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Sanchez excited to be back with the Tigers as deal becomes official

The Tigers officially announced the re-signing of starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez to a five-year, $80 million dollar contract with a club option for 2018. “Anibal pitched tremendously for us down the stretch and during the post-season,” Tigers president and GM Dave Dombrowski said. “He strengthens our starting rotation and we are pleased to have him back with the Tigers organization...
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December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Five things we learned about the Lions after their 38-10 loss to the Cardinals

Another weekend in the books for the Detroit Lions and yet another loss. This time though that loss came in tremendously embarrassing fashion as Detroit fell to an Arizona Cardinals team who themselves where embarrassed the week prior losing to the Seattle Seahawks 58-0 which would go down as the worst loss in that team’s history. But not only that the Lions were coming into this...
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December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Week 15 Injury Report: Fairley and Pettigrew doubtful heading into Arizona

After seemingly getting healthy the past couple of weeks the Lions have once again hit the injury snag. Heading into Week 15 the Lions look to be without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (shoulder) and Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) which could come to the delight of some Lions fans. Safety Louis Delmas (knee) also enters the week questionable after having a limited practice Thursday and...
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December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals preview: Lions look to capitalize off Arizona’s misfourtunes

Sunday the Detroit Lions travel to Arizona to face the Cardinals looking to snap their 5 game losing streak and attempt to find out just exactly what they have as a team with the season winding down. The Lions are officially out of the playoffs and have ensured a losing season, however coming into this game the Cardinals have been just as bad as Detroit, if not worse. Arizona started...
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December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Anibal Sanchez signing probably means the end of Rick Porcello in Detroit

With the Tigers bringing back Anibal Sanchez on a five-year, $80 million dollar contract to shore up the fourth spot in the rotation, all signs seem to point to 23-year-old Rick Porcello getting dealt. Speculation to a Porcello trade was pretty prevalent even prior to the Sanchez signing. George Ofman of Newsradio 780 out of Chicago suggested that the Cubs were interested in bringing...
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December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

World Series or bust? Tigers bring back Anibal Sanchez on 5-year, $80 million dollar contract

Mike Ilitch has gotten his man once again. Bob Nightengale of USA Today first broke the news that the Tigers have re-signed starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez to a five-year deal worth $80 million dollars meaning the projected fourth starter will make roughly $16 million a season with Detroit. The signing comes after reports surfaced Thursday night that the Cubs were close to signing...
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December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers vs. Cubs: The latest on Anibal Sanchez

Earlier this evening Bob Nightengale of USA Today and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com were reporting that Tigers free agent pitcher Anibal Sanchez signed a five-year, $75 million dollar contract with the Chicago Cubs. Anibal Sanchez picks the #Cubs over the #Tigers to become Theo Epstein’s first major signing in his tenure.tinyurl.com/bomg9oj — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale)...
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December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Ilitch company owes Detroit nearly $1 million dollars in property taxes

According to a report by Matt Helms of the Detroit Free Press, Mike Ilitch’s entertainment firm owes the city of Detroit nearly $1 million dollars in property taxes on the Joe Louis Arena and Cobo Arena stretching back to 2009. The details of the debt to the city emerged Thursday as State lawmakers were debating Ilitch’s $650 million dollar entertainment district proposal that...
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December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers/Mariners continue to discuss Brennan Boesch

Prior to the Winter Meetings, the Seattle Mariners had interest in trading for Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. And with those meetings over it still looks as though the Mariners have maintained their interest in Boesch if a report from FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi is correct. The Tigers and Mariners have had preliminary discussions about...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Pistons unable to close out Nuggets after fast start

For most teams a 21-4 advantage in the first quarter would probably translate into a win or at the very least a lead at halftime. This was exactly the case for the Pistons Tuesday night as they jumped out to an early 21-4 lead in the first quarter dominating in all aspects. However a second quarter in which Detroit got outscored 31-17 translating to a 48-42 disadvantage at the half...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Titans Basketball: 60 ft. McCallum lob to Anderson slams Alabama State 81-68

The Titans improved their home winning streak to 13-games and moved a game above the .500 mark Monday night as they defeated winless Alabama State 81-68 from Calihan Hall in Detroit. Senior Nick Minnerath led the way for the Titans scoring a season high 22 points while Juwan Howard, Jr. matched his season high of 16 points while going 6 of 12 and 4 of 5 from beyond the arc. Ray McCallum...
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

A slow second half start dooms Pistons in Philadelphia

Monday night the Pistons were looking to sweep multi-game road trip for the first time in five years when they traveled to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. However as Detroit was unable to put together four quality quarters of basketball the Pistons fell to Philadelphia 104-97 failing to take advantage of a strong inside game from Greg Monroe. Monroe,...
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers sign Gerald Laird’s replacement in Brayan Pena

After losing backup catcher Gerald Laird to free agency, the Tigers shored up the position Monday by signing veteran Brayan Pena to a one-year deal. The ex-Royal Pena (who turns 31 next month) appeared in 68 games for the Royals posting a .236/.262/.321 batting line in 226 plate appearances. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski believes the veteran catcher will play a big role...
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

22 years in the making: Lions fall again in Green Bay

How ironic are the Detroit Football Lions? The first half of the year the Lions struggle in the early stages of the game only to finish strong. Now, the team starts fine but can’t finish games and look lost trying to do so. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had a very good start to the game and was managing a smart first two drives. Detroit even ran the ball like a team that was...
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

December 15th, 1991 – Lions 21, Packers 17: What the world looked like then

All this week we’ve heard about the tremendous losing streak the Lions have had at Lambeau Field. December 15th, 1991 was the last time the Lions beat the Packers in Green Bay by a score of 21 to 17. Whats pretty remarkable though about that game is the fact that two of the longest tenured players for each team weren’t even playing and I’m talking about Jason Hanson for the...
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December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Week 14 preview: Two streaks on the line heading into Lambeau

The Detroit Lions travel into historic Lambeau Field Sunday night to do battle with the Green Bay Packers. The Frozen Tundra has been a house of horrors for The Detroit Lions as they continue to battle ghosts of the past and present. Detroit hasn’t won in Green Bay since George H. Bush was President all the way back on December 15th, 1991 by a score of 21-17. This Packers team...
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December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Week 14 injury report: Delmas, Fairley and Williams all quesetionable

Looking to end two streaks Sunday night in Green Bay, the Lions head into Week 14 looking relatively healthy with only a few question marks. Corner back Louis Delmas continues to be hampered by an injured knee and was limited all week during preparation which is a step above what could be said about Corey Williams. The Lions veteran defensive tackle also has been bothered by a knee...
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December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Veteran reliever options for the Tigers

After seemingly shutting the door on signing former Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano and giving rookie prospect Bruce Rondon a shot once spring training rolls around. However it doesn’t seem like the Tigers’ front office is fully committed to giving Rondon the reigns if a tweet by ESPN’s Buster Olney is correct… Detroit has been targeting relievers capable of closing in trade...
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December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Anonymous Lions player criticizes Ndamukong Suh…

If the Lions season couldn’t get anymore disappointing or draw any further comparisons to Barnum and Bailey anonymous comment’s are once again going the way of the Lions… instead though of a rival GM making the statements, it’s someone within the Lions’ organization. According to an article by Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole, an anonymous Lions player has voiced their frustrations...
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December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers send pitcher Andy Oliver to Pirates for minor league catcher Ramon Cabrera

As the Winter Meetings came to close the Tigers made a relatively low-key move Wednesday night sending LHP Andy Oliver (a once coveted pitching prospect) to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league catcher Ramon Cabrera. The 23-year-old switching hitting Cabrera batted .276 in 2012, with three home runs, 50 RBIs, and 22 doubles in 112 games and offers some catching depth after losing...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Warriors down Pistons snapping five game Palace winning streak

Golden State’s Klay Thompson scored 19 of his 27 points in the third quarter as the Warriors were able to overcome the Pistons’ 53 bench points to win 104-97 snapping Detroit’s 5 game winning streak at The Palace. Forward Tayshaun Prince was the only Pistons starter to score in double figures as the veteran racked up 24 points while Brandon Knight, Kyle Singler and Rodney Stuckey...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Titus Young appears on the cover of the Lions’ 2013 calender… Jim Schwartz takes one last jab

With 2012 a wash, the Lions have already seemed to start 2013 off on a bad note despite the new year still 26 days away. After placing disgruntled wide receiver Titus Young on the season-ending IR with what the team has called a “knee injury” the Lions released their 2013 calender with… you guessed it Titus Young on the cover. Apparently the Lions’ marketing department was...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

This maybe Jack Morris’ year to get into the Hall of Fame

On July 26, 1977, Jack Morris took the hill for the very first time at Comiskey Park against the Chicago White Sox. The 22-year-old Morris pitched four innings of relief and gave up two hits and two earned runs while striking out three in his major league debut. Little did the people of the Windy City know is that day they were witnessing the birth of a career that would compile...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Ilitch proposes new $650 million downtown “entertainment” district

Tuesday, Olympia Development a holding of Mike Ilitch proposed a new $650 million dollar entertainment district that would include a “new, state of the art, multi-purpose events center.” (or in other words an arena) according to the Detroit Free Press. “We have a tremendous opportunity through a large-scale project to make a positive impact on our community,” said Christopher...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Pistons defeat Cavs for 5th straight win at The Palace

A stingy defense in the paint and a poor shooting Cavs team gave the Pistons a 89-79 win and their fifth straight victory at The Palace. Brandon Knight led the way for Detroit with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists as the Pistons move to 5-3 at home after starting the season 0-8. Detroit combined for 13 blocks, five of which came from Jason Maxiell who also had 12 points as the...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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