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From The Spartan Sideline, Gamecock Edition: Michigan State vs. Jacksonville St. Preview

The Michigan State Spartans will kick off their 2014 football season in uncharted territory for the program. Following an outstanding 2013 year, the Spartans are the hunted, being undisputed Big Ten and Rose Bowl champions. Now, for the first time in two decades, a title defense begins in East Lansing. Standing in the way first are the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, a team that went...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 Michigan State Football Preview 2: Breaking Down the Expected Roster Contributions and Depth

On August 29, the Michigan State Spartans kick off their 2014 season as defending Big Ten champs and Rose Bowl champs. We’re previewing their season with a two part piece. Last week, we talked schedule and results. Entering the 2014 season, the Michigan State Spartans will lose plenty on defense roster wise, but otherwise look to be in excellent shape, returning the meat and bones...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Reggie Bush Breaks Off 86-Yard TD Run

Reggie Bush and Joique Bell could be one of the better 1-2 punches in the league this year, as they reminded everyone on Friday night against Jacksonville. After a penalty backed Detroit up inside its own five, a couple of Bell runs picked up a first down … and set the table for Bush. The Lions’ speed back then made a nice cut to his right and burst past Jaguars safety Jonathan...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Red Sox ‘Favorite’ for Rusney Castillo, Tigers Still in the Chase

The Detroit Tigers could use some help in center field, but it may have to come from someone other than Rusney Castillo. The coveted Cuban defector continues to mull over his MLB prospects, with several teams including the Tigers pursuing him. Jon Heyman of CBSSports reported Friday morning that the Boston Red Sox appear to be leading the chase. Boston remains “heavily involved”...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Andre Drummond Throws Down Alley-Oop Dunk for Team USA

Andre Drummond put an emphatic exclamation point on his case for a Team USA roster spot by slamming home a one-handed alley-oop against the Dominican Republic. Drummond finished with a dozen points in the USA’s 105-62 rout.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Sports Show: What is Wrong With the Detroit Tigers

This week’s show starts with Max DeMara and Andrew Tomlinson discussing what is going on with the Detroit Tigers. The show then moves to who is more to blame for the Tigers and is there any way to possibly fix it. Andrew then goes on a rant about Brad Ausmus and there is a discussion about whether or not he should be fired or if he should be given more time. After the Tigers the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Michigan State Football Preview 1: Analyzing the Schedule and Predicting Results

On August 29, the Michigan State Spartans kick off their 2014 season as defending Big Ten champs and Rose Bowl champs. We’re previewing their season with a two part piece. Next week, we’ll look at the roster. Prior to 2013, most didn’t figure the Michigan State Spartans, coming off a rough 2012 season, would be able to contend for much. Many thought a nice rebound season was...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Rumors: Greg Monroe’s Agent Pursued Sign-and-Trade With Five Teams

Yep, the Detroit Pistons are still waiting on some resolution to Greg Monroe’s restricted free agency. Michael Lee of the Washington Post reported that Monroe’s agent, David Falk, actively tried to find that finish line by seeking out sign-and-trade partners for the Pistons. Monroe and his agent, David Falk, never sought an offer sheet from another team but pursued sign-and-trade...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: David Price Receives Standing Ovation in Return to Tampa Bay

David Price will pitch against his old team, the Tampa Bay Rays, on Thursday. He was on the bench Tuesday night when the Rays rolled a video tribute to their former pitcher, who spent the first six-plus years of his career in Tampa. Your browser does not support iframes.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Did Joe Nathan do f--- you gesture to home fans?

Detroit Tigers fans long ago lost their patience with closer Joe Nathan, who again was booed Wednesday night after walking the first two batters of the ninth inning with his team up four. Nathan worked out of the jam by getting a deep fly out to left and a 5-3 double play. But as he walked up to exchange a fist bump with Tigers catcher Alex Avila, Nathan appeared to make an unseemly...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Might Now Be Left With No Other Good Option But To Trade Greg Monroe

Some Detroit Pistons’ fans would take Tuesday’s report—that Greg Monroe would consider signing a one-year qualifying offer deal with the team—as positive news. The reality as it relates to Detroit’s future, however, is that it is not. With the announcement, leaked early Tuesday from Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News, it becomes clearer that Monroe does not want to play...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Michigan WR Csont’e York Punches 23-Year-Old Man in the Face Outside Ann Arbor Bar

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke announced earlier this month that wide receiver Csont’e York had been suspended indefinitely for “failing to meet team standards”. Shortly thereafter, York, a sophomore, was charged with three counts of assault for an incident that occurred outside Scorekeepers Bar and Grille in Ann Arbor. On Tuesday, the police released surveillance video to...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Rumors: Greg Monroe ‘Definitely’ Open to Signing One-Year Qualifying Offer, Per Report

The Detroit Pistons’ waiting game with restricted free agent forward Greg Monroe could end with Monroe signing a one-year, $5.3 million qualifying offer and then testing the market again next summer. That’s per a report from the Detroit News’ Vincent Goodwill, who quotes a source as saying that Monroe is “definitely” open to that idea. While taking the qualifying offer...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Trade Rumors: Team Has ‘Kicked Around’ Possibility of Adding a Hitter

The Detroit Tigers’ AL Central lead continues to dwindle and the offense continues to struggle — after putting up five runs early Sunday in Toronto, the Tigers went scoreless for the final 15 innings of that 6-5 loss. So now, with the waiver-trade deadline approaching, GM Dave Dombrowski may be looking for another bat. (“No kidding,” said every Tigers fan at the same time...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kellen Moore Gives Detroit Lions Best Chance to Win if Stafford is Out

Kellen Moore was one of the few bright spots in Saturday’s snoozer of a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns and showed why he gives the Detroit Lions the best shot at winning if Matthew Stafford goes down injured. Moore went 11-13 with 121-yards through the air and one beautiful touchdown pass to Corey Fuller to seal the win on Saturday. Meanwhile in the 2nd and 3rd quarters...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons increase offer to Greg Monroe

The Greg Monroe standoff continues to drag on, with the Detroit Pistons’ restricted free agent still hoping to land a max offer from someone while mulling what’s on the table from his current team. That current contract offer from the Pistons has increased some, according to the Free Press’ Vince Ellis. The Pistons have moved from the initial five-year, $60-million offer and...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Detroit Lions QB Scott Mitchell to Appear on Next Season of ‘The Biggest Loser’

Scott Mitchell weighs 366 pounds now. Don’t want to bury the lead, so we will just get that out of the way up front. The former Detroit Lions quarterback will be a cast member of the 16th season of “The Biggest Loser” — a show that challenges its cast members to see who can lose the most weight. Mitchell (top row, second from the right in that picture above) will be joined...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lack of Momentum From Detroit Red Wings’ Sleepy Summer Looking Poised to Continue Into Fall

The calendar has now turned to August, which means thoughts of baseball’s playoffs and football’s regular season can finally begin. Somewhere in there, though, thoughts of hockey should at least be lingering. In Detroit, that’s always been the case. No matter how well positioned the Detroit Tigers may be in the pennant chase, or how much hope fans might maintain for the Detroit...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Alex Avila Delivers Game-Winning Home Run in 12th Inning vs. Yankees

Alex Avila shook off his latest slump at the plate to deliver two huge hits Tuesday night against the Yankees, the second being a go-ahead home run in the top of the 12th inning. Closer Joe Nathan made that run stand up as the Tigers scored a come-from-behind 4-3 win. Your browser does not support iframes.
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: David Price Strikes Out 10 in Impressive Detroit Tigers Debut

David Price has said that his goal in any start is to get deep into the ballgame, even if it means letting the opposition put the ball in play. He stayed true to his word Tuesday night in New York, in his first start as a Detroit Tiger. Price allowed a pair of home runs — one each to Brian McCann and Martin Prado — and three runs total, but gave the Tigers 8.2 innings of 10-strikeout...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Daniel Alfredsson to Test His Back Next Week, Then Decide on Future

Daniel Alfredsson has expressed an interest in playing for the Detroit Red Wings again in 2014-15, and the Wings appear to be saving space — both in terms of the salary cap and on the roster — for the veteran forward. We’ll find out next week whether or not Alfredsson’s second season in Hockeytown is in the cards. From Szymon Szemberg, head of communications for the Champions...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ezequiel Carrera Makes an Amazing Diving Catch in Yankee Stadium

Making his first start for the Detroit Tigers, center fielder Ezequiel Carrera turned in one of the catches of the year. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Carrera made a diving grab at the warning track in deep center to rob Jacoby Ellsbury of extra bases. The catch kept the Yankees from a huge inning, though a run did score on the play. Your browser does not support iframes.
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Real Madrid Play Some (American) Football at Eastern Michigan’s Rynearson Field

Real Madrid will take the field at Michigan Stadium on Saturday afternoon, for a highly anticipated exhibition match against Manchester United. In preparation for that contest, Real held a practice at Eastern Michigan’s Rynearson Stadium this week, while also spending some time with a couple of EMU’s athletic teams. Real posted a video of their players trying out some American...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Austin Jackson Given Standing Ovation by Tigers Fans After Being Traded

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had to replace Austin Jackson in the middle of the seventh inning Thursday, moments after reports surfaced that the Tigers had traded Jackson as part of a David Price deal. Rajai Davis took Jackson’s spot in center field, as Jackson left the field to a standing ovation from the Comerica Park crowd.
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

David Price Traded to Detroit Tigers; Austin Jackson, Drew Smyly Dealt as Part of Three-Team Trade

The Detroit Tigers have upgraded their starting rotation, potentially at the expense of their lineup. In a trade deadline blockbuster, the Tigers acquired Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price in a three-team trade that reportedly will ship Austin Jackson and Drew Smyly out of Detroit. Jackson was pulled from the Tigers-White Sox game in the middle of the seventh inning, all but confirming...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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