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  1. Lions show progress with cuts, but Jim Caldwell remains key to success

    Caldwell and his staff are the wild cards. I have to believe he was holding more things back than previous coach Jim Schwartz did in the exhibition season. We won't know what Caldwell is all about until kickoff during that Monday Night Football spectacular against the New York Giants.

  2. Kellen Moore has shown he should be Lions' backup quarterback

    The Lions brought Orlovsky back to be Matthew Stafford's backup this season. Yet, after camp and four exhibitions, Kellen Moore is the one who should enter this season as the backup, not Orlovsky.

  3. Devin Gardner won't last as Michigan's starting QB if turnovers don't stop

    There could be another Michigan stunner, but it won't happen Saturday. Do not be surprised if starting quarterback Devin Gardner finishes the season on the bench even if he remains healthy if turnovers remain a problem.

    • 7:12 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
    • SPORTS
    • GOLF

    Shasta Averyhardt's charity is above par

    No one had to beg Averyhardt to attend the Turning Point Invitational on Monday at the Country Club of Detroit. And she didn't come to the event kicking and screaming.

  4. It is now or never as a Lion for Nick Fairley

    Ndamukong Suh gave us a pretty good scouting report on fellow defensive tackle Nick Fairley. He is not blowing smoke when he says Fairley has more moves than the Pro Bowl superstar.

  5. Tony Harrison, Anthony Barnes eager to show boxing not dead in Detroit

    The world must wait to see the wonderful skills of Detroit boxer Tony Harrison. He was scheduled to make his national television debut on ESPN's 'Friday Night Boxing,' this week, but an injury required him to have his jaw wired shut

  6. Tigers fans have had their fill of Sloppy Joe

    What closer Joe Nathan does not understand is the fans want a World Series championship, and they've been chasing it longer in this town than he has.

  7. Pudge Rodriguez was cornerstone of current Tigers' success

    Rodriguez started the surge when he signed a five-year, $40 million contract in 2004, right after winning a World Series with the Marlins.

  8. Tiger Stadium fades further into history as Comerica Park builds memories

    In the 15 years since the opening of Comerica Park, there seems to be a softening. The place gets rave reviews from locals, especially young people, and people from around the country.

  9. Just like his idol, Tigers' Torii Hunter knows he's a role model

    Torii Hunter knows that somewhere, a young African-American boy is watching his every move on and off the baseball field. He knows because hewas that young kid. glued in front of the television watching Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson.

  10. U.S. soccer has bright future, if growing fan base any indication

    The rally failed Tuesday, and the Americans lost 2-1 in extra time. The days for U.S. soccer, however, are brighter after its showing at the World Cup advancing out of the 'Group of Death' and into the Round of 16.

  11. Another victory for U.S. in World Cup would really seal the deal

    If you are the United States soccer team and you care about the growth of the sport in this country, celebrating Wednesday's 1-0 loss is fine. But the goal is to see more of what played out at Campus Martias on Thursday.

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I was born in Detroit and graduated from Cass Tech and Central Michigan. Before coming to The Detroit News I worked at the Grand Rapids Press and Detroit Free Press. I also co-host an afternoon sports talk radio show on WXYT 1270.

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