Sep 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

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It has been a busy couple nights in Detroit Sports.  Here is the latest:

Lions Won’t Trade Up To Number 1 via Freep.com

Martin Mayhew tends to talk in generalities at his predraft news conferences, careful not to let any useful information slip into the wrong hands. But in what’s shaping up to be a wild draft, deep in talent but short on special players, Mayhew made one thing clear today: The Detroit Lions won’t be trading up to No. 1, as ESPN analyst Mel Kiper had them doing in his last mock draft.

Will BlueJackets End Red Wings Streak? via o.canada.com

After cleaning house – getting rid of Rick Nash and the GM – the Columbus Blue Jackets are in a place nobody ever thought it would occupy with four games to go: a playoff spot.

By virtue of a 3-2 OT victory over the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday, the Blue Jackets shoved aside the Detroit Red Wings, who now sit outside looking in and are in danger of ending their 21-year streak of making the playoffs.

Lawrence Frank Fired By Detroit Pistons via M-Live

The Detroit Pistons have fired Lawrence Frank after two seasons as head coach.

Frank was 54-94 as Pistons coach, including 29-53 this season.

The dismissal leaves the Pistons seeking a new head coach for the 12th time in 22 years, a pattern that has dogged the franchise through good times and bad.

Detroit Tigers Can’t Sweep…. via Motor City Bengals

You always like the Detroit Tigers’ chances when Justin Verlander is on the mound, and you like the chances even more when the the opponent is the light-hitting Seattle Mariners. But, through really no fault of Justin’s, Thursday afternoon wouldn’t be the day the Tigers completed their first series sweep of the season.

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