Ashley Dunkak spent the last three years covering Kansas State football and men’s basketball 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 summa cum laude in 2013. She minored in Spanish and economics along with majoring in journalism, but writing has always been her passion.
Dunkak grew up in Olathe, Kan., where she raced her dad to the mailbox every Thursday to see who would get to read Sports Illustrated first. At 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, that is exactly what she is doing, and she could not be more thrilled to be doing so in a great sports town like Detroit.
By winning four of their last five, they have all but locked up a spot.
Brad Ausmus offered the well-worn caveat that relievers often find it harder to pitch in no-pressure situations than in close games.
Despite a spring game that looked rather rocky, Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner had his smile back.
The Tigers announced that Cabrera is the seventh-fastest player in baseball history to reach 2,000 hits.
New Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is no longer perfect on challenges, thanks to a goofy rule akin to the NFL’s “completing the process” rule.
When Pavel Datsyuk hits the ice Friday night at Joe Louis Arena, it will be his first game in the home arena of the Detroit Red Wings since Dec. 23, 2013.
Smyly pitched out of the bullpen in 2013, recording an ERA of 2.37 as the most reliable reliever for the Tigers last season.
The first time new Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus met starting pitcher Max Scherzer, the hurler told Ausmus he would always be honest with him.
The ruling made first-time major league manager Brad Ausmus 2-for-2 for the day on challenges.
New Tigers manager Brad Ausmus explained the changes before the game Wednesday.