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Former Lions kicker Errol Mann dies at 71Mann, who came to the Lions in'69 after stints with the Broncos, Browns and Packers, was the team's career scoring leader by the time he left the Lions, in'76.Share Tweet
Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class: The 5 Best Fits For Detroitdimemag.com Apr 17, 2013Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know andShare Tweet
U-M's Will Campbell, Kenny Demens among local prospects at Lions-hosted workoutThe Lions hosted a pre-draft workout for 14 area prospects at its facility in Allen Park in what will likely be their last chance to improve their stock before next week's NFL draft.Share TweetThe Detroit Lions hosted the top receiver prospect in the 2013 draft, West Virginia's receiver Tavon Austin, on a visit Wednesday. But barring some draft-day maneuvering -- a trade down by the Lions or a move up from another NFC North team -- it seems u…Share Tweet
MLB Notebook: Dynamic duo powering TigersMLB.com Apr 17, 2013With Miguel Cabrera's big night Tuesday, he joined Prince Fielder as the first Tigers duo to have multiple four-RBI games this early in a season.Share Tweet
Fister cruises in Seattle against former clubMLB.com Apr 17, 2013Doug Fister had to move out of town 1 1/2 years ago, but he's still making himself at home at Safeco Field, tossing seven sharp innings in the Tigers' 6-2 victory Tuesday night.Share TweetStafford understands he's one of those "developing" players, and he's already demonstrated he's ready to take on more responsibility inside the locker room. He stayed in Detroit the entire offseason.Share Tweet
Brian Billick on NFC North team draft needsApr 17Brian Billick breaks down the teams from the NFC North and predicts which prospects could wind up in the old Black & Blue division.
The GM's Office: Early Warning SignsApr 17Jim Bowden takes a look at how the early signs of the season affect teams.
Is Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford elite?Apr 17Does 10,000 passing yards in the last two seasons with the Detroit Lions make Matthew Stafford an elite quarterback? The "NFL AM" crew begs to differ.
Nets Close Season With WinApr 17Brook Lopez scored 20 points to lead the Nets to a victory over the Pistons in their regular-season finale.