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Restore the Roar!

Are you ready for some football?  Did you know that Lions' training camp begins on Friday?  Let's show them our support by getting into the Lions spirit!  Check out books on the Detroit Lions, and quarterback

A Tiger to Prey in the Hills of Michigan!

That's right, Tiger Woods will be among the field of players in the 45th Buick Open at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc this week.  Don't miss your chance to see what could be the final Buick Open, the only PGA tour stop, here in Michigan.   

Photo courtesy of AP Images

Four Tigers make the MLB All-Star Roster

CGCurtis Granderson, Brandon Inge, Edwin Jackson and Jason Verlander will represent the Detroit Tigers in the 80th Midsummer Classic at St.

30th. Michigan Senior Olympics July 5 - 12

The 30th Michigan Senior Olympics  Summer Games will be held July 5 through July 12 at Oakland University and other sites in Oakland and Washtenaw counties.  A complete schedule is available on their website.  Hayes Jones, 1964 Gold Medalist is this year's chairperson.  Mr. Jones will host the 30th. Anniversary Celebration of Athletes featuring guest speaker, Bill Laimbeer,four time All Star, twice an integral part the Detroit Piston team that won the NBA Championship and head coach of the WBA's Detroit Shocks. 

Are you an AL or a NL?

baseball bat and gloveHey sports fans! Join us next week, July 12-14, 2009, in beautiful Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis, MO. for the 80th Major League Baseball All-Star Game! This the the game that showcases the best of the best from the American and National Leauges braving the heat to swing their bats in the ever-popular Home Run Derby and of course at the plate when they send their high fly balls over the left field fence in an attempt to bring victory to their team. For more information check out ESPN.com for all your sporting needs, highlights, and updates. Go American League!! (Home of our Detroit Tigers, afterall!)

Hiking in Michigan

Whether it's a long cross-state hike or a shorter day hike, Michigan abounds with breathtaking trials.  To locate and plan a hike near or far visit Michigan.org.  Make sure to prepare for a enjoyable experience with Buck Tilton's new Knack

Kid Rock to serve as Grand Marshal for the LifeLock 400 at MIS

miSEnjoy an exciting weekend with family and friends at the Michigan International Speedway beginnning this Friday and culminating with the LifeLock 400 on Sunday, June 14, 2009. Detroit's multi-platinum recording artist, Kid Rock, will headline pre-race activities, give the famous command for drivers to start their engines and ride in the Grand Marshal car leading the field during the ceremonial parade laps.  Rev up by watching the new DVD The Ride of Their Lives  narrated by Kevin Costner.  Photo courtesy of AP Images.

Red Wings vs. Penguins

vs.    penguins logoWelcome to Stanley Cup 2009 Hockey Fans!!! Can you believe our luck as we once again have a match-up between the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Déjà Vu for the 2009 Stanley Cup!

The Detroit Red Wings defeat the Chicago Blackhawks to win the Western Conference Finals and move on to face the Pittsburgh Penguins once again in the Stanley Cup Finals!! Keep the beard, get the octopuses ready and cheer the Wings on to a repeat title.   In between games watch

27th Annual Canton Cup Soccer Tournament

It's Memorial Day weekend which means it's time for the Annual Canton Cup, the largest soccer tournament of it's kind in Michigan.  Over 580 teams from across Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ontario compete on soccer fields throughout Canton.  More information can be found on the 2009 Canton Cup website and find the new book Outcasts United: A Refugge Team, an American Town by John St. Warren in our collection.

Happy Birthday Mia Hamm and "Sugar Ray" Leonard

This sunny May 17th, we have two high profile birthdays to celebrate. It is the birthday of boxer "Sugar Ray" Leonard born on this date in 1956 and also soccer player, Mia Hamm, who was born on this date in 1972. Both of these figures have had illustrious careers in their sports field and we wish them a heartfelt happy birthday! Be sure to check out our books on both of these famous, amazing athletes!

Keep the Beard Growing!

It'll be an Original Six matchup in the NHL Western Conference Finals when the Detroit Red Wings take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs!  The series begins this Sunday at the Joe.  Read more about hockey history in Brian McFarlane's Original Six Series here at CPL.  Go Wings!!

Home Run History

babe ruthToday fans, is a legendary day. May 6, 1915, Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run while batting for the Boston Red Sox.  As history tells us, he only went on from there to become a bigger and bigger sports legend. Enjoy our many materials highlighting the life and career of this powerful baseball slugger!

Moving on Up

Well fans, Round 1 against the Colombus Blue Jackets ended with our hometown heroes moving on to the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, while leaving those Blue Jackets at the cleaners! Will Lord Stanely once again grace our ice as we revel in being hockey champions? Only time will tell, but until then, checkout the Detroit Red Wings website for all the most up to date information on our boys in red.

The current state?????

Have you ever noticed the current state of the world and wondered...WHY?  Visit Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonist Index for a different view of today's events.

'The Bird' in his own words

Mark Fidrych was introduced to the Detroit area back in 1976.  He was energetic, unique, and talented.  Fans everywhere watched his antics on the field from talking to the ball to kneeling down and smoothing out the mound. He won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1976 and went on to spend his major league career with the Detroit Tigers. Remember Mark Fidrych in his book No Big Deal published in 1977. 

Hockey Season Winding Down

Well, hockey fans, the time is drawing near. Regular season play for our Detroit Red Wings ends this Sunday night! Time does fly! However, buckle down, sports fans, as the playoffs are upon us. Enjoy these great books on the Stanley Cup while you wait on the edge of your seats for the playoffs to begin!

Friday Night Lights

If you're not watching Friday Night Lights you're certainly missing one of the best programs on television. Based on the book and movie of the same name, the show stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, and takes place in the small town of Dillon, Texas where high school football is the center of many people's lives.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame...

The Tigers Home Opener is this coming Friday, April 10th.  Even if you don't have tickets to the big game, you can get into the baseball spirit with a hotdog, popcorn, and a family-friendly baseball movie from CPL.  Some of my favorites are The Sandlot, Angels in the Outfield, and Rookie of the Year.  Batter Up!

March is Madness!

Follow your favorite College Basketball team in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and cheer them on to the Final Four in Detroit!  Go mad and re-live