* Texas Rangers -- Announced the resignation of Mike Stone (president) effective Nov. 30.
BASKETBALL (NBA) * Houston Rockets -- Acquired Kenny Smith and Roy Marble guards) from the Atlanta Hawks for Tim McCormick (center) and John Lucas (guard).
* Los Angeles Clippers -- Signed Cedric Ball (forward).
* Miami Heat -- Signed Willie Burton (guard-forward) to a five-year contract.
FOOTBALL (NFL) * Buffalo Bills -- Signed Kim Phillips (cornerback).
Detroit Lions -- Signed Jackie Cline (defensive end). Placed Marc Spindler (defensive end) on injured reserve.