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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.

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 09: Ryan Broyles #84 of the Detroit Lions tries to avoid the tackle by Pierre Desir #26 of the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caldwell, Tate Weigh In On Wide Receiver Competition

Caldwell would not divulge who among the wide receivers has stood out to him in the competition for the third, fourth and fifth spots.

CBS Detroit–08/19/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions sacks quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter of the game at Ford Field on September 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 34-24. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caldwell On Fairley: ‘He’s Not Starting Right Now’

Fairley, Detroit’s first-round draft pick in 2011, has entered the final season of his contract with the Lions.

CBS Detroit–08/18/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 15:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions looks on during their preseason game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jim Caldwell Confirms Calvin Johnson Will Play Friday

Generally speaking, Caldwell said to expect most of the first string to play the entire first half and come back out for the second half.

CBS Detroit–08/18/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 16: Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a win over the Seattle Mariners in the ninth inning of the game at Comerica Park on August 16, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Mariners 4-2.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Nathan Says He Thinks Fans Are Too Hard On Him And Coke

Nathan said part of the continued harshness by fans could stem from the fact that fans might not see the improvement of him and Coke.

CBS Detroit–08/18/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 16:  David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the fifth innng of the game against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park on August 16, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

David Price Pitches Gem In First Start For Tigers At Comerica

When David Price saw Brad Ausmus striding toward the mound in the eighth inning Saturday, Price figured his night was done.

CBS Detroit–08/17/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 10: David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch in the first inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 10, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Marquee Pitching Matchup Features Cy Young Winners Price, Hernandez

Saturday night’s game between the Detroit Tigers and the Seattle Mariners could turn out to be a classic.

CBS Detroit–08/16/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 10: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers looks on from the dugout while wearing a rally cap during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 10, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Scherzer Stellar Again Thursday, Says Recent Adjustment Has Helped

Scherzer always preaches improvement, and as usual, he continues to work to back up those words.

CBS Detroit–08/14/2014

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 23:  Jim Johnson #45 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Texas Rangers in the top of the ninth inning at Coliseum on April 23, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Melvin Mercedes Called Up; Tigers Looking To Call Up Jim Johnson Next

“We need another arm,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said.

CBS Detroit–08/14/2014

Joe Nathan's struggles continue. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Joe Nathan Says Booing Got To Him, Apologizes: ‘My Frustrations Came Out’

Over Nathan’s last 15 outings, he has a 2.51 ERA and a batting average against of .208.

CBS Detroit–08/14/2014

OWINGS MILLS, MD - MAY 23:  Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens pauses while addressing a news conference with his wife Janay at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Report: NFL Considering Longer Suspensions For Domestic Violence Incidents

Stricter sanctions could include four-game or six-game bans for a first offense and a season-long ban for a second offense.

CBS Detroit–08/14/2014




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