Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 PM EDT Sep 14, 2019 Four days after a season-opening tie with the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson still was trying to process what happened. “All your life in sports either you’re a winner or you’re a loser, and now you’re a tie-er,” Johnson said. “It’s kind of messed up.” The Lions blew an 18-point fourth-quarter lead against the Cardinals last week that left them juggling a mix of emotions. On one hand, they squandered a golden opportunity to get a hard-to-come-by road win that they’ll surely regret later in the season. On the other, 15 NFL teams lost last week, and the Lions weren’t one of them. “It’s not something you want,” Johnson said. “But like I said, at the end of the day, it’s not a loss. We know we had 500 yards of offense, we put up numbers and just didn’t finish quite where we needed to. But all … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions say they’re ready vs. L.A. Chargers after tie
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James Hawkins The Detroit News Published 4:18 PM EDT Jul 11, 2019 Michigan’s trip to the Bahamas will be far from a tropical retreat. The bracket for the Battle 4 Atlantis was revealed on Thursday and Michigan will open the Thanksgiving tournament on Nov. 27 against Iowa State. Tip-off is 12 p.m. EST and the game will be televised on ESPN. The winner of the opening matchup will advance to face either North Carolina or Alabama on Nov. 28. The other side of the loaded bracket features first-round meetings between Gonzaga-Southern Miss and Seton Hall-Oregon. In total, seven of the eight teams finished in the top 70 of the end-of-season NET rankings, including four in the top 20 (Gonzaga No. 2; North Carolina No. 8; Michigan No. 10; Iowa State No. 19). Gonzaga, North Carolina and Seton Hall are also ranked preseason top-15 teams for 2019-20 by ESPN, CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated. Iowa State is coming off a 23-12 campaign where it won the Big 12 tournament title … [Read more...] about Michigan opens vs. Iowa State in loaded Battle 4 Atlantis
Orion Sang Detroit Free Press Published 6:02 AM EDT Jun 13, 2019 Michigan baseball will face a familiar opponent in its first game of the College World Series. The Wolverines, who advanced to Omaha for the first time in 35 years with a Super Regional win over No. 1 seed UCLA last weekend, will play No. 8 seed Texas Tech on Saturday at 2 p.m. at TD Ameritrade Park. Michigan traveled to Lubbock earlier this season for a three-game series with the Red Raiders — a series Texas Tech swept by a combined score of 29-10. Michigan coach Erik Bakich believes the Wolverines are a "totally different team," though. "There is some familiarity there with Texas Tech," Bakich said Tuesday in Ann Arbor. "They've got a very good team. Very balanced, very complete. Speed, power, star players, good pitching. Deep bullpen. "But we're a completely different team since then. We're confident right now and that's probably the biggest change in us. We have a little bit more of an identity … [Read more...] about Michigan vs. Texas Tech in College World Series: Scouting report
By Henry Fernandez Published January 25, 2019 Business Leaders FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Bill Gates: I worry about US-China relations Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates discusses the trade dispute between the United States and China. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said on Friday that the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China doesn't benefit everyone. Continue Reading Below Ticker Security Last Change %Chg MSFT MICROSOFT CORP. 106.20 0.00 0.00% “You can't have a situation where the rhetoric against each other kind of escalates and the willingness to understand the other country gets tougher,” Gates said during an interview on “WSJ At Large With Gerry Baker.” MORE FROM WSJ AT LARGE WITH GERRY BAKER THE US-CHINA CONUNDRUM: LARRY SUMMERS DIGITAL DATA PRIVACY PROTECTION WILL REQUIRE GOVERNMENT'S INVOLVEMENT: MICHAEL CHERTOFF WHY THE US ECONOMY WILL LIKELY FALL … [Read more...] about US-China trade flap has more losers vs. winners: Bill Gates
Donald J. Trump, who, strangely and inaccurately often claims to have won by a landslide margin in the Electoral College in 2016, is one of five U.S. presidents to have “won” presidential elections while losing the national popular vote. So it occurred to me to look into what became of the others. Only one of them served a second term. That was the most recent case, the case of George W. Bush, who lost the year 2000 popular vote to Democratic nominee Al Gore, narrowly won in the Electoral College and that only after a case went to the Supreme Court to determine who had carried Florida. Most of us remember that one ourselves. The first “loser-winner” was John Quincy Adams in 1824, and he’s the only one who lost both the popular and the electoral vote to Andrew Jackson. But that was a four-way race, before the two-party system had really sorted itself out. Andrew Jackson actually finished first in both the popular (41 to 31 percent over runner-up Adams) and … [Read more...] about Presidential popular vote ‘loser-winners’: What became of the other four?