MORGAN McCLURE MOTORSPORTS (NASCAR): Fired driver Jimmy Spencer days after he was arrested and accused of interfering with police officers as they attempted to serve warrant on his son.
BREWERS: Signed IF Matt Erickson to minor league contract.
ORIOLES: Agreed to one-year, $3 million contract with 1B-DH Rafael Palmeiro.
ROCKIES: Activated OF Cory Sullivan and P Jason Young from 60-day DL.
YANKEES: Signed P Danny Borrell to minor league contract.
NBA: Suspended Wizards C Brendan Haywood three games, Wizards G Larry Hughes one game, Bulls F-C Antonio Davis two games and F-C Eddy Curry two games and fined Bulls G Kirk Hinrich $10,000 for roles in altercation during game Monday. Fined Celtics F Paul Pierce $15,000 for spitting at Cavaliers bench during game Monday.
KNICKS: Waived F Tracy Murray.
LAKERS: Waived G Nate Johnson and C Ike Nwanko.
MAGIC: Waived F Corsley Edwards (Lake Clifton).
NETS: Waived F Darius Rice and F Damone Brown.
NUGGETS: Waived G Mitchell Butler and F Melvin Sanders.
SPURS: Signed G Mike Wilks. Waived G Marque Perry.
SUNS: Exercised contract option on F Amare Stoudemire for $2.6 million in 2005-06.
KNIGHTHAWKS (ABA): Announced resignation of assistant GM Ashlee Fontes.
NCAA: Placed Mississippi State football program on probation for four years, reduced scholarships by eight over next two seasons and banned it from postseason play this season for recruiting violations.
DENVER: Named Kevin Reynolds men's basketball assistant coach.
NICHOLLS STATE: Named J.P. Piper men's basketball coach.
BILLS: Signed T Rodney Reed to practice squad. Released QB Greg Zolman from practice squad.
BRONCOS: Placed RB Quentin Griffin on IR with torn right ACL. Signed RB Cecil Sapp. Signed RB Kris Briggs to practice squad.
BUCCANEERS: Signed RB Earnest Graham from practice squad. Released WR Marcus Knight. Signed WR Derek McCoy to practice squad. Claimed C Jason Ball off waivers from Chargers. Released DE Ronald Flemons.
DOLPHINS: Placed DT Tim Bowens on IR with back injury. Signed DT Mario Monds from Giants' practice squad. Signed C Jason Ball. Released DE Ronald Flemons.
JAGUARS: Signed DE-LB Jason Gildon. Placed DE Brandon Green on IR with knee injury.
PACKERS: Re-signed S Curtis Fuller.
PANTHERS: Placed WR Steve Smith on IR with broken leg.
RAIDERS: Released QB Brett Engemann and DB Brock Williams. Signed WR LaShaun Ward to practice squad.
REDSKINS: Signed RB Dahrran Diedrick. Released RB Sultan McCullough from practice squad.
ABC: Hired Paul Azinger and Nick Faldo as analysts.
ARUNDEL: Basketball G Anastasia "Ana" Baker made oral commitment to North Carolina-Asheville.
MOUNT HEBRON: Eric Shadoff committed orally to Delaware on soccer scholarship.
COLORADO (NLL): Announced retirement of F Gary Gait after 2005 season.
PHILADELPHIA (NLL): Drafted Stephen Berger (Washington College, Mount St. Joseph) with 59th pick.
FIFA: Suspended Belgium captain Bart Goor five games for spitting at opponent during World Cup qualifier against Spain.
Boston 96, Detroit 84 Orlando 109, Miami 103 Charlotte 93, Atlanta 89 Indiana 91, Chicago 71 Milwaukee 76, Minnesota 75 San Antonio 79, Houston 69 Portland 97, Toronto 95 Golden State 82, L.A. Clippers 78
Atlanta vs. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Utah at New York, 7:30 p.m. Phila. at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Memphis vs. Milwaukee at Green Bay, Wis., 8 p.m. Denver at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Sacra. at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Washington vs. L.A. Lakers at Okla. City, Okla., 8:30 p.m. Phoe. at L.A. Clip., 10:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Toronto, 7 p.m. Denver at Indiana, 8 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8 p.m. N. Orl. at S. Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Seattle, 10 p.m. Phoenix at Sacra., 10:30 p.m. End of preseason
Johns Hopkins 1, Wash. Col. 0 McDaniel 1, Gettysburg 0 St. Mary's 3, Villa Julie 1 UMBC 0, Howard 0 York 1, Goucher 0
American 4, Towson 1 Johns Hopkins 2, McDaniel 0 Wash. Col. 4, Villa Julie 2
Loyola def. UMES, 34-32, 30-23, 30-28 Frostburg State def. Pitt.-Greensburg, 30-16, 30-15, 30-14
(Two-leg aggregate score series)
New England at Columbus, 5 p.m. (New England leads series 1-0)
W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia 1 0 1.000 -
Blast 1 1 .500 1/2
Cleveland 0 1 .000 1
W L Pct. GB
Milwaukee 1 0 1.000 -
St. Louis 0 0 .000 1/2
Chicago 0 1 .000 1
W L Pct. GB
Kansas City 1 0 1.000 -
San Diego 1 2 .333 1
Note: Monterrey has suspended operations for the season.
Blast at St. Louis, 8:35 p.m. Chicago at Milw., 8:05 p.m. Golf
Tourn. of Champions
At Virginia Beach, Va. Final leaders: Rick Schuller, Chester, Va., 71-67-137; Tim White, Chesterfield, Va., 72-68-140; Chip Sullivan, Roanoke, Va., 74-69-143; Mark Evenson, SuburbanClub, 73-71-144;Wayne DeFrancesco, Woodholme CC, 71-73-144.