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Early movement setting the stage for top arms
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The first major domino on the starting-pitching market fell on Monday. Twenty-nine-year-old right-hander Jordan Zimmermann inked a five-year, $110 million deal with the Tigers, becoming the first player to sign a contract worth at least $50 million this…Share Tweet
Lions: To stop Packers, we have to stop runprofootballtalk.com 20 minutes agoWhen the Lions and Packers met in Week 10, the Lions held the Packers to 47 yards on the ground and Green Bay’s 61 pass attempts couldn’t generate enough offense to avoid an 18-16 loss. The Packers were missing Eddie Lacy in that game, but he’s returned…Share Tweet
Matt Millen: “Sorry, Detroit, it didn’t quite work out”profootballtalk.com 4 hours agoAfter failing as the Lions’ team president, Matt Millen settled back into a career as a broadcaster and rarely discussed the mistakes he made in Detroit. But on Sunday, he apologized. Millen, working the Buccaneers-Colts game on FOX, chuckled as he ackn…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 5 hours agoAs thinly veiled shots at opponents go, the latest to come back and bite Aaron Rodgers was fairly innocuous. This is the same guy who in discussing a 24-game winning home streak over the Lions said: “It’s just kind of fell our way the last 20 times or w…Share TweetZimmermann, who turned down a five-year, $105 million offer from the Nationals last winter, got an extra $5 million from the Tigers even though his E.R.A. rose by a run.Share Tweet
Lions WR Johnson Is a Student, and Superstar, of the Gamenytimes.com 17 hours agoCalvin Johnson's combination of size, speed, strength and soft hands make him one of the NFL's top receivers.Share Tweetyahoo.com 21 hours agoHere are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . • Shakira is a Detroit Red Wings f…Share Tweet
New White Sox catcher Alex Avila already has turned page from TigersESPN.com 23 hours agoNew White Sox catcher Alex Avila already has turned page from TigersShare Tweet
Despite Lions’ surge, Caldwell doesn’t regret waiting for Cooterprofootballtalk.com 23 hours agoThe Lions’ season turned around quickly when they fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and promoted Jim Bob Cooter to that role midseason. But head coach Jim Caldwell said he doesn’t regret waiting this long to make the move, despite the fact they’r…Share Tweet
Playoffs? The Lions still have a (very unlikely) shot at making postseasonESPN.com Nov 30 (yesterday)Playoffs? The Lions still have a (very unlikely) shot at making postseasonShare Tweetyahoo.com Nov 29 (yesterday)No. 1 Star: Brian Campbell, Florida Panthers Campbell started the transition behind the Florida net in overtime and then beat Petr Mrazek while trailing the play to give the Panthers a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. According to the NHL, that w…Share Tweet
Zimm a great fit for Tigers' plansMLB.com Nov 29 (yesterday)In a free-agent market where the vast majority of clubs seek arms, the Tigers have landed a pitcher who is no worse than the third-best available starter. And Al Avila's move to bring on Jordan Zimmermann was good work done quickly.Share TweetNHL.com Nov 29 (yesterday)DETROIT - Brian Campbell scored at 1:20 of overtime, lifting the Florida Panthers a 2-1 victory over the Red Wings on Sunday for their fifth straight win in Detroit. Campbell helped set up Reilly Smith's tying goal at 14:38 of the third perio...Share Tweet
Rogers Hometown Hockey: Wolfville, Nova ScotiaNHL.com Nov 29 (2 days ago)NHL Network and Sportsnet 1 will televise "Rogers Hometown Hockey" on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET, prior to the game between the Florida Panthers and the Detroit Red Wings. The location this week is Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and the show will celebrate t...Share Tweet
Panthers' Jagr expected to play Sunday vs. Red WingsNHL.com Nov 28 (3 days ago)Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr practiced Saturday and is expected to be in the lineup Sunday against the Detroit Red Wings, coach Gerard Gallant said, after Jagr missed the end of their 3-2 shootout win Friday against the New York Islanders...Share Tweet
Jim Caldwell: Lions are thinking about next week, not the playoffsA few weeks ago, Lions coach Jim Caldwell was facing questions about whether he’d be fired during the season. Now he’s facing questions about whether his team can make the playoffs. Caldwell doesn’t want to answer either question. Just as Caldwell didn’…Share Tweet
Matt Stafford can’t get enough of Jim Bob Cooter’s offenseMatt Stafford did more than throw five touchdown passes Thursday. He also appeared to be having fun, which was in short supply as the Lions endured a 1-7 start and the firing of offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi (among others). But now, having won thre…Share TweetEagles coach Chip Kelly knows he’s not getting the job done. A disappointed Kelly said after the Eagles’ loss to the Lions on Thanksgiving that he recognizes he isn’t coaching well. “Didn’t coach well today. Didn’t do anything well today. Very disappoin…Share Tweetnytimes.com Nov 27 (4 days ago)After nearly a decade as Thanksgiving pushovers, the Detroit Lions have started playing their best in their holiday showcase.Share Tweet
Lions D-line has keyed team's turnaroundNov 30Improved play from Haloti Ngata and the emergence of Ezekiel Ansah as a star has allowed Detroit's defense to be dominant against the run the past three weeks.
Jalen and Jacoby on Jahlil Okafor, Boogie Cousins, and the NFLNov 27Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down Jahlil Okafor's altercation in Boston, the Kings-Bucks beef, and the latest action in the NFL.
Caldwell on Lions' improved O-lineNov 27Lions coach Jim Caldwell explains why the offensive line has improved and how that has helped the run game and Matthew Stafford's play.
Stafford, Megatron, Burton pick up game balls in blowoutNov 26The Lions quarterback-receiver connection tied career highs, while Philadelphia's Trey Burton made some nice special teams plays in Detroit's 45-14 win over Philadelphia.
NBA: Why Kobe Bryant was so important to the NBANov 29Kobe was the bridge from the Jordan era to the likes of LeBron, Durant and Curry, imparting the lessons of His Airness to the next generation of stars.
ESPN NowNov 29J.A. Adande said of Kobe Bryant's retirement announcement: "It's strange to see Kobe succumb to the inevitable. He's always been so resistant, so relu...
Los Angeles briefing -- Kobe Bryant giving the Lakers an easy out, preview…Nov 27Here's a quick look at what's trending today on ESPNLosAngeles.com ...
Adande: Kobe Bryant is giving the Lakers an easy outNov 27As the Los Angeles Lakers consider whether to bring Kobe Bryant back, his declining play has basically made their decision for them.