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Internationally

Enqvist advances

HONG KONG - Fourth-seeded Thomas Enqvist of Sweden beat Luis Herrera of Mexico 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the Salem Open.

Defending champion Michael Chang, the top seed after top-ranked Andre Agassi withdrew because of back problems, opens today against Switzerland's Jakob Hlasek.

- At Nice, France, France's Cedric Pioline beat eighth-seeded compatriot Guy Forget 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in the first round of the Nice Open.

- At La Manga, Spain, Jana Novotna beat Katarzyna Nowak 6-4, 6-3 to help the Czech Republic beat Poland 3-0 in the first day of the Europe-Africa qualifying for the 1996 Fed Cup.

Nationally

Browns sign Goad

BEREA, Ohio - Cleveland signed former New England nose tackle Tim Goad and former Washington special team player Johnny Thomas. The Boston Globe said Goad will receive a $250,000 base salary, then must reach one of 11 possible incentives to earn $750,000.

Johnson, Broncos reunite

DENVER - Vance Johnson turned down a more lucrative offer from Seattle to rejoin the Broncos. Johnson, 32, agreed Monday to a one-year contract for $250,000 with a $25,000 signing bonus and $100,000 in incentives.

Churla suspended

DALLAS - Dallas forward Shane Churla was suspended for four games without pay and fined $500 by the NHL for his role in an incident Sunday against Chicago.

NHL honors Coffey

NEW YORK - Detroit defenseman Paul Coffey, who had a goal and five assists in four games last week, was selected NHL player of the week.

Mutombo earns award

NEW YORK - Denver center Dikembe Mutombo, who averaged 13 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks in four games last week, was selected the NBA player of the week.

Clippers suspend Murray

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Clippers indefinitely suspended rookie forward Lamond Murray for unspecified disciplinary reasons.

Herrera sidelined

HOUSTON - Houston Rockets forward Carl Herrera dislocated his right shoulder in the first quarter of Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers and will be sidelined two weeks.

Lobo wins Wade Trophy

STORRS, Conn. - Connecticut's Rebecca Lobo, already the most honored player in women's basketball this season, received another award Monday when she was named the recipient of the Wade Trophy.

Record set on runway

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia International Airport closed a runway for 30 minutes Monday to allow LPGA star Laura Davies to set a record for the longest drive by a woman. Davies hit a drive 376 yards to break her mark of 341 yards set in Hawaii in 1988.