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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Marta makes World Cup history with record 17th goal

Marta makes World Cup history with record 17th goal

Brazil star Marta scored her 17th World Cup goal Tuesday, moving clear of former Germany forward Miroslav Klose's tally of 16. Read more ...

Sam Kerr's four goals lift Australia to knockout round

Sam Kerr's four goals lift Australia to knockout round

Sam Kerr tallies all four of Australia's goals as they advance to the round of 16 with victory over Jamaica. GRENOBLE, France - And there it was. A little more than 10 minutes... Read more ...

Celtics' Horford will decline player option, become free agent

Celtics' Horford will decline player option, become free agent

Boston Celtics center Al Horford is expected to decline his $30.1 million player option for the 2019-20 season and become an unrestricted free agent. Read more ...

Opinion: World Cup puts U.S. women, families in touch with history, our...

Opinion: World Cup puts U.S. women, families in touch with history, our Greatest Generation

Six months after U.S. women tour Omaha Beach with 99-year-old World War II veteran Steve Melnikoff, their families get a similar opportunity. Read more ...

Former France soccer great arrested in 2022 World Cup probe

Former France soccer great arrested in 2022 World Cup probe

A judicial official in France says former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested and questioned in relation to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup Read more ...

Max Scherzer taken to locker room after bunting ball off face in batting...

Max Scherzer taken to locker room after bunting ball off face in batting practice

The Nationals ace was hurt during batting practice Tuesday when he fouled a ball off his face while attempting a bunt. Read more ...

XFL's Rod ‘He Hate Me' Smart found safe in South Carolina

XFL's Rod ‘He Hate Me' Smart found safe in South Carolina

Rod Smart - aka “He Hate Me” - has been “found safe” in South Carolina, according to police. The former XFLer and NFL running back had been missing for nearly a week after... Read more ...

Michel Platini, a soccer great now mired in corruption

Michel Platini, a soccer great now mired in corruption

Michel Platini was a winner for club and country on the soccer field, and became one of the sport's most high-profile administrators off it Read more ...

The Yankees' plan for hyped up Giancarlo Stanton

The Yankees' plan for hyped up Giancarlo Stanton

The Yankees entered Tuesday fifth in the American League in runs scored and fourth in homers, and that's with almost no production from Giancarlo Stanton, who was finally back... Read more ...

Chris Paul can no longer co-exist with James Harden on Rockets

Chris Paul can no longer co-exist with James Harden on Rockets

The Chris Paul-James Harden saga has reached the ultimatum stage. The relationship between the two Rockets guards is “unsalvageable,” according to a report by Yahoo Sports... Read more ...