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Montero's heroics leave D-backs atop seesaw affair

Montero's heroics leave D-backs atop seesaw affair

MLB.com Updated 7 hours ago
David Peralta tied a D-backs club record with two triples Tuesday night. Both were a key to Arizona's 5-4 victory over the American League Central-leading Tigers, but it was Miguel Montero's two-run, two-out bases loaded single in the eighth that proved…
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  • Arizona Rallies for 5-4 Win Over Detroit

    Arizona Rallies for 5-4 Win Over Detroit

    nytimes.com 9 hours ago
    Aaron Hill drove in three runs and made a game-ending diving stop, Miguel Montero hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
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  • Lions training camp position previews: Defensive line

    Lions training camp position previews: Defensive line

    detnews.com 10 hours ago
    Despite two lackluster seasons statistically, the Lions' strength on defense will again be up front, and as new coordinator Teryl Austin installs his new scheme, increased blitzes could lead to improves stats.
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  • D-backs send Ross back to DL with left calf strain

    D-backs send Ross back to DL with left calf strain

    MLB.com 16 hours ago
    D-backs right fielder Cody Ross is back on the 15-day disabled list, this time because of a left calf strain. He was replaced on the roster prior to Tuesday night's game against the Tigers by Alfredo Marte.
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  • Lions rookie Eric Ebron: I don't want to let Michigan down

    Lions rookie Eric Ebron: I don't want to let Michigan down

    detnews.com ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    Being NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year might be the dream accomplishment for Lions first-round tight end Eric Ebron, but his goals for 2014 are related to the team and its fans more than his statistics.
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  • Tony Dungy explains context, timing of interview about Michael …

    Tony Dungy explains context, timing of interview about Michael Sam

    detnews.com 20 hours ago
    On Tuesday, Dungy, a native of Jackson, Michigan, sought to bring clarification to his comments, including the full context and timing of his interview.
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  • Lions' Matthew Stafford drops three spots to No. 16 in Jaworski…

    Lions' Matthew Stafford drops three spots to No. 16 in Jaworski's QB rankings

    detnews.com ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    Ron Jaworski on Matthew Stafford: 'On talent alone he should be in the top 10 of this ranking, but I have to put him down at No. 16 because he missed too many throws.'
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  • Lions to wear patch honoring William Clay Ford

    Lions to wear patch honoring William Clay Ford

    Three long-time and respected NFL owners have died in recent months, including Lions owner William Clay Ford. The Lions will honor Ford in 2014 with a uniform patch bearing his initials, via Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com. Ford’s wife, Martha, now owns t…
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  • TJ Jones, Lions rookies ready for camp kickoff: 'Football is li…

    TJ Jones, Lions rookies ready for camp kickoff: 'Football is life'

    detnews.com 24 hours ago
    While the next few weeks will be grueling with practice six days per week and daily meetings, sixth-round pick TJ Jones said he's excited for his first NFL camp.
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  • Verlander moves to 3rd in Tigers K's in win

    Verlander moves to 3rd in Tigers K's in win

    ESPN.com MLB.com nytimes.com Jul 22 (yesterday)
    Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered, Justin Verlander moved into third place on Detroit's career strikeout list, and the Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday night.
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  • Lions training camp position previews: Linebackers

    Lions training camp position previews: Linebackers

    detnews.com Jul 22 (yesterday)
    With defensive coordinator Teryl Austin taking over, the Lions will be much more aggressive, and that likely means the linebackers will blitz much more than the past few seasons.
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  • Ilitches release details on plans for developments centred on n…

    Ilitches release details on plans for developments centred on new Detroit Red Wings arena

    thehockeynews.com Jul 22 (yesterday)
    Ilitches release details on plans for developments centred on new Detroit Red Wings arena
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  • Former D-back Scherzer returns to Chase Field

    Former D-back Scherzer returns to Chase Field

    MLB.com Jul 21 (yesterday)
    Despite being traded in the three-team deal that sent Curtis Granderson to the Yankees, Max Scherzer doesn't hold any grudges toward the D-backs. Since he was dealt to the Tigers, he has blossomed from a prospect into a bona fide Major League ace.
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  • Chamberlain's Arm and Beard Fitting in With Tigers

    Chamberlain's Arm and Beard Fitting in With Tigers

    nytimes.com Jul 21 (yesterday)
    The Detroit Tigers have gotten a good return on their short-term investment in right-hander Joba Chamberlain.
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  • Report: Stan Van Gundy Tells Josh Smith He’ll Likely Stay With …

    Report: Stan Van Gundy Tells Josh Smith He’ll Likely Stay With Pistons

    dimemag.com Jul 21 (yesterday)
    New coach and president of basketball operations for the Pistons Stan Van Gundy has a lot of work to do with a team that finished 31-51 after a pair of marquee signings last summer. The biggest one featured the free agent acquisition of hybrid forward J…
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  • Lions 'fan plans' include tickets to two games, plus bowl game

    Lions 'fan plans' include tickets to two games, plus bowl game

    detnews.com Jul 21 (yesterday)
    The Lions introduced four 'fan plans' that include tickets to at least one premium game this season, but the packages require the purchase of tickets to the Big Ten vs. ACC bowl game on Dec. 26 at Ford Field.
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  • Red Wings announce new arena plans; NHL and HBO talk '24/7'; Br…

    Red Wings announce new arena plans; NHL and HBO talk '24/7'; Bruins' excess of d-men (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Jul 21 (yesterday)
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • "Olympia Development of Michigan today announced plans for a sweeping tra…
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  • Joique Bell tweets Lions will practice at Wayne State on July 3…

    Joique Bell tweets Lions will practice at Wayne State on July 30

    detnews.com Jul 21 (yesterday)
    Bell may have spoiled a team secret about the site of one training camp practice. On Monday afternoon, Bell tweeted the Lions will hold a practice at Wayne State — his alma mater — on July 30, the third day of training camp.
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  • Lions running back Joique Bell's sister gets kidney transplant …

    Lions running back Joique Bell's sister gets kidney transplant after 7-year wait

    detnews.com Jul 21 (yesterday)
    Running back Joique Bell posted a photo on Instagram on Sunday showing that his older sister, Ambie Bell-Clayton, received a kidney transplant after a seven-year wait.
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  • Tigers fan wins tug-of-war with Indians fan for Torii Hunter ho…

    Tigers fan wins tug-of-war with Indians fan for Torii Hunter home run

    yahoo.com Jul 21 (yesterday)
    Torii Hunter hit an otherwise unremarkable home run Sunday, one that extended a lead for the Detroit Tigers in a 5-1 victory against the Cleveland Indians. It was the struggle for the souvenir that was most notable about Hunter's two-run blast in the bo…
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  • Red Wings Generously Agree To Accept Huge Sums Of Money From Pu…

    Red Wings Generously Agree To Accept Huge Sums Of Money From Public

    deadspin.com Jul 21 (yesterday)
    Yesterday, the Detroit Red Wings unveiled plans for their brand new publicly subsidized $450 million arena development. The arena, which promises to include $200 million additional investments in mixed-used development, will break ground in September. T…
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  • Hard to choose sides when it comes to Detroit’s future

    Hard to choose sides when it comes to Detroit’s future

    thehockeynews.com Jul 21 (2 days ago)
    “Seen that side of town/everybody’s always down. Why? Because they can’t get up.” - Fugazi How much do the Red Wings mean to Detroit? A silly question perhaps, but one residents of the city are being confronted with as the Ilitch family, which owns the …
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  • Lions training camp position previews: Defensive backs

    Lions training camp position previews: Defensive backs

    detnews.com Jul 21 (2 days ago)
    Even before the Lions released cornerback Chris Houston, the secondary looked like it would again be the Achilles heel of the defense in 2014.
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  • Video - Who will win the NFC North? 06:33

    Who will win the NFC North?

    Jul 22
    Will the Green Bay Packers repeat as the NFC North Champions, or will another team steal the division? Warren Sapp and Lorenzo Neal give their answers.
  • Video - Ebron Calls Himself 'Pass Catcher' For Fun 00:59

    Ebron Calls Himself 'Pass Catcher' For Fun

    Jul 22
    Lions rookie tight end Eric Ebron explains he changed his Twitter profile from tight end to "pass catcher for the Detroit Lions" for fun.
  • Video - NFL Fan Pass: Reggie Bush's rugby lesson 02:23

    NFL Fan Pass: Reggie Bush's rugby lesson

    Jul 21
    Detroit Lions running back meets the New South Wales Blues Rugby League team at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia and gets a rugby lesson from star fullback Jarryd Hayne.
  • Video - Hunter, Tigers Avoid Four-Game Sweep 00:32

    Hunter, Tigers Avoid Four-Game Sweep

    Jul 20
    Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer to power the Tigers to a 5-1 win over the Indians.

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