Joe Maddon made an odd decision to let John Lackey face Justin Turner with Game 2 of the NLCS on the line on Sunday, and we all know what happened as a result. But, no matter what, Maddon will always be revered after what he did for Chicago fans last season. More»
Astros-Yankees and Cubs-Dodgers should keep us entertained all weekend long, while you can also flip around to some college football action, plus the NFL slate which includes Steelers at Chiefs. Let us be your viewing guide. More»
The NLCS features a team that got off to one of the hottest starts in baseball history and the team that won it all last season. Will the Chicago Cubs move one step close to defending their crown or will the Dodgers finally make the Fall Classic? More»
The Yankees-Astros American League Championship Series promises to be a back-and-forth affair. A matchup between two young teams on the rise features potent lineups, MVP candidates and some power pitching. More»
This season, rather than doing pure NFL picks against the spread, I've decided to do weekly confidence pool rankings and pit myself against both Vegas and analytics. I'm currently 19th out of 123 competitors through three weeks -- see if you can do better. More»
The Nationals' hearts have been broken time and time again, and even the Expos have always fallen short in the playoffs. Will the 2017 Washington club be the one to finally win a playoff series for the first time in franchise history? More»
World Cup soccer in the United States is not just about watching a bunch of players run around a field. It's about coming together, with people from all walks of life, to support a common cause. And we all lost that on Tuesday night. More»
The results of Game 5 of the ALDS between the Yankees and Indians could alter the course of history for both franchises. How will Cleveland be remembered the season after they lost the World Series? And will this New York team continue to surprise? More»
Vice President Mike Pence attended Sunday's game between the 49ers and Colts in his home state of Indianapolis and left early, saying it was in response to protests during the national anthem. Of course, everything about the trip was scripted. More»
The drama-filled MLB postseason continues this weekend, with four great games. Also, don't forget about Mark Richt facing Florida State, the Panthers vs. the Lions and even the NBA preseason. Let us be your sports watching guide. More»
Like every matchup in the Division Series, the Arizona-LA promises to be an intriguing one. The Dodgers have high expectations this October, but the D-backs are ready to play spoilers (as long as they can figure out that starting rotation). More»
If you're a fan of American soccer, you should be quite worried about the USMNT. After subpar play earlier in the World Cup qualifiers, the squad pretty much needs to win their matchup against Panama on Friday night to not miss the tournament altogether. More»
This season, rather than doing pure NFL picks against the spread, I've decided to do weekly confidence pool rankings and pit myself against both Vegas and analytics. I'm currently 13th out of 123 competitors through three weeks -- see if you can do better. More»
One of the eight teams in the postseason is going to win a World Series come November. Each franchise would be absolutely thrilled to earn a championship, although some may have even extra urgency based on historical context. More»
In the ALDS, an upstart New York team heads to Cleveland to take on a battle-tested Indians squad that finished just short of a World Series crown last season. I'll break down the lineups, pitching matchups and predict a winner. More»
The Nationals have been to the playoffs time and time again, but they've never broken through. Can Washington put it all together this year and make a deep run with their talented roster? More»
The defending champs picked up right where they left off in 2016, winning the NL Central yet again. But since they've also shown some cracks in the armor and they may even be flying under the radar in a loaded playoff picture. More»
The Dodgers are combating not just their opponents on the field this postseason, but also the doubt in the minds of analysts and fans; its "put up or shut up" time after a fifth-straight division title. Will the NL West champs rise to the occasion? More»
The defending champions are headed to Washington D.C. to take on a Nationals team that is hoping that their time has finally come. Will the Cubs get one step closer to defending their crown or will the Nats send Chicago packing? More»
There seem to be a lot of similarities between the Red Sox and Astros, especially the aces at the top of the rotation and the deep, potent lineups. Houston may seem to have the edge, but can Chris Sale be the primary difference-maker? More»
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