Playoffs

Dan Haren pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals in the first game of their day-night doubleheader at Nationals Park. (credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Marlins Beat Nats 4-2; Braves, Cards Clinch

Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich homered to lift the Miami Marlins over the Washington Nationals 4-2 in the opener of Sunday’s day-night doubleheader, a result that clinched playoff berths for the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals.

09/22/2013

Denard Span #2 of the Washington Nationals walks into the club house after his hit brought in the game-winning run against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning at Nationals Park on September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Washington Nationals won, 6-5. (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler Explain Nats’ Confusing Playoff Scenario

Determining how many games it takes for an MLB team to become mathematically eliminated from making the playoffs is hard. So let’s have Nats’ play-by-play announcers Dave Jageler and Charlie Slowes explain it during the rain delay, in this short audio clip.

09/21/2013

Bryce Harper #34 and Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals celebrate with Adam LaRoche #25 after scoring in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on September 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nats Follow Demoralizing First Half by Mounting Historic Finish

Few had hope for the Nationals returning to the playoffs heading into the last month of 2013 season, following their demoralizing first half. But they’ve mounted an historic rally, going 19-6 over their last 25 games, restoring at least a glimmer.

09/17/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. Orioles

Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?

07/25/2013

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Martell Webster: ‘We Are Getting to the Playoffs’

By drafting Otto Porter then re-signing Martell Webster, the Wizards have demonstrated the desire for depth of a playoff-bound franchise, a gesture which hasn’t gone unnoticed with the players.

07/12/2013

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Top 5: LeBron James’ Most Dominating Postseason Performances

LeBron James averaged 29ppg during the Conference Finals in leading the Heat to a series victory against the Pacers. Let’s take a look back at the Miami star’s top 5 career playoff performances.

06/05/2013

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Pacers Focus On LeBron At Own Risk

The Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.

05/28/2013

Justin Abdelkader tries to avoid the stick of Marian Hossa. (credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Force Game 7 With 4-3 Win Over Red Wings

Bryan Bickell scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in Game 6 on Monday night.

05/28/2013

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NHL Playoffs Schedule

The battle for the Stanley Cup rages on. Keep up with your favorite team’s playoff schedule.

05/23/2013

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NBA Playoff Schedule

Conference Finals have arrived. See the official schedule of games, scores and seedings.

05/22/2013

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