Playoffs

NHL's willful disregard for broken playoff system getting ridiculous

6 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

SUNRISE, Fla. - Imagine Wimbledon every year matching up the top two seeds in each half of the draw in the second round. Imagine the World Cup placing the four most powerful squads in the same group. Imagine March Madness placing the top four seeds in the country in the same region. While you're at...
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US women get easy draw for next summer's World Cup, facing Thailand, Chile and Sweden

US women get easy draw for next summer's World Cup, facing Thailand, Chile and Sweden

6 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Every team, regardless of how talented or how deep, needs a few lucky breaks to win a title. Six months before the World Cup kicks off in France, the U.S. women got their first one. The defending champions have what looks to be the easiest path through the group stage of all the contenders, drawing Thailand and Chile on Saturday as their first two opponents. Thailand, ranked 29th, won one game and gave up 10 goals in its first World Cup appearance in 2015. Chile, ranked 38th, will be making its World Cup debut. Yes, the Americans also got their old frenemy Sweden. Of course they did. It...
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Women's World Cup draw set in Paris amid unrest

Women's World Cup draw set in Paris amid unrest

6 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The 24 teams that qualified for the Women's World Cup are set to learn their opponents for the tournament's group stage next summer in France. Saturday's draw for soccer's most prestigious event is taking place inside La Seine Musicale, a dome-shaped concert hall perched over the river Seine on the outskirts of Paris.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes very emotional after winning NBA MVP

Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes very emotional after winning NBA MVP

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. They won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player... Read more ...

European vacation over, Naeher and US bounce back up

European vacation over, Naeher and US bounce back up

After three games with little to do, American goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher blundered in her first World Cup knockout match Read more ...

Hernández walk-off, single lifts Red Sox over White Sox 6-5

Hernández walk-off, single lifts Red Sox over White Sox 6-5

Marco Hernández beats out an infield single with the bases loaded in ninth, Boston Red Sox rallies to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 Read more ...

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2018-19 NBA Most Valuable Player award

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2018-19 NBA Most Valuable Player award

Six years after entering the NBA as a skinny teenager full of raw talent, Giannis Antetokounmpo capped a season full of accolades with his first MVP. Read more ...

Raptors' Pascal Siakam captures NBA's most improved player award

Raptors' Pascal Siakam captures NBA's most improved player award

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam won the NBA's most improved player award. Siakam beat out D'Angelo Russell of the Brooklyn Nets and De'Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings... Read more ...

The Latest: Luka Doncic wins NBA Rookie of the Year award

The Latest: Luka Doncic wins NBA Rookie of the Year award

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Megan Rapinoe scores two penalty kicks as USA edges Spain to advance to...

Megan Rapinoe scores two penalty kicks as USA edges Spain to advance to World Cup quarterfinals

Megan Rapinoe converted two penalty kicks to push USA past Spain in a tight Round of 16 game. The USA will play France in quarterfinals Friday. Read more ...

Paraguay through to Copa quarters as Japan, Ecuador draw

Paraguay through to Copa quarters as Japan, Ecuador draw

Paraguay became the final qualifiers for the Copa America quarter-finals without even playing on Monday as the two teams who could deny them, Japan and Ecuador, drew 1-1 in... Read more ...

Haiti rally to beat Costa Rica 2-1 in Gold Cup

Haiti rally to beat Costa Rica 2-1 in Gold Cup

New York - Haiti rallied with two second-half goals to beat Costa Rica 2-1 Monday and reach the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup as winners of Group B. Read more ...

Blazers Trading Evan Turner To Hawks For Kent Bazemore

Blazers Trading Evan Turner To Hawks For Kent Bazemore

The Portland Trail Blazers are trading Evan Turner to the Atlanta Hawks for Kent Bazemore, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Both veteran wings are on expiring contracts in... Read more ...