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Lions sign kicker and YouTube sensation Rugland

Lions sign kicker and YouTube sensation Rugland

The Detroit Lions are giving a Norwegian Internet kicking sensation a shot to make the team.
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  • Jets add kicker Derek Dimke

    Jets add kicker Derek Dimke

    profootballtalk.com Apr 11, 2013
    The Jets have signed placekicker Derek Dimke to a three-year contract, agent Paul Sheehy told PFT on Thursday. Sheehy first reported news of the agreement on Twitter. Dimke, who turns 23 next week, kicked for the Lions last preseason. He previously had …
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  • NFC North kicking (!) update

    NFC North kicking (!) update

    ESPN.com Apr 11, 2013
    Of all things, we have enough material for an NFC North kicking news roundup as Thursday concludes. Let's, uh, push through: "Kickalicious:" We noted last month that the Detroit Lions worked out Norwegian place-kicker Havard Rugland, who rose …
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  • Tigers rout Johnson, Jays at chilly Comerica

    Tigers rout Johnson, Jays at chilly Comerica

    ESPN.com Apr 11, 2013
    Miguel Cabrera tripled, scored twice and even stole a base, and the Detroit Tigers knocked Josh Johnson out of the game with a five-run second inning en route to an 11-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
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  • Cabrera, Fielder lead Tigers' offense in rubber game

    Cabrera, Fielder lead Tigers' offense in rubber game

    MLB.com Apr 11, 2013
    By the late innings of the Tigers' chilly, rainy 11-1 win over the Blue Jays at Comerica Park, the only suspense left was whether the weather would allow them to get in nine innings. The lead was insurmountable.
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  • Lions' Amari Spievey can get charges dropped by completing prog…

    Lions' Amari Spievey can get charges dropped by completing program

    Upon successful completion of a family violence education program in Michigan, the charges against Spievey will be dropped, though he cannot violate any other federal or state laws or the program will be voided.
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  • Lions: Lane Johnson a reach at No. 5?

    Lions: Lane Johnson a reach at No. 5?

    ESPN.com Apr 11, 2013
    I thought Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench brought up an interesting suggestion during our video discussion Wednesday, one that went against conventional wisdom and will depend largely on the Detroit Lions' internal evaluation of what many consider the third-…
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  • Kobe Bryant is Superhuman, Saves the Lakers’ Season; The Secret…

    Kobe Bryant is Superhuman, Saves the Lakers’ Season; The Secret to John Wall’s Run

    dimemag.com Apr 11, 2013
    Steve Blake offensive rebounds. Pau-to-Dwight lobs. Kobe Bryant M-V-P chants reverberating through the arena. With the way the Lakers’ 113-106 win in Portland ended, you would’ve thought all was right for L.A. They had finally held off the hot-shootin
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  • NFL draft preview: Lions still looking for a speedy flanker

    NFL draft preview: Lions still looking for a speedy flanker

    detnews.com Apr 11, 2013
    It's perhaps mildly annoying that even though the Lions have taken a wide receiver in each of the last four drafts, two in the second round and one in the third, they still find themselves a receiver or two, or three short.
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  • Video - Draft war room: Lions 04:57

    Draft war room: Lions

    Apr 11
    Can the Detroit Lions steal the best two players to come out of the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine with their first two selections? "Path to the Draft" breaks down the Lions draft war room.
  • Video - Fielder Powers Tigers To Rout Of Jays 00:31

    Fielder Powers Tigers To Rout Of Jays

    Apr 11
    Prince Fielder had four RBIs and Doug Fister allowed one run over eight innings as the Tigers rolled past the Blue Jays 11-1.
  • Video - Rookie Prescription 05:54

    Rookie Prescription

    Apr 11
    David Thorpe is assigning veterans for rookies to study.

Sports Columnists

  • Eric Wright of Tampa Bay Buccaneers took $6.25M pay cut -- source

    Apr 11
    Eric Wright, one of the top acquisitions in the 2012 free-agent market, accepted a $6.25 million pay cut to stay with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source.