VIDEO: Brandon Jennings Nails Half-Courter in Detroit Pistons’ Preseason Win

Brandon Jennings hit just one of his four 3-point attempts on Tuesday night, in the Detroit Pistons’ 111-109 preseason OT win over the Chicago Bulls.

He made that one triple count.

As the halftime buzzer sounded, Jennings swished a 50-footer from the edge of The Palace’s midcourt logo.

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Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Ken Holland ‘Very Active’ Trying to Move Jakub Kindl

The Detroit Red Wings sent promising defenseman prospect Xavier Ouellet down to Grand Rapids on Tuesday, but he might be back up before Thursday night’s opener if GM Ken Holland can find a taker for Jakub Kindl.

The Wings are currently carrying seven defensemen: Niklas Kronwall, Brendan Smith, Jonathan Ericsson, Kyle Quincey, Danny DeKeyser, Brian Lashoff and Kindl. Ouellet might leapfrog from Grand Rapids into the top six if the Wings can find him a roster spot.

From Sportsnet’s Greg Brady:

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Detroit Tigers Free Agency: Odds on Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez, Others Staying in Detroit

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Will Victor Martinez be back in the cleanup spot for the Tigers next season? (Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports)

An extremely busy and important offseason awaits Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski, after his team was swept out of the ALDS by Baltimore.

Dombrowski has never been shy to pull the trigger on a big trade, nor has he hesitated to throw money at free agents. First up on the schedule for him, though, is figuring out how to proceed with the potential free agents he has in house.

There are seven Tigers set to hit free agency (not counting Joakim Soria or Alex Avila, both of whom have club options on their 2015 deals). How likely are those players to return to Detroit again next season?
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Red Wings Rumor: Stephen Weiss Potential Trade Chip for Wings?

The Detroit Red Wings have Stephen Weiss in a gray non-contact jersey at Monday’s practice potentially signalling that he is available ahead of Tuesday’s final roster cut day.

Weiss, signed to a five year $24.5-million dollar contract before last year played little with the Wings in his debut season. Hampered by a groin injury, Weiss ended up undergoing season-ending core muscle surgery around Thanksgiving and was never able to get back onto the ice. With a potential log-jam at the center spot for the Wings and the potential need to open up a roster spot, could Ken Holland be trying to move Weiss? Continue reading

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VIDEO: Controversial Incompletion Seals Michigan’s Latest Loss

The Michigan Wolverines appeared to have found a spark just in time Saturday night. After trailing 26-17, the Wolverines scored a TD on a Devin Gardner run and were driving for the potential go-ahead score late when an apparent first-down grab by Amara Darboh was ruled incomplete.

On the 3rd-and-8 from Rutgers’ 38, Gardner rolled right and fired to Darboh. The Michigan wide receiver got both feet down inbounds, then reached the ball forward past the first-down marker. Upon hitting the ground, though, he lost control of the football and that was enough for the pass to be ruled incomplete. Michigan then used a timeout to challenge the play, which was — rather surprisingly — confirmed.

Here’s the play. Judge for yourselves:
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From the Spartan Sideline, Cornhusker Edition: Nebraska vs. Michigan State Preview

Michigan-State-Spartans-Logo-jpgAfter two weeks in a row of overpowering nonconference cupcakes, the Michigan State Spartans step up their game and head into Big Ten play on an offensive and defensive roll.

That’s good news, considering they welcome the Nebraska Cornhuskers to East Lansing for a Saturday night test under the lights. Since a scare against McNeese State, the Huskers have been on a roll, winning games going away. They enter Spartan Stadium ranked 19th, and primed to be the biggest test Michigan State has faced since playing Oregon.

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The Detroit Sports Show: Previewing the Detroit Tigers and the ALDS

This week Max DeMara, Chris Burke and Andrew Tomlinson are back to preview the Detroit Tigers against the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS.

The group is also joined by Matthew Mowery from the Oakland Press who provides some additional insight into the series.

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TDSS Roundtable: Guessing the Detroit Tigers’ ALDS Rotation

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The Detroit Tigers open the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday. How will the starting rotation shape up? And will there be any surprises on the 25-man roster?

1. How should Detroit set its rotation for the ALDS?

Max DeMara: The Tigers should start with Max Scherzer, then go to David Price and finally have Justin Verlander. It should be locked in stone, because that’s the way the pitchers have been performing. Scherzer’s been best, then Price, then Verlander. It’s a solid group to have. Even though Rick Porcello has struggled lately, he almost has to get the final spot. Kyle Lobstein won’t be thrown into that position when Detroit has a capable 15 game winner to go with.

Andrew Tomlinson: The rotation has been a hot-button issue since the Tigers clinched Sunday, and the discussion mainly settled around whether or not Kyle Lobstein or Rick Porcello should occupy the fourth spot in the rotation. The first three spots are no-brainers with Scherzer, Price and Verlander going 1-2-3. The key part there is making sure Verlander pitches in the more forgiving Comerica Park.
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