State Sports Archive

Lions place Tate, Ansah, T.J. Jones on PUP list

ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions placed three players on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list with shoulder injuries Wednesday, including top free-agent acquisition Golden Tate and last year’s sack leader Ziggy Ansah. Ansah’s designation is no surprise. He hurt his shoulder and tore his biceps in a December loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, […]

Chamberlain regains his form with Tigers

DETROIT — It’s a great story now, isn’t it? Phenom flames out in New York, recovers from elbow surgery, grows a beard, becomes the best pitcher for a first-place team in another city. Wait, best pitcher? Did I just write that about Joba Chamberlain, the reliever who caused all that eye-rolling last December when the […]

Red Wings won’t rush prospects

DETROIT — Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland understands why some are critical of decisions he made last season and this offseason. Some fans have begun to tire of Holland’s philosophy of having players be “over-ripe” before they earn regular shifts wearing the Winged Wheel. “Certainly when you’re a general manager and you make […]

Illitches unveil bold vision for arena district

DETROIT — Detroit’s new arena and entertainment district planned by the Ilitch family for the northern edge of downtown promises to be the city’s boldest and most significant development since the Renaissance Center of the 1970s — creating as many as 2,000 new residential units, dozens of shops, walkable European-style streets and perhaps the nation’s […]

Tigers fight off sweep, 5-1

DETROIT — History was not made at Comerica Park on Sunday afternoon as the Detroit Tigers fended off a sweep from the Cleveland Indians in American League Central play, taking the contest 5-1. The Tigers did not lose, they did not get swept at home by the Indians in a four-game series for the first […]