1. WBC Will Better Prepare the Detroit Tigers for the 2013 Season

    The Detroit Tigers players who are participating in the World Baseball Classic are leaving spring training this weekend to join up with their respective countries for the tournament...

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  2. Detroit Red Wings: Is Jimmy Howard a Stanley Cup-Winning Goalie?

    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard became the full-time starter in the 2009-10 season. As a goalie, he's already racked up 118 regular-season wins in his short career...

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  3. Detroit Tigers Should Not Bring Jose Valverde Back as Closer

    Earlier in spring training, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland spoke about his surprise that last year's closer Jose Valverde is still a free agent...

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  4. Detroit Tigers: Is It Time to Start Looking into Different Options at Closer?

    Rookie closer Bruce Rondon entered spring training as the heavy favorite to become the Detroit Tigers ' closer in 2013. After three appearances so far, Rondon is what most thought he would be...

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  5. Brian Lashoff Extension Is an Excellent Move by the Detroit Red Wings

    On Feb. 25, the Detroit Red Wings signed 22-year-old defenseman Brian Lashoff to a three-year extension, which according to Ansar Khan at MLive .com is worth $2.175M. This deal was a brilliant move by the Red Wings' front office...

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  6. Detroit Red Wings: Niklas Kronwall Has Stepped Up Without Lidstrom This Season

    When future Hall of Fame defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom retired over the summer, Niklas Kronwall was expected to step up and become the Detroit Red Wings ' No. 1 defenseman...

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  7. Pros, Cons of Tigers Trusting a Rookie Closer on a Potential World Series Team

    For a team with World Series aspirations, the Detroit Tigers are taking a large gamble on giving a rookie—Bruce Rondon the first shot at closing in 2013...

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  8. Detroit Red Wings Are Big Winners with the NHL's Proposed Realignment Plan

    According to Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman , the NHL proposed that the Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets will move to the Eastern Conference for the start of the 2013-14 season...

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  9. Why Detroit Should Make Justin Verlander Baseball's 1st $200 Million Pitcher

    Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander is arguably the best pitcher in baseball, which makes it imperative for the Tigers to re-sign him...

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  10. Detroit Pistons Should Gamble on Eric Gordon at Shooting Guard

    According to Chris Broussard from ESPN, the New Orleans Hornets are making guard Eric Gordon available on the trade market before the Thursday, Feb. 21 trade deadline...

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  11. Jonas Gustavsson Will Provide a Boost to the Detroit Red Wings

    According to Helene St. James from the Detroit Free Press, goalie Jonas Gustavsson was recalled by the Detroit Red Wings on Feb. 18 after his conditioning stint with the Grand Rapids Griffins...

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  12. Los Angeles Lakers: Jerry Buss Will Be Missed Across the NBA

    According to the L.A. Times and TMZ , Jerry Buss passed away this morning at 80 years old due to complications from cancer. Buss was always a constant at Los Angeles Lakers games and helped usher in the "Showtime" era...

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  13. Detroit Pistons Trade Rumors: Don't Expect Any Major Deals at Trade Deadline

    With the trade deadline approaching on Thursday, Feb. 21, don't expect the Detroit Pistons to make any major trades—according to Vince Ellis from the Detroit Free Press ...

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  14. Detroit Tigers: Injury to Brennan Boesch Sets Him Back

    Detroit Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch experienced a setback today when it was announced that he will be missing a few days due to a minor right oblique injury, according to the Associated Press' Noah Trister ...

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  15. New York Knicks Trade Rumors: Does Iman Shumpert Want out of New York?

    According to Chris Sheridan from SheridanHoops .com, guard Iman Shumpert 's representatives are the ones that are pushing for a trade from the New York Knicks : “There ...

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  16. Detroit Red Wings: Has the Time Come for Johan Franzen to Be Traded?

    Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen is one of the most talented Red Wings, but it seems that he's leaving fans and observers wanting more from him...

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  17. 3 Signs the Tigers Pitching Staff Will Have a Better Year in 2013

    While the Detroit Tigers ' pitching staff was successful in 2012, the bullpen was average at best. Their ERA of 3.79 was only the 10th best in the American League out of 14 teams...

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  18. Detroit Pistons: 5 Players Who Could Be Traded by the Trade Deadline

    With the NBA trade deadline approaching on Thursday, Feb. 21 and the Detroit Pistons sitting 6.5 games behind the final playoff spot, they should be sellers and focus on the future...

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  19. Why No Other NFL Team Will Give Titus Young Another Chance

    According to NFL.com , Rob Parker (formerly of ESPN) reported that wide receiver Titus Young is expected to be released by the St. Louis Rams just days after he was claimed off waivers from the Detroit Lions ...

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  20. Why the Detroit Pistons Should Not Pursue Josh Smith

    According to Steve Kyler at Hoopsworld , the Detroit Pistons are interested in Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith this upcoming offseason. I strongly believe that signing him would be a mistake...

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  21. Detroit Tigers: Why Doug Fister Is More Valuable Than Max Scherzer

    While Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer may get more accolades for his strikeouts and his strong 2012 season, Doug Fister is more crucial to the Tigers' future...

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  22. Detroit Pistons Should Be Cautious with Their Cap Space

    One of the main benefits resulting from the Detroit Pistons trading for Jose Calderon's $10.5 million expiring contract on Jan. 30 is that they suddenly find themselves with an abundance of salary cap room...

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  23. Detroit Tigers: Does Justin Verlander's WBC Decision Signal a Future Deal?

    According to Danny Knobler from CBS Sports, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has decided not to pitch in the World Baseball Classic (WBC)...

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  24. Detroit Tigers: Joaquin Benoit Needs to Be Replaced as Setup Man in 2013

    Leading up to the 2013 season, I'm going to write player profiles about key members of the Detroit Tigers . This is the fourth installment, featuring setup man Joaquin Benoit. 2012 Season: 73 G, 71 IP , 5-3, 3...

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  25. Detroit Pistons Must Protect Center Andre Drummond After Back Injury

    The Detroit Pistons announced Friday that rookie center Andre Drummond is out for four to six weeks with a fracture in his vertebra, according to Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News ...

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