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Moe Ager and Delvon Roe See Bright NBA Futures for Adreian Payne and Gary Harris

June 24th, 2014
Michigan State hasn’t had a pair of first-rounders since 2006. However, that’ll probably change Thursday during the 2014 NBA draft in New York, as Adreian Payne and Gary Harris are expected to be taken sooner rather than later. As versatile as he is tall, Payne promises to bring an exemplary skill ...

Spartan Hoopla: Tom Izzo Still on Cleveland Cavaliers’ Wish List

June 7th, 2010
It seems the never-ending rumors involving Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo, and how he might leave East Lansing for the NBA, just won't die. On Monday, the News-Herald, a news source out of Northern Ohio, reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers reached out to Mr. March. The team offered him ...

Stevie, Why? Detroit’s Yzerman Bolts To Tampa Bay

May 25th, 2010
The Motor City just lost its beloved hero to another National Hockey League team. Is it a cause to rejoice for its former captain or reason for fans to feel betrayed? Steve Yzerman, one of Hockeytown's all-time greats, has left Detroit to aid the ailing Tampa Bay Lightning. Yzerman, who became a vital ...

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Sharks Bite Detroit, End Red Wings’ Cup Run in Game Five

May 8th, 2010
And so the season ends. With a 2-1 Game Five loss to San Jose in the Western Conference semifinals Saturday night, the Detroit Red Wings' run for Lord Stanley's Cup has come to an abrupt halt. "It was a good game," Red Wing coach Mike Babcock said in his post-game interview ...

NHL Playoffs: Red Wings Brad Stuart, Justin Abdelkader Can Spark Rally

May 3rd, 2010
Detroit Red Wings fans have had time to digest their team's second consecutive 4-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Amidst the gripes of "The Wings were robbed" and "the officiating was horrible," are undertones of "we're in trouble." And rightfully so. Forget the 5-on-3s that led to ...

NHL Playoffs: Put The “D” Back In Detroit, Red Wings Drop Game Two To Sharks

May 2nd, 2010
The Detroit Red Wings haven't been shorthanded 10 times in a Stanley Cup Playoff game since 1997. But they found themselves in a strangely unfamiliar predicament Sunday night. In their 4-3 Game Two loss to San Jose, they were in fact, shorthanded 10 times. And the Sharks capitalized twice—rather, Joe Pavelski capitalized twice.  The ...

NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers Win, But So Did Oklahoma City

April 30th, 2010
Kobe Bryant scored 32 points in the Lakers' 95-94 Game Six win over Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night, but it wasn't No. 24 that sealed the deal. It was Pau Gasol. With half a second left on the clock, Bryant missed what looked like a routine, dagger-delivering ...

2010 NHL Playoffs: Jimmy Howard Must Anchor Detroit Red Wings

April 29th, 2010
If the NHL postseason success is built around one thing, it's solid, consistent goaltending. Much like a pitcher in October, a net minder can dictate the flow of crucial games.  Well, it's not October, and Jimmy Howard doesn't pitch for the Detroit Tigers — he's the man between the pipes for the ...

2010 NHL Playoffs Bracket: Detroit Red Wings Cool Under Pressure

April 29th, 2010
Crossing three time zones to play an opponent can be taxing. Ask the Detroit Red Wings, they had to do it four times in their opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against Phoenix. Last Sunday's Game Six was supposed to be the closing act of the Coyotes-Red Wings saga. It wasn't. The Wings ...

Red Wings-Avalanche Brawls: 13th Anniversary, Forever in Our Minds

March 26th, 2010
Wednesday, Bloody Wednesday. March 26, 1997 is a day that will forever live in Hockeytown lore. Red Wing and Avalanche fans certainly remember the melee that ensued in the Joe (Joe Louis Arena) that spring evening just 13 years ago. "Fight Night" at the fabled rink wasn't a game; it was ...