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Nets hammer Pistons by 37 in start to road trip

Nets hammer Pistons by 37 in start to road trip

ESPN.com Updated Mar 18, 2013
Deron Williams scored 31 points in 28 minutes, and the Brooklyn Nets routed the hapless Detroit Pistons 119-82 Monday night in the opener of their eight-game road trip.
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  • Pistons coach returns after six-game absence

    Pistons coach returns after six-game absence

    nba.com ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank returned to the team Monday after missing six games due to a family illness.
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  • Megatron, Suh restructure contracts to give Lions cap space

    Megatron, Suh restructure contracts to give Lions cap space

    The bad news for the Lions is that they were such a bad team that they had Top 2 draft picks in three straight years from 2007 to 2009. The good news for the Lions is that unlike in earlier years, the Lions actually drafted well with their high picks, t…
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  • Lions lucked out on Cliff Avril deal

    Lions lucked out on Cliff Avril deal

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Mar 18, 2013
    PHOENIX -- What is the old saying? Sometimes, the best deals are the ones you don't make. Last year around this time, the Detroit Lions offered defensive end Cliff Avril a three-year contract worth $30 million in lieu of making him their franchise playe…
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  • Berry has recurrence of left knee tendinitis

    Berry has recurrence of left knee tendinitis

    MLB.com Mar 18, 2013
    While the Tigers headed into the next-to-last week of camp Monday with a trek across the state to face the Nationals, Quintin Berry was back in Lakeland receiving treatment on his left knee for a recurrence of patellar tendinitis.
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  • Report: Lions, Dolphins interested in Osi Umenyiora

    Report: Lions, Dolphins interested in Osi Umenyiora

    profootballtalk.com Mar 18, 2013
    The market for free agent defensive ends has been weaker than anticipated, which isn’t great news for Osi Umenyiora. Umenyiora huffed and puffed for years to get out of his contract with the Giants, finally succeeding when the team restructured his cont
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  • Jahvid Best is “never giving up hope”

    Jahvid Best is “never giving up hope”

    profootballtalk.com Mar 18, 2013
    Lions running back Jahvid Best is in Baltimore to be honored as one of the 32 Ed Block Courage Award winners from around the NFL. Best was given the honor by his teammates after a 2012 season that never happened for the running back, who remains sidelin…
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Patriots owner Robert Kraft upset with Wes Welker's agent

    Mar 18
    PHOENIX -- Thanks to the culture established by their tight-lipped head coach, the New England Patriots in the Bill Belichick era have been well known for their refusal to re-live the past, always choosing to focus on the future and moving ahead rather …
  • Lots of sunshine at 2013 NFL owners meetings

    Mar 18
    The NFL is in good shape as the owners convene to ponder rules changes, trade proposals and more, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: NFC West an emerging powerhouse after first week of free agenc…

    Mar 18
    PHOENIX -- Lord, the NFC West is going to be a bear of a division in 2013.
  • Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls should sit rest of season

    Mar 18
    The Heat is too great for a Derrick Rose return this season.