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Zetterberg expected to play 'limited minutes' for Red Wings tonight

Henrik Zetterberg skates with Red Wings teammates on Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

The coach says it's a game-time decision. Ask Red Wings players and it's a foregone conclusion they'll have their captain, Henrik Zetterberg, back tonight for Game 4. More

Red Wings-Bruins Game 4 lineups: Todd Bertuzzi adds beef to Detroit attack

Todd Bertuzzi screens goalie Jimmy Howard during the Red Wings' practice at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

The Red Wings and Bruins play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference playoff series Thursday at 8 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena (FSD, 97.1-FM). Here's what you need to know. More

Cornerback prospect Justin Gilbert on Lions visit: It 'felt like home'

Former Oklahoma State defensive back Justin Gilbert, left, talks with Lions vice president of football operations Cedric Saunders during a pre-draft visit Thursday in Allen Park. Clarence Tabb Jr. / Detroit News

Gilbert's pre-draft visit to Lions headquarters was delayed a couple weeks due to a canceled flight, but he said Thursday it was worth the wait. 'When I got here, it just felt like home when I got to the facility,' Gilbert said. More

Mikel Leshoure misses two days of Lions minicamp with 'personal issue'

Running back Mikel Leshoure, left, was at the first day of a voluntary Lions minicamp Tuesday but missed Wednesday's and Thursday's sessions. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

Although he provided little detail, Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday Leshoure's absence was due to a personal issue. More

Matthew Stafford certain Lions' offense will remain aggressive under new staff

Matthew Stafford throws a pass during Thursday's minicamp workout at Allen Park. Clarence Tabb Jr. / Detroit News

After five seasons with the same head coach, offensive coordinator and playbook, it's going to take some time and patience for Matthew Stafford to learn and adjust to something completely new. More

Bruins' Milan Lucic says Red Wings fans boos, chants make it 'more fun to play'

Bruins forward Milan Lucic has become the villain in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Red Wings. David Guralnick / Detroit News

Lucic has become the villain in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Red Wings. He should be prepared for more boos and chants from Wings fans in Game 4 on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena. More

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal

Home plate umpire Gerry Davis checks out a substance on the neck of Michael Pineda, top right, on Wednesday. The substance was pine tar, and Pineda was ejected. Jared Wickerham / Getty Images

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended for 10 games for using pine tar to help him grip the ball. The commissioner's office announced the penalty Thursday. More

Lions' Golden Tate, Matthew Stafford working on communication skills

Golden Tate on Matthew Stafford: 'It's still early, that's the good thing about it and I think our chemistry is not bad at all. And it's only going to get better.' Daniel Mears / Detroit News

Tate is pushing hard to keep the lines of communication open with Stafford even during these early drills. 'He has a lot of talent and I think I have a lot of talent,' Tate said. More

Thursday's Tigers-White Sox lineups: Danny Worth gets first start

Danny Worth began the season with the Mud Hens and hit .308 in 14 games. Robin Buckson / Detroit News

The Tigers and White Sox play the fourth and final game of their series on Thursday at Comerica Park. First pitch is scheduled for 1:08 p.m. (FSD/97.1-FM and 1270-AM). Here's what you need to know. More

Kohki Idoki takes aim at Senior PGA Championship in Michigan

Kohki Idoki will compete in the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores in May. Stuart Franklin / Getty Images

On Thursday he made his first trip to Michigan and the Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, site of the 75th Senior PGA Championship (May 22-25). More

Former Browns QB Bernie Kosar sacked as team's preseason broadcaster

Bernie Kosar says his slurred speech is caused by multiple concussions. Jason Miller / Associated Press

Kosar has been removed as a color commentator for Cleveland's preseason games by the team. The Browns said Wednesday night he was being replaced by Solomon Wilcots, who will work with play-by-play announcer Jim Donovan. More

Michael Pineda suspended 10 games for having pine tar on neck

In this photo taken from ESPN video, home plate umpire Gerry Davis touches the neck of Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda and discovers pine tar. Associated Press / ESPN

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended for 10 games for using pine tar to help him grip the ball. More

Wednesday's high schools roundup: Big, late rally lifts Warren Cousino again in baseball

P.J. Zocharski had a bases-loaded double and scored the winning run Wednesday as Warren Cousino came back from a four-run deficit in the seventh inning for the second time this season to beat St. Clair Shores Lakeview, 7-5, in Macomb Area Conference baseball. More

Ex-Michigan center Jordan Morgan aims for NBA tryout

Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis, left, jokes around with Michigan senior basketball player Jordan Morgan before Wednesday's White Sox-Tigers game. Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News

Performing in front of large crowds is nothing new for Jordan Morgan. He's played in a Final Four and in four NCAA Tournaments. On Wednesday night, he made a quick switch from basketball to baseball, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the White Sox-Tigers game at Comerica Park. More

Tigers' Brad Ausmus defends leaving Ian Krol in game

Nick Castellanos applies the tag to White Sox runner Leury Garcia, who tried to steal third in the top of the third inning. Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News

Here is why he stuck with left-hander Ian Krol in the seventh inning against right-handed hitter Marcus Semien with the bases loaded and two outs on Wednesday night — after Krol had gotten the first batter he faced, left-handed hitter Jordan Danks on a foul pop-up to third. More

U-M's Dave Brandon, MSU's Mark Hollis oppose unionization for athletes

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook doesn't think a union is needed for college football players. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

On Friday, 76 football players at Northwestern could have the future of college athletics in their hands. That's when they will vote on whether to unionize and become part of the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA). More

Michigan's Taylor Lewan could go No. 2 in draft, Kiper says

Mel Kiper Jr. says Taylor Lewan is a 'nasty, tough street fighter.' John T. Greilick / Detroit News

Former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan is widely considered one of the 10 best players in the upcoming NFL draft, but most analysts rank him the third-best player at his position. More

Tigers' Max Scherzer on cover of this week's Sports Illustrated

Max Scherzer's pending free agency is the cover story in this week's Sports Illustrated. Sports Illustrated

Scherzer's salary this year is $15.525 million. If he does not sign an extension before the end of the season he will become a free agent and will be able to sign with any team. More

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