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  • Kevin Love and Blake Griffin not participating on USA national team, opens door for Andre Drummond

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Blake Griffin announced that he would not participate on the USA basketball national team. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin was one of 19 players invited to compete for a roster spot on the 2014 World Cup of Basketball team, but Griffin respectfully declined the opportunity on Thursday [via ESPN]: "I appreciate the invitation to play for Team USA this summer," Griffin said in a statement. "It is a special opportunity anytime you have a chance to represent your country, and I was honored to be included. However, right now I want to focus and dedicate 100 percent of my energy on…
  • #NBASitcoms take over NBA Twitter

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:37 pm
    It's officially the doldrums of the offseason. The draft, free agency and summer leagues are all but gone, so it must be time for NBA teams to fill in the gaps with ... Twitter hashtags. The topic? #NBASitcoms (after a failed #NBAVegetables). Basically, change the name of a sitcom to make it relevant to the NBA somehow. You'll get the picture soon enough. The Phoenix Suns kicked things off on Thursday afternoon, and they involved the Pistons: Who's up for a real one, #NBASitcoms? @DetroitPistons @MNTimberwolves @ATLHawks @denvernuggets @Sixers @warriors @trailblazers — Phoenix Suns (@Suns)…
  • Pistons GM Jeff Bower says team accomplished free-agent goals

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    With $13.5 million in cap space to play with when free agency opened on July 1, the Pistons feel they spent their money wisely. The Pistons offseason may seem underwhelming to a lot, but the Pistons are happy with their haul. To recap, here's who the Pistons have come to terms with thus far this offseason: Jodie Meeks - 3 years, $19.5 millionCartier Martin - unofficial Aaron Gray - unofficialDJ Augustin - 2 years, $6 millionCaron Butler - 1 year (team option year 2), $4.5 million Stan Van Gundy said that the Pistons had to be aggressive early on with Jodie Meeks. It wasn't a very popular…
  • Andre Drummond's high school basketball mixtape ranks among the best all-time

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    He's No. 8 on this list, but an entirely unbiased No. 1 on ours. I had admittedly never heard of one of the nation's top recruits Malik Monk until a couple days ago when I saw his electrifying HoopMixtape. It was so electric that it stimulated SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell to create a Top 10 list of the greatest high school hoops mixtapes of all-time, which to my pleasant surprise included our favorite big man Andre Drummond. Here's what O'Donnell had to say about Drummond's video: Big men typically don't make the best mixtapes, but Andre Drummond isn't a typical big man. Under the leg dunks…
  • Detroit Bad Boys Podcast: Josh Smith's future with the Pistons

    Matt Watson
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:39 am
    Detroit Bad Boys has a podcast! Listen to the first episode here. In the first episode of the Detroit Bad Boys Podcast, Matt Watson and Sean Corp discuss the Sacramento Kings' interest in Josh Smith, how Stan Van Gundy might rebuild Smith's value and what the Pistons' rotation could look like if Smith, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond all return. They also spend too much time talking about LeBron James' homecoming to the Cavaliers (sorry), what it means for the rest of the Central Division and whether the Pistons should expect to compete for a playoff spot in the suddenly competitive Eastern…
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  • Tigers' Porcello is no ordinary No. 3 starter (The SportsXchange)

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Right-hander Rick Porcello might be merely the No. 3 starter for the Detroit Tigers, but he continues to make a sound case for being included in the list of the majors' top pitchers. Porcello exhibited his talent and dependability Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, who have one of the American League's most productive lineups. In seven innings, Porcello generated 11 groundouts and collected six strikeouts while conceding just five hits, an unearned run and no walks. He wound up with a no-decision in the Tigers' 2-1 loss.
  • Improved control prompts turnaround for Angels' Santiago (The SportsXchange)

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    After starting the season 0-7, left-hander Hector Santiago is discovering the effectiveness that the Los Angeles Angels hoped he would display when they traded one of their best young players for him. Santiago permitted just one run, three hits and no walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out three Sunday in the Angels' 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. In his past seven appearances since June 22, Santiago has allowed just four walks, eight earned runs and 22 hits while amassing 26 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings -- and earning his first two victories of the season. The Angels sacrificed first…
  • Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's MLB games (Reuters)

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:55 pm
    (Adds later games) July 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's Major League baseball games. - - - - Cardinals 1, Cubs 0 St Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright tossed seven shutout innings to win a pitcher's duel against Chicago Cubs rookie Kyle Hendricks. Wainwright (13-5) allowed just five hits and Matt Holliday homered in the first inning to give the Cardinals (56-48) the only run they needed. Hendricks was solid in his third Major League outing, and allowed the one run in 6 1/3 innings. Closer Trevor Rosenthal earned his 32nd save in 36 opportunities with a 1-2-3 ninth…
  • Freese's homer lifts Angels over Tigers (The SportsXchange)

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Third baseman David Freese displayed the power that the Los Angeles Angels hope will increase in their quest to win the American League West. Freese hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Angels a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday in front of 36,252 at Angel Stadium. The victory was the 33rd in which Los Angeles had to rally from a deficit to win. The Angels also won their third consecutive game and their fourth in the past five.
  • David Freese's late HR puts Angels past Tigers 2-1 (The Associated Press)

    27 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    After a weekend filled with mostly miserable swings, David Freese surprised his teammates, the Angel Stadium fireworks crew and even himself when he hit a tiebreaking homer. Nobody was stunned when another dominant pitching performance from the Los Angeles Angels kept them near the top of the majors. Freese homered off Joba Chamberlain in the eighth inning, and the Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Sunday for their third straight victory. Freese's sixth homer of the season helped to finish a tense, pitching-dominated series between teams with two of the majors' top three records.
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    The Daily Orange

  • Street painting festival transforms Montgomery Street into Chalk Zone

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    On a slightly overcast and humid day in Syracuse, N.Y., a unicorn, a rainbow, a surfing cow and two confused minions appeared. Down the street a few tropical birds stood perched in their trees. Sandwiched between a sprawl of buildings, the streets and two parking lots at the corner of Montgomery and East Washington, a small strip of sidewalk became a colorful escape from cracked city pavement and continuous construction. For one day, Montgomery Street had been transformed into the Chalk Zone. On Saturday, local artists of all ages converged in downtown Syracuse to take part in the 24th annual…
  • Hickey earns preseason All-ACC honors

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Syracuse left tackle Sean Hickey was named to the 2014 preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference team, the conference announced early Wednesday. Hickey was the only SU player to be named to the team by the media. Hickey represented the Orange, along with linebacker Cameron Lynch, at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., this past weekend. He has also been named to Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award watch lists — both recognizing excellence on the offensive line. Hickey is joined on the preseason team by fellow tackle Cameron Irving (Florida State), guards Tre’…
  • SU alumnus shines at box office with ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” has sold 10.7 million copies worldwide. The young adult novel-turned blockbuster made $48 million opening weekend. Michael Weber, a 2000 Syracuse University alumnus, was the mastermind behind the script that made millions of girls and guys sob this summer. “I knew about the book in advance, and once I read it, it’s obviously a beautiful story,” Weber said. “It’s something I wanted to be a part of.” “The Fault in Our Stars” is a bittersweet, coming-of-age love story of teenagers Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel…
  • Syracuse announces basketball exhibition games against Carleton, Adrian

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Syracuse will open its 2014-15 season with exhibition games against Carleton (Canada) University and Adrian (Mich.) College, SU Athletics announced in a release Monday. Unlike the Orange’s Canadian tour that segued into the 2013-14 season, the Orange will host Carleton and Adrian at the Carrier Dome on Nov. 2 and 10, respectively. The times for the games have not yet been announced. Carleton is arguably the most accomplished Canadian college basketball team, having won four straight Canadian Interuniversity Sport titles and 10 of the last 12. Syracuse played Carleton in Ontario at the…
  • Maltz to leave Syracuse, transfer to Maryland

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Attack Dylan Maltz will transfer from Syracuse to Maryland, his father, Derek Maltz Sr., confirmed in a text message shortly after 4 p.m. Friday. Maltz finished up his freshman season with the Orange this past May, and is the brother of now-graduated attack Derek Maltz. Dylan Maltz played in six games off the bench for SU and collected three goals and one assist. As a highly touted recruit out of Stone Bridge (Va.) Academy, Maltz was the third member of his family to take the field in a Syracuse uniform. Derek Maltz Sr. walked onto the team in the early ’80s and won a national…
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    Handmade Detroit

  • This website goes to 11…

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Welcome to the new Handmade Detroit site! It’s been a few years since we did a design update (5, actually, whoa.), and we are really excited for this one!  We have kept all the important features you’ve come to see on our site, but now with an updated, image-dominant design. We love it! Stay tuned to this and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair site for all our DUCF announcements (applications are going live on August 1st)!  You can sign up for our email list to be the first to know what’s going on here. Whether you’ve been with us since our beginnings in 2006, or just joining us,…
  • DUCF update!

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about this year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair! The 9th Annual DUCF will be held Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.  We will again feature over 100 makers, and applications will go live August 1st! Stay tuned to this site, or sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of this page for updates when apps go live.
  • Ponyride’s Summer Makers Market

    26 Jun 2014 | 12:59 pm
    From Ponyride: We are participating in the Detroit Love celebration and will be hosting a summer makers market during Corktown day on July 19th. We will be looking for all Detroit crafters, including foodies, to join us for the celebrations only “shopping” event. This is the only shopping event during Detroit’s 313th birthday celebration and we are want Detroit’s makers to join us. Can’t wait to shop and celebrate! For more info, and to apply for the show visit the application page For more information about Detroit Love, visit Forward Arts Detroit For more…
  • June 18th: National Day of Making

    18 Jun 2014 | 12:06 pm
    President Obama has declared June 18th, 2014 as the National Day of Making, and the White House is hosting it’s first ever Maker Faire today to celebrate! How are you celebrating today?
  • Berkley Art Bash Saturday

    13 Jun 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The Berkley Art Bash is back again tomorrow, and we are excited to see lots of our local favs will be there! Check out the full list of vendors here, and make it a family day – there will be food trucks, live music, and even inflatable and crafty fun for kids. *This event is not affiliated with Handmade Detroit, Please contact the folks at Berkley Art Bash with any questions you may have.
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    A Healthier Michigan

  • The simple way to get perfect posture (no books required)

    A Healthier Michigan
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    You rolled your eyes when mom said it, but, seriously, stand up straight! Sure it makes you look more presentable, but more importantly, it impacts your physical health. Poor posture can lead to painful joints, challenged breathing and trouble walking. The easiest way to learn proper posture is to stand against a wall and pull (don’t squeeze) your shoulders directly back and then down. The wall should essentially force your tailbone to align (we usually have it stuck out, forcing our spine in to a “C.”) Be sure not to over-correct by sticking your hips out in front. Also tuck in your…
  • How to ace your #HealthyMe goal to eat healthier

    A Healthier Michigan
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    Have you set your #HealthyMe goal but finding it tough to stay on track? You aren’t alone. It’s hard to accomplish your healthy goals (according to Forbes, only eight percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions every year). But there’s a way for you to get into that small group who does what they set out to do. This is the first in a series of blogs helping you make it to the finish line of your #HealthyMe goal. First up: How to stay on track with goals that center around eating healthier. Don’t deprive yourself. Moderation, not deprivation, is key when you’re…
  • What are you watching on TV during your workout?

    Maddie Michaels
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Watching TV tends to be counterproductive for engaging in physical activity.  This is probably because people typically watch TV while they’re sitting on the couch. Ironically, many gyms have televisions lined up side by side, across the walls in front of exercise machines. Many people claim that the television distracts them from feeling tired, during their workout.  Most of the time, each television is on a different channel, allowing a variety of interests to be pleased.  Some televisions might be showing sports highlights on ESPN, while another might be the Food Network…
  • Running tattoo is permanent reminder to pursue health for one Michigan man

    Julie Bitely
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    The tattoo on Wyoming resident Tom Popma’s left calf is officially the Fifth Third Riverbank Run logo. For Popma, it’s much more than that. It’s become an almost talismanic reminder for the 32-year-old to never return to unhealthy habits he’s left behind, in a trail of his own running dust. The tattoo was recently featured on the Runner’s World website as part of a roundup of 28 Amazing Running Race Tattoos. Popma submitted his tattoo as a contender, but said he was surprised to make the list. (Check out number 26!) “It was awesome,” he said. “People always ask if it’s real…
  • The amazing benefits of learning a new language

    A Healthier Michigan
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    It’s been proven that speaking multiple languages growing up can have an impact on your life that goes way beyond being able to order food in foreign countries. For instance, those who speak two languages every day throughout their lives can delay the onset of dementia by up to four years. Didn’t grow up speaking a second language? Don’t worry, there’s still time to learn and there are still benefits to becoming bilingual later in life. In fact, it’s recently been proven in the Annals of Neurology that learning a second language in adulthood has a positive effect on later-life…
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