The New York Yankees forced an elimination game five on Tuesday night after it trampled the Detroit Tigers 10-1 to level their playoff series. The Yankees, who had the best record in the American League during the regular season, were threatened with an early exit after a loss on Monday night in Detroit that put them behind two games to one in a best-of-five format. The game was highlighted by a diving catch in the first inning by center fielder Curtis Granderson and a six-run eighth inning by the Yankees that put the game out of reach for Detroit.
The historic Louisiana Superdome -- which has hosted Super Bowls, the Pope and was a crucial shelter in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina -- will now be known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, according to The Associated Press. The car dealer signed a 10-year naming-rights agreement with the New Orleans Saints football team, which has the explicit right to sell the name to any buyer. The world's largest fixed-dome structure is owned by the state of Louisiana and opened in 1975. Until this agreement, the Superdome had never donned any other name than that of the state. -- Written by Joe Deaux in New York. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com