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Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, who go 1-2 in QB hurries, licking their lips for Falcons' offensive line

Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, who go 1-2 in QB hurries, licking their lips for Falcons' offensive line

The league's top two defensive tackles in QB hurries will be matched up against an Atlanta offensive line that has allowed the second-most quarterback pressures in the league (88). Their center, James Stone, will be making his first career start against maybe the NFL's most intimidating defensive tackle duo. On paper, that matchup seems to favor Detroit -- and decidedly so.
Grand Rapids Press 35 mins ago

Detroit Pistons' Caron Butler gears up with season opener, starter decision looming

The 34-year-old small forward snapped out of his scoring lethargy in last preseason game and how the platoon at his position works is a key early rotation decision.
Detroit Lions matchup: Atlanta Falcons' offensive firepower limited by protection issues, turnovers

Detroit Lions matchup: Atlanta Falcons' offensive firepower limited by protection issues, turnovers

The Falcons also have one of the worst defenses in the NFL, ranking in the bottom 10 of most statistical categories.
Mark Dantonio says Michigan State's toughest stretch of season starts with Wolverines today

Mark Dantonio says Michigan State's toughest stretch of season starts with Wolverines today

Marcus Rush says the MSU-MIchigan game can get "nasty" in the trenches.
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Column: Biggest mismatch in Michigan-Michigan State series of late has been coaching, and Brady Hoke and co. have to be better

Column: Biggest mismatch in Michigan-Michigan State series of late has been coaching, and Brady Hoke and co. have to be better

The most important people, for Michigan, in this game are the coaches. They have to be better.
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Detroit Lions NFL draft watch: How many future pros in Michigan-Michigan State game?

Detroit Lions NFL draft watch: How many future pros in Michigan-Michigan State game?

Each Saturday morning during the college football season, we'll highlight five NFL prospects with locally televised matchups so that you can get a first-hand look at the talent Detroit will be choosing from come draft day.
Grand Rapids Press 4 hours ago
Left-hander Kevin Ziomek could be a Detroit Tigers prospect to watch in 2015 and beyond

Left-hander Kevin Ziomek could be a Detroit Tigers prospect to watch in 2015 and beyond

Which starting pitching prospect in the minor leagues could be the next make his major-league debut for the Tigers? Ziomek might not be a bad bet. Eleven pitchers made their major-league debuts for the Detroit Tigers during the 2014 season. Some of them were surprises. Who would have guessed at the start of the season that Patrick McCoy, Chad Smith, Kyle Ryan and Buck Farmer would all pitch for the Tigers in 2014? So, who's next? Which pitching prospect who is deep in the minor leagues could be the next to make his major-league debut for the Tigers? Kevin...
Grand Rapids Press 4 hours ago
It's Gameday! Michigan heads to Michigan State for latest chapter of in-state rivalry

It's Gameday! Michigan heads to Michigan State for latest chapter of in-state rivalry

Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. as the Wolverines are 17-point underdogs to the rival Spartans.
Detroit Lions rave about training camp bonding in London, and it has Jim Caldwell thinking

Detroit Lions rave about training camp bonding in London, and it has Jim Caldwell thinking

The Detroit Lions have spent the week holed up at Pennyhill Park, a luxurious sporting complex in the rolling hills southwest of London, as they prepare for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium. And that has forced players to spend a heck of a lot of time with each other.
Grand Rapids Press 11 hours ago
Tom Izzo enters Midnight Madness dressed as KISS member

Tom Izzo enters Midnight Madness dressed as KISS member

The ensemble was complete with full makeup, a long black wig and leather-and-spikes ensemble.
Red Wings' search for solutions to power play apparently won't include Brendan Smith

Red Wings' search for solutions to power play apparently won't include Brendan Smith

The Red Wings are 2-for-27 on the power play but don't appear inclined to make any personnel changes on it.
Grand Rapids Press 16 hours ago
Detroit Pistons pick up team options on Andre Drummond, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Detroit Pistons pick up team options on Andre Drummond, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Drummond and Caldwell-Pope both are under contract through the 2015-16 season after the business formalities were completed today.
Michigan State players have hurtful memory of last-minute loss to Michigan in 2012

Michigan State players have hurtful memory of last-minute loss to Michigan in 2012

Taiwan Jones said the Spartans don't want to experience that feeling of defeat to Michigan again.
Grand Rapids Press 18 hours ago
Dave Dombrowski: Injury worse than expected, Miguel Cabrera 'is as tough as you can possibly be'

Dave Dombrowski: Injury worse than expected, Miguel Cabrera 'is as tough as you can possibly be'

Cabrera will be reevaluated in three months. That timeframe sets him up for evaluation late in January, about three weeks before the start of spring training. The Detroit Tigers do not know for sure when Miguel Cabrera will resume baseball activities or play in his first game. They cannot say with 100 percent certainty that he will be ready for the start of spring training or even opening day. But general manager Dave Dombrowski is certain of one thing: Cabrera showed some extreme toughness by playing through an ankle injury that was significantly worse than it...
Grand Rapids Press 19 hours ago
Ask David: Working with SVG and whether he overused key Detroit Pistons in preseason

Ask David: Working with SVG and whether he overused key Detroit Pistons in preseason

The outspoken coach's style, and the preseason workload on his possible starters, are topics of conversation five days before the regular season opens in this week's Q&A with MLive Pistons beat writer David Mayo.

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