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Jim "Jimbo" Leyland Was The Most Popular Boy At His H…

Jim "Jimbo" Leyland Was The Most Popular Boy At His High School 50 Years Ago

deadspin.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
Jim Leyland held court for the media today at baseball's winter meetings, and by all indications, he put on quite a show. Craig Calcaterra over at Hardball Talk has all of the highlights-Leyland on the World Baseball Classic: "I support it because the C
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  • Tigers, Boras not on same page about closers

    Tigers, Boras not on same page about closers

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    As Tigers officials and Scott Boras talked around the same time Wednesday afternoon under the same roof at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, they couldn't have sounded much further apart -- not just financially, but philosophically. It wasn't about starting p…
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  • Leyland preparing for 50th season in pro ball

    Leyland preparing for 50th season in pro ball

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    If manager Jim Leyland can get the Tigers through the last postseason step during his 50th season in baseball, he'll have one more memory that will trump all the others.
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  • Detroit Lions 2013 calendar is the worst holiday gift ever

    Detroit Lions 2013 calendar is the worst holiday gift ever

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    If you have a Detroit Lions fan in your life, and he’s someone you like and respect, you will certainly not want to buy him this Lions-themed 2013 calendar for Christmas. But if you have a Lions fan in your life and you really want to get under his skin
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  • Percy Harvin: A month for a sprained ankle?

    Percy Harvin: A month for a sprained ankle?

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz made national headlines with a one-liner during his Wednesday meeting with reporters, saying that receiver Titus Young will most likely have surgery on his knee "unless he doesn't show up for it." The shot left…
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  • Schwartz slams Titus Young one more time on way out

    Schwartz slams Titus Young one more time on way out

    If you had any doubts about Titus Young’s future with the Lions, you can pretty much consider them cleared up now. The Lions had previously exiled him, and then placed him on injured reserve. But today, Jim Schwartz took napalm to any planks that remai
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  • The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

    The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

    dimemag.com Dec 5, 2012
    In all sports the basic concept is to beat your opposition. You never want to lose a game to anyone, but when your rival beats you there’s a different feel. When your rival beats you, there’s suddenly an everlasting second wind about you. When your ri
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  • BBAO: Season ends for James Starks?

    BBAO: Season ends for James Starks?

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    We're Black and Blue All Over: It turns out that Brian Urlacher's potentially season-ending hamstring injury was only the tip of the NFC North's personnel news Tuesday night. The Detroit Lions ended the season of receiver Titus Young, and possibly his t…
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  • Video - 'Sound FX': Detroit's dynamic duo 05:02

    'Sound FX': Detroit's dynamic duo

    Dec 5
    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson are mic'd up for Week 13's wild matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Video - 'A Football Life': When Barry retired... 08:20

    'A Football Life': When Barry retired...

    Dec 5
    Barry Sanders' retirement was a shock and rocked the city of Detroit. Take a look at the controversy that lingered between Sanders' legacy and Emmitt Smith's legacy.
  • Video - 'A Football Life': Mr. 2,000 08:00

    'A Football Life': Mr. 2,000

    Dec 5
    After four straight playoff loses and a new head coach, Barry Sanders got off to a rough start but recovered to have a record-breaking season.
  • Video - 'A Football Life': A new roar in Detroit 06:35

    'A Football Life': A new roar in Detroit

    Dec 5
    The Detroit Lions needed a franchise man, and they got one in running back Barry Sanders. Take a look at how Sanders took control over a struggling team.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
  • Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…

    Dec 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks