Rant and Rise: Detroit Tigers Top New York Yankees, NHL Lockout Update, Jimmy Haslam III Purchases Cleveland Browns

Here’s the latest edition of Rant and Rise for October 17, 2012:

Detroit Tigers Top New York Yankees, Take 3-0 Lead

After Tuesday’s 2-1 win over the Yankees, the Tigers are just one win away from a sweep and World Series berth–which would be an amazing story considering the way they ended the regular season to get into the playoffs.

Justin Verlander displayed another phenomenal performance for Detroit as he pitched 8 1/3 innings while allowing just three hits and one earned run. The only negative aspect from this game for the Tigers–their 37-straight innings without an earned run by starters came to an end in Game 3.

NHL Lockout Update

Good news for hockey fans–the chances of an NHL season taking place in 2012-13 increased on Tuesday after the league made an offer to the NHL Players’ Association that would include a 50-50 split for revenue related to hockey. What’s even better–the proposal suggests an 82 game season beginning on November 2.

Keep your fingers crossed hockey fans–there could be good news coming later this week.

Jimmy Haslam III Purchases Cleveland Browns

There’s plenty of excitement in the Cleveland area after Haslam’s $1 billion purchase of the team was approved on Tuesday and one of the owner’s first moves in his new position–Mike Holmgren no longer being the team’s president.

While Holmgren will stick around for a few weeks during the transition process, it should be interesting to see if any other moves take place as the Browns are coming off their first win of the 2012 season last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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