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Auto racing

NASCAR -- Docked Dale Earnhardt Jr. 100 Nextel Cup points and fined crew chief Tony Eury Jr. $100,000 and suspended him for six points races for having the rear wing improperly mounted at Darlington Raceway on Sunday.


ATHLETICS -- Placed P Huston Street on 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Purchased contract of P Connor Robertson from Triple-A Sacramento.

BRAVES -- Activated P Bob Wickman from 15-day DL. Optioned P Kevin Barry to Triple-A Richmond.

CARDINALS -- Claimed P Todd Wellemeyer off waivers from Royals.

CUBS -- Purchased contract of IF Mike Fontenot from Triple-A Iowa.

DODGERS -- Recalled P Hong-Chih Kuo from Triple-A Las Vegas. Designated IF Wilson Valdez for assignment.

INDIANS -- Extended contract of assistant GM Chris Antonetti through 2011 and promoted him to VP of baseball operations. Extended contract of assistant GM-scouting operations John Mirabelli through 2010.

MARINERS -- Activated P Felix Hernandez and P Jason Davis. Optioned P Ryan Rowland-Smith to Triple-A Tacoma. Transferred P Arthur Rhodes to 60-day DL.

METS -- Acquired IF Jake Gautreau from Indians for player to be named or cash.

NATIONALS -- Activated P Jerome Williams from 15-day DL. Optioned OF Kory Casto to Triple-A Columbus.

RANGERS -- Placed P Kevin Millwood and P Ron Mahay on 15-day DL. Recalled P Scott Feldman and P A.J. Murray from Triple-A Oklahoma.

REDS -- Recalled P Marcus McBeth. Purchased contract of C Chad Moeller from Triple-A Louisville. Optioned IF Jeff Keppinger and P Bobby Livingston to Louisville.

ROCKIES -- Activated P Ramon Ramirez from 15-day DL.

YANKEES -- Called up P Ron Villone. Optioned P Sean Henn to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.


NBA -- Suspended Spurs F Robert Horry two games without pay and Suns C Amare Stoudemire and Suns F-C Boris Diaw one game without pay for actions in Monday'sgame.


COLORADO STATE -- Announced men's basketball F Andy Ogide transferred from Mississippi and G Willis Gardner from Ohlone JC.


COWBOYS -- Signed QB Richard Bartel.

49ERS -- Signed S Jake Patten.

GIANTS -- Signed DL Dek Blake, G Matt Maddox and CB Darren Barnett.

JETS -- Signed DB James Ihedigbo, CB Rayshaun Kizer, LB Jared Newberry, WR Jesse Pellot-Rosa and WR Renard Stevens. Released DB Caleb Hendrix, DE Matt King, WR Dustin Osborn and LB Mark Zalewski.

REDSKINS -- Signed RB Pete Schmitt, TE Brian Bell, WR Carl Berman, G Cornelius Rogers, DE Alex Buzbee, LB Kevin Jones, DB Byron Westbrook and DB Brandon Register.

SAINTS -- Signed DL Lance Legree, DL Anton Palepoi, along with free-agent LB Desmond Sims.


BLACKHAWKS -- Named John Torchetti assistant coach. Signed C Evan Brophey to three-year contract.

WILD -- Signed C Morten Madsen to three-year contract.

Track and field

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS -- Banned runner Lyubov Denisova for two years for testing positive for banned substances in a March 20 out-of-competition test.

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