March 03, 2009
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Truth & Rumors
A-Rod sought Couric's advice
Before he lied to her about steroids, Alex Rodriguez turned to Katie Couric for career advice. On last night's "Late Show with David Letterman," Couric said she was speaking to A-Rod frequently when he opted out of his contract with the Yankees in 2007, trying to convince him to do a "60 Minutes" interview. At one point, Rodriguez called to ask her, "What team do you think I should play for?" Letterman responded, "That should have told you he was on the juice, that he's calling you." (New York Post)
Williams wants quick Cowboys exit
Roy Williams wants to know what his future holds immediately, so his agent, Jordan Woy, has asked the Dallas Cowboys to either cut or trade the strong safety by today. The Cowboys have made Williams available for trade but the market has been slow, largely because teams believe the club will eventually release him. Williams is scheduled to count $6.6 million against the 2009 salary cap. (Dallas Morning News)
Is end near for Iverson?
Allen Iverson is in the final season of his contract making $20.8 million. I think he could be another Latrell Sprewell, who just walks away though he could play because he doesn't want to deal with the major pay reduction, or change in role or limited playing opportunity. Most GMs I talked to automatically felt someone would take a shot at Iverson. They pointed to the glamour market teams like Miami or New York, most likely. Maybe a one-year deal in a place like that. Iverson probably has a good chance to get a mid-level exception for a year or two, a salary in the $5 million range. (
Must-See Photo
Dwyane Wade stretches before Monday's game against Cleveland. Wade scored 41 points, but the Heat lost 107-100 as LeBron James had 42 points and rallied the Cavaliers.(AP)
Must-See Video
Baylor-bound Brittney Griner of Houston throws it down in a high school playoff game.
Game To Watch
Florida State at Duke, 8 PM ET -- The Blue Devils trail UNC by one game in the ACC with two to play.
Florida State Seminoles
Duke Blue Devils
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More George Foreman
1974 -- Heavyweight George Foreman knocks out Ken Norton to improve to 40-0.
1998 -- Larry Doby, the American League's first black player, is elected to the Hall of Fame.
2006 -- The inaugural World Baseball Classic begins.


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