DETROIT -- On rare occasion when I don't quite know where to start, resort to core training, when is not to bury the lead. So this is my good-bye after 32 years with this company, a long-running chapter I never will replicate. There is no bittersweet feeling. Retirement is such an individual thing. I'm not too young for it, though I am too young to stop writing. But it is time for someone else to fill my space here.
This is an opinion piece by MLive.com columnist David Mayo. Michigan State University's proud athletic department is enveloped in a noxious environment of suspicion and potential abuse, the likes of which it never has experienced, and the longer it drags on without resolution, the more glaring it becomes that only two athletic staffers have lost employment.
This is an opinion piece by MLive.com columnist David Mayo. DETROIT -- Teams that bunt lose, and teams that can't bunt sometimes can't win. That is a baseball Catch-22, to be sure, and one generally best avoided with good pitching and 400-foot blasts. The Detroit Tigers have become a peculiar study in that respect during the Brad Ausmus managerial era. They were postseason players the one year they ranked among the league leaders in sacrifices under him. And not since.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".