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Sloppy Joe headed to the Disabled List

Joe Nathan to DL with right flexor strain. Joakim Soria to close. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) April 8, 2015 The Detroit Tigers have placed Closer Joe Nathan on the 15-Day Disabled List according to Jason Beck, the Tigers beat writer for MLB.com. The listed injury is a right elbow flexor strain. This means Joakim Soria will move into the Closers role. Nathan didn’t pitch in...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Erik Cole out for season and playoffs with spinal contusion

Red Wings forward Erik Cole will miss the remainder of the regular season and the entire playoffs due to a spinal contusion. #RedWings Erik Cole (neck) has been advised by doctors to shut it down for the remainder of season and NHL playoffs. — The Wheel Deal (@Bill_Roose) April 8, 2015 Cole informed reporters of the diagnosis Wednesday further mentioning that he’d be shut...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: The Tigers look to make it two straight against the Twins

It’s the battle of former teammates this afternoon when Anibal Sanchez takes the hill for the Tigers against free-agent flop Ricky Nolasco for Minnesota. After signing a 4-year, $49M contract with the Twins last offseason, Nolasco went 6-12 while posting a career worst 5.38 ERA. He also missed five weeks with a flexor pronator strain. Meanwhile, Sanchez (who was limited to 21...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander lands on the 15-day DL with right triceps strain

After logging 1,978 innings over the past 10 seasons, the injury bug has finally caught up to Justin Verlander. Wednesday, the Tigers announced that Verlander will be placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive March 29th with a right triceps strain. The six-time All-Star was scheduled to make his first start of the season this coming Sunday against Cleveland however after a bullpen...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Price throws opening day gem in 4-0 win over the Twins

Newly crowned Detroit ace David Price was every bit the title this afternoon as the lefty made a nice first step in netting a huge contract this offseason. Price ended up going 8 2/3 innings in a 4-0 win over AL Central foe Minnesota on opening day from Comerica Park. In fact Price was just one out in the 9th from capturing the complete game shutout until the first two Twins batters...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers vs. Twins LIVE Feed: Opening Day is here!

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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Opening Day Leadoff: The Tigers open up the 2015 regular season campaign against the Minnesota Twins

With the offseason and spring training now behind us, the Detroit Tigers open up the 2015 regular season this afternoon against Central Division foe Minnesota for the first game of a three game series from Comerica Park. Aside though from the familiar festivities downtown, the Tigers will have some unfamiliarity heading into the game as Justin Verlander’s seven-year reign as the...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Tommy John on the horizon for Justin Verlander?

Verlander has thrown the most innings in Major League Baseball since his major league debut back in 2006. In that same span he’s thrown the most pitches of any pitcher by several thousand. Now his forearm is sore and he is missing time. The next logical step in the progression is elbow tenderness followed by a surgical consult with Dr. James Andrews. This isn’t crazy talk,...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Miller’s eye is the luckiest eye in hockey

It’s amazing today Drew Miller didn’t lose his right eye last night after taking a skate blade to the face from Ottawa’s Mark Stone in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Senators. Thank God, Miller’s eye was not damaged. pic.twitter.com/0oKR3YO2YF — Red Wings Memes (@RedWingsMemes) April 1, 2015 Obviously Miller was taken to the locker room for treatment and didn’t return...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting who’s headed North with the Tigers

Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus and General Manager Dave Dombrowski took all the fun out of projecting the opening day roster for position players.  They already have optioned out of Major League Spring Training all but 13 players, the normal number they will carry all season. However, there are still several positions in the bullpen that are up for grabs and possibly a starting pitcher...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State wins OT thriller over Louisville for Final Four berth

It took overtime to do it, but Tom Izzo and the #7 Michigan State Spartans defeat the #4 Louisville Cardinals 76-70. Michigan State will earn their first Final Four berth in five seasons and their seventh in the last twenty years under Coach Izzo. (Read More at The Majors East Lansing)
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mrazek gets the shutout as Wings shutout Tampa Bay 4-0

Petr Mrazek made 23 saves and Justin Abdelkader scored in his 4th consecutive game as the Red Wings defeated Tampa Bay 4-0 Saturday afternoon. Luke Glendening, Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist tallied the other Red Wing goals as Detroit has now earned at least a point in three of their last four games. Saturday also marked the return of Pavel Datsyuk to the Red Wing lineup. The...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Caldwell on Reggie Bush: ‘It didn’t work out’

It seems like an ongoing theme with the Lions are things not working out with are particular player. Ironically, that was the message head coach Jim Caldwell was relaying to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press when talking about Reggie Bush’s time in Detroit and his subsequent release this offseason. “I think oftentimes you’ll find that there are going to be some adjustments...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Valentine and Trice lead Spartans past Oklahoma and on to the Elite 8

The Spartans shot 30.3% in the 1st half and going into the final minute were shooting a putrid 3/10 from the free throw line. Travis Trice and Denzel Valentine put the team on their backs, combining for 27 second half points including going 6/6 from the free throw line in the final minute to close out the favored Oklahoma Sooners 62-58. (Read more at The Majors East Lansing)
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tigers and David Price open lines of communication regarding a contract extension

It looks as though there’s mutual interest between the Tigers and impending free agent lefty David Price heading into a contract year. According to MLB.com’s Jason Beck, Price himself has told MLB.com reports that Detroit did in fact contact his agent Bo McKinnis about the notions of a contract extension with the team. Price however was very casual in his comments regarding...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Lions bust Mike Williams now a high school football coach

Mike Williams, the former two-year wide out from USC who was one of the crown jewel busts of the Matt Millen regime has a new line of work according to the LA Times (via The Big Lead), as a football coach for Locke High in Southern California. According to the LA Times write, up Williams was previously a coach at a middle school before a positive review from Seahawks head coach...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayhew thinks the Lions might win in the long-term financially without a Suh deal

With the Lions still on the hook for roughly $9.7M of Suh cap space this upcoming season Martin Mayhew and the rest of the Lions front office continued to pick up the pieces in the wake of their All-Pro defensive tackle getting way and signing in South Beach. Monday’s angle was telling Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press that the team would be financially better off without...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tiger Corner: V-Mart and Miggy connect, JV thinks pitchers are too coddled, more

Cabrera and V-Mart connect, on track for Spring debut Sunday Tigers sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez took part in minor-league spring training games Saturday as both players are coming off injuries during the offseason. Cabrera singled in his first three at-bats while Martinez crushed a home run against Houston Astros prospects. Both Cabrera and V-Mart are slated to make...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State’s Travis Trice splits four Georgia players en route to the Spartan win

Michigan State’s Travis Trice had himself a hell of a game in more ways than one Friday as Michigan State held on to beat the Georgia Bulldogs 70-63 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Here we see the senior guard split four Georgia defenders for an easy layup in the second quarter. (Read More at The Majors East Lansing)
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ausmus goes with David Price over Justin Verlander as opening day starter

The Justin Verlander seven-year streak of opening day starts for the Tigers will be coming to an end. Friday, manager Brad Ausmus made the decision that lefty David Price would make the start for Detroit when they begin the 2015 campaign on April 6th against the Minnesota Twins from Comerica Park. The 23-year old Price who was traded to the Tigers last season in exchange for Austin...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Left Wing lock: Detroit drops the puck against the desperate Florida Panthers

With 14 games left to play before the playoffs, and sitting just 4 points above Boston at 87, these upcoming games mean quite a bit for the Red Wings. Detroit has two games in hand on Boston and three games in hand and both Montreal and Tampa Bay. Detroit will also face off once more against Boston and Montreal and twice more against Tampa. Additionally the Red Wings will finish...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Re-Sign RaShean “Old Man” Mathis

The Detroit Lions have re-signed veteran Cornerback Rashean Mathis to a 2-year deal worth $3.5 million dollars. This is being reported by Pro Football Talk on Twitter: 35-year-old CB Rashean Mathis returns to Detroit on a 2-year deal; $3.5M total, $2M this year, per source. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 18, 2015 The guaranteed money hasn’t been reported yet, however...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe out Tuesday with a strained right knee

Riding a 10-game losing streak, the Detroit Pistons will be without one of their more vital players Tuesday as Greg Monroe will sit out against the Grizzlies due to a strained right knee. Monroe reportedly suffered the injury Monday during practice which hurts in more ways than one considering Detroit will be going up against the Memphis combo of  Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph....
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Pulkkinen scores twice as Wings beat up on Penguins 5-1

The Wings rebounded from a embarrassing 7-2 performance Saturday against the Flyers to defeat the Penguins 5-1 Sunday. In that process, rookie Teemu Pulkkinen is continuing to make it difficult for the Detroit coaching staff to take him out of the lineup. After dominating at Grand Rapids, Pulkkinen had two goals in today’s contest including this blast from the face-off circle...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: James McCann destroys bird with line drive during spring training

Tigers backup catcher James McCann brought back memories of Randy Johnson during this past Friday’s spring training game against the Atlanta Braves. Obviously though McCann isn’t a dominating lefty, he’s a catcher looking to earn a trip north backing up Alex Avila so the memories of the Big Unit don’t start there. They start when the rookie destroyed some poor bird in the...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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