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Leyland vows to abide by smoking ban

Updated: May 1, 2010, 7:46 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Facing the Angels, Jim Leyland turned toward the angel on his shoulder Saturday.

The Tigers manager, a devout cigarette aficionado, took on the specter of Michigan's public smoking ban for the first time when Detroit hosted Los Angeles at Comerica Park, a 3-2 victory thanks to Johnny Damon's ninth-inning solo home run.

The law took effect at 6 a.m. ET and applies to nearly all public workplaces in the state.

"I'm a law-abiding citizen, so it's just the way it is," Leyland ...

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