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Natural Light, a college-favorite beer, has signed its first athlete endorsement deal in decades.The brand announced Thursday that it has signed 24-year-old golfer Smylie Kaufman, who graduated from LSU in 2014. Kaufman announced it to his followers on Twitter by surrounding himself with unopened boxes of Natural Light and on Instagram with his buddies, on vacation this week, each holding cans in their hands.Smylie perfectly matches our consumer base, said Natural Light senior brand manager Mark Zarthar. People who drink us work hard, but like to have a good time with their buddies.The partnership with Kaufman comes as the brand is relaunching, adding a new tag line (Brewed in America since 1977) and blowing up an Anheuser-Busch logo on the label, which Zarthar says conveys a greater feeling of trust to the brands parent company.Zarthar said Kaufman was targeted because the beer often finds its way to the golf course, despite the elite nature of the game and the value price of the beer.Alcohol brands are limited because the four major team sports dont allow their players to be alcohol endorsers while being active players. That has limited alcohol sponsorship primarily to NASCAR drivers, tennis players and golfers.Natural Light is one of only six U.S. domestic brands that sold more than $1 billion over the last year according to market tracking firm IRI Worldwide. Zarthar said while Natural Light is the sixth largest beer in the U.S. from a sales standpoint, its fifth in market share.Kaufman has one PGA Tour win, the Shriners Open last October. He missed the cut in three of the four majors this year. Cheap NBA Jerseys . "Were just throwing s--- at the wall hoping something sticks," said Tortorella about the possible line combinations for Fridays game against Columbus. The Canucks have lost five straight games and six of their last seven, leaving them in a logjam in the Pacific Division, currently sitting fifth - good for ninth in the Western Conference. Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys . The Oilers come in having lost five in a row (0-4-1) and 16 of their last 20 games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. http://www.cheapcavaliersjerseysauthentic.com/ . Three came down to the fourth quarter while quarterbacks continued to shine in all four games; so important to the overall quality of the game. 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We needed it," Nationals manager Davey Johnson said of Zimmermann. "(After an) 11-inning game last night, that was a Godsend." Zimmermann (10-3) allowed an unearned run on six hits, returning to form after surrendering six runs and eight hits in five innings Saturday in Cleveland. "I felt like I threw the ball well and had good fastball command, my slider was good and I got a big strikeout in the last inning there on a changeup," Zimmermann said. "I was throwing strikes and getting ahead of guys. I know theyre an aggressive team and that kind of works in my favour. Throw some first pitch strikes and let them hit the ball." Zimmermann retired 16 straight in one stretch, throwing 112 pitches -- 85 for strikes -- while fanning nine and walking one. Colorado finally got to Zimmermann in the eighth. Pinch hitter Josh Rutledge singled, Anthony Rendon committed a throwing error after fielding Tyler Colvins grounder and Rutledge ended up on third. DJ LeMahieu singled to score Rutledge, but Zimmermann struck out Carlos Gonzalez on a changeup and Michael Cuddyer to end the threat. "Hes starting throwing it more often, he started to get more confidence and now its a pretty good pitch," catcher Kurt Suzuki said of Zimmermanns changeup. Oswalt (0-1) went five innings in his Colorado debut, allowing four runs on nine hits. He struck out 11 and didnt walk a batter. "I felt strong," Oswalt said. "Overall felt pretty well, just, its hard to say this, but really too many strikeouts. Kind of got my pitch count up and I was trying to get deeper into the game." The 35-year-old right-hander was signed to a minor league contract May 2, and went 3-2 with a 2.16 ERA in five starts for Double-A Tulsa before being called upp.dddddddddddd "I thought Roy threw the ball extremely well, punched out 11 in five innings," Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. "Plenty of stuff, plenty of arm, a really good fastball. 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Zimmermann drove in the Nationals fifth run with a sacrifice fly -- the first of his career -- in the sixth. Washington, which began play second in the NL East, won its second straight and picked up a game on division leader Atlanta. "Obviously its nice to pick up a game," LaRoche said. "We need to get ourselves on track and play some consistent ball. I dont need to tell you weve been way too streaky." NOTES: Johnson said before the game that OF Bryce Harper (left knee bursitis) ran in the outfield Thursday and was going to take swings in the indoor batting cage as he nears a rehabilitation assignment. "Hes close," Johnson said. "If it doesnt swell up tomorrow, as far as Im concerned, he can play some.". Cuddyer extended his hitting streak to 18 games. ... Washington OF Roger Bernadina, who missed Wednesdays game with eye irritation, entered the game in the ninth. ... 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