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BASEBALL

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Claimed catcher Jackson Williams off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

Minnesota Twins - Declined a club option on pitcher Jared Burton for the 2015 season.

BASKETBALL

Denver Nuggets - Waived forwards Jerelle Benimon and Marcus Williams.

Memphis Grizzlies - Waived forward Earl Clark and center Hassan Whiteside.

Utah Jazz - Waived forward Jack Cooley and guard Dahntay Jones.

FOOTBALL

Denver Broncos - Signed linebacker Shaquil Barrett to the practice squad.

New England Patriots - Acquired linebacker Akeem Ayers from the Tennessee Titans for undisclosed compensation; released linebacker Ja'Gared Davis.

Tennessee Titans - Signed tight end Richard Gordon; agreed to terms with linebacker Nate Askew and wide receiver Derek Moye to join the practice squad.

HOCKEY

Carolina Hurricanes - Placed forward Eric Staal on injured reserve; recalled forward Brody Sutter from Charlotte (AHL).

Colorado Avalanche - Assigned goaltender Sami Aittokallio to Lake Erie (AHL).

Montreal Canadiens - Assigned defenseman Nathan Beaulieu and forward Michael Bournival to Hamilton (AHL).

New York Islanders - Placed forward Mikhail Grabovski on injured reserve; waived forward Colin McDonald; recalled forward Anders Lee from Bridgeport (AHL).

Pittsburgh Penguins - Recalled defenseman Scott Harrington and forward Andrew Ebbett from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL); assigned goaltender Eric Hartzell to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

10/22 19:43:44 ET As of October 22, 2014, at 07:43 PM ET