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article October 16, 2017

Maddon's Lackey Move Questioned

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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»
Altuve-1 article October 14, 2017

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

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»
dodgers_Cubs article October 13, 2017

Cubs vs. Dodgers NLCS Preview

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»
preview_ALCS article October 12, 2017

Yankees vs. Astros ALCS Preview

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»
bradyvsjets article October 12, 2017

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 6

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»
nats_sad article October 12, 2017

5 Alive: Nats Hope to Make History

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»
usmntloss article October 11, 2017

USMNT's Failure Is a Loss For Us All

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»
yanksvsindians article October 10, 2017

What's at Stake for Yanks, Indians

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»
AP_17281639847624 article October 9, 2017

Optics Illusion? Veep's Colts Show

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»
Dodgers-DBacks-Dive article October 7, 2017

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

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»
DBacks-Dodgers-1 article October 6, 2017

D-backs vs. Dodgers NLDS Preview

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»
USMNT_qualify! article October 5, 2017

USMNT: Cup Hopes Almost on Empty

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»
car_det article October 5, 2017

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 5

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»
mostdesparate article October 5, 2017

World Series Urgency Index Update

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»
Indians-Yanks2 article October 4, 2017

Yankees vs. Indians ALDS Preview

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»
nats_postseason_preview article October 4, 2017

2017 Nationals Playoff Dossier

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»
cubwinn article October 4, 2017

2017 Cubs Playoff Dossier

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»
dodgers_clinch_ article October 4, 2017

2017 Dodgers Playoff Dossier

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»
cubs_nats_nlds article October 3, 2017

Cubs vs. Nationals NLDS Preview

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»
bos_hou_alds article October 3, 2017

Red Sox vs. Astros ALDS Preview

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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