FLASHBACK: Rod Allen chases Japanese pitcher after being hit by pitch

Anyone who is remotely familiar with Detroit Tigers baseball is well-aware of the work and/or history of Rod Allen. The former big leaguer and current Tigers color commentator played just parts of three seasons (31 games) in the majors between...
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WATCH: Lexi Thompson drives green on par-4 No. 1 during Solheim Cup

The Solheim Cup is off to a roaring start. With the stadium grandstands surrounding the first tee, the players are under intense pressure to hit a quality shot. Lexi Thompson got things started off right for Team USA with a huge opening...

OUCH! Cameraman takes ceremonial pitch to the cojones! [Video]

If you have ever been one to say that being a cameraman for a professional sporting event is a cake walk, you have sorely mistaken. Watch as this unlucky camera operator is minding his own business and just trying to...

WATCH: Ian Kinsler has some NSFW advice for home plate umpire after ejection

It's hard to find fewer who play the game of baseball with more passion and heart than Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler. The Tigers' recipient for the "Heart & Hustle" Award in 2017 is also no exception when it...

MUST SEE: Odell Beckham Jr. makes jaw dropping catch in practice

Odell Beckham Jr. may some issues in the locker room but he sure as hell has some amazing hands while out on the football field. Watch as the New York Giants receiver makes yet another amazing one-handed grab during...

WATCH: Lions rookie Kenny Golladay reels in second TD of first half

Lions rookie wide receiver Kenny Golladay is sure leaving a good impression for his teammates, coaches and fans in his first pro game. Already with one fine grab in the first half for a touchdown, Golladay doubled-down and add another...

MUST SEE: Detroit Lions rookie Kenny Golladay makes sick touchdown grab in first game

When the Detroit Lions selected wide receiver Kenny Golladay in the 3rd Round of the 2017 NFL Draft, many fans shook their head. Not necessarily because the Lions chose a receiver so high but because they had never heard...
NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

WATCH: Detroit Lions quarterbacks walk out to field for first time in new uniforms

This is not exactly a "breaking news" type of piece but it's pretty cool to see the Detroit Lions quarterbacks making their way to the field for the first time in their brand new uniforms. Watch as Matthew Stafford,...
MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

MUST SEE: Justin Upton’s walk-off home run set to Titanic music will make your...

Unfortunately, for the Detroit Tigers and their many fans around the world, this season has been a huge disappointment. Even after Saturday nights come from behind win against the Minnesota Twins, the Tigers are 10 games under .500 and...

WATCH: J.D. Martinez does hilarious “’90s Night” promo with Jake Lamb… and helium

Former Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez seems to be figuring things out in the desert. Since being acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks, he's hitting just 15 for 66 (.227 BA), but two-thirds of his hits have gone for extra...

WATCH: Rory McIlroy too long for driving range at PGA Championship

The PGA Championship is in full swing this weekend and Quail Hollow is a course set up for the big hitters. However, hitting it deep is one thing. Check out the video below as Rory McIlroy gives a new meaning to...

WATCH: Andre Drummond proves his worth, almost loses to “The Hangover” actor 1-on-1

Andre Drummond has been many things for the Detroit Pistons. He has been a bright spot and a sore spot for the Motor City, specifically with his effort and pure athletic ability. Videos like you see below can take...

WATCH: The very best of Lee Corso and his GameDay headgear selections

College football is back..... almost. And with another highly-anticipated season right around the corner, with it comes equally-anticipated weekly headgear selections from ESPN analyst Lee Corso. Hard to imagine that he will be making his 300th game pick via the...

Cleveland Browns release Brock Osweiler hype video that will make you laugh

As fans of the Detroit Lions, we certainly know what it is like to suffer along with our football team when they are complete garbage. *See 2008 0-and-16 season. If the Lions were to make a hype video for a...

WATCH: Inside look at how the bats used by Miguel Cabrera are made

Almost all baseball players have their apparel of choice when it comes to be comfortable. Choice of bats are no exception, as they can be made from all types of wood including ash, maple, hickory and even bamboo these...

WATCH: The funniest dugout antics in baseball

Baseball players learn to get along with each other and have fun really quick, from the starting of spring training in mid-February all the way through late September and the middle of October. It's important for everyone to be able...

HIGHLIGHTS: Last week in baseball featured plenty of “highway robbery” catches

Home runs often bring jubilant joy to both players and fans in baseball. They're one of if not the most exciting plays in the sport. However, arguably more exciting is when players get robbed of would-be home runs (or...

WATCH: Little League hitter hits majestic, major league homer

We're less than two weeks away from the start of the 2017 Little League World Series. The 16 best little league programs in the world will meet up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania come August 17. Peachtree City National LL from Georgia...

WATCH: Alex Avila blasts first home run in Cubs uniform

When general manager Al Avila announced he was bringing his son back to the Detroit Tigers prior to the start of the season, not many had an opinion one way or the other. After all, Alex Avila was simply...
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“Finding Darko” to air on ESPN this Sunday

He's known as one of the greatest (or worst) busts in NBA history. Now he's making his mark as a farmer back in his native Siberia, and ESPN will be airing a special piece reflecting on his disappointing basketball...

MUST SEE: Justin Upton blasts go-ahead grand slam vs. Orioles

As Friday night's game got further and further along, it looked like the Detroit Tigers may fall victim to an outstanding pitching performance by the Baltimore Orioles. But that's when Justin Upton did his thing. Watch as Upton hits a grand...

WATCH: Cubs and Diamondbacks partake in bullpen dance battle during rain delay

Rain delays can be troublesome during the baseball season. For the players, they can really lose their groove and get detached from the game. However, it's much easier to pass the time and stay occupied when opportunities present themselves. Take...

WATCH: Former Tigers closer Justin Wilson joins the dancing Cubs bullpen

When closer Justin Wilson was traded over from the Detroit Tigers to the Chicago Cubs, along with battery mate Alex Avila, there had to have been some sense of satisfaction, knowing that he's playing for a World Series contender...

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

‘ESPNU’ to become ‘ESPN 8: The Ocho’ for one day next week

Any fan of the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is well-aware of "ESPN 8: The Ocho" in the film. The obscure faux sports network televises the big-time dodgeball event that highlights the movie. Since that movie debuted in 2004, it's...
NFL: Oakland Raiders at Detroit Lions

TBT: Calvin Johnson torches Cowboys for 329 yards, silences Dez Bryant

On October 27, 2013, the Detroit Lions hosted the Dallas Cowboys at the friendly confines of Ford Field. Prior to the game, the outspoken Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant opened his mouth and let the crap spew out in regards...
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MUST SEE: Ex-Tiger Austin Jackson with the catch of the year

Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson endeared himself to fans when he made a spectacular catch to preserve Armando Galarraga's (near) perfect game on that fateful night in Detroit in 2010. Now, as a member of the Cleveland Indians, he's...

FLASHBACK: Ernie Harwell gives Hall of Fame speech in 1981

"That one is long gone!" "It's two for the price of one!" "Straight down Woodward." Those were just a few of the trademark phrases courtesy of the late great Ernie Harwell. A baseball broadcaster for 55 seasons, Harwell spent 42 of his seasons...

FLASHBACK: Al Kaline deliver Hall of Fame induction speech in Cooperstown

It's a special week in Major League Baseball, as three more all-time greats to play the sport will join a fraternity unlike any other. For any sports fan, not just exclusive to baseball, visiting the National Hall of Fame and...
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WATCH: Highlight reel of Dylan Larkin as a rookie

Many fans of the Detroit Red Wings wholeheartedly hope and believe that Dylan Larkin, who turns the highly-anticipated 21 years of age on Sunday, could be the next great player to don the winged wheel for years to come. The...

MUST SEE: Former Detroit Tiger hit in head by line drive

There is not a scarier play in sports than when a pitcher in baseball throws a pitch and then realizes the ball has been hit back directly at his head. Most of the time, they either get out of...

WATCH: Former WMU coach P.J. Fleck reads Mean Tweets

P.J. Fleck has plenty of fans in college football. He also has some folks who are not drinking the Kool-Aid he's selling. The man who transformed the football program at Western Michigan University and put the team in the national conversation...
NHL: New Jersey Devils at Detroit Red Wings

LOOK: Detroit Red Wings ‘Final Farewell’ to the Joe will bring tears to your...

As the 2016-2017 Detroit Red Wings season started to wind down, we knew we were not only witnessing the end to an amazing playoff streak but also the final Wings games that would ever be played at the Joe...

WATCH: Bruce Rondon plunks Mike Moustakas in blowout game, benches clear

Wednesday night capped off what was a dreadful series for the Detroit Tigers at home against division rival Kansas City. The Royals hung 16 on the scoreboard en route to a sweep and winning their eighth straight overall to keep...

FLASHBACK: Justin Verlander records first MLB strikeout [Video]

As the trade rumors continue to circulate regarding long-time Detroit Tigers ace, Justin Verlander, we thought it would be fun to take a stroll down memory lane to when J.V. was just a young pup. In fact, let's go all...

VIDEO: Tomas Tatar’s 25 goals from 2016-17

Despite what appeared to be a rocky process, the Detroit Red Wings and forward Tomas Tatar officially extended their relationship earlier this week. Tatar signed a four-year contract extension with an AAV of $5.3 million, avoiding a hearing before an...

MUST SEE: Fan creates hilarious video mocking Detroit Tigers embarrassing performance

If you happened to catch the 1st inning of Thursday night's game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals, you may have been a little confused as to whether you were watching a baseball game or a...
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VIDEO: Happy Birthday to Pavel Datsyuk!

He dazzled hockey fans everywhere in his 14 seasons as a member of the Detroit Red Wings with his unbelievable dekes, takeaways and overall hockey sense. He announced his retirement from the NHL in 2016 and is currently playing for SKA...

WATCH: Bat dog goes and retrieves baseball instead of bat

Hard to find something more fan-friendly in sports than a baseball team who has a dog as their bat boy. That is the case for the Trenton Thunder, Double-A minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees, who have...

WATCH: Top 10 plays of Barry Sanders career will leave you wanting more

In just 10 seasons with the Detroit Lions, the great Barry Sanders rushed for 15,269 yards and scored 109 touchdowns. Unfortunately for the Lions and their fans, Sanders decided to retire from football while he was still in the...

Korean baseball player charges mound; what he does next will amaze you

Some of the most (potentially) exciting plays in baseball are when a batter is hit by a pitch because there is always the slim chance he will charge the mound and the benches will clear. While surfing the web in...
NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Michigan State

WATCH: Tom Izzo acts on 5-second rule of eating after dropping popcorn

Basketball coaches know all about the 5-second rule in their sport. If they cannot inbound the ball within five seconds, it's a violation and the ball is turned over. One can certainly imagine that they are big enforcers of...

WATCH: Tennis star Kim Clijsters invites Wimbledon heckler to play in skirt

The latest chapter in the Wimbledon tennis tournament at the All England Club across the pond is drawing to a close, just a couple matches remain on Sunday. But the multi-week long event doesn't conclude without a bit of...

A Bad Lip Reading: Mayweather vs. McGregor will make you fall off your chair...

I know this is fictionalized, but, it basically matches what has happened in real life. Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather in a battle of bad lip reading. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o7KPoS0HGs&feature=youtu.be

“The Boys of Summer” 2017 Detroit Tigers 2nd Half Hype Video

Just over three months ago, we were getting pumped up for another Detroit Tigers baseball season. The hopes were that the Tigers would get things together after coming up just short in 2016 and would make a run at...

MUST SEE: All 56 regular season touchdowns from Matthew Stafford to Calvin Johnson

As Detroit Lions fans, we have not been able to see many winning seasons from our football team. That being said, we have been blessed to seem some great individual players along the way. Two of those players include Matthew...

MUST SEE: Skip Bayless debating Skip Bayless will make you fall off your chair

Sports reporters, especially the ones who have their own debate shows, don't ever contradict themselves right? Skip Bayless is right smack in the middle of that discussion. Well, a very well edited video is making it's rounds on the internet...

WATCH: Justin Upton makes outstanding catch at All-Star Game

On Tuesday night, the American League defeated the National League 2-1 in the 2017 MLB All-Star Game. The win marked the 5th consecutive time the A.L. took down the N.L. in the Midsummer Classic. The only Detroit Tigers player to...
NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions

Watch: Calvin Johnson takes Detroit Lions to ‘Pound Town’ in latest interview

It has not been a quiet separation period between the Detroit Lions and former superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Megatron recently revealed that he hid concussions from the team and recently took an interview to reveal his perceived mistreatment from...

This Detroit Lions 2017 Hype Video will give you chills

In 2016, the Detroit Lions did just enough to squeeze their way into the NFL Playoffs, only to be eliminated in the Wild Card Round by the Seattle Seahawks. Both the Lions and their fans hope last season was a...
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