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Jim Leyland Retires: A Look Back At The His 22-Year MLB Career

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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 […]

Red Sox Win ALCS Game 6, Clinch 2013 World Series Berth vs Cardinals

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“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, […]

Analyzing Maple Leafs’ Phil Kessel’s 8-Year, $64 Million Extension

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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 […]

2013 NFL Week 4 Recap: Only 5 NFL Teams Left Undefeated

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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 […]

Mayweather-Canelo Fight Makes History, Richest Boxing Fight Ever

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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 […]

Boxing: Recapping Mayweather-Canelo, Garcia-Matthysse, etc.

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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 […]

Liverpool FC Wins First Trophy in Six Years

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 […]

Boxers Devon Alexander and Adrien Broner Dominate Opponents

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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. […]

Soccer Manager Hires Bodyguard to Protect Him From Team’s Own Fans

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When a soccer manager has to hire a bodyguard to protect him from his own team’s fans there’s definitely something wrong. Either he’s doing a lousy job or the fans have lost the plot. When it comes to Steve Kean, manager of the English Premier League’s Blackburn Rovers, statistics show that it’s more a case […]

Bears Cut Veteran Defensive Tackle Adams

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At this time last year, Anthony Adams had an expiring contract and his future seemed relatively uncertain. As of Sunday, he’s same position. The 9-year NFL veteran defensive tackle was released by the Bears on Sunday afternoon in a move intended to clear cap space. Late in July 2011, da Bears chose to re-sign Adams […]

Fabio Capello Leaves England Soccer Team in Lurch by Resigning

 In typical English fashion, the national soccer team is in disarray just four months before it enters the biggest soccer tournament in Europe as it’s without a captain and a manager. John Terry had the captaincy stripped from him on Feb. 3 by the English FA and that action led to the resignation of manager […]

NFL Has No Plans for Canadian Franchise

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 With a city full of lousy professional sports teams, it’s no wonder fans in Toronto, Canada were hoping the NFL would eventually expand north of the border. However, that certainly doesn’t look to be the case, at least not anytime in the near future. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appeared on the Costas Tonight television show […]

Rob Gronkowski Undergoes Ankle Surgery

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Although he tried to avoid it, Rob Gronkowski went under the knife to correct his balky left ankle. A source tells Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal that Gronkowski had successful arthroscopic ankle surgery on Friday morning. The recovery time is expected to be 10 weeks, which may hinder his availability for the Pats’ […]