Shareta Brown smiles a lot when she plays basketball for Wayne State's women's team. She smiles when she bulls inside for tough baskets.
Drummond is playful, youthful, and impressionable and he hates losing. The smile has been replaced by a sullen look because the Pistons are so bad.
There is confusing Clarkston that makes head coach Dan Fife want to shake an angry fist into the air. And there is good Clarkston, a team that believes it can win a Class A state title when all cylinders are clicking.
One of the mistakes Pistons president Joe Dumars made was not bringing back at least one of his Bad Boys teammates as a head coach, assistant coach, or even as a consultant.
Red Wings great Nicklas Lidstrom stood in a back hallway and was greeted with smiles and handshakes. He didn't turn down a photo request. He made small talk with everyone walking by.
Laffey was at it again Monday night, trying to hold off hard-charging Warren Cousino (14-6), a new and brewing east side rival. This time she felt bitter defeat as Warren Regina (10-11) lost a 10-point fourth quarter lead and lost to Cousino, 49-44, in the opening round of the Class A districts.
One guy that disagrees is Bynum. That is why you see him diving for loose balls and driving the lane for game-clinching hard charging layups. It is why you often see him finishing up in place of starter Brandon Jennings the last two games.
There are no excuses, even injuries, which seems to be the card Michigan State plays after every mishap. Although coach Tom Izzo played a point guard that did not shoot (Keith Appling), a shooting guard that cannot shoot (Gary Harris) and a big man in foul trouble (Adreian Payne), injuries were not the primary cause for this stinker.
A large media contingent converged on the Pistons practice facility Monday to dig into why coach Maurice Cheeks was fired Sunday morning by the Pistons after just 50 games.
Gores saw in Maurice Cheeks what the rest of Pistons Nation saw: Despite a modest two-game winning streak, there would be more problems this season — more public disputes between coach and players, more slumps and bouts of selfish play.
Some fans might think the Pistons pulled the trigger too soon on coach Maurice Cheeks. But the bottom line is that it was the right move. Even though the Pistons showed signs of life recently, Cheeks was not the long-term solution.
We have an annual debate around town that has grown old and tired. Should the Pistons pick up the pace and try to make the playoffs? Or is it better for the franchise to sink among the bottom feeders to keep their pick in one of the deepest drafts in a decade?
Tom Izzo stood off to the side of a podium pointing to the back of his hand while trying to explain another injury to his Michigan State basketball team.
There was something wrong with Glenn Robinson III's shot. It felt awkward. He wasn't getting on top of the ball. The follow through looked rough and the ball flat-lined more than it arced. So he called his high school coach Dave Milausnic and they talked basketball.
Drummond is an up-and-coming player, but he does not deserve to be in the 2014 NBA All-Star game. His time will come. His time is not now.
I knew something was wrong when a bunch of eyes turned my way as I walked into Oakland Yards a few weeks ago with my daughter Celine.
Slowly but surely the Red Wings are putting their trust in the young guns. Maybe the rash of injuries has been a blessing. It forced the Wings to abandon their ...
It was a happier time, when anywhere from 30,000-40,000 people marched into work in the plants near Thunderbird Lanes, which he now owns.
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