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profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 11, 2013The 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
NFC North kicking (!) updateOf 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 …Upvote Share TweetMiguel 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Cabrera, Fielder lead Tigers' offense in rubber gameMLB.com Updated Apr 11, 2013By 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.Upvote Share TweetUpon 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.Upvote Share TweetI 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-…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Updated Apr 11, 2013Steve 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-shootinUpvote Share Tweet
NFL draft preview: Lions still looking for a speedy flankerdetnews.com Updated Apr 11, 2013It'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.Upvote Share Tweet
Draft war room: LionsApr 11Can 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.
Fielder Powers Tigers To Rout Of JaysApr 11Prince Fielder had four RBIs and Doug Fister allowed one run over eight innings as the Tigers rolled past the Blue Jays 11-1.
Rookie PrescriptionApr 11David Thorpe is assigning veterans for rookies to study.
Eric Wright of Tampa Bay Buccaneers took $6.25M pay cut -- sourceApr 11Eric 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.