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Pistons' Josh Smith calls Kenneth Faried a clown

freep.com — Faried said Smith shot Pistons out of game vs. Nuggets; Smith says 'he fears me' MINNEAPOLIS -- Josh Smith didn't mince words when asked to respond to Kenneth Faried's criticism of Smith shot-selection. After first clowning Faried's dreadlocks, he said: "The man's a clown. Quote me on that, too." OK.
Oct 30, 2014

Why the hate on dreadlocks? #Pistons' Josh Smith calls #Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried a clown on.freep.com/1tGFJiB via @freep

Oct 30, 2014

Well that seems uncalled for. Can't we all be friends? RT @Vincent_Ellis56 Josh Smith calls Kenneth Faried a clown on.freep.com/1tGFJiB

Mick McCabe: No question about Clawson coach’s son - QB Ty Sparks

freep.com — Clawson's starting quarterback was injured the last time the Trojans played Almont in the state playoffs. One of the two quarterbacks who played that day for Clawson was a freshman. He was 5-foot-8, 98-pound Ty Sparks. Sparks is now a 6-1, 160-pound senior - and he has come ridiculously far from three years ago.
Oct 31, 2014

The father/son coach/quarterback deal with Jim and Ty Sparks has been good for both and best for Clawson football. on.freep.com/1rG2Gxc

Son of Swami predicts all 128 prep football first-round games

freep.com — The All-Knowing One sees who the winners will be this weekend These are the pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. The team hosting the first game listed in each district is the No. 1 seed and is playing the No. 4 seed. The No.
Oct 31, 2014

Son of Swami obliterates 256 school names to give Free Press readers the 128 winners in the football state playoffs. on.freep.com/1rXBpaE

Oct 30, 2014

Son of Swami @MickMcCabe1 picks all the high school games, and he gets at least one right. @wbhslakersports freep.com/story/sports/h…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MickMcCabe1: Son of Swami picks all 128 first-round playoff games by making up 256 moronic names for schools. on.freep.com/1rXBpaE

Oct 30, 2014

Son of Swami picks all 128 first-round playoff games by making up 256 moronic names for schools. on.freep.com/1rXBpaE

Freshman Lexi Gussert might be key to MSU women’s success

freep.com — Part of the annual Michigan State women's basketball media day is an update on the health of Madison Williams, and the latest media day was no exception. Williams, 6-feet-7, is the most heralded player to sign with MSU, but three anterior cruciate ligament injuries have limited her to 178 minutes over four years.
Oct 31, 2014

With ACL No. 4 for @madiwill40 and No. 2 for @Agee_10, freshman @lexiigus must play and Tori Jankoska run the point. on.freep.com/1E83R1c

Grand Blanc’s Grant Fisher makes great strides to break state meet record

freep.com — Watching Grant Fisher run, you notice a difference between him and everyone else in the race. While the other runners' feet seem to pound the ground as they labor through the course, Fisher appears not to be running at all. And that's the thing - he isn't running, he is gliding.
Oct 31, 2014

Grand Blanc's @Phresh_Fish is the best runner in the country because he doesn't run, he glides. Goes for title #2. on.freep.com/1wNbmIr

Bernard Kilpatrick, out of prison, enters halfway house

freep.com — After 10 months of being behind bars, Bernard Kilpatrick, the father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, is getting a small taste of freedom. The elder Kilpatrick has been released from prison and is now serving the remainder of his sentence for tax evasion in a halfway house in Texas.
Oct 30, 2014

Sheesh. Fixing to add caps: Former #Detroit mayor #KwameKilpatrick's FATHER finishing up sentence in halfway house. freep.com/story/news/loc…

Oct 30, 2014

Daddy's out. Kwame's still in. Bernard Kilpatrick, out of prison, enters halfway house on.freep.com/1wJ3YNl via @freep

Journalist who grew up in Dearborn and Livonia dies in Turkey

freep.com — Growing up in Dearborn and Livonia the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, Serena Shim was known as an energetic girl who cared deeply for the world. She was destined to be a leader, her family members would say. Shim's ambitions led her to become a foreign reporter for Press TV, Iran's government-funded media outlet, reporting from Iraq, Lebanon, Ukraine and Turkey.
Oct 31, 2014

“My sister was assassinated,” says sister of journalist #SerenaShim, who grew up in MI. Memorial planned in Dearborn. freep.com/story/news/obi…

Detroit boy, 6, shoots self in hand, police say

freep.com — The 6-year-old shot himself in the hand while playing with his father's gun Wednesday night on Detroit's east side. In the second incident of its kind this week, a young Detroit boy shot himself while playing with a parent's handgun, police said.
Oct 30, 2014

I blame Jose Canseco as a bad role model RT @justinjm1: 6-year-old finds dad's gun, shoots self in hand on.freep.com/1wHUHFa

Oct 30, 2014

Second time this week a young Detroit child has been shot playing with parent's handgun on.freep.com/1wHUHFa

Chevrolet defends #ChevyGuy: Emotions got best of him

freep.com — The Twittersphere decided to make fun of Chevrolet executive Rikk Wilde over his nervous presentation of a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado to Madison Bumgarner, the World Series' Most Valuable Player. But there is a back story. The 25-year-old lefthander had just completed five historic innings of scoreless relief to deliver the San Francisco Giants their third World Series crown in the last five years.

Walton earns duty as Michigan hoops’ floor leader

freep.com — John Beilein has a history of producing talented point guards. Even at Michigan, from Darius Morris to Trey Burke, he has pushed dramatic leaps out of players from their freshman to sophomore seasons. Now Derrick Walton Jr. is under the microscope, and with that comes the intense coaching from Beilein.
Oct 30, 2014

Walton earns duty as Michigan hoops’ floor leader on.freep.com/1tGLddb via @freep

U-M’s Beilein preaches every possession is important

freep.com — In its last public appearance, the Michigan basketball team was walking off the floor at Lucas Oil Stadium, its season ended in the Elite Eight by Kentucky's Aaron Harrison and his three-point bomb. The shot kept the Wolverines from reaching the Final Four last spring, losing, 75-72.
Oct 30, 2014

U-M’s Beilein preaches every possession is important on.freep.com/1tGLs8m via @freep

Quality problems must be fixed, Fiat Chrysler CEO says

freep.com — Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says he does not take issue with the reliability problems revealed by Consumer Reports' recent study and said leadership changes will address the problem. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said the company was already planning to make a leadership change to the management of quality before Consumer Reports published a reliability study on that placed four Chrysler brands at the bottom of the survey.
Oct 30, 2014

@FCA_auto CEO said @ConsumerReports study was not the cause of Doug Betts departure, but says it did reveal problems: on.freep.com/1rWFMTo

Oct 30, 2014

Chrysler shakeup where Betts left was already in works before Consumer Reports study, @FCA_auto CEO Marchionne said on.freep.com/1rWFMTo

Oct 30, 2014

Leadership changes were already planned before Consumer Reports reliability study, @FCA_auto CEO Marchionne said: on.freep.com/1rWFMTo

Lawsuit gives behind-the-scenes look at Michigan right-to-work turmoil

freep.com — The State of Michigan and other defendants have denied in court filings that any violations of the Open Meetings Act took place during passage of right-to-work legislation Michigan's right-to-work laws should be struck down because there was a concerted effort to prevent the public from witnessing the laws' passage - including the locking of doors to the Capitol and directing Republican staffers to fill seats in the public gallery, attorneys for the Michigan ACLU argue in court papers filed Wednesday.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @paulegan4: Lawsuit: E-mails, texts shed light on turmoil at Capitol during passage of right-to-work on.freep.com/1wHeyEk #migov

Oct 30, 2014

Lawsuit: E-mails, texts shed light on turmoil at Capitol during passage of right-to-work on.freep.com/1wHeyEk #migov

Yankee Air Museum changing name, mission in expansion

freep.com — The new name is the National Museum of Aviation and Technology at Historic Willow Run. The Yankee Air Museum plans to expand its mission, change its name and launch a new fund-raising campaign to overhaul its exhibits after completing the purchase of its historic new home: a portion of the former Willow Run Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti Township.

2015 Toyota Camry gets sharper steering, new looks

freep.com — New looks and interior materials combine to keep America's best-selling car on shoppers' minds Toyota just made the biggest mid-course correction in the history of America's best-selling car. The ★★★ 2015 Toyota Camry gets sharper steering, new looks and interior upgrades to keep pace with other midsize sedans.

Man who killed Osama bin Laden to reveal his identity

freep.com — The Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden dead in a 2011 raid is planning to reveal his identity to the world-starting with Fox News. The man known as "The Shooter" will be interviewed by the network for a two-part special airing on Nov. 11 and 12 called "The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden."

Missing Monroe County woman would come home, if she could, family says

freep.com — About 30 people spent Wednesday afternoon walking through neighborhoods, corn fields and forests in a 5-mile radius of where the party was held Friends and family say that if Chelsea Bruck, 22, could come home, she would. Four days after she was last seen leaving a Halloween party in Monroe County with an unknown man, they haven't heard from her.
Oct 30, 2014

Day 4: search for missing Monroe County woman, 22, continues on.freep.com/1tFyt6N via @freep

Detroit Zoo giraffe calf named Mpenzi

freep.com — A new giraffe calf at the Detroit Zoo now has a name: Mpenzi. The zoo in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak says Thursday the name can be translated from Swahili to mean "love." The zoo says it got thousands of name suggestions and the Detroit Zoological Society invited the public to vote among five finalists while supporting giraffe conservation with a donation.
Oct 30, 2014

Oh, those legs! Fun video of new Detroit Zoo giraffe calf. Fascinating also watching mom lower herself to ground. on.freep.com/1tFyesu

Canadian Joel Anthony has been inspired by Steve Nash

freep.com — The newest member of the Pistons was saddened by the news out of Los Angeles earlier this week. Center Joel Anthony, recently obtained from the Boston Celtics, is a native of Montreal and is a proud Canadian.
Oct 30, 2014

And for our friends up north: Canadian Joel Anthony has been inspired by Steve Nash on.freep.com/1wG7jwq via @freep