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Redskins talking to Shanahan

Former Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan has been in discussions to become the Washington Redskins' next head coach, according to two NFL sources. The two sides still have some issues to work through, however, before an agreement is reached. (Denver Post)Comment

Damon done as a Yankee?

The Yankees were on the verge of bringing Nick Johnson back to the Bronx Thursday night on a one-year contract worth about $5.5 million, a move that could mean the end of Johnny Damon's time in pinstripes. Barring a late-night change of heart by Damon to take a deal on the Yankees' terms -- something in the two-year, $18 million range -- it appeared that the outfielder's time in New York was over. (New York Daily News)Comment

Holmgren close to taking Browns deal

Mike Holmgren may disclose on his weekly radio show in Seattle today whether he will accept a conditional Browns' offer to become their new senior executive of football operations. And even if he doesn't tip his hand, signs point to Holmgren taking the job contingent on finalizing a deal with the club. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)Comment

Must-See Photo

Phoenix's Amar'e Stoudemire goes up for a dunk over Portland's Joel Przybilla. The Trailblazers won the game 105-102. (Sam Forencich/Getty Images)

Must-See Video

Looking back at the life of Chris Henry.

Game To Watch

Bucks at Cavaliers, 8 p.m., ESPN

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  2. Cleveland Cavaliers

SI Vault: Wilt Chamberlain

This Day in Sports

  • 1932 -- Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in first NFL playoff game.
  • 1949 -- Philadelphia Eagles beat Los Angeles Rams 14-0 in NFL championship game.
  • 1961 -- Philadelphia Warriors' Wilt Chamberlain scores 78 points vs. Los Angeles.