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Scherzer thanks Tigers

Scherzer thanks Tigers

Former Tigers pitcher takes out full-page ad in Detroit Free Press to thank team, fans DETROIT — Max Scherzer and his wife, Erica, formally said good-bye to the Detroit Tigers and their fans in a full-page advertisement in the Detroit Free Press Monday and with an ad on the home page of freep.com. The right-hander, […]

Jennings goes down

Jennings goes down

Piston’s guard injured, out for ‘foreseeable future’ MILWAUKEE – Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy was finished with media availability late Saturday night when he noticed two women seated outside the visitor’s locker room. After a few initial words of encouragement he told Brandon Jennings’ mother and fiancée that the Pistons point guard would need […]

CMU football coach resigns

CMU football coach resigns

Dan Enos leaves CMU to be offensive coordinator at Arkansas MOUNT PLEASANT — Dan Enos is out as head football coach at Central Michigan University. Enos resigned from his position with the Chippewas on Thursday and accepted the offensive coordinator job with the University of Arkansas, according to reports. The news comes as National Signing […]

Raiola out in Detroit

Raiola out in Detroit

Longtime Lion’s center Dominic Raiola informed he will not be returning to team MOBILE, Ala. — The longest-tenured Lion has played his last game in Detroit. The Detroit Lions have informed longtime center Dominic Raiola that they don’t plan on bringing him back for a 15th season next year, according to a source with knowledge […]

Pistons cooled off by Hawks

Pistons cooled off by Hawks

Pistons go cold, sloppy in 93-82 loss to Hawks ATLANTA — As good as the Detroit Pistons are playing, the Atlanta Hawks are playing better. And with 19 turnovers and a 35.4 shooting percentage, a victory against the NBA’s hottest team wasn’t going to happen. The Hawks took a 93-82 victory against the Pistons on […]

Scherzer signs with Nationals

Scherzer signs with Nationals

Former Tiger’s pitcher signs $210 million deal with Washington WASHINGTON — The bank went broke Monday morning. And the suspect, fleeing the scene from Detroit to Washington, D.C., was Max Scherzer. Multiple national media outlets reported overnight that the right-handed pitcher had agreed to a seven-year contract with the Nationals. Hours later, the details of […]

Detroit Lions could lose coordinator

Detroit Lions could lose coordinator

Lion’s defensive coordinator might land job as Falcon’s head coach If Teryl Austin lands a job as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, he’ll join select company in using the Detroit Lions as a steppingstone for a promotion. The last assistant to jump directly from the Lions to an NFL head coaching position is believed […]

Big Ten basketball is back?

Big Ten basketball is back?

Columnist shares thoughts on Michigan State basketball season EAST LANSING — Believe it or not, it’s actually now Big Ten basketball season. How is that possible? Isn’t it more important figuring out how Urban Meyer can win five national championships in the next three years? Or how much longer Michigan State fans will happily accept […]

Jerebko bringing energy

Jerebko bringing energy

DETROIT — Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said he told Jonas Jerebko in the summer that he needed to get back to bringing the energy to the Pistons that he did as a rookie. Jerebko has brought that energy night after night this season and has been rewarded with more of a role than he […]

Pistons bounce back

Detroit bounces back from streak-breaking loss, beat Nets 98-93 DETROIT — It wasn’t exactly poetry. It was more like comedy watching the Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets play basketball Saturday night. That’s to be expected, considering the weary Pistons were playing their fourth game in five nights. The toll on the Nets? Try the fifth […]

Red Wing’s mid-season status

Red Wing’s mid-season status

At midway point, Red Wings ‘going in the right direction’ DETROIT — There is much to like as the Detroit Red Wings roll past the season’s midpoint. As Mike Babcock put it after back-to-back road victories gave the Wings 53 points in 41 games, “it sure looks like we are going in the right direction.” […]