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Pistons in talks with Sacramento about a Josh Smith deal?

Could Josh Smith’s days as a Piston be numbered? It’s hard to believe considering Detroit the awful contract he possesses but word around the NBA is Stan Van Gundy shedding his hefty paycheck could be a possibility. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Pistons and Sacramento Kings have reportedly engaged in talks regarding sending J-Smoove to northern California. One source insists...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cash for Trash: Tigers re-acquire reliever Daniel Schlereth from Pittsburgh

With the Mud Hens bullpen all of a sudden depleted given the injuries on the Tigers’ roster, Dave Dombrowski made a move today re-acquiring lefty reliever Daniel Schlereth in exchange for cash considerations. The team immediately assigned him to Triple-A Toledo. https://twitter.com/markschlereth/status/481490420539465729/photo/1 Schlereth, who first made a run with the Tigers organization...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Red Wings release their 2014-15 regular season schedule

Ready for hockey season? Well this should help (or make things a little worse during the wait) as the Red Wings released their 2014-15 regular season schedule. The team will open the season up on Thursday, October 9th in a home match-up against the Boston Bruins who knocked them out of the playoffs during the first round this past season. They take to the road for the first time...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings Twitter account trolls themselves after fan wants to marry player

So you want to marry a Detroit Red Wing huh? Well… this is something the organization would seemingly like you to reconsider, for your own sake. That’s the impression that was had after seeing the team’s Twitter account respond to a young lady by the name of Kaylee G (or @blondebarbie103) who professed her future goal of marrying a Detroit Red Wing. Poor Kaylee, her dreams...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Red Wings making calls about Joe Thornton

Could the Red Wings be contemplating adding Joe Thornton to the mix? It seems like that could be the case according to TSN  hockey insider Pierre Lebrun who says the Wings did in fact make a phone call to San Jose regarding the veteran forward. Joe Thornton has yet to tell the San Jose Sharks he wants to be moved somewhere. Right now, Thornton wants to stay in San Jose. Could...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Alex Avila tipping the Tigers’ pitches?

Fans and the Tigers alike continue to look for answers when it comes to the team’s nearly month and a half long free fall. During that time the offense has gone silent but perhaps most importantly Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer have been getting lit up by opposing pitchers which again leaves many wondering what the hell is going on? Could it be mechanics? A string of bad luck...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Sports Edge 31 – Yeah the Tigers still suck… (AUDIO)

After a hot start to the season the Tigers have fallen into an AL Central tailspin going 9-20 in their last 29 games, giving up first place to the Kansas City Royals who also now on the verge of a four game sweep of Detroit. In this weeks episode of the Detroit Sports Edge we examine the continued struggles of the Tigers plus the following: JV seems to like to shop prior to game...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ausmus apologizes for his “I beat my wife” joke

The Tigers have dropped their third straight to the Royals as well as 20 of their last 29 falling out of first place and a game and a half back against those same Royals who’ve now won 10 straight. Also if it’s not one thing is something totally different. If the team isn’t hitting the pitching isn’t giving up runs and if the pitching is getting shelled the bats are alive...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Verlander shopping with Kate Upton less than three hours prior to game time?

I’ve never been one to be concerned about the ongoing Verlander/Upton relationship that some Tigers fans insist is a direct cause of JV’s struggles stretching back to last season. I personally couldn’t care less who the guy dated and never bought into the nonsense of a Kate Upton curse for Verlander who had another terrible outing last night giving up 7 runs and 12 hits in...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers pay tribute to Tony Gwynn with message on infield dirt

Your browser does not support iframes. MLB great Tony Gwynn passed away today at the age of 54 after a long battle with cancer. And as one of the good guys in the sport it was truly a sad day for the League. The @Tigers honor Tony Gwynn with a special marking on the infield dirt: http://t.co/SY74sp9fan pic.twitter.com/QHiGWxEGUb — MLB (@MLB) June 17, 2014 Tons of tributes across...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions apparently ‘reached-out’ to CB Brandon Flowers

With the release of Chris Houston last week the Lions’ ever growing need for a corner intensified especially after not really addressing the secondary during this past draft. Detroit however could remedy the problem with another recently released corner in Brandon Flowers who like Houston was let go from his contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. According to preliminary reports...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Lions cut CB Chris Houston

According to various reports, the Lions have cut CB Chris Houston just one season after signing the defensive back to a $25 million dollar contract. The Lions have cut Chris Houston 1 year after giving him a $25 million contract — Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) June 13, 2014 The move of Houston’s release also comes after he was a no-show at the mandatory minicamp where of which most...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions ink first round pick Eric Ebron to contract

With the rest of the 2014 draft class sign sealed and delivered the Lions finally got their first round pick Eric Ebron inked to his rookie deal with the team. According to reports, Ebron the Lions’ 10th overall TE selection out of North Carolina signed a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth. The teams new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi (who came over from New Orleans...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers 2014 4th of July hats

Major League Baseball and New Era have released the 2014 4th of July caps which all teams (including a modified version for the Blue Jays) will wear this upcoming fourth. The hats take a much different approach from previous season incarnations which feature a red crown/navy brim for the American League and a navy crown/red brim for the National League. All teams (again except for...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Lion and WMU Bronco Tony Scheffler retires

Former Lion and Western Michigan tight end Tony Scheffler has announced his retirement according to the Associated Press Wednesday afternoon. Scheffler’s decision comes after a recent rash of concussions (three over the past four years) and “moderate” interest in him as a free agent after being released by the Lions last season. During his eight years in the league with both...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Scherzer takes out huge injury insurance policy

After turning down a massive six-year, $144 million dollar contract offer from the Detroit Tigers over the off season, starter Max Scherzer and agent Scott Boras took out a big time insurance policy that would help the right hander recover any lost earnings if he were to suffer an injury. This is according to SI.com’s Tom Verducci via BigLeagueStew.com. “This takes the injury...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers vs. White Sox Game 1 Preview (6-9-14): Tigers try to keep the AL Central at bay

The Tigers bullpen let starter Anibal Sanchez down again after another terrific start, blowing a lead in the 9th inning. The Detroit Tigers (33-26) now travel to Chicago to take on the White Sox (31-33) for the first game of a four game set. The Tigers lead has shrunk to 3.0 games in the American League Central after scuffle over the last several weeks. The Cleveland Indians now...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers vs. Red Sox Game 2 (6/7) Preview: Detroit looks to continue their dominance over the Red Sox this season

After a game that looked like the team we saw just a few short weeks ago the Tigers (32-25) look to make it two in a row tonight when they take on the Boston Red Sox (27-33) tonight from Comerica. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 PM ET and you can watch the game live on FOX or listen live on 97.1FM The Ticket. As always on you can track the game on both the Majors Detroit Facebook and Twitter...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The progression of Detroit’s financial crisis in pictures

The financial crisis of 2008-09 was certainly devastating to the entire country but here in Detroit the effects were simply salt on a 40 plus-year open wound. Already suffering from our own economic blight, the nations financial crisis laid the path for an even bigger exodus out of the city with the continued struggles of the auto industry and corruption in City Hall. Recently...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings looking to sign Babcock and Jeff Blashill to contract extensions

In the recent days news has come out about the possibility of the Red Wings going after Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler to help shore up a young blue line. Providing some depth and perhaps some veteran leadership on defense is one of the pressing needs this off-season for the Wings who look to capitalize on a nice contingent of young talent already making an impact with the...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers vs. Blue Jays Game 2 Preview (6-4-14): Porcello looks to continue strong 2014 season

After the bullpen blows another lead the Detroit Tigers (31-23) try to right the ship in the second game of their weekday series with the Toronto Blue Jays (35-24). Tonight’s first pitch is scheduled for 7:08 PM ET and you can watch the game live on FOX Sports Detroit or listen live on 97.1FM The Ticket. As always on you can track the game on both the Majors Detroit Facebook and Twitter Fee...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

What Has Happened to Joe Nathan?

If someone brings up the names Jose Valverde or Todd Jones, any person that has ever sported the old English D over the last seven years or so instantaneously begins to have shortness of breath with their heart beat rapidly increasing. If ever in need of a thrill ride, save yourself a two-hour boring car ride through Ohio to Cedar Point and just watch an old game of Jones or the...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers vs. Blue Jays Game 1 Preview (6-3-14) – The Tigers return home after 4-5 road trip

After a 4-5 west coast swing the Detroit Tigers (31-22) return home tonight to take on the AL East’s top team in the Toronto Blue Jays (34-24). Tonight’s first pitch is scheduled for 7:08 PM ET and you can watch the game live on FOX Sports Detroit or listen live on 97.1FM The Ticket. As always on you can track the game on both the Majors Detroit Facebook and Twitter Feeds...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Is this Brandon Jennings passing Molly to Nick Young?

Deadspin and The Smoking Section recently posted video of what looks to be Pistons guard Brandon Jennings attempting to pass some kind of substance (perhaps Molly?) to Lakers small forward/guard Nick Young. Deadspin writer Tom Ley lists his reasons as to why he thinks it’s Jennings including the video first being posted on Instagram by rapper The Game (but later being deleted...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings have ‘considerable interest’ in d-man Alex Edler

When Brian Rafalski and the great Nicklas Lidstrom retired in 2011 and 2012 respectively the Red Wings were left with a pretty sizable hole on the blue line. Yes Danny Dekeyser should be really good here in a few years and Niklas Kronwall is good but can’t do it all by himself so you could make a good argument that the biggest offseason need for Detroit this offseason is getting...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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