February 25, 2013 |
LAKELAND, Fla. - The spring games have begun, but Delmon Young has yet to take a real batting practice swing. Young has started to hit side tosses, or flips, in the batting cage, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Sunday. Young's hitting has mostly been limited to tee work while he recovers from November microfracture surgery on his right ankle. He has played long toss. He has not run. The 27-year-old outfielder is scheduled to visit a doctor in a week, Amaro said, with hopes of being cleared for more activity.
February 11, 2013 |
THE DETROIT Red Wings have put together their best streak of the lockout-shortened season, winning three straight in a span of 4 days that included the puck dropping twice in less than 24 hours. Detroit defeated the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, 3-2, on a goal by Jonathan Ericsson with 5 seconds left - less than a minute after the defending Stanley Cup champions had tied the game. "I knew it was going to be ugly," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "But I just wanted it to be an ugly win. " The Red Wings, coming off victories against Edmonton on Saturday afternoon and at St. Louis on Thursday night, went ahead 2-0 as Henrik Zetterberg set up goals by Pavel Datsyuk and Damien Brunner in the first period.
February 2, 2013
Henrik Zetterberg scored three goals, and his second assist of the game set up Pavel Datsyuk's tie-breaking goal in the third period to help the Detroit Red Wings beat St. Louis, 5-3, on Friday night in Detroit. Detroit's Jimmy Howard made 23 saves for his 114th victory, tying Dominik Hasek for seventh place on the team's career list. Elsewhere: Dan Ellis made 33 saves for his first shutout in more than two years and Eric Staal scored to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 1-0 victory over the visiting Ottawa Senators.
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)