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  1. Brendan Smith of the Red Wings and Reilly Smith of the Bruins fought through several playoff series as kids, but never to a definitive conclusion. (David Guralnick / Detroit News)

    John Niyo

    Smith brothers take family feud out of the basement for Red Wings-Bruins series

    In the basement of their family's home in Mimico, Ont., Brendan and Reilly Smith staged some epic Stanley Cup Playoff series as kids, with the help of their older brother, Rory.

  1. Former Tigers struggling in new locales

    Jhonny Peralta is hitting .150 with the Cardinals, Avisail Garcia of the White Sox is out for the season with a torn left labrum and Prince Fielder of the Rangers is hitting .185 and got his first home run Tuesday. (Getty Images)Not all 10 went looking for greener grass some got traded, others became free agents and weren't brought back. But none is doing anything that would have improved the Tigers 6-4 record.

  2. Free-agency questions loom for Tigers

    Victor Martinez, who turns 36 in December, has not lost his switch-hitting skills. He can also play first base and catch. (Robin Buckson / Detroit News) Consider the Tigers and a handful of luminaries who will reach free agency either this autumn or 18 months from now: Victor Martinez, Austin Jackson, Rick Porcello and Alex Avila, even if fans at the moment are not inclined to think of Avila and his batting woes as a matter for renewal.

  3. Lions looking for 'high motor' guys, closers in draft

    While team officials have given few details of what characteristics they're looking for in this year's class, White said the team is looking for closers.

  4. Michigan's Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III declare: 'We're ready for NBA'

    Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas says he plans to get his degree from Michigan, but declared for the NBA draft. (Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News)For Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III, basketball has built a path to 'The American Dream.' And after two successful years at Michigan, the sophomores moved a step closer to that dream Tuesday when they announced they would forgo their final two seasons and make themselves eligible for the NBA draft.

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Sports on TV

Where to watch the big game in Metro Detroit


  • 12:30 Pittsburgh at Cincinnati or St. Louis at Milwaukee (at 1), MLB
  • 7 Cleveland at Detroit, FSD+/1270
  • 7 Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, WGN, MLB


  • 4 Green Bay at Wisconsin (DH), BTN
  • 7 Long Beach State at Fullerton State, ESPNU


  • 6:30 LPGA LOTTE Ch., GC


  • 8 Dallas at Memphis, ESPN
  • 8 Detroit at Oklahoma City, FSD/97.1
  • 10:30 L.A. Clippers at Portland, ESPN


  • 7 Montreal at Tampa Bay, CNBC, CBC
  • 7:30 Columbus at Pittsburgh (joined in progress after Montreal-Tampa Bay), NBCSN, CBC
  • 10 Dallas at Anaheim, NBCSN


  • 2:45 Premier, Sunderland at Manchester City, NBCSN
  • 3:25 Copa del Rey final, Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, ESPN


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