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Red Wings land veteran winger Erik Cole from Stars as insurance…

Red Wings land veteran winger Erik Cole from Stars as insurance for concussed Johan Franzen

thehockeynews.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated 1 hour ago
The Red Wings are en route to their 24th consecutive playoff appearance, but may be without concussed key winger Johan Franzen for its entirety. With that in mind, GM Ken Holland moved Sunday and made a deal with his former assistant GM and current Dall…
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  • Stars trade forward Erik Cole to Red Wings; prospects Janmark, …

    Stars trade forward Erik Cole to Red Wings; prospects Janmark, Backman coming to Dallas

    NHL.com 1 hour ago
    DALLAS - The Dallas Stars traded forward Erik Cole and a draft pick to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night for two prospects and a draft pick. The Stars got centre Mattias Janmark, defenceman Mattias Backman and a second-round pick this yea...
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  • Stars trade Cole to Red Wings

    Stars trade Cole to Red Wings

    NHL.com 3 hours ago
    The Detroit Red Wings acquired forward Erik Cole and a conditional third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft from the Dallas Stars on Sunday for defenseman Mattias Backman, center Mattias Janmark and a second-round pick in this year's draft. Cole,...
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  • Could Dion Phaneuf become the next Larry Murphy?

    Could Dion Phaneuf become the next Larry Murphy?

    thehockeynews.com 6 hours ago
    The last time the Toronto Maple Leafs traded a maligned defenseman to the Detroit Red Wings it was Larry Murphy, who went on to win two more Stanley Cups in Detroit and cement his credentials as a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. After all, four Stanl…
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  • Max Scherzer reveals details of injury insurance policy

    Max Scherzer reveals details of injury insurance policy

    yahoo.com 7 hours ago
    After turning down a six-year, $144 million extension from the Detroit Tigers last March, many wondered if Max Scherzer was taking a gamble that could backfire terribly if he went down to an injury or just simply lost his way ahead of free agency. As it…
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  • Tulloch 'way ahead of schedule' in ACL rehab

    Tulloch 'way ahead of schedule' in ACL rehab

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    Stephen Tulloch may not know about his status with the Detroit Lions for 2015, but the rehabilitation of his torn left ACL is something he is not worried about.
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  • PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 has five new names

    PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 has five new names

    profootballtalk.com Feb 28 (yesterday)
    With numerous veterans hitting the market in recent days, PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 has gotten an update. For now, we’ve added five players to our list of the top free agents, including ex-Lions tailback Reggie Bush and ex-Rams defensive tackle Kendall L…
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  • Tomas Tatar scores on power play midway through third, Red Wing…

    Tomas Tatar scores on power play midway through third, Red Wings beat Predators, 4-3

    NHL.com ESPN.com Feb 28 (yesterday)
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tomas Tatar broke a tie on a power play at 9:06 of the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Tatar carried the puck toward the Nashville net and fired a backhander that...
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  • Five trade deadline deals that absolutely flopped

    Five trade deadline deals that absolutely flopped

    thehockeynews.com Feb 28 (yesterday)
    With the trade deadline days away, everyone has taken the time to reflect on the deadline deals that were blockbusters, those that changed a team’s fate or gave them a boost on their road to the Stanley Cup and even looked back at who won long-term. But…
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  • Ryan in the hunt for spot in Tigers' bullpen

    Ryan in the hunt for spot in Tigers' bullpen

    MLB.com Feb 28 (yesterday)
    If left-hander Kyle Ryan can close out his spring by nabbing a spot on the Tigers' Opening Day roster, he'll be happy with his catch.
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  • Rehabbing V-Mart to run on anti-gravity treadmill

    Rehabbing V-Mart to run on anti-gravity treadmill

    MLB.com Feb 28 (yesterday)
    For the second time in three days, Victor Martinez made an early appearance at Tigers Spring Training without doing much activity. He won't have to wait long to come back and do something.
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  • Tigers sign former first-round pick Perry to Minors deal

    Tigers sign former first-round pick Perry to Minors deal

    MLB.com Feb 27 (2 days ago)
    For the third time in the past two months, the Tigers have brought back a former prospect, signing 2008 first-round pick Ryan Perry to a Minor League contract.
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  • Avila sits out at camp due to back tightness

    Avila sits out at camp due to back tightness

    MLB.com Feb 27 (2 days ago)
    The Tigers had enough trouble with injuries last Spring Training that they could justifiably get nervous when Alex Avila had to sit out Friday's workout with back tightness. This injury, however, doesn't appear to be severe.
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  • Lions hang onto the “Nolan Ryan of long snapping”

    Lions hang onto the “Nolan Ryan of long snapping”

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27 (2 days ago)
    Friday afternoon’s when you’re supposed to dump your bad news, like the Cardinals did today. The Lions, however, did something awesome. Via Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, the Lions re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach to a new one-year con…
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  • Five NHL trade deadline deals that helped clinch the Stanley Cu…

    Five NHL trade deadline deals that helped clinch the Stanley Cup

    thehockeynews.com Feb 27 (2 days ago)
    What are the chances your team will land a player on trade deadline day to help it win the Stanley Cup this year? It’s a long shot, but perhaps not as remote as you think. Over the past 10 years, five teams have made swaps on D-day for a piece of the pu…
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  • PFT Live: Vikings talk with Chris Tomasson, Lions/Cardinals off…

    PFT Live: Vikings talk with Chris Tomasson, Lions/Cardinals offseason to-do lists

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27 (2 days ago)
    Thursday was a busy day on the Adrian Peterson front as the NFL appealed Judge David Doty’s ruling that the league overstepped its bounds by punishing Peterson with an indefinite suspension under the new personal conduct policy. Peterson is back on the …
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  • Luke Glendening’s spinning backhand finds net for game-winner

    Luke Glendening’s spinning backhand finds net for game-winner

    thehockeynews.com NHL.com Feb 27 (3 days ago)
    Heading in to Thursday night, Luke Glendening had suited up for each of Detroit’s 59 games and had scored only seven goals. As such, it was a surprise when Glendening scored against San Jose, but it was twice as unexpected when you see the goal itself. …
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  • James “Shack” Harris retires from the NFL

    James “Shack” Harris retires from the NFL

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27 (3 days ago)
    The man who became the first African-American quarterback to start a regular-season opener and who went on to lead an NFL front office has ended his career in football, 46 years after entering the league through the draft. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroi…
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  • Lions expected to sign Phillip Hunt

    Lions expected to sign Phillip Hunt

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27 (3 days ago)
    The Lions signed defensive end George Johnson as a free agent last year after Johnson missed the entire 2013 season and were rewarded with six sacks off the bench on the way to the playoffs. Johnson is a restricted free agent this offseason, so he shoul…
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  • Todd McShay mocks an offensive lineman to the Detroit Lions

    Todd McShay mocks an offensive lineman to the Detroit Lions

    ESPN.com Feb 26 (3 days ago)
    There are two things the Detroit Lions desperately need as the franchise tries to win its first playoff game in more than 20 years: Defensive linemen and offensive linemen. Though it is somewhat likely the Lions will go with one of those positions in th…
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  • Ubaldo tabbed for Grapefruit League opener

    Ubaldo tabbed for Grapefruit League opener

    MLB.com Feb 26 (3 days ago)
    Ubaldo Jimenez will start the Orioles' first Grapefruit League game on Tuesday in Lakeland, Fla., against the Detroit Tigers, manager Buck Showalter announced on Thursday.
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  • On Baseball: Max Scherzer Is Thinking Big. His $210 Million Con…

    On Baseball: Max Scherzer Is Thinking Big. His $210 Million Contract Is a Start.

    nytimes.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)
    Scherzer, the 2013 A.L. Cy Young Award winner, is focused on improving after joining the Nationals, who gave him the largest free-agent pitching contract in major league history.
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  • Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Bush Is Released by Lions

    Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Bush Is Released by Lions

    nytimes.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)
    The Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush halfway through the four-year deal he signed as a free agent before the 2013 season.
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  • Video - Wizards Top Pistons To Snap Skid 01:22

    Wizards Top Pistons To Snap Skid

    Feb 28
    John Wall scored 22 points to help the Wizards beat the Pistons 99-95 and snap a six-game losing streak.
  • Video - Tatar Scores Game Winner For Detroit 01:17

    Tatar Scores Game Winner For Detroit

    Feb 28
    In the third period, Tomas Tatar scored his 25th goal of the season to break the tie to give the Red Wings a 4-3 win over the Predators.
  • Video - Knicks Take Down Pistons In 2OT 01:31

    Knicks Take Down Pistons In 2OT

    Feb 27
    Andrea Bargnani's double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds helped the Knicks snap an eight-game slide with a 121-115 double-overtime win over the Pistons.
  • Video - Hamilton Retires After 14 Seasons In NBA 02:31

    Hamilton Retires After 14 Seasons In NBA

    Feb 26
    2004 NBA champion and three-time All-Star Richard Hamilton announces his retirement after 14 seasons in the NBA.

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    Mar 1
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    Mar 1
    John Clayton's mailbag: The Raiders and Jaguars are lagging behind the minimum spending threshold, so they have to be big players in free agency.
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    Mar 1
    The Philadelphia 76ers are engaged in active buyout talks with newly-acquired center JaVale McGee in advance of Sunday night's playoff-eligibility deadline, according to league sources.
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    Feb 26
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