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“Kickalicious” Cut by Detroit Lions, Akers Wins Kicking Job

The Detroit Lions cut “Kickalicious,” aka Havard Rugland, from their roster today, ending the legend of the Norwegian trick kicker and all but guaranteeing David Akers wins the job. A surprise addition to the Lions’ roster in April, after he was discovered by the front office through a YouTube video, Rugland was surprisingly good in the preseason. With a long of 50-yards in...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated: Kellen Moore Has Long NFL Future, Lions Behavior ‘Embarrassing’

The Detroit Lions claimed two spots in Greg Bedard’s preseason Week 3 “10 Things I Think” on Sports Illustrated’s The MMQB. Bedard served up high praise for Lions’ third-string QB Kellen Moore … and railed on the team’s overall mentality in a 40-9 win over the Patriots. Of Moore, Bedard wrote in part: I think Lions backup quarterback Kellen Moore is going to play for...
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August 27, 2013  |  1 Comment

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Robinson Cano a Possibility for 2014?

Could Robinson Cano add yet another potent bat to the Detroit Tigers’ lineup next season? ESPN Buster Olney says it’s possible, listing Detroit as one of the teams with the means to land Cano, should the superstar second baseman opt to leave New York in free agency. Owner Mike Ilitch is aggressive and wants to win a championship, and while the team’s priority must soon be about...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Yellowcard Guitarist Ryan Mendez: Red Wings Asked if Band Was Available for Winter Classic

In an interview with the Detroit Sports Site about his following of the Detroit Red Wings, Yellowcard guitarist Ryan Mendez says he was asked by the organization what the possibility of the group playing the Winter Classic would be. Mendez, a Detroiter by birth, is a vocal Red Wings fan both on stage and on Twitter. Guitarist for the widely successful group, Yellowcard, he stated...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Yellowcard’s Ryan Mendez Brings Love for Red Wings on Tour

(Ryan Mendez on Red Wings TV) Detroit Red Wings fan and Yellowcard guitarist Ryan Mendez, like many fans who often have to travel extensively for business, looks forward to watching a Wings game as a way to relax and recharge. As part of a touring band that is often performing while the team is on the ice though, Mendez cannot just grab a glance at his cellphone to get a score update...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: With Dominating Performances, Max Scherzer Should Win Cy Young

lakelandlocal, Flickr This past week, Max Scherzer added two more wins to his astonishing stat line, pushing his total to 19 for the 2013 season. As the victories pile up, Scherzer also continues to impress along the way statistically. As a result, at this point in the season, there’s no use debating who should be the American League Cy Young award winner. Scherzer, with his eye...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Brady’s Inspiring Visit to Michigan Shows Positive Impact Football Players Should Have

Tom Brady’s excellent visit to Michigan perfectly showcased the positive role veteran players can have in the lives of younger football players. (Keith Allison, Flickr) Thursday night was rough for Tom Brady, as the veteran quarterback threw an interception and was sacked twice in the New England Patriots’ humbling 40-9 preseason loss to the Detroit Lions. Thursday morning, however...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

First Down, Fourth Down: Lions throttle Patriots, but still have quesitons

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons It certainly was a positive step forward for the Detroit Lions, destroying the New England Patriots, but lets not forget the short-comings that were still very present during last night’s preseason Week 3 win. First Down: The first string offense finally moved the ball. Punching the ball into the end zone in the preseason is not exactly the most crucial...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Training Camp Toss-up: Does Rashean Mathis Have a Chance to Start at Corner?

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. 6: Does the late camp addition of Rashean Mathis mean anything for Detroit’s secondary? Do you beleive the staff will give Mathis a chance to start opposite Chris Houston instead of Darius Slay...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Brandon Jennings Slapped by Former NBA Player in Drew League Game

Newest Detroit Pistons Brandon Jennings was slapped by Mike Taylor, currently with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League, during a Drew League game in Los Angeles on Monday. Pistons fans probably won’t feel too strongly about standing up for Jennings’ honor during the offseason, just as long as he doesn’t get slapped around during the regular season.
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Add to Front Court Depth With Signing Of Big Man Josh Harrellson

The signing of Josh Harrellson (right), formally of the New York Knicks, helps fill out the Pistons’ front court for the 2013-14 season. (andy_baker7, Flickr) The Detroit Pistons struck a two-year deal Tuesday with free agent big man Josh Harrellson, perhaps finding their ideal 15th man for 2013-14 in the process. The signing came on the heels of Detroit reportedly having interest...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan WR Amara Darboh Ruled Out for Season With Foot Injury

Amara Darboh was expected to play a critical role on the Michigan Wolverines’ receiver-starved roster this season. On to Plan B … Michigan announced Wednesday that Darboh, who reportedly had not practiced since Saturday’s team scrimmage, would miss the entire 2013 season with a foot injury that requires surgery. “I love Amara, and just hate it for him, how hard he worked...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Rumors: ‘Plan is Still to Re-Sign’ Daniel Cleary

The Detroit Red Wings are two forwards and about $700,000 over where they need to be when the regular season begins in October. And yet, GM Ken Holland continues to look for a way to get veteran Danny Cleary back in the fold. The Detroit Free Press’ Helene St. James reported that “the plan is still to re-sign Cleary, who remains on the unrestricted free agent market but who...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Nick Castellanos Blasts Massive Home Run for Toledo Mud Hens

The question is not if Nick Castellanos will be called up by the Detroit Tigers, but when. The Tigers’ top prospect continues to slug at AAA Toledo, and his latest highlight came Monday, when he bombed a home run off a scoreboard ad out behind deep left-center field. Your browser does not support iframes.
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State’s Quarterbacking Phenom Damion Terry Should Be Named Opening Day Starter

In sports, excitement is an element not defined or quantified by a statistic, but when it’s seen and experienced, the game changing attributes it can bring become obvious. Damion Terry, a freshman quarterback from Erie, Pennsylvania has been hard to ignore early in Michigan State’s football camps for these reasons. After initially looking destined for a redshirt which would guarantee...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Salary Cap Update: Gustav Nyquist Signs 2-Year Deal

Gustav Nyquist reportedly signed a two-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings, worth $950K per season. Nyquist had been a restricted free agent and was the last of the Wings’ current free agents that GM Ken Holland had expressed an interest in getting signed before training camp. The list of the Wings remaining, unsigned free agents: Damien Brunner, Daniel Cleary, Carlo Colaiacovo...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Kansas City Royals Don’t Make Statement in Critical Road Series

Another week gone by, another plucky Central Division contender exposed by the Detroit Tigers’ overwhelming and dominating attack. Though the Kansas City Royals managed to sweep a two game double header on Friday and send some shivers down spines of many Tiger fans, they still ended up losing three of five games in a critical road series, meaning they left town down just as many...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Damien Brunner ‘Will Play Next Season in the NHL’, Agent Says

Remember Damien Brunner? You know, 26 goals, OT winner against the Ducks in the playoffs, supposedly headed to the Devils after free agency opened? Well, he’s still yet to sign a new contract, after playing 2013 on a one-year deal. But his agent, Neil Sheehy, reportedly told a Swiss newspaper that Brunner simply is waiting for the right opportunity — as opposed to contemplating...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Leyland, Brayan Pena Ejected After Another Blown Call

Hurry up and get here, expanded instant replay. In what has become an almost weekly tradition, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland was ejected from Friday night’s game with the Royals after a blown call cost his team. This time, the umpires missed a foul ball — instead ruling a wild pitch on a ball that bounced in front of the plate, then hit Alcides Escobar bat — on a play...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

TDSS Roundtable: Should the Detroit Tigers Try to Sign Delmon Young?

Delmon Young was released by the Philadelphia Phillies this week and he’s reportedly close to signing with the Tampa Bay Rays. Should the Detroit Tigers swoop in? Young, of course, was a huge piece in the Tigers’ last two playoff runs after coming over from Minnesota in 2011. He hit eight home runs over the past two postseasons, while batting .354 in the 2012 ALCS and World...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

First Down, Fourth Down: Lions Struggle Against Browns

It was another unimpressive outing for the Detroit Lions in the preseason, falling to the Cleveland Browns 24-6 in a sloppy performance. First Down: Reggie Bush Bush was brought into the Lions organization as a replacement for Jahvid Best and potential game changer. While he didn’t change the game last night, he was the only serviceable part of the offense. Carrying the ball eight...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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
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