MLB PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION: Named following finalists for Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award: Rangers' Alex Rodriguez, Yankees' Derek Jeter, Braves' John Smoltz, Diamondbacks' Luis Gonzalez, Twins' Torii Hunter and Cubs' Fred McGriff.
BLUE JAYS: Moved Rookie-level affiliate from Medicine Hat to Pulaski.
BREWERS: Purchased contract of P Brian Mazone from Independent Joliet.
METS: Named Fred Wilpon chairman and CEO, Saul Katz president and Jeff Wilpon executive VP and chief operating officer.
TWINS: Announced two-year affiliation agreement with Triple-A Rochester.
YANKEES: Announced four-year affiliation agreement with Double-A Trenton.
CAVALIERS: Rescinded Sept. 10 trade with Kings involving G Mateen Cleaves for F Jumaine Jones after Cleaves failed physical. Acquired G Milt Palacio from Suns for future second-round draft pick.
HAWKS: Signed free-agent F Darvin Ham.
WIZARDS: Named Patrick Ewing assistant coach after he announced his retirement as a player.
NCAA: Rejected Alabama's request that sanctions against its football program be eased and upheld one-year postseason ban and other sanctions on Kentucky football program for recruiting violations.
FROSTBURG STATE: LB Chris Lentz was named Atlantic Central Football Conference football Rookie of the Week.
MARYLAND: Named Paul Cantabene (Loyola College) men's lacrosse offensive coordinator.
UMBC: Stefanie Thomas was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week in Cross Country.
NAVY: F Amelia Sheveland was named Patriot League women's soccer Offensive Player of the Week.
SALISBURY: Setter Monica McLaughlin (Hammond) was named Capital Athletic Conference volleyball Player of the Week. F Jill Cressor was named field hockey Player of the Week.
WILLIAM AND MARY: Named Kristin Hagert (Loyola College, St. Mary's High) women's lacrosse assistant coach.
NFL: Named Steve Bornstein adviser on television and media issues.
BEARS: Waived FB Tyree Foreman. Signed DB Eric Johnson to practice squad.
BUCCANEERS: Signed free-agent TE Rickey Dudley. Released G Russ Hochstein.
DOLPHINS: Waived CB Zebbie Lethridge and TE Alonzo Mayes off IR and WR Margin Hooks and G Dwayne Pierce off practice squad. Signed C-G Troy Andrews and LB Joshua Symonette to practice squad.
EAGLES: Re-signed DE Ivory McCoy to practice squad. Released FB Jason McKie from practice squad.
FALCONS: Waived DE Ronald Flemons, CB Rodney Heath and WR Kahlil Hill. Signed WR Damon Gibson, CB Kevin Mathis and DE Reggie McGrew.
49ERS: Signed S Jason Moore.
LIONS: Placed OT Kerlin Blaise on IR. Signed G Frank Romero to practice squad. Released RB Rafael Cooper from practice squad.
PATRIOTS: Re-signed WR T.C. Taylor to practice squad. Released former Ravens and Stallions LB O.J. Brigance.
VIKINGS: Signed K Gary Anderson. Released LB Antonio Wilson.