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Founder of Detroit Sports Nation - Jeff Bilbrey manages the day to day operations of Detroit Sports Nation as well as all content delivery systems, ad networks and social platforms. Email him at detroitsportsnation@gmail.com

Rookie Kenny Golladay Ready to Impress Against Giants on Monday Night

The NFL is, by all accounts, a great league. Sure, there’s plenty of competition. But it is because of that heat that any outstanding performances are generally difficult to miss. It only takes one amazing moment for the NFL to make stars of previously...

Fireworks continue, Wilson admits to purposely hitting Frazier, Girardi calls out Ausmus and Miggy shares his thoughts

I have a feeling we are going to be hearing about today's game for a while. With the Tigers holding a 9-6 lead in the 8th inning, Wilson hit Todd Frazier with a fastball that brought the benches onto the field for the third time. During post game...

WATCH: Benches clear for the THIRD TIME in Tigers/Yankees

Well, this has been quite the game. First, we had Cabrera dropping bombs, then we had the apparent retaliation with McCann getting hit in the head, and for the third time, benches clear after Todd Frazier is beaned by Alex Wilson in the 8th inning. http://twitter.com/bostonsportsinf/status/900823874169962496 https://twitter.com/goodcleansports/status/900823544334102529

Announcing: BetPhoenix.ag Releases New Mayweather-McGregor Fight Prop Bets

San Jose, Costa Rica: Today, BetPhoenix.ag, a major online sportsbook, announced they have released new proposition bets on the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight. In line with the expectations this fight has created and the millions of dollars wagered on this event, BetPhoenix.ag is offering...

Hamstring injury could cost Jones chance of making Lions final roster

The Detroit Lions are trying to solidify their wide receiver roles before the start of the season and things just got more confusing as T.J Jones might end up being the odd man out after suffering a hamstring injury. If you want to bet...

Ian Kinsler has a lot to say about Angel Hernandez, none of it is good

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers
I learned something today. Ian Kinsler doesn't care about getting fined, especially when he knows he is right. During Pregame comments, Kinsler was quite vocal about his ejection last night. According to Kinsler, nothing has come down from the MLB just yet - but he...

Ricky Wagner not worried by T.J Lang’s absence in camp

TJ Lang
One of the two free agents hired by the Detroit Lions to help boost their right-hand offense, T.J Lang, has been missing in action for a while now. Lang is unable to participate in many of the team’s practice sessions due to a hip...

Detroit Lions bring back former tight end

The Detroit Lions have made another roster move, waiving TE Brandon Barnes and signing former Lions TE Tim Wright. From DetroitLions.com Wright returns to Detroit after spending the 2015 season with the club, where he was acquired via trade from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played...

Detroit Lions announce roster moves – Sign CB and WR

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that they’ve signed CB Tramain Jacobs and WR Dez Stewart and waived CB Des Lawrence and WR Ryan Spadola with injury designations. https://twitter.com/FOX2Sports/status/894998668486598656 After going undrafted out of Ohio Dominican, Dez Stewart has been a practice squad guy for multiple teams. After...

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan nab another 5-star prospect for 2019

The 2019 group is shaping up to be a good one already - Five star DE Christopher Hinton has committed to Michigan as of Saturday night, joining 5 star DE Louisville prospect Stephen Herron. Hinton is the No. 9-ranked player in the country and the No....

Videocast: Rain City Roar | Episode 2 – Detroit Lions Training Camp

https://www.facebook.com/detroitsportsnation/videos/1769404156420279/ Rain City Roar Talks about training camp. Please note, the show may contain strong language. More from Rain City Roar: Website: Rain City Roar Homepage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raincityroar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RainCityRoar Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rain-city-roar

Phillies Looking to the Future with Deadline Trades

The Philadelphia Phillies know they aren’t going to make the playoffs this season, so they decided to trade some players that can be useful to other teams for prospects that can help their future. If you want to bet on the Phillies, check out...

5 Things to Expect From the Lions in 2017

More Power Tim "The Toolman" Taylor would say that the defensive pass rush definitely needs 'More Power!' But with Ziggy Ansah potentially getting some real help over the top from a young, athletic Jarrod Davis (LB out of Florida), a shored up secondary in the...

Detroit Lions Rookies have a Chance to Make Big Contributions to the Team

Detroit Lions have a hefty task ahead of them as the team’s rookie class aims to lead the club to NFC contention. These players will now have to match or outdo the Atlanta Falcons and the Dallas Cowboys, who stood out as the two...

Michigan’s Top Individual Sports Stars

Anyone from Michigan knows that when it comes to producing supreme athletes, we’re right up there with the best. From Magic Johnson to Antonio Gates, some of the best team players have come from the Wolverine State. But what about those that play individual...

Can the Detroit Lions Make the 2017 NFL Playoffs?

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions
Fans are always wondering whether their team will make the playoffs. In the case of the Detroit Lions, there are a few reasons to believe they’ll do much better than they did last year. Of course, it’s up for argument. There are plenty of folks...

Three Players That Turned Heads At The OTAs

NFL football season is still far away. But, the Organized Team Activities gave Lions fans a taste of what they may expect from their team and specifically some of the players. Over/Under football lines from Detroit Lions games for regular season wins have them at...

COMPLETE Detroit Lions 2017 Schedule

Detroit Lions 2017 Schedule
The 2017 Detroit Lions Schedule has been released. The Lions look to have 2 Monday night games (Giants and Greenbay), a Sunday night game against Pittsburgh, a Saturday game IN Chicago mid-December and a faceoff against the Vikings on Thanksgiving day. Check out the schedule...

NFL Senior VP of Officiating Dean Blandino leaving for TV gig – Good Riddance

Bye Felicia
  According to a league memo obtained by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala, Senior VP of Officiating Dean Blandino is leaving his post at the NFL to pursue a gig on Network Television. As of right now, there has been no...

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6 degrees of Bob Quinn – Lions may target Patriots Free Agents

Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett (88) catches a pass against Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal (22) during the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
A familiarity of a player goes a long way in free agency. Similar to when any one of us look for a new job, knowing someone at the place you are applying for certainly goes a long way in helping to get the job....

DL Malik McDowell did not impress at combine – One team says ‘Worst interview we did’

NFL: Combine Malik McDowell
Yahoo Sports’ Eric Edholm is calling MSU DL Malik McDowell the "loser" of the Combine and reportedly many teams were left unimpressed by the lineman. https://twitter.com/MSU_Football/status/838505720010133506 One NFL team told Edholm of McDowell, “Worst interview we did.” Another reportedly said, “Awful interview. Awful.” Plagued by questions of his...

2011 Ricky Williams really wanted to play for the Lions

Ricky Williams YT screen shot
2011 was a pretty good year for the Lions. They made the playoffs for the first time in over 10 years, going 10-6 before getting popped by the Saints in the first round, however, it proved to be a bust of a year for...

Haloti Ngata plans to return in 2017 – Pun makers rejoice

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
Haloti Ngata, 33-year-old, 5 time pro bowl defensive tackle plans to play in the 2017 season according to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com. Breer tweeted that Ngata had informed the Lions of his intention over the last couple of weeks. Coming into this offseason, Lions brass...

Same Ol’ Detroit Lions: How The Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers Avoided Historic Futility

Sure – the Lions aren’t the Browns, who are the most famous train wreck in the NFL, but that’s hardly a comfort to fans of Detroit football, some of whom have lived and died without witnessing more than a single playoff win. Since 1957,...

NBA releases classic 2017 All-Star jerseys

2017 NBA All-Star Jersey
The NBA All-Star jerseys are always on point - This year, they went with a more... plain look. Let us know what you think in the comments! NBA goes with a classic look for the 2017 All-Star jerseys

67 year old Ric Flair deadlifts 400 lbs.

The "Nature Boy" Ric Flair still has it, and in this video shows "it" isn't going away anytime soon! At 67 years old, WWE legend Ric Flair says that he will never retire. https://twitter.com/RicFlairNatrBoy/status/816665422611283968   To be The Man, you gotta beat the man - WOOOOO!

DSN Round Table – Rochon/Drysdale – The Caldwell Debate

Dsn Roundtable
The DSN Round Table is a feature where DSN writers discuss current hot topic issues in a raw and unfiltered "Bar like" atmosphere - where during the heat of battle, anything may come out, and usually does.  THE COMBATANTS PAUL ROCHON DSN Writer Official Position: Caldwell is a failure...

Red Wings missing key pieces of the puzzle Green, Helm, Abdelkader, looking to shake up power-play

The Red Wings are missing some key pieces to the puzzle, and trying to nail down return dates is near to impossible. Abdelkader (knee) remains a minimum of one week away from being cleared for action, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/816406681701609473 -- Excerpt from Helene St James Contact...

WATCH: Derek Harper’s filthy dunk is something to see [Video]

Derek Harper, a 5-foot-11 guard for Clark Atlanta who can apparently fly, used a defender as a step ladder as he delivers a monstrous dunk. Harper also finished the night with 1000 career points at Clark Atlanta. https://twitter.com/HBCUGameday/status/816332073648713728 Someone should check on Tajai Johnson (#32 here) as well,...

Jabrill Peppers refutes claim that he is going Pro with Jimmy Sexton as agent

Forbes.com has published a story citing sources that claim Jabrill Peppers has signed with CAA as his agency and will be turning pro - The man himself has his objections to the article, calling it a "complete false report".  Only a few days ago...

Detroit Lions News: Matt Prater named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Matt Prater has been clutch for the Lions - and he is getting the recognition he deserves. Last Sunday in the Lions win over the New Orleans Saints, Prater was perfect for the second game in a row, hitting 5/5 Attempts, including a long of...

BREAKING: Detroit Lions sign RB Joique Bell

Allen Park, Mich. –The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed RB Joique Bell and CB Asa Jackson to the team’s 53-man active roster. The team also placed DE Armonty Bryant (knee) and CB Quandre Diggs (pectoral) on Reserve/Injured. In addition, TE Brandon...

Detroit Lions News: Brandon Pettigrew wants to get back to work

For the first time since tearing his left ACL last December in St. Louis, Lions Tight End Brandon Pettigrew has returned to the practice field. Pettigrew has been on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list since the beginning of training camp, and has...

Detroit Red Wings News: Tomas Jurco recalled, Bertuzzi and Smith placed on injured reserve

The Detroit Red Wings made a few roster moves today,  recalling 23-year-old right wing Tomas Jurco from the Grand Rapids Griffins and removed him from long-term injured reserve. They also placed left wing Tyler Bertuzzi and defenseman Brendan Smith on seven-day injured reserve. Brendan Smith...

Caldwell: Stafford ‘well on his way.’ to Hall of Fame

In a moment of praise during the Monday presser, Jim Caldwell talked about the potential of a Hall of Fame career from Matthew Stafford, contrasting him with Peyton Manning. “There are some times where it is a little bit chaotic, but I think if you...

Thanksgiving NFL Coverage Maps

NATIONAL BROADCASTS Thanksgiving Early: Minnesota @ Detroit (CBS) Thanksgiving Late: Washington @ Dallas (FOX) Thanksgiving Night: Pittsburgh @ Indianapolis (NBC) Sunday Night: Kansas City @ Denver (NBC) Monday Night: Green Bay @ Philadelphia (ESPN) CBS EARLY █ Anchorage AK  |  █ Fairbanks AK █ Honolulu HI █ Cincinnati @ Baltimore Ian Eagle,...

DeAndre Levy Expected to Return to Pro Bowl Form

Having missed most of 2015 due to his hip injury, DeAndre Levy has admittedly been a bit "rusty" this year, after making four tackles in his only played game of the season, which was a 1st Week win on the Indianapolis Colts. And while Levy's...

Mark Colbourne

  Like many Paralympians, Mark Colbourne’s story is a tale of impressive determination and dedication. After suffering an injury in a paragliding accident in May 2009, Colbourne came back from the incident strongly, winning Silver and Gold in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Mark Colbourne,...

VIDEO: The Zach LaVine dunk everyone is talking about

Zach Levine Dunk
Zach LaVine and teammates were messing around after practice - and this gem made it onto Andrew Wiggin's SnapChat. A 360.. FROM THE FREE THROW LINE. https://twitter.com/streethistory/status/801512232005861386   SOCIAL REACTIONS https://twitter.com/rnayshe/status/801600378793955329 https://twitter.com/BucketLife22/status/801600824862310400 https://twitter.com/ericguevremont/status/801562969779949573 https://twitter.com/Sports_Brawls/status/801527738037403649

Lions sign WR Corey Fuller to practice squad

Well that was quick. The Detroit Lions signed former wide receiver Corey Fuller to the Practice squad Wednesday night, just one day after he was released from the team. https://twitter.com/Lions/status/801168406862905344 The move to cut Fuller was made to make room for the signing of QB Jake Rudock, a...

FLASHBACK: Matthew Stafford carves up Eagles for 5 TDs on Thanksgiving

Matthew Stafford carves up the Eagles for 5 touchdowns
It's not even July yet but that does not mean we cannot flashback to Thanksgiving Day 2015 when Matthew Stafford absolutely lit up the Eagles. Stafford threw for 337 yards and five touchdowns as the Detroit Lions torched the Eagles 45-14 at Ford Field. As soon...

MUST SEE: Kyle Quincey forgets what side of the ice he is on – Scores an amazing goal… on his own team

Kyle Quincey scores on his own goal
    Oh, Kyle Quincey. If this were on the right side of the ice, it would be a beauty - Brent Burns tosses a puck towards the middle, Quincey kicks the puck to his stick and buried it into the net. His own net.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVkDBNgs59c SOCIAL REACTIONS https://twitter.com/NHLDaily365/status/800947898812768260 https://twitter.com/MBarnettDSC17/status/800948580215377920 https://twitter.com/RichersGhost/status/801078140277690368  

Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians hospitalized for chest pains

Bruce Arians
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians hospitalized due to chest pains following Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday morning. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/800742090225295360 According to the Cardinals, the issue isn't believed to be serious and tests so far have been "come back favorably." The team...

Detroit Tigers Trade Rumors: Social Round Up

There is a lot of buzz out there tonight about potential trade targets on our beloved Detroit Tigers, and some names being tossed around may not make fans too happy. Let's take a look at what people are saying on social media and around the...

NFL Coverage Maps for 10/30/16

All listings are unofficial and subject to change. Check back often for updates.NATIONAL BROADCASTS Thursday Night: Jacksonville @ Tennessee (NFLN) Sunday Morning: Washington vs Cincinnati in London (FOX; Kenny Albert, John Lynch) Sunday Night: Philadelphia @ Dallas (NBC) Monday Night: Minnesota @ Chicago (ESPN) CBS...

Round up: Persistence and heart lead to a Lions win over LA Rams

https://twitter.com/detnews_sports/status/787807562511024128 Detroit — It’s a mentality that fits the team, fits the quarterback, fits the situation. Their defense riddled, their offensive line shuffled, the Lions really have no choice — just let it loose. That means gambling and gritting, right to the final minute. If it...

Dantonio on Michigan State’s skid: ‘Outcoached, outtoughed, outplayed’ – Freep.com

Read the whole article here: Source: Dantonio on Michigan State’s skid: ‘Outcoached, outtoughed, outplayed’   EAST LANSING – Mark Dantonio uttered six seldom-used words to highlight the biggest problems in Michigan State’s fourth straight loss. “Plan, structure, execution.” “Outcoached, outtoughed, outplayed.” MSU’s 10th-year coach tonight recapped his reeling Spartans’ 54-40 loss to...

Detroit Lions Game Preview: Week 6 vs. Los Angeles Rams

Rams vs. Lions (Week 6 Preview)video
Los Angeles (3-2) at Lions (2-3) Kickoff: 1 p.m. Sunday, Ford Field. TV/radio: Fox (Channel 2 in Detroit), WJR-AM (760). Line: Lions by 3. Injury Report Detroit Lions POS. NAME INJURY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY STATUS TE Eric Ebron ankle/knee NP NP NP Out LB DeAndre Levy knee/quad NP NP NP Out DT Haloti Ngata shoulder NP NP NP Out RB Theo Riddick ankle NP NP NP Out DE Ezekiel Ansah ankle LP LP LP Questionable WR Anquan Boldin ankle NP LP FP Questionable S Don Carey ribs LP LP FP Questionable DT A'Shawn Robinson shoulder LP LP LP Questionable G Laken Tomlinson neck NP LP LP Questionable G Larry Warford hip LP NP NP Out RB Dwayne Washington ankle NP NP LP Out Los Angeles Rams POS. NAME INJURY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY STATUS CB Trumaine Johnson ankle NP NP NP Out DT Michael Brockers hip NP NP LP Questionable DE William Hayes ankle NP NP LP Questionable WR Brian Quick ankle not listed not listed LP Questionable DE Robert Quinn shoulder NP NP LP Questionable G Cody Wichmann ankle NP NP LP Questionable *The...

Lions’ NFL Week 6 Odds and Predictions

It’s going to be one of the biggest games of the year for the Lions, a matchup with the Los Angeles Rams to keep up and keep pace in the NFC North. The Packers are starting to take off while the Vikings are well...

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