Archive for the ‘Detroit Lions’ Category

Dodgers strive to stay hot in series vs. Tigers

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

It's a homecoming of sorts for manager Dave Roberts when his sky-flying Los Angeles Dodgers visit the Detroit Tigers for a weekend inter-league series beginning Friday night. Roberts was selected by the Tigers out of UCLA in the 28th round of the 1994 amateur draft. After hitting .303 for Lakeland of the Florida State League in 1995, Detroit assigned Roberts to the Visalia Oaks of the California League, a co-op team at the time, for the 1996 season.

Look past buzzy names for fantasy draft bargains on these three teams

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Is this finally Eric Ebron’s year? Or could a rookie wideout steal his perceived thunder? Fanalyst, Liz Loza digs in. Fantasy flip: one team, two players, opposing values Finding players with clear paths to touches and targets is the name of the game

Life sentence in murder near GRCC parking ramp

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The man who fatally stabbed a woman on Grand Rapids Community College’s campus last year will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Marcus Bivins, 20, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Last month, Bivins was found guilty of first-degree murder in the April 2016 death of Jeanne Huntoon, 34, of Muskegon. Police said the two did not know one another and described the crime as “a random act of violence.” Authorities say Bivins beat and stabbed Huntoon just outside GRCC’s Bostwick Avenue NE parking ramp. Surveillance video shows he then tried to hide her body between some shrubs. After a witness called police to report someone

Lions logo used by white nationalists at Virginia rally

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Detroit Lions are the city’s second pro sports team to see their logo hijacked by white nationalists and Nazi protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia. Detroit Red Wings condemn use of logo during white nationalist rally A photo, circulated in national media, got the attention of team management, for its striking similarity to the team’s branded image. The Lions issued a statement that reads in part: We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions logo or any of our marks in association with the event this past Saturday in Charlottesville. The team is exploring legal options. The Red Wings had a similar issue as well.

Lions condemn ‘any use’ of team logo at Charlottesville protest

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The Detroit Lions are separating themselves from white supremacists. The organization on Wednesday condemned the use of the team's logo after it was exploited during the violent "Unite the Right" rally that took place in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend. “We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions logo or any of our marks in association with the event this past Saturday in Charlottesville,” Lions spokesman Bill Keenist said in a statement, via the Detroit Free Press.

Lions Detest Use of Logo at White Nationalist Rally

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The Detroit Lions joined one their city sports counterparts, the Red Wings, in denouncing a use of a logo in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. A photo that was published Saturday showed a shield held by a man which displayed a logo that looked similar to the Lions. "We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions logo or any of our marks in association with the event this past Saturday in Charlottesville.

Lions condemn ‘any use’ of logo at Charlottesville event

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The Detroit Lions say they "detest and disavow" any use of their logo associated with the event last Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. A photo attributed to Getty Images showed someone with a logo similar to the one the Lions use , although it was blue and red and had stars on it. "We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions logo or any of our marks in association with the event this past Saturday in Charlottesville," the team said in a statement Tuesday night. "We value diversity as it represents the strong fabric of our team, the City of Detroit, the NFL, the game of football, our fans and our country." The Detroit Red Wings already said they were considering legal

Lions put Hyder on IR with Achilles tendon injury

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The Detroit Lions have put defensive end Kerry Hyder on injured reserve after he hurt his Achilles tendon in Sunday's preseason game at Indianapolis. Coach Jim Caldwell said after that game that the injury looked ''significant'' but the Lions hadn't made an official announcement on any change in Hyder's status until Tuesday. Detroit also put running back Mike James on IR because of concussion problems and waived guard Matt Rotheram.

Hyder’s injury another potential blow to Lions

Monday, August 14th, 2017

There's no official word yet from the Detroit Lions about whether defensive end Kerry Hyder will miss the season. What's clear is that the Lions are coming to grips with the idea of having to play without him. Coach Jim Caldwell had nothing to add Monday on Hyder's condition, but he said the Lions might have more to say in the next couple of days.

NFL-National Football League roundup

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett refused to stand during the national anthem on Sunday -- a gesture he said was to raise awareness to racism and intolerance -- before the Seahawks' preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Bennett said the violence in Charlottesville, Va., was a catalyst for his actions after white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members holding a rally over the weekend clashed with counterprotesters in the streets and a car plowed into crowds, leaving a woman dead and more than 30 injured. Bennett's position came a day after his former teammate, running back Marshawn Lynch, remained seated during the national anthem before the Oakland Raiders' preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday.