New York Mets -- Named Steve Phillips...


October 02, 1991

BASEBALL (NL) * New York Mets -- Named Steve Phillips director of minor league operations; Scott Brown administrative assistant of scouting; and Maureen Cooke administrator of minor league department.

* San Diego Padres -- Announced the resignation of Dennis Sommers (lead scout).

BASKETBALL (NBA) * Los Angeles Clippers -- Signed Tony Brown (forward) and Greg Wiltjer (center).

* Los Angeles Lakers -- Signed Anthony Jones (forward).

FOOTBALL (NFL) * Indianapolis Colts -- Fired Ron Meyer (coach) and Leon Burtnett (offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach). Named Rick Venturi coach for the remainder of the season.

HOCKEY (NHL) * League -- Suspended Ron Hextall (goaltender) of the PhiladelphiaFlyers and Jim Cummins (right wing) of the Detroit Red Wings forsix games and three games, respectively, for their parts in aslashing incident during an exhibition game on Sept. 22.

LACROSSE (MILL) * League -- Awarded franchise to Buffalo, N.Y. to begin play in the1992 season. The team will be known as the Bandits.

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