January 8, 2013 |
FOR ONLY the second time since 1986, the Detroit Red Wings will have a new captain, when the NHL returns to action. ESPN, citing an NHL source, reported that forward Henrik Zetterberg is expected to be named the next captain of the Red Wings, replacing the retired Nicklas Lidstrom. Lidstrom wore the "C" since 2006, becoming the first European captain to win the Stanley Cup. Before him, Steve Yzerman had a long run as captain beginning with the 1986-87 season. Zetterberg, in his 10th season with the Red Wings, was an alternate captain during Lidstrom's captaincy.
December 29, 2012
Friday's men's basketball game between Temple and Detroit, part of the Gotham Classic at the Liacouras Center, was postponed because of bad weather. The game will be rescheduled. Conditions in the Midwest combined with wind conditions in Philadelphia prevented Detroit from being able to safely travel to Philadelphia for the game, according to Rick Giles, president of the Gazelle Group, which runs the event.
November 24, 2012
After the toothless Lions' 34-31 loss in overtime to Houston on Thursday - in part because of the officials' devotion to a lame rule - the NFL bosses decided to do something about it. NFL director of football operations Ray Anderson said Friday that the rule will be immediately reexamined. What's more, change could come this year, which is unusual because the NFL traditionally resists doing anything during the season. The controversy began in the third quarter when the Texans' Justin Forsett scored on an 81-yard run that video clearly showed was not a touchdown because the running back was down long before he crossed the goal line.
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.