Detroit Sports News and Rumors
Stephen Tulloch: We aren’t the same old Lions
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The Lions were in position to win the NFC North last season after they won six of their first nine games, but things fell apart down the stretch and Detroit watched the playoffs from home. That memory may be keeping some people from buying into the Lion…Upvote Share Tweet
Pavel Datsyuk returned to the Detroit Red Wings lineup on Tuesday night and did what Pavel Datsyuk does, which is score a ridiculous goal: Blazing speed into the Montreal Canadiens zone, a dangle to the middle, a spinning backhand perfectly placed past …Upvote Share Tweet
Al Avila navigating dad, VP roles amid concern for son's healthMLB.com 16 hours agoAlex Avila should be able to have a normal offseason after concussion symptoms from a couple of weeks ago subsided and followup tests came back negative. Still, there's a lingering concern within the Tigers organization -- including VP and assistant GM …Upvote Share TweetGUILDFORD, Surrey, England – Calvin Johnson might slowly be making progress toward his return to the field. While the Detroit Lions wide receiver wouldn’t say he is healthy and wouldn’t say he is going to play when the Lions face Atlanta at Wembley Stad…Upvote Share TweetThe Lions have had two key offensive players dealing with ankle injuries recently and they got little help from either of them as they came back to beat the Saints in the second half last Sunday. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson never suited up for the game…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 24 hours agoSaints quarterback Drew Brees said that he felt like he let the team down last Sunday when he threw a late interception that wound up setting the Lions up for their game-winning score. It was part of a rough fourth quarter overall for Brees, who complet…Upvote Share Tweet
Research told Detroit Lions to head to Europe earlyESPN.com Oct 21 (yesterday)ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions are supposed to be landing in England right about now, making the choice to head over the Atlantic Ocean early -- similar to their opponent this Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons -- instead of waiting until later in the …Upvote Share Tweet
Lions apparently in the mix for Australian rugby starprofootballtalk.com Oct 21 (yesterday)The Lions are in England today, but it seems they’re looking to Australia for the future. Via the Detroit Free Press, Lions coach Jim Caldwell didn’t dispel a link between his team and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne. “I can’t tell you much about tha…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Pierre Thomas out 2-3 weeks with shoulder injuryprofootballtalk.com Oct 21 (yesterday)Saints running back Pierre Thomas suffered a shoulder injury Sunday that may sideline him. Thomas is expected to miss two or three weeks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The shoulder injury took place during Sunday’s loss to the Lions, a loss …Upvote Share Tweet
Pistons release Thabeet, three othersnba.com Oct 20 (yesterday)The Detroit Pistons have waived center Hasheem Thabeet, forward Brian Cook and guards Josh Bostic and Lorenzo Brown.Upvote Share Tweet
Lions add Kellen DavisKellen Davis will continue his NFL career in London. Technically. As the Lions prepare to face the Falcons at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, Detroit has added the veteran tight end to the roster. A pair of tight ends missed Sunday’s win over the Saints. Jos…Upvote Share TweetWhen the Bills beat the Lions, they carried defensive coordinator and former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz off the field at the end of the game. The Cowboys didn’t carry anyone off the field at the end of their victory over the Giants on Sunday, but the…Upvote Share Tweet
Caldwell: Won't be varying degrees when it comes to MegatronESPN.com Oct 20 (yesterday)ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Calvin Johnson hasn't played in two weeks and Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell won't tip off whether that streak is going to extend to three. Johnson continues to recover from a high ankle sprain in his right ankle, suffered in Week…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Oct 20 (yesterday)Toronto Maple Leafs forward Brandon Kozun will miss a minimum of six weeks with a high ankle sprain, coach Randy Carlyle said Monday according to TSN. Kozun was injured going into the boards in a 4-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday. He ...Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Red Wings still searching for missing blueline piecethehockeynews.com Oct 20 (yesterday)The Detroit Red Wings are linked to Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers in the rumor mill, but he’s not the only blueliner they could be pursuing. Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports the Florida Panthers want to move blueliner Brian Campbell and the Red …Upvote Share Tweet
By snaps, Ryan Broyles has small role on LionsESPN.com Oct 20 (yesterday)The Detroit Lions were down their top wide receiver, two of their top three tight ends and still had a hobbled running back in Reggie Bush. And yet receiver Ryan Broyles still rarely stepped on the field against the New Orleans Saints. The former second…Upvote Share TweetFor most of the Saints’ visit to the Lions, it looked like the team would buck their recent history of struggling away from the Superdome. They led by 13 points in the fourth quarter, their defense was keeping the Lions in check and it looked like it wo…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Oct 20 (2 days ago)For all the time spent last week wondering if Jimmy Graham would play or not, it turned out to not matter. Graham was able to return from a shoulder injury ahead of schedule, but didn’t do much. He was targeted twice, but didn’t catch a single pass in t…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Oct 20 (2 days ago)In the Denver locker room Sunday night, after his 246th NFL regular-season game, Peyton Manning asked, “Where’s Demaryius?” Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, someone said, was on his way out to the field to do an interview with NBC. “We gotta get him back…Upvote Share Tweet
Will The Lions Look To Trade Suh?Oct 21Prim Siripipat and Ashley Fox talk about some players who may be moved before the NFL's trade deadline.
Sunday Blitz: Saints-Lions RecapOct 19Jim Basquil and Merril Hoge break down the Lions' 24-23 win over the Saints.
Game Balls: New Orleans at DetroitOct 19Lions reporter Michael Rothstein's game ball goes to Glover Quin, who intercepted Drew Brees late in the fourth quarter, giving the Lions a chance to win. Saints receivers Marques Colston and Kenny Stills get the nod from Mike Triplett.
Lions Rally Past SaintsOct 19The Lions scored 14 unanswered points to top the Saints 24-23.
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extensionOct 21The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quitOct 21The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas IIIOct 21The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
The Week 7 MailbagOct 21Many of you wrote in Monday to ask about the fumble at the end of Rams-Seahawks, the miscue that infuriated Seattle and had a huge effect on the outcome of the game, a 28-26 St. Louis victory. I spoke to the NFL officiating czar, Dean Blandino, on Monda…