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How much longer will Tigers stick with Victor Martinez at DH?

DETROIT — Give Ron Gardenhire credit for not saying that it was a “good problem to have,” although it must have been tempting to fall back on that cliche.  When Miguel Cabrera returns from the disabled list — very likely within the next week — one of the Tigers’ top hitters this month

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Bulls, Wizards and Nets among teams taking closer look at Moritz Wagner

Moritz Wagner didn’t touch a basketball at the NBA draft combine last week. He ran and was measured, though, and the results were positive. Whether they help him come draft night remains to be seen. His stock appears steady, if varied, since the combine. Wagner has had workouts with multiple NBA

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With deadline looming, no word yet if Charles Matthews will pick NBA or Michigan

ANN ARBOR — Last week, a couple days before the NBA draft combine started in Chicago, John Beilein was hopeful Charles Matthews would get a last-minute invite. “I’m all for him going,” Beilein said. “The more education he can get, the better.” The invite never came, but Beilein

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Draymond Green’s mom appears to blame Kevin Durant for Game 2 loss

Draymond Green is feisty. But he’s nowhere near as feisty as his mother, Mary Babers, who once again took to social media to voice her frustrations over a Warriors’ loss. In a string of Tweets sent out on May 17, one day after Golden State’s ugly 127-105 loss to the Houston Rockets in Game

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Justin Verlander’s shade toward Robinson Cano ringing a little hollow

Justin Verlander serves up a heavy dose of fastballs when it comes to his anti-PED stance, via Twitter or otherwise. He’s become one of the sport’s most outspoken on the topic. So it wasn’t a surprise Verlander had a tweet cued up when Seattle Mariners star Robinson Cano got suspended for

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Spurs’ Becky Hammon gaining traction as future head coaching candidate

One NBA head coaching candidate is garnering much attention, not from being more experienced or necessarily more qualified or accomplished than the rest. It’s because of gender. Becky Hammon might become the league’s first female head coach, maybe this year, maybe in the future. Hammon, 41, became

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Keith Kinkaid’s second straight shutout lifts U.S. at Worlds

Keith Kinkaid recorded his second consecutive shutout as the United States defeated Germany 3-0 Monday at the World Championship in Herning, Denmark. Kincaid, who plays for the New Jersey Devils, made 36 saves as the U.S. improved to 2-1-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL…

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Grand Valley State TE Nick Keizer finds familiar faces with NFL team

Grand Valley State tight end Nick Keizer didn’t get selected in the NFL draft, but he didn’t have to wait very long to find a team. Lakers’ coach Matt Mitchell announced via social media Saturday evening that Keizer had signed with the Baltimore Ravens. Last season, the 6-foot-5, 251-pound

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Grand Valley State TE Nick Keizer finds familiar faces with NFL team

Grand Valley State tight end Nick Keizer didn’t get selected in the NFL draft, but he didn’t have to wait very long to find a team. Lakers’ coach Matt Mitchell announced via social media Saturday evening that Keizer had signed with the Baltimore Ravens. Last season, the 6-foot-5, 251-pound

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The top 20 third basemen in Detroit Tigers history

Ranking the top third basemen in Detroit Tigers history is as clear as another April rainy day, and there likely are no correct answers with this group. Meanwhile, many that played longer in Detroit were below-average hitters in their time. Lots of Tig…

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Complete 2018 NFL draft order and the Lions’ recent history in each round

The NFL draft begins Thursday night, from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Cleveland Browns have been on the clock since wrapping up an 0-16 season, and also own the fourth overall pick. The Detroit Lions pick 20th overall in the first round, …

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NBA draft 2018: Key dates, deadlines for Michigan and Michigan State hopefuls

The deadline to enter the NBA draft has passed. For the five Wolverines and Spartans who declared, there are several important dates before the actual draft. May 15: Lottery Ping pong balls will determine the order of the top 14 picks in the draft. The…

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NFL.com’s 2017 redraft has Lions going after an Eric Ebron replacement

You might recall the sporadic few mock drafts out there last year that called for the Lions to take another tight end. You might have rolled your eyes at them. But knowing what everyone knows now, it might not have been the most far-fetched plan if Jarrad Davis had been off the board. It’s an idea

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No longer a rookie, Jarrad Davis is set on becoming Lions’ long-term fix

ALLEN PARK — The Lions drafted Jarrad Davis last year to be a vocal leader, for the defense and for the linebackers. These things, of course, take time. They gave him a rookie year playing next to a mainstay in Tahir Whitehead. Then, they tore many of his surroundings down. It’s been a long offseason

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No longer a rookie, Jarrad Davis is set on becoming Lions’ long-term fix

ALLEN PARK — The Lions drafted Jarrad Davis last year to be a vocal leader, for the defense and for the linebackers. These things, of course, take time. They gave him a rookie year playing next to a mainstay in Tahir Whitehead. Then, they tore many of his surroundings down. It’s been a long offseason

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Mo and Moe in the Morning? Michigan alums excited for Wagner’s jump to NBA

Given that Moritz Wagner announced his decision to enter the NBA draft by tweeting a link to an essay he wrote, it was only fitting that many former Michigan athletes used the platform to congratulate him. Maurice Hurst, a four-year Michigan football s…

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