1:05 AM PST, December 18, 2011
SAN DIEGO PADRES - Traded RHP Mat Latos to Cincinnati for RHP Edinson Volquez, RHP Brad Boxberger, INF Yonder Alonso and C Yasmani Grandal. Designated C Luis Martinez for assignment.
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
DETROIT PISTONS - Signed G Rodney Stuckey.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS - Signed G Chauncey Billups and F Caron Butler.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
BUFFALO BILLS - Signed DL Jarron Gilbert. Released LB Antonio Coleman.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS - Signed C John Sullivan to a five-year contract extension.
OAKLAND RAIDERS-Placed CB Chris Johnson on the reserve/non-football illness list. Signed DE Mason Brodine.
National Hockey League
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS - Assigned F Ben Smith to Rockford (AHL).
EDMONTON OILERS - Recalled G Olivier Roy from Oklahoma City (AHL).
FLORIDA PANTHERS - Recalled C Greg Rallo from San Antonio (AHL).
MONTREAL CANADIENS - Fired coach Jacques Martin. Named assistant coach Randy Cunneyworth interim coach.
PHOENIX COYOTES - Traded F Kyle Turris to Ottawa for D David Rundblad and a second-round draft pick. Recalled G Justin Pogge from Portland (AHL) on an emergency basis.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING - Recalled D Evan Oberg from Norfolk (AHL).
American Hockey League
BINGHAMTON SENATORS - Returned F Riley Armstrong to Elmira (ECHL). Recalled G Brian Stewart from Elmira.
PEORIA RIVERMEN - Signed F Mike Radja and D Maury Edwards to professional tryout contracts.
ECHL - Suspended Stockton X Garet Hunt three games and fined him and Stockton X Jordan Fulton undisclosed amounts for their actions during Friday's game against Idaho.
MARQUETTE - Suspended men's basketball G Darius Johnson-Odom one game for an unspecified violation of team rules.