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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS–Agreed to terms with coach Sean Payton on a multiyear contract extension.



CONNECTICUT WHALE–Reassigned D Jyri Niemi and D Steven Delisle to Greenville (ECHL).


ECHL–Suspended Trenton’s Justin Taylor pending a review and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Dec. 28 game at Reading. Fined Trenton’s Matt Mangene and Reading’s Danick Paquette an undisclosed amount for their actions in the Dec. 28 game. Suspended Bakersfield’s Tyson Gimblett and Stockton’s Teigan Zahn pending a review and fined them undisclosed amounts for their actions in a Dec. 28 game. Fined Toledo’s Cody Lampl an undisclosed amount for his actions in a game against Cincinnati. Fined Florida’s Aaron Bogosian an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Dec. 28 game at Orlando.


CONNECTICUT–Signed men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie to a contract extension through the end of the 2017-18 season.