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Sanchez dazzles with 17 K's in Tigers' romp

Sanchez dazzles with 17 K's in Tigers' romp

ESPN.com Updated Apr 26, 2013
Anibal Sanchez struck out 17 in eight marvelous innings for Detroit, confounding the Atlanta Braves in a dazzling performance Friday night and leading the Tigers to a 10-0 victory.
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  • Clarity ensues for Lions and Riley Reiff

    Clarity ensues for Lions and Riley Reiff

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    If it wasn't apparent already, the Detroit Lions made it clear Friday evening: Riley Reiff will be their left tackle in 2013. The Lions could have drafted a left tackle in either the second or third rounds of this draft, but instead they selected Missis…
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  • Anibal sets Tigers record with career-high 17 K's

    Anibal sets Tigers record with career-high 17 K's

    MLB.com Apr 26, 2013
    Not only did Anibal Sanchez beat the Braves for the first time in three years, he shut them out for eight innings while striking out a career-high 17 in Friday's 10-0 victory. Sanchez topped the Tigers' franchise record set by Mickey Lolich on May 23, 1…
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  • Lions Select G Larry Warford with the 65th Pick

    Lions Select G Larry Warford with the 65th Pick

    Now this was a pleasant surprise. After the Lions lost out on the three elite tackle prospects I was convinced that they would settle Riley Rieff into the LT role and then look for a guard in the middle rounds. The Lions blocking scheme has been based a…
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  • Excerpts from Ziggy Ansah's introductory news conference

    Excerpts from Ziggy Ansah's introductory news conference

    detnews.com Apr 26, 2013
    Here are excerpts from Ziggy Ansah's introductory press conference on Friday at Lions team headquarters in Allen Park.
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  • Ziggy Ansah arrives in Lions' den after long journey

    Ziggy Ansah arrives in Lions' den after long journey

    The focus for Ansah when he headed from Ghana to Brigham Young University in Utah was his education, but for someone with his physical makeup, he was confident he could have a career in athletics.
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  • Lions Second Round Draft Thoughts

    Lions Second Round Draft Thoughts

    lionsgab.com detnews.com Apr 26, 2013
    As we are just moments away from the start of the second round and there will be some interesting options for the Lions. Will they treade down due to a rush on quarterbacks? Will they go with a value pick like receiver or address a need on the offensive…
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  • Lions Shopping 36th Overall Pick

    Lions Shopping 36th Overall Pick

    lionsgab.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Lions are actively shopping the 36th overall pick, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports. It’s possible someone might move up for a quarterback or defensive lineman Tank Carradine at that spot.
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  • The Juice: Alex Gordon gives baseball its third extra-innings g…

    The Juice: Alex Gordon gives baseball its third extra-innings grand slam in eight days

    yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes.The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more.The Kansas City Royals had already taken a …
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  • Lawrence Jackson tweets he’s heading to Minnesota

    Lawrence Jackson tweets he’s heading to Minnesota

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    Former Detroit Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson appears to have a new home. Jackson visited the Minnesota Vikings last week along with cornerback Jacob Lacey. The visit apparently left a good impression as Jackson tweeted out Thursday night that he …
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  • CMU coach Dan Enos: Eric Fisher's 'best days are ahead of him'

    CMU coach Dan Enos: Eric Fisher's 'best days are ahead of him'

    detnews.com Apr 26, 2013
    To think what Fish came from in 2010 when we got hired in," Enos said. "He was very underdeveloped, but had a ton of athletic ability and was just so coachable. He took things in like a sponge. (The coaches) would work him hard and he did what…
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  • Matt Charboneau: Big Ten comes up short in draft compared to mi…

    Matt Charboneau: Big Ten comes up short in draft compared to mighty SEC

    detnews.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Big Ten's performance is hard to ignore. And so is the debate about which conference is the best - the Big Ten or Southeastern. That's no longer even close to a question as the SEC has dominated - on the field and in recruiting.
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  • Video - Anibal Sanchez Fans 17 00:33

    Anibal Sanchez Fans 17

    Apr 26
    Anibal Sanchez struck out a career-high 17 batters over eight scoreless innings as the Tigers defeated the Braves 10-0.
  • Video - Darius Slay talks about joining Detroit Lions 02:35

    Darius Slay talks about joining Detroit Lions

    Apr 26
    Defensive back Darius Slay, selected No. 36 overall by the Detroit Lions, joins "NFL Draft Xtra" to discuss his hopes for his future in the Motor City.
  • Video - Detroit Lions draft DB Darius Slay No. 36 in 2013 NFL Draft 01:34

    Detroit Lions draft DB Darius Slay No. 36 in 2013 NFL Draft

    Apr 26
    The Detroit Lions draft Mississippi State DB Darius Slay with the 36th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Darius Slay on being drafted by the Lions 00:53

    Darius Slay on being drafted by the Lions

    Apr 26
    Cornerback Darius Slay talks about being drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NFL draft -- Second-day winners, losers

    Apr 26
    On a day the Packers took care of business at the 2013 NFL draft, Matt Barkley's freefall reached new depths, writes John Clayton.
  • Toronto Raptors weighing run at Phil Jackson, sources say

    Apr 26
    Among the options being considered by the Toronto Raptors as they weigh the futures of team president Bryan Colangelo and coach Dwane Casey is making a run at Phil Jackson, according to sources with knowledge of Toronto's thinking.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL second-round mock draft

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- With all the quarterbacks that remain there for the picking, and the unfinished Manti Te'o saga, Friday night's second round has a chance to be as interesting as Thursday night's first round was unpredictable. I can't really recall a second …
  • Peter King: Looking back on a strange first round, ahead to a starry secon…

    Apr 26
    ST. LOUIS -- After the strangest first round of an NFL draft that I have seen, here's a look at the bizarro-world day-one (yes: Justin Pugh and Travis Frederick; no: Geno Smith and Matt Barkley) and a look ahead to a second day that will be starrier tha…