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The Tigers Leadoff: Detroit looking for rubber-match win against the Tribe

  After snapping an early season 4-game losing streak, the Tigers (12-6) look for the rubber match win today against the Cleveland Indians (6-10) from Comerica. Offensively, Detroit has gotten nice production out of their outfielders as Yoenis Cespedes (13) and J.D. Martinez (12) have combined to knock in 25 runs for the Tigers this season. This is tied for the seventh most by...
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Mrazek shuts out Lightning for second time, Red Wings take 3-2 series lead

Petr Mrazek and the Red Wings defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 this evening to take a 3-2 series lead in the opening round best of seven. However the outcome of today’s game was just part of a few interesting factoids that have developed in this game and series so far. First, we’ll talk about Petr Mrazek in the second but the resiliency of the Red Wings as a whole has been...
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Motor City Uncut 60: Joe Nathan probably saved the Tigers from themselves (AUDIO)

JOE NATHAN’S BIGGEST SAVE OF THE YEAR? Joe Nathan’s biggest save of his Tigers career very well could have come with his season ending UCL injury. Ironically the veteran closer may have saved the Tigers from themselves in their consistent pursuit of putting him in during the 9th instead Joakim Soria who probably should of had the job from the very beginning. RED WINGS PLAYOFF...
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Lions pick up Rieff’s Fifth Year Option

Detroit Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew announced today during his pre-draft press conference that the club will pick up Offensive Tackle Riley Rieff’s fifth year option on is rookie contract, keeping him in Detroit for the 2016 season. Mayhew mentioned that they haven’t filed the paperwork just yet, but would be getting around to that shortly. Rieff’s option will mean...
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The Tigers Leadoff: Detroit Looks to bounce back against Cleveland

The Detroit Tigers have fallen flat and lost three straight games, losing a four game series with the New York Yankees in the frigid temperatures of a Detroit April that featured snow during the games. The club now turns it’s attention to the Cleveland Indians for the second time of the season after pounding the Indians in route to a three game sweep in Cleveland. They also have...
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Red Wings Octo Preview Playoff Edition: The Wings look to take stranglehold on series with the Lightning

Puck Drops: 7:00PM ET Location: Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, Michigan Television: FOX Sports Detroit, NBC Sports, CBC Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket Live Updates: The Majors Detroit on Facebook, The Majors Detroit on Twitter Odds: Detroit -103, T:5.0 Last Game: Detroit (3-0) April 21st, 2015 Undoubtedly, Petr Mrazek has been the story so far for Detroit. For a team who was supposed...
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Joe Nathan’s 2015 season ends with torn UCL, Tommy John up next

Tigers closer Joe Nathan was diagnosed with a torn UCL Thursday morning according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports which was first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today. joe nathan has a torn UCL and is out for the year, as @BNightengale reported — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) April 23, 2015 Working his way back from a flexor strain, the 40-year old Nathan aggravated the injury...
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VIDEO: Mrazek shuts out Lighting for second time this season, Wings take 2-1 series lead

For the second time this season, Petr Mrazek shut out the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 3-0 win Tuesday night to put the Detroit back up 2 games to 1 in the best of seven series. The shutout was Mrazek’s first in the playoffs as he turned away 22 shots just two days after getting pulled Saturday in a 5-1 loss. Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening scored for the Wings while...
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Detroit Lions 2015 Regular Season Schedule

Here’s the first look at The Detroit Lions’ regular season schedule. Notably it looks like Detroit has two Monday night games, two Thursday night games (including Thanksgiving) plus a Sunday night game on NBC. Week 1 Sun, Sep 13 @ San Diego 4:05 PM FOX Week 2 Sun, Sep 20 @ Minnesota 1:00 PM FOX Week 3 Sun, Sep 27 vs Denver 8:30 PM NBC Week 4 Mon, Oct 5 @ Seattle 8:30...
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VIDEO: Iglesias with some nasty backhanded glove work for the put out

I’ve always maintained that Jose Iglesias is the Pavel Datsyuk equivalent at shortstop because he’s simply a magician on the field and plays in a way I’d imagine Pasha would if he took up baseball. Anyways here’s Iglesias making it look way too easy out there, even with Gardner running.
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The Tigers Leadoff: Rolling right along, the Tigers begin four-game series with Yankees

After another series win and a game the offense finally got itself going in a nine-run output against the White Sox, the Tigers (10-2) continue their ten game home stand tonight when they take on the 6-6 New York Yankees. Alfredo Simon takes the hill for the Tigers looking for his 3rd win of the season while coming off a gem Wednesday in Pittsburgh giving up just two hits over eight...
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More evidence Suh wanted nothing to do with Detroit

Whether it was the reported dissociation with his teammates or firing his agent during a vital negotiating period with Detroit, we have further proof that former Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh wanted nothing to do with the Motor City or signing a new deal with the team. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, Suh was front and center for the Dolphins’ offseason...
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The Tigers Leadoff: Greene and the Tigers look for redemption after White Sox rout

After suffering their worst loss of the season at the hands of Chris Sale and the White Sox (4-6), the Tigers (9-2) look to rebound in the rubber match of their weekend series with Chicago from Comerica Park. The Tigers meanwhile will continue to try and get their offense going scoring just five runs so far in their set with the White Sox. This all centers on Detroit slugger Miguel...
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The Tigers Leadoff: Detroit welcomes the White Sox to town for a weekend series

After a six game road trip and a 2-1 series win against the Pirates, the Tigers (8-1) open up a weekend series against AL Central rival Chicago (3-5) today from Comerica Park. Lefty ace David Price takes the hill for Detroit looking for his second win of the season while the White Sox will counter with righty Jeff Samardzija whose had a rough start to the season. The Tigers meanwhile...
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Mrazek shines in Red Wings 3-2 victory over Lightning

Petr Mrazek stopped 44 shots in an offensive onslaught from the Lightning, but it clearly wasn’t enough as the Red Wings held on to a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay in game one of the best of seven series.  More impressively though it was Mrazek’s first career NHL playoff game against a Lightning team regarded as having one of if not thee best offense in the entire League. Datsyuk was...
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The Tigers Leadoff: Detroit looks to bounce back against Pirates after first loss of the season

The Tigers (6-1) look to rebound tonight when they face the Pittsburgh Pirates (3-4) tonight in game 2 of the their three-game set from PNC Park. Shane Greene gets the start tonight for the Tigers after an impressive outing against the Twins last week where he went 8 innings allowing no runs while walking just one and striking out five. He’ll be opposed by veteran right-hander...
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Lions dispute Tampa Bay offer sheet with DE George Johnson

Last week the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed RFA DE George Johnson to an offer sheet sending into motion a timeline in which the Lions, his current team could match. However instead of matching the offer sheet the Lions are disputing it according to Paula Pasche of The Oakland Press, something the League and the team seem to be in agreement with. NFL and #Lions are in agreement on...
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Mrazek to start Game 1 Thursday against the Lightning

Mike Babcock has his guy in net, for Game 1 at least. The Red Wings head coach confirmed Monday that the team would go with Petr Mrazek in round one game one against Tampa Bay over 2-time All-Star Jimmy Howard who has 45 postseason games under his belt. Mrazek, who has zero NHL postseason experience recorded a 2-0 shutout in the final game of the season agains the Carolina Hurricanes...
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The Tigers Leadoff: Detroit heads into interleague play against the Pirates undefeated

The 6-0 Tigers look to remain undefeated on the season as they continue their road trip into National League territory this afternoon for a three game weekday set against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s the home opener for the 2-4 Pirates who come into the series after taking 2 of 3 from the Milwaukee Brewers including a 10-2 win yesterday which saw the Bucks strew out 13 hits including...
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Greg Monroe and the New York Knicks “close to a done deal”

Greg Monroe and the Detroit Pistons could very well be parting ways this offseason after the big man signed a qualifying offer this past offseason enabling him to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Of course this all came after Monroe failed to obtain a max deal from the Pistons or anyone during his restricted free agency which in any terms would have some sort of adverse...
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Miggy puts the team on his back, powers Tigers to a 8-5 victory

Miguel Cabrera got his first two home runs of the season, neither of which left any doubt that they were leaving the ball park highlighting a four hit day. Miggy powered the Tigers offense to a 8-5 victory and a series sweep over division rival the Cleveland Indians. Kyle Lobstein got the win despite being anything but steady. He pitched around constant traffic on the bases in his...
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NHL Playoffs: Red Wings and Lightning begin first round Thursday

The Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning begin their first round series this coming Thursday from the Amalie Arena in Tampa. Detroit, who locked up the third spot in the Atlantic Division with a 2-0 win over the Hurricanes Saturday will play the first two games on the road before coming back home for Game’s 3 and 4 on April 21 and 23rd respectively. Game 6 (if necessary) is also...
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The Tigers Leadoff: Detroit goes for the sweep lead by Lobstein.

The Detroit Tigers (5-0) look to keep the hot start rolling as they go for the weekend sweep of the Cleveland Indians (2-3) at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Both squads will send young lefties to the mound for their season debuts. The Indians send second year man T.J. House to the hill and the Tigers counter with Kyle Lobstein, who wasn’t even on the opening day roster to take...
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Mrazek shuts out Carolina 2-0, Wings get Tampa Bay in the first round

Landon Ferraro’s goal in the first minute of the game was all Petr Mrazek needed as the Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 to clinch the third spot in the Atlantic division over the Ottawa Senators. Mrazek, who very well could have secured himself the starting job in the playoffs, turned away 35 shots for his third shutout in the season and his second in his past six games...
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The Left Wing Lock: Mrazek to start in regular season finale, Zetterberg, Datsyuk and Kronwall out

The Red Wings clinched their 24th straight postseason appearance Thursday night but did it despite a 4-3 overtime loss to the Canadiens. It was thanks to the Florida Panthers and their 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins that the Wings head into today’s game with the playoffs not on the line. However that doesn’t mean Detroit has nothing to play for. In their regular season finale...
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