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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Victor Martinez drew a tiebreaking bases-loaded walk during a three-run 11th inning as the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 last night. Jim Johnson worked out of a two-on, two-out jam in the 10th. Joe Nathan gave up Evan Longoria's RBI single in the 11th before getting his 26th save. The Tigers won for the fifth time in 13 games.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - David Price admits it's going to be tough to pitch against his old pals. The former AL Cy Young winner returned to Tropicana Field yesterday for the first time since the Tampa Bay Rays traded him to Detroit on July 31st. Price is scheduled to start the finale of a three-game series tomorrow afternoon.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions have released cornerback Drayton Florence. Detroit signed the veteran defensive back earlier this month. Florence started five games for Carolina last season. He started three for the Lions the previous season.

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference. The new deal runs through the 2026-27 season. The contract reworks the final three years of the current eight-year deal that MAC has with the network.

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