Detroit Sports News and Rumors
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,…Upvote Share Tweet
Lions' offensive upgrades have been well-receivedWith 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…Upvote Share TweetA look at the potential and expected changes from the Jim Schwartz Lions coaching regime to the new era of Jim Caldwell.Upvote Share TweetAs 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Lions benefit from harsh lessons Jeremy Ross learnedJeremy 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Lions eager to be on Monday night stagedetnews.com 5 hours agoThe 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Avila struck in mask by foul ball, exits gameMLB.com 5 hours agoTigers 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.Upvote Share TweetDetroit 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Verlander's shoulder 'kind of fatigued,' but focus sharpMLB.com 8 hours agoTigers 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…Upvote Share TweetVan 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.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 11 hours agoALLEN 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Detroit News predictions: Lions regular-season recorddetnews.com 12 hours agoDetroit 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Young Pistonsdimemag.com 12 hours agoThe 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.…Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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’…Upvote Share Tweet
Lions bring back 10 of their cut players to practice squadprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoSome 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…Upvote Share TweetLaAdrian Waddle said offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn pulled him into his office to tell him he earned the Lions' starting right tackle job Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
Lions cornerback Darius Slay has new number, more confidenceSlay 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Football on TV this weekMichigan 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.Upvote Share TweetESPN.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.Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers Double Up IndiansSep 2J.D. Martinez's home run in the top of the ninth lifted the Tigers past the Indians 4-2.
MLB Daily Download: TuesdaySep 2Antonietta 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.
The Forum: Retire Kobe's Jersey Throughout NBA?Sep 2Dave McMenamin and Arash Markazi discuss the potential retirement of Kobe Bryant's No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys throughout the NBA.
Tigers Double Up IndiansSep 2Baseball Tonight Spotlight: J.D. Martinez's home run in the top of the ninth lifted the Tigers past the Indians 4-2.
FIBA Basketball World Cup -- Derrick Rose to play in Team USA's next 2 gam…Sep 2In the latest significant step of his comeback, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is on course to complete a three games-in-three nights test by week's end.
Peyton Manning, Are You Driven by the Nightmarish Super Bowl, or Have You …Sep 2.
NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino, How are Penalties Going to be Called …Sep 2.
Trying to Put the Instant Back in ReplaySep 1NEW YORK — In the Art McNally Game Day Central room inside the NFL offices on Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, I learned over the weekend just how the new replay review system will work, ushered through the process by NFL vice president of officiating …