DETROIT (CCN) — The Detroit Lions traded Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday. The Eagles, defending Super Bowl champions, acquired one of the NFL's top wide receivers by giving the Lions a 3rd round draft choice in the June draft.
The major reason why the Lions decided to trade him likely is because they felt he would command too much money on the open market when he becomes a free agent after this season ends.
Tate has been one of the popular Lions since coming to Detroit four years ago as a free agent after winning a Super Bowl ring with the Seattle Seahawks. READ MORE
COLUMBUS (CCN) — Don't blame the young Detroit Red WIngs for doing lots of celebrating after a 5-3 victory Tuesday night in Columbus over the Blue Jackets. A two-game winning streak isn't usually something to celebrate except that the Wings only had a 1-7-2 record before winning 4-2 Sunday night on home ice against the Dallas Stars in their previous start. Tyler Bertuzzi scored the game winner after the Blue Jackets rallied with three straight third period goals to tie it at 3-3. READ MORE
EAST LANSING (CCN) — Thomas Kithier sat out all of last season after a failed lawsuit against the Michigan High School Athletic Association. The MHSAA ruled Kither ineligible after he transferred there to play his senior season with AAU teammate and reigning state champion Foster Loyer. Coach Tom Izzo went to Kithier as his second man off the bench in Tuesday's exhibition game against Northern Michigan in front of 14,797 fans at East Lansing's Breslin Center. READ MORE
LOS ANGELES (CCN) — Former Detroit Tigers' star David Price pitched into the 8th inning as he won for the second time in the World Series Sunday night to help the Boston Red Sox win it all in Los Angeles with a 5-1 victory in Game 5 over the Dodgers. Price allowed only two hits after a lead-off home run by David Freese. Another former Tigers' star (J.D. Martinez) slugged a homer for the Red Sox and so, too, did Steve Pearce and Mookie Betts. Pearce, who hit three homers and drove in seven runs in his last six at bats of the series, was selected as the World Series MVP. It was the fourth World Series championship of the 21st century for the Red Sox while the Dodgers have now gone 30 years since winning their last one. They were beaten in Game 7 of last year's World Series by the Houston Astros and became the first team since the Texas Rangers in 2010 and 2011 to lose in back-to-back seasons.
DETROIT (CCN) — Quarterback Matthew Stafford set a record two years ago by leading more 4th quarter comebacks than anyone in NFL history. But he fumbled and threw an interception in the 4th quarter Sunday as the Detroit Lions failed in their comeback bid against the Seattle Seahawks and lost 28-14. A 19-yard TD pass from Stafford to Marvin Jones got the Lions within two scores after going down 28-7 early in the 4th when Chris Carson, who had 105 of Seattle's 176 yards rushing, scored on a 7-yard run to build a 28-7 lead. The previous Seattle TD strikes came on passes by Russell Wilson. Jones also had a 39-yard TD reception in the opening quarter from Stafford who was 27-of-40 for 310 yards on the day. Both teams brought 3-3 records into the contest but Detroit had won three of its last four starts.
Seattle Seahawks 28, Detroit Lions 14
Cincinnati Bengals 37, Tampa Bay Bucaneers 34
Philadelphia Eagles 24, Jacksonville Jaguars 18
Houston Texans 42, Miami Dolphins 13
Carolina Panthers 36, Baltimore Ravens 21
Kansas City Chiefs 30, Denver Broncos 23
Pittsburgh Steelers 33, Cleveland Browns 18
Chicago Bears 24, New York Jets 10
Washington Redskins 20, New York Giants 13
Indianapolis Colts 42, Oakland Raiders 28
Arizona Cardinals 18, San Francisco 49ers 15
Los Angeles Rams 29, Green Bay Packers 27
New Orleans Saints 30, Minnesota Vikings 20
DETROIT (CCN) — Goaltender Jonathan Bernier got his first victory in net for the Detroit Red Wings who beat the Dallas Stars 4-2 Sunday at Little Caesars Arena in Downtown Detroit. "It's always good to get the first one out of the way," Bernier said after his 28-save performance. "I've got to give credit to the guys. They played a real solid game, especially in the third. We didn't sit back, we just kept pushing. We got that lucky goal, but I just thought sometimes you get rewarded if you do the right things, and we did." Jonathan Ericson scored what proved to be the game winner while Anthony Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi bagged Detroit's earlier goals and Justin Abdelkader added an empty net tally. The Red Wings improved to 2-7-2 while Dallas dropped to 5-5-0. Detroit, which is in a stretch with eight of its next 10 games at home, goes to Columbus on Tuesday to face the Blue Jackets. Columbus is currently four points out of first place in the Eastern Conference's Metropolitan Division.