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Tigers: Daniel Norris has non-displaced fractures in his back

The diagnosis on Tigers starter Daniel Norris‘ back doesn’t sound good, however head athletic trainer Kevin Rand says it’s not as bad as it sounds. According to Jason Beck, an MRI on Norris’ back revealed non-displaced fractures in the spinous process and will start the season on the disabled list. Daniel Norris has nondisplaced fractures in spinous process, Brad Ausmus...
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March 24, 2016

The Red Wings need to remedy the Jonathan Ericsson problem

The Red Wings’ 25 congestive playoff appearance streak is in serious jeopardy. I know it, you know it, and they know it. Detroit has nine more games to play while both Philadelphia and the New York Islander, whom they are now chasing for a wild card spot, have 10. The Red Wings find themselves in a situation where they need help from other teams, but obviously unless they find...
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March 24, 2016

Tigers looking at Kyle Lohse to ’emphasize depth’

In an attempt to ’emphasize depth’ the Tigers are reportedly eyeing veteran free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse according to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network. Tigers r very relieved anibal sanchez looked so good Monday. But they are emphasizing depth and have been eying kyle lohse — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 24, 2016 The 37-year old Lohse had an awful 2015 with the Brewers employing...
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March 24, 2016

Notre Dame joining Big Ten Hockey in 2017-18

Notre Dame is joining the Big Ten… kind of. According to Rick Pizzo of BTN.com, the Fighting Irish will jump from Hockey East to the Big Ten in the 2017-18 season. The move for Notre Dame is a homecoming of sorts for the Irish who once again join Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State who were all members of the now defunct CCHA from 1992-93 through 2012-13. Notre Dame, Michigan...
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March 22, 2016

Former Oakland U basketball player Seb Bellin injured in Brussels terror attacks

Former Oakland University basketball player Sebastien ‘Seb’ Bellin was injured during this morning’s terror attacks at the Brussels Airport. Bellin (37) who played for the Golden Grizzlies from 1998 to 2000 was reportedly thrown by the blast according to the USA Today and taken to the hospital for surgery on his injuries. Below, is an image believed to be Bellin laying injured...
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March 22, 2016

Nate Burleson tells Calvin Johnson he should un-retire and sign with the Patriots

Credit: Mlive.com Calvin Johnson did something on March 8th that brought back harsh memories for Lions fans of Barry Sanders. Megatron retired from football while still in the tail end of his prime and conceivably much more to give on the field. Since then some believe that because Johnson still can play and at a high level he’ll make his return at some point to the NFL. Adam...
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March 22, 2016

The Detroit Lions to sign WR/PR Jeremy Kerley

According to a Twitter report by ESPN’s Adam Caplan, the Detroit Lions have signed former New York Jets Wide Receiver/Punt Returner Jeremy Kerley. Caplan’s report didn’t include dollar figures or years, but either way, the Lions have found their guy to return punts, removing that risk from now number one receiver Golden Tate. Jeremy Kerley's deal with #Lions is for 1 year...
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March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions to host free agent Antwon Blake

According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, the Lions will reportedly host free agent cornerback Antwon Blake for a visit. CB Antwon Blake's visit with Patriots is scheduled for Tuesday. Blake visited Titans today and is scheduled to visit Lions after New England — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 14, 2016 Blake, whose been pretty popular in free agency thus far has a number of suitors met...
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March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Wings to call up Anthony Mantha

All we can say here at the Majors Detroit is “What took so damn long?” UPDATE: The #RedWings have called up Anthony Mantha from the @griffinshockey. pic.twitter.com/KnQE102ReZ — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 14, 2016 According to multiple reports, the Detroit Red Wings will call up Right Wing Anthony Mantha for his NHL debut in time for tomorrow’s game. Anthony...
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March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions should go Offensive Tackle early

The Detroit Lions should draft an Offensive Tackle early in the 2016 NFL draft, regardless if they sign free agent Russell Okung. That may seem like a redundant acquisition to a lot of you, but I assure you that it should be the way the Detroit Lions go. Adding a guy like Russell Okung would be a vast improvement over their current group. He would be an instant upgrade at left...
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March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Wings lose Niklas Kronwall for 1-3 weeks with a knee sprain

The Red Wings will be without veteran defenseman Niklas Kronwall (for at least a little while) as they make a push for their 25th consecutive playoff appearance. According GM Ken Holland (via Ansar Khan of Mlive.com), Kronwall will be shelved for the next one to three weeks after an MRI revealed a sprained knee suffered during the Red Wings’ 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers...
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March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions sign former Saints safety Rafael Bush

The Lions are bringing aboard a former Bush who played for the Saints… but it’s not Reggie. According to Ian Rapoport, Detroit signed safety Rafael Bush to a one-year deal worth up to $2.4 million dollars. Safety Rafael Bush is signing with the #Lions, source said. More secondary help. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2016 The 28-year old Bush, who started one-game...
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March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions re-sign backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky

The Detroit Lions announced Friday that they re-signed veteran backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky with the contract terms not being disclosed according to the Detroit Free Press. Orlovsky, a former fifth round pick back in 2005 out of UConn for the Lions has spent 11 total years in the NFL with six of those seasons in Detroit. After the 2008 season, Orlovsky was signed by the Houston...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Tahir Whitehead re-signs with the Lions

The Detroit Lions and linebacker Tahir Whitehead have agreed to terms on a contract that will keep the former fifth-round draft pick in the Honolulu blue and silver. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Whitehead was re-signed on a two-year deal for a monetary value of more than $8 million. For the #Lions and LB Tahir Whitehead, I'm told it's a 2-year deal worth more than...
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March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Bearded Red Wings fan throws down bearded Columbus guy at Blue Jackets game

When the Red Wings were getting trounced on the ice by the Blue Jackets the other night, their fans were partaking in some shenanigans in the Nationwide stands. At the Jackets game, and two guys in front of me about break out into a fight. Gotta love hockey #CBJ — Jon Boyd (@TheOnlyBoyd) March 9, 2016 At some point during the game, this bearded Mrazek fan threw down with...
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March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Haloti Ngata re-signs with the Detroit Lions

According to a reports by Fox’s Peter Schrager and ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Detroit Lions and Defensive Tackle Haloti Ngata have agreed on a two year contract just before open season for free agents begins at 4:00 PM ET. Schrager was first to the story by less than a minute. Detroit is re-signing Haloti Ngata to a 2-year deal, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)...
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March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

The Deed Is Done Detroit

Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images It blared across my many sports and social media news feeds yesterday and Monday. Calvin Johnson, Wide Receiver of the Detroit Lions, retires after nine years in the league. If anyone has witnessed what the man has put his body through the last couple of years, it was clear to see that Johnson was barely “Megatron”. Yes still elite, still double...
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March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Reports: Lions to sign Bengals WR Marvin Jones

According to various Twitter reports, the Detroit Lions will sign free agent Wide Receiver Marvin Jones once the league year officially begins today at 4:00 PM ET. The original source on the breaking news was ESPN Sportscenter anchor Dianna Marie Russini, who broke the news at 9:18 AM ET this morning. Marvin Jones signing in Detroit per sources — Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN...
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March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

A Calvin Johnson comeback?!

The ink hasn’t dried yet on the Calvin Johnson retirement papers, but some are already talking a comeback? That ‘some’ though is actually just Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones who today told ESPN First Take (via the SportingNews) that he believes Megatron will make his return to the NFL in ‘six months’. “I think he’ll come back. I think he won’t even take a year if you...
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March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson has retired from the NFL

Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images Calvin Johnson, the Detroit Lions‘ all-time leading receiver has announced his retirement from the NFL. The announcement comes via the Detroit Lions who were expecting a final decision on the nine-year veteran’s future ahead of the new league year which begins at 4PM ET Wednesday. This news also comes amid weeks of speculation that the six-time...
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March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

The Red Wings are in serious danger of missing the playoffs

This is meant to be a reality check for Red Wings fans out there. Going to a 25th straight NHL playoffs is not a forgone conclusion. The Detroit Red Wings are far from a lock to make it. The projections and trends used below still project that the Red Wings will make the playoffs as the eighth seed in the East, but that doesn’t mean that they will make it. Remaining Schedule...
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March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Motor City Uncut 95: Which Tigers are in need of a bounce back season?

Join hosts Adam Hernandez, Dorf and Shawn Bell every Monday night at 8:00PM ET for Motor City Uncut on the TMSNX Detroit.TheMajors.Net Radio Network! On this week’s show we get into the highs and lows of the weekend plus with the Tigers season now just right around the corner, which players are in need of a bounce back season? We also get into which team will have the best March...
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March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

WWE Superstar Rhyno running for Michigan state representative

WWE superstar and Michigan native Rhyno has won plenty of championships throughout his extensive wrestling career and now he’ll be looking to win your vote in the 15th district of Dearborn. Terrance “Rhyno” Gerin announced this week he’ll run for Michigan state representative as a Republican according to Edward Pevos of Mlive.com. It's official, I'm on the ballot for...
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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Ohio State’s Daniel Giddens shows MSU’s Alvin Ellis III the bird

Michigan State destroyed Ohio State 91-76 in the regular season finale this afternoon from the Breslin Center. And like in any blowout, the reserves got plenty of action including junior guard Alvin Ellis III who recorded five points in about six minutes of playing time while going two-of-two from the field. Ellis further made the most of this opportunity by pretending to shoot...
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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Projecting the Detroit Tigers opening day roster

Here are our Detroit Tigers roster projections for the opening of the 2016 major league season. Stone Cold Locks (16) These are listed in no particular order. 1B Miguel Cabrera The greatest hitter of a generation and arguably of all time is going to be a part of this franchise for literally forever. He’ll be on the opening day roster no matter what, with the only exception...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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