Lots of sports happened over the July 4th holiday. Here is a sampling of the news and views from the pro and college sports world.
Lions, Tigers, Pistons, Wings:
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning, writes that all is not lost for the Detroit Tigers while Miggy is away.
Meanwhile, the Freep’s George Sipple wonders if the Tigers will have a trade deadline fire sale.
Detroit Red Wings, right winger, Gustav Nyquist, was one of 23 NHL restricted free agents who Sunday filed for salary arbitration.
The Detroit Pistons signed restricted free agent guard Reggie Jackson to a five-year, $80 million deal Sunday night.
Michigan State junior Aerial Powers scored 12 of her game-high 22 points in a 80-68 USA victory over South Korea in the World University Games.
Deadspin reports how Lebron James is flexing on Dan Gilbert in the Cavs’ free agency hunt.
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And finally, we wind up with an American distance runner who lost the race by celebrating too early. . . .