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  1. Jonathan Ericsson on a possible return in the Bruins' series: 'It's too early to tell.' (David Guralnick / Detroit News)

    Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson skates Thursday for first time since injury

    Wednesday it was defenseman Jonathan Ericsson saying he will go on the ice Thursday for the first time since having surgery in late March to stabilize a fracture in his finger and repair a partially-torn tendon.

  1. New Michigan football radio team will be 'very familiar' to U-M fans

    Jim Brandstatter, left, has been the analyst with Frank Beckmann, who retired as play-by-play man. (John T. Greilick / Detroit News)Athletic director Dave Brandon said Wednesday it was important to have radio announcers with some connection to U-M. Frank Beckmann, the longtime voice of the Wolverines, retired after last season.

  2. 'Bad Boys' documentary captures magical era

    Isiah Thomas, left, and Bill Laimbeer are among the stars of ESPN's 'Bad Boys' documentary, which debuts Thursday night. (Detroit News file) The year was 1989, and despite many wonderful things in Detroit sports the Bad Boy Pistons captured our imaginations more than anybody else. They were brash, controversial and won things the Detroit way: a blue-collar work ethic and an in-your-face style that angered others.

  3. MSU's Darqueze Dennard is No. 1 corner in draft, DB guru Edwards says

    Darqueze Dennard breaks up a pass in the Notre Dame game last season. (Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images)Herm Edwards played the position for 10 seasons in the NFL, then coached defensive backs as an NFL assistant for nine years before becoming a head coach for eight more.

  4. On cold night, Indians put Tigers bats into a deep freeze

    Indians' Michael Brantley, left, safely steals second base in the sixth inning as Tigers shortstop Alex Gonzalez tries to make the play. The Tigers lost 3-2 Wednesday. (Robin Buckson / Detroit News)Whoever said Comerica Park would freeze over before the Indians won there again was almost right. It nearly froze over before anyone won again. With the scoreboard thermometer reading 36 when the game ended, the Indians hung on for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night over the Tigers.

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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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