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.
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.
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.