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Video: Tomas Tatar Scores Detroit Red Wings’ First Preseason Goal

Tomas Tatar’s spot on the Detroit Red Wings’ roster has been one of the hottest talking points early in training camp. GM Ken Holland said that Tatar will be among the 14 forwards to open the regular season … but if Tatar still needs to earn that spot he’s off to a good start. Tatar lit the lamp 12:56 into the first period of the Wings’ exhibition opener at Pittsburgh,...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Magic Number Watch: 9

The Detroit Tigers’ Magic Number to clinch the AL Central division sits at nine, following their dramatic win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. That win bumped the number to eliminate the Royals down to six — any combination of Tigers wins and Royals losses that add up to that number will end Kansas City’s hopes of capturing the division. A look at tonight’s action...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Clutch Hitting a Problem as Detroit Pushes Toward Central Title

The Detroit Tigers continue to slice their magic number lower, pushing towards a third consecutive Central Diviision title. Despite the importance of that feat, it’s tough not to look towards the playoffs at this point. Routinely, the Tigers struggled last week finding clutch hits with runners in scoring position, a fact that truly manifested itself most over the weekend against...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

With Reggie Bush on the Sideline, Lions’ Offense Hit the Skids

In the first half of Sunday’s game at Arizona, Lions QB Matthew Stafford was 16-of-20 on pass attempts for 210 yards and two touchdowns. After halftime, Stafford went 4-for-16 for 66 yards. What happened? Well, it starts here: Reggie Bush played just two snaps in the final two quarters — a seven-yard run and a fumble, as he and Stafford botched a handoff. Bush then spent the...
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September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ Mikel Leshoure Reportedly ‘Wide Open to Being Traded’

Mikel Leshoure was a healthy scratch in the Detroit Lions’ Week 1 win over Minnesota, and he has slipped far behind Reggie Bush and Joique Bell in the team’s running back pecking order. Perhaps not surprisingly, then, the 2011 second-round pick would not mind a fresh start elsewhere, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter: Lions RB Mikel Leshoure has accepted role as backup. But...
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September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Does Near-Disaster vs. Akron Put an End to Brady Hoke’s Michigan Honeymoon?

Michigan fans love Brady Hoke. Absolutely love him. Before the Wolverines’ game with Akron, a skywriter penciled Hoke’s name into the sky over Michigan Stadium. Later, Hoke received an ovation from the crowd for providing students with donuts before the game’s noon kickoff. He is a “Michigan man”, who returned home to save the program after the nightmarish Rich Rodriguez...
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September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Football Pick’em: Lions, Michigan and MSU Favored, How Many Plays Will the Eagles Run?

Disclaimer: This football pick’em is done solely for fun and no money is exchanged or bet by any of the players in this scenario. This should not be viewed as expert picks and the three pickers and the Detroit Sports Site do not claim to be a guide for readers to gamble money.  If you listen to our podcast, The Detroit Sports Show, you know we do a weekly football pick’em of...
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September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

From the Spartan Sideline: Youngstown State vs. Michigan State Keys to the Game

With offensive uncertainty lingering, the Michigan State Spartans have a chance to get relatively healthy this week with a visit from the Youngstown State Penguins. Though Youngstown State is 2-0, that record is a bit flimsy, given the record of their initial competition is 1-3, and the Penguins rank 15th in total defense in the FCS, giving up 280.5 yards per game. Knowing these...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Tomas Tatar Contemplating KHL Move if He Doesn’t Make Detroit Red Wings Roster

Daniel Cleary’s re-signing is going to push at least one (and probably a couple) of Detroit Red Wings forwards off the roster. If Tomas Tatar winds up being an odd man out, he’s prepared to leave the organization. On the first day of training camp in Traverse City, Tatar told Sarah Lindenau of The Left Wing Lock that he will not return to Grand Rapids for another season in the...
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

For Dan Cleary, Detroit Red Wings’ Blood Still Thicker Than Philadelphia Flyers’ Financial Water

Dan Cleary’s interesting late summer act of loyalty in choosing Detroit over Philadelphia made another positive statement about Red Wings’ organization (bobfina72, Flickr) Leave it to a baseball writer to put a hockey signing in proper perspective and context. Tony Paul, a Detroit Tigers scribe for The Detroit News, took time out on Twitter from breaking down earned run averages...
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Cleary Reportedly Absent as Flyers Open Training Camp

Where in the world is Daniel Cleary? One of the NHL offseason’s more bizarre free-agent tales took another turn Thursday morning, as the Courier-Post reported that Cleary “never came to town” with the Flyers opening camp. Earlier this week, it was reported that Cleary had a three-year deal in place with the Flyers worth $2.75 million per season. A later reported indicated that...
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Toss-up, Week One: Should Dinged Up Reggie Bush Have Limited Workload in 2013?

Every week during the season, we’re debating the biggest talking point from the week before about the Detroit Lions. Lions’ Toss-up, Week 1: Reggie Bush was dinged up after a very productive Sunday, sustaining a dislocated thumb and a pulled groin during his offensive outburst against the Minnesota Vikings. Jim Schwartz said despite that, the team isn’t planning to limit his...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Local Big Ten Review: Chicken or Not, Notre Dame is now Stuck With Road Loss to Michigan

Prior to last weekend’s big game pitting the Michigan Wolverines against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, there were plenty of allegations thrown around, which oddly involved fowl of all things. Michigan head coach Brady Hoke had accused Notre Dame of being “chicken” for backing out of the annual rivalry. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly lightly responded, saying that the Michigan...
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera Ejected in Middle of At-Bat for Second Time This Season

Back on July 28, Miguel Cabrera was ejected from a game against the Philadelphia Phillies while facing an 0-2 count with the bases loaded. Monday night in Chicago, the bizarre situation repeated itself. Cabrera was run in the first inning of Detroit’s game with the White Sox, after falling behind 0-2 in the count. Just as on that first ejection, Cabrera appeared to do very little...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Highlights From the Detroit Lions’ 34-24 Win Over the Minnesota Vikings

The Detroit Lions pulled off an important Week 1 win over the Minnesota Vikings, 34-24, behind a stellar outing from Reggie Bush and impressive showing by the defense. The Lions’ D bounced back from Adrian Peterson’s 78-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage to mostly stuff Minnesota in the second half, as Detroit rallied to take a lead. Here are the key plays from Detroit’s...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: How Detroit Tigers Respond to Boston Massacre Will Define Season

In a topsy-turvy week that was more down than up, the Detroit Tigers were likely happiest to get out of Boston, thanks to Wednesday night’s embarrassing 20-4 loss at the hands of the relentless Red Sox. Such things happen during a season, but not as much late in the year. Of the teams scoring the most runs in a game since 1901, only two times have teams had such an extreme-type...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Joique Bell’s ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ Touchdown Celebration

Joique Bell formed a terrific 1-2 punch with Reggie Bush in the Detroit Lions’ Week 1 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Bell set the bar, though, when it came to touchdown celebrations. After spinning his way into the end zone from 1-yard out (after a TD by Bush on the previous play was overturned), Bell hopped into the Ford Field stands for an old school, “Hip Hop Hooray” celebration...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan Marching Band’s Beyonce Halftime Show Under the Lights

The Michigan Marching Band pulled out all the stops on Saturday night, complete with a message from Beyonce on the scoreboard. “Good evening, Michigan Stadium, the largest football crowd in the world,” the world famous singer said via video. “I’m sorry I can’t be there tonight, but the Michigan Marching Band has got my back and is about to give you a fantastic show....
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Shilique Calhoun’s Two Touchdown Returns Help Michigan State Put Away South Florida

In addition to passing storms causing another prolonged weather delay, there were other parallels between last Friday night and Saturday for the Michigan State Spartans. Much like last week, defensive end Shilique Calhoun was also the team’s best offensive player and complete highlight package. The sophomore returned a fumble for a score and added a 56 yard interception to his...
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September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Big House Breakdown: Michigan vs. Notre Dame Preview and Prediction

Roy Roundtree’s game-winning catch stunned Notre Dame in 2011. There was little to be learned from either Notre Dame’s or Michigan’s opening-weekend wins. The Irish stomped an overmatched Temple team, while Michigan ran roughshod over Central Michigan. Those games were little more than prologues for Sept. 7. The last Notre Dame-Michigan showdown at the Big House: an instant...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Popular Detroit Tigers Vendor The Singing Hot Dog Man Fired

Update: Updated with statement from Delaware North. Late Friday afternoon, Detroit Tigers and Comerica Park staple, Singing Hot Dog Man, Charley Marcuse announced on Twitter he was fired from his position after 15-years by Delaware North. Marcuse stated on Twitter that “After 15 years the @Tigers finally got what they’ve always wanted: I was fired by @delawarenorth #Sportservice...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

From the Spartan Sideline, South Florida vs. Michigan State Keys to the Game

Following a rain soaked, nighttime home opener against the Western Michigan Broncos which also saw a similar deluge of questions emerge about a sputtering offense, the Michigan State Spartans welcome the South Florida Bulls into Spartan Stadium for a more traditional noon kickoff. Those Bulls were not just upset at home by McNeese State last weekend by an embarrassing score of 53...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Brady Hoke: Johnny Manziel Would ‘Probably Be Playing Behind Devin Gardner’ at Michigan

Johnny Manziel may have won the Heisman Trophy last season as a redshirt freshman. Michigan coach Brady Hoke still prefers his quarterback. As a guest on the Dan Patrick Show, to preview Michigan’s Saturday night showdown with Notre Dame, Hoke said that Johnny Football would not be quite as in the spotlight if he was wearing the Maize and Blue: Dan Patrick asks Brady Hoke what...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings ‘Do Want’ Daniel Cleary Back, May Give Him Camp Tryout

Not much has changed for the Detroit Red Wings over the past few weeks. They still have too many forwards, almost no cap space … and, apparently, still want Danny Cleary back. Helene St. James reports that Cleary has no intention of signing elsewhere and that the Wings “do want him back.” But without any roster space at the moment, Cleary may join the team for training camp...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Denard Robinson Sets Off Twitter Firestorm With ‘Little Brothers’ Comment

Denard Robinson was a guest via phone on BTNLive Wednesday and had this to say when asked about Michigan’s biggest rivals: “Of course, we gotta say Ohio’s the biggest one, Notre Dame … and we always say Michigan State’s our little brothers.” As you might expect, that “little brothers” comment hit a bit of a nerve with the Spartan faithful, who were quick to point...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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