LOS ANGELES DODGERS - Agreed to terms with RHP Hiroki Kuroda on a three-year contract. Announced the resignation of Camille Johnston, senior vice president for communications.
SAN DIEGO PADRES - Traded INF David Freese to St. Louis for OF Jim Edmonds and cash.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS - Agreed to terms with LHP Ray King and INF Pete Orr on minor league contracts.
NBA - Suspended Denver F Kenyon Martin one game, without pay, for striking New Orleans F Melvin Ely in the head with an elbow in a game on Dec. 12.
Continental Basketball Association
BUTTE DAREDEVILS - Signed G Odell Bradley. Waived G Sir Valiant Brown and G Tim Taylor.
BUFFALO BILLS - Signed WR Roscoe Parrish to a contract extension.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS - Signed QB Sam Hollenbach.
ANAHEIM DUCKS - Added D Scott Niedermayer to the active roster. Re-assigned C Geoff Platt and D Bruno St. Jacques to Portland (AHL). Recalled RW Bobby Ryan from Portland.
BOSTON BRUINS - Activated G Tim Thomas from the injured list. Assigned G Tuuka Rask to Providence (AHL).
MONTREAL CANADIENS - Assigned G Jaroslav Halak to Hamilton (AHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS - Recalled F Nigel Dawes and F Greg Moore from Hartford (AHL). Assigned F Ryan Callahan to Hartford.
OTTAWA SENATORS - Recalled C Cody Bass from Binghamton (AHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS - Assigned RW Joe Motzko to Hershey (AHL).
American Hockey League
CHICAGO WOLVES - Announced Atlanta (NHL) assigned F Darren Haydar to the team.
LAKE ERIE MONSTERS - Recalled G Andrew Penner from Johnstown (ECHL).
PEORIA RIVERMEN - Recalled F Josh Soares from Alaska (ECHL).
SYRACUSE CRUNCH - Returned G Curtis Darling to Charlotte (ECHL).
CHARLOTTE CHECKERS - Signed F Mike Bayrack. Released F Patrick Bordeleau and G John Leibensperger. Loaned D Kenny Smith to Providence (AHL).
ELMIRA JACKALS - Loaned C Scott May to Binghamton (AHL) and F Kevin Ulanski, F Brett Pilkington, F Pierre-Luc Faubert, F Bobby Robins, D Bryan Rodney, D Joe Grimaldi and D Chris Busby to Albany (AHL).
GWINNETT GLADIATORS - Claimed G Ray Jean off waivers from Wheeling. Signed F Josh Bennett and G Curtis Ryser. Loaned G Craig Kowalski to Syracuse (AHL).
JOHNSTOWN CHIEFS - Signed G Beau York.
READING ROYALS - Loaned D Kevin Schaeffer to Providence (AHL).
DUKE - Named David Cutcliffe football coach.
MICHIGAN - Named Rich Rodriguez football coach.
PITTSBURGH - Named Penny Semaia director of life skills in the athletic department. Named Charles Small assistant director of life skills in the athletic department.