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Zetterberg skates with Wings teammates for 30 minutes, aims for more

Detoit Free Press 'Good for him,' coach Mike Babcock said when asked about Zetterberg skating. 'I saw him at Nick Lidstrom's retirement March 6, and he couldn't walk. He hobbled his way out onto the ice. Now he's...
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Staff predictions: After long, tough series, Bruins likely to beat Wings

Detoit Free Press We've always heard how much easier it would be for the Detroit Red Wings in the playoffs if they were in the Eastern Conference. Well, here's a chance to prove that theory. The Red Wings, in their...
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Brennan Boesch called up by Angels

Detoit Free Press Boesch, who signed with the Angels in January as a free agent, began the season with Triple-A Salt Lake. He played in 23 games last year with New York Yankees after spending his first three big...
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Lions take Alabama's Clinton-Dix, Nebraska's Jean-Baptiste in Kiper's new mock draft

The Detroit News (- The Detroit News) — Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is the Lions' first-round pick (No. 10) in the latest mock draft, version 4.0, by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. Kiper projects the Lions selecting Nebraska cornerback...
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Tigers' lineup: Same as first game vs. Indians

Detoit Free Press Here is the Detroit Tigers' starting lineup for today's series finale against the visiting Cleveland Indians (1 p.m., FSD). Right-hander Danny Salazar is scheduled to start for the Tribe.
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Lions coach Jim Caldwell doesn't think players union 'has a place in college football'

The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein- The Detroit News) — Growing up as the son of a General Motors worker, Lions coach Jim Caldwell is a supporter of unions. However, when a student asked Caldwell's opinion on college athletes unionizing, the first-year...
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Wings notes: DeKeyser hoping to stay healthy in playoffs after 2013 disappointment

Detoit Free Press DeKeyser returned to playoff action last season, just not in the NHL. He helped the Grand Rapids Griffins win the Calder Cup in the American Hockey League. He played in six games for the Griffins...
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Drew Sharp: Yes, it's early -- but Tigers have some problems in lineup

Detoit Free Press A young season often hides blemishes. Concealment attracts contentment. If you can't see it, why worry about it? And you fool yourself into believing that a problem doesn't exist. That's why the...
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Extra points: Hockey pundits, celebrities chime in on Red Wings-Bruins series

Detoit Free Press The Stanley Cup playoff predictions are coming in, and the overwhelming consensus is the Red Wings will fall to the Boston Bruins in six or seven games.
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Ticker: ESPN analyst says Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer still big-game pitchers (barely)

Detoit Free Press Bowden says of Verlander: 'I could argue that over the last five years, he's been the game's best pitcher. ... When he's pitching like he did in 2012, there is nobody better.
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NL roundup: Johnny Cueto shuts out Pirates; Diamondbacks 1-11 at home

Detoit Free Press Johnny Cueto blanked the team that beat him in last season's playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run home run that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-0, Wednesday for their...
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AL roundup: Blankety-blank! Yankees sweep Cubs

Detoit Free Press Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs in a chilly day-night doubleheader Wednesday.
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NHL roundup: Penguins, Canadiens win playoff openers

Detoit Free Press Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the...
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Wings notes: DeKeyser refreshes to play 'tough team,' hoping to stay healthy in playoffs

Detoit Free Press DeKeyser returned to playoff action last season, just not in the NHL. He helped the Grand Rapids Griffins win the Calder Cup in the American Hockey League. He played in six games for the Griffins...
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Tigers ace Verlander faces Indians' strikeout star today

Detoit Free Press It's not often that Justin Verlander faces a pitcher who has more strikeouts for the season than he does. That will be the case today when Verlander opposes Cleveland's hard-throwing young...
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Cleveland 3, Detroit 2: Tigers can't come back after being strong-armed by RHP

Detoit Free Press As it turned out, after the Tigers' rallies fell short in the eighth and ninth innings, the best news of the day for the home team had come from manager Brad Ausmus in his pregame media session.
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Wings' Alfredsson, 41, sets example for younger teammates

Detoit Free Press Daniel Alfredsson has an enthusiasm that teammates have come to love, and rely upon. He's a leader for them, something of a playoff linchpin, and one of the reasons the Red Wings feel good about...
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Torii Hunter's failed bunt attempt shows Ausmus not afraid to take a chance

Detoit Free Press 'He was on board,' he said. 'He's done it before, it just didn't work out that one time. You're not always going to be successful when you're sacrifice bunting. Everybody thinks it's easy but when...
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Drew Sharp: Yes, it's early - but Tigers have some problems in lineup

Detoit Free Press A young season often hides blemishes. Concealment attracts contentment. If you can't see it, why worry about it? And you fool yourself into believing that a problem doesn't exist. That's why the...
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Bruins' Bergeron gets boost from Olympics

Detoit Free Press For Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, the 2014 Olympics were about more than winning a second gold medal with Canada. The Sochi Games were a confidence boost that he harnessed when he...
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Blog Articles

Dad charged with biting principal at Detroit school

Detoit Free Press A 34-year-old Detroit man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a reported attack on the principal of his child's school, Cooke Elementary.
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To have Hunter bunt or not? Tigers' Ausmus goes back and forth

Detoit Free Press Less than 12 hours after he had Torii Hunter make a rare and ill-fated sacrifice bunt attempt in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Cleveland, the Tigers manager still hadn't landed on a...
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Zetterberg skates with Wings teammates for 30 minutes, aims for more

Detoit Free Press 'Good for him,' coach Mike Babcock said when asked about Zetterberg skating. 'I saw him at Nick Lidstrom's retirement March 6, and he couldn't walk. He hobbled his way out onto the ice. Now he's...
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Judge: GM doesn't need to tell owners to stop driving recalled vehicles

Detoit Free Press A Texas judge has denied an order that would force owners to stop driving more than 2 million General Motors small cars under recall for defective ignition switches.
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Jennifer Gratz challenges black student to debate over U-M admissions

Detoit Free Press Jennifer Gratz, who sued the University of Michigan and helped lead a successful drive to get Michigan voters to ban the use of the affirmative action, in a news release Thursday issued the...
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Teen urinates in reservoir, ruins 38M gallons of water

Detoit Free Press Portland water officials are discarding 38 million gallons of drinking water after a 19-year-old was caught urinating into one of the city's reservoirs.
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Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine

Detoit Free Press Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city's Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee 'or else have their citizenship revoked,...
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U-M hires Dierdorf as radio analyst; Brandstatter shifts to play-by-play

Detoit Free Press The University of Michigan Athletic Department and IMG College, the university's multimedia rights partner, announced today (Thursday, April 17) that college and NFL Hall of Fame player and...
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Staff predictions: After long, tough series, Bruins likely to beat Wings

Detoit Free Press We've always heard how much easier it would be for the Detroit Red Wings in the playoffs if they were in the Eastern Conference. Well, here's a chance to prove that theory. The Red Wings, in their...
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West Michigan pastor used church money for vacations, investigators say

Detoit Free Press A West Michigan pastor is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his former church. Gary Petersen, former pastor of Wellspring Church, is facing embezzlement charges for allegedly using...
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Michigan boy, 12, faces sentencing in fatal shooting of guest

Detoit Free Press A 12-year-old boy has pleaded guilty in the accidental fatal shooting of an 11-year-old friend who was an overnight guest at his home in the Thumb.
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Ficano email suggests he'll run for re-election despite scandal

Detoit Free Press Ficano hasn't publicly announced his intentions but he sent an email this week to supporters labeled 'Re-elect Robert A. Ficano.' The message urged supporters to attend an invitation-only rally...
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Free Press takes 18 first-place awards at SPJ banquet

Detoit Free Press Detroit Free Press staff won top honors, including 18 first-place finishes, across a wide swath of categories at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Detroit banquet on Wednesday.
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Malaysia jet search: Underwater searches 'not easy ... but not impossible'

Detoit Free Press Communications equipment offers varying advantages and shortcomings when the mission is as difficult as finding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on the Indian Ocean floor.
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Brennan Boesch called up by Angels

Detoit Free Press Boesch, who signed with the Angels in January as a free agent, began the season with Triple-A Salt Lake. He played in 23 games last year with New York Yankees after spending his first three big...
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Vince Ellis: Bad chemistry was Pistons' downfall, but what was cause?

Detoit Free Press 'I just think ... certain players are here trying to give advice, and they weren't also doing what they were supposed to be doing � ' Jennings said. 'It's how you go about it. It's the way your...
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Unimpressed by the U-M spring game? The week before was 'kick-butt football,' Hoke says

Detoit Free Press On improved depth: 'No question. It's not just the quantity but the quality of the guys positionally. Offensive linewise, we had eight scholarship OL our first year, so that's been a transition....
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Macomb County studying feasibility of separate water-sewer system

Detoit Free Press Macomb County Public Works officials are spending $225,000 to evaluate the feasibility of separate water and sewer systems only for Macomb County.
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Gov. Snyder: Marquette County in state of emergency after extreme cold

Detoit Free Press Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency for Marquette County following widespread, severe damage to water and sewer lines caused by this winter's extreme cold.
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Macomb takes first step to putting SMART bus tax on August ballot

Detoit Free Press Macomb County commissioners today voted at committee level to put a millage hike for metro Detroit's suburban bus system on the August primary election ballot. A final approval comes at a full...
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