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Porcello Sharp As Tigers Hammer Rockies, 11-5

CBS Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez homered and the Detroit Tigers beat the Colorado Rockies 11-5 on Saturday night.

Alex Avila had three hits and drove in two runs and Ian Kinsler three hits and an RBI for the Tigers, who scored in all eight innings they batted, had 16 hits and got at least a hit from each batter in the starting lineup.

Rick Porcello (13-5) got the win to tie teammate Max Scherzer for the American League lead in victories. He struck out a season-high 10 on the same day that newly acquired David Price joined his new teammates and a starting rotation that also includes Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez.

Porcello allowed two runs and five hits in eight innings, walking two.

Colorado starter Tyler Matzek (2-6) allowed eight runs and 10 hits in 4-plus innings.

Cabrera’s 17th home run, a tape measure…

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Nonprofit ‘Outdoor Buddies’ Takes Disabled Vets To The Shooting Range

CBS Denver

ERIE, Colo. CBS4) – A special group of veterans received a well-deserved helping hand on Saturday in Erie as the nonprofit group “Outdoor Buddies” hosted 25 disabled veterans, and others, at a shooting range.

For some veterans it was a life-changing event.

“It will bring a tear to your eye,” Don Pickett said.

Conner Dowsett (credit: CBS) Conner Dowsett (credit: CBS)

Saturday morning target practice was held in Erie.

“It’s a very emotional shoot for everybody,” Pete Labella said.

The Green Mill Sportsman Club opened up its facilities to the 25 special shooters — wounded warriors like Conner Dowsett.

“It’s a lot of fun to be out there with either just friends and family and just relaxing,” Dowsett said.

The Navy veteran is a quadriplegic after a diving accident while on active duty. Outdoor Buddies fitted Dowsett with a special rifle mounted on a wheel chair. The device allows Dowsett to blow through a…

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Texans’ Clowney Shows Off Ridiculous Speed Again, Spares Another Teammate

CBS Houston

HOUSTON (CBS Houston):  Mama, there’s that man again…..

Just Monday, a fan at Texans training camp shot this video of Houston’s Jadeveon Clowney blast into the backfield and have a clear shot to annihilate RB Dennis Johnson.

On Saturday, another Texans running back was thanking the stars above that this was another practice without ‘tackling to the ground’.  If both of these practices had been, the team might be down 2 running backs.

Opposing teams should probably take note, Jadeveon Clowney is fast. Real fast.  This video from Texans fan and YouTube user Ryan S gives you yet another demonstration:

Clowney busts in and gets to the running back almost at the same time the handoff does.  Under game situations, this would have been the kind of hit that forces a fumble and makes a running back need smelling salts. Clowney just laying a shoulder on him spared the back…

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The Teaching of Adversity


In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world —John 16:33

The typical view of the Christian life is that it means being delivered from all adversity. But it actually means being delivered in adversity, which is something very different. “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling . . .” (Psalm 91:1,10)— the place where you are at one with God.

If you are a child of God, you will certainly encounter adversities, but Jesus says you should not be surprised when they come. “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” He is saying, “There is nothing for you to fear.” The same people who refused to…

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