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DETROIT -- He doesnt consider it a homecoming, but Rick Porcello is returning to pitch in his old home Friday night for the first time since being traded from Detroit to Boston. Cheap Vikings Jerseys .Porcello was signed by Detroit as their No. 1 draft choice in 2007 and made the Tigers out of spring training in 2009.At the end of the 2014 season, he was traded to Boston in a winter deal for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. He has faced Detroit once -- last year in Boston -- and allowed a run on five hits with six strikeouts over seven innings without getting a decision.Players almost religiously tell the media its just another game or no big deal when facing a former employer. Its also generally regarded as nonsense.Seeing them in Boston earlier this year helped, Porcello said of pitching against Detroit for the first time in Comerica Park on Friday night. And obviously last year pitching against them in Boston, then coming here kind of took care of feelings or whatever you want to call it.With the race that were in, Im really trying my hardest not to let any of that creep into my head. I want to maintain the focus Ive had in my past three or four starts and not let anything alter that.Im trying to kind of block it out, really. After Friday then obviously I can go over and say, Hi, to those guys. But Im not talking to them before Friday.Though its been less than two seasons since he pitched for Detroit, Porcello should face at least three Tiger starters -- at short, third and in left -- who werent on the team during his time there.Porcello (16-3, 3.30 ERA) is having one of the better seasons of any pitcher in baseball and is 9-1 with a 2.75 ERA over his last 11 starts.Hell be up against an equally formidable opponent in Detroits rookie Michael Fulmer (10-3, 2.25 ERA), who at this time a year ago had just switched over from the New York Mets Double-A team to Detroits Double-A affiliate.The right-handed Fulmer was part of the trade that sent Cespedes from the Tigers to the Mets at last years non-waiver trade deadline.Fulmer pitched at Fenway Park on July 27 without getting a decision, allowing three runs on seven hits.In his last start, the rookie recorded his first major league complete game and shutout, taming Texas on four hits and nine strikeouts.Fulmer is two of three key pitchers obtained for Detroit by Dave Dombrowski at the non-waiver trade deadline last year, a scant couple of days before he was fired by the Tigers and quickly found a new home as head of the Boston Red Sox.Dombrowski is going to see all three of the key pitchers he acquired for Detroit on consecutive days. Lefty Matt Boyd started against Boston on Thursday and gave up one run in six innings of a 4-3 Tigers win in which he did not figure in the decision.Fulmer pitches Friday and lefty Daniel Norris goes Saturday. Norris and Boyd came from Toronto in the deal that sent lefty David Price to the Blue Jays, then subsequently signing with the Red Sox as a free agent. Pink Vikings Jerseys .In my heart and mind Im competing for India, luge competitor Shiva Keshavan told The Associated Press in an email interview. Every day Im flooded with messages from Indians all over the world telling me they are supporting me. Black Vikings Jerseys . The 29-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., has nothing but good things to say about former U.S. marine Liz (Girlrilla) Carmouche ahead of their co-main event Wednesday on the UFCs "Fight for the Troops" televised card in Fort Campbell, Ky. . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. Except that Graeme McDowell saw the whole thing. Crouched behind the 10th green at Sheshan International, McDowell looked over at the powerful American and said, "Ive probably seen 18 of the best drives Ive seen all year in the last two days. BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The University of Vermont has suspended four hockey players for five games after an off-campus party at which hazing occurred.Captains Brendan Bradley and Mario Puskarich and assistant captains Chris Muscoby and Anthony Petruzzelli were suspended Thursday, a day before the season opener against Clarkson.This is something that I take very seriously, athletic director Jeff Schulman said. Hazing is dangerous, its against university policy and it wont be tolerated in this athletic department. Were fortunate that this incident did not result in any injuries, but these activities always have the potential to endanger the safety and well-being of our students.A hazing scandal at the school in 1999 led to the cancellation of about half its hockey season.As disappointing as this situation is, I want this to be a valuable learning experience for this team, coach Kevin Sneddon said. I fully support the sanctions and the universitys response, and I also support the players on the mens hockey team. Our program has a strong educational component. I will help our players learn from their mistakes and move forward.The university said after an allegation first surfaced Sept. 24 about the initiation activity, a Campus Security Authority turned the information over to University Police Services for investigation, following university policy and state law.The school said Police Services consulted with the Chittenden County States Attorneys Office, which determined that none of the behavior warranted criminal prosecution. On TThursday, Police Services also informed university officials that it does not intend to issue civil citations. Youth Vikings Jerseys. According to Police Services, first-year team members were asked to temporarily turn over their cellphones on the morning of Sept. 24 for the initiation activity. Later in the afternoon, the team members arrived at an off-campus residence occupied by some of the upper-class players. The initiation activity consisted of first-year team members drinking beer and liquor, and they were expected to be dressed in their boxer shorts while they consumed the alcoholic beverages.The school placed the team on probation for a year with the understanding that any further team misconduct will result in additional discipline up to and including game cancellations. The school said the team will be required to participate in additional educational programming on hazing and will be required to engage in 15 hours of community service.My primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our students, president Tom Sullivan said. At UVM we hold our student athletes to a high standard. The university has explicit rules and procedures that have been and will continue to be followed without exception. I am committed to ensuring that appropriate accountability measures are in place to uphold the integrity of our programs and of the university. 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