Auto racing

NASCAR: Fined Derrike Cope's crew chief Kenneth Glen $5,000 for using illegal part at Pocono on Sunday. Fined Travis Kvapil's crew chief Shane Wilson $1,000 for using unapproved body modification.


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Announced that Nationals OF Marlon Byrd won appeal of two-game suspension for contact with umpire Joe Brinkman on June 4.

BLUE JAYS: Activated 3B Corey Koskie from 15-day DL. Optioned P Chad Gaudin to Triple-A Syracuse.

CARDINALS: Placed OF Larry Walker on 15-day DL with neck injury. Recalled 1B-OF John Gall from Triple-A Memphis.

INDIANS: Placed DH Travis Hafner on 15-day DL retroactive to July 17. Purchased contract of IF-OF Jeff Liefer from Triple-A Buffalo. Recalled P Brian Tallet from Buffalo. Optioned P Fernando Cabrera to Buffalo.

MARINERS: Signed C Jeff Clement. Optioned OF Chris Snelling to Triple-A Tacoma. Activated IF Dave Hansen from 15-day DL.

MARLINS: Activated P Antonio Alfonseca and P Ismael Valdez from DL. Optioned P Randy Messenger to Triple-A Albuquerque. Transferred P Nate Bump from 15- to 60-day DL.

NATIONALS: Activated 1B Nick Johnson from DL. Designated OF Kenny Kelly for assignment.

RED SOX: Recalled P Manny Delcarmen from Triple-A Pawtucket. Designated P John Halama for assignment.

ROCKIES: Recalled IF Ryan Shealy from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

TIGERS: Sent P Doug Creek outright to Triple-A Toledo.


TRAIL BLAZERS: Signed Sergei Monia to multi-year contract.


ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: Announced that Boston College DE Mathias Kiwanuka was voted football preseason Player of the Year.

CINCINNATI: Announced that basketball sophomore F Ryan Pettinella has transferred from Penn.

CORNELL: Signed men's basketball coach Steve Donahue to multi-year contract extension.

MARYLAND: USA Field Hockey named M Lauren Powley to Women's Junior World Cup team.

UMBC: Named Courtney Martinez Connor women's lacrosse coach.


BENGALS: Signed G Dan Lynch to one-year contract.

BILLS: Agreed to terms with OL Justin Geisinger.

CHARGERS: Agreed to five-year contract with DT Luis Castillo.

COLTS: Signed OL Dylan Gandy.

49ERS: Signed QB Alex Smith to six-year contract.

GIANTS: Agreed to terms with RB Brandon Jacobs and DE Eric Moore.

JAGUARS: Signed WR Chad Owens.

JETS: Signed S Kerry Rhodes and TE Joel Dreessen.

RAIDERS: Signed CB Fabian Washington, S Calvin Branch, DT Lorn Mayers and DT Michael Quarshie.

RAMS: Agreed to one-year contract with G Tom Nutten.

SEAHAWKS: Agreed to terms with RB Shaun Alexander on one-year contract.

TITANS: Agreed to terms with S Vincent Fuller and OT David Stewart.


LIGHTNING: Signed executive vice president and general manager Jay Feaster and coach John Tortorella to contract extensions.

RANGERS: Signed F Rick Kozak.

RED WINGS: Bought out contracts of D Derian Hatcher, F Darren McCarty and F Ray Whitney.

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