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Auto racing

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES: Announced Greg Conner, crew chief for No. 66 Ford driven by Hermie Sadler, has been fined $5,000 for rule violations during opening day inspection at Texas Motor Speedway.


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Announced Rangers minor league P Agustin Montero has been suspended for 10 days for violation of MLB joint drug prevention and treatment program.

BLUE JAYS: Purchased contract of P Matt Whiteside from Triple-A Syracuse. Optioned P Brandon League to Syracuse.

DEVIL RAYS: Placed P Mark Hendrickson on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 14. Called up P John Webb from Triple-A Durham.

DIAMONDBACKS: Signed P Armando Almanza and assigned him to Double-A Tennessee.

MARINERS: Placed IF Scott Spiezio on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Shin-Soo Choo from Triple-A Tacoma .

NATIONALS: Placed R T.J. Tucker on 15-day DL with strained right groin. Purchased P Hector Carrasco's contract from Triple-A New Orleans. Moved OF Alex Escobar to 60-day DL.

PIRATES: Claimed IF Alfredo Amezaga off waivers from Rockies.

RANGERS: Recalled OF Laynce Nix. Optioned 1B Adrian Gonzalez back to Triple-A Oklahoma.

LONG ISLAND DUCKS (ATLANTIC LEAGUE): Agreed to terms with IF Pete Rose Jr.


BULLS: Placed F-C Tyson Chandler on injured list. Activated G Frank Williams from injured list.

KINGS: Activated G Bobby Jackson from injured list. Placed F Peja Stojakovic on the injured list.

PISTONS: Placed G Richard Hamilton on injured list. Activated G Horace Jenkins from injured list.

76ERS: Placed F Chris Webber on injured list.


COTTON BOWL HALL OF FAME: Inducted Lydell Mitchell.

BRYN MAWR: Named Kathryn Tarr women's basketball coach.

CENTRAL FLORIDA: Named Steve Orsini deputy director of athletics and Karl Mooney senior associate to athletics director.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON: Announced that center Jeff Horowitz has left the basketball team and will transfer.

CORNELL: G Maggie Fava (Garrison Forest, Timonium) named Ivy League Defensive Player of Week for women's lacrosse.

FLORIDA ATLANTIC: Named Rex Walters men's assistant basketball coach.

GREENSBORO: Announced resignation of men's basketball coach Rusty LaRue.

JACKSONVILLE: Named Cliff Warren men's basketball coach.

LOYOLA: Signed F Skylar Khaleel to letter of intent to play basketball.

MARYLAND: LB D'Qwell Jackson named to 2005 Lott Trophy Watch List. Ramona But named to All-ACC women's tennis team.

RUTGERS: Dismissed DL Nate Robinson from football team for violation of team policy.

SAINT JOSEPH'S: C Dwayne Jones declared for NBA draft, but will not hire agent.

ST. BONAVENTURE: Suspended men's basketball G Tyler Relph indefinitely for violating team policy.

WEBER STATE: Announced resignation of AD William Weidner. Named Jerry Graybeal interim AD.


BILLS: Re-signed QB Shane Matthews.

CHARGERS: Re-signed DE DeQuincy Scott to one-year contract.

COWBOYS: Signed FB Darian Barnes to one-year contract and K Billy Cundiff.

LIONS: Re-signed S Vernon Fox and T Victor Rogers to one-year contracts.

PACKERS: Matched Vikings' offer for DE Aaron Kampman.

PANTHERS: Signed LB Chris Draft and P Tom Rouen.

RAMS: Re-signed QB Jamie Martin to one-year contract. Signed OG Rex Tucker to one-year deal.

RAVENS: Signed LB Jim Nelson (McDonough), who had been with Colts, to one-year contract.

TEXANS: Signed DL Daleroy Stewart and WR Reggie Swinton.

High schools

JOHN CARROLL: Ange Gaeta has signed to play lacrosse for Johns Hopkins.


SAN JOSE STEALTH (NLL): Announced that Ryan Boyle (Gilman) won rookie scoring title.


D.C. UNITED: Upgraded contract of D Bobby Boswell from developmental to full 18-man roster.

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