Chicago White Sox -- Claimed OF Deion Sanders on unconditional-release waivers.
Milwaukee Brewers -- Announced 1B Paul Molitor will miss rest of season with torn muscle in right forearm.
Texas Rangers -- Announced team president Mike Stone's resignation, effective Nov. 30.
Houston Rockets -- Traded G John Lucas (Maryland) and C Tim McCormick to Atlanta Hawks for G Kenny Smith and G Roy Marble.
Los Angeles Clippers -- Signed F Cedric Ball.
Miami Heat -- Signed Willie Burton, first-round draft choice from Minnesota, to five-year contract.
Sacramento Kings -- Reached agreement with F Lionel Simmons, first-round draft choice from La Salle.
Buffalo Bills -- Signed CB Kim Phillips. Placed S Dwight Drane on injured reserve.
Detroit Lions -- Signed DE Jackie Cline. Placed DE Marc Spindler on injured reserve.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Announced DT Matt Darwin will be lost for eight weeks to recover from knee surgery.
Phoenix Cardinals -- Signed RB Terrence Flagler and LB Jeroy Robinson. Placed RB Ron Wolfley on injured reserve. Waived LB David Bavaro.
San Diego Chargers -- Signed DB Michael Brooks. Placed NT Joe Phillips on reserve non-football injury list.
San Francisco 49ers -- Signed CB Kevin Lewis. Placed DL Pete Kugler on injured reserve.
NHL -- Suspended Edmonton Oilers G Grant Fuhr for year for drug abuse. Fined Minnesota North Stars $10,000 and suspended D Mark Tinordi for the season's first 10 games for fighting in Wednesday night's exhibition game with Chicago Blackhawks.
Los Angeles Kings -- Returned D Darryl Sydor and W Brent Thompson to Medicine Hat of WHL.
St. Louis Blues -- Assigned LW Tony Twist and LW Jason Ruff to Peoria of IHL.