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Tigers In The Windy City Tonight

The Tigers and White Sox will open a four-game series tonight in Chicago. Detroit is coming off a series win against the Yankees, while the White Sox have dropped eight of their last nine. Justin Verlander, now 11-and-11, will head to the mound tonight. Chicago will counter with Scott Carroll. The season series between these division rivals is even at six games apiece. The Tigers enter the weekend 1 1/2 games behind the Royals for first place in the American League Central. Detroit is tied with Seattle for the second wild card spot in the AL. Read more...

Lions A 23-0 Winner In Buffalo

The Lions earned a 23-0 win against the Bills on Thursday night in Buffalo. The Lions rested most of their starters and finished the preseason with a 3-and-1 mark. Kellen Moore, who played the final three quarters in relief of Dan Orlovsky, was 17 of 28 passing for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Rookie kicker Nate Freese made all three of his field goal attempts. Detroit finished with 10 penalties for 68 yards. The Lions must trim their 75-man roster to 53 by 4 p.m. on Saturday. Detroit will open the regular season on September 8th at home against the Giants on Monday Night Football.     Read more...

FIBA World Cup 2014 Preview

This is actually the first FIBA World Cup ever. Sorta. From 1950 until 2010 this tournament was known as the FIBA World Championship, but FIBA decided to take a cue from its fubol hermanos, and alas, the FIBA World Cup was born. In the 16 previous editions of this tournament, the big winners were Yugoslavia with five gold medals, next up has been the United States with four gold medals, and the Soviet Union notched three wins back in the days when the Soviet Union was a thing. The United States is your defending champion, although 2010 Tournament MVP Kevin Durant is not on the American roster this year. We’re going to take a thumbnail look at each group and project those who will advance to the do-or-die tournament portion of The Cup. Remember, the first week (beginning Saturday, August 30th) will be round-robin group play, and the top 4 teams from each group will advance to a 16-team single elimination tournament beginning Saturday, September 6th. The final is Sunday, September 14th. We’ll keep you updated on the tourney and informed on how Andre Drummond and Team USA are faring right here on detroitsports1051.com. Or you could follow me on twitter @jakepistons. Or do both. Yeah, definitely both. Read more...

Lions And Bills Tonight In Buffalo

The Lions final preseason contest will come tonight against the Bills in Buffalo. Most of the starters are not expected to see the field, while coach Jim Caldwell has said that players on the roster bubble will get plenty of playing time. The final round of cuts must come by 4 p.m. on Saturday when the Lions submit their 53-man roster. Former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is now the Bills defensive coordinator. Detroit is 2-and-1 following exhibition wins against Cleveland and Jacksonville. The Lions and Bills will meet again in Week 5 of the regular season in Detroit. Read more...

Yankees Rock David Price

The Yankees beat the Tigers 8-4 on Wednesday night in Detroit. David Price took the loss, allowing nine consecutive hits in the third without recording an out. According to STATS, Price became the first Major League pitcher in 25 years to give up nine consecutive hits in a game. His two-plus innings marked the second-shortest start of his career. Victor Martinez hit his career-high 26th home run in the sixth. The Tigers are 2 1/2 games behind the Royals for first place in the American League Central. Detroit is also a half-game out of a wild card spot in the AL. Kyle Lobstein will make his first Major League start this afternoon for Detroit. New York will hand the ball to Hiroki Kuroda. Read more...

Andre Drummond And The U.S. Win Again

The U.S. men's basketball team a 101-71 winner against Slovenia on Tuesday. In seven minutes of playing time, Pistons center Andre Drummond had two points, two rebounds and one steal. Team USA, which finished 4-and-0 in exhibition play, will open the World Cup on Saturday afternoon in Spain against Finland. Read more...

Tigers A 5-2 Winner Against The Yankees

The Tigers beat the Yankees 5-2 on Tuesday night in the Motor City. Rick Porcello earned his 15th win, allowing two runs on nine hits in eight innings of work. Joe Nathan grabbed his 28th save. The Tigers announced a sell-out crowd of 40,488. Many of the fans came to see Derek Jeter play in his last regular-season series in Detroit. Jeter received a standing ovation when he was introduced prior to his first at-bat. David Price will get the start tonight against New York, while the Yankees counter with Shane Greene. The Tigers are 1 1/2 games behind the Royals for first place in the AL Central. Detroit is one half game out of the second wild card spot in the American League.  Read more...

SBNation: This is How the Wolverines Improve

Neal Ruhl and Tony Paul talk U Michigan Football with Josh Henschke, the Co-Managing Editor of @SBNations @MaizenBrew... Read more...

Neal Ruhl and Tony Paul Talk MSU Football with Hondo Carpenter of Spartan Nation.Com

Neal Ruhl and Tony Paul talk MSU football with Hondo Carpenter of Spartan Nation.com... Read more...

What's the Quick Lane Bowl? Lewand Knows

Neal Ruhl, Tony Paul and Lions president Tom Lewand discuss the Quick Lane Bowl featuring the B1G Ten and ACC at Ford Field...  Read more...