Yahoo! has removed directory links from its search results. It was reported by David at Search Engine Roundtable Forums. Barry says that the directory links were linked to the category within Yahoo! Directory.
According to Search Engine Watch, Yahoo! has confirmed the removal of directory links. According to a Yahoo! spokesperson the removal is to decrease clutter in the SERPs and enhance user experience. On second thoughts, it could very well be the first step toward closing down Yahoo! Directory whose best days have passed by.