January 04, 2010
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Sources: Giants to fire coordinator

Bill Sheridan's first season as Giants defensive coordinator almost certainly will be his last. Though Tom Coughlin hasn't announced his intentions, several players, coaches and members of the organization all told the Daily News Sunday they expect Sheridan to be fired in the next few days. That's hardly a shock, since the team surrendered 427 points this year - the most since giving up 501 in 1966. (New York Daily News) Comment

Mets eyeing starting pitchers

Mets GM Omar Minaya is still trying to strike a deal with free-agent catcher Bengie Molina and has turned attention in recent days to a starting pitching pool that includes Ben Sheets, Joel Pineiro and Jon Garland. (New York Post) Comment

The job Cowher really wants

The rumors are Bill Cowher to Tampa. But I think Carolina is the job Cowher wants - he lives in North Carolina. Now that John Fox is not getting fired after the Panthers' strong finish, Cowher could wait one more year to see what happens with Fox, who has one year left on his deal. (New York Daily News) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Maria Sharapova returns a shot during her 6-3, 6-4 exhibition victory over Venus Williams at Hua Hin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Thailand beach resort city. (AP)

Must-See Video

Internet sensation Susan Boyle (or a well-dressed lookalike) is welcomed onto the pitch at Celtic Park over the weekend.

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: More Eric Dickerson
  • 1986 -- Eric Dickerson of the L.A. Rams runs for a playoff-record 248 yards on 34 carries in a 20-0 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
  • 1996 -- Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula announces his retirement from the NFL after 26 seasons on the sidelines.
  • 2003 -- Atlanta's Michael Vick leads the Falcons to a 27-7 playoff victory over the Packers -- Green Bay's first-ever postseason loss at Lambeau Field.

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