Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was shot while in his Florida home and died in the hospital a day later. Taylor and his girlfriend were sleeping when someone broke into his home and into the bedroom where they were and fired two shots, one hitting Taylor in the leg, damaging Taylor’s femoral artery. Taylor never regained consciousness after losing a significant amount of blood and now his teammates continue to battle in preparing to play games.

College football
Coaches beware: your jobs are at stake. A number of coaches were released from their coaching duties after their teams disappointed fans and administrators this season. Among the coaches let go was Sonny Lubick from Colorado State after 15 years, Dennis Franchione from Texas A&M, Bill Callahan from Nebraska, Ed Orgeron from Mississippi, Joe Novak from Northern Illinois, Ted Roof from Duke, Chan Gailey from Georgia Tech, Bill Doba from Washington State and Jeff Bower from Southern Mississippi.