July 09, 2008
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Truth & Rumors
Miami wants Notre Dame
Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt said UM wants to book marquee opponents and would be interested in speaking with Notre Dame when it hires an athletic director about one of its new annual prime-time neutral site NBC games. (Miami Herald)
Dodgers promote Mattingly
With the Dodgers' offense ranking among the worst in the league, the club is expected to change hitting coaches at the All-Star break by replacing Mike Easler with Don Mattingly, according to sources close to the situation who requested anonymity because the move hasn't been finalized. Mattingly is due to take over when the Dodgers start the second half of the season in Arizona on July 18. Manager Joe Torre declined to comment.(Los Angeles Times)
New Dallas coach in '09?
This is not a make-or-break season for coach Wade Phillips, though I happen to think it's his last season. He'll either take this team loaded with talent and win the Super Bowl and ride off into the sunset afterward. Or the Cowboys will fall short of their goal, and Jerry Jones will give him a golden parachute to leave so he can promote Jason Garrett. The Cowboys' offensive coordinator, the NFL's highest-paid assistant coach, turned down head coaching jobs in Atlanta and Baltimore last season. It's hard to believe he would turn down the opportunities he's sure to get at the end of this season, provided the Cowboys have the high-powered offense everyone anticipates. (Dallas Morning News)
Must-See Photo
USA's Rachel Laurent participates in the women's pole vault qualification during day two of the 12th IAAF World Junior Championships at the Zawisca Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland. (Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
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Game To Watch
Rays at Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay Rays
New York Yankees
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Steffi Graf
1877 -- The first Wimbledon tennis championship is held
1922 -- Johnny Weissmuller swims 1st 100 meter freestyle under 1 minute
1947 -- O.J. Simpson is born
1989 -- Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-7(1), 6-1 to win her second Wimbledon title

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