Ashley Dunkak

ProfilePicAshley writes feature stories and news articles about the Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, Michigan and Michigan State.

Before moving to Detroit in May 2013, Ashley covered Kansas State football and men’s basketball for three years as a correspondent for the Associated Press. Before working for the AP, she wrote for the Kansas State Collegian, where she also spent time as a copy editor and sports editor. Overall, she compiled hundreds of sports stories on her way to graduating. She minored in Spanish and economics along with majoring in journalism, but writing has always been her passion.

At age 13, she emailed her dad a recap of a Kansas City Chiefs game, and he responded that she should think about becoming a sports writer. Almost a decade later, she is living the dream, and she could not be more thrilled to be doing so in a great sports town like Detroit.

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Dombrowski On Building Team: ‘It’s Not Fantasy Baseball’

“I like our ball club,” Dombrowski said, “and if we can get there, I like our chances.”

CBS Detroit–3 mins ago

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 2:  Catcher Bryan Holaday #50 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with closing pitcher Joe Nathan #36 after a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 2, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Nathan Expects Improvement In 2015, Hopes To Reach 400 Saves

Nathan said the work he has done so far this offseason has gone well, from building confidence in his new arm angle to refining pitches.

CBS Detroit–2 hours ago

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media during a press conference to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Altering Footballs Not The Only Way A Team Can Try To Gain An Edge

“I can’t say this is the case for every guy in the National Football League, but I think the line is whatever you can get away with.”

CBS Detroit–01/23/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers walks to the dugout after being relieved in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 2, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Verlander Says Scherzer Deal Good For Baseball

“I think the game is doing well,” Verlander said, “and you see that reflected in player salaries and also what the owners are taking in.”

CBS Detroit–01/23/2015

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What’s Miguel Cabrera’s Favorite Prank? David Price Spills To 97.1 The Ticket

Price names Martinez, not Cabrera, as the most difficult batter he has had to face.

CBS Detroit–01/23/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after scoring on a double to deep center field hit Victor Martinez #41 against Kevin Gausman #39 of the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

What Will Tigers Chemistry Be Like Following Loss Of Hunter, Scherzer? Ausmus Not Worried

“We’re going to miss those guys and those personalities,” Ausmus said, “but I’m not worried about there being a problem in the clubhouse.”

CBS Detroit–01/23/2015

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Verlander Gains About 25 Pounds, Opens Up About Impact Of Surgery On Last Season

“I feel better than I have in three or four years,” Verlander said. “I’m genuinely excited.”

CBS Detroit–01/22/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Price Open To Long-Term Deal With Tigers, Would Be Excited If They Signed Shields

Price would consider a contract extension with Detroit, but free agency does hold a strong appeal – and not just because of the money.

CBS Detroit–01/22/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson (R) #81 of the Detroit Lions and center Dominic Raiola (L) #51 celebrate Johnson's second touchdown of the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Raiola Still Undecided On If He Will Keep Playing, Has Yet To Hear From Any Teams

“It’s just something I’m going to decide over time, hopefully the next few months,” Raiola said. “Nobody reached out to me.”

CBS Detroit–01/22/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 2, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Scherzer On His Reaction To $210 Million Deal: ‘Jaw-Dropping’

In his introductory press conference, Scherzer acknowledged even he was staggered by the amount of the deal.

CBS Detroit–01/21/2015

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