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VIDEOS: Henrik Zetterberg Sets Up Johan Franzen for a Pair of Goals

Henrik Zetterberg assisted on all four of the Detroit Red Wings’ goals Friday night, in an impressive 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Johan Franzen capitalized on the first two Zetterberg feeds — their first connection handed Detroit an early 1-0 lead, then Franzen made it 2-0 in the second period. Gustav Nyquist and Justin Abdelkader tacked on goals later in the game...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

From the Spartan Sideline, Hoosier Edition: Michigan State vs. Indiana Preview

Fresh off their second straight win that was closer than it needed to be in the end, the Michigan State Spartans continue their trip across the state of Indiana this week by preparing to take on the Indiana Hoosiers on the road. Like Purdue, the Hoosiers put a small scare into Michigan State last year in Spartan Stadium, using an explosive offense to score early on the Spartans and...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Reportedly Trading Will Bynum to Boston for Joel Anthony

The Detroit Pistons are “finalizing” a deal with the Boston Celtics that would swap guard Will Bynum for center Joel Anthony, ESPNBoston reports. Trading away Bynum would help the Pistons relieve their glut of point guards — Brandon Jennings is the projected starter there, with free-agent signee D.J. Augstin behind him; rookie Spencer Dinwiddie also is battling for a roster...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Trade Rumors: Chase Budinger a Possible Fill-in for Injured Jodie Meeks?

With newcomer Jodie Meeks out for up to two months with a back injury, the Detroit Pistons may be shopping for other options before the regular season begins. Case in point: Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowksi and the Detroit News’ Vincent Goodwill each reported that the Pistons are interested in Chase Budinger. The Timberwolves are shopping Budinger because they “have a glut of forwards...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Ben Affleck Visits Michigan State Football Practice

It’s a pretty good time to be a member of the Michigan State Spartans right now. The defending Rose Bowl champions are back in the college football playoff hunt. And Thursday they were visited by Oscar winner Ben Affleck, who has been working out at the Michigan State facility as he films “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” in the Detroit area. A couple shots of Affleck...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Back Injury to Jodie Meeks Presents Some Early Concerns For Detroit Pistons

Even after coming to terms with Stan Van Gundy, arguably the biggest coup of the NBA offseason not named LeBron James, the Detroit Pistons still can’t catch a break. Unfortunately for them, they caught a stress reaction when it was revealed that Van Gundy’s first major free agent signee Jodie Meeks would miss eight weeks with the injury. Meeks is not expected back for “a couple...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Free Agency: Victor Martinez ‘Prefers to Work Something Out With the Tigers’

Detroit Tigers fans will be crossing their fingers that a report by the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo concerning Victor Martinez is on the money. According to Cafardo, Martinez “prefers to work something out with the Tigers, so they will get first crack at him.” He mentions Baltimore, Texas, Chicago (presumably the White Sox) and Toronto as other suitors should Martinez hit free...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

From the Spartan Sideline: Boilermaker Edition: Michigan State vs. Purdue Preview

In a game that finished closer late than it probably needed to, the Michigan State Spartans hung on to defeat the Nebraska Cornhuskers last Saturday night in chilly, rainy Spartan Stadium, netting their first win of the conference slate. This week, they hit the road for the first time in Big Ten play, and the destination is Indiana for an afternoon date with the Purdue Boilermakers...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Gustav Nyquist Scores Game-Winner in Detroit Red Wings’ Win Over Boston

Not a bad way to start the season. The Detroit Red Wings opened the 2014-15 campaign by taking down the Boston Bruins on Thursday night, with Justin Abdelkader and Gustav Nyquist lighting the lamp. Nyquist’s power-play goal in the second period stood up as the game-winner in the 2-1 victory. Here it is:
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Season Preview: The Players To Watch And Issues Facing Hockeytown In 2014

With the changing of the seasons comes cooler weather, and the unpleasant reminder that winter in Michigan isn’t far away. A sure, more pleasant sign of winter, however, are the Detroit Red Wings, who make their return to the ice Thursday night against the Boston Bruins. Last season, Detroit struggled with inconsistency and injury on the way to an uncharacteristic first round exit...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Brandon Jennings Nails Half-Courter in Detroit Pistons’ Preseason Win

Brandon Jennings hit just one of his four 3-point attempts on Tuesday night, in the Detroit Pistons’ 111-109 preseason OT win over the Chicago Bulls. He made that one triple count. As the halftime buzzer sounded, Jennings swished a 50-footer from the edge of The Palace’s midcourt logo.
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Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Ken Holland ‘Very Active’ Trying to Move Jakub Kindl

The Detroit Red Wings sent promising defenseman prospect Xavier Ouellet down to Grand Rapids on Tuesday, but he might be back up before Thursday night’s opener if GM Ken Holland can find a taker for Jakub Kindl. The Wings are currently carrying seven defensemen: Niklas Kronwall, Brendan Smith, Jonathan Ericsson, Kyle Quincey, Danny DeKeyser, Brian Lashoff and Kindl. Ouellet might...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Free Agency: Odds on Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez, Others Staying in Detroit

Will Victor Martinez be back in the cleanup spot for the Tigers next season? (Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports) An extremely busy and important offseason awaits Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski, after his team was swept out of the ALDS by Baltimore. Dombrowski has never been shy to pull the trigger on a big trade, nor has he hesitated to throw money at free agents....
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Rumor: Stephen Weiss Potential Trade Chip for Wings?

The Detroit Red Wings have Stephen Weiss in a gray non-contact jersey at Monday’s practice potentially signalling that he is available ahead of Tuesday’s final roster cut day. Weiss, Cleary and Nestrasil wearing gray, an early indication on the outside of the 12 forwards dressing Thursday. — Chuck Pleiness (@wingsfrontman) October 6, 2014 Weiss, signed to a five year $24.5...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Not-so-mighty Detroit Tigers have struck out … again

The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Detroit nine that day: The score stood two to zero with but one inning more to play. Time and again the script had played, the ending all the same. And so with great remorse the crowd did watch this final game. In silence sat the Tigers fans, stuck in deep despair; The rest Clung to that foolish hope which springs eternal in the breast; They...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Controversial Incompletion Seals Michigan’s Latest Loss

The Michigan Wolverines appeared to have found a spark just in time Saturday night. After trailing 26-17, the Wolverines scored a TD on a Devin Gardner run and were driving for the potential go-ahead score late when an apparent first-down grab by Amara Darboh was ruled incomplete. On the 3rd-and-8 from Rutgers’ 38, Gardner rolled right and fired to Darboh. The Michigan wide receiver...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

From the Spartan Sideline, Cornhusker Edition: Nebraska vs. Michigan State Preview

After two weeks in a row of overpowering nonconference cupcakes, the Michigan State Spartans step up their game and head into Big Ten play on an offensive and defensive roll. That’s good news, considering they welcome the Nebraska Cornhuskers to East Lansing for a Saturday night test under the lights. Since a scare against McNeese State, the Huskers have been on a roll, winning...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Sports Show: Previewing the Detroit Tigers and the ALDS

This week Max DeMara, Chris Burke and Andrew Tomlinson are back to preview the Detroit Tigers against the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS. The group is also joined by Matthew Mowery from the Oakland Press who provides some additional insight into the series. Check Out Sports Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Detroit Sports Show on BlogTalkRadio
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

TDSS Roundtable: Guessing the Detroit Tigers’ ALDS Rotation

The Detroit Tigers open the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday. How will the starting rotation shape up? And will there be any surprises on the 25-man roster? 1. How should Detroit set its rotation for the ALDS? Max DeMara: The Tigers should start with Max Scherzer, then go to David Price and finally have Justin Verlander. It should be locked in stone, because that...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Detroit Tigers Clinch Fourth Straight AL Central Title

It took until Game 162 of the regular season, but the Detroit Tigers finally — finally — locked up an AL Central title they were expected to have in hand long ago. David Price twirled a gem on Sunday afternoon vs. the Twins, with the offense providing him just enough support in a 3-0 victory. The final out came when Joe Nathan induced a foul popup, which Alex Avila tracked down...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady Hoke’s Handling of Shane Morris Was Reckless and Inexcusable

“I didn’t see it. I can only answer for me.” That was the best Michigan head coach Brady Hoke could offer when asked why he allowed a clearly injured Shane Morris to stay on the field Saturday. Check that. Not only to stay on the field, but to return to the field after he had been pulled once because he could barely walk. Say what you will about how Hoke his coached this Michigan...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Big House Breakdown: Minnesota at Michigan Preview and Prediction

All eyes are on the quarterback position as Michigan prepares to open its Big Ten season Saturday afternoon. Will it be Devin Gardner taking snaps or will the Wolverines give sophomore Shane Morris a shot? Either way, Michigan is bordering on desperate as Minnesota visits for the annual Little Brown Jug battle. Michigan’s Key to Victory: Actually get into the red zone. In its...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

From The Spartan Sideline, Cowboys Edition: Wyoming vs. Michigan State Preview

Last week, the Michigan State Spartans thumped the Eastern Michigan Eagles 73-14 with a near-school record offensive output. This week, a homecoming crowd will expect similar scoreboard thrills against the Wyoming Cowboys. A few weeks ago, Wyoming hung in early against the Oregon Ducks before getting overwhelmed. A year ago, the Cowboys also nearly pulled an upset against the Nebraska...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tomas Nosek Pokes Home Rebound in Preseason Game vs. Chicago

It was only a preseason game, of course, but the Detroit Red Wings’ line of Tomas Nosek, Justin Abdelkader and Andrej Nestrasil still turned in a terrific third-period performance Thursday night. That line combined for two goals (including Nestrasil’s game-winner) and six points as the Wings knocked off Chicago, 3-2. Nosek opened the scoring in the final frame, upping the Wings’...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Matthew Stafford Near Southfield Freeway Bridge After Early-Morning Collapse

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford reportedly “ was among the first” drivers to come upon a collapsed Southfield Freeway bridge early Friday morning. According to the Detroit News, Stafford did not witness the bridge collapse, which occurred when a truck slammed it, killing the driver. But Stafford was not far away when the incident occurred. “Lions QB Matthew Stafford...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss
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