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NASCAR -- Fined driver Juan Pablo Montoya $10,000 and placed him on probation through end of year for making obscene gesture on live television last week. Fined crew chief Todd Brewer $2,000 for using unapproved parts on No. 25 Ford Fusion during April 18 inspection.


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -- Suspended minor league player Cedrick Brooks for 50 games for violating Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

ATHLETICS -- Activated 1B Dan Johnson from 15-day DL. Optioned C Adam Melhuse to Triple-A Sacramento.

BLUE JAYS -- Placed former Orioles C Gregg Zaun on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of former Orioles C Sal Fasano from Triple-A Syracuse. Designated IF John Hattig for assignment.

BREWERS -- Placed P Greg Aquino on 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday.

MARLINS -- Purchased contract of P Nate Field from Triple-A Albuquerque. Transferred P Logan Kensing from 15- to 60-day DL.

WHITE SOX -- Optioned 1B Casey Rogowski to Triple-A Charlotte.

YANKEES -- Optioned P Colter Bean to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Purchased contract of P Philip Hughes from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.


PACERS -- Fired coach Rick Carlisle.


CLEMSON -- Junior F James Mays declared for NBA draft.

EASTERN WASHINGTON -- G Rodney Stuckey declared for NBA draft.

GEORGIA TECH -- G Javaris Crittenton declared for NBA draft.

JAMES MADISON -- Agreed to contract extension with women's basketball coach Kenny Brooks through 2011-12 season.

MISSOURI -- Announced that F Glen Dandridge is leaving basketball team.

MISSOURI WESTERN -- Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Josh Keister.

NIAGARA -- Agreed with women's basketball coach Bill Agronin on contract extension.

N.C. STATE -- Signed AD Lee Fowler to contract extension through 2013.

RUTGERS -- Signed women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer to seven-year contract extension.

SAINT FRANCIS, PA. -- Named Susan Robinson Fruchtl women's basketball coach.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE -- Announced that women's basketball coach Aaron Johnston has left school to accept same position at Wisconsin-Green Bay.

WISCONSIN GREEN BAY -- Named Aaron Johnston women's basketball coach.


BROWNS -- Signed DE Simon Fraser and LB Mason Unck to one-year contracts.

DOLPHINS -- Re-signed LB Donnie Spragan to one-year contract.

LIONS -- Signed WR Cliff Russell and former Ravens WR Marcus Robinson. Re-signed CB Keith Smith.

PATRIOTS -- Signed LS Tony Case.

RAIDERS -- Released DE Lance Johnstone and OL Brad Badger. Signed DT Josh Shaw and DB Kris Richard. Waived WR Leo Bookman.

RAMS -- Traded 2007 fifth-round draft pick and third-round pick (No. 82) to Chiefs for KR-PR Dante Hall and third-round pick (No. 84).

SEAHAWKS -- Signed DE Brandon Green.


PANTHERS -- Agreed to two-year contract with LW Ville Peltonen.

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