Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 11:44 AM EDT Apr 16, 2019 The NFL is set to release its 2019 schedule at 8 p.m. Wednesday, though surely several games will leak ahead of time once team personnel get it in their hands. For now, here's what we know: Detroit Lions' 2019 opponents are set The NFL has a scheduling format it follows every year that makes knowing the opponents easy. The Lions play home and away against each of their division rivals, the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears, and face the AFC West and NFC East this season. Because they finished last in their division last year, the Lions also play the last-place team in the NFC West (the Arizona Cardinals) and NFC South (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). The Lions' entire home schedule includes games the Packers, Vikings, Bears, Bucs, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. On the road, they face the Packers, Vikings, Bears, Cardinals, … [Read more...] about NFL schedule release: Who will Detroit Lions play Week 1?
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Matt Charboneau The Detroit News Published 11:11 PM EDT Mar 25, 2019 East Lansing — There’s not a lot Michigan State juniors Joshua Langford and Kyle Ahrens can do on the court these days. Langford and Ahrens have been sporting matching walking boots lately as both recover from injuries — Langford missing most of the season after surgery to repair a broken foot and Ahrens the past week after suffering a grade 3 sprain of the ankle in the Big Ten tournament championship game. So, coach Tom Izzo, who already had Langford working on the team’s out-of-bounds plays, decided he needed more work for the duo — helping junior Nick Ward learn how to handle the mental aspect of getting back into playing form after missing time because of an injury. “They might have had the most important role of all,” Izzo said when asked Monday what Langford and Ahrens provided last weekend during first- and second-round NCAA Tournament games. “I asked both … [Read more...] about Michigan State Spartans teammates help get Nick Ward refocused, back on right track
Shawn Windsor Detroit Free Press Published 8:15 PM EDT Mar 20, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa — He fought himself at first. As Tom Izzo usually does. The raw emotion wrestling the politician. He’s like a hesitant shooter when a question arrives and he’s unsure whether to let his answer fly. And so, the Michigan State coach bit his lip. He paused. He did everything he could to keep from slicing open a vein. His Spartans had just beaten Michigan in the Big Ten title game Sunday evening in Chicago and now he was processing his team’s NCAA tournament seeding. A two-seed? In the same bracket against Duke? On the one hand: damn. On the other: “Wherever they want me to play,” he said, the politician in him winning out for a moment. “ … If you want me to play outside, I’ll play outside. If they want me to play — it don’t matter to me anymore. I’m … [Read more...] about Tom Izzo refocused Michigan State basketball after tough draw
Prince Harry is reportedly taking two weeks of paternity leave.A growing body of evidence suggests paid leave benefits parents, kids, and businesses.The US is the only country in the developed world that doesn't mandate paid maternity leave.Prince Harry will reportedly take two weeks of paternity leave when his wife, Meghan Markle, gives birth.A friend of the Prince is reported to have said, "He doesn't need to take paternity leave because he doesn't work in the way most people do, but he thinks it's a very modern dad thing to do."The news about the royal family serves as a reminder of how difficult it can be when paid family leave isn't an option. Becoming a new parent is a huge undertaking, and the situation becomes infinitely more challenging for parents forced to take unpaid family leave.What's perhaps most frustrating is the abundance of research that often goes ignored. These studies illustrate how beneficial paid parental leave can be not just for parents, but also for children, … [Read more...] about Prince Harry will reportedly take 2 weeks of paternity leave
By Greg Luca, Staff Writer Updated 1:24 pm CST, Thursday, January 31, 2019 UTSA players celebrate defeating Old Dominion in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. (Tom Reel/The San Antonio Express-News via AP) UTSA players celebrate defeating Old Dominion in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. (Tom Reel/The San Antonio Express-News via AP) Photo: Tom Reel, MBO / Associated Press Photo: Tom Reel, MBO / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 UTSA players celebrate defeating Old Dominion in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. (Tom Reel/The San Antonio Express-News via AP) UTSA players celebrate defeating Old Dominion in an NCAA … [Read more...] about Roadrunners refocused after record comeback