• New Vikings coach already wielding ax, fires Cottrell. [Minnesota Sports Talk]
• Keep your enemies closer: Former Don King foe becomes promoter's attorney. [USA Today]
• Look away, children: Reds' Freel arrested for being drunk at a pool hall. [Redleg Nation]
• Why we love soccer: Semipro team battles Man United to a draw. [TMFD]
• U.S. ski chief rips Bode Miller, but not on "60 Minutes." [Off Wing Opinion]