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Tigers finalize 2-year, $26M contract with Hunter

Tigers finalize 2-year, $26M contract with Hunter

CNNSI.com MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
DETROIT (AP) -- Torii Hunter has reached the postseason six times in his career, but he's never played in a World Series.
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  • Vikings’ Jasper Brinkley fined $21,000 for hit on Calvin Johnso…

    Vikings’ Jasper Brinkley fined $21,000 for hit on Calvin Johnson

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Lions complained after their loss to Minnesota that Vikings players took cheap shots at receiver Calvin Johnson and cornerback Chris Houston. The league office agrees with one of those. The NFL has confirmed that Vikings linebacker Jasper Brinkley w…
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  • 2012 NFL Week Eleven Preivew — Green Bay at Detroit

    2012 NFL Week Eleven Preivew — Green Bay at Detroit

    lionsgab.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Pack are thinking about a big second half, and their bye week got them a little bit more healthy as they begin that second half run that they hope will end in a division title. This week they travel to the Motor City to take on the Lions, who last w…
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  • Rick Porcello trades uniform No. 48 to Torii Hunter for Hurrica…

    Rick Porcello trades uniform No. 48 to Torii Hunter for Hurricane Sandy relief donation

    yahoo.com Nov 16, 2012
    Right-hander Rick Porcello wears No. 48 for the Detroit Tigers. Outfielder Torii Hunter, who just signed with the Tigers, has worn No. 48 for the entirety of his career. Uh-oh. This isn't an NFL preseason game. There can't be two Nos. 48. There can be o…
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  • Laird strikes deal with Braves to back up McCann

    Laird strikes deal with Braves to back up McCann

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a two-year deal with backup catcher Gerald Laird.
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  • Gunther Cunningham thinks anonymous rip of Suh “obnoxious”

    Gunther Cunningham thinks anonymous rip of Suh “obnoxious”

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham gave an entirely Gunther Cunningham response when asked about the anonymous scout’s comment that Ndamukong Suh was “coddled” and an underachiever. Cunningham called the comment “obnoxious,” and said
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  • Final Word: NFC North

    Final Word: NFC North

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 11: History rules: The Green Bay Packers have won 12 of their past 13 games against the Detroit Lions and 14 of their past 16, dating to the start of the 2004 season. Their most recent loss came in 2010, a game quart…
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  • Dominic Raiola upset that people are writing the Lions off

    Dominic Raiola upset that people are writing the Lions off

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Lions center Dominic Raiola says his team still has a chance to make the playoffs, despite a 4-5 start. And he doesn’t appreciate suggestions otherwise. “I think what makes me upset more is people are writing us off because of whatever,” Raiola told
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  • DE Cliff Avril Cleared After Suffering a Concussion vs Vikings

    DE Cliff Avril Cleared After Suffering a Concussion vs Vikings

    lionsgab.com Nov 16, 2012
    Defensive end Cliff Avril suffered a concussion against the Vikings, but was medically cleared after Wednesday’s practice. Lions cornerback Chris Houston and safety Erik Coleman also returned to practice. Houston had been sidelined since injuring his an
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Packers vs. Lions 02:49

    'Playbook': Packers vs. Lions

    Nov 16
    Will the Detroit Lions defense be able to slow down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers? "Playbook" explains why the Lions will face a tough challenge in Week 11.

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    Nov 16
    The New York Knicks lost their cool and lost their first game in Memphis to the powerful, red-hot Grizzlies, writes John Hollinger.
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    Nov 16
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    Nov 16
    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.