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Nov 23

Live updates: Vikings waltz into end zone, lead 13-0

Jerrick McKinnon took a screen pass on second down for 31 yards down to the Lions 9. Case Keenum walked into the end zone on the very next play, putting Minnesota up 13-0 with 3:55 to play in the first quarter. It has not been a very happy Thanksgiving…

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Nov 23

Vikings at Lions preview: Beware of Thielen

Can the Lions slow the Vikings’ momentum on Thanksgiving? We talk the game, the Lions’ playoff hopes and even explore biggest offseason needs. James Hawkins of The Detroit News breaks down Thursday’s Vikings-Lions game at Ford Field (12:30 p.m. Fox/ WJR 760). VIKINGS TO WATCH Adam Thielen

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Nov 23

Break gives Pistons valuable healing time

Auburn Hills — After playing three games in four nights, the Pistons gets a bit of a respite, with Tuesday off, practice Wednesday and Thursday a travel day before Friday’s matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The short break comes in handy, with the Pistons still managing some minor injuries

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Nov 22

Lions claim DE Dwight Freeney off waivers

Can the Lions slow the Vikings’ momentum on Thanksgiving? We talk the game, the Lions’ playoff hopes and even explore biggest offseason needs. Allen Park — It’s not every day you add a future Hall of Famer to the roster, but that’s exactly what the Detroit Lions did Wednesday, claiming

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Nov 22

Lions’ Ansah questionable vs. Vikings; Agnew out

Can the Lions slow the Vikings’ momentum on Thanksgiving? We talk the game, the Lions’ playoff hopes and even explore biggest offseason needs. Allen Park — Ziggy Ansah is questionable for Thursday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, while return man Jamal Agnew and running back Dwayne Washington

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Nov 22

News and views: Rocky road to test Pistons’ mettle

After three games in four nights, the Pistons get a short reprieve, with their next game on Friday at Oklahoma City. After a surprising 10-3 start, they’ve lost three of their last four games but are in third place in the Eastern Conference, behind the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors. They’

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Nov 22

Niyo: Wood marches Lions forward, not looking back

Allen Park — It’s a leadership lesson Rod Wood says he learned early on in his business career. And as he sits in a conference room inside the Lions’ practice facility, the NFL team president admits it’s one he has shared a time or two with his management team. It’s the story of Spanish

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Nov 22

Despite rocky start, Lions’ Davis thinks he’s improving

Allen Park — It’s easy to set unreasonable expectations for first-round NFL draft picks. We want to see them start and we expect them to thrive, despite the steep learning curve and required adjustment to the speed, strength and demands of the professional game. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that

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Nov 22

Tuesday’s NFL: Browns’ Gordon is set to practice

Cleveland — Every day he stays committed and sober, Josh Gordon takes another step toward playing again in the NFL. The long walk and wait are nearly over. The wide receiver, who squandered millions in potential earnings and derailed a promising career…

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Nov 22

Lions still looking to get running game going

Allen Park — The infamous streak has now reached 62, and the four-year anniversary is coming up on Thursday. It has been nearly four full seasons since Reggie Bush rushed for 117 yards against the Packers on Thanksgiving Day in 2013. That was the last …

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Nov 22

Lions film review: 10 observations vs. Bears

Allen Park — You might have thought on the short week, I’d abandon the film review. Nah. Here are 10 observations from the Detroit Lions’ win over the Chicago Bears. HOWARD’S BIG GAIN The Lions struggled to contain the Bears on the ground, largely due to superior execution from the Bears

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Nov 21

Ausmus lands front-office job with Angels

Detroit — So much for taking a year off. Former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has a new job with the Los Angeles Angels. As reported by Jeff Fletcher, Angels beat writer for the Orange County Register, Ausmus will be announced as the special assistant to …

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Nov 21

Lions’ Quin: LeBron James ‘could probably play’ in NFL

Allen Park — It’s an argument as old as time. Well, it’s at least an argument as old as Lebron James’ basketball career. It goes like this: James in the best basketball player in the world, but he also was a star football player in high school. Standing at 6-foot-8, 250 pounds and just being

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Nov 21

Lions waive DT Khyri Thornton

Allen Park — The Detroit Lions have waived defensive tackle Khyri Thornton. A third-round pick in 2014, Thornton was in his third season with the Lions. He served a six-game suspension to start the year and had been ineffective since returning to the l…

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Nov 21

NHL at quarter pole: Lightning bringing the thunder

Detroit — Can anyone defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning? Through the first quarter of the NHL season, it’s a question that could pop up the remainder of the schedule given how dominant the Lightning have looked through 20 games. The Lightning have the league’s best record 15-3-2 (32 points; St. Louis

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Nov 21

Lions’ Ansah returns to practice; Agnew sits out

Allen Park — Ziggy Ansah returned to practice for the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, putting the former Pro Bowl defensive end in line to return for Thursday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. Ansah missed the past two games with a back injury. Sitting out for the Lions were running back Dwayne Washington

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