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  1. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has more options available in the bullpen. Finding the right mix, though, could be tricky. (Robin Buckson / Detroit News)

    John Niyo

    It's still up to Brad Ausmus to figure out Tigers' new bullpen mix

    It's about the present, obviously. But also about the presence. And by trading for Rangers closer Joakim Soria, Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski has given his rookie manager a little or a lot of both.

  1. Tigers take Game 1 in battle of AL heavyweights

    Tigers closer Joe Nathan celebrates the save, which featured three strikeouts in the ninth inning Thursday. (Chris Carlson / Associated Press)In what was scripted to be a sword fight between two splendid pitchers Thursday night, of course the bats decided things in a Tigers victory in the opener of a four-game set against the Angels in Anaheim.

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Notable photos of sports events and figures, off the field or on.

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Sports on TV

Where to watch the big game in Metro Detroit


  • 4 St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, WGN
  • 7 Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, MLB
  • 10 Detroit at L.A. Angels, FSD/97.1


  • 9 Garcia vs. Prescott, ESPN2
  • 10 Perrella vs. Steele, Morales vs. Frias and Gomez vs. Paris, FS1
  • 10 Ellison vs. Lewis, McCalla vs. Van Heerden, Odom vs. Quinonez and Douglas vs. Soro, SHO


  • 8 a.m. Tour de France, NBCSN


  • 8 a.m. European Russian Open, GC
  • 11:30 a.m. LPGA International Crown, GC
  • Noon Senior British Open, ESPN2
  • 4 PGA Canadian Open, GC
  • 10:30 U.S. Girls Junior Amateur, GC


  • 8:30 a.m. Nationwide Diabetes 250 practice, FS1
  • 10:30 a.m. Nationwide Diabetes 250 practice, FS1
  • 11:30 a.m. Sprint Cup John Wayne Walding 400 practice, FS1
  • Noon F1 Hungarian Grand Prix practice, NBCSN
  • 7 United SportsCar Championship Brickyard Grand Prix, FS1


  • 4 ATP Atlanta Open, ESPN2
  • 7 ATP Atlanta Open, ESPN2


  • 3 World Series of Beach Volleyball, NBCSN


  • 7 Tulsa at Washington, NBA


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