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Detroit Pistons Release 2021-2022 Preseason Schedule

Detroit Pistons Release 2021-2022 Preseason Schedule

Photo: Joe Scarnici / Getty DETROIT, September 13, 2021 ~ The Detroit Pistons announced Friday the team’s four game 2021-22 preseason schedule, featuring two games at Little Caesars Arena. Detroit will host the San Antonio Spurs on October 6, and the Philadelphia 76ers on October 15. On the road, Detroit will face the Memphis Grizzlies…

Miguel Cabrera Hits 500th Home Run Against Blue Jays

Miguel Cabrera Hits 500th Home Run Against Blue Jays

Photo: Vaughn Ridley / Getty DETROIT, August 23, 2021 ~ Sunday, Miguel Cabrera became the 28th player to join the 500 home run club, when he sent the ball soaring over the scoreboard against the Blue Jays in Toronto. “It’s something special for my country, for my family, to be able to do this,” said…

Detroit Tigers Release 2022 Spring Training Schedule

Detroit Tigers Release 2022 Spring Training Schedule

Photo: Dave Reginek / Getty DETROIT, August 19, 2021 ~ Thursday, the Detroit Tigers announced the club’s Grapefruit League game schedule for 2022 Spring Training in Lakeland, Florida. Spring of 2022 will mark Detroit’s 86th season at TigerTown in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a Major League team and a current Spring Training host…

15-Year-Old Catholic Central Football Player Dies After Conditioning Practice

15-Year-Old Catholic Central Football Player Dies After Conditioning Practice

NOVI, August 11, 2021 ~ Saturday, 15-year-old Novi Detroit Catholic Central High School Football Player Stephen Sylvester died after collapsing during conditioning practice last Monday. The school’s website called for prayers for Stephen on its prayer request list late last week, stating that he was “experiencing a health challenge.” “We are incredibly saddened by the…

Detroit Tigers Release 2022 Season Schedule

Detroit Tigers Release 2022 Season Schedule

DETROIT, August 6, 2021 ~ The Detroit Tigers have released their 2022 schedule, featuring 81 games at Comerica Park. The Tigers will open the 2022 season on March 31 at Seattle, marking the first time Detroit has opened the season against an American League West team since 2000. Following the four games against the Mariners,…

Detroit Pistons Select Cade Cunningham With No. 1 Overall Pick

Detroit Pistons Select Cade Cunningham With No. 1 Overall Pick

Photo: Gregory Shamus / Getty DETROIT, July 29, 2021 ~ Thursday, the Detroit Pistons selected Cade Cunningham with the first overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, along with Isaiah Livers and Luka Garza in the second round. “This was a very exciting night for our franchise, our fans and the city,” said Detroit Pistons…

More Than Two Dozen Michiganders Qualify for Tokyo Olympics

More Than Two Dozen Michiganders Qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Photo: Gregory Shamus / Getty TOKYO, JAPAN, July 21, 2021 ~ Friday, the Opening Ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics will take place in Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium following a delay due to the pandemic.  While Olympians are usually competing in a stadium packed with fans, officials announced that there will be no fans allowed to spectate…

Tigers Conclude 2021 Draft With 21 Picks: 12 Pitchers

Tigers Conclude 2021 Draft With 21 Picks: 12 Pitchers

Photo: Steph Chambers / Getty DETROIT, July 13, 2021 ~ Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers finalized the 20-round 2021 MLB Draft with 21 total selections over three days. The 21 picks consist of: 11 right-handed pitchers, one left-handed pitcher, one shortstop, one first baseman, one third baseman, two catchers, and four outfielders. “I think we’ve had…

Cam Davis Wins Rocket Mortgage Classic

Cam Davis Wins Rocket Mortgage Classic

Photo:  Chris Lipford / WJR DETROIT, July 4, 2021 ~ In a tight horserace to the end, Australia’s Cam Davis pulled out the win Sunday at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, clinching his first ever PGA title. Victory came after five sudden death holes, with Chile’s Joaquin Niemann dropping after one, and American Troy Merritt persisting through five.…

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