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Franzen makes fun of Ottawa’s Chris Neil after attempted fight

Johan Franzen had a huge night for the Wings helping power their 6-1 stomping of Ottawa with a hat trick. The Mule also played the role of ‘agitator’ getting under the skin of Chris Neil as the Senators’ enforcer tried desperately to fight Franzen all game. The night between the two seemed to boil over a bit though in the third period when Neil once again went after Franzen...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Iglesias out with shin injury

According to multiple sources, including MLB.com’s Jason Beck, Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesia’s will be out for about a week with what appears to be a recurring shin injury. Iglesias scratched from lineup. He has recurrence of stress reaction in his shins. Will be held out for about a week for treatment. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) February 28, 2014 Probably not something to...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain turns Tommy John scar into a smiley face

After undergoing Tommy John surgery back in 2011, Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain made light of the scar by turning it into a smiley face. It makes you kinda wonder what he’s going to do with what I’m assuming is a pretty nasty scar on his ankle? h/t: Detroit Free Press
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Federal Government investigating University of Michigan for their handling of the 2009 sexual assault allegations

It looks as though the main  stream Detroit media is finally doing their job. According to the Detroit News, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is investigating the University of Michigan over a 2009 sexual assault allegation involving former kicker Brendan Gibbons. The investigation was apparently prompted by two complaints one of which from former U-M professor...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter King has the Lions taking Michigan OT Taylor Lewan with the 10th overall pick

Peter King released his latest MMQB including a top 10 mock draft for this coming May. Up top he has QB Blake Bortles out of UCF going No. 1 to Houston with Auburn T Greg Robinson and South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney going to St. Louis and Jackson respectively. But making your way down to No. 10 King gives Lions fans somewhat of a surprise in who he has them taking (which could...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: ‘Sheed fired up as Drummond posterizes Elton Brand for the dunk

Former Pistons and now assistant coach Rasheed Wallace had a very ‘Sheed-like reaction after Andre Drummond’s poster dunk against the Atlanta’s Elton Brand last night while drawing the foul. Coach Wallace was probably even more boisterous in the locker room after the game as the Pistons rallied to a 115-107 win. h/t: World of Isaac
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Justin Verlander gives Kate Upton a smooth on the cheek at Knicks/Magic game

If you’ve been TMZing it up with us the past month, Justin Verlander and Kate Upton have been attending plenty of sporting events together, especially Orlando Magic games. That was the case tonight as the two where spotted at the Amway Center, the third time in the past month as Orlando played host to the New York Knicks. This time though JV gave a little something for the camera...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Henrik Zetterberg undergoes back surgery, could be out 8 weeks

Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg reportedly underwent successful back surgery to remove part of a disc in his back which may keep him out for the next 8 weeks. This is according to Ansar Khan of Mlive.com. Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg had surgery today to remove part of disc in his back. Team said it went well. Might be out 8 weeks but not sure — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Venezuelan players show they’re united in support for their home country

Much like the Red Wings and the number of players they have from Sweden, the Tigers have a number of players from Venezuela including reigning AL MVP Miguel Cabrera and new coach Omar Vizquel. With that said this morning the Tigers Venezuelan players showed that they’re united in support for their home country after a wave of protests and violence has gripped Venezuela over the...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

David Akers among free agents the Lions won’t bring back

Lions GM Martin Mayhew announced today that veteran free agent kicker David Akers would not be brought back. This is according to Kyle Meinke of Mlive.com. The 39-year old Akers, although named a team captain was pretty unimpressive in 2013. He connected on 19-of-24 field goals and 7 touchbacks on 14 kick off attempts. In addition the Lions also signed kickers John Potter and Giorgio...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons shopping forward Josh Smith

It looks like Joe Dumars is looking to pull off the near impossible. According to Zach Lowe of Grantland.com, the Pistons are shopping forward Josh Smith which in of itself is great since it would rid them of a four-year, $54MM deal that could reach $56MM with incentives. The catcher though is the Pistons are reportedly looking for more than just expiring deals in return. Other teams...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Billups to undergo knee surgery

According to reports (via the Detroit News) veteran Pistons guard Chauncey Billups will undergo surgery to repair a damaged meniscus. Billups, who is 37-years old has been out of the lineup for quite some time now averaging 3.8 points and 2.2 assists in 16.3 minutes over the course of 19 games. This also included shooting a career low 30 percent from the field while going 29 percent...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Miggy Cabrera gives a Spanish lesson and other news and notes from Spring Training

Miguel Cabrera took on the role of El Maestro today in Lakeland as he delivered a Spanish lesson to teammates Austin Jackson and Andy Dirks. Although you would think Dirks would be a little more well-rounded when it came to Español given his time as El Gringo in the Dominican League a few years back. Anyways here’s a few other items from Lakeland today: Drew Smyly will get...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Zetterberg injury brings up the ultimate Olympic question

With the inevitable news that came out of Russia last week saying that Henrik Zetterberg would not only be missing the remainder of the 2014 Sochi Olympics but also possibly the rest of the 2013-2014 NHL season, the age old (okay, several year old) debate involving Team vs. Country has ignited once again. The debate as many of you know involves the idea that the Olympics are based...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Dikta becomes the latest NFL personality to complain about Matthew Stafford’s backwards hat

So with the Tigers just starting Spring Training, the Lions still more than two months away from the NFL Draft, the Pistons on All-Star break and the Red Wings on Olympic break we give you Mike Dikta ******** about Matthew Stafford’s backwards hat. Have at it Free Press: “I think he can make all the throws,” Ditka, an ESPN analyst, told the Free Press. “He’s a smart kid...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond named MVP of Rising Stars Challenge, then has his trophy dropped

Pistons center Andre Drummond was a monster during last night’s Rising Stars Challenge to kick off the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. Drummond had 30 points and set an Rising Stars record en route to a 142-136 Team Hill win over Team Weber while also being named the MVP. During the trophy presentation during postgame, Drummond was presented with the MVP award by BBVA...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer says he will become a free agent in 2015 if extension with Tigers isn’t agreed upon by opening day

The ball appears to be firmly in the court of the Detroit Tigers when it comes to 2015 impending free agent Max Scherzer. According to the right-handed starter, Scherzer (like just about any player approaching free agency) says he wants to remain with the Tigers but will become a free agent in 2015 if no extension is agreed upon by opening day. Max Scherzer said if his contract is...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Zetterberg done for the Olympics, NHL season now in question

As speculated yesterday, Red Wing and Team Sweden captain Henrik Zetterberg is indeed done for the rest of the Olympics after re-aggravating a herniated disc originally suffered earlier in the year. The injury for Zetterberg reportedly flared up once again in Sweden’s 4-2 Olympic opening win over the Czech Republic earlier in the week. The loss is obviously a big time blow for...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Conflicting reports say Zetterberg is done for the Olympics with herniated disc

Red Wings and Team Sweden captain Henrik Zetterberg may have played his first and last game in these Winter Olympics. According to Swedish media (via TSN.ca), Zetterberg will be out for the remainder of the Olympics with a herniated disc and injury that he originally suffered earlier in the season with the Wings. Swedish media saying Zetterberg done for the tournament #bn #sochi14...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions cut ties with S Louis Delmas

In addition to WR Nate Burleson, the Lions also released S Louis Delmas in a cost cutting measure set to save the team $6 million dollars in additional cap space. In addition to the Burleson release, Detroit has now saved themselves $11.5 million heading into next season. The #Lions have also released S Louis Delmas. That saves them another $6 mil. Team has cut $11.5 from the 2014...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions inform WR Nate Burleson he’ll be released

Today Nate Burleson became a cap casualty for financially strapped Lions as the veteran wide out was informed that he would be released saving the team $5.5 million. The Lions have informed Nate Burleson he's being released today. Move saves about $5.5M in cap room, leaves the locker room short a leader. — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) February 13, 2014 Now this doesn’t mean...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cheeks’ firing shines light on Dumars’ failures

I find it hard to believe that the Detroit Pistons 2004 Championship run was almost ten years ago. That crazy mix of players that came from the Island of Misfit Toys was truly something that the NBA experts and fans a like had a difficult time explaining. They were not flashy in the ways the Lakers and the Bulls had been. They lacked the star power that dominated the league (and...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

More fuel to the fire: Justin Verlander and Kate Upton spotted at Magic game

Yeah this isn’t TMZ, but who cares right? According to The Big Lead, Justin Verlander and Kate Upton were spotted at an Orlando Magic game Friday night further adding to the speculation that the two are back together. Verlander, who’s in the area for the start of Tigers spring training in nearby Lakeland was also spotted with Upton at a Flyers game a couple of weeks back recovering...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

John Loyer will take over Pistons head coaching duties the rest of the year

With Cheeks gone, the Pistons will reportedly hand the reins over to assistant John Loyer for the rest of the season this according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski who also stated that the Pistons won’t be conduction a coaching search right now. Detroit plans to let John Loyer coach the rest of season, league sources tells Yahoo Sports. Pistons won't be conducting a...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons fans tried to petition to make Rasheed Wallace head coach

Because this is America a petition through the White House’s website has already been started to get Rasheed Wallace named the Pistons interim head coach after Mo Cheeks was fired today. Fans have until March 4th to get the petition up to 100,000 signatures but I doubt this will be high on the list of things to get done by the Obama administration. Plus I’m sure the Pistons will...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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