Playoffs

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game winning goal at 15 seconds of the overtime against the Washington Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Capitals 2-1 in overtime. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Caps Lose to Islanders in OT, Trail 2-1 in Series

Islanders captain John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift New York to a 2-1 win in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

04/19/2015

Paul Pierce #34 of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket past Amir Johnson #15 of the Toronto Raptors during game one of their NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on April 18, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (credit: Dave Sandford/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pierce Leads Wizards Past Raptors in OT in Game 1

Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

04/18/2015

Baltimore Ravens Haloti Ngata and Terrell Suggs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Even in Defeat, Ravens Showed Their Resiliency This Season

The Baltimore Ravens finally ran into an obstacle they couldn’t overcome: a fourth-quarter deficit on the road against the top-seeded New England Patriots.

01/11/2015

The National Hockey League unveiled this architectural rendering of the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. (Photo Credit: NHL)

Winter Classic Shares New Year’s With New Playoffs

For the first time, the Winter Classic is sharing New Year’s Day with college football games that have something to do with the national championship.

12/31/2014

A Baltimore Ravens fan holds a signs following the Baltimore Ravens 20-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ravens Beat Browns 20-10 to Earn Playoff Berth

The Baltimore Ravens took care of business and got the help they needed to snare a wild-card card berth in the AFC playoffs.

12/28/2014

Free safety Trenton Robinson #34 of the Washington Redskins celebrates after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on December 20, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. The Washington Redskins won, 27-24. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Does a Late-Season Upset of Eagles Have any Meaning for Redskins?

There is nothing left to play for with playoff hopes long since dashed. Wins might even hurt the Redskins’ long-term prospects with a lower draft pick next May. Do not tell that to the players, though.

12/21/2014

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Ravens Have Favorable Path on Road to Playoffs

During a season filled with unexpected obstacles and aggravating injuries, the Baltimore Ravens appear to be finally catching a break in their effort to earn a playoff berth.

12/15/2014

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Ravens in Playoff Hunt Despite Many Distractions

During a season filled with suspensions, injuries and painful defeats, the Baltimore Ravens have worked their way into the middle of the AFC playoff picture.

12/08/2014

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Ravens in Playoff Mode as They Prepare for Miami

If the Baltimore Ravens are to play in January, they must excel in December.

12/03/2014

Scott Hairston #7 of the Washington Nationals is mobbed by teammates after driving in the game-winning run in the 11th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on August 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals Surging Into Home Stretch of 2014 Season

With the Nationals securing the National League’s best record, for the time being, here’s a layman’s guide to what fans can expect in the team’s final 40 games.

08/18/2014

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