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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 - OCTOBER 27: Ezekiel Ansah #94 and head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions celebrate a fourth quarter extra point against the Dallas Cowboys that put Detroit up 31-30 with only seconds remaining at Ford Field on October 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ziggy Ansah Taken Off PUP List

Ansah underwent surgery on his shoulder this offseason.

CBS Detroit–08/12/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 11:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers reacts in the first inning after giving up five hits and four runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates during inter-league play at PNC Park on August 11, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Verlander May Miss Sunday Start, Not Expected To Go On DL

Brad Ausmus told reporters at Tuesday’s game that Verlander’s MRI showed inflammation in several places but no structural damage.

CBS Detroit–08/12/2014

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 8: Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons drives to the basket against Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks on April 8, 2014 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Greg Monroe Willing To Sign Qualifying Offer

New Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy has consistently stated that Detroit wants to keep Monroe, and Van Gundy has said he talks to Monroe’s agent, David Falk, on a regular basis.

CBS Detroit–08/12/2014

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears passes under pressure from C.J. Mosley #99 of the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on November 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Lions defeated the Packers 21-19. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says Not To Read Into Mosley Taking First-Team Reps Over Fairley

Fairley, whose fifth-year option the Lions declined to pick up after an inconsistent 2013, refused to talk with reporters after practice.

CBS Detroit–08/12/2014

ALLEN PARK, MI - MAY 17: Detroit Lions first year head coach Jim Caldwell watches the action during Rookie Minicamp on May 17, 2014 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions Swap Crowd Noise For Music In Practice, Keep Playlists Clean

Caldwell agreed that there was a cheerfulness to practice, but he thought it had little to do with the tunes.

CBS Detroit–08/11/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 13:  Ian Krol #46 of the Detroit Tigers throws in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals on July 13, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Tigers Raid Triple-A Toledo For Relievers After Bullpen-Busting Game

The organization outlined the flurry of moves on its Twitter account and said another move would be announced Tuesday.

CBS Detroit–08/11/2014

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 28:  General Manager Dave Dombrowski of the Detroit Tigers watches his team take batting practice prior to playing against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 28, 2013 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Exploring Trade For Hitter

Sunday the Tigers scored five runs early but failed to score again throughout the remainder of what turned into a 19-inning game.

CBS Detroit–08/11/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 29:  Nate Burleson #13 of the Detroit Lions attempts to pull in a pass while Robert Blanton #36 of the Minnesota Vikings covers on December 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Former Lion Nate Burleson Hints This Could Be His Last Season

“The goal is to have a career year and really ride off in the sunset the way I need to – full 16 games,” Burleson said.

CBS Detroit–08/11/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 30:  Kellen Moore #17 of the Detroit Lions throws a third quarter pass while playing the Buffalo Bills during a pre season game at Ford Field on August 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Kellen Moore’s Performance Brings Attention To Backup QB Competition

Matthew Stafford played just one series Saturday night, and to say the offense looked shaky with Dan Orlovsky would be an understatement.

CBS Detroit–08/11/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 09: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns throws a third quarter pass under pressure from Kyle Van Noy #95 of the Detroit Lions during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Manziel Solid In NFL Debut; Caldwell Says Rookie Knows What He Is Doing

Manziel’s initial entrance into the game came with 7:32 remaining in the second quarter.

CBS Detroit–08/10/2014

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