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Originally from Kansas City, David Vranicar spent three years living in China and Europe. Alas, China’s table tennis and Denmark’s handball didn’t quite cut it, so he's back to covering US sports. His writing has appeared in the Kansas City Star, Deadspin, ECT News and more. Follow him on Twitter @davidvranicar.

Red Wings Sign Martin Frk To Three-Year Deal

The Red Wings have signed their 2012 second-round pick, Martin Frk.

Detroit Lions No. 11 In 'AP Pro32' Poll

The Detroit Lions came in at No. 11 in the AP's first-ever "AP Pro32" poll.

Lions Training Camp: Detroit GM 'Surprised' That Jahvid Best Still Isn't Cleared For Contact

Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew said that he was surprised that running back Jahvid Best has still not been cleared for contact.

London Olympics 2012: Michael Phelps Can Tie, Break Overall Medals Record Tuesday

Having already claimed the record for most gold medals, Michael Phelps can capture the overall medal record Tuesday.

Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony: Director Hints At Everything From Paul McCartney To Children's Lit

With appearances from Paul McCartney, Queen Elizabeth and characters from British literature, Friday's Opening Ceremony will be a spectacle.

2012-13 Pistons Schedule To Be Released Thursday Night

The Pistons' 2012-13 schedule will be released Thursday night.

USA Swimming: Davis Tarwater Gets Olympic Spot After Michael Phelps Drops Event

Davis Tarwater didn't have a spot on the Olympic team until Michael Phelps bowed out of an event.

Tigers Vs. Indians: Doug Fister, Detroit Look To Keep Rolling

The Tigers are looking more and more like the team people expected heading into the season. And Tuesday starter Doug Fister is a reason why.

USA Boxing: Christian Media, Filmmaker Among Those Touting Claressa Shields

Christian media -- not to mention filmmakers -- have taken a keen interest in Flint native and Olympic boxer Claressa Shields.

USA Track & Field: Move To Eugene Helps Geena Gall Secure Olympic Spot

Michigan grad Geena Gall said that being a full-time runner -- and not having to divide her time between training and a part-time job -- helped her qualify for the Summer Olympics.