New York Mets: Agreed to terms with general manager Joe McIlvaine on a two-year contract.
Dallas Mavericks: Signed F Cherokee Parks.
Sacramento Kings: Signed F Michael Smith.
Southwestern Athletic Conference: Suspended Cardell Jones, Alcorn State football coach, for two games (tomorrow and Oct. 14) for illegal recruiting contacts.
Vanderbilt: Announced the resignation of Paul Hoolahan, athletic director, effective Dec. 31.
NFL: Named Dallas Cowboys RB Emmitt Smith Offensive Player of the Month for September; St. Louis Rams LB Roman Phifer Defensive Player of the Month; and Atlanta Falcons K Morten Andersen Special Teams Player of the Month.
Chicago Bears: Signed KR Nate Lewis and DB Keshon Johnson. Waived LB Robert Bass and S Pat Eilers.
Cleveland Browns:Cleveland Browns: Signed LB Linc Harden and DT Chad Eaton to the practice squad.
Denver Broncos: Placed DB Ronnie Bradford on injured reserve. Signed free-agent DL Troy Wilson.
Houston Oilers: Signed RB Marion Butts.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Placed S Chris Hudson on injured reserve. Re-signed S Deral Boykin.
New England Patriots: Signed QB Jay Barker from the practice squad. Released TE Andre President.
Dallas Stars: Signed F Trent Klatt to a one-year contract.
New York Rangers: Signed LW Luc Robitaille.
St. Louis Blues: Acquired D Dallas Eakins from the FloridPanthers for a fourth-round selection in the 1997 draft.
Vancouver Canucks: Signed F Trevor Linden.
Detroit Vipers (IHL): Signed RW Peter Bondra and C Michal Pivonka, holdouts with the Washington Capitals.