December 21, 2009
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Favre at odds with Vikings coach

Brett Favre confirmed what Brad Childress would not. They got into a "heated discussion," according to Favre, when the coach tried to pull the quarterback in the third quarter. Favre had been under a lot of pressure, as the Vikings offensive line struggled. "Brad wanted to go in a different (direction), and I wanted to stay in the game. This will only fuel the perception that Childress can't control Favre. And, despite his contract extension, Childress has to be careful about his credibility with the rest of his players, who are going to be around a lot longer than Favre. (St. Paul Pioneer Press) Comment

Yankees ask Cubs about Zambrano

With his everyday lineup for 2010 set, Brian Cashman has turned attention to the rotation, and will almost certainly add a starter by New Year's, according to a major league source. Cashman is believed to have inquired about Carlos Zambrano, but with the Cubs' asking price high for the 28-year-old right-hander -- who is coming off an injury-plagued 2009 -- it's more probable the Yankees will go the free-agent route. (New York Post) Comment

UFC coming to Boston

It didn't take the UFC long to make good on their promise to come to Boston. Just two weeks after Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill into law sanctioning mixed martial arts, the UFC has tentatively scheduled a date for Aug. 28 at TD Garden. Organization President Dana White broke the news to Dan Duggan of The Boston Herald. ( Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Stuttgart defender Stefano Celozzi (right) gets a mouthful of snow while vying for the ball with Hoffenheim's Boris Vukcevic during a German league soccer match Saturday in Stuttgart. (Torsten Silz/Getty Images)

Must-See Video

Mike Tyson made a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend.

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: More Vince Lombardi
  • 1969 -- Washington's Vince Lombardi coaches his last NFL game as the Redskins lose to the Cowboys to finish 7-5-2, the team's first winning season in 14 years.
  • 1984 -- West Virginia's Georgeann Wells becomes the first woman to dunk the ball in a game.
  • 1997 -- Detroit's Barry Sanders runs for 184 yards against the Jets to become the third running back in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season.

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