December 10, 2008
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Truth & Rumors
Cowher in line to coach Redskins?
Redskins coach Jim Zorn may be vying for his job over the final three games. Sports talk callers aren't the only ones wondering whether the Redskins might have Bill Cowher on speed dial for 2009. Redskins Park sources are also pondering if the team's 1-4 collapse to practically ruin its once sure playoff chances could also claim the coach. "The honeymoon is definitely over," said one team insider of Redskins owner Dan Snyder and Zorn. Zorn was given a modest contract by NFL standards as insiders questioned whether Washington was awaiting Cowher's possible return in 2009. Indeed, Cowher recently told The Washington Times that Snyder tried to lure him from retirement before hiring Zorn despite the owner's earlier denial. (Washington Examiner)
Bobcats may sign Howard
Marty Schottenheimer said during an interview Tuesday on Sirius NFL Radio that it's unlikely he'd return to Cleveland to become head coach of the Browns again, but admitted he was intrigued about the possibility of returning in a front-office role with Bill Cowher as coach. "That would be very interesting for a couple of reasons,'' Schottenheimer said on The Sirius Blitz. "You know, Bill and I have remained very, very close friends throughout our NFL careers and it goes back to when he was a player and I was an assistant. I would be less than candid if I didn't say that that is, at the very least, intriguing. But there are so many movable parts there it would be like a Rubix cube." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Red Sox going aggressively after Teixeira
None of the offers for star free-agent first baseman, Mark Teixeira, who is represented by Scott Boras, have become public yet, beyond the long-running speculation that Teixeira's likely to be the big winner this winter at $160 million over eight years. However, word is gathering that the Red Sox are one of the most aggressive pursuers of Teixeira, with several executives predicting he may wind up there. They don't seem to be the most obvious team for Teixeira, as they have Kevin Youkilis at first base, and even if Youkilis should move over to third base, they have 2007 World Series hero Mike Lowell stationed there. However, the Red Sox are believed to be enamored with Teixeira. Although it would be impossible to repeat it exactly, the Red Sox hope that pairing David Ortiz with Teixeira would replicate the fearsome middle of the order they had for years with Ortiz and Manny Ramirez. (
Must-See Photo
Vancouver Canucks left wing Alex Burrows (14) hits Nashville Predators right wing J. P. Dumont in the second period of last night's game. The hit led to a fight involving several players from both teams. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Game To Watch
Suns at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET
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This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Gary Carter coverage
1984 -- - The Expos trade catcher Gary Carter to the Mets.
1986 -- Dominique Wilkins scores 57 points in a game against Chicago.
1998 -- Tampa Bay signs Blue Jays free-agent Jose Canseco to a one-year deal.


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