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Tigers Are Hurting Without Miggy

Craig Calcaterra, Hardball Talk

Harbaugh, Cowherd Fumble the Kickoff

Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News

Glove-First Shortstops Back in Fashion

Chris McCosky, Detroit News

For Harbaughs, Every Day's Father's Day

Angelique Chengelis, Detroit News

Basketball Recruit: Why I Chose Harvard

Damon Sayles, Bleacher Report

DETROIT — It may be the Fourth of July, but Miguel Cabrera’s calf strain has sapped Comerica Park of its festive spirit. Indeed, despite sunny summer skies and red whit...(full article)

So, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh didn't jump into the interview circle and play nice with the other kid. And this is news, why? Did someone confuse Harbaugh with a coach who knows h...(full article)

Where have all the elite shortstops gone? At the turn of this century, shortstops were the dominant position in the American League. The Yankees had Derek Jeter, who in 2000 hit .3...(full article)

Little Jim Harbaugh would leave the house wearing his baseball hat and carrying a baseball glove.   "Where you going?" his father, Jack Harbaugh, would ask.   "Doubleheader today...(full article)

Four-star basketball prospect, small forward Seth Towns, who hails from Columbus, Ohio, surprised many when he verbally committed to play for Harvard over traditional powers Ohio S...(full article)

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