Ted Kulfan The Detroit News Published 2:29 PM EDT Sep 12, 2018 Detroit – Get ready for a training camp unlike any the Detroit Red Wings have had in many years. When they were winning Stanley Cups, the Red Wings’ roster was pretty much known before they headed to camp. Even last fall, coming off their first missed postseason after 25 consecutive appearances, the Wings had just a couple roster spots open. But as they take the ice Friday in Traverse City – physicals and the annual charity golf tournament take place Thursday – there are many jobs available on the roster, ice time to be doled out and lines to be reconfigured. All without Henrik Zetterberg. The venerable captain hasn’t been able to train all summer because of persistent back pain and isn’t going to be ready to begin the regular season. So Zetterberg’s spot in the lineup, his place on the power play, how his line will now be constructed – all those things will … [Read more...] about Top story lines for a unique Red Wings training camp
Quiz PUBLISHED: 11:42 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:02 07 September 2018 The Department of Health has floated a proposal to print all calorie counts on menus. ehaurylik It’s been a busy week in the business world, so we’ve rounded up some of our biggest and most interesting stories that may have gone under the radar - and you can test your knowledge of both national and East Anglian stories in this week’s Biz Quiz. Here are this week’s top stories: • Norfolk restaurateurs slam ‘expensive’ plans to publish calorie counts on menusNorfolk restaurants criticised a Department of Health proposal which would see calorie counts of dishes printed on menus. Liz Truss, chief secretary to the treasury and South West Norfolk MP, said the health department had significantly underestimated the cost to some 26,000 independent restaurateurs, and that it could bring food price rises and job cuts.• Five things you need to know about Anglian … [Read more...] about The BizQuiz: Top stories from the business world this week, and how much have you been paying attention?
By David Goricki The Detroit News Published 9:38 p.m. UTC Aug 5, 2018 Monday is a big day in Michigan high school sports as football practice gets underway throughout the state. Here are top story lines to follow as the countdown begins to the opening weekend of games Aug. 23-25. OAA flexes muscles Multiple teams from the OAA flexed their muscles last season, ending with Clarkston’s win over OAA Red rival West Bloomfield in the Division 1 state championship game, and Farmington Hills Harrison of the OAA White falling to unbeaten Muskegon in the Division 3 title game. Oak Park took eventual Division 2 state champion Warren De La Salle to the limit in the regional final and returns the bulk of its team. More: Michigan State among teams taking notice of Dearborn’s Tommy Guajardo This could be Greg Carter’s year to lead Oak Park to Ford Field for the chance to bring home the ultimate trophy this season, with Ohio State-bound quarterback … [Read more...] about Top story lines as high school football practice kicks off
Matt Charboneau The Detroit News Published 8:07 p.m. UTC Aug 1, 2018 East Lansing — The players reported Wednesday and by Thursday morning, Michigan State will be on the practice field for the first time, preparing for the 2018 season-opener at the end of the month. The optimism is high for the Spartans after completing a seven-game turnaround from 2016 to 2017, winning 10 games, coming in second in the Big Ten East and beating Washington State in the Holiday Bowl. Nearly the entire starting lineup returns as Michigan State looks to validate the quick rebound from the misery of 2016 by pushing to win the East and get back to the conference championship game for the first time since 2015. While there aren’t many position battles, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some questions to answer and story lines to follow over the next few weeks. As Michigan State gets set to kick off the season Aug. 31 against Utah State, here are some things to keep an eye … [Read more...] about Top story lines as Michigan State opens football practice
By Mitch Stephens Published 5:01 pm, Monday, June 11, 2018 One of the great appeals of high school sports is to follow the ebb and flow of great young players. Just as two-time Metro Football Player of the Year Najee Harris finished his senior season at Antioch in 2016, the star of Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland running back Austin Jones began to rise. Jones is now rated the sixth-best running back nationally by 247Sports from the Class of 2019. We saw the passing of the baton this decade from Mitty’s Aaron Gordon to O’Dowd’s Ivan Rabb, just like Miramonte-Orinda’s Sabrina Ionescu handed it to 2017-18 Metro Girls Basketball Player of the Year Haley Jones. Unfortunately, we’re seeing a similar shuffling of talent in prep coaching circles, especially football. With dwindling rosters because of parental concerns over head injuries, economic realities and a wider discrepancy among the top and bottom teams, the demands and pressures upon football … [Read more...] about Bay Area high school sports: Top story lines from the 2017-18 season