Diamondbacks: Triple-A Tucson will change name from Toros to Sidewinders.
Padres: Named Dave Smith pitching coach for Triple-A Las Vegas.
Heat: Waived G Ruben Nembhard and F Muntrelle Dobbins.
Mavericks: Waived F Malcolm Mackey. Signed G Jerome Allen and G Reggie Freeman to non-guaranteed, one-year contracts.
Fresno State: Suspended basketball player Daymond Forney indefinitely for failing to complete team requirements.
NFL: Named following Players of the Week: AFC offensive, Raiders RB Napoleon Kaufman; NFC offensive, Giants WR Chris Calloway; AFC defensive, Bills DE Bruce Smith; NFC defensive, Panthers CB Eric Davis; AFC special teams, Oilers P Reggie Roby; and NFC special teams, Giants PR Amani Toomer.
Chargers: Signed LB Bobby Houston. Placed LB Kurt Gouveia on IR with neck injury.
49ers: Signed G Rod Milstead. Signed T Marc Lamb to practice squad.
Jaguars: Signed former Ravens RB Steve Lee to practice squad. Released WR Donnell Baker from practice squad.
Packers: Waived DE Shannon Clavelle. Signed DL Gerald Williams.
Saints: Signed S Cory Gilliard to practice squad.
Coyotes: Signed D Teppo Numminen to three-year contract.
Mighty Ducks: Recalled D Ruslan Salei from AHL Cincinnati.
Penguins: Acquired D Tuomas Gronman from Blackhawks for C Greg Johnson.
Dover Downs: Named Charles B. Lockhart executive assistant to president and GM for harness racing.
WTA Tour: Player Review Committee approved $5,000 fine for Irina Spirlea for inappropriate remarks after match with Venus Williams at U.S. Open.
Pub Date: 10/23/97