NASCAR -- Fined and suspended Joe Lax, Nextel Cup crew chief for No. 36 Toyota, until Sept. 19 because of rule violations last week at California Speedway.
ORIOLES -- Recalled P Jaret Wright from injury rehabilitation and returned him to 60-day DL.
TIGERS -- Activated DH-OF Gary Sheffield from 15-day DL.
ALBANY -- Extended contract of men's lacrosse coach Scott Marr through 2012.
HOLY CROSS -- Signed men's basketball coach Ralph Willard to five-year contract extension through 2012-13 season.
WEST VIRGINIA -- Signed football coach Rich Rodriguez to one-year contract extension through 2013 season.