LATEST STORIES FROM THE DETROIT SPORTS SITE

From the Spartan Sideline, Scarlet Knights Edition: Rutgers vs. Michigan State Preview

The Michigan State Spartans rebounded in strong fashion last week, throttling the Maryland Terrapins on the road from start to finish 37-15. As a result, the team has begun to crawl back around the top 10 in the rankings. A strong finish is what they will need to ensure a top ten finish and an excellent bowl opportunity, and Saturday’s game would help them take another step in...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Changes In Time, Basketball Have Helped Ensure No ‘Palace Malice’ Repeats

Ron Artest was all smiles in the days after the Palace Malice, an event that likely will never happen again due to changes in basketball times. (Strange Botwin, Flickr). If you’re from the state of Michigan, you likely remember what you were doing the night of Friday, November 19, 2004. It’s become one of sports’ few ‘where were you’ moments. Perhaps you were going out...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Spartan Jump Shots, Blue Devils Edition: Michigan State vs. Duke Preview

After finding a mildly-successful start to the basketball season with a 64-59 win over Navy, the Michigan State Spartans prepare for their next challenge, which comes in the always difficult Champions Classic. Lying in wait this year are the Duke Blue Devils, a team no stranger to success against Michigan State. Ranked within the early season top five, Duke looks tough again this...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
8 days ago  |  Discuss

From the Spartan Sideline, Terrapin Edition: Michigan State vs. Maryland Preview

For the first time in their history, the Michigan State Spartans will tangle with the Maryland Terrapins in a battle of fellow Big Ten foes. The Spartans will be looking to bounce back in short order after falling flat against a motivated Ohio State team. Maryland, meanwhile, will be looking to make a statement at home under the lights by upsetting the Spartans, who remained just...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans Can Bury “Same Old Spartans” Forever With Strong Finish in 2014

Defining the term “Same old Spartans” as it relates to Michigan State Spartans’ football can be a very complicated task. Many hold that a Michigan State team acting as in an SOS fashion would lose big games on a national stage by making silly, frustrating errors that were avoidable. In that sense, the SOS theme has already been long dead and gone. The flip side of that SOS coin...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
13 days ago  |  Discuss

TDSS Roundtable: What’s Next With Victor Martinez Back in the Fold?

The Detroit Tigers made a critical move Wednesday, locking up DH Victor Martinez to a four-year deal, thereby keeping their cleanup hitter in the lineup. Where else should Dave Dombrowski be looking to upgrade as the offseason swings into full gear? That’s part of our latest Roundtable discussion: 1. Victor’s back. Are you okay with the Tigers giving him a fourth-year and probably...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez Reportedly ‘Close to Re-Signing’ With Detroit Tigers

Victor Martinez will be back as the Detroit Tigers’ DH for 2015 … and much longer. According to FoxSports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Tigers are “close to re-signing Martinez to [a] four-year deal”. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted shortly thereafter that the deal was in place: Can confirm @Ken_Rosenthal report #Tigers have re-signed Victor Martinez to a 4-yr contract...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Free Agency: Joel Hanrahan in Talks to Retun on Minor-League Deal

The Detroit Tigers apparently are not ready to give up on Joel Hanrahan just yet. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported Wednesday that Detroit may be on the verge of bringing the reliever back: There have been talks between the Tigers and reliever Joel Hanrahan about the right-hander returning to DET on a minor-league deal. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 12, 2014 The Tigers signed...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
14 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Andre Drummond’s Name Misspelled on His Jersey vs. Bulls

Insert your own punchline here: Whoever is in charge of stitching the names on the Detroit Pistons’ uniforms swung and missed Monday on Andre Drummond. Pistons misspelled Andre Drummond's name on his jersey tonight (h/t @PhilHecken, @AndrewDBailey). pic.twitter.com/WYt996ljGR — Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) November 11, 2014
Via The Detroit Sports Site
16 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Austin Hatch Hits a Free Throw in Michigan’s First Exhibition

The Michigan Wolverines have just one exhibition game under their belts (an 86-43 win over Wayne State), but they’ll have a hard time topping the highlight that outing produced. In the closing seconds, two-time plane crash survivor Austin Hatch stepped to the line and knocked down a free throw as he received a standing ovation from the Crisler Center crowd. Hatch may not see much...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Could Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier or Carl Crawford Be in Play?

Austin Jackson’s still in Seattle, Andy Dirks was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays and Torii Hunter appears headed out the door. So, unless the Detroit Tigers are banking on Tyler Collins and/or Steven Moya playing huge roles next season (and some would argue they should), GM Dave Dombrowski needs to find at least one starter in the outfield. And, hey, whaddya know...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
16 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Joique Bell Steamrolls Cortland Finnegan

Sunday’s Detroit Lions win over the Miami Dolphins was a hard-fought, physical victory. Perhaps no play better summed up the outcome than Joique Bell flattening Miami cornerback Cortland Finnegan on a tackle attempt. Bell, who finished with 81 total yards from scrimmage, turned up the sideline and saw Finnegan standing in his way. It was not much of a problem … (GIF via NESN.com)
Via The Detroit Sports Site
16 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Brandon Jennings Misses Last-Second Shot, Pistons Lose to the Jazz

Brandon Jennings scored 23 points on Sunday, but he missed a couple of key shots down the stretch in a 97-96 loss to the Utah Jazz. The Pistons put the ball in Jennings hands in the closing seconds, giving their point guard a chance to win it at the buzzer. But his floater from the top of the lane never had much of a chance — it clanked off the back of the rim, sealing Detroit’s fate.
Via The Detroit Sports Site
16 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Gustav Nyquist Scores Another Highlight-Reel Goal

Gustav Nyquist helped the Detroit Red Wings earn a point on Sunday against Tampa Bay, his thrilling third-period goal enough to tie the game at 3-3. The Wings would wind up losing — as they always do — in a shootout. But the one-point outcome does not take anything away from Nyquist’s latest brilliance:
Via The Detroit Sports Site
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Tyler Clippard ‘Would Be Perfect’ Trade Fit for the Bullpen

MLB free agency is underway, but that does not mean that Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski would pass on a trade if one came along. We’ve seen more than enough aggressive moves from Dombrowski now to know that he is constantly working the phones. And FOX’s Ken Rosenthal offers up a possible target: Washington reliever Tyler Clippard. The Nats are deep in young relievers, though...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
19 days ago  |  Discuss

From the Spartan Sideline, Buckeye Edition: Ohio State vs. Michigan State Preview

After a week to rest their bones following a hard-hitting affair against the Michigan Wolverines, the Michigan State Spartans get back to work this week in East Lansing. And the task posed by the road team is stiff. Who’s waiting for the Spartans? Nobody in particular, except for a revenge-minded Ohio State Buckeyes squad, still smarting from last year’s meeting in December that...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
19 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Daniel Cleary Scores in His First Game of the 2014-15 Season

Mike Babcock moved veteran forward Daniel Cleary into the Detroit Red Wings’ lineup for the first time this season, hoping to get some sort of spark after a disappointing loss in Ottawa. Cleary provided it, even though it required a healthy dose of luck. Seconds after Jakub Kindl had pulled the Red Wings within 2-1 of the Rangers, Cleary banked one in off Henrik Lundqvist from...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jonas Gustavsson Robs Rick Nash With Remarkable Glove Save

Rick Nash already had nine goals on the season headed into Wednesday night, and he sure had to think No. 10 was in his grasp late in the second period against the Red Wings. Jonas Gustavsson had other ideas. The Detroit Red Wings’ goalie, getting the start for a resting Jimmy Howard, absolutely robbed Nash on a rebound try. A couple of looks at the miraculous save, via Pete Blackburn...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Early College Football Rankings Should Mean Nothing to Fans and Michigan State Spartans

We interrupt this program to bring you another wildly premature look at the future. Tuesday night, there was no change. The Michigan State Spartans remained eighth overall in the College Football playoff poll. So commence with the necessary levels of drama, even though that’s right where the Spartans should be, probably right where they deserve to be and still no cause for panic...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Yankees Reportedly Have ‘No Plans to Pursue’ Max Scherzer

One of the most obvious possible landing spots for Max Scherzer this winter might already be out of the running. The New York Daily News reported that the Yankees have “no plans to pursue either Scherzer or [Jon] Lester, the top two free agents on the market this winter.” Instead, the Yankees are interested in bringing back two of their own, free agents Brandon McCarthy and Chase...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Detroit Tigers 2014 Free Agency Primer

Will Victor Martinez be back in the cleanup spot for the Detroit Tigers next season? (Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports) We at the Detroit Sports Site have finally recovered from our “the Detroit Tigers just got swept” bender and are back with a preview of what might happen for the Tigers in free agency. 1. Which pending free agent is signed by the Tigers, which pending free agent...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
23 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Phantom Penalty Robs Detroit Red Wings of Goal vs. Capitals

Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening was whistled for — and this is not an exaggeration — one of the worst penalty calls you will ever see. Capitals goalie Braden Holtby tripped on his own skates coming out from behind the net, allowing Drew Miller to fire the puck home. Except the refs waved it off and pinned Holtby’s trip on Glendening. Only … … Glendening didn’t...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
28 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Detroit Pistons’ Season Preview: Setting the Stage for the Return of Detroit Basketball

Entering the 2014 NBA season, there is a palpable sense of excitement in Detroit, because the Detroit Pistons might finally be on the path back to team relevancy. During the offseason, team owner Tom Gores got serious, luring Stan Van Gundy to town with promises of running the entire show. Though the tenure started ominously with the loss of a draft pick, Van Gundy has since shaken...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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

The time is finally here to once again celebrate Michigan and Michigan State week, the one time of year the Great Lakes state is completely flipped on its axis and filled with vitriol prior to one special Saturday afternoon. As usual, Spartan Sideline gets it’s seasonal visit from Wolverine Walkthrough to break down the biggest game in the state. What do the Spartans have to do...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jimmy Howard Denies Sidney Crosby on a Breakaway Attempt

The Detroit Red Wings already trailed the Pittsburgh Penguins by a pair of goals Thursday night when Sidney Crosby walked in all alone on Jimmy Howard. But Howard was up to the task, turning aside two Crosby shots on a breakaway, keeping the score at 3-1. Those heroics left the door open for a late comeback. The Wings finally provided Howard with some support late, tying the game...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
The Detroit Sports Site
Just a city blog, born and raised in South Detroit.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.