (37) Stanton Barrett, Dodge,



MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Suspended Rockies P Joe Kennedy five games for making inappropriate comments, fighting and aggressive actions in game Sunday and Pirates C Jason Kendall four games for charging mound, fighting and aggressive actions in same game.

BREWERS: Sent P Matt Ford outright to Double-A Huntsville.

CARDINALS: Announced two-year extension of player development contract with short-season Single-A New Jersey. Optioned P Danny Haren to Triple-A Memphis. Recalled former Orioles P Al Reyes from Memphis.

DEVIL RAYS: Added 1B Randall Simon to active roster. Optioned OF Joey Gathright to Triple-A Durham.

DIAMONDBACKS: Activated 1B Alan Zinter from 60-day DL. Recalled P Brian Bruney from Triple-A Tucson. Optioned IF Tim Olson to Tucson. Transferred OF Luis Gonzalez to 60-day DL.

MARINERS: Purchased contract of P Bill Simas from Independent Long Island.

METS: Placed IF Joe McEwing on 60-day DL with broken left leg. Purchased contract of IF Jeff Keppinger from Triple-A Norfolk.

PIRATES: Purchased contract of P Nelson Figueroa from Triple-A Nashville. Optioned P Ian Snell to Double-A Altoona.

REDS: Placed P Danny Graves on 15-day DL with lower back spasms. Recalled P Matt Belisle from Triple-A Louisville.

RED SOX: Activated IF Mark Bellhorn from 15-day DL. Optioned IF Earl Snyder to Triple-A Pawtuckut.

KEYS (SINGLE-A): Announced that GM Joe Pinto and assistant GM Gina Stepoulous will be leaving team.


BULLS: Waived F Paul Shirley.

SUNS: Signed free-agent C Steven Hunter, who had been with Magic.


CONFERENCE USA: Athletic directors voted unanimously to recommend holding league's inaugural football championship game in 2005.

COLGATE: Named Angie Zeuch women's basketball assistant coach.

CONNECTICUT: Placed men's basketball assistant coach Clyde Vaughan on immediate paid administrative leave; he was arrested earlier in week in prostitution sting.

DAYTON: Named Dave Wojcik (Loyola College) men's basketball assistant coach; he has been an assistant at Loyola and Navy.

MARYLAND: Reached agreement with football coach Ralph Friedgen on 20 percent raise through life of contract, which runs through 2012.

WASHINGTON STATE: Named Tony Bennett men's basketball associate coach.

WESTERN KENTUCKY: Named Cypheus Bunton men's assistant basketball coach.

WESTMINSTER: Named Scot Billey women's basketball coach.


NFL: Suspended Saints LB Sedrick Hodge for four games for violating substance-abuse policy.

CARDINALS: Claimed LB Marcus Wilkins on waivers from Packers. Waived T Quinn Christensen.

SAINTS: Revoked waiver claim for CB Derek Ross.


LIGHTNING: Re-signed RW Shane Willis to one-year contract.

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