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Top pick Michael Rasmussen's bid for job with Red Wings begins tonight

Rasmussen is one of 26 players the Red Wings invited to represent them in their annual prospects tournament, which begins tonight in Traverse City.

Michigan

What does Andreas Athanasiou expect from Red Wings?

<b>Detroit Red Wings</b> general manager Ken Holland didn’t have much on his plate heading into the summer. He had a few restricted free agents to sign, but …

Red Wings sign Trevor Daley to 3-year contract

The Detroit Red Wings added to their blueline in free agency Saturday, signing Trevor Daley to a 3-year contract, the club announced.<p>The deal's worth …

Reddit User Breaks Down Why Rooting For Michigan Since 2000 Has “Sucked”

It’s fair to say it’s been a better 21st century for Ohio State fans than Michigan fans.<p>The Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry is one of the best in the …

College Football

U-M def. coordinator Don Brown excited to gain Harris, Hawkins

Position switches are often difficult for a college football coordinator.<p>The head coach makes a decision and the coordinator has to adjust to gaining …

Taco Charlton finally has a taco-related endorsement deal from Taco Bueno

He also worked out a partnership with Big Red soda, which should pair nicely with tacos.<p>Taco Bell missed out on a huge opportunity. The Dallas Cowboys rookie with the best name on the team, Taco Charlton, is partnering up with Taco Bueno, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.<p>“I’ve been trying …

Provenzano: The right approach needed to welcome back Mrazek...

In the buildup to the 2017 expansion draft, virtually all the focus was on players teams were going to protect and, more importantly, who they were …

Every NFL Team's Most Overpaid and Underpaid Player

Managing and building a successful NFL roster is rooted in the art of bargain hunting.<p>First, the savvy general manager needs to hit a bull's-eye during the draft. When that happens, a team benefits from four years of quality production from a player who is cheaply secured under his rookie …

Michigan football nets first commit in 2019 class from IMG linebacker

Michigan's football camp week is already paying off, landing another Georgia player.<p>Charles Thomas, a 2019 four-star linebacker from Fairburn, Ga., …

NHL Draft 2017: Team-by-Team Results, Grades and Analysis

Several teams significantly altered their futures Friday and Saturday by virtue of their selections in the 2017 NHL draft, held in Chicago.<p>Although the draft seemingly lacked generational talent, the likes of New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier and Philadelphia Flyers center Nolan Patrick have a …

NBA Draft Grades 2017: Scores for Overall Results, Trades and Team Decisions

The 1983 NFL draft and the 1984 NBA draft were so memorable that documentaries were made about them years later.<p>No one is saying the 2017 NBA draft will be as noteworthy and as stocked with Hall of Famers like those two, but this class has the chance to be special. It could be the deepest player …

Basketball

Red Wings Select Michael Rasmussen in 2017 NHL Draft

The Detroit Red Wings saw their incredible streak of 25 straight playoff seasons come to an end in 2016-17 but have their eyes on a future streak after selecting center Michael Rasmussen of the Tri-City Americans with the No. 9 overall pick in Thursday's NHL draft in Chicago.<p>Detroit finished 26th …

Aubrey Solomon, with help from Rashan Gary, works to get in shape as Michigan's camp nears

ANN ARBOR -- Aubrey Solomon came to Michigan ready and willing to learn.<p>The five-star freshman defensive lineman from Georgia arrived on campus …

Every NFL Team's To-Do List for Rest of Offseason

The NFL's coaches and players may be on vacation at the moment, but there is plenty to do before the league's offseason comes to a close.<p>Just because both sides take a few weeks off to decompress doesn't stop teams and individuals from trying to improve during the down time.<p>After all, players …

Lions' Rod Wood Says Matthew Stafford Could Be Highest-Paid QB with New Contract

Detroit Lions president Rod Wood is less concerned with what it will take to re-sign Matthew Stafford and focused more on simply getting an extension for the veteran quarterback out of the way.<p>Wood told ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein the possibility of Stafford becoming the highest-paid player in the …

What We've Learned About Every NFL Team so Far This Offseason

We can learn a lot during an NFL offseason as roster blueprints are laid out.<p>It's a time when the league's thinking gradually evolves and trends take shape. A few offseasons ago, for example, it would have felt bizarre for a running back to be selected in the first round of the draft. In late April …

One Trade-Season Prediction for Each MLB Team

The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is more than six weeks away. That's enough time for sellers to become buyers and for buyers to become sellers, at least theoretically.<p>Still, we're deep enough in to make some educated predictions. Such as what's one trade-season move each MLB club will—or …

Best of Week 12: Wisconsin hosts Michigan for first time since 2009

This could be a pivotal Saturday, as the finish line for the season draws near.<p>Keep an eye on Michigan at Wisconsin. The Wolverines and Badgers have …

The Biggest Draft-Related Question Each NBA Team Needs to Answer

Take a break from bemoaning the lack of parity in the NBA playoffs. You've earned it. Besides, the draft is coming, and we've got questions.<p>Does your squad have answers?<p>Many of these inquiries will be straight-up related to the draft order and roster vacancies. (Are the New York Knicks smart enough …

Ranking MLB managers on the hot seat after Cardinals' Matheny dodges bullet

Will the Mets, Giants, Tigers, Royals, Pirates, Jays or A's consider making a change?<p>On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced some personnel …

Golden Tate Confirms He Wants Lions Contract Extension, Says He's Underpaid

Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate is looking for an extension and hopefully a nice raise.<p>He told Kyle Meinke of MLive.com Saturday that he feels underpaid and hopes he can get a new deal eventually.<p>This comes after a tweet from Thursday, in which he said, "I hope I'm one of the next ones to get …

The 10 Most Important Big Ten Football Games Of The 2017 Season

Big Ten football was thrilling last year, with three Big Ten East programs all vying for College Football Playoff spots late into the year. This year …

College Sports

Best game every week on the 2017 college football schedule

Jan 14, 2017; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney kisses the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy during a …

Aubrey Solomon's physically ready now, but how much can he help Michigan in 2017?

<i>(NOTE: This is part of a summer series analyzing each of Michigan's 19 mid-year incoming freshmen. Each story will include insight from Steve Lorenz,</i> …

Best college football players of all time ranked by jersey number

Everybody’s got a favorite number, right? If you like college football, here are the very best to wear each jersey number from No. 1 to No. 99.<p>Most …

College Football

Picking over/under on win totals for Big Ten East teams

With spring in the rear view mirror and the season approaching, odds on Big Ten teams are starting to take shape. The oddsmakers at Las Vegas …

The Best NHL Defensemen Ever

The NHL has a long and storied existence. Legendary teams, lines and players serve as a reminder of days gone by while today’s players continue to …

Ryan Hayes Commits To Michigan

Michigan's picked up their second in-state tackle in a few days here:<p>Traverse City (Mich.) West Top247 offensive tackle/tight end <b>Ryan Hayes</b> tells …

College Football

MLB Hall of Fame Pitcher Jim Bunning Dies at Age 85

Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning died Friday following an October stroke.<p>He was 85.<p>David Bunning, Jim's son, tweeted the news Saturday morning:<p>According to FortThomasMatters.com, Bunning was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m. Friday.<p>Bunning played for the Detroit Tigers, …

Ian Kinsler Placed on 10-Day DL with Hamstring Injury

The Detroit Tigers placed second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 10-day disabled list Saturday because of a left hamstring strain.<p>Tigers PR announced the roster move on Twitter.<p>The infielder has battled through hamstring issues for most of May. It's unclear whether he had a serious setback in Friday …