| Dec 27, 2009
The Detroit Lions dropped to 2-13 with a 20-6 setback to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park.
The loss was the Lions' fifth straight since a last-second 38-37 triumph over the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 22.
Coach Jim Schwartz's...
| Jan 4, 2010
DETROIT -- While Lovie Smith dodged direct questions about his future Sunday after the Bears' 37-23 victory over the Lions, defensive tackle Tommie Harris didn't mince any words about possible coaching changes.
Sitting in the corner of the locker room,...
| Jan 10, 2010
Lions, tigers, bears and a haunted house in Vietnam?
It's not a fairy tale, and the only missing ingredient is a voice exclaiming, "Oh, my!"
Lac Canh Dai Nam Van Hien is a $219-million amusement park that began construction in 1999 and opened Sept. 11,...
| Jan 17, 2010
The night belongs to "Avatar."
The sci-fi blockbuster -- the most expensive movie ever made and on track to become the highest-grossing film ever made – won the Golden Globe tonight for best dramatic film and best director for James Cameron.
| Feb 14, 2010
In Los Angeles, history often seems to careen on with hardly a backward glance. Last week, as Diane Watson announced that she would retire this year from Congress, history suffused the room and there were backward glances aplenty.
In the conference...
| Feb 18, 2010
The top-ranked Prestonwood Christian School Lions are taking on San Antonio Central Catholic Saturday afternoon in the regionals.
Prestonwood senior Jason Posphical has enjoyed playing public schools. "We've had success against all the public schools, so...
| Feb 24, 2010
Things you expect to see at the Houston Zoo: giraffes, lions and bears. Animals in captivity that "captivate" anyone who walks by---but if you go to the elephants, no one can forget Max.
"Max lives here he's part of the herd," Trainer Daryl Hoffman said...
| Mar 5, 2010
Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch has agreed to a four-year deal with the Detroit Lions.
Detroit coach Jim Schwartz wanted the Tennessee Titans starter to open free agency, and has landed the Lions' top target with a personal touch. Schwartz was waiting in...
| Mar 8, 2010
The Detroit Lions have traded two late-round draft picks to acquire cornerback Chris Houston from the Atlanta Falcons.
The Lions also released defensive end Dewayne White today while announcing the re-signing of tight end Will Heller to a three-year deal...
| Mar 21, 2010
Patrick Nyaleta was a cow herder by the time he was 6. Like many rural Kenyans, his father measured his wealth in cattle and needed his children to tend them.
One day, Patrick threw a rock at a wayward cow, killing it — the Kenyan equivalent of...
| Jul 1, 2010
The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with seventh-round wide receiver Tim Toone.
The Lions also announced Thursday they've signed kicker Aaron Pettrey and have claimed Leger Douzable off waivers.
Toone is regarded as latest Mr. Irrelevant because he...
| Jun 4, 2010
Watching "The Lion King," even on a second viewing, the operative response upon experiencing the opening number featuring a plethora of wild animals — including an elephant and two giraffes of approximate actual size — boils down to a single...