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BASEBALL National League

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Declined their 2009 option on RHP Tom Gordon.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association

INDIANA PACERS—Signed F Danny Granger to a five-year contract extension.

FOOTBALL National Football League

CLEVELAND BROWNS—Placed OL Ryan Tucker on injured reserve. Signed WR Steve Sanders.

DENVER BRONCOS—Signed QB Darrell Hackney from the practice squad. Waived OT Matt Murphy.

DETROIT LIONS—Agreed to terms with QB Daunte Culpepper.

GREEN BAY PACKERS—Released DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila. Activated DT Justin Harrell from the physically unable to perform list.

NEW YORK JETS—Activated LB Jason Trusnik from the physically-unable-to-perform list. Waived DL Kareem Brown.

HOCKEY National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES—Recalled F Patrick Dwyer from Albany (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Activated F Raffi Torres from injured reserve.

DALLAS STARS—Assigned D Mark Fistric and F James Neal to Manitoba (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES—Activated D Jonas Ahnelov from injured reserve and assigned him to San Antonio (AHL).

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS—Recalled F Janne Pesonen from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).

ECHL

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS—Announced that the N.Y. Rangers (NHL) have reassigned F Andreas Jamtin and D David Urquhart to Hartford (AHL).

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