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New York Mets: Agreed to terms with general manager Joe McIlvaine on a two-year contract.


NBA: Announced that Cleveland will play host to the 1997 All-Star Game.

Dallas Mavericks: Signed F Cherokee Parks.

Detroit Pistons: Signed C-F Theo Ratliff.

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.

Washington Capitals: Assigned LW Andrew Brunette, RW Greg Pankewicz and G Ron Tugnutt to AHL Portland. Tugnutt has to clear waivers before getting reassigned.

Detroit Vipers (IHL): Signed RW Peter Bondra and C Michal Pivonka, holdouts with the Washington Capitals.

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