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CHAMP CAR: Named Steve Johnson president, effective Sept. 19, and Dick Eidswick chief executive officer and chairman.

NASCAR: Fined Kyle Busch, driver of Nextel Cup series No. 5 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, $10,000 and Tony Stewart, driver of Busch Series No. 33 Chevrolet, $5,000 and placed them on probation until Dec. 31 for infractions at Watkins Glen International. Fined Lance Deiters, crew chief of Busch Series No. 83 Chevrolet driven by Wally Dallenbach, $2,500 for an unapproved third gear ratio.


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Suspended Nicholas Slack of Brewers organization for 15 games and Luis Ugueto of Royals organization for 30 games, for violating Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

ORIOLES: Moved P Radhames Liz from Single-A Aberdeen to Single-A Delmarva. Moved OF Nolan Reimold from Aberdeen to Single-A Frederick.

PIRATES: Recalled P Mike Gonzalez from Triple-A Indianapolis. Optioned P Ian Snell to Indianapolis.

RANGERS: Purchased contract of P Justin Thompson from Triple-A Oklahoma and P Scott Feldman from Frisco. Designated former Orioles P James Baldwin for assignment. Optioned P Kevin Gryboski to Oklahoma.

RED SOX: Recalled P Jonathan Papelbon from Triple-A Pawtucket. Optioned P Manny Delcarmen to Pawtucket.

REDS: Purchased contract of IF Aaron Holbert from Triple-A Louisville. Placed IF-OF Ryan Freel on 15-day DL.


MAGIC: Signed G Travis Diener.

WIZARDS: Signed G Donell Taylor and F Hiram Fuller.


FLORIDA STATE: Signed women's basketball coach Sue Semrau to three-year contract extension through 2008-09 season.

MARSHALL: Announced men's basketball F Casey Wohlleb will transfer from program.

SAN DIEGO STATE: Signed manager Tony Gwynn to a three-year contract extension.

TULSA: Signed football coach Steve Kragthorpe to six-year extension through 2010-11 academic year.


BRONCOS: Signed CB Rod Babers.

PACKERS: Signed LB Jeremiah Garrison.

REDSKINS: Signed S Eric Brown.

BUCCANEERS: Signed G Phil Bogle. Released RB back Jacque Lewis.


USA HOCKEY: Named Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette coach for 2006 Olympic team that will compete in Turin, Italy.

AVALANCHE: Agreed to terms with G David Aebischer, G Peter Budaj, G Tom Lawson, G Vitaly Kolesnik, D Brett Clark and D Pul Healey.

BLUE JACKETS: Signed C Andrew Murray.

CANADIENS: Re-signed Tomas Plekanec to two-year contract. Signed D Johnathan Aitken, who had been with Canucks, to one-year contract.

HURRICANES: Re-signed D Glen Wesley to one-year contract. Agreed with D Chris Hajt on one-year contract.

ISLANDERS: Agreed with D Brent Sopel on two-year contract.

LIGHTNING: Re-signed C Vincent Lecavalier to four-year contract.

OILERS: Re-signed LW Raffi Torres to two-year contract.

PENGUINS: Re-signed RW Konstantin Koltsov.

PREDATORS: Signed F Simon Gamache, F Darren Haydar and D Greg Zanon. Re-signed F Steve Sullivan to four-your contract. Agreed with D Dan Hamhuis on one-year contract.

RANGERS: Re-signed RW Jozef Balej.

RED WINGS: Signed D Andy Delmore. Re-signed RW Darryl Bootland and F Jason Williams to one-year contracts.

THRASHERS: Signed F J.P. Vigier and F Derek MacKenzie.

WILD: Re-signed RW Kyle Wanvig. Signed RW Joey Tetarenko.

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