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AL HONORS: Mickey Tettleton, who batted .556 and drove in 11 runs for the Texas Rangers, won the American League player of the week award for the final week of the regular season.

Cleveland's Albert Belle, who hit 17 homers in September, was selected AL player of the month. Seattle's Norm Charlton was chosen AL pitcher of the month after compiling a 2-0 record and 11 saves.

WISCONSIN WOES: Gov. Tommy G. Thompson said he needs a miracle to muster enough Senate votes for final passage of a $250 million stadium plan to keep the Milwaukee Brewers in Wisconsin.

Following postponement of a planned Senate vote, Thompson said he was still three votes short of the 17 needed for approval in the 32-member Senate.

Brewers owner Bud Selig has said he cannot afford to keep the team in Milwaukee beyond this season unless he gets a high-tech, convertible roof stadium with 75 luxury skyboxes. The team has lost $39 million since 1990, state auditors said.


LEMIEUX AN AVALANCHE: Claude Lemieux, the Stanley Cup MVP for New Jersey last season, was traded twice, ending up in Colorado in a three-way deal featuring disgruntled stars who are among the NHL's top forwards.

The Devils sent Lemieux to the New York Islanders for right wing Steve Thomas. The Islanders then traded Lemieux to the Avalanche for left wing Wendel Clark.

JETS KEEP TKACHUK: The Winnipeg Jets retained star left wing Keith Tkachuk, matching an offer from the Chicago Blackhawks believed to be worth $17 million over five years.

Tkachuk, 23, selected 19th overall in the 1990 draft, had 22 goals and 29 assists in 48 games last season. The former Boston University and 1992 U.S. Olympic star has 94 goals and 97 assists in four seasons with the Jets.


BOUT STILL ON: Backers of the third Riddick Bowe-Evander Holyfield fight confirmed that the bout will go on as scheduled Nov. 4 in Las Vegas, the same night that Mike Tyson fights Buster Mathis Jr. in the same city.


GYMNAST SOARS: Romania's Gina Gogean, defending world champion in the vault, hit a 9.825 in that event and a 9.875 in the floor exercises, the highest mark yet in the 2-day-old World Gymnastics Championships.

With a total of 38.799, she edged past 1993 and 1994 all-around world champion Shannon Miller, whose 38.699 had helped the Americans take the opening day lead in compulsory events.


SOUR COWHER: Bill Cowher, the Pittsburgh Steelers coach who angrily reacted to an incorrect too-many-men penalty by stuffing a photo into a referee's shirt, must subtract $7,500 from his next paycheck for a fine.

The NFL also fined the two officials involved in a miscalculation that cost Pittsburgh three points in a 44-24 loss to Minnesota on Sept. 24.

Ben Montgomery, the line judge who incorrectly counted 12 Steelers, and referee Gordon McCarter, who upheld the call, were fined the equivalent of one game's paycheck. That will cost McCarter $4,009, and Montgomery is out $2,826.

BARRY A BENGAL?: Free agent running back Barry Foster had a physical examination and worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said he had no other information about Foster's appearance Tuesday at the Bengals' Spinney Field training area.

DETMER'S STATUS: Colorado quarterback Koy Detmer has been ruled out of Saturday's game against Kansas, but could return Oct. 21 against Iowa State, team trainers said.