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    • 12:22 PM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Cedar Point backs off plans to rename a rollercoaster after LeBron James

    Cedar Point officials and James decided a partnership announced Tuesday will have greater impact than renaming a ride.

    • 11:05 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Pistons' Andre Drummond, Team USA celebrate World Cup championship

    With golden confetti raining on their heads and 'Party in the U.S.A' ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything.

    • 2:35 PM, Sep. 13, 2014
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    Hawks apologize for racially-charged comments

    The Atlanta Hawks have released an open letter of apology to the team, fans and city of Atlanta, saying the organization 'did not do the right thing' to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos.

    • 6:23 PM, Sep. 11, 2014
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    USA reaches world basketball final; Pistons' Andre Drummond scoreless

    James Harden and the U.S. sprinted into the championship game of the Basketball World Cup, riding a huge third quarter to a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday.

    • 7:41 PM, Sep. 10, 2014
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    Former Piston Charlie Villanueva signs with Mavericks

    Villanueva averaged 4.6 points and 1.8 rebounds last season, the final one of a five-year, $37 million contract with the Pistons.

    • 10:53 PM, Sep. 10, 2014
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    Dominique Wilkins reportedly interested in buying Hawks

    Gossip website TMZ.com cited multiple NBA sources saying that Wilkins was 'extremely interested' in partnering with a prominent businessman to buy the Hawks. Wilkins, 54, has been a Hawks vice president since 2004 and serves as the team's TV analyst.

    • 6:26 PM, Sep. 9, 2014
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    Pistons' Greg Monroe suspended two games, 'deeply regrets' driving while impaired

    Under terms of his probation, Monroe completed 25 hours of community service and spent one day in a group alcohol program, with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

    • 10:06 PM, Sep. 9, 2014
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    Report: Ex-Piston Chauncey Billups will retire

    The Pistons declined to pick up the final year of Billups $2.5 million contract after the 2013-14 season. Billups, who returned to play for the Pistons on a two-year deal last season, averaged 3.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

    • 4:54 AM, Sep. 10, 2014
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    U.S. dismantles Slovenia to reach the World Cup semifinals

    Klay Thompson scored 20 points and Harden had 12 of his 14 in the third quarter, helping the U.S. turn a close game into a 119-76 rout of Slovenia on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

    • 1:05 PM, Sep. 9, 2014
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    Hawks discipline GM Danny Ferry for racist comments

    Atlanta media outlets obtained a letter Monday night from Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. which cites Ferry telling the ownership group that Deng 'has a little African in him.'

    • 1:20 PM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson to sell following 'inappropriate' email

    Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, in part due to an inflammatory email he said he wrote in an attempt 'to bridge Atlanta's racial sports divide.'

    • 9:04 PM, Sep. 6, 2014
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    Stephen Curry's 20 leads U.S. into World Cup quarterfinals

    Curry made six 3-pointers Saturday, leading the U.S. national team into the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup with an 86-63 victory over Mexico. Pistons center Andre Drummond had two points and two rebounds.

    • 7:38 PM, Sep. 5, 2014
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    Source: Greg Monroe signs 1-year qualifying offer with Pistons, will become free agent in 2015

    Monroe, a restricted free agent, will be paid $5.5 million this season after not being able to agree to terms with the Pistons on a long-term contract. He'll be an unrestricted free agent come next July, free to sign with any team.

    • 6:17 PM, Sep. 3, 2014
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    U.S. rolls past Dominican Republic; Pistons' Andre Drummond chips in four

    Kenneth Faried kept up his sharp shooting with 16 points and the U.S. national team rolled to a 4-0 start with a 106-71 victory over the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night.

    • 5:14 PM, Sep. 2, 2014
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    Americans rout New Zealand; Pistons' Andre Drummond has 1 point, 2 rebounds

    American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge.

    • 12:15 AM, Sep. 1, 2014
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    Down at half, U.S. beats Turkey in basketball worlds

    Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on ...

    • 7:38 PM, Aug. 30, 2014
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    United States crushes Finland in World Cup; Andre Drummond scores 9

    The Americans held the Finns without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of their title with a 114-55 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup.

    • 7:38 AM, Aug. 29, 2014
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    Shelly Sterling talks about husband, Clippers sale

    Los Angeles When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner ...

    • 7:08 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
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    Clippers' Doc Rivers gets five-year extension reportedly worth $10 million a year

    In Steve Ballmer's first big move since taking over as the new owner, he gave Rivers a contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

    • 11:03 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
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    Wednesday's NBA roundup: Ex-Michigan State star Shannon Brown signs with Heat

    Brown appeared in 29 games last season with New York and San Antonio. He has appeared in 403 games for seven different clubs, and was briefly with Washington ...

    • 8:01 AM, Aug. 23, 2014
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    Pistons' Andre Drummond makes Team USA roster for World Cup

    The Pistons' Andre Drummond was one of 12 players selected Friday night to play for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup.

    • 10:03 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    Kevin Love trade to Cavaliers is official today

    The blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland will be completed today, making the Cavaliers an instant favorite in ...

    • 2:02 AM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    AP source: Wolves get Thaddeus Young as part of Kevin Love trade

    A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as part ...

    • 5:02 AM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Pistons' Andre Drummond scores 12 as U.S. routs Dominican Republic in exhibition

    With Rose sitting out, Kyrie Irving started and made all five shots, scoring 12 points as the U.S. national basketball team beat the Dominican Republic 105-62 ...

    • 4:27 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
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    Pistons announce signings of Cartier Martin, Aaron Gray

    The Detroit Pistons made it official Monday, announcing the signings of free-agent forward Cartier Martin and center Aaron Gray. Contract terms were not ...

    • 12:18 AM, Aug. 19, 2014
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    Steve Ballmer fires up crowd in first rally as Clippers owner

    Steve Ballmer has introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team. The former Microsoft CEO made his ...

    • 12:59 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
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    Kings sign first NBA player of Indian descent

    Sim Bhullar became the first player of Indian descent to sign a contract with an NBA team Friday, inking a deal to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp.

    • 10:15 AM, Aug. 15, 2014
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    Teens who walked into Ray Allen's home questioned

    Police say seven teenagers wanted to see how a professional basketball player lives, so they walked through an unlocked door at the home of former Miami Heat ...

    • 1:00 AM, Aug. 15, 2014
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    Thursday's NBA roundup: DeMarcus Cousins added to Team USA injury list

    Kings center DeMarcus Cousins hurt his right knee when he got tangled with Anthony Davis after both big men hit the floor going after a loose ball during a ...

    • 7:25 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
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    Pistons' home opener is Nov. 1 against Nets; complete schedule here

    The Pistons' schedule includes two visits to The Palace by LeBron James and the Cavaliers -- Jan. 27 and Feb. 24.

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Pistons' salary cap corner

Numbers to know

  • 2013-14 salary cap: $58.5 million (2012-13 cap was $58.044 million).
  • Current Piston salaries for 2013-14 season: $35,045,558.
  • Approximate salary cap space for 2013-14 season: $22,998,442 (not including slotted salary for 2013 first-round draft pick).

Players under contract for 2013-14

  • PF Charlie Villanueva: $8,580,000
  • SG/PG Rodney Stuckey: $8,500,000 (not fully guaranteed)
  • PF/SF Jonas Jerebko: $4,500,000 PF/C
  • Greg Monroe: $4,086,454 PG/SG
  • Brandon Knight: $2,793,960 C
  • Andre Drummond: $2,462,400 C
  • Slava Kravtsov: $1,500,000 (not fully guaranteed)
  • SF/SG Kyle Singler: $1,045,000
  • SF Khris Middleton: $788,872 SG
  • Kim English: $788,872 (not fully guaranteed)

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BASEBALL

  • 7 Triple A finals, Pawtucket vs. Omaha, NBCSN
  • 8 Detroit at Minnesota, FSD/97.1
  • 8 Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, WGN
  • 8 Milwaukee at St. Louis, ESPN
  • 10 Seattle at L.A. Angels, MLB

SOCCER

  • 2:30 UEFA, Basel at Real Madrid, FSD
  • 2:30 UEFA, Arsenal at Dortmund, FS1
  • 10 CONCACAF, Olimpia at Portland, FS1

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