The Lions rallied to beat the Eagles 24-23 Sunday at Ford Field.    The Lions scored on all three of their drives in the first half, building a 21-7 lead late in the second quarter.  The Eagles (3-1) turned the ball over for the first time this season with 2:34 remaining when Ryan Mathews fumbled on a hit by Slay. The loose football was recovered by Tyrunn Walker at the Philadelphia 45.  Stafford set up the game-winning kick by converting a third-and-4 from the Eagles 39 with a perfectly placed pass on a crossing route to Golden Tate, who drew an unnecessary roughness penalty on Malcolm Jenkins. Matt Prater kicked a 29-yard field goal with 1:28 left. Darius Slay made an over-the-shoulder interception on the next snap, helping the Detroit Lions hand Carson Wentz his first loss. The Lions host the L-A Rams next Sunday.


Tom Brady was outstanding in his first action since serving a four-game suspension for his role in "Deflategate," throwing for 406 yards and three touchdowns in the New England Patriots' 33-13 victory at Cleveland.

The Minnesota Vikings are the NFL's last remaining unbeaten team, improving to 5-0 with a 31-13 win over Houston.

Green Bay beat the New York Giants 23-16 on Sunday Night Football.

Tonight, Tampa Bay plays at Carolina.

MLB Playoffs

Josh Donaldson scored on a throwing error by second baseman Rougned Odor in the bottom of the 10th to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 7-6 victory and a three-game sweep of their AL Division Series against the Texas Rangers.  Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer and had three RBIs for the Jays.

Jose Lobaton smashed a three-run homer and Daniel Murphy added a pair of RBI singles as the Nationals beat the Dodgers, 5-2 in Washington to even the National League Division Series at a game apiece.

The Indians and Red Sox were rained out for Game 3 of their American League Division Series in Boston.  They’ll play a make-up game today in Boston.   The Indians took the first two games of the series in Cleveland.

The Cubs go for the three game sweep late tonight in San Francisco.

Tigers Coaching for 2017

The Tigers announced their coaching staff will stay the same for next season under Manager Brad Ausmus, with one exception.  Hitting coach Wally Joiner will not be back.  Joiner has told the club he is interested in pursuing other interests in the game of baseball.


The Pistons host San Antonio tonight in pre-season basketball.  Starting point guard Reggie Jackson is due to receive a plasma injection today to treat tendinitis in his left knee. He could miss as much as six to eight weeks.  Backup Ish Smith will be asked to step up. The regular season starts October 27th as the Pistons go to Toronto.

Red Wings

The Red Wings finished 6-1-1 in pre-season.  The Wings will decide on roster cuts this week before the regular season starts Thursday in Tampa.


Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has advanced to the round of eight for the first time since the elimination format began two years ago.  Johnson did it by winning the rain-delayed event at Charlotte Motor Speedway, leading a race-high 155 laps before finishing just ahead of Matt Kenseth.