April 12, 1989 |
Charles Barkley hates to stick a pin in the Cleveland Cavaliers' balloon. But the Sixers' outspoken all-star forward believes Detroit is the team to beat in the NBA's Eastern Conference. Pop. The Cavs, who have cruised to a 55-21 record and trail the Pistons by only 2 1/2 games in the rugged Central Division, have captured the imagination of long- suffering fans in Ohio. But they failed to leave a lasting impression on Barkley last night after struggling past the Sixers, 92-90, in front of a crowd of 19,309 at Richfield Coliseum.
March 23, 2007 |
Sergei Fedorov's goal in the third extra round of the shootout last night gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 win over host Detroit, Federov's former team. David Vyborny and Rick Nash also scored in the shootout for Columbus. Pavel Datsyuk and Dan Cleary netted Detroit's shootout goals. Datsyuk scored in regulation and Chris Osgood made 29 saves for Detroit, which had Todd Bertuzzi in the lineup for the first time since he was acquired from Florida at last month's trade deadline.
January 19, 1991 |
The Persian Gulf is 8,000 miles away, but Mayor Coleman Young is taking no chances. Young yesterday asked Michigan Gov. John Engler to activate the state's National Guard to protect bridges and tunnels between Detroit and nearby Canada from terrorist attack. The mayor also said he had ordered a special police task force set up to watch for terrorist attacks on Detroit's water treatment plant and city bus system. Detroit and its suburbs are home to almost a quarter-million Arab- Americans, but the mayor did not say that was why he feared terrorist attacks.
June 14, 1994 |
His team is on the verge of either the greatest debacle or the greatest triumph in its history, but New York Rangers coach Mike Keenan didn't get a lot of questions about that when he met with reporters on the eve of tonight's Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final series. Instead, Keenan was asked about his travel plans. Reports that Keenan was poised to leave the Rangers at their moment of triumph (or despair) to become general manager and coach in Detroit have been gathering steam for a week or so. Yesterday, Keenan gave the hockey equivalent of the "Checkers" speech, portraying himself as a victim of malicious rumors, perhaps even sabotage by another organization.
June 6, 2009 |
Call this one the Fickle Finals. Two games into the Stanley Cup championship series, all signs pointed to a Red Wings redux. They might be older and more worn down than the youthful and energized Pittsburgh Penguins, but experience, guile and winning history seemed more than enough to carry Detroit to a repeat. At least that's how it played out last year. The Red Wings won the first two games in Detroit, split the next two in Pittsburgh, then wrapped up their 11th championship in six games.
February 12, 2012 |
DETROIT - The Flyers tried to protect a special segment in the franchise's history Sunday night. But despite the first two-goal game of Brayden Schenn's young career, it didn't happen. The Detroit Red Wings tied an NHL record with their 20th consecutive home win, 4-3, at the reverberating Joe Louis Arena. They equaled the record shared by the 1975-76 Flyers and 1929-30 Boston Bruins. Johan Franzen snapped a 3-3 tie just 52 seconds into the third period, taking a touch pass from Nicklas Lidstrom in front and tapping it past Sergei Bobrovsky.
March 2, 2013 |
The fun continues for Temple - barely. Khalif Wyatt scored 12 of the Owls' final 14 points Thursday night as Temple defeated Detroit, 83-78, at the Liacouras Center. It was Temple's fourth straight win. The victory gave the Owls (20-8) their sixth straight 20-win season to tie a school record for the most consecutive 20-win seasons. Most significant, they beat another quality opponent in the Titans (19-11), which could go a long way in securing an NCAA tournament at-large bid. But it was far from a picture perfect victory for the Owls, who battled back from an 11-point first-half deficit.
April 27, 1992 |
The Detroit Pistons no longer are the reigning NBA heavyweight champions, but they still can deliver the occasional knockout punch. Veteran guard Isiah Thomas landed the telling blow yesterday. His 16-foot jumper with 7.6 seconds remaining gave the Pistons an 89-88 victory over the New York Knicks and evened their best-of-five, first-round playoff series at one game apiece. Game 3 is tomorrow at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich. "When you play a game like this," Thomas said, "it's never a game of skills - it's a game of wills.
February 26, 1996 |
It's looking more and more like the real winners in the battle over radio personality Paul W. Smith are going to be the lawyers. On Friday, Smith, popular morning host on talk station WWDB-FM (96.5), said he "absolutely, definitely" is going back home to Detroit in the next few months to take over perhaps the plum job in Detroit radio - morning host on top-rated news/talk titan WJR-AM. "This is my dream job," declared Smith, 42, a suburban Detroit native who has idolized the man he would replace, J.P. McCarthy, since he was a young boy. McCarthy died in August.