Wednesday, December 2
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In what will go down as one of the most unique behind-the-scenes moments in Jets history, Joe Girardi visited practice yesterday and helped teach Mark Sanchez some sliding techniques. Making the visit most surreal is the fact Rex Ryan called Yankees president Randy Levine yesterday morning and asked him if he could send someone over to help give his rookie quarterback some sliding tips. (New York Post)Comment
The Red Sox have a big enough hole at shortstop that they are weighing a big move to fill it. That move would be to switch Dustin Pedroia from second base to short, a position change a team source said yesterday was "unlikely" but an idea that will not be dismissed, either. For his part, Pedroia is all in. (Boston Herald)Comment
Despite being stunned when informed of the one-year, $1.3 million unsecured proposal at Monday's two-hour Dallas powwow -- involving several posse members from both sides, including Leon Rose, LeBron James' agent as well -- Allen Iverson desperately wants back into the NBA via Philadelphia, according to a source. (New York Post)Comment
Roy Jones Jr. lies on the mat during the first round of Wednesday's cruiserweight title fight against Danny Green in Sydney. Green TKO'd the former pound-for-pound champ after just 122 seconds. (Torsten Blackwood/Getty Images)
Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington said he had not spoken to Tiger Woods, who was involved in a car accident last week and withdrew from his own tournament. British Open champ Stewart Cink said he's disappointed Woods won't be playing.
Game To Watch
Suns at Cavaliers, 7 p.m. ET, MY45/FSOH
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SI Vault: More Bill Russell
This Day in Sports
- 1956 -- Bill Russell leads the United States to a 89-55 rout of the Soviet Union in the gold-medal game at the Melbourne Olympics.
- 1975 -- Ohio State's Archie Griffin becomes the first player to win the Heisman Trophy twice.
- 1985 -- The undefeated Chicago Bears see their hopes for a perfect season dashed in Miami with a 38-24 loss to the Dolphins on Monday Night Football.