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  1. From left, DeAndre Levy, rookie Kyle Van Noy, and Stephen Tulloch will play key roles in the Lions' linebacker corps. (Illustration by Tony Augusty / Detroit News and wi)

    Lions training camp position previews: Linebackers

    With defensive coordinator Teryl Austin taking over, the Lions will be much more aggressive, and that likely means the linebackers will blitz much more than the past few seasons.

  1. Torii Hunter, Austin Jackson homer to support Justin Verlander in Tigers' win

    Miguel Cabrera talks with the Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt after his base hit during the third inning. (Matt York / Associated Press)Some nights, it all works out, even for a baseball team that occasionally makes its fans wish ballparks and television sets had never been invented. The Tigers avoided any undue drama or fan-damaging stress Monday in a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks that balanced like a three-leg stool. Detroit's starting pitcher, Justin Verlander, pitched three no-hit innings to begin the game and plowed deep into the sixth on what was a generally in-command outing that became his ninth victory of the season.

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  • 7 San Francisco at Philadelphia, MLB
  • 9:40 Detroit at Arizona, FSD/97.1


  • 8a Tour de France, NBCSN


  • 7 National Pro Fastpitch, Chicago vs. USSSA, CBSSN


  • 8 Indiana at Chicago, ESPN2
  • 10 Phoenix at Seattle, ESPN2


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