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Firestone Country Club South Course Profile « Detroit News Watch

By Dave Shedloski Perhaps no golf facility in the world has been more utilitarian to the professional ranks than Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Site of this week’s World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone, which has 54 holes of championship-caliber golf, has hosted a tournament annually since 1954, when the Rubber City Open first was contested on the famed — ...

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Lions RB Blount Returns To Practice Day After Leaving Field « Detroit News Watch

Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount returned to training camp a day after walking off the field during practice. Blount declined interview requests Monday. The Lions are counting on the 31-year-old Blount to help improve their running game, which has ranked among the NFL’s worst in recent years. He helped Philadelphia and New England win the past two Super Bowls. ...

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Baseball HOF Inducts Six, Trade Deadline Approaches « Detroit News Watch

By Norm Elrod Another year brings another class inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The names were announced back in January, and this past Sunday, Cooperstown made it official. This year’s inductees — Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, Alan Trammell, Trevor Hoffman, and Jack Morris — joined their rightful place among the legends of the game. Let’s take ...

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‘A Complete Test Of Golf, No Tricks’ « Detroit News Watch

By Dave Shedloski It’s the last roundup for the PGA TOUR — at least for now — at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, when the $10 million World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational is held for a final time this week on the South Course. Firestone has hosted a PGA TOUR event every year but one since 1954. That was in 2002 when the WGC ...

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Twitter Users Share Baseball Players Tweets to Expose Toxic Culture « Detroit News Watch

(AP) A pair of Twitter users whose posts exposing offensive tweets by baseball players went viral over the weekend say their aim was not malicious but to give fans a fuller picture of who they’re cheering for, and to expose the sport’s “toxic” culture. In exclusive interviews with The Associated Press, both users said they weren’t looking for the years-old ...

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NFL Concussion Claims Hit $500M In Less Than 2 Years « Detroit News Watch

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than $500 million in claims have been approved under the NFL’s concussion settlement in less than two years, nearly a decade earlier than league officials estimated they would reach that amount. Claims administrators in the settlement said Monday that $502 million had been approved. The original actuarial estimates from the NFL estimated a little more than ...

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