Sniping quotes highlight NHL conference finals animosity

It was the epitome of the “mic drop” — well, as far as post-game press conferences go.Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer appeared even keeled at the podium following San Jose’s 6-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final. But when one media member asked what the opposition had done differently to get the better of the Sharks, DeBoer cracked a not...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every NBA franchise's original incarnation

What is the original incarnation (location, name) of every NBA franchise? Note: Some franchise are still in the original incarnation, others are not.
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The 15 biggest playoff upsets in NBA history

The Oklahoma City Thunder shouldn't be here. It's weird to think of a team that won 55 games and boasts 2 of the 5 best players in the league (at least, according to the NBA MVP voting) as an underdog, but the Thunder spent the year in the same conference as two historically dominant teams. There was the San Antonio Spurs, who posted the 7th best point differential of all-time...
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May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Cy Young Award contenders at the quarter mark of the season

We’re about a quarter of the way the through 2016 MLB campaign, and as expected, fantastic pitching has been the dominant story line of the season. With the steroid era now dead and gone (or as close as it can be), baseball has entered into a new golden age of pitching. This revolution on the mound has made the NL and AL Cy Young Awards two of the most hotly contested prizes in...
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QUIZ: Name the NHL franchises that have never won the Stanley Cup

As of the 2015-16 season, 12 NHL franchises have never hoisted Lord Stanley's Cup, though two teams have a chance of ending their respective droughts after the conclusion of this year's playoffs. Can you name them all? Note: Team names are acceptable (no need to write out entire names), as well as abbreviated nicknames (e.g., 'Bucs'). One franchise is listed here as an answer that...
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How the goalies stack up in the Stanley Cup Conference Finals

In evening up the Western Conference Final series with the St. Louis Blues, members of the San Jose Sharks reportedly were more pleased with one player’s contribution to the 4-0 shutout: #SJSharks players seemed more excited about the “0” on scoreboard, than the 4. Martin Jones the backbone of that. — Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) May 18...
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Ranking the four potential NBA Finals matchups

Blown travel call aside, the Oklahoma City Thunder deserved to win Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals series against the mighty Golden State Warriors. OKC out-rebounded the Warriors, turned the ball over less and shot a better percentage from beyond the arc. Anytime a team is able to accomplish these three things against the Dubs and has little bit of luck along the way, a well...
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May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

A look at the special teams in the NHL conference finals

Every aspect of a team’s play has to be cranked up to 11 come the conference final, and special teams is no exception. In fact, the concept that a power-play goal can make or break a game becomes even more true when it comes down to the Eastern and Western Conference Final.Here is a look at how each of the four remaining teams looks on paper and how each team matches up with its...
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May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every NBA Rookie of the Year

Can you name the 67 NBA Rookies of the Year since the award was first given out? An asterisk (*) denotes a season when two players won the honors.
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL postseason quick hits: Western Conference Final

Postseason VitalsSan Jose: 8-4-0 in 12 games in the playoffsSt. Louis: 8-6-0 in 14 games in the playoffsHistory of the MatchupThis is the fifth time the two franchises have faced off in the playoffs, with all previous meetings taking place in the first round and each team winning two series apiece. San Jose took the 2015-16 regular-season series 2-1-0 with the home team winning each...
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May 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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