Detroit Free Press

Author's posts

Nov 25

Red Wings encouraged despite loss to Rangers

Red Wings players Henrik Zetterberg and Jimmy Howard and coach Jeff Blashill answer questions Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Madison Square Garden. Video by Helene St. James/DFP

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/videos/sports/nhl/red-wings/2017/11/24/red-wings-encouraged-despite-loss-rangers/108001648/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter?src=rss

Nov 25

Detroit Pistons escape Oklahoma City with 99-98 win over Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY – Avery Bradley finally got one to fall. After missing two three-pointers in the frantic final minutes Friday night, the Detroit Pistons shooting guard’s 3-pointer with 2:01 remaining was the key shot in the 99-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. And when star point guard Russell

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2017/11/24/detroit-pistons-escape-oklahoma-city-99-98-win-over-thunder/893017001/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter?src=rss

Nov 25

Photos: Pistons vs. Thunder

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, center, goes up for a shot between Pistons center Andre Drummond, left, guard Reggie Jackson, front, and forward Tobias Harris, right, in the first quarter on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Oklahoma City. Sue Ogrocki, AP

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/picture-gallery/sports/nba/pistons/2017/11/24/photos-pistons-vs-thunder/107997902/?src=rss

Nov 25

Photos: Red Wings vs. Rangers

The Rangers’ Chris Kreider attempts to deflect a shot against Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard during the first period on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in New York. Bruce Bennett, Getty Images

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/picture-gallery/sports/nhl/red-wings/2017/11/24/photos-red-wings-vs-rangers/107994598/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter?src=rss

Nov 25

Lions’ Tahir Whitehead fined for stepping on Bears’ Charles Leno

Free Press sports writers Dave Birkett, Carlos Monarrez and columnist Shawn Windsor dissect the Lions’ frustrating 30-23 loss to the Vikings on Thanksgiving at Ford Field on Nov. 23, 2017. Detroit Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead said he didn’t think he deserved a fine for stepping on the leg

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/11/24/detroit-lions-tahir-whitehead-fined-stepping-chicago-bears/893867001/?src=rss

Nov 24

Former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus takes job in Angels’ front office

Brad Ausmus reacts to the decision by the Tigers to decline to renew his contract for 2018, agreeing the team needs a ‘different voice.’ Recorded Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Brad Ausmus has a new job. The former Detroit Tigers manager has joined the Angels as a special assistant to general manager

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2017/11/24/brad-ausmus-takes-job-angels-front-office/893500001/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter?src=rss

Nov 24

Lions notes: Teez Tabor’s growing role, Dwight Freeney has ‘some gas in the tank’

Free Press sports writers Dave Birkett, Carlos Monarrez and columnist Shawn Windsor dissect the Lions’ frustrating 30-23 loss to the Vikings on Thanksgiving at Ford Field on Nov. 23, 2017. It took a quarter of the season for him to see the field, but as the Detroit Lions head into the December stretch

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/11/24/detroit-lions-teez-tabors/893106001/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter?src=rss

Nov 24

Detroit Pistons’ SVG: Will 3-point barrage eventually turn away fans?

Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy says OKC Thunder will be a contender by the end of the season. OKLAHOMA CITY — The Detroit Pistons have increased their 3-point output. It still doesn’t match what’s happening with the rest of the NBA. They are taking roughly 29 3-pointers per game, which

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2017/11/24/detroit-pistons-stan-van-gundy/892405001/?src=rss

Nov 24

Birkett: Lions wobble into December, but what more did you expect?

Free Press sports writers Dave Birkett, Carlos Monarrez and columnist Shawn Windsor dissect the Lions’ frustrating 30-23 loss to the Vikings on Thanksgiving at Ford Field on Nov. 23, 2017. Now really, what did you expect? Not Thursday, when the Lions were made to look like turkeys on Thanksgiving

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/11/24/detroit-lions-schedule-record/892792001/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter?src=rss

Nov 24

Detroit Lions stock watch: Marvin Jones rising, running game putrid

Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez share their favorite memories of Thanksgiving before the Lions host the Vikings. Recorded Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett looks at three Lions whose stock is on t…

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/11/24/detroit-lions-news/891791001/?src=rss

Nov 24

Detroit Lions stock watch: Marvin Jones rising, running game putrid

Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez share their favorite memories of Thanksgiving before the Lions host the Vikings. Recorded Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett looks at three Lions whose stock is on t…

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/11/24/detroit-lions-news/891791001/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter?src=rss

Nov 24

Detroit Lions blow another chance to change history in loss to Vikings

Free Press sports writers Dave Birkett, Carlos Monarrez and columnist Shawn Windsor dissect the Lions’ frustrating 30-23 loss to the Vikings on Thanksgiving at Ford Field on Nov. 23, 2017. They were flat. Or uninspired. Or distracted by the prospect of a relative shoving cranberry sauce in their

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/11/24/detroit-lions-nfc-north-standings-vikings-loss/891789001/?src=rss

Nov 24

Lions CB Darius Slay: ‘They cheated me’ on offsides call on blocked FG

Free Press sports writers Dave Birkett, Carlos Monarrez and columnist Shawn Windsor dissect the Lions’ frustrating 30-23 loss to the Vikings on Thanksgiving at Ford Field on Nov. 23, 2017. Replays showed otherwise, but Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay insisted after Thursday’s 30-23 loss

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/11/23/detroit-lions-darius-slay-minnesota-vikings/891816001/?src=rss

Nov 24

Watch: Who’s to blame for Lions’ latest stumble?

Free Press sports writers Dave Birkett, Carlos Monarrez and columnist Shawn Windsor dissect the Lions’ frustrating 30-23 loss to the Vikings on Thanksgiving at Ford Field on Nov. 23, 2017.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/videos/sports/nfl/lions/2017/11/23/watch-whos-blame-lions-latest-stumble/107973806/?src=rss

Nov 24

Detroit Lions grades: Jim Caldwell, secondary under fire after loss

Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett grades the Detroit Lions after their 30-23 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving, Thursday at Ford Field. Quarterback Matthew Stafford wasn’t particularly sharp Thursday, even before he sprained his right ankle in the fourth quarter. Stafford completed

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/11/23/detroit-lions-vs-minnesota-vikings/891769001/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter?src=rss

Nov 24

Detroit Lions’ Jim Caldwell: Sky is not falling after loss to Vikings

After another slow start, it’s wildcard or bust for the Detroit Lions — but don’t tell that to Jim Caldwell. The Lions dug themselves a big hole for the third straight game, and it likely will cost them any chance of winning the NFC North. Case Keenum threw for two touchdowns and ran for a TD

Permanent link to this article: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/11/23/detroit-lions-jim-caldwell-sky-not-falling-after-loss-vikings/891723001/?src=rss