The Detroit Tigers open the season at Target Field in Minneapolis on Monday. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Sports Links 4/1/2013: It's Opening Day!

Detroit Tigers Prepare for Chilly Opening Day in Minnesota – Motor City Bengals

They’ll need the time to acclimate to the weather — though I’m not sure it’s possible for baseballers to do so at these temps — as the forecast is calling for the high temperature on Opening Day to in the low-to-mid 30′s.

Detroit Lions 2013 Offseason Schedule – SideLion Report

The offseason schedules for each NFL team were recently announced,. Here are the dates to keep in mind as we count down the days until football returns.

April 15 – Tax day marks the start of the Lions’ offseason training program. The program runs a total of nine weeks with a different set of rules governing each phase. The first two weeks consist of nothing more than strength, conditioning and rehabilitation. The next three week stretch allows for on-field practice but contact and offense vs. defense drills are not permitted.

Easter Day Ambush – Chicago Blackhawks 7 – Detroit Red Wings 1 – Octopus Thrower

Horrifying. Embarrassing. Any time Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock uses the phrase, “We weren’t prepared to compete at a high enough level” during his first period interview, you know any negative adjective you can think of probably applies to the team’s start.

That was certainly the case Sunday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena, when theChicago Blackhawks jumped on the Red Wings so hard and so early that if fans were late getting to their seas from the concession stands, they already missed the game’s deciding moments.

Andre Drummond is the One Who Knocks – Life on Dumars

The Pistons’ promising rookie scored eight points and grabbed 14 points in 23 minutes of action tonight, his second start of the season. He provided the spark early for Detroit, including a highlight-reel offensive board and put-back in the first quarter and a (probably overlooked) setup pass to Jose Calderon for a layup that made me extremely happy. The Pistons are a basketball team again!

Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — Spring Practice Report For This Week – GBM Wolverine

Wide receiver’s continue to show signs of being able to catch the ball in traffic. Coach Borges believes if Michigan can really become a physical running team our wide receiver’s are going to have some one on one match-ups in fall. Devin’s biggest improvement has been his ability to throw the ball deep.


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