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October 23, 1997

Baseball

Diamondbacks: Triple-A Tucson will change name from Toros to Sidewinders.

Padres: Named Dave Smith pitching coach for Triple-A Las Vegas.

Basketball

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.

College

Fresno State: Suspended basketball player Daymond Forney indefinitely for failing to complete team requirements.

Football

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.

Cowboys: Signed RB Emory Smith, brother of Dallas RB Emmitt Smith, to practice squad.

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.

Hockey

Coyotes: Signed D Teppo Numminen to three-year contract.

Devils: Recalled LW Patrik Elias from AHL Albany.

Mighty Ducks: Recalled D Ruslan Salei from AHL Cincinnati.

Penguins: Acquired D Tuomas Gronman from Blackhawks for C Greg Johnson.

Horse racing

Dover Downs: Named Charles B. Lockhart executive assistant to president and GM for harness racing.

Tennis

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

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