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Detroit Tigers Appearing Set on Plenty of Roster Question Marks in Important 2014 Season

Though baseball’s 2013 offseason is still far from over, it certainly looks as if the Detroit Tigers have managed to de-prove their roster entirely thanks to the presence of excessive question marks, perhaps additionally harming their chances at winning the World Series in 2014, despite reportedly remaining all-in on a title chase. Yes, a word was made up for the purposes of this...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Pat Narduzzi Reportedly Turns Down UConn Job

Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi may jump ship yet for a head coaching job. Just not the one at Connecticut, according to FootballScoop.com, which tracks coaching news around the country: At UConn, sources tell us Pat Narduzzi declined an offer this morning to become head coach at UConn. Details> http://t.co/WuvOiF3uws — FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop)...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Trade Rumors: ‘No Plans to Deal’ Max Scherzer; Extension a Long Shot?

(Update, 12:10 p.m. ET: Change of plans? Yahoo’s Jeff Passan now reports that Scherzer is “definitely in play” for teams hoping to make a deal. “Nothing is imminent,” Passan tweeted, “but teams know he can be had.”) The Doug Fister trade earlier this offseason appeared to set the Tigers’ rotation in stone — Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Anibal Sanchez, Rick Porcello...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Trade Rumors: Matt Kemp, Joba Chamberlain Reportedly on the Radar

Dave Dombrowski said after signing Joe Nathan that the Detroit Tigers likely were done being big players in the offseason market. But with the winter meetings ongoing, it appears that the Tigers might still be doing a little shopping. From FOX’s Ken Rosenthal: #Tigers, #RedSox, #Mariners have all been in touch with #Dodgers about Kemp this week, sources tell me and @jonmorosi....
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Todd Bertuzzi Gets Detroit Red Wings on the Board vs. Florida Panthers

Todd Bertuzzi churned out five straight seasons with double-digit goals prior to his injured plagued 2013. He’s on pace to get up and over the 10-goal mark again this year, though. Bertuzzi lit the lamp for the sixth time on the year Tuesday night, slapping home a rebound on the power play to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 lead over Tim Thomas and the Florida Panthers.
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Yzerman Expected to Play in Winter Classic Alumni Game

Exciting news for the upcoming Winter Classic Alumni Showdown between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs: The Captain plans to play. BREAKING: Steve Yzerman WILL play in the 2013 #AlumniShowdown! Limited tickets available here- http://t.co/NaN75qd5cn pic.twitter.com/9yEnCOpEv9 — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 10, 2013 “Steve is one of the greatest Red...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

For All Michigan State Spartans, Rosy 2013 Season Should Help Wash Away Decades of Dispair

The Michigan State Spartans are finally heading back to the Rose Bowl after a convincing 34-24 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes. For most students, alumni and fans nationwide, the result of the Big Ten title game wasn’t something they could have ever foreseen in their wildest dreams. Though for my columns here, I’m always expected to remain neutral, balanced and call the...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ Projected Lineup Options After Rajai Davis Signing

Say this about the moves the Detroit Tigers have made this offseason: They have given new manager Brad Ausmus a lot more options when he writes out his first lineup of 2014. The Tigers added speedy left fielder Rajai Davis to the mix on Tuesday. He should at least split time with Andy Dirks, meaning that Davis is another new face on an offense that also figures to feature Nick Castellanos...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Rajai Davis Taking Over in Left Field?

Dave Dombrowski did not really commit to Andy Dirks as his starting left fielder in 2014, instead leaving the door open for the Detroit Tigers to make another move in the coming weeks. And, apparently, this may be it: Tigers are viewed as frontrunners for Rajai Davis per Industry source — Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) December 10, 2013 That’s the word from Ben Nicholson...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson Tells 105.1 FM He Was Heckled by Homeless Man During Charity Outing

Detroit Lions fans are almost universally frustrated after another golden opportunity slipped through the team’s fingers Sunday — the Lions led Philadelphia 14-0 in snowy conditions before the wheels fell out en route to a 34-20 loss. Speaking with 105.1 FM’s Matt Dery on Monday, Burleson disputed the notion that the Lions are soft or can’t win outdoors, then invited fans...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ Winter Meeting Shopping List Must First Include Solution to Left Field Problem

It’s time for baseball’s minter meetings, which means it’s once again time for Detroit Tigers’ fans to get ready to expect the unexpected. About the only thing which shouldn’t be expected this week is a trade of franchise mainstays like Miguel Cabrera or Justin Verlander. Following a week in which Detroit stunningly dealt steady Doug Fister for a modest return and signed...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Heat 110, Detroit Pistons 95: Highlights

LeBron James and the Heat pasted the Pistons on Sunday, just a few days after Detroit had stolen a win at Miami. James had 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in the rematch, while Ray Allen chipped in 18 points. The Pistons, meanwhile, struggled on both ends of the court. They did finish with seven players in double-digits scoring, but they watched the Heat post a 32-17 edge...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Nick Fairley Called for Ridiculous Roughing the Passer Penalty

The Detroit Lions’ defense (and offense) totally imploded in the second half Sunday, so it was impossible for them to pin too much blame on the game’s officials. And yet, a couple of third-quarter calls helped Philadelphia switch momentum after Detroit appeared to have control. The most egregious of the officiating errors: Nick Fairley being flagged for roughing the passer. The...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Line: Michigan Set as Early Favorite Over Kansas State

The Michigan Wolverines and Kansas State Wildcats finished the regular season with matching 7-5 records, with the Wildcats posting a 5-3 conference mark to Michigan’s 3-5 effort. But the folks in Las Vegas see the Wolverines with the early edge for the Dec. 28 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl clash: Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: #Michigan #Wolverines favored by -3½ over Kansas State Wildcats...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Pat Narduzzi May Interview for UConn Job

Connecticut has asked Michigan State’s permission to contact Pat Narduzzi regarding the Huskies’ open head coaching job. That’s according to Mark Dantonio, who confirmed UConn’s interest in the Spartans’ defensive coordinator. BTW, was told by good source that Narduzzi would insist on coaching in Rose Bowl before taking any head coaching job. — ESPN Big Ten (@ESPN_BigTen...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles Play Through a Snowstorm: Storify

The Detroit Lions looked for a good while Sunday as if they would claim an important win in tough conditions at Philadelphia. And then, the roof caved in. Detroit allowed 28 points in the fourth quarter and more than 300 yards rushing overall in a 34-20 loss, which dropped the Lions to 7-6 — just a half-game ahead of Green Bay and Chicago. Here’s a look back at some of the sights...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan Bowl Projection: Gator vs. Georgia Seems Likely; Buffalo Wild Wings in Play

The Michigan Wolverines’ bowl destination will be revealed Sunday, but it appears that the possibilities have been narrowed to two: the Gator Bowl on Jan. 1 vs. an SEC foe or the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Dec. 28 vs. a Big 12 team. (Michigan State won the BWW Bowl last season, 17-16 over TCU, by the way.) Let’s take a look at where some of the experts send Michigan … • SI...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons 92, Chicago Bulls 75: Highlights

Don’t look now (and judging by the team’s attendance, you’re not) but the Detroit Pistons are back to .500. The Pistons improved to 10-10 — good for fifth place in the miserable Eastern Conference — with a 92-75 win over the Bulls, revenge for Chicago’s recent victory at Detroit. Brandon Jennings led the way for the Pistons with 33 points; he was the only starter to hit...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers 2, Detroit Red Wings 1: Highlights

Jonas Gustavsson stood tall again between the pipes and Danny Cleary broke a long goal drought, but the Detroit Red Wings’ home woes surfaced again Saturday night in a 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers. Detroit actually led 1-0 before Florida stormed back with two unanswered markers. The Red Wings came close to knotting the game at two in the third period, only to come up short. The highlights:
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan State Players, Fans Celebrate 2013 Big Ten Championship

Michigan State Spartans everywhere partied into Sunday’s early morning hours after their team captured the 2013 Big Ten Championship with a win over Ohio State. The Spartans players danced on the field and in the locker room, while back home in East Lansing a rowdier celebration erupted. Fans there burned couches and rallied in the streets, eventually forcing local law enforcement...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan Wolverines 107, Houston Baptist Huskies 53: Highlights

Nik Stauskas rebounded from a miserable showing in a loss at Duke to scorch Houston Baptist for 25 points Saturday. That performance led the way for the No. 21 Michigan Wolverines in a 107-53 rout — the third-largest margin of victory in school history.
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State Loss May Lock Michigan State Into BCS Top 14

Michigan State stood a great chance of booking a Rose Bowl trip, win or lose Saturday night at the Big Ten championship game. Oklahoma State’s upset loss to Oklahoma earlier in the afternoon might seal for the Spartans’ a long-awaited trip to Pasadena. Now, I don't see any scenario for MSU to fall out of top 14. Unless they lose by 30 or something like that. — BCS Guru (@BCSGuru...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch McGary throws alley-oop to Glenn Robinson Jr.

As expected, Michigan buried Houston Baptist early on Saturday afternoon — a needed bounce-back performance after Tuesday’s letdown for the Wolverines at Duke. Leading the charge at Crisler Center was Mitch McGary, who finished the first half with seven points, three assists and three steals. One of those assists (and one of the steals) came on a nifty play about 90 seconds before...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jonas Gustavsson makes behind-the-back save

Jonas Gustavsson has been very impressive during an 8-0-1 start between the pipes this season. He turned in another gem on Friday night, as the Detroit Red Wings downed the New Jersey Devils, 3-1. Despite facing just 11 shots in the game, Gustavsson came up big on numerous occasions, including this save below — a behind-the-back stroke of luck that kept the Wings within a goal.
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Damien Brunner Likely a Healthy Scratch for First Red Wings-Devils Game of the Season

Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Danny DeKeyser and Darren Helm all will be out of the Detroit Red Wings’ lineup Friday night when they visit New Jersey. And it appears that the Devils will skate without ex-Wing Damien Brunner. Looks like Damien Brunner will be a healthy scratch against his old team tonite. Josefson on 4th line. Boucher-Loktionov-Ryder together. — Dan Rosen...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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