BaseballAstros: Agreed to terms with C Randy...


Astros: Agreed to terms with C Randy Knorr on minor-league contract.


Marlins: Agreed to four-year, $17.5 million contract with P Robb Nen.

Mets: Signed C Todd Pratt to minor-league contract.


Padres: Re-signed free-agent IF Craig Shipley. Signed C Don Slaught to minor-league contract.

Phillies: Agreed to terms with SS Kevin Stocker on one-year contract, P Ken Ryan on two-year contract, and OF Ruben

Amaro and P Reggie Harris on minor-league contracts.

Rangers: Signed IF Jerry Browne to minor-league contract. Traded OF Rikkert Faneyte to Reds for player to be named.


NBA: Named Cavaliers G Terrell Brandon Player of the Week.

Nuggets: Signed G Aaron Williams.



Delaware State: Named John McKenzie football coach.

Northwestern: Suspended KR and starting CB Hudhaifa Ismaeli one year for violating policy governing behavior of student athletics.

4 Presbyterian: Named Daryl Dickey football coach.

Tennessee-Martin: Named Jim Marshall football coach.

CBS Sports: Named Lou Holtz studio analyst for football bowl coverage.



Bengals: Named Al Roberts special teams coach. Offensive coordinator Ken Anderson, RB coach Jim Anderson, OL coach Paul Alexander and DL coach Tim Krumrie have accepted 1997 contracts. Defensive coordinator Larry Peccatiello, LB coach Joe Pascale, DB coach Ron Meeks and staff assistant Bobby DePaul will not be offered contracts.

Dolphins: Re-signed TE Troy Drayton for four years.


NHL: Named Rangers C Wayne Gretzky Player of the Week for a record 42nd time. Named Panthers' Doug MacLean (former Skipjacks coach) and Stars' Ken Hitchcock All-Star Game head coaches.

Pub Date: 12/24/96