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Stafford Named Offensive MVP

The NFL Pro Bowl was played on Sunday in Arizona. Team Irvin beat Team Carter, 32-28. After throwing for the second-most yards in Pro Bowl history, Matthew Stafford was named the Offensive MVP. Stafford played seven series, throwing for 316 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Stafford, who also lost a fumble, was named to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement. He is the first Lions QB to participate in the Pro Bowl since Greg Landry in 1971. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was named the Defensive MVP. Watt had a goal-line interception of Stafford and recovered a fumble charged to Stafford. Golden Tate had two receptions for 98 yards. Read more...

Pistons Fall In Toronto

The Raptors beat the Pistons 114-110 last night in Toronto. With Brandon Jennings out for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, D.J. Augustin will see more time on the floor. Augustin had a career-high 35 points and dished out eight assists. Greg Monroe had 21 points and a game-high 16 rebounds for the Pistons. Following back-to-back losses, Detroit is 17-and-28 on the year. The Pistons are two games behind Charlotte for the eight seed in the Eastern Conference. Detroit will play host to the Cavs on Tuesday night in Auburn Hills. Read more...

Jennings Out for Year

Brandon Jennings just tweeted “6/9 months,” which means he’s ruptured his left Achilles tendon... And it sucks. It sucks for Brandon foremost, who was enjoying an emergence as a team leader and All-Star caliber point guard. He was playing loose and free and well. He was having fun and being himself and it was working. It sucks for the Pistons, who were following Brandon’s lead en route to a 12-4 stretch over the last 16. And it sucks for Piston fans, who were watching an enjoyable and successful brand of basketball for the first time in about 5 years. If Brandon’s off-glass lob to Andre Drummond in the first quarter of last night’s game doesn’t get you jacked, try cricket. Read more...

Update: Brandon Jennings Injured, Out 6-9 Months

Update: According to Brandon Jennings' Twitter account, he will be out 6-9 months in what appears to be a complete tear of his left Achilles tendon. Read more...

Detroit Grand Prix Drivers Visit NAIAS

A handful of Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix drivers visited the North American International Auto Show today on the Cobo Center main concourse. Detroit Sports 105.1's Rob Pascoe talked with drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Josef Newgarden. Montoya drives for Team Penske. Newgarden drives for CFH Racing. Pascoe also caught up with Jim Campbell, who is the VP of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports for GM. Here is the podcast: Read more...

The Last 15

It’s been over a month since the Pistons lost consecutive games. They’re 12-3 over the last 15. If they were to play at that clip the remainder of the year they’d get to 48-34. That’s unlikely. But even if they level off and play .500 ball the rest of the year they’d land at 37-45, which should be good enough for a bottom-2 seed in the eastern conference. This is likely a playoff team. REJOICE! Read more...

Pistons Gain Ground In The East

The Pistons gained some ground in the East on Thursday night. Brooklyn's loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles last night moved Detroit to just one game behind the No. 8 playoff spot in Eastern Conference. The Pistons will play the Bucks on Saturday night in Milwaukee. Detroit, now 17-and-26, is coming off a 128-118 win against the Magic on Wednesday night in Auburn Hills. The Bucks, now 21-and-21, have dropped two straight. Read more...

David Price Open To Long Term Talks

David Price is taking part in the Tigers Winter Caravan. On Thursday, the 29-year-old lefthander said he is open to talks with the team on a long-term contract. The two sides agreed to a one-year, $19.75 million deal earlier this month to avoid arbitration. Price has enjoyed his time here, saying he likes being in the clubhouse, in the dugout and pitching for Detroit. Price also said he feels like the Tigers have some unfinished business to take care of this season. Price, who won the American League Cy Young Award in 2012, went 4-and-4 in Detroit last season. He had 271 strikeouts with the Rays and Tigers. Read more...

Tigers Touring The State

The Tigers Winter Caravan is hitting the streets today and tomorrow. The 2015 edition will be making more than 30 stops throughout the state. Tigers General Manager David Dombrowski, Special Assistant to the GM Alan Trammell, Manager Brad Ausmus, coaches, players, and mascot PAWS are in the mix. Players scheduled for the event include David Price, J.D. Martinez, Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez. Tigers pitchers and catchers will hold their first spring training workout on February 20th in Lakeland. The first full squad workout is on February 24th. Exhibition play kicks off on March 2nd against the Mocs. The regular season will begin at home on April 6 with a three-game series against the Twins. The Tigers will end the regular season on October 4 in Chicago against the White Sox. Read more...

Red Wings And Avs To Play Outdoors?

According to various reports, the Red Wings will play an outdoor game next season on the road against the Avalanche. The NHL will reportedly make an official announcement during All-Star Weekend in Columbus. Stadium Series games are expected in Colorado and Minnesota next season. The Red Wings beat the Blackhawks 6-4 in the 2009 Winter Classic at Wrigley Field. Detroit lost to Toronto 3-2 in a shootout in the 2014 Winter Classic in Ann Arbor. The Bruins and Canadiens will meet in next season's Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 1, 2016. Read more...