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Dusty Baker says he’d be ‘flattered and honored’ to manage the …

Dusty Baker says he’d be ‘flattered and honored’ to manage the Detroit Tigers

yahoo.com Updated Oct 21, 2013
Dusty Baker, recently ousted as Cincinnati Reds manager, didn't waste much time hinting that he'd be interested in taking over the Detroit Tigers, who are newly manager-less after Jim Leyland announced Monday he won't be coming back.Baker had previously…
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  • Leyland receives universal admiration from peers

    Leyland receives universal admiration from peers

    Jim Leyland announced Monday morning that the 2013 season was his last as the Tigers' manager, giving players, managers and everyone else across baseball an opportunity to recognize and appreciate all he accomplished during his 22-year managerial career…
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  • Lions' Ndamukong Suh is No. 3 on Forbes list of most disliked N…

    Lions' Ndamukong Suh is No. 3 on Forbes list of most disliked NFL players

    detnews.com Oct 21, 2013
    Suh, the Lions' star defensive tackle, wasn't at the top of Forbes list of most disliked NFL players, which was unveiled Monday, but he's up near the top, checking in at No. 3.
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  • Week 7 Scoring Summary

    Week 7 Scoring Summary

    lionsgab.com Oct 21, 2013
    Hello Lions fans, week 7 against the Bengals was an exciting one, but disappointing for Detroit fans. This game was filled with big plays, scoring drives, and also mistakes. This past Sunday, the Lions hosted the Cincinnati Bengals in Detroit at Ford Fi…
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  • Mo Cheeks's Ladyfriend Found Lipstick On A Glass, And Things Go…

    Mo Cheeks's Ladyfriend Found Lipstick On A Glass, And Things Got Ugly

    deadspin.com Oct 21, 2013
    Last month, there was a brief, odd report that Pistons head coach Maurice Cheeks was involved in some sort of domestic dispute, but would not be charged. And that was the last we heard of it, until now: Through a FOIA request, the Detroit Free Press has…
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  • Injuries could leave Lions shorthanded at offensive tackle

    Injuries could leave Lions shorthanded at offensive tackle

    detnews.com Oct 21, 2013
    The Lions were left with one fully healthy offensive tackle after the game Sunday but coach Jim Schwartz said it was still too early to tell if they would have to sign another. 'Potentially, we may have to look for some help,' he said on Monday. 'We jus…
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  • Monday breakdown: So far, Lions defensive line isn't living up …

    Monday breakdown: So far, Lions defensive line isn't living up to the hype

    detnews.com Oct 21, 2013
    After seven games, trends start to emerge in the NFL, and it's fair to begin judging teams for what they've shown. And the defensive line simple is not giving the Lions the production they sorely need.
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  • Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Season Previews: Detroit Pistons

    Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Season Previews: Detroit Pistons

    yahoo.com Oct 21, 2013
    After a long, tortuous summer filled with sunny days and absolutely no NBA news of any importance, the 2013-14 season is set to kick off. This means the leaves will change, the cheeks will redden, and 400-some NBA players will ready those aching knees t…
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  • Schwartz: My fault for not challenging play

    Schwartz: My fault for not challenging play

    ESPN.com Oct 21, 2013
    Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz said ultimately it was his decision not to throw a challenge flag during a potential forward lateral following a blocked field goal in the second quarter of a 27-24 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
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  • Upon Further Review: Lions Week 7

    Upon Further Review: Lions Week 7

    ESPN.com Oct 21, 2013
    A review of four hot issues from the Detroit Lions' 27-24 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. First major injury issues of the year: And at a spot the Lions can ill afford to have them. Yes, Detroit has had some injury problems at wide receiver with both Na…
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  • World Series preview: Cardinals have just enough to beat Red So…

    World Series preview: Cardinals have just enough to beat Red Sox

    CNNSI.com Oct 21, 2013
    The Red Sox and Cardinals were baseball's best in 2013, but which team has the edge in the World Series?
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  • Jim Schwartz says officials told him he couldn’t challenge a re…

    Jim Schwartz says officials told him he couldn’t challenge a reviewable play

    profootballtalk.com Oct 21, 2013
    Lions coach Jim Schwartz and the NFL’s replay system go together about as well as oil and water. Last Thanksgiving, Schwartz threw a challenge flag when he shouldn’t have and wound up getting a penalty while wiping out the possibility of a challenge due…
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  • Last-second Lions defeat just the capper of Detroit's lost week…

    Last-second Lions defeat just the capper of Detroit's lost weekend

    detnews.com Oct 21, 2013
    Are you still stinging from the Tigers' Game 6 elimination against the Red Sox Saturday night? Well the sun did rise on Sunday but so did Nugent's field goal, and A.J. Green's vertical, quarterback Andy Dalton's quarterback rating and Dominic Raiola's t…
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  • Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets,…

    Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, and Detroit Pistons

    grantland.com Oct 21, 2013
    14. Dallas Mavericks Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose skeptically review Mavs owner Mark Cuban's latest attempt to field an NBA championship roster and con...
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  • Video - Emotional Leyland Steps Down 00:44

    Emotional Leyland Steps Down

    Oct 21
    An emotional Jim Leyland steps down as Tigers manager.
  • Video - Leyland Resigns As Tigers Manager 02:26

    Leyland Resigns As Tigers Manager

    Oct 21
    Nomar Garciaparra reacts to the news that Tigers manager Jim Leyland is stepping down and will not return next season.
  • Video - Vick Most Disliked Player In NFL 03:23

    Vick Most Disliked Player In NFL

    Oct 21
    According to a survey by E-Poll Market Research and released by Forbes.com, Michael Vick is the most disliked person in the NFL. Darren Rovell discusses.
  • Video - Leyland: It's Time To Step Down 06:23

    Leyland: It's Time To Step Down

    Oct 21
    Jim Leyland discusses his decision to step down as Tigers manager.

Sports Columnists

  • No Perfect Endings, Just Luck

    Oct 21
    Soaking in what happened Sunday and what those happenings mean: Wild-Card wonderment. It’s early. Nine games left is an eternity, etc., blah, blah, blah. But Kansas City’s win and Denver’s loss sets up at least the prospect of K.C. winning the AFC West …
  • NBA: Deadline nears for class of 2010 extensions

    Oct 21
    Which members of the 2010 class are likely to secure an extension before the deadline?
  • Don Banks: Colts prove to be real deal with win over Manning's Broncos in …

    Oct 21
    Don't be fooled by this one. The closeness of the final score didn't tell the whole story, because this was no fluke. A celebrated homecoming might have distracted us for a while, but for most of the night, this was more of a mismatch than a memorable m…