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Zimmermann tops Tigers, first in NL to six wins

Zimmermann tops Tigers, first in NL to six wins

MLB.com Updated May 8, 2013
Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann showed once again why he has been the Nationals' best pitcher, leading his club to a 3-1 win over the Tigers at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.
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  • Lions start signing draft picks

    Lions start signing draft picks

    The Bears were the first NFC North team to sign any of their draft picks, but they’ve got some company on the list now. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Lions have agreed to contracts with four members of their draft class. They signed
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  • Lions’ Norwegian kicker finds his YouTube fame “surreal”

    Lions’ Norwegian kicker finds his YouTube fame “surreal”

    profootballtalk.com May 8, 2013
    When Havard Rugland posted this video on YouTube, showing him kicking footballs with incredible distance and accuracy, he figured it would just be something fun to show his friends at home in Norway. He’s still shocked that it attracted millions of view
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  • Arrested Lion apologizes (stop us if you’ve heard this one)

    Arrested Lion apologizes (stop us if you’ve heard this one)

    profootballtalk.com May 8, 2013
    Ronnell Lewis took the next step toward working his way into the 2014 Lions team calendar. According to Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, Lewis made a point to apologize to his teammates and general manager Martin Mayhew for his arrest in Ap
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  • High school coach believes Titus Young needs help

    High school coach believes Titus Young needs help

    profootballtalk.com May 8, 2013
    Yes, the news that former Lions receiver Titus Young was arrested twice in 15 hours (once for DUI and then for trying to steal his impounded car) provided some entertainment during the early days of the annual slow period on the NFL calendar. But Young’
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  • Lions meet with free agent tackle Winston Justice

    Lions meet with free agent tackle Winston Justice

    General manager Martin Mayhew said during the draft he planned to add a veteran or two to the offensive line. Toward that end, the Lions met with free agent tackle Winston Justice on Wednesday.
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  • PFT Live: Lions talk with Dave Birkett, Jaguars talk with Mike …

    PFT Live: Lions talk with Dave Birkett, Jaguars talk with Mike Dempsey

    profootballtalk.com May 8, 2013
    Offseason programs are well underway around the league and we’ll check in with a couple of teams during Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press will join Mike Florio for a look at where the Lions are right now. The team
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  • Lions DB coach wants his players to stop playing through pain

    Lions DB coach wants his players to stop playing through pain

    profootballtalk.com May 8, 2013
    The Lions had so many injuries to their defensive backs last season that they had 13 different lineups in the secondary in their 16 games. But that hasn’t led their secondary coach to tell his players that they need to fight through their injuries and k
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  • BBAO: Two arrests for Titus Young

    BBAO: Two arrests for Titus Young

    ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: If you wanted to make a documentary on how to destroy a career in less than 12 months, former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young has provided all of the elements. As first reported Tuesday evening by Paula Pasche of the Oa…
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  • Lee Jenkins: Kevin Durant's singular brilliance meets its limit…

    Lee Jenkins: Kevin Durant's singular brilliance meets its limits vs. Grizzlies

    CNNSI.com May 8, 2013
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- For 45 minutes, Chesapeake Energy Arena was Rucker Park writ large, Kevin Durant doing to the Memphis Grizzlies what he did to those poor saps in Harlem two Augusts ago: dribbling the ball unencumbered up the court, letting it fly, and …
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  • Ex-Lions WR Young arrested twice in 1 day

    Ex-Lions WR Young arrested twice in 1 day

    ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was arrested twice over a 15-hour span Sunday, according to an Oakland (Mich.) Press report.
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  • Video - Titus Young Arrested Twice In One Day 03:27

    Titus Young Arrested Twice In One Day

    May 8
    NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert discusses former Lions wide receiver Titus Young's latest off-the-field problems.
  • Video - Harper's Homer Powers Nationals 00:31

    Harper's Homer Powers Nationals

    May 8
    Bryce Harper homered and drove in two runs to help Jordan Zimmermann earn his sixth win of the season.

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    May 8
    Despite winning Game 1, the Spurs are the ones left searching for answers