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VIDEO: Pavel Datsyuk Sets Up Tomas Tatar for a Power-Play Goal

One game into the Detroit Red Wings’ preseason schedule, Pavel Datsyuk appears to be in preseason form. Datsyuk set up a Tomas Tatar power-play goal and scored one of his own in a 2-1 victory at Pittsburgh. The Wings are holding their breath a bit, though — Datsyuk left the game with a shoulder injury after taking a hard hit from the Penguins’ Rob Scuderi. But before he departed...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pavel Datsyuk’s New Line to Debut in Detroit Red Wings’ Preseason Opener at Pittsburgh

Believe it or not, hockey season is upon us. The Detroit Red Wings will open their preseason schedule on Monday night in Pittsburgh. They then travel to Chicago on Tuesday before the exhibition home opener Thursday night vs. those same Blackhawks. Several projected lineup regulars will be on the ice against the Penguins, highlighted by the first in-game action for Mike Babcock...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Magic Number Watch: Royals’ Suspended Game Looms Large

The Detroit Tigers’ Magic Number to clinch the AL Central stayed stuck on seven with Sunday’s loss in Kansas City. But they could knock as many as three off that number on Monday, if the Indians help out against the Royals. Here’s where things stand: Tigers’ Magic Number for the AL Central: 7 Tigers’ Magic Number for a wild-card berth: 5 Monday’s key games Cleveland...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

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

Following a bye week to help them rest and recuperate after an exhausting game in the sun against the Oregon Ducks, the Michigan State Spartans come home licking their chops to face an in-state MAC opponent in the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The Eagles aren’t a MAC foe with a good chance at pulling an upset, however. They were dominated 65-0 at Florida, and lost to Old Dominion last...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Michigan State Signal Callers Helping Prove Why School is Becoming New ‘Quarterback U’

Brian Hoyer was one of three former Michigan State starting quarterbacks playing during the NFL’s week two, and one of four with ties to the school. All went undefeated. (capsfan1222, Flickr). The Michigan State Spartans’ football team may have had a bye week, but their former quarterbacks starring in the NFL were apparently determined to give fans a show anyway. Brian Hoyer...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera Launch Back-to-Back Home Runs

The Detroit Tigers were on the brink of an inexcusable loss in Minnesota on Monday — they led 6-0, with Max Scherzer on the hill — before allowing the Twins to tie the game. But rookie Kyle Ryan recorded a huge double play to end the bottom of the eighth, then Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera wrestled a win back in the top of the ninth on back-to-back home runs. Your browser...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Detroit Red Wings’ Brandon Robinson Suffers Scary Injury at Annual Prospects Tournament

Frightening moment from the Detroit Red Wings’ annual prospects tournament in Traverse City on Monday, as the Wings’ Brandon Robinson had to be stretchered off the ice after awkwardly slamming head-first into the end boards. Robinson was down for several minutes before being strapped to a backboard and taken to a local hospital. Here’s the video of the incident: The Red Wings...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Daniel Alfredsson Still Sitting Out After Recent Setback

If Daniel Alfredsson was planning to use these couple weeks before training camp as a measuring stick for his health, suffice it to say that things are not going well. Alfredsson has yet to inform the Detroit Red Wings if he plans to play in 2014-15, and the Wings continue to await that verdict. But the veteran forward suffered “a little bit of a tweak” in his ailing back last...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Alex Avila’s Clutch Two-Run Home Run vs. Cleveland

Alex Avila may not be hitting the cover off the ball on a regular basis this season, but he has delivered some huge hits when the Detroit Tigers have needed them most. The latest came Saturday night, with Detroit trailing the Indians by one in the eighth. With the tying run on second and two outs, Avila turned on a 3-2 pitch from Bryan Shaw and launched it into the right-field seats...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Local Big Ten Review: Unfair to Lump Michigan State in With Big Ten’s Embarrassments

Saturday, after one dominating half, the Michigan State Spartans looked to be on their way in Oregon. In the second half, things fell apart fast, and the Spartans were eventually throttled 46-27 by the Oregon Ducks. The loss came in the middle of an ugly day for the Big Ten, as traditional powerhouse teams such as the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes lost, and the Nebraska...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Joe Nathan Picks Off Jarrod Dyson

Jarrod Dyson committed one of the all-time boneheaded baserunning you’ll ever see on Tuesday night, and the Detroit Tigers’ Joe Nathan took advantage to lock up a save. With the Tigers clinging to a 4-2 lead in the ninth inning, Dyson, a pinch-runner at second base for Nori Aoki, was picked off despite the tying run standing at first. Nathan set, then wheeled toward second base...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Rumors: Greg Monroe Reportedly Signs Qualifying Offer

Greg Monroe will be a Detroit Piston to start the 2014-15 season. He’ll likely be in a different uniform for the ’15-16 campaign. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday that Monroe has signed his qualifying offer with the Pistons, meaning he can be an unrestricted free agent next summer. Monroe had been a restricted agent this summer and couldn’t come to terms on a contract...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

From The Spartan Sideline, Ducks Edition: Michigan State vs. Oregon Preview and Prediction

Arguably, the Michigan State Spartans will compete in their biggest September regular season game in history on Saturday afternoon, when they head to take on the Oregon Ducks in front of a rowdy Autzen Stadium crowd. Not only will this game be a clash of two top titans in 2014, but it will likely be a matchup which goes a long way towards determining if either school makes the first...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Local Big Ten Review: Old And New On Display For Michigan, Michigan State This Weekend

The Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans have been headed in different directions for the past few years, and this weekend, that dynamic will be showcased again in a big way. Saturday, the Wolverines will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the last time, while the Spartans will head out west to tangle with the Oregon Ducks in a heavyweight battle. In a way, the...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Do the Detroit Red Wings Need Daniel Alfredsson?

It seems unclear about whether or not Daniel Alfredsson wants to come back to play hockey for the Detroit Red Wings or even when he might make his decision. We take a look at the Red Wings’ roster to see if Alfredsson is needed and who we’d like to see make it if he is absent. Is Daniel Alfredsson needed for the Wings or should Ken Holland move on?  Chris Burke: They need him...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Danny DeKeyser Looks Terrified in a Blue Angel Jet

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser may look fearless on the ice, but in a jet that is touching six G-Forces… that is a different story and he, like I know I would be, looks a little terrified. It must have been a cool experience for DeKeyser and it certainly seemed to leave a lasting impact on the men and women who serve Selfridge Air National Guard Base.
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kyle Lobstein Strikes Out 10 in Detroit Tigers’ Comeback Win Over Cleveland

J.D. Martinez was the Detroit Tigers’ hero on Tuesday night — his three-run bomb in the ninth inning turned a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 win. But it was rookie starter Kyle Lobstein who gave the Tigers a chance for that dramatic victory. With the Tigers’ offense faltering early, Lobstein turned in another impressive start. This time, he lasted 5 1/3 innings, striking out 10 Indians...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

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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25 days 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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26 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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August 22, 2014  |  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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August 22, 2014  |  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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August 21, 2014  |  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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August 20, 2014  |  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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August 20, 2014  |  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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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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