NFL -- Chicago Bears QB Jim McMahon was named player of the month for September by the Professional Football Writers of America.

NFC -- Named Los Angeles Rams QB Dieter Brock and Detroit CB Demetrious Johnson offensive and defensive players of the week.

AFC -- Named Kansas City FS Deron Cherry, Miami QB Dan Marino players of the week.

Seattle Seahawks -- Signed P Dave Finzer, cut P Jimmy Colquitt. Rehired WR-KR Paul Skansi, put WR-KR Danny Greene (hamstring) on injured reserve.

Green Bay Packers -- Named Lynn Dickey to start at QB Sunday against Detroit.

New York Jets -- Waived RBs Cedric Minter and Ronny Cone, OT Mark Shumate, DBs George Floyd and Mike Dennis.

Cleveland Browns -- Activated WR Brian Brennan, naming him to start Sunday against New England; cut OT Scott Bolzan. BASEBALL

San Diego Padres -- Learned that SS Garry Templeton's left leg had been broken by foul ball.

Cincinnati Reds -- OF Gary Redus, saying he knows he will be traded anyway, said Manager Pete Rose should bench player Rose. "He thinks he's helping the club hitting .265," Redus said, "but we'd have more speed and more power without him."

Kansas City Royals -- Obtained minor league OF Dwight Taylor from Cleveland to complete spring trade of RHP Keith Creel to Indians.

NBC-TV -- Hired Baltimore Orioles C Rick Dempsey as a pregame analyst for AL playoffs. HOCKEY

St. Louis Blues -- Traded D Gilbert Delorme to Quebec Nordiques for D Bruce Bell; bought minor league LW Normand Baron from Montreal Canadiens.

Quebec Nordiques -- Announced retirement of F Real Cloutier. BASKETBALL

Los Angeles Clippers -- Agreed on contract with first-round draft choice C Benoit Benjamin.

Denver Nuggets -- Signed President-GM Vince Boryla to a five-year contract. GOLF

Middle Atlantic PGA -- David Oates of Loudoun earned his first MAPGA victory with four-under-par 67 in the Chesapeake Bay Classic at Eisenhower. COLLEGES

North Carolina -- Reported its new basketball arena likely will not be ready for season opening next month, may not be usable until sometime in January.

West Virginia -- Suspended LB West Turner indefinitely for "conduct unbecoming a Mountaineer," and gave no further details.

Michigan -- Lost OG Mark Hammerstein for season, injured knee in Maryland game.