The Pistons flipped their best asset Wednesday ahead of an important draft.
Driving the news: Jerami Grant was traded to the Trailblazers, but not for a 2022 first-round pick as fans had hoped.
👋 Hey, it's Sam. Did you know the first NFL player to come out as gay spent the 1968 season in Detroit?
Driving the news: I didn't, but learned about David Kopay during a Detroit Historic Pride walking tour with former city employee Michael Boettcher.
An ascending local golfer will tee off in London this week for the new controversial LIV Golf league's debut event.
Driving the news: James Piot, a Michigan State grad who recently competed at the Masters, joins a peculiar list of golf stars and grinders who risked domestic professional careers on the PGA Tour by playing in the Saudi Arabia-backed professional golf league.
The 39-year-old Miguel Cabrera shouldn't be the rebuilding Tigers' best player.
Yes, but: With a .301 batting average and 11 more hits than anyone else on the team, Cabrera still leads Detroit in offensive production.
Michigan is eighth in the nation in the amount of money bet on sports since 2018, Axios' Jeff Tracy reports.
- Americans have wagered more than $125 billion on legal sports bets since PASPA was overturned four years ago.
The Pistons' lottery luck ran out last night.
Driving the news: Despite having the third-worst record last season, the Pistons will pick fifth in the NBA Draft on June 23.
Can the Pistons secure the top draft pick in back-to-back years?
What's happening: The NBA Draft Lottery is 8pm on ESPN.
Plucky Detroit City FC is on a historic run toward U.S. Soccer's national championship.
Why it matters: DCFC has never advanced this far in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, further legitimizing it as a professional soccer club and creating more local buzz.
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