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    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. First things first: No, the Denver Nuggets aren’t just going to magically come back from a 3-1 series deficit against the Los Angeles Lakers just because they’ve done it twice already in these 2020 NBA Playoffs. SUBSCRIBE: Get The Whiteboard delivered daily to your email inbox #OtherContentOur own Collin Cable opened up on addiction, grief, brotherhood and the redemptive power of Luka Doncic’s basketball brilliance with a beautiful, must-read piece. With only four teams left in the NBA Playoffs, it’s time for some observations about each one. And finally, here’s everything you need...
    LeBron James went through fire during his early NBA career. His trial started with challenging the likes of the Detroit Pistons off their championship heyday in the Playoffs. By the time LeBron became a legitimate contender, a ‘Big 3’ in Boston awaited his arrival. Kevin Garnett, a member of the ‘Big 3’, along with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, spoke about ‘breaking LeBron’ in 2019. He addressed those comments again on the Load Management podcast, specifically talking about James’s exit from Cleveland in 2010 after losing to Boston in the Playoffs. “For all you LeBron lovers, who don’t know sh*t…” KG has a special message for LeBron fans on how he and the Celtics broke LeBron ???? EPISODE: https://t.co/gq3yj65s1U...
    DOJ orders Pennsylvania county to change ballot practices after troubling findings Olive Garden-parent Darden is more attractive the longer the pandemic drags, Jim Cramer says WNBA playoffs tip with statement on Breonna Taylor ruling: Justice is on the ballot WNBA players came to the 2020 bubble to “Say Her Name” and fight for justice. They opened the season by dedicating it to Taylor and wore her name on their jerseys for every game. The semifinals of the playoffs continued on Thursday from Bradenton, Florida, and teams began the night by again saying Taylor’s name and reminding fans that “justice is on the ballot.” WNBPA calls Breonna Taylor ruling ‘outrageous, disgusting’ The Minnesota Lynx’s Napheesa Collier read the collective statement...
    So Glam! Teddi Mellencamp Buys $6.5 Million Mansion After RHOBH Exit 18 to 22-year-olds banned from gathering in Boulder, Colorado, after coronavirus surge Gander Trucks roll the dice for second race of 2020 playoffs in Vegas © Jared C. Tilton Getty Images Gander Trucks roll the dice for second race of 2020 playoffs in Vegas The second race of the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series’ 2020 playoffs is set for Friday night‘s World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (9 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) — and it still represents the first opportunity for a playoff driver to score a playoff victory and that all-important automatic pass into the playoffs’ Round of...
    Screengrab via Tampa Bay BucaneersCalling it now, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will win the NFC South. This is not an overreaction. This is not getting swept up in the moment. The Saints looked terrible this Monday, and rust had little to do with it. They looked very beatable.  They were playing the Las Vegas Raiders and got thoroughly dominated 34-24. Given, the Saints’ star receiver Michael Thomas was out due to an ankle injury (and took to Twitter to perform his usual annoying antics that have made him one of the more annoying players in the league, also deleting the Tweets where he was talking trash about the game he wasn’t playing in because the Saints ended up getting manhandled),...
    At the Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch came agonizingly close to a maiden win in 2020. Sadly, Joey Logano managed to get on his bad side and that allowed Kevin Harvick past for the win. Speaking in the Geico Restart Zone show, Jeff Burton analyzed the race. He believes that Busch was the best of the drivers, despite his second place. According to Burton, mastering the restart is one of the most important things in NASCAR. He observed that Kyle Busch provided the best examples at the Bristol Motor Speedway. ALSO READ- “He’s Nobody’s Friend”- Kyle Busch Expresses His Frustration at Joey Loganoe How did Kyle Busch perform, according to Burton? The first highlight was on Lap 136, where Busch got...
    The NFL’s current overtime rules have had a rough stretch over the last few years. Yet despite inevitable criticism of the format in pro football every time a team loses in part because it did not get a chance to possess the ball in overtime, the rules established a decade ago remain in place in 2020. The NFL’s overtime rules do not allow for a sudden-death situation until both teams have possessed the ball and the game remains tied. However, if the team that gets the ball first scores a touchdown, the game ends. Many argue the existence of that rule gives too much value to something as random as a coin toss. Last year’s Saints became victims of the NFL’s overtime...
    The Lakers lead the Western Conference Finals and are the title favorites. Still, they feel they’re at a disadvantage. Following a Game 3 loss to the Nuggets, the Lakers formally presented a case to the NBA that LeBron James is not getting as many foul calls as they believe should have been assessed, according to the L.A. Times. In Game 3, James shot just two free throws — due to a Jamal Murray flagrant foul — giving him a total of 10 in the series. This season, James averaged a career-low 5.7 free-throw attempts per game. During the first two rounds of the playoffs, the four-time MVP averaged 7.6 free throws per game. “We’re dealing with the fouls through the...
    Some college students didnt show up amid COVID, economy – especially at community college Americas most successful employee-owned companies NHL playoff bracket 2020: Updated TV schedule, scores, results for the Stanley Cup playoffs After almost two months in the bubble, the Stanley Cup playoffs are down to the final two teams: the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Who will skate away with Lord Stanley's Cup at the end is anyone's guess, but the next seven games will decide the 2020 champion — almost a full year after the 2019-20 season began. Man, 2020. Below you'll find everything you need to know about watching the 2020 NHL playoffs, including series-by-series TV schedules and live streaming information. MORE: Watch NHL playoff games live...
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    Several MLB teams could make a surprising run in October. The MLB season seems like it just began and now the playoffs are set to begin next week. The new format will feature 16 teams competing for the World Series and that means plenty of surprise contenders to choose from in the office pool. We switch leagues now to look at one of the best stories in baseball this season. The San Diego Padres are 34-21 and would be in first place in most divisions. Unfortunately, they happen to play in the NL West with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres have made the postseason for the first time since 2006 and have one of the top winning percentages in...
    17 times celebrities got inked with matching tattoos 13 High-Paying Jobs You Can Do From Home The Top 10 players of the 2020 playoffs The 2019-20 NBA playoffs have been nothing short of thrilling, with players from all over the league pouring in unforgettable performances, both from a statistical sense and from a highlight-reel perspective. © Provided by HoopsHype NBA 2020 Playoffs Top 10 Rankings LeBron Anthony Davis That made the task of choosing the Top 10 players of the postseason a difficult one. Regardless, we did our best to do so by using a blend of raw statistics, advanced metrics, team success and late-game heroics. Below, you can find the Top 10 players of the 2019-20 NBA playoffs,...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Can these 0-2 NFL teams turn things around? 0-2 might not sound like too grim a record for an NFL team given how early in the season it is, but all 11 teams who have found themselves at that benchmark so far in 2020 know that they need to kick things into high gear, as it’s exponentially harder to make the playoffs after such a poor start. Teams that start 0-2 have made the playoffs 11% of the time. — Brenden Deeg (@eaglestalk_) September 22, 2020 0-2 NFL teams rarely make the playoffs0-2 might be a death sentence for some teams, but a few of these cellar-dwellers are only 0-2...
    LeBron James was unable to hide his frustrations after the Los Angeles Lakers took their first loss of the Western Conference Finals against the Nuggets Tuesday night. The Lakers, who won the first two games of the series, couldn’t complete a fourth-quarter comeback as the Nuggets finished the job to bring the series to 2-1. Cameras caught a fuming James banging his head against a stanchion once the game was over. “I give credit where credit is due. Denver played exceptionally well.” James told reporters after the 114-106 defeat. Nuggets guard Jamal Murray went off for 28 points and eight rebounds with 12 assists in the win, while James registered a triple-double of 30 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds...
    New York Yankees: Gleyber Torres is picking up the pace, just in time for the playoffs By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditFor the season, Gleyber Torres has a .262/.375/.402 line with a .346 wOBA and a 120 wRC+. Last season, he put up a .278/.337/.535 line with a .358 wOBA and 125 wRC+. Except for the slugging percentage, the New York Yankees‘ star shortstop is having a very similar season. However, a couple of weeks ago, that wasn’t the case. We may be experiencing some skill growth from Torres, who is still somehow 23. But the fact remains that the Yankees’ infielder is currently tearing the cover of the ball after a difficult start of the season....
    New York Yankees: ‘Pain-free’ Judge aims to regain his form before the playoffs By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditThe 2020 season has been a tough one for New York Yankees‘ right fielder Aaron Judge. Not because he hasn’t produced; he has. However, he hasn’t been able to stay in one piece and play in the majority of the team’s games so far in the shortened 2020 season. First, he was limited by a rib/lung injury for much of the spring and part of the summer. He was ready in time to start the season, but he suffered a couple of calf strains that robbed him too much playing time for his taste. After re-aggravating the...
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    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Now isn’t the time for the Yankees to take their foot off the gas pedal. After reeling off a 10-game winning streak that featured 85 runs and 29 home runs, the Yankees backed into a playoff spot on Sunday following a loss to the Boston Red Sox before dropping Monday’s series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. With it, they entered Tuesday as the No. 5 seed of the American League with six games remaining. Should the Yankees not be able to catch the No. 4 Minnesota Twins over the final stretch, they’ll be playing the Wild Card round — a...
    The Lakers topped the Nuggets on Sunday night after Anthony Davis’s game-winner, dropping Paul Millsap to 0-10 in his playoff career against LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers won a thrilling Game 2 on Sunday night against the Denver Nuggets, with Anthony Davis knocking down a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to give his team a 2-0 series lead. For Denver forward Paul Millsap, the feeling of losing to a LeBron James-led team in the playoffs is all too familiar. Sunday’s loss dropped Millsap to 0-10 all-time against James in the postseason, dating back to his days with the Atlanta Hawks. “I’m just tired of coming up short in those situations, especially against him.” Paul Millsap has played LeBron 8...
    It would take a miracle for the New York Mets to advance to the playoffs By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Mets endured a severe blow on Sunday, losing 7-0 to the Atlanta Braves and falling five games below the .500 threshold. While they still can make the playoffs mathematically, it would take a small miracle for it to happen. The first eight teams will qualify for the playoffs, and the New York Mets are in the eleventh spot in the National League, two and a half games back from a spot in the postseason. With seven games to play, advancing seems like a pipe dream. The Mets, currently 24-29, have too many...
    With a week left in the regular season, the San Francisco Giants are still thinking about the playoffs. For a team that entered the year expecting to prioritize opportunities for younger and inexperienced players, the fact the Giants still have a realistic shot of playing into October is a step in the right direction. Under the leadership of Farhan Zaidi and Gabe Kapler, the Giants have squeezed more production than anyone thought imaginable out of an offense that’s been elite at its home ballpark this season. And with the Giants playing their final eight games inside Oracle Park, there’s reason to believe the club can actually complete a surprise run and sneak into the playoffs. The Giants...
    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Zach Whitecloud covered his face with his gloved right hand in anguish inside the penalty box. By the time he collected himself and walked out, the Dallas Stars were celebrating an overtime victory to send them to the Stanley Cup Final. Whitecloud had flipped the puck over the glass for an automatic delay of game penalty, Dallas scored on the power play and Vegas lost the game and the Western Conference final. “Just for that type of penalty to decide a game, it doesn’t make sense to me,” Golden Knights coach Peter DeBoer said. It’s affecting a lot of games in the puck over the glass playoffs. Gone are the days that you have to mug...
    NBA : The sixteen qualified for the NBA playoffs are now known. The Portland Trail Blazers got the last ticket in the Western Conference on Saturday night by winning their play-off against the Memphis Grizzlies (126-122). A victory that sends them straight to the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round. The post-season will begin on Monday evening with four games on the program: Utah Jazz-Denver Nuggets, Brooklyn Nets-Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers-Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks-Los Angeles Clippers. THE PLAYOFFS TABLE Western ConferenceLA Lakers [1] vs Portland [8]Houston [4] vs Oklahoma City [5]Denver [3] vs Utah [6]LA Clippers [2] vs Dallas [7] Eastern ConferenceMilwaukee [1] vs Orlando [8]Indiana [4] vs Miami [5]Boston [3] vs...
    2020 NBA Playoffs The Nets could never compete with the reigning champion Siakam smashes the Nets rim under LeVert’s gaze. EFE The Raptors again passed over the Nets (92-117) and they already glimpse the second round in a series most placid for Nick Nurse’s pupils. Siakam (26 + 8 + 5) and an inspired VanVleet (22 + 5 + 5) they led the triumph of the current champion, who at all times managed the rhythm of the match and the scoreboard without problems. Lowry (11 + 10 + 78) and Ibaka (20 + 13) they were the other props of some very solid Raptors in defense and superior in rebounding and shooting percentages. More discreet...
    During the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Michael Annett was in a good position until he crashed. As it turned out, he was driving around the outside of Joe Graf Jr. when the incident occurred. Apparently, Graf Jr. lost control of his #08 car and slid into Annett’s #1 car. Graf spun and hit the wall backward, while Annett slid in headfirst. The good news was that Annett was able to continue. However, the bad news was that it ended his Top-10 streak and eliminated him from the Playoffs. Michael Annett was absolutely gutted Admittedly, Annett has been on an excellent run of form and put in one of his most consistent performances to date. Naturally,...
    Paul George just got sent home from the Playoffs yet again. While he ended his streak of first-round exits, blowing a 3-1 lead in the second round cannot feel nice. Especially when people point at you as one of the culprits. Paul George’s playoff form has been critiqued for years, while he tries to build a mythology around ‘Playoff P’. The great players elevate in the Playoffs, and PG13 has a self-awarded nickname for that elevation. However, the nickname is now associated with mockery. PG13 struggled all Playoffs before finding a rhythm against Denver. That made no difference, as he collapsed in Game 7 and failed to make it to the Conference Finals. George had more turnovers (5) than...
    NBA : Giannis Antetokounmpo has been voted best player in the NBA for the second year in a row. It was Adrian Wojnarowski, the star of NBA journalists, who sold the wick during the day. Giannis Antetokounmpo has been voted MVP of the league for the second year in a row. The versatile Milwaukee Bucks winger was rather clearly preferred to LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), while James Harden (Houston Rockets) completed the podium. The Greek is rewarded for his full season (29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists on average), while his team finished with the best record in the league. MVP !! MVP !! Giannis Antetokounmpo is the 2019-20 Kia NBA MVP...
    2020 Emmy predictions Jobs that could grow during the pandemic and recession Erik Spoelstra is the Miami Heat’s greatest advantage in the NBA Playoffs The Boston Celtics looked like they had the Miami Heat figured out midway through Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. After dropping Game 1 in heartbreaking fashion in overtime, Boston was in total control as it approached halftime in the second game of the series, leading by as many as 17 points late in the second quarter. Kemba Walker was cooking, the defense was getting stops, and the Celtics’ shooters were hitting their shots more consistently than Miami’s. © Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images It all fell apart in the second...
    Lakers vs. Nuggets isn’t the Western Conference Finals we were expecting. These are the lineup, matchup and strategic issues that will decide a winner. The Western Conference Finals are here. It’s not the Battle for Los Angeles that many envisioned since last July, but instead, the Lakers taking on the Denver Nuggets for the right to represent their conference against the winner of Celtics vs. Heat. There are any number of factors that will contribute to who advances, but we want to focus on these four questions in particular. LA’s defense was slightly more solid with Davis at center (106.7 points per 100 non-garbage time possessions, per Cleaning the Glass) than power forward (107.8) during the regular season. The offensive...
    Recipes that prove oatmeal doesnt have to be boring The cost of gas the year you were born Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Reinhold Matay, USA TODAY Sports Second round: Phoenix Mercury guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (2) guards Minnesota Lynx guard Bridget Carleton (6) during their single-elimination game on Sept. 17. The Lynx rallied for an 80-79 win.
    2020 NBA Playoffs A devastating third quarter was key in the Heat’s victory The Heat show their candidacy for the ring after scoring victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final (106-101) and put the 2-0 in favor against the Celtics. Spoelstra’s team cemented the victory in a spectacular third quarter (37-17). The 25 points of Dragic, the 10 rebounds of Adebayo, the contribution of Butler In the final minutes and the great defensive attitude of the entire team were the keys to defeating some Celtics who need to improve if they want to overcome a whole capital team like the one that Spoelstra leads. Stevens he complained about the defensive attitude his...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver Nuggets have made an historic journey to the NBA Western Conference finals. Usually playoff basketball means the Pepsi Center is a buzz with excitement, but not this year. The home team is playing in a bubble all the way down in Florida to keep teams safe from COVID-19. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) Anthony Himes is back in Denver reveling in the season the Nuggets are having, while watching them on TV. “This one feels really good,” said Anthony. Anthony has been a Nuggets fan nearly his whole life. Since the Nick Van Exel and Antonio McDyess days. “Really since I got into sports it’s all about the Nuggets,” said Anthony. He’s been to hundreds of...
    Novak Djokovic is currently competing in the 2020 Italian Open and has breezed past the second round. Moreover, the Djoker is preparing for Roland Garros which gets underway soon, but that doesn’t stop him from praising a fellow Serbian athlete, who just made history in the NBA!  Novak has always been an admirer of every other sport besides his area of expertise. Likewise, he has a passion for the NBA, and his Serbian friend Nikola Jokic is tumbling records with the Denver Nuggets.  Jokic helped the Nuggets beat the LA Clippers in Game 7, and marked multiple records during the process. Nikola Jokic racked up 16.0 points, 22.0 rebounds, and 13.0 assists in the game, to record his second triple-double...
    The Miami Heat have had a splendid run in the Playoffs so far. Not only did they just beat the number one seed Milwaukee Bucks and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, but have also lost only one game throughout the Playoffs. They are all set to face their 2012 rivals, the Boston Celtics, in the conference finals. Yes, they have Jimmy Butler in their roster, but there are two young players in the team who’s drafting has played out really well for the Heat. Tyler Herro and Kendrick Nunn, best decisions by Miami Heat? Tyler Herro was the 13th overall pick in last year’s draft. The Rookie is averaging 13.5 point and 4.1 rebounds. Even before the drafting took...
    With the debut of Kevin Durant and the return of Kyrie Irving, the Nets will be one of the NBA’s most talented teams next season. They need look no further than the Clippers for a stark reminder that talent on paper is no guarantee of titles on the court. Favored by many to win the NBA title, the Clippers dropped three straight chances to close out Denver and got upset in the Western Conference semifinals. They cited a lack of chemistry against a Nuggets team with more continuity. As a team facing significant roster turnover themselves, it could serve as a cautionary tale for Brooklyn. “We need to build some chemistry,” Kawhi Leonard said. “When you’ve played together for a...
    NBA : It is in any case the opinion of Magic Johnson about the incredible cons of Bam Adebayo… Unsurprisingly, Bam Adebayo was entitled to first place in the Top 5 of the night. The Miami hub managed an ultra-decisive counter on Jayson Tatum, who dunked and had the opportunity to take the Heat and the Celtics into second overtime. Instead, Boston is down 1-0 in the Western Conference final. THIS ANGLE ???? @ Bam1of1 with the GAME-SAVING BLOCK for the @MiamiHEAT! #PhantomCam Game 2: 7:00 pm/et Thursday on ESPN pic.twitter.com/Z3K6xhvKFb – NBA (@NBA) September 16, 2020 The action is no doubt magnificent, and will likely go down in NBA history. Are we...
    It’s only been four starts, but Deivi Garcia has made quite an impression on his Yankees teammates. Gary Sanchez called him “fearless.” Gerrit Cole said of Garcia, “I really like what I see.” And it’s easy to tell why. The 21-year-old won again in Tuesday’s romp over the Blue Jays thanks to an eruption from the offense — and seven more strong innings from the rookie right-hander. In 24 ⅔ innings, Garcia has the lowest WHIP of any Yankee starter, 0.973. His 3.28 ERA is only a tick above that of Cole and Masahiro Tanaka. His strikeout/walk ratio is just behind Tanaka. By those accounts, it’s possible Garcia could start a Game 3 for the Yankees in the playoffs...
    The Washington Capitals 2018 Stanley Cup winning season is not that long ago, it only feels that way after the team suffered two straight first-round exits in the NHL playoffs. Peter Laviolette is the new head coach of the Capitals. On WTOP Wednesday, he said he believes postseason success is based on what is established during the regular season. “All of that comes from what you’re able to do through the course of the year and build that inside your room and prepare yourself for the playoffs,” said Laviolette. “I’m excited to come in and to try to help build an identity on the ice and how we want to play in a standard that needs to be set every...
    Witness in sexual assault, harassment investigation at detention center deported: report Why are Trader Joe’s employees so cheerful? The Denver Nuggets Skipped Over Being the Future of the NBA The Denver Nuggets have now come back from a 3-1 deficit twice in the 2020 NBA Playoffs. The latest comeback will rightfully be viewed as a choke job by the Los Angeles Clippers, but what the Nuggets did was still incredible. Denver is a legitimate title contender with two stars early in their primes who are simply built for the playoffs. © Provided by The Big Lead Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic. After finishing with the third-best record in the Western Conference and sixth-best record overall, they looked like...
    Here’s how to stream NBA games throughout the playoffs. The NBA playoff games will stream on ESPN, TNT, and ABC. The Celtics knocked out last year’s champs, Toronto, and will face the Heat in the East finals starting Thursday. The Nuggets beat the Clippers in Game 7 on Tuesday, coming back from a 3-1 series deficit to reach the West finals. The Lakers knocked the Rockets out on Saturday. All the games are being played in Orlando. The conference finals begin on Sept. 15. The finals will start Sept. 30, wrapping up by Oct. 13. NBA playoffs: Conference final matchups Western Conference (1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) Denver Nuggets ...
    Seattle police disperse Grand Hyatt protests sparked by fake press release McDonalds Travis Scott Meal proves to be more popular than expected, leading to shortages and upcoming change Mercury guard Shey Peddy nailed a buzzer-beating 3 pointer to eliminate the team that cut her midseason from the WNBA playoffs © ESPN2/WNBA ESPN2/WNBA The Phoenix Mercury survived a win-or-go-home first-round playoff game thanks to a buzzer-beating three pointer from Shey Peddy. Peddy — a guard who joined the Mercury in August — was waived by the Washington Mystics in the middle of the season. With the game-winner, Peddy knocked her former team out of the playoffs. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Shey Peddy called game. The Phoenix...
    NBA 2020 Playoffs Miami needed overtime to get ahead of the Celtics in the Eastern Final Miami Heat takes the lead in the Eastern Conference Final in a fast-paced match against the Celtics That was decided in overtime (114-117) and with an impressive stopper from Adebayo over Tatum that gave the victory to Spoelstra’s team. The Celtics blew a 14-point lead they had early in the fourth quarter. Miami responded led by Dragic and with the young man Herro showing his talent (12 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists). BAM BAM ADEBAYO # TiempoDePlayoffspic.twitter.com / rnqxyImqUW ? NBA Spain (@NBAspain) September 16, 2020 In overtime there were different alternatives and it was the...
    2020 NBA Playoffs An exciting series begins Q3. 6:36 Heat 61-65 Celtics. Smart has five triples in the game. His confidence in the shot is brutal. Q3. 7:22 Heat 61-62 Celtics. Kemba Walker’s first triple in the match arrives. His team needs him in attack. Q3. 8:34 Heat 61-59 Celtics. Smart gets the Celtics out of trouble with another triple from the house. Q3. 09:20 Heat 61-56 Celtics. Connect Adebayo with Butler to extend Miami’s lead. Stevens is not happy with the departure of his team in this third quarter. Q3. 10:13 Heat 59-56 Celtics. Keep doing Dragic magic on your innings to basket. It goes up to 18 points. Terrible about Jimmy Butler. What...
    Brittney Griner dunks during a Phoenix Mercury game. Christian Petersen/Getty Images Seven WNBA players have dunked since the league formed. Lisa Leslie was the first to break the 10-foot barrier in 2002. With the 2020 WNBA playoffs underway, take a look back at all of the dunkers in the league's history. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The 2020 WNBA playoffs are underway in the "Wubble" at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. As the games heat up, Insider is taking a look back at the league's history. Seven players have dunked during WNBA games since the league formed in 1997. Lisa Leslie first broke the 10-foot barrier in 2002, when she rose up for a slam during...
    The 2020 MLB postseason will be unlike any we’ve ever seen, which sounds about right considering all that’s happened this calendar year. Following the conclusion of the 60-game season, 16 of MLB’s 30 teams — eight in each league — will have qualified for the postseason. Under the previous setup, of course, only five teams from each league made it to October.  And the final three rounds of this postseason will be played in neutral-site locations, to minimize travel and — MLB hopes — eliminate the chances of a COVID outbreak that could derail the entire lucrative postseason.  Make no mistake, the COVID-less successes of the bubble-type situations in the NHL, NBA and WNBA helped lead MLB to this...
    A'ja Wilson and Candace Parker. AP Photo/Mike Carlson After nearly three months of basketball in a bubble, eight teams have advanced to the 2020 WNBA playoffs. This year's playoffs are especially worth watching, thanks to the season's compelling storylines, a slew of superstars, and four single-elimination matchups. Here are five reasons to tune in starting Tuesday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.   The 2020 WNBA playoffs are approaching in the "Wubble," and there's no excuse to miss some of the best basketball on the planet. When the first games start on Tuesday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, a plethora of younger stars who've been dominating the league will be looking to carry their regular-season success...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The WNBA playoffs kick off today with single-elimination matchups between the Connecticut Sun and Chicago Sky (7 p.m. ET) and the Washington Mystics and Phoenix Mercury (9 p.m. ET). The winners will advance to another single-elimination round against the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks. The top two seeds — the Seattle Storm and Las Vegas Aces — are lurking beyond that waiting for best-of-three matchups in the semifinals. The Washington Mystics are the defending champions but a roster decimated by wubble opt-outs saw them slide to the No. 8 seed. They’ll need...
    ‘Masked Singer’ Season 4 Costumes: Here’s Your First Look at Squiggly Monster, Jellyfish and More (Photos) Will Bidens Proposed Changes to 401(k) Tax Rules Affect Your Retirement Plan? Join in the fun as NASCAR Mobile Playoffs AR launches Join in the fun as NASCAR Mobile Playoffs AR launches With the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs underway, fans will have a different way to join the fun with the new game called NASCAR Mobile Playoffs AR. The new game will mark the first time that fans will be able to actually race in augmented reality. The game allows fans to customize their very own car and race this year‘s 16 playoff drivers on all 10 playoff tracks. Fans can get the...
    Heat vs. Celtics is the Eastern Conference Finals matchup no one expected. These are the lineup, matchup and strategic issues that will decide a winner. The Eastern Conference Finals are finally set, and the matchup is a familiar one: Celtics vs. Heat. These two franchises met in the playoffs in 2010, 2011, and 2012, though obviously the participants in those games were markedly different than the ones that will decide this series. Virtually the only thing that is the same about either of the two teams is that the Heat are still coached by Erik Spoelstra and Udonis Haslem is still hanging around on the end of Miami’s bench. Fast forward to the Bucks series, and that group played …...
    Millionaire quiz winner will spend money on a comfortable retirement 5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday Austin Dillon poised to advance in NASCAR playoffs with a team that ‘has really turned the corner’ Austin Dillon accomplished a first in his NASCAR Cup Series career with his finish Saturday night at Richmond Raceway © Mike Dinovo, USA TODAY Sports Austin Dillon began the 2020 playoffs as the No. 10 seed but he goes into the elimination race 36 points above the 12-driver cutline. A fourth in the Federated Auto Parts 400 followed a runner-up last weekend at Darlington, giving Dillon back-to-back top-five finishes. Dillon had never done that at the Cup level, where he’s been full-time...
    The Islanders will be without forwards Casey Cizikas and Tom Kuhnhackl for the remainder of the playoffs. Before the Isles’ 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday afternoon, the team announced that Cizikas and Kuhnhackl sustained injuries and would be unavailable for the rest of the postseason. Both players left the Edmonton bubble. Barry Trotz said he knew Saturday night one of the two would be leaving the bubble before finding out about the other Sunday morning. “They both mean a lot to our team, it’s not just one or the other,” defenseman Nick Leddy said on a Zoom call following Sunday’s loss. “It’s very tough. You never want to see a guy get hurt. The biggest...
    The Islanders will probably be with out forwards Casey Cizikas and Tom Kuhnhackl for the rest of the playoffs. Earlier than the Isles’ 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday afternoon, the group introduced that Cizikas and Kuhnhackl sustained accidents and can be unavailable for the remainder of the postseason. Each gamers left the Edmonton bubble. Barry Trotz mentioned he knew Saturday evening one of many two can be leaving the bubble earlier than discovering out concerning the different Sunday morning. “They each imply lots to our group, it’s not only one or the opposite,” defenseman Nick Leddy mentioned on a Zoom name following Sunday’s loss. “It’s very robust. You by no means need to see a...
    By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — In a year where good days seem in short supply, sports delivered one. The NFL roared back to life, even if the roar was from fans who weren’t in the stadiums. Baseball saw a no-hitter. The NBA and NHL playoffs continued. Men’s tennis and women’s golf got first-time major champions. And one school reached the AP Top 25 for the first time since World War II. Put simply, Sunday was special. Sept. 13, 2020, will go down as a day like none other; of course, it should be no shock that there’s never been such a menagerie of NFL games, NBA and NHL playoff games and a no-hitter...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — In a year where good days seem in short supply, sports delivered one. The NFL roared back to life, even if the roar was from fans who weren’t in the stadiums. Baseball saw a no-hitter. The NBA and NHL playoffs continued. Men’s tennis and women’s golf got first-time major champions. And one school reached the AP Top 25 for the first time since World War II. Put simply, Sunday was special. Sept. 13, 2020, will go down as a day like none other; of course, it should be no shock that there’s never been such a menagerie of NFL games, NBA and NHL playoff games and a no-hitter on the same day, with everything...
    If the playoffs started today, who would start game 3 for the New York Yankees? By: Daniel Cunningham September 13, 2020 ShareShareTweetAfter an extremely rough and depressing stretch, the New York Yankees finally look like themselves again. The bombers have won four straight games to pull within a half game of the second place Toronto Blue Jays. A week ago, people were starting to wonder if the Yankees would even make the playoffs. Now, everything is starting to click for the Yankees from their hitting to their starting pitching and bullpen. Now, I’m starting to think about the playoffs and this Yankees rotation. For the Yankees, the first two games are...
    The Miami Heat have had an unmatched run in this playoff season. They are the only team who have managed to get a confirmed ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals. Very few had expected them to finish the job in just 5 games against the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks. They have only lost one game throughout the playoffs and truly deserve the place they have got in the finals. However, there is one former who player doesn’t agree with this fact. His viewpoints differ from most people and have really questioned where they currently stand. Was it too easy for the Miami Heat? One would probably consider their victory against the Bucks, one of the biggest upsets this season. This...
    BOSTON (CBS) — We have finally reached Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season, which is the beginning of a new era for the New England Patriots. In addition to all the unknown that will go with teams playing football during a pandemic, the Patriots are going through quite the change in personnel with Cam Newton taking over for the departed Tom Brady. No one really knows what to expect in 2020, from both a Patriots standpoint and a league standpoint, but we’re going to take a crack at it anyways. The WBZ-TV and CBS Boston Sports team will be answering a handful of questions regarding the Patriots as we count down to kickoff Sunday afternoon against the Miami Dolphins....
    Meatpacking companies fined post worker deaths The fast food brands we wish would make a comeback ADVANCING through the NASCAR Playoffs: Richmond analysis © Jared C. Tilton Getty Images ADVANCING through the NASCAR Playoffs: Richmond analysis After the second race of the Round of 16 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs at Richmond Raceway, here‘s a brief look at the playoff picture. Just one race remains in the Round of 16 before the field is whittled down to 12 with four drivers eliminated from the postseason after the race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sept. 19WINNER Brad Keselowski. The 2012 champ scored his fourth win of the season and his third with the 2020 short-track package — he also won...
    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders is the winner of the Jim Gregory general manager of the year award. The league announced Saturday night that Lamoriello finished ahead of fellow finalists Julien BriseBois of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Jim Nill of the Dallas Stars. Colorado’s Joe Sakic was fourth and Vegas’ Kelly McCrimmon fifth in voting by GMs, league executives and media members after the second round of the playoffs. Lamoriello’s Islanders are in the Eastern Conference final thanks to several moves he made in free agency in the summer of 29 and at the February trade deadline. The 77-year-old signed free agent goaltender Semyon Varlamov and forward Derick Brassard traded for center Jean-Gabriel...
    Playoffs NBA 2020 You will not be able to play against the Lakers For Danuel House, the season is over. The NBA reported that the investigation had concluded about the Rockets player, concluding that had had a person in his room for several hours, something that was totally prohibited under the strict protocol of the League. The NBA sanction to House is the maximum: immediate expulsion of the bubble, so the Rockets player will no longer be able to participate in any of his team’s games in these Playoffs. But the play can be much more expensive for House, since the team is very disappointed by his behavior and the fact that he can no...
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    Gator suspected in attack on woman captured; tiger, wallaby on the run in Tennessee The Classic Comfort Food Youll See More of at Chain Restaurants Russell Knox, after missing FedEx Cup Playoffs by 2 strokes, comes out of the gate with 63 at Safeway Open NAPA, Calif. – Russell Knox looked up from his cell phone and told his caddie, “Good gracious, you find out how many friends you have when you have a good day.” © Provided by Golfweek To which Bradley Whittle, never breaking stride, retorted, “Better than having them cheer you up for a bad one.” Well, there was plenty of reason for friends of Knox to text words of congratulations after shooting 9-under 63 at Silverado Resort...
    I understand Major League Baseball is doing much better. With the results Wednesday, MLB had gone 10 straight days without any of its personnel having tested positive for COVID-19. Stretch it out a bit more and it is 19 of 20 days. I recognize that roughly a third of the 30 teams have had zero cases since the testing began in spring training 2.0 and that players on those teams, in particular, are wondering why they would need to enter a bubble and isolate away from family and have family members need to quarantine to see them during the playoffs. I get it, appreciate it and know that it is easy for me to say to do this when I...
    On Wednesday, Kyle Lowry played 53 minutes for the Toronto Raptors and scored more than 30 points in an elimination game for the third time in his career. Nikita Kucherov cashed a puck-on-tape pass from Ryan McDonagh and gave Tampa Bay a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders with nine seconds left. The golfers play the U.S. Open next weekend, the stock car drivers are into their playoffs, the NFL started Thursday night, Serena Williams can win her 24th Grand Slam this weekend, and the horses finish the Triple Crown season in October and do the Breeders’ Cup the month after that. And much of college football will be operational soon, on some campuses that don’t...
    The Charlotte Hornets power forward spoke to FanSided about a variety of topics, including what he thinks the team needs to do to make the playoffs next season. Back in March, the Charlotte Hornets were trying to make a push for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. On March 11, the Hornets earned a huge win over the rival Miami Heat by the score of 109-98. That would turn out to be their final game of the season, sadly, as the NBA was shut down that night after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. When the NBA and NBPA agreed to terms on a return-to-play plan, 22 teams were invited to Orlando, Fla. to participate in...
    The long-range three gave Skylar Diggins-Smith her second 30-piece in a three-game span and enabled the Mercury to secure the 100-95 win in overtime. Phoenix Mercury/Twitter Phoenix Mercury point guard Skylar Diggins-Smith hit an ice-cold buzzer beater from half court to force overtime against the Connecticut Sun Wednesday night. The 45-footer gave Diggins-Smith her second 30-point performance in a three-game span and enabled the Mercury to secure the 100-95 win in overtime. Thanks to Diggins-Smith's shot, Phoenix is still in contention for a double-bye in the WNBA playoffs, which would allow them to avoid single-elimation games. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Skylar Diggins-Smith has ice in her veins. The prolific point guard drained a mind-boggling buzzer-beater...
    Special playoff format includes eight qualifiers from each league and best-of-three wild-card series Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Photo: Tom Pennington / . Two and a half weeks before the 60-game Major League Baseball season ends, newspaper reports indicate that the playoffs will be played at predetermined venues and that the World Series will be held at the new Texas Rangers stadium in a “bubble” model similar to the NBA. The reports were supported Wednesday night by the governor of the state of Texas, Greg Abbott, through a tweet. The World Series will be played this year in…… Arlington, Texas. At @GlobeLifeField. Home of the @ Rangers.https: //t.co/sXRRXOrmUA via @luxury...
    Bruce Cassidy was revealed Wednesday night as the winner of the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of the year for leading the Boston Bruins to the Presidents’ Trophy a season after taking them to the Stanley Cup Final. Cassidy edged out Philadelphia’s Alain Vigneault for his first Jack Adams honor. Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella finished third in the voting, which is done by broadcasters. Boston finished six points ahead of the next-closest team in the standings when the season came to a halt in March. The Bruins had a league-best 100 points even after coming off a Game 7 loss to St. Louis in the final. The Bruins emerged for the playoffs with some question marks and...
    Famous people whove had COVID-19 13 Things That Always Go on Sale in September Forward Press podcast: Rehashing the FedEx Cup Playoffs, looking ahead to Winged Foot Welcome to episode 61 of Forward Press, a weekly podcast from Golfweek. © Provided by Golfweek Tour Championship In this edition of Forward Press, Golfweek’s David Dusek chats with Adam Schupak about the ending of the 2019 – 2020 PGA Tour season, what they like (and dislike) about the FedEx Cup Playoff format, if Bryson DeChambeau can overpower Winged Foot at the U.S. Open, and much more. You can download the podcast and listen on all of your favorite platforms, including: iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Castbox and Radio Public.  Catch up on previous episodes of Forward Press here. MORE:The Masters: CBS times moved...
    We are rapidly approaching the arrival of the 2020 MLB playoffs. And like everything else in this bizarre calendar year, the MLB playoffs will be different in 2020. How much different? Let’s put it this way: The first year Babe Ruth’s Yankees won the World Series (192 3), there were only 16 MLB teams, total. In 2020, 16 MLB teams will make the postseason.  So, yeah. It’s a big damn party and pretty much everyone’s on the guest list. So it’ll be different, but it promises to be as exciting as ever.  Here’s what you need to know. When do the 2020 MLB playoffs start? The final day of the regular season is Sept. 27, with all games set...
    Michael Porter Jr. posterized NBA sixth man of the year Montrezl Harrell Monday night. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports On Monday night, Michael Porter Jr. threw down the biggest dunk of the NBA playoffs thus far. During his team's matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Denver Nuggets' second-year forward drove into the lane and smashed home a monstrous jam over NBA sixth man of the year Montrezl Harrell. Porter's dad was on scene in the NBA bubble to witness the impressive finish and reacted coolly on camera by raising his eyebrows and nodding in approval. After the game, Porter said that his "job coming in off the bench right now is to be aggressive" but acknowledged that the...
    BUFFALO — This was a case research of baseball as water torture. A stroll. A fly ball. One other stroll. Time got here to a screeching halt inside Sahler Subject. They ratcheted the group noise up a little bit. After which loads. They began taking part in this horrendous white-noise sound impact, and the parade of base runners continued unabated. A single. A fielding error. A pitching change. Even all the way in which out right here, within the western nook of New York, you would hear the murmuring and the muttering and the mumbling emanating from the southern district, and from the neighboring territories of Connecticut and Jersey. A single. A steal. One other single. One other steal....
    BUFFALO — This was a case study of baseball as water torture. A walk. A fly ball. Another walk. Time came to a screeching halt inside Sahler Field. They ratcheted the crowd noise up a little. And then a lot. They started playing this horrendous white-noise sound effect, and the parade of base runners continued unabated. A single. A fielding error. A pitching change. Even all the way out here, in the western corner of New York, you could hear the murmuring and the muttering and the mumbling emanating from the southern district, and from the neighboring territories of Connecticut and Jersey. A single. A steal. Another single. Another steal. The trickle had become a flood. The Blue Jays somehow...
    California pastor holds rally in defiance of COVID guidelines Four iconic NYC restaurants closed by the pandemic Kawhi Leonard blocked a dunk with his middle finger in the 2020 NBA playoffs Kawhi Leonard is known for his defense. He’s also known for his huge hands. Jamal Murray found out the hard way what it looks like when both are put on full display. Late the fourth quarter of Game 3 in the second round series between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers, Murray drove the lane and soared for a dunk. Leonard rotated over and contested him above the rim. Kawhi just had enough for the block by the literal tip of his finger. Seriously: Kawhi swatted a...
    BUFFALO — This was a case study of baseball as water torture. A walk. A fly ball. Another walk. Time came to a screeching halt inside Sahler Field. They ratcheted the crowd noise up a little. And then a lot. They started playing this horrendous white-noise sound effect, and the parade of base runners continued unabated. A single. A fielding error. A pitching change. Even all the way out here, in the western corner of New York, you could hear the murmuring and the muttering and the mumbling emanating from the southern district, and from the neighboring territories of Connecticut and Jersey. A single. A steal. Another single. Another steal. The trickle had become a flood. The Blue Jays somehow...
    Tom Brady’s decision to spend the next years of his football life in Tampa Bay sent shock waves through the NFL. When a sport’s biggest star, and perhaps its all-time best player, changes teams, it’s always big news, even if that player just turned 43. A ton of speculation arose not only as to why Brady left New England, but also why he chose Tampa Bay. Why would a player so accomplished pick a franchise that hasn’t been to the playoffs in 12 years and has won double-digit games just once in that span, instead of the Patriots, perennial Super Bowl contenders who have won 10 or more games every year in that period? Well, perhaps he had access to...
    The Cleveland Browns went into the 2019 NFL season with a lot of hype, only to fizzle at 6-10. With lowered expectations for 2020, the Browns are better positioned to exceed them and get to the playoffs in 2020. Sporting News has picked the Browns to finish 8-8 and become the final entry in a expanded, seven-team AFC field. That’s only a two-game improvement in the standings, but in a top-heavy conference, that’s still good enough to make them the third AFC North playoff team, behind the still mighty Ravens and stronger Steelers. That’s a reasonable improvement and is tied much to Baker Mayfield coming out of his sophomore slump and emerging as a more efficient passer under new coach...
    The Green Bay Packers went 13-3 in Matt LaFleur’s first season to win the NFC North. But after overachieving in 2019, their regression back to reality will lead to missing the NFL playoffs in 2020. Sporting News is picking the Packers to slide by four games and finish at 9-7, just missing the postseason as the team loses the tiebreaker — to the reigning NFC champion 49ers — for the seventh and final spot in the new, expanded NFC field. The conference is loaded with Super Bowl contenders. Seven teams — the 49ers, Buccaneers, Saints, Eagles, Cowboys, Seahawks and the division rival Vikings — all have better Las Vegas odds to win it all than the Packers this season. Why is Green Bay the...
    NBA : First architect of the Lakers’ victory on Sunday against Houston (117-109), LeBron James healed his statistics against the Rockets. LeBron James did very well in the Lakers’ second game against the Rockets. Revenge after a sluggish Game 1, the Lakers star came close to the triple-double, compiling 28 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. The former Cav was particularly effective, finishing 10 of 17 on shots. The craziest houses of NBA players The quadruple MVP nevertheless fished at long distance, having to settle for a modest 1 in 5 at three points. This award-winning shot against the Texans nevertheless allows him to become the second most prolific player in history in the...
    Spit socks and spit hoods: Heres what they are and how police use them Fall semester brings no relief to struggling college towns and the businesses that rely on students ADVANCING through the NASCAR Playoffs: Darlington analysis © Jared C. Tilton Getty Images ADVANCING through the NASCAR Playoffs: Darlington analysis After the first race of the Round of 16 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs at Darlington Raceway, here’s a brief look at the playoff picture. Just two races remains in the Round of 16 before the field is whittled to the Round of 12, with four drivers eliminated from the postseason after the race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sept. 19.Winner Kevin Harvick notched his eighth victory of the...
    Playoffs NBA 2020 The Greek, KO for a sprained ankle in the second quarter Giannis Antetokounmpo receiving a very treacherous MVP. It is possible that he was the best player in the regular league, but neither his performance nor his numbers in the tie against the Heat they were in keeping with that award. And that’s what it seemed that he wanted to erase the Greek in one fabulous 11 minutes. But it is more, without him, the Bucks have been able to win, to the fourth, the first game of the series to Miami. And by the way keep alive a project that is about to blow up … again. The Bucks have managed...
    ESM’s Guide to the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs By: Geoff Magliocchetti September 6, 2020 ShareShareTweetAs the NASCAR’s postseason gets underway in Darlington on Sunday night, ESM has you covered for the road ahead. The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs get underway at Darlington Raceway tonight. 16 drivers enter the 10-race gauntlet, with four eliminated after every three races. The proceedings wrap up in Phoenix this November, and drivers can advance to the next leg of the tournament with a win in the preceding circuit. ESM has you covered with lineup and the road (pun much intended) ahead… The Drivers 1. Kevin Harvick Team: No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Crew Chief: Rodney Childers...
    The Wilpons, through the trade deadline actions of Brodie Van Wagenen, have signaled how they want to handle their waning days of ownership: No surrender. Go for it. In 2019, when that could have been the Wilpons’ final year of ownership, the Mets used prospect capital and money to land Marcus Stroman in what appeared to be a hopeless postseason situation. They finished strong, but did not make the playoffs. And this year, in what was supposed to be the fringe benefit of having Stroman — his walk year — the righty was at first injured then decided to opt out of playing. The Mets did not take on the expense or mortgage quite the prospect quality to obtain Miguel...
    University of Wisconsin-Madison directed 9 sororities, fraternities to quarantine These restaurant chains are unveiling new designs inspired by the pandemic In pictures: Remembering every winner of the FedEx Cup Playoffs thus far They’ve tinkered. They’ve tweaked. © Provided by Golfweek Sep 23, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Justin Rose holds the FedEx Cup as he talks to Tiger Woods who won the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports And maybe now, the PGA Tour has finally settled into a happy place when it comes to the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which have officially ended the season for more than a decade now. Down to three events from four, and with a...
    NBA : The playoffs are the hotspot of the NBA title race. The regular season is fun, it’s fun, but when the head-to-head series kicks in, the best players on the planet are supposed to be there. And some have proven it throughout their careers. In the middle of the orange ball, as in all other popular disciplines, there is a debate that will remain eternal. Who is the best player of all time? Everyone has their own theory, defending their parish with a number of arguments. Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain,… the list of candidates is long in the NBA. The playoffs are war And if the number of titles...
    The Western Conference Semi-Finals’ opener matchup is the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers. Both the teams have had very contrasting first round of playoffs. While the Lakers had an easy 4-1 win against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Rockets had to fight tooth and nail against Oklahoma City Thunder to make it this far. Their battle went on till game 7 from which they finally came out victorious. Forget about making and breaking records during a match, their matchup in itself is creating history for a reason. Let’s find out why! Talented players filled up to the brim for Lakers and Rockets face-off It is no surprise that both the teams depend on two players each for their sustainability....
    How to rent fire lookout tower: A $40 bargain and Covid-19 escape A Regional Grocery Chain Recalls This Vegetable Product Due to Listeria FedEx Cup Playoffs finale could decide Player of the Year honors ATLANTA – In less time than it would take him to tap in a putt, Justin Thomas gave his answer when asked who the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year would be at the current moment. © Provided by Golfweek Justin Thomas “Me.” If Thomas would have elaborated this week at East Lake Golf Club, his argument would have been strong. The world No. 3 is the only player to win three times this season – he captured the CJ Cup last fall; defeated Xander...
    Playoffs NBA 2020 Los Angeles Angelenos broke the game in the second quarter Kawhi Leonard, pounding the rim for the Nuggets. . Los Angeles Clippers, commanded by an exalted Kawhi Leonard, They left no room for doubt and comfortably beat the Denver Nuggets 120-97 in the first game of their Western Conference second-round series. Those of Doc Rivers, with a great choral game, swept those of Mike Malone from the second quarter. The Clippers proved to be a lethal team in the Western Conference and a candidate for everything in the NBA. For their part, the Nuggets they will have to improve their performance a lot from the second game if they want to...
    He fought corruption in Russia. ICE wants to deport him. This Fast-Food Salad Chain is Expanding Its Locations Less than a year since bone cancer diagnosis, Oskar Lindblom returns to the ice in NHL playoffs Less than a year after having to put his hockey career on hold due to a cancer diagnosis, Oskar Lindblom has made his return to the ice. On Thursday in the NHL playoffs, the Philadelphia Flyers wing played in his first game since learning he has Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer. Both teams made sure to identify the moment as he entered the game. Oskar Lindblom takes the ice for the first time since December 7th. Cool moment. pic.twitter.com/PQISXMOgHM— Rob Taub...
    Hey Yankees, look in the rearview mirror… it’s the Blue Jays! By: Andres Chavez September 3, 2020 ShareTweet0 SharesIf it weren’t for the expanded playoffs for the 2020 season, the New York Yankees would be in real trouble. Don’t get us wrong, they are still in a very uncomfortable position, since they are 4.5 games out of first place in the American League East with 25 to play, but given that eight teams will make the postseason, their situation is not yet critical, but delicate. The New York Yankees clearly want to win the division, but due to a rash of injuries and the Rays domination (they took eight out of ten in...
    The NBA Playoffs are still waiting for the results of one series in the first round. That is the four-five matchup in the West between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets stormed to an early 2-0 series lead before the Thunder bounced back with consecutive wins. Game 5 went to Houston and marked the return of Russell Westbrook. Westbrook almost single-handedly cost the Rockets game 6, with costly turnovers and poor shots. The Thunder are within a game of continuing their unlikely season and end the Houston small-ball experiment in year one. They may have added help, with Russell Westbrook being on a minute’s restriction for game seven. What this means is that the Thunder will have...
    Brock Nelson beginning to heat up at the right time is a great thing for the Islanders By: Rob Taub September 2, 2020 ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Islanders’ offense has seen its fair share of big performances in their playoff run thus far. Anthony Beauvillier, Josh Bailey, J.G. Pageau, among several others, have stepped it up, and its a reason the Isles are one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals. Then there’s Brock Nelson. Nelson, who has six goals and 11 points in 14 games, has struggled a bit to find the back of the net consistently, is now starting to convert on more of his chances. And for the...
    The NBA narrowly avoided one of the most controversial endings in playoff history on Tuesday night in the bizarre closing seconds of the Jazz-Nuggets series. With Denver leading 80-78, Utah star Donovan Mitchell had the ball stripped from him by Gary Harris with 11 seconds left, sending the Nuggets down the court with Game 7 seemingly in hand. However, Torrey Craig’s wide-open layup — you could argue he should have just pulled it out to drain more time off the clock — clanged off the rim and was rebounded by Jazz center Rudy Gobert. Before Gobert throws his outlet pass to Mike Conley, it appears his left foot steps out of bounds — or was it hovering over the line?...
    NBA 2020 Playoffs Jokic scored the winning hook and Conley was able to respond with a missed triple The Clippers they already have a rival. Will be the Denver nuggets repeating conference semifinals for the first time in 34 years. Of course, the road has not been easy. These seven games have left a historic duel between two young talents set to dominate basketball for the next decade: Jamal Murray and Donovan Mitchell. They already have several records to their credit: most triples in a series (33 of Mitchell -beats Curry– and 32 of Murray), more points combined between the two (475), four games above 50 points between the two and, finally, DonovanIn a...