- The Washington Times - Monday, December 17, 2007


National League

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.



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