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  1. Left-handed reliever Ian Krol gave up a two-run homer to Michael Brantley while Alex Avila's slump at the plate continues. (Robin Buckson / Detroit News)

    Lynn Henning

    Good outweighs the bad for Tigers, but just barely

    They hit. They don't hit. They pitch great in some games. Their bullpen comes apart in others. They supposedly are a team built on speed and defense. But they make three errors against the Indians and nearly lose before chugging to a 7-5 victory.

  1. For Tomas Tatar, and Red Wings, patience pays off

    Detroit's Tomas Tatar and Boston's Johnny Boychuk battle for the puck in the first period on April 2. (David Guralnick / Detroit News) Tomas Tatar was here and then he was gone. And while he was there, he couldn't help but wonder. Not just what he was missing. But what the Red Wings were missing, too, with the feisty goal scorer exiled to Grand Rapids a month before the Stanley Cup Playoffs began last spring.

  2. Vincent Goodwill's Pistons report card

    The 2013-14 Pistons season is mercifully over, weeks before fans expected to see a postmortem on a team that started off with a lot of hype, uncertainty and high expectations.

  3. Spartans pursue smart, athletic Ohio DT Jordan Thompson

    Jordan Thompson is ranked the No. 24 defensive tackle in the nation for the 2015 class by (Photo by Scott Reed / SWOF) As the spring evaluation period begins and schools head out to visit top prospects across the country, Michigan State actually received a visit from one of their top targets as Cincinnati La Salle junior defensive tackle Jordan Thompson came to town.

  4. Analysts: Lions unlikely to trade up for WR Sammy Watkins

    The Lions have shown significant interest in Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins throughout the pre-draft process. (Richard Shiro / Associated Press)Since the Lions hosted former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins on a pre-draft visit last week, there has been significant chatter about them potentially trading up in the first round.

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Sports on TV

Where to watch the big game in Metro Detroit


  • 2:15 Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, WGN, MLB
  • 7 L.A. Angels at Detroit, FSD+/1270
  • 7 Baltimore at Boston, MLB


  • 9 Kopylenko vs. Monroe Jr., ESPN2
  • 10 Karl vs. Burns, Spence Jr. vs. Charles and Sanchez vs. Silva, FS1
  • 10:45 Vazquez Jr. vs. Rodriguez Jr., Diaz vs. Lartey and Collado vs. Salka, SHO


  • 6 Northwestern at Nebraska, BTN


  • 6 Johns Hopkins women at Penn State, BTN
  • 7 Johns Hopkins at Navy, CBSSN


  • 3:30 Maryland-Eastern Shore at Hampton, ESPNU
  • 8 Florida at Texas A&M, ESPNU


  • 9 a.m. European Malaysian Open, GC
  • 12:30 Champions Gwinnett Championship, GC
  • 3 PGA The Heritage, GC
  • 6:30 LPGA LOTTE Championship, GC


  • 7 Jordan Brand Classic, ESPN2


  • 2 a.m. Saturday F1 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying, NBCSN


  • 7 Montreal at Tampa Bay, CNBC, CBC
  • 7:30 Detroit at Boston, FSD/97.1
  • 10 Dallas at Anaheim, NBCSN
  • * Saturday; subject to change


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