Ashley Dunkak

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Ashley 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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CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits an RBI single during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Ausmus On Placing Victor Martinez On DL: ‘It Wasn’t Victor’s Choice’

Designated hitter Victor Martinez did not want to go on the disabled list. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus overruled him Monday night.

CBS Detroit–05/19/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 20: Designated hitter Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers scores the game winning run during the seventh inning of the game against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on April 20, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 2-1. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Place Victor Martinez On 15-Day Disabled List

Martinez had been battling soreness in the knee for some time. He underwent surgery on it before the season after tearing his meniscus.

CBS Detroit–05/19/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Tyler Collins hits a three-run home run during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 1, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Tigers defeated the Indians 12-1. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Calling Up Tyler Collins

In 18 games for the Tigers last season, Collins had a batting average of .250 and an on-base percentage of .280.

CBS Detroit–05/19/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 29: Joakim Soria #38 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the game on April 29, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 10-7. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tigers Enjoying Solid Production From Bullpen

Detroit’s relievers have a collective ERA of 3.02, seventh-best in the majors.

CBS Detroit–05/18/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Verlander Feeling Good After 45-Pitch Bullpen, Most Intense One Yet

“Probably getting pretty close to a sim game,” starting pitcher Justin Verlander said Monday after he threw a 45-pitch bullpen at Comerica.

CBS Detroit–05/18/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 01: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings watches the action during the second period of the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Red Wings Babcock Says Decision On Contract Coming As Soon As Wednesday

In an interview Friday with TSN, Babcock said the decision could come as early as Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–05/18/2015

Rendering of new bridge that will span Detroit River. (Credit MDOT)

Gordie Howe’s Son On Naming Of Bridge: ‘This Is As Big An Honor As He’s Ever Had’

“Bridges are kind of big and powerful like my dad, so it’s kind of fitting in that way,” Gordie Howe’s son Murray said in a phone interview.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 28: Corey Wootton #99 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a sack of Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter on December 28, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Lions Sign Defensive End Corey Wootton

Wootton played in 15 games for the Vikings last season and totaled 16 tackles. He also recorded a sack.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Right fielder J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers catches a fly ball hit by Mike Aviles #4 of the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Day-To-Day With Low Back Tightness, J.D. Martinez Will Be Designated Hitter Thursday

Victor Martinez, who usually hits behind Miguel Cabrera, is getting a day off.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 27: Joakim Soria #38 and Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate a win of the game against the Minnesota Twins on April 27, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 5-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Avila Will Avoid Surgery; No Immediate Timetable For Return

“I can’t give you an exact time frame, [but] it’s certainly shorter than what they expect if he’d have had surgery,” Ausmus said.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015