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  1. Lions close down negotiations with Ndamukong Suh until after season

    The Lions have tabled contract negotiations with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the 2014 season, but remain confident they can keep the two-time All-Pro in Detroit.

  2. Brother charged with murdering woman who was strangled, stabbed

    A 23-year-old Dearborn man accused of killing his sister in his home was arraigned today in the city's 19th District Court.

  3. Coast Guard to continue attempts to right grounded freighter on Lake St. Clair

    Crews are still working to right a 656-foot freight ship that ran aground in a shipping channel of Lake St. Clair over the weekend, the Coast Guard said.

  4. Witnesses testify about McBride, neighborhood on night of porch shooting

    The prosecution presented five witnesses today, which included a neighbor of Theodore Wafer, in its strategy to prove its case against the 55-year-old Dearborn Heights homeowner charged in the shooting death of 19-year-old Detroiter Renisha McBride.

    • 3:52 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford's aluminum-body 2015 F-150s to cost more than previous models

    Ford said today that base prices of its aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup will increase between $395-$3,615 over the current 2014 truck.

  5. Michigan's Devin Gardner: I'll make sure Brady Hoke isn't on hot seat

    It is the fourth season of the Brady Hoke coaching regime at Michigan, and already the words 'hot seat' have been attached to his name.

  6. 'Little brother' comment still irks Michigan State, Connor Cook says

    Even on a day when the emerging rivalry between Michigan State and Ohio State draws attention, the more storied rivalry battles are never far from mind.

  7. Amid scrutiny, Dave Brandon motivated by Michigan's 'unfinished business'

    Dave Brandon took over Michigan athletics during one of the most-tumultuous times in school history. More than four years later, the noise has abated a bit, but it never, ever stops.

  8. Accountability will be the Lions' mantra this season

    Insulating some players from criticism — something Schwartz and his staff were rightfully accused of doing, most notably with quarterback Matthew Stafford — is another. And when asked if those days are over, Raiola replied frankly Sunday, “Yeah, you could say that.

  9. Lions' Jim Caldwell era starts with a fast pace at practice

    Caldwell has talked a lot about the desire to run up-tempo practices so the Lions can play fast in games, and that style was on display on the first day of camp.

  10. 2013 financial report confirms Detroit's insolvency before bankruptcy filing

    — The city's 2013 annual financial report confirms the city was financially insolvent a few weeks before it filed the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, city officials said Monday.

  11. M-1 Rail construction begins 'new day' in Detroit

    Organizers of the M-1 Rail streetcar lauded the start of construction as a 'new day' for the city and region despite coming traffic delays and road closures for the next two years.

  12. Inconsistent hitting has cost Tigers since the All-Star break

    Consistent with a sometimes freaky 2014 season that has had its starry moments and stretches, as well as its tumbles, the Tigers tore into Angels ace Garrett Richards in last Thursday's opener of a four-game series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

    • 11:05 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • AUTOS

    Akerson: 'We all' misread problems in GM's recall crisis

    Former General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson says the automaker's recent ignition switch recall crisis shows that problems with GM's corporate culture were far more serious than executives realized.

  13. After playing at 320 last season, Nick Fairley's new weight of 305 OK by Lions

    Nick Fairley's weight in 2013 was problematic enough that Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said during the offseason the defensive tackle needed to ...

  14. Lions' Matthew Stafford embraces challenge of learning new offense

    It would have been natural for Stafford be resistant to a new offense, especially at first. There has been no pushback, no complaining. All Stafford did was ...

  15. Thousands remain without power day after hail, wind, rain storm across area

    The thunderstorms are gone but their results remain with an estimated 83,000 homes and businesses without power in Metro Detroit on Monday

  16. Orr temporarily withdraws proposal to transfer property for new bridge

    The city's emergency manager has temporarily withdrawn the proposed transfer of 301 city-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank for the New International ...

  17. Lions training camp position previews: Quarterbacks and special teams

    Matthew Stafford has one of the most talented arms in the NFL, but his decision-making and lazy footwork have prevented him from consistently playing to his ...

  18. Tigers should not pay any price in mission to win now

    Four years that any Tigers fan should know the significance of without hesitation are 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984. Those were the years Detroit celebrated a ...

  19. Minor thumb injury sends Lions linebacker Kyle Van Noy to sidelines

    For rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy, the first day of training camp ended almost as quickly as it started. Early during Monday afternoon's practice, Van Noy ...

  20. Spartans the 'hunted' but know sustained success can be elusive

    As coach Mark Dantonio continues to preach handling success to his team, he understands the nature of what he has built entering his eighth season at Michigan ...

  21. Tips sought in afternoon fatal shooting on Detroit's southwest side

    Police are asking for help in locating the person responsible for a fatal shooting July 17 on the city's southwest side.

  22. Video: Lions QB Matthew Stafford's latest commercials are ... just see for yourself

    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford's latest commercials are a nightmare. Well, at least one of them. That's the gist of Stafford's latest ads for satellite ...

  23. Detroit becomes cause célèbre as city moves toward recovery

    Madonna may have made the biggest splash in July, but in the year since the city filed for bankruptcy there’s been a surge of celebrity money and support ...

  24. Red Wings, forward Tomas Tatar agree to 3-year deal

    Forward Tomas Tatar and the Red Wings have agreed to a three-year deal worth $2.75 million annually.

  25. Roseville congregation plans to rebuild after 'devastating' church fire

    Roseville — Darrell Moore, the pastor of a Roseville church that burned down during Sunday's thunderstorms, said the loss is 'devastating.'

  26. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio: Spartans ready to handle success

    Here are excerpts from the news conference by Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio at Big Ten Media Days on Monday:

  27. Court rules Shelly Sterling is free to sell Clippers

    A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former ...

  28. Brady Hoke on Michigan freshman Jabrill Peppers: 'Let's see what he can do'

    Jabrill Peppers hasn't played a down yet at Michigan, but he was a hot topic at the Big Ten Media Days on Monday. In fact, the first question coach Brady Hoke ...

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