November 16, 2012
Posting record loss of $15.9B WASHINGTON - The struggling U.S. Postal Service reported an annual loss Thursday of a record $15.9 billion and forecast more red ink in 2013. The losses for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30 were more than triple the $5.1 billion loss in the previous year. "It's critical that Congress do its part and pass comprehensive legislation before they adjourn this year to move the Postal Service further down the path toward financial health," said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, calling the situation "our own postal fiscal cliff.
November 16, 2012 |
MIGUEL CABRERA has a Most Valuable Player award to go with his Triple Crown. And Buster Posey has an MVP prize to put alongside his second World Series ring. The pair of batting champions won baseball's top individual honors Thursday by large margins. Cabrera, the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, won the AL MVP by receiving 22 of 28 first-place votes and 362 points from a panel of Baseball Writers' Association of America. The Detroit third baseman easily beat Angels rookie centerfielder Mike Trout, who had six firsts and 281 points.
November 9, 2012
OK, finally the long wait is over and we know the results of the vote. And it's a repeat. What? No, not the presidential election. This is for something really noteworthy: the NFL's dirtiest player. For the second straight year, in a poll of players by the Sporting News, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been voted the most likely to stomp an opponent (and maybe wreck his car.) Did Philly represent? Oooh yeeeaaahh - Eagles defensive end Jason Babin finished sixth (we was robbed)
November 2, 2012 |
THERE'S a particular genre of film and photography that has become associated with Detroit in recent years: Called "rubble porn" or "ruin porn," it dwells on aestheticized images of urban decay and hopelessness that have become glib visual signifiers, not just of Detroit but of post-industrial America. "Detropia" trafficks in its share of those images, most strikingly the ghostly and tattered facade of a once-splendid skyscraper, teetering precariously on a blighted skyline. But in the hands of filmmakers Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, "Detropia" largely sidesteps the cliches and facile false choices that have beset so many Detroit movies.
October 31, 2012 |
DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers said Tuesday that Jim Leyland would be back in 2013 with a one-year contract extension, two days after the Tigers were swept by San Francisco in the World Series. Leyland, 67, leads all active managers with 1,676 wins, a total that puts him 15th on the career list. Next season will be his 22d as a major-league manager and his eighth in Detroit. He has led the Tigers to the postseason three times and the World Series twice. The Tigers also exercised a $6 million option on shortstop Jhonny Peralta and a $3.5 million option on righthander Octavio Dotel.
October 28, 2012 |
DETROIT - Ryan Vogelsong escaped trouble three times and Gregor Blanco hit a go-ahead triple to lead San Francisco over the Tigers, 2-0, Saturday night and move the Giants into a three-games-to-none World Series lead. One win from their second title in three seasons, the Giants became the first team to pitch consecutive shutouts in the Series since Baltimore's staff ended 1966 with three straight against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Vogelsong became only the third pitcher to make four straight starts in a single postseason in which he allowed no more than one run, giving up five hits in 52/3 innings with four walks and three strikeouts.
October 26, 2012 |
DETROIT - Emanuel Steward, earnest yet easygoing, proved rough and tough wasn't the only way to win in boxing. With a twinkle in his eyes, a smile on his face and a soothing voice, Steward developed unique bonds in and out of the ring with a long line of champions that included Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya and Wladimir Klitschko. Steward, owner of the Kronk Gym in Detroit and an International Boxing Hall of Fame trainer, died Thursday. He was 68. His executive assistant, Victoria Kirton, said Steward died Thursday at a Chicago hospital.
October 25, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Pablo Sandoval became just the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game, connecting twice against Justin Verlander and once off Al Alburquerque to lead the San Francisco Giants over the Detroit Tigers, 8-3, in Wednesday night's opener. Sandoval hit a solo home run to right-center in the first; a two-run, opposite-field drive to left in the third; and another bases-empty shot into the center-field batter's eye in the fifth. He joined Babe Ruth (1926 and 1928)
October 24, 2012 |
DETROIT - Justin Verlander's introduction to postseason baseball six years ago left him dazzled and exhausted. Worn down toward the end of his rookie season, he made his playoff debut at Yankee Stadium. A couple of weeks later, he was on the mound for Game 1 of the World Series. "It was such a whirlwind, really, that entire season. I remember standing on the mound in old Yankee Stadium . . . and growing up as a kid you see all of the postseason games and all of the magic that had happened in that stadium, and it was kind of a surreal moment for me," the Detroit ace said.
October 22, 2012 |
DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers were in the middle of a workout for the World Series when comedian George Lopez showed up and began milling around near home plate. Almost instantly, Miguel Cabrera was beside him, laughing it up and looking as excited as he'd been all afternoon. "He likes to have fun," teammate Quintin Berry said. "He enjoys himself. He loves being here, and he likes the loose environment. I understand him having a lot of fun with George and stuff because that's the same kind of person he is. " Baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years seems to enjoy hitting and joking around in equal proportion.