BaseballAmerican League: Named Texas Rangers' Mickey Tettleton...


American League: Named Texas Rangers' Mickey Tettleton (.556, 11 RBIs) Player of the Week. Named Cleveland Indians' Albert Belle (17 homers) Player of the Month and Seattle Mariners' Norm Charlton (2-0, 11 saves) Pitcher of the Month.


Florida Marlins: Assigned C Steve Decker, IF Mario Diaz, OF Russ Morman, OF Tommy Gregg and P Richie Lewis outright to Triple-A Charlotte.



L Atlanta Hawks: Signed G Donnie Boyce to a two-year contract.

Charlotte Hornets: Signed G Pete Myers.

Denver Nuggets: Signed F Antonio McDyess to a three-year contract.

Houston Rockets: Re-signed F Chucky Brown and C Charles Jones.

Indiana Pacers: Signed F Eddie Johnson and G Ricky Pierce. Re-signed G Haywoode Workman. Announced G Damon Bailey has accepted a qualifying offer. Renounced the rights to G Vern Fleming, G Lester Conner, F LaSalle Thompson and C Greg Kite. Agreed to terms with G Travis Best.

Los Angeles Lakers: Signed F Fred Roberts.

Orlando Magic: Signed C Jon Koncak.

New Jersey Nets: Signed F Ed O'Bannon to a three-year contract.


Phoenix Suns: Signed F Steve Turner and G Orlando Smart.

Portland Trail Blazers: Signed F Gary Trent and G Randolph Childress to three-year contracts.

Sacramento Kings: Agreed to terms with G Tyus Edney.

Vancouver Grizzlies: Signed G Lawrence Moten to a two-year contract.


Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: Named Bowie State's Sherman Wood Coach of the Week and Brandon Flowers Offensive Lineman of the Week.



NFL: Fined Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher $7,500 for his actions directed at game officials during Pittsburgh's Sept. 24 game with Minnesota. Fined referee Gordon McCarter and line judge Ben Montgomery one game check for violating officiating crew procedures during that game.

Carolina Panthers: Signed RB Nate Turner and WR Brian Wiggins. Released LB Travis Hill.

Cincinnati Bengals: Signed QB Jeff Blake to a contract extension through the 1999 season.

Cleveland Browns: Placed LB Craig Powell on IR.

Indianapolis Colts: Signed PK Cary Blanchard.


Philadelphia Eagles: Waived OL Theo Adams and RB Terry Richardson.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Signed FB Tim Lester. Waived WR Corey Holliday.

San Francisco 49ers: Signed QB Steve Israel. Waived CB Michael Williams. Released CB Pat McGuirk from the practice squad.

Washington Redskins: Signed DT Romeo Bandison. Released LB Phil Yeboah-Kodie.

Baltimore Stallions (CFL): Released OT Mike Finn and DB Corris Ervin from the practice roster.



Anaheim Mighty Ducks: Assigned Steve King to AHL Baltimore. Placed D Don McSween on the injured list.

Buffalo Sabres: Assigned RW Dane Jackson, RW Dixon Ward and D Mike Wilson to AHL Rochester. Assigned D Bryan Fogarty to IHL Minnesota.

Dallas Stars: Assigned F Dan Kesa and F Jamie Langenbrunner to IHL Michigan.

Edmonton Oilers: Assigned G Fred Brathwaite, F Mike Krushelnyski and D Craig Redmond to AHL Cape Breton.

Montreal Canadiens: Assigned LW Pierre Sevigny to AHL Fredericton.

New Jersey Devils: Signed LW Steve Thomas to a multi-year contract.


New York Islanders: Traded RW Steve Thomas to the New Jersey Devils for RW Claude Lemieux. Traded Lemieux to the Colorado Avalanche for LW Wendel Clark. Assigned D Bob Beers and RW Danton Cole to IHL Utah. Assigned LW Andreas Johansson to AHL Worcester.

Ottawa Senators: Assigned F Chad Penney, F Jason Zent, F Pavol Demitra, F Claude Savoie, D Kaj Linna and D Patrick Traverse to AHL Prince Edwards Island.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Returned F Daymond Langkow to WHL Tri-City. Assigned D Bob Halkidis to IHL Atlanta.

Winnipeg Jets: Assigned RW Craig Martin, LW Michal Grosek and D Jeff Finley to AHL Springfield.


American Professional Soccer League: Awarded a franchise to Rochester, N.Y.