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Joe Guillen
Dec 6, 2022 - Sports

Streaking Lions still a playoff long shot

Lions running back D'Andre Swift looks for a running lane.

Lions running back D'Andre Swift looks for a running lane. Photo: Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The suddenly competitive Lions delivered a beatdown Sunday, topping the Jaguars 40-14.

  • Our thoughts on the performance:
Samuel Robinson
Dec 1, 2022 - Sports

Pistons go back to school for winter clothes giveaways

Pistons' Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey present their donations alongside students inside the Gompers Elementary/Middle School gymnasium. Photos: Samuel Robinson/Axios

Gompers Elementary-Middle School students jumped and screamed at the sight of Pistons star Cade Cunningham walking their way yesterday.

Driving the news: Cunningham was joined by forward Saddiq Bey and head coach Dwane Casey at the Brightmoor neighborhood school as part of a winter gear giveaway in partnership with Every School Day Counts Detroit.

Rebuild continues for Pistons despite early optimism

Cade Cunningham and Dwane Casey converse on the sideline.

Cade Cunningham and Dwane Casey converse on the sideline. Photo: Brian Sevald/NBAE, via Getty Images

Injuries plaguing the Pistons have already dimmed hopes on what looks like yet another rebuilding season.

Why it matters: There was a ton of optimism following last season's late hot streak and the selection of rookies Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren in the draft.

Everett Cook
Nov 23, 2022 - Sports

The Game: Ohio St. and Michigan's undefeated seasons on the line

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates with fans after last year's win over Ohio State

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates with fans after defeating Ohio State last season. Photo: Mike Mulholland/Getty Images

👋 Howdy, Everett here. I'm a 30-year-old Michigan alum coming to terms with Saturday being the biggest football game of my life.

What's happening: The Game. Undefeated Michigan vs. undefeated Ohio State, Saturday at noon in Columbus or on Fox.

🦁 5 Tuesday Takeaways: Roaring into form

Running back Jamaal Williams carries the ball.

Running back Jamaal Williams carries the ball. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

After defeating the Giants 31-18 on the road in arguably the biggest win of coach Dan Campbell's career, the Lions' three-game winning streak means the team's playoff chances are somehow still alive.

  • Our thoughts:
Samuel Robinson
Nov 21, 2022 - Sports

Inside Detroit's 742 day countdown clock

NFL Draft countdown clock downtown near Campus Martius. Photo: Samuel Robinson/Axios

NFL Draft countdown clock downtown near Campus Martius. Photo: Samuel Robinson/Axios

👋🏽 Hey, guys! Sam here.

  • I was recently reminded that the 2024 NFL Draft is being held here thanks to the countdown clock next to Campus Martius that's too big to let you forget it.
Joe Guillen
Nov 18, 2022 - Sports

Cade Cunningham caught in crypto collapse

Cade Cunningham dribbles the ball

Cade Cunningham with the ball against the Cavs. Photo: Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images

The astonishing collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX is casting new light on an endorsement deal Pistons star Cade Cunningham signed last year, Crain's reports.

What happened: Cunningham received bitcoin as part of a deal with the crypto exchange BlockFi, which is tied to FTX and "preparing for a potential bankruptcy filing."

Joe Guillen
Nov 15, 2022 - Sports

🦁 5 Tuesday Takeaways: We have a winning streak

Cornerback Jeff Okudah celebrates beating the Bears.

Cornerback Jeff Okudah celebrates beating the Bears. Photo: Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Thoughts from Sunday's thrilling 31-30 comeback win over Chicago, Detroit's second straight victory:

👏 Redemption song: Cornerback Jeff Okudah's revival from a borderline draft bust continued with a pick-six that propelled the comeback.

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