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Daniel Alfredsson Reportedly Asked Ottawa Senators for 1-Year, $7 Million Deal

Daniel Alfredsson signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings on the first day of free agency this year. That’s less money than he asked the Ottawa Senators for, but more than they were willing to offer. After Alfredsson’s much-anticipated news conference Thursday at The Royal Mental Health Centre in Ottawa, the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch reported what...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder Filed for Divorce on May 28, Could be Mysterious Off-Field Issue

A pending divorce in Orange County, Fla., first reported by Larry Brown Sports, is the off-the-field distraction for Prince Fielder that Torii Hunter alluded to during his radio hit on Detroit Sports 105.1 and could be the culprit behind Fielder’s struggles. Prince filed the motion to dissolve the marriage on May 28 and, according to a search of the Orange County Clerk’s Office...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Training Camp Toss-up: If Mikel Leshoure Struggles, Should He Be on the Bubble?

With training camp and the preseason now underway for the Detroit Lions, we’re putting some positional battles under the microscope with a series of Toss-ups… Training Camp Toss-up, No. 5: Mikel Leshoure didn’t look great in the first preseason game against the New York Jets, while Joique Bell seemed to run harder and have the better moves in the passing game. If Leshoure...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Release New Alternate “Motor City” Jersey

The Detroit Pistons unveiled the an alternate “Motor City” jersey through Twitter on Wednesday afternoon that will be worn on “Motor City Sunday’s” at the Palace this season. It is a different look for the Pistons, transitioning from their standard red, white and blue look to a dark blue, red and black uniform. The word “Detroit” is also absent from the jerseys, replaced...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated Ranks Michigan State 15, Michigan 18 in Preseason College Football Poll

Michigan State was nowhere to be found in the top 25 when the preseason Coaches Poll was released. The Spartans fared much better in Sports Illustrated’s rankings, which came out on Wednesday. SI has Michigan State at No. 15 in the country, three spots ahead of Michigan. The top five, according to Sports Illustrated: Alabama, Stanford, Texas A&M, Ohio State and Oregon, with...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football Preview, Part 2: Breaking Down and Grading Each Position on the Roster

With kickoff to the 2013 college football season approaching, we’re taking an inside look at the Michigan State Spartans in a two-part season preview. Today, we’re taking a look at each position and analyzing how the Spartans will line up against the competition. The Michigan State Spartans’ major problem wasn’t talent in 2012, but rather, the inability of that talent to...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons To Introduce Third Jersey on Wednesday?

The Detroit Pistons teased out on their Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that there could be a new jersey in the rotation for the Pistons next year. In a simple statement featuring a photo of three Greg Monroe jerseys, there is a darker blue jersey just showing the Monroe nameplate surrounded by current road and home iterations hanging in Monroe’s locker. The tweet would go...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter: Off-field Issue May Be Affecting Prince Fielder’s Play

Prince Fielder is batting just .261 this season, 23 points below his career average and a staggering 52 points off the .313 clip he raked at last season. According to Detroit Tigers teammate Torii Hunter, the explanation for Fielder’s struggles may extend outside of baseball. Torii Hunter tells Ryan & Rico on @DSports1051 that something's going on w/ Prince Fielder off...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football Preview, Part 1: Analyzing the Schedule and Predicting the Record

With kickoff to the 2013 college football season approaching, we’re taking an inside look at the Michigan State Spartans in a two-part season preview. Today, we’re taking a game by game look at the schedule and making predictions about how the Spartans might fare. Tomorrow, we’re breaking down Michigan State position by position. The Michigan State Spartans enter the 2013 season...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

GIF: Jose Iglesias Makes Incredible Defensive Play Against Chicago White Sox

Jose Iglesias’ glove was one of the main selling points in the Detroit Tigers’ recent trade for the shortstop. He showed off just how slick with the leather he is Monday night, making one of the defensive plays of the season against the Chicago White Sox. Chicago catcher Josh Phegley blooped a broken-bat pop up over Doug Fister’s head, where Iglesias scooped it up barehanded...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Clutch Comebacks Help Kick Start Detroit’s Central Domination

“Better late than never” has become the slogan of the 2013 Detroit Tigers. After a full week of late comebacks, most of which were capped off with impressive victories, that certainly looks to be the case. The Tigers actually started this practice in earnist last Sunday. Trailing the White Sox all afternoon long, Detroit rallied to take a 2-1 lead in the seventh inning with some...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Detroit Lions WR Matt Willis’ American Ninja Warrior Appearance

Detroit Lions wide receiver Matt Willis, who is in contention for the final receiver spot, participated in American Ninja Warrior during the NFL Lockout while he was a member of the Denver Broncos. Despite finishing the course, he swears he is not a ninja.
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Rumors: Is Detroit Considering Signing Newsworthy Free Agent Jason Collins?

In April, the biggest news in the NBA was being made by Jason Collins, who became the first openly gay athlete in professional sports to publically come out of the closet. Now, the Detroit Pistons are making news five months later by reportedly being the first team interested in the free agent center’s services. Collins, 34, would fill a definite need for the Pistons, who are short...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

First Down, Fourth Down: Detroit Lions Rookie Defensive Ends Impress in Debut

The Detroit Lions opened the preseason with a largely unimpressive 26-17 win over the New York Jets. Here are four positives and four negatives from the game. First Down: Getting Ziggy with it There was a lot of concern over the ability of Ezekiel Ansah to perform in real game action. A first round draft pick, Ansah has a lot of pure athleticism but not a lot of real experience in...
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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss
RIPPING SOME MORE

Clark accuses Verlander of juicing

Jack Clark's steroids accusations weren't limited to Albert Pujols. He also threw Justin Verlander under the bus, accusing the pitcher of roiding.

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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Training Camp Toss-up: Should Rookie Larry Warford or a Veteran Start at Guard?

With training camp underway for the Detroit Lions and the preseason approaching, we’re putting some positional battles under the microscope with a series of Toss-ups… Training Camp Toss-up, No. 4: Larry Warford has earned first-team reps in training camp. With all the other expected issues on the line, would you have the confidence to start a rookie at guard from day one instead...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Win Streak Reinforces that Dave Dombrowski is Best GM in Baseball

Wikimedia Commons The Detroit Tigers notched their 12 straight win last driving the Cleveland Indians into the ground and sweeping the four game series with almost all the credit going to Dave Dombrowski. It is hard to be a member of the front office in the Detroit sports scene. Maybe it is because the Detroit Red Wings’ front office set such high expectations for the last two...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Jennings Can Infuse Serious Star Power Into His New No. 7

Within the history of the Detroit Pistons organization, the No. 7 hasn’t played host to fantastic talent. As star crossed numbers go in the city, this one ranks fairly high. That’s why it was worth a double take on Tuesday seeing new Pistons’ point guard Brandon Jennings hold up his new jersey during his introductory press conference. Jennings, who once starred wearing the...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson in ESPN Live Chat: Patrick Edwards, Joseph Fauria Excelling in Camp

Nate Burleson took a few minutes out after practice on Wednesday to answer some fans’ questions during an ESPN.com live chat. There were plenty of interesting topics touched on there, but of particular note is that Burleson sung the praises of both wide receiver Patrick Edwards and rookie tight end Joseph Fauria. Brian Nate, Who of the youngbloods has impressed you the most so...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Valverde Unconditionally Released by the Detroit Tigers

RMTip21, Flickr Former Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde was unconditionally released by the organization on Wednesday afternoon. The embattled reliever was designated for assignment earlier in the season and was given the option to report to the AAA Toledo Mud Hens. He obliged and had been working his way back to the Tigers. He sported a 4.09 ERA with 11 innings pitched but gave...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Detroit Lions Great Herman Moore Catches TD at Training Camp

At the urging of Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, former Lions wide receiver Herman Moore took the field and caught an end zone pass from Matthew Stafford for a touchdown. Moore caught 62 touchdowns over his career with the Lions and New York Giants. It was a blast from the past seeing the four-time pro bowler lineup opposite a defense. Even though, lets be real the Lions let...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Salary Cap Update: Joakim Andersson’s Deal Done

Joakim Andersson signed a two-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings, worth a reported $1.465 million. Previously a restricted free agent, Andersson becomes the 15th forward under contract on the Red Wings’ roster, with Gustav Nyquist still awaiting his new deal. The cap hit on Andersson’s contract works out to a very manageable $732,500 per season. With that, the Wings inched...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Training Camp Toss-up: Will Ryan Broyles or Nate Burleson be the Lions’ Second Wide Receiver?

With training camp underway for the Detroit Lions and the preseason approaching, we’re putting some positional battles under the microscope with a series of Toss-ups … Training Camp Toss-up No. 3: A lot is being made out of how good Ryan Broyles is playing in camp, will he be the no. 2 receiver to start the season? Max DeMara: Heading into 2013, Broyles has to be the number...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Alex Avila Stuns the Cleveland Indians With 3-Run Homer

Alex Avila has struggled all season to get his average above .200, but he continues to deliver key hits for the Detroit Tigers. The latest came Monday night, when Avila blasted an opposite-field, three-run homer in the ninth inning off Cleveland closer Chris Perez, giving Detroit a clutch 4-2 victory. Your browser does not support iframes. Avila’s homer set off a jubilant celebration...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Kellen Moore Still Ahead of Thaddeus Lewis on Detroit Lions’ First Depth Chart

The Detroit Lions’ battle for the No. 3 quarterback job is one of the under-the-radar storylines this preseason. So far, Kellen Moore appears to have the inside track on Thaddeus Lewis. Moore was listed as the Lions’ third QB on their first unofficial depth chart of August, which will lead into the team’s exhibition opener against the New York Jets on Friday. Both Moore and...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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