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Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Jose Valverde’s Positive Start Very Good News For Detroit

lakelandlocal, Flickr Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers. Forever, the biggest story in the young 2013 season for the Tigers has been the team’s troubles in the bullpen stemming from the lack of a closer. Last week, though, everything changed with the arrival of a familiar face. Jose Valverde, sporting a...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

TDSS Tigers Game Recap, Game 23: Pair of Three Run Homers Pace Detroit’s Sweep of Atlanta

The Detroit Tigers had a miserable weekend just one week ago, but things turned around when the Atlanta Braves visited Comerica Park this weekend. Sunday night, Detroit broke open a close game with a pair of three run homers, which were the difference in a dominating 8-3 win and a series sweep. A pitchers duel finally saw first blood drawn in rapid succession during the third and...
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Playoff Schedule: Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks

The Detroit Red Wings clinched a playoff berth on Saturday night and will open the 2013 playoffs against the Anaheim Ducks. The NHL is expected to release the complete playoff schedule on Sunday, though the Wings and Ducks figure to open Tuesday. We’ll update the schedule as it become available. Game 1, TBD: Detroit at Anaheim Game 2, TBD: Detroit at Anaheim Game 3, TBD: Anaheim...
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Adreian Payne Enter the NBA Draft? Tracking the Latest

April 28 is the deadline for players to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, and Michigan State forward Adreian Payne has taken his decision down to the wire. Here’s the latest: Three decisions still left on the board: Adreian Payne, Isaiah Austin and Andre Roberson. Deadline is tonight at midnight ET. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) April 28, 2013 Former Michigan State star Draymond Green...
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Henrik Zetterberg Scores Twice to Lead Detroit Red Wings to Playoffs: Video

The Detroit Red Wings players said they did not want to miss the playoffs in Henrik Zetterberg’s first season as captain. On Saturday night in Dallas, with the postseason on the line, the captain made sure his team would play on. Zetterberg scored twice in the Red Wings’ 3-0 win over Minnesota — early, on an incredible individual effort that resulted in the puck bouncing home...
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Anibal Sanchez Closes Out His 17-Strikeout Effort: Video

Anibal Sanchez pitched the Detroit Tigers to an easy 10-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night — and did so on the strength of a Detroit Tigers’ team record 17 strikeouts. He entered the eighth inning with 14 (and more than 100 pitches). Sanchez then K’d three batters in the inning, before leaving to a standing ovation. Your browser does not support iframes.
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Playoff Tracker, April 27: Win and They’re In

As the Detroit Red Wings try to qualify for their 22nd consecutive postseason, we’re taking a daily look at the key games that could impact that pursuit. So, it all comes down to this. The Red Wings’ playoff streak, which currently stretches more than two decades, can be extended if the Wings simply get to overtime on Saturday night in Dallas. A win, and the Red Wings can get...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Denard Robinson Taken No. 135 by Jacksonville Jaguars

Denard Robinson is a Jacksonville Jaguar. The Michigan quarterback turned running back turned receiver was made the second pick of Round 5, No. 135 overall, by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars earlier on Saturday selected South Carolina speedster Ace Sanders, meaning that there may be some very creative plans in the works for a struggling offense. Robinson was the first Michigan...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

William Gholston Selected No. 126 by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used pick No. 126 in the 2013 NFL Draft on Michigan State defensive end William Gholston. That pick was Tampa Bay’s by virtue of a trade that sent Aqib Talib to New England last season. “He’s gifted from a genetics perspective,” NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said. “I think it’s a great value pick for Tampa Bay. “Now, the issue with this kid...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State TE Dion Sims Selected No. 106 by Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins selected Michigan State tight end Dion Sims with pick No. 106 overall, in the fourth round, making Sims the first player from either MSU or Michigan to be drafted this year. Sims will join a Dolphins’ offense that totally restocked its passing attack this offseason, adding WRs Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson and tight end Dustin Keller. Sims could slot in as...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Draft Grades: Ziggy Ansah, Darius Slay, Larry Warford Headed to Motown

How have the Detroit Lions fared with their picks in the 2013 draft? We’re handing out grades for each of their selections: Round 1: Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU The Lions were a little stuck here. The top three offensive tackles came flying off the board in the first four picks and Detroit, wisely, opted not to trade up and chase. So, that left Ansah, the draft’s top two guards (Chance...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Playoff Tracker, April 26: Minnesota Wild Facing Huge Home Game

As the Detroit Red Wings try to qualify for their 22nd consecutive postseason, we’re taking a daily look at the key games that could impact that pursuit. Those pesky Columbus Blue Jackets just will not go away. The Red Wings could have clinched a playoff spot Thursday night, thanks to a comeback 5-2 win over the Predators, had the Blue Jackets fallen in Dallas. Instead, Columbus...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Memo to Joe Dumars: Hiring Former Detroit Pistons’ Players to Coach is a Recipe For Disaster

The Detroit Pistons reportedly want to interview former player Lindsey Hunter to be their next head coach. Hiring him would be a big mistake. (Raps Fan, Flickr) If the Detroit Pistons are truly intent on bottoming out as a franchise, hiring former guard Lindsey Hunter as the team’s next head coach would be an excellent step in that direction. It was reported yesterday that Hunter...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Players Detroit Lions Should Consider in Round 2 of 2013 NFL Draft

The Detroit Lions used their first-round pick on DE Ziggy Ansah. They’re back on the clock at No. 36 overall on Friday (barring a trade). What might they do there? Here’s a look at five options: • Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State: Sure, the Lions already took a DE in Round 1, but if Carradine is healthy (he tore his ACL in Novemeber) he might be even more productive than...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2013 NFL Draft Tracker

The Detroit Lions hold the No. 5 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, their first of eight selections the franchise holds heading into the weekend. We’re keeping track of all the Lions’ picks and draft moves right here: Round 1, No. 5 overall: Round 2, No. 36: Round 3, No. 65: Round 4, No. 132: Round 5, No. 137: Round 6, No. 171: Round 7, No. 211: Round 7, No. 245:
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas Drains 46 Straight 3-Pointers, Draws Challenge From Stephen Curry: Video

Nik Stauskas is back in Canada and back practicing his jump shot on his home court. The early result: Another eye-popping YouTube video of Stauskas’ shooting prowess, this one featuring the Michigan guard draining 46 consecutive (!!!) 3-pointers in the rain: Granted, that 3-point line might be closer to high school regulations than NCAA, but … still, come on. And Stauskas...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Playoff Tracker, April 25: Wings Can Clinch Thursday Night

As the Detroit Red Wings try to qualify for their 22nd consecutive postseason, we’re taking a daily look at the key games that could impact that pursuit. An impressive win over the Los Angeles Kings moved the Detroit Red Wings back into playoff position, with just two games left in the regular season. The Wings still control their destiny — pick up at least three of a possible...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Roundtree ‘Ready to Find Out’ His NFL Fate as 2013 Draft Arrives

Roundtree’s game-winning catch against Notre Dame in 2011 stands as one of Michigan’s most memorable football moments. (Photo courtesy ESPN.com) This is a pretty important weekend for Michigan wide receiver Roy Roundtree. You just might not know it from talking to him. Roundtree will find out in the coming days where he’ll continue his football career — either via a late...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The Detroit Sports Site’s 2013 Three Round, Detroit Lions’ Themed NFL Mock Draft

When it comes to the ever-popular NFL Draft, Detroit Lions’ fans are some of the most extreme and excitable around every year. (dolfansnyc, Flickr) The Detroit Lions embark on the 2013 NFL Draft looking to fill more needs and take another step towards playoff relevancy perhaps even greatness. Whether it be an offensive tackle, cornerback, defensive end or wide receiver, the team...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Henrik Zetterberg, Jonathan Ericsson Deliver Dazzling Assists Against LA Kings: Video

Jonathan Ericsson’s beautiful pass to Pavel Datsyuk helped get the Detroit Red Wings on the board Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Kings. And Henrik Zetterberg’s display of skill in the third period helped put the clutch 3-1 win away. First, it was Ericsson, the Red Wings’ hulking defenseman, who fired a no-look feed across the ice to Datsyuk. Detroit’s assistant captain...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordin Tootoo’s Redirection Goal Sparks Detroit Red Wings to Clutch 3-1 Win: Video

The Detroit Red Wings desperately needed a win Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Kings to keep their playoff push headed in the right direction. And they got in, 3-1, with the biggest blow coming from one of the unlikeliest of sources. Forward Jordin Tootoo picked a perfect time to notch his third goal of the year — the Wings’ enforcer redirected a shot from Brendan Smith...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

TDSS Tigers Game Recap, Game 19: Jose Valverde Slams the Door in His Return

Jose Valverde, sporting a half-dyed goatee and a full windup pitching motion, tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his first Tigers appearance of the year, closing out a 7-5 Detroit win over Kansas City. Less than a month after the Tigers signed Valverde to a minor-league contract, he was back in the Comerica Park bullpen and at he end of the Tigers’ bullpen. Valverde was the third of...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ziggy Ansah Says He’s Had No Contact With the Detroit Lions

If the Detroit Lions are planning to pick Ziggy Ansah in the 2013 NFL Draft, Ansah has yet to hear about it. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Ansah and the Lions have not been in touch recently: . @albertbreer linked #Lions and Ziggy Ansah at 5. I hear they love him. So, how much contact has he had with them? “None,” Ziggy said. Oh. — Ian Rapoport (...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Open to Trading Third-Round Pick for Veteran DE?

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press joined us on this week’s Detroit Sports Show podcast to preview the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft … and he dropped an interesting little tidbit at the tail end of our interview time. “Day 2, when the Lions need a defensive end … look at those teams that are going from a 4-3 to a 3-4,” Birkett said. “That might be an even bigger impact...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Bertuzzi Out Again as Detroit Red Wings Host Los Angeles Kings

The Detroit Red Wings hoped to have forward Todd Bertuzzi back in the lineup for Wednesday’s key game against the Los Angeles Kings. Bertuzzi talked about returning this week from a lingering back injury, and he went through the team’s morning skate. But … Babcock says Bertuzzi NOT in tonight. Says he thought he’d be back. Doesn’t sound happy about it. — John Niyo (...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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