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The Grand Slam: Tigers rally in ninth on J.D. Martinez's three-…

The Grand Slam: Tigers rally in ninth on J.D. Martinez's three-run homer

yahoo.com ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com Updated 1 hour ago
Tuesday night was setting up to be a sleepless night for many members of the Detroit Tigers lineup. Through eight innings, the team had gone 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 baserunners overall. To make matters more frustrating,…
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  • Lions' offensive upgrades have been well-received

    Lions' offensive upgrades have been well-received

    detnews.com 3 hours ago
    With Reggie Bush and Joique Bell in the backfield and catching depth with Golden Tate, Eric Ebron, Kevin Ogletree, Ryan Broyles and Jeremy Ross, the Lions might have their most potent offense since the days of Barry Sanders, Herman Moore, Brett Perriman…
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  • Lions then and now: Comparing the Caldwell and Schwartz regimes

    Lions then and now: Comparing the Caldwell and Schwartz regimes

    detnews.com 3 hours ago
    A look at the potential and expected changes from the Jim Schwartz Lions coaching regime to the new era of Jim Caldwell.
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  • 2014 could mark final year with the Lions for Ndamukong Suh, Ni…

    2014 could mark final year with the Lions for Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley

    detnews.com ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    As the Lions approach the 2014 season, there's a chance it could be the final year for both Suh and Fairley in Detroit — a duo they drafted in back-to-back years hoping to solidify the interior of their defensive line for the long term. Both players wil…
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  • Lions benefit from harsh lessons Jeremy Ross learned

    Lions benefit from harsh lessons Jeremy Ross learned

    detnews.com 3 hours ago
    Jeremy Ross called for a fair catch on his first NFL punt return for the Packers in Week 16 of 2012. On his second, he returned the ball 58 yards to the 7. But in the divisional round of the 2012 postseason, Ross muffed a punt that gave San Francisco th…
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  • Lions eager to be on Monday night stage

    Lions eager to be on Monday night stage

    detnews.com 5 hours ago
    The Lions hadn't been the Monday night stage in more than a decade before 2011, when they beat the Bears, 24-13, at a raucous Ford Field.
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  • Lions' Calvin Johnson says this is the year

    Lions' Calvin Johnson says this is the year

    detnews.com ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    The All-Pro receiver, however, believes this is the season the Lions reach their goal — a Super Bowl — thanks to the talent and the addition of coach Jim Caldwell.
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  • Avila struck in mask by foul ball, exits game

    Avila struck in mask by foul ball, exits game

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Tigers catcher Alex Avila left Tuesday night's game against the Indians in the sixth inning after he was struck squarely on the mask by a foul ball.
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  • Justin Verlander staying mum on alleged celebrity photo theft s…

    Justin Verlander staying mum on alleged celebrity photo theft scandal

    yahoo.com ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and girlfriend Kate Upton were among several celebrities whose private — and in some cases very personal — photos were allegedly stolen by hackers who tapped into their phones and published them on the internet. T…
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  • Verlander's shoulder 'kind of fatigued,' but focus sharp

    Verlander's shoulder 'kind of fatigued,' but focus sharp

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander remains one of the game's most feared pitchers, even though he has struggled this season. The former American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner admits his throwing shoulder has been "kind of fatigued," b…
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  • Lions put Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve with designation to r…

    Lions put Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve with designation to return

    Van Noy will miss at least the first eight games of the season and cannot practice with the team until after Week 6. With the Lions idle in Week 9, Van Noy's debut will come no sooner than Week 10.
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  • Lions practice report: Three still out

    Lions practice report: Three still out

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- James Ihedigbo's resting tour continued Tuesday, as the safety sat out his second straight practice for "rest," as he put it Monday after practice. Meanwhile, Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell had said earlier that Ihedigbo…
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  • Detroit News predictions: Lions regular-season record

    Detroit News predictions: Lions regular-season record

    detnews.com 12 hours ago
    Detroit News writers Josh Katzenstein, Rod Beard, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski offer up their predictions of how many games the Lions will win this season, plus we have guesses from football writers around the country.
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  • Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Youn…

    Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Young Pistons

    dimemag.com 12 hours ago
    The Kobe Bryant stories just keep on coming. As the Los Angeles Lakers legend readies for the nineteenth season of his career, tales of Bryant’s unmatched and relentless drive to improve have been added to his historical lore on a seemingly daily basis.…
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  • Lions' Ndamukong Suh gets even more leverage with J.J. Watt's $…

    Lions' Ndamukong Suh gets even more leverage with J.J. Watt's $100M deal

    detnews.com ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    The Houston Texans signing J.J. Watt to a reported six-year, $100 million extension is potentially bad news for the Lions in their pursuit to keep All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh next year.
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  • Nick Fairley down to 305 pounds, back in starting lineup

    Nick Fairley down to 305 pounds, back in starting lineup

    The Lions released their first depth chart since the cut to 53 players on Monday and there was a change at defensive tackle. Nick Fairley has returned to the first team after being dropped to the second rung during camp in favor of C.J. Mosley. Fairley’…
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  • Lions bring back 10 of their cut players to practice squad

    Lions bring back 10 of their cut players to practice squad

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    Some teams like to pick through players cut from other teams while filling out their practice squads while others prefer familiar faces from the summer. The Lions are in the latter group. They’ve signed 10 players to their practice squad and all 10 were…
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  • LaAdrian Waddle, Tahir Whitehead win battles for spots in Lions…

    LaAdrian Waddle, Tahir Whitehead win battles for spots in Lions' starting lineup

    detnews.com Sep 2 (yesterday)
    LaAdrian Waddle said offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn pulled him into his office to tell him he earned the Lions' starting right tackle job Monday.
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  • Lions cornerback Darius Slay has new number, more confidence

    Lions cornerback Darius Slay has new number, more confidence

    detnews.com Sep 2 (yesterday)
    Slay smiles a lot these days. His game is coming into shape, he feels good about the season and he feels prepared. He also exchanged his number 30 jersey for 23, which brings the biggest smile.
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  • Football on TV this week

    Football on TV this week

    detnews.com Sep 2 (yesterday)
    Michigan Tech at Wayne State (6 p.m. Thursday, FSD+), Michigan State at Oregon (6:30 Saturday, Fox), Michigan at Notre Dame (7:30 Saturday, NBC) and N.Y. Giants at Lions (7:10 Monday, ESPN) highlight this week's TV football offerings.
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  • Cabrera, Price lead Tigers in rout of Indians

    Cabrera, Price lead Tigers in rout of Indians

    ESPN.com Sep 2 (yesterday)
    David Price bounced back from an alarming start and Miguel Cabrera homered twice, hitting one of Detroit's three homers off Cleveland's Corey Kluber, as the Tigers rolled to a 12-1 win on Monday to slow the Indians' climb in the standings.
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  • Video - Tigers Double Up Indians 00:49

    Tigers Double Up Indians

    Sep 2
    J.D. Martinez's home run in the top of the ninth lifted the Tigers past the Indians 4-2.
  • Video - MLB Daily Download: Tuesday 04:24

    MLB Daily Download: Tuesday

    Sep 2
    Antonietta Collins recaps Monday's action from around the league, including Miguel Cabrera doing something he hasn't done in 27 games, Adam Dunn making a good first impression with the A's and Matt Holliday continuing his hot streak.
  • Video - The Forum: Retire Kobe's Jersey Throughout NBA? 04:36

    The Forum: Retire Kobe's Jersey Throughout NBA?

    Sep 2
    Dave McMenamin and Arash Markazi discuss the potential retirement of Kobe Bryant's No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys throughout the NBA.
  • Video - Tigers Double Up Indians 02:35

    Tigers Double Up Indians

    Sep 2
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: J.D. Martinez's home run in the top of the ninth lifted the Tigers past the Indians 4-2.

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