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Jim Leyland announced Monday that he’s stepping down as the manager of the Detroit Tigers. The 68-year-old said he’ll remain with the American League ball club in a new position that’s yet to be decided upon. Leyland said he actually came to his decision back on Sept. 7 when his team was blown out by the Kansas City Royals. He then informed his players after the...

The NFL had just two teams without a loss on the 2013 season going into Sunday’s games. The undefeated club also just happened to be down to two teams in the same division, the AFC West. The Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs both tried to chalk up their seventh straight wins on Sunday, but only the Chiefs were successful. Both teams had vastly different games...

“There was something inside of me that said I wanna prove something,” Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino said about his drive to succeed this season. He made that remark after hitting the game-winning grand slam in Saturday’s ALCS Game 6. Prior to Victorino’s monstrous moon shot over the “Green Monster” in left field, he...

It’s amazing how fast you can agree to terms on a new NHL contract when you put your mind to it. Toronto Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel told the club he wasn’t willing to negotiate a new deal once the season got underway on October 1 — and voila! — the next day he had a new deal signed, sealed and delivered. Kessel signed the NHL maximum contract of eight...

The AFC had four undefeated teams to the NFC’s two going into Week 4 of the 2013-14 NFL season. Monday night’s game this week determined whether the NFC would fall to holding just one undefeated squad or the AFC’s tally would drop to three. The Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints would both fight hard to become the fourth NFL team to go 4-0 this...

The Chicago Cubs will be looking to hire their 53rd manager in club history as soon as possible since they fired Dale Sveum from the position at the conclusion of the MLB season on September 30. Sveum had been in charge of the National League team for the past two seasons. The Cubs released a statement, which said it was a difficult decision to make since Sveum was...

If the sport of boxing is indeed dead, then the fans are the last to know about it. They supported last weekend’s Floyd Mayweather vs Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas with their hearts and their money, as the bout has now officially been named as the richest ever in boxing. This is no small feat when you consider the number...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KOs) took Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) into deep water Saturday, and drowned him in front of a sellout crowd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Danny “Swift” Garcia (27-0, 16 KOs) proved his Philadelphia mettle in front of the same crowd, closing the right eye of Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse (34-3,...

Liverpool FC won its first soccer trophy in six years on Feb. 26 with a 3-2 penalty-shootout win over Cardiff City in the Carling Cup Final at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Liverpool, of the English Premier League, found themselves held to a 1-1 tie with Championship League team Cardiff after 90 minutes. Both teams scored in extra time to make it 2-2 and the game...

Many boxing fans remember Devon Alexander for his disappointing performance against Timothy Bradley in a junior welterweight title unification bout in January 2011. However, the southpaw did a lot to wipe out the memory of losing his IBF and WBC titles to Bradley with a dominating performance over hard-hitting Marco Maidana of Argentina on Feb. 25 at the Scottrade...