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MINNEAPOLIS — Trevor Plouffe had three hits, including a two-run homer, in his return to the Twins lineup, and Sam Deduno held Detroit in check over seven innings in Minnesota's 6-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night.
Plouffe, back after missing 22 games because of a concussion and left calf strain, was a triple shy of the cycle. He
Last Updated on Monday, 17 June 2013 07:42
Category: Sports Written by Huffington Post
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lorenzo Cain hit a tying, two-run homer off Jose Valverde with two outs in the ninth inning and Eric Hosmer had a winning single in the 10th, helping the Kansas City Royals overcome Justin Verlander's seven scoreless innings Wednesday in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Verlander did not allow a batter past first base,...
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 17:25
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE DETROIT TIGERS AS PART OF MLB AND ‘PEOPLE’ MAGAZINE’S “TRIBUTE FOR HEROES” CAMPAIGN HONORING THE NATION’S VETERANS AND MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS
Category: Sports Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
Vote Now to Honor a Military Hero at TributeForHeroes.com Through June 30th
Detroit Tigers Winner to be Recognized Before the 2013 MLB All-Star Game July 16th on FOX
Major League Baseball and ‘PEOPLE’ magazine today announced the 90 finalists, three per MLB Club, for the “Tribute for Heroes” campaign, a national initiative that recognizes veterans and military service members and builds upon MLB and ‘PEOPLE’ magazine’s commitment to honoring our country’s heroes. The three finalists for Detroit Tigers include Lee Armstrong, Cory Gritter and Rodney Williams.Fans are encouraged to visit TributeForHeroes.com to vote on their favorite stories through June 30th.
One winner from each of the 30 MLB Clubs will be included in All-Star Week festivities and recognized during the pre-game ceremony leading up to the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16th on FOX. A “Tribute for Heroes” winner will be featured in the July 22nd issue of ‘PEOPLE,’ which hits newsstands Friday, July 12th, the week of the MLB All-Star Game.
Lee Armstrong has dedicated his life to service. In the Navy, he served at numerous ships and aviation squadrons.. His military awards include two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement medals, five Navy Good Conduct Medals, Navy Expedition Medal and various campaign and multi-service medals and ribbons. As a member of the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary, he received three commendations from the Florida Highway Patrol Director for volunteer service to his community and the State of Florida. He also volunteered tutoring special needs children through the Clay County Florida School system for six years. Today, Lee is Executive Director of the Lucas County Veterans Service Commission, which provides emergency financial and federal claims assistance for veterans. He is also President/Chairman of Honor Flight Northwest Ohio (an all-volunteer organization) which has transported over 1,450 veterans to Washington D.C. to see the memorials at absolutely no charge to them. He donates over 1,000 hours a year to the program. In addition, he is a Lucas County Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff and was a 2013 Regional Jefferson Award Finalist.
Cory Gritter, of Rockville, Maryland, was an accomplished athlete in high school, but passed up his dream of playing collegiate soccer to join the Marine Corps. He even achieved his dream of becoming a Marine Scout Sniper. During an early mission in Afghanistan, Cory suffered significant shrapnel wounds to his leg, torso, hand, and shoulder caused by an IED explosion. After three years recovering at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, he was recently discharged and founded a cyber security company to help transitioning veterans like him find careers. Despite his struggles, he has the desire to help others. He has volunteered with Toys for Tots and with his church, helping run activities for children with autism. Cory also recently completed the Marine Corps Marathon to raise money for Hire our Heroes.
Colonel Rodney Williams of Southfield, Michigan, has a list of achievements too long to list. Among them are two law degrees including a Juris Doctorate and a Masters of Law in Labor Law, graduate certificates from MIT and UCLA, work as a senior executive fellow at Harvard, and the distinction of being the first African-American Michigan Air National Colonel from Detroit. Before retiring, he was Director of Education, Joint Forces Headquarters, Michigan National Guard. Colonel Williams has worked extensively on programs and policies for military education and youth programs. He served as the National Youth Chair of the Tuskegee Airmen from 2009 until 2012, where he provided over 15 leadership programs for urban youth throughout the nation. In retirement, Colonel Williams is the Air Force Academy Liaison Officer, encouraging young people to attend the Air Force Academy. He was also appointed to the Detroit City Council Veterans Task Force to create jobs and educational opportunities for veterans.
Along with MLB and ‘PEOPLE’, a Guest Panel including General Peter W. Chiarelli (retired) and General John M. “Jack” Keane (retired) alongside MLB players Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers, Nick Swisher of the Cleveland Indians, Barry Zito of the San Francisco Giants, Jonny Gomes of the Boston Red Sox, Brad Ziegler of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chase Headley of the San Diego Padres and Craig Stammen of the Washington Nationals assisted in the selection process for the 90 finalists.
The “Tribute For Heroes” campaign supports Welcome Back Veterans (welcomebackveterans.org, powered by MLB.com), an initiative of Major League Baseball and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, which addresses the needs of veterans after they return from service. Major League Baseball has committed more than $23 million for grants to hospitals and clinics that provide post-traumaticstress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) treatment to veterans and their families in a public/private partnership with “Centers of Excellence” at university hospitals throughout the country.
As part of its 2013 charity initiative, “PEOPLE First: Help America’s Veterans,” ‘PEOPLE’ is partnering with Welcome Back Veterans and three other nonprofit organizations that are committed to providing assistance to military men and women, and will feature them in multiple editorial stories in ‘PEOPLE’ throughout 2013.
Currently, Welcome Back Veterans funds programs at The University of Michigan, Rush University Medical Center, Duke University, Emory University, Weill Cornell in New York City, UCLA and the BostonRed Sox’ Home Base Program at Mass General Hospital in Boston. These institutions are developing new programs and strategies to improve the quality, quantityand access to PTSD and TBI treatment for veterans, particularly those returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:26
INTERVIEW: Mike Tyson Opens Up About Fatherhood In Rare Interview; Admits ‘I Never Thought I Would Be Able To…’
Category: Sports Written by Cocoafab Staff
America loves a comeback, and Mike Tyson is the ultimate Cinderella story.
The former heavyweight champion went from childhood castaway to the best professional boxer overnight. Then over the past 30 years, he has gone to court, gone to jail, gone broke, gotten married, then divorced, then married again, he’s bitten ears, faced worldwide criticism and addiction. Now, the former ‘baddest man on the planet’ is one of the most beloved thanks to a memorable role in the Hangover, a series of hilarious Funny or Die videos, a recent run on Broadway, an upcoming autobiography and a memorable musical number at this weekend’s Tony Awards.
Through it all, the one constant anchor in his life has been the advice he received as a young man from his adoptive father and first trainer Cus D’Amato.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:46
Category: Sports Written by Slam Online
The word had been out that the Detroit Pistons were seriously considering OKC Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks for their head coaching position. Now, they have confirmed the hiring. Per the press release: “Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the club has named Maurice Cheeks as head coach, signing him to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Cheeks brings more than 30-plus years of NBA experience to the job and becomes the 29th head coach in Detroit franchise history. He will be formally introduced to the Detroit media later this week. ‘We’re pleased to welcome Maurice Cheeks to the Pistons organization,’ Dumars said. ‘The leadership and player development qualities he brings as a former player and coach blends nicely with the roster we are building for the future. He’s won an NBA championship, coached in two NBA Finals as an assistant coach and mentored some of the top young players in the NBA.’ … ‘After spending some time with Maurice, I was very impressed not only with his basketball knowledge but his communication and leadership skills,’ said Pistons owner Tom Gores.
‘We are very excited to have someone of his experience and talent help take this franchise into the future.’ Cheeks joins the Pistons after serving four years as an assistant coach with Oklahoma City, where he helped guide the Thunder to a 212-100 (.707) record, four playoff appearances and an NBA Finals appearance in 2012.”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 09:26
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