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Week 1: (Sun., Sept. 8) Vikings at Lions, 1 p.m. Week 2: (Sun., Sept. 15) Lions at Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Week 3: (Sun., Sept. 22) Lions at Redskins, 1 p.m. Week 5: (Sun., Oct. 6) Lions at Packers, 1 p.m. Week 6: (Sun., Oct. 13) Lions at Browns, 1 p.m. We…Share Tweet
The NFL released the Lions' schedule for the 2013-14 season Thursday. Detroit News reporter Josh Katzenstein takes a game-by-game look at what the Lions can expect from their opponents.Share TweetBreakdown: It gets real in a hurry for the Minnesota Vikings, who open the season with consecutive NFC North games -- on the road. They'll play at the Detroit Lions in Week 1 and at the Chicago Bears in Week 2, the first time the NFL has asked them to p…Share TweetBreakdown: The Packers' 2013 schedule has a familiar ring. They open with the San Francisco 49ers for the second consecutive season, a quirk that also affords a rematch with the team that knocked them from the 2012 playoffs. They'll play the Detroit Lio…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Apr 18, 2013A baseball conflict prevented the Ravens from getting the Super Bowl champions’ traditional Thursday night Week One home game. But they will get a Thursday night home game on NBC. The NFL’s 2013 regular season schedule includes the Ravens hosting theShare TweetKyle Seager hit a two-out RBI double off Justin Verlander in the seventh inning to break a scoreless tie and help give the Seattle Mariners a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers Thursday.Share TweetIn a move that seemed more and more inevitable as another miserable Detroit Pistons season droned on, Lawrence Frank was fired as Pistons coach on Thursday. The former Nets head man had compiled a 29-53 record in his final season with Detroit, and a 54-…Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees captain Derek Jeter will be sidelined until after the All-Star break because of a new fracture in his injured left ankle.Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Apr 18, 2013The Lions have good participation in their offseason program, but one guy who isn’t there may never be there again. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said running back Jahvid Best wasn’t taking part in voluntary conditioning workouts, via Anwar RichShare Tweet
Analyst: Lions should grab Oklahoma's Lane Johnson if Joeckel, Fisher are goneIt's time to add another player to the list of prospects the Lions could target with the No. 5 pick in the NFL draft next week.Share TweetDetroit linebacker Stephen Tulloch can see and sense the Lions heading in the right direction.Share Tweet
Lions like Kickalicious, 'but he has to be able to play football'Martin Mayhew: "We know he can kick balls into garbage cans and put it on a boat, but he has to be able to actually play football. We hope he can do that."Share TweetThe Lions have no plans to trade up in the draft to get the No. 1 overall pick. General manager Martin Mayhew made that clear during a 25-minute pre-draft press conference Thursday.Share Tweet
Comerica Park: A local’s guide to enjoying a road trip to the home of the Detroit Tigersyahoo.com Apr 18, 2013Baseball season just started so that means your summer ballpark road trip is that much closer! In a bid to help you with your upcoming journeys, Big League Stew has solicited the help of the locals. Over the next month or so, we'll be hitting up our usu…Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Doug Collins has resigned after three seasons as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers and will remain with the franchise as an adviser.Share TweetA game that threatened records for punchouts Wednesday night ended with Tigers backup catcher Brayan Pena absorbing a potential knockout in the 14th inning for a 2-1 victory.Share TweetMariners and Tigers hitters kept coming up with air in Wednesday's 14-inning affair, striking out 40 times combined. Cliff Corcoran wraps up a night full of swings and misses in MLB.Share Tweet
New Lions running backs coach Curtis Modkins sees opportunity in offenseThe Lions' running game has been an annual disappointment, with the team ranking in the bottom of the NFL last season with three runs of 20 or more yards. The addition of Reggie Bush to go with stars Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson has Modkins optim…Share Tweet
Pistons Fire Lawrence FrankApr 18Brian Windhorst discusses the Pistons' decision to fire coach Lawrence Frank.
Mariners Shut Out TigersApr 18The Tigers fall to the Mariners 2-0 despite 12 strikeouts from Justin Verlander.
Tigers Win In Dramatic FashionApr 18Brayan Pena drove in the winning run on a fielder's choice in the 14th inning and hung on to the ball during a collision at the plate to help the Tigers edge the Mariners.