PRO FOOTBALL Dallas Cowboys -- OL Phil Pozderac announced his retirement, effective immediately.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Georgia Tech -- Announced senior QB Rick Strom will not start in Saturday's game with No. 13 Tennessee because of a broken finger on his throwing hand. Strom will be replaced by backup Darrell Gast, a fifth-year senior who has played in three games this season.

BASEBALL Major league players voted George Bell of Toronto and Andre Dawson of the Chicago Cubs the most valuable players in USA Today's fourth annual poll.

PRO BASKETBALL Denver Nuggets -- Announced G Darrell Walker has agreed to contract terms. Chicago Bulls -- Signed F/C Horace Grant from Clemson.Houston Rockets -- Holdout F Rodney McCray fired agent Howard Slusher and hired David Falk of ProServ in Washington. McCray has been seeking a $1 million per-year contract and the Rockets have been offering about $700,000.

TRACK AND FIELD Jesse Owens Award -- Five athletes were nominated: 1986 winner heptathlete Jackie Joyne-Kersee, long jumper and triple jumper Mike Conley, hurdlers Greg Foster and Edwin Moses and sprinter/long jumper Carl Lewis.

AUTO RACING AC Delco 500 -- Davey Allison won the pole with a clocking of 145.609 mph during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR race at North Carolina Motor Speedway.