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Pistons rally past Bucks after wasting big lead

Pistons rally past Bucks after wasting big lead

ESPN.com Updated Dec 30, 2012
Tayshaun Prince made two free throws with 10.9 seconds left to give Detroit a 96-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night after the Pistons blew a 14-point lead.
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  • Will Bynum Executes A Perfect Alley-Oop To Andre Drummond

    Will Bynum Executes A Perfect Alley-Oop To Andre Drummond

    dimemag.com Dec 30, 2012
    Will Bynum perfectly sets up Andre Drummond for the alley-oop in tonight’s matchup between the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks.
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  • Brandon Knight Launches A Pass Beyond Half Court

    Brandon Knight Launches A Pass Beyond Half Court

    dimemag.com Dec 30, 2012
    Brandon Knight launches a pass beyond half court to Tayshaun Prince who finishes with a one-handed slam in tonight’s matchup between the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks.
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  • Terry Foster: Lions need to give their attitude the boot

    Terry Foster: Lions need to give their attitude the boot

    detnews.com Dec 30, 2012
    Lions defensive end Cliff Avril used the word "great" to describe his team Sunday. It was annoying because great is one of the last words you'd think of when describing the Lions.
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  • Torii Hunter: Having an openly gay teammate would ‘be difficult…

    Torii Hunter: Having an openly gay teammate would ‘be difficult and uncomfortable’

    yahoo.com Dec 30, 2012
    Citing his religious upbringing, Detroit Tigers slugger Torii Hunter told the Los Angeles Times that having an openly homosexual teammate would be tough to deal with. And it would be a divisive issue for any Major League Baseball team. Quoted by reporte…
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  • Chris McCosky: Chris McCosky's Four Downs: Lions face potential…

    Chris McCosky: Chris McCosky's Four Downs: Lions face potential enormous roster upheaval

    detnews.com Dec 30, 2012
    There are 24 unrestricted free agents, including starters Cliff Avril, Gosder Cherilus, Louis Delmas, Justin Durant, Chris Houston, Jacob Lacey, DeAndre Levy and Corey Williams, as well as key reserves Will Heller, Sammie Hill and Lawrence Jackson.
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  • Dancing, Yawning, And Picking Our Noses Into The Sunset: Your S…

    Dancing, Yawning, And Picking Our Noses Into The Sunset: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 30, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from every last person in the league-coaches, players, mascots-breaking out that one dance move they've been saving up all year, to a referee in New Orleans thinking he could pick his nose because no one
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  • Vikings jump out to 10-point lead

    Vikings jump out to 10-point lead

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    With the Bears holding off the Lions earlier on Sunday, the stakes for the Vikings are clear. Win and they’re in the playoffs. Lose and they’re out. So far, they’re winning. Adrian Peterson scooted into the end zone from seven yards out with a littl
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  • Calvin Johnson finishes 36 yards short of 2,000 for the season

    Calvin Johnson finishes 36 yards short of 2,000 for the season

    yahoo.com Dec 30, 2012
    For years and years, 1,964 will be the number receivers chase. Lions receiver Calvin Johnson finished 36 yards short of 2,000 this season, and he finishes with a new NFL record of 1,964. It's fair to wonder when the next time a receiver will have a reas…
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  • Bears stay alive by beating Lions, Giants are eliminated

    Bears stay alive by beating Lions, Giants are eliminated

    Chicago remains in contention for an NFC wild card berth, and the defending Super Bowl champion Giants have been eliminated, after the Bears beat the Lions 26-24 on Sunday in Detroit. The Bears’ victory keeps them alive heading into this afternoon’s P
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  • Lions' Stafford breaks record for pass attempts

    Lions' Stafford breaks record for pass attempts

    CNNSI.com Dec 30, 2012
    DETROIT (AP) -- Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has set an NFL single-season record for pass attempts.
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  • Bill O’Brien landing on NFL radar screen

    Bill O’Brien landing on NFL radar screen

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    Last month, Penn State coach Bill O’Brien declined to commit to remaining with the Nittany Lions, given the hypothetical possibility that the NFL will come calling.  Soon, we’ll find out whether the hypothetical becomes actual. Chris Mortensen of ESP
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  • Urlacher ruled out as Bears seek playoff spot

    Urlacher ruled out as Bears seek playoff spot

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    Despite doing limited work in practice on Friday, Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring) will not be active Sunday when the Bears face the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
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  • Source:  Schwartz is safe

    Source: Schwartz is safe

    Adam Schefter says Lions coach Jim Schwartz is safe.  Chris Mortensen reported this morning that Schwartz could be out. So why not break the tie? Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Schwartz will be back in 2013.  The source also said that the
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  • Jerry Green: Accomplishments of Lions' Jason Hanson merit Hall …

    Jerry Green: Accomplishments of Lions' Jason Hanson merit Hall of Fame nod

    detnews.com Dec 30, 2012
    It was late in the first quarter when ESPN interrupted the flow of the football game with one of its infernal TV timeouts to present a series of commercials. Out across the sideline stepped Jason Hanson to practice what he has done so brilliantly for 21…
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  • Stephen Tulloch: Lions “need more accountability” this offseas…

    Stephen Tulloch: Lions “need more accountability” this offseason

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    The Lions will be trying to end a seven-game losing streak when they put the cap on a very disappointing 2012 season on Sunday against the Bears. While the season didn’t go completely into the tank until the second half of the season, linebacker Stephen
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  • Bears-Lions: 'Hate is such a strong word'

    Bears-Lions: 'Hate is such a strong word'

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    Recent games between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions have not been friendly affairs, and I'm sure there are plenty of people in the Lions organization who would like nothing more than to knock the Bears out of playoff contention with a victory Sunda…
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  • Countdown Live: Bears-Lions

    Countdown Live: Bears-Lions

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for the NFC North throwdown between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Bears-Lions
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  • Video - Pistons Hang On, Edge Bucks 00:55

    Pistons Hang On, Edge Bucks

    Dec 30
    Monta Ellis led all scorers with 30 points, but missed a game-tying shot with seconds remaining.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Bears-Lions Recap 01:34

    Sunday Blitz: Bears-Lions Recap

    Dec 30
    Cary Chow and Cris Carter break down the Bears' 26-24 win over the Lions.
  • Video - Lions postgame press conference 03:41

    Lions postgame press conference

    Dec 30
    Lions react following game with Bears
  • Video - Lions postgame press conference 03:41

    Lions postgame press conference

    Dec 30
    Lions react following game with Bears

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