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MLB Postseason: What to expect, and why it might cause problems

MLB Postseason: What to expect, and why it might cause problems
October 7, 2020
As the Major League Baseball playoffs approach quickly, more teams than ever are still in the mix for a postseason appearance. This has a lot to do with the new playoff bracket system being used by MLB this year due to the 60-game season. Here’s how the new playoffs for baseball will work and some of the pros and cons of the brand new look.

The NHL Playoffs gather steam amid COVID-19

The NHL Playoffs gather steam amid COVID-19
September 10, 2020
The Boston Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning are two of the four Eastern Conference teams trying to make it to the finals. The Lightning has already won that series behind Ondrej Palat’s five goals and three assists and Brayden Point’s two goals and seven assists. They will play the winner of the Islanders and Flyers series. 

ANALYSIS: What teams to watch as NBA playoffs loom

ANALYSIS: What teams to watch as NBA playoffs loom
August 25, 2020

Excitement for  the return of the National Basketball Association season, which has been suspended since the season stopped on March 11, was renewed when the NBA announced their “bubble” plan.  The...

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know
August 13, 2019
While the Braves have been one of the stronger teams in baseball over the course of the season, a playoff berth is far from guaranteed. To understand why the Braves should be cautiously optimistic, the weights of the team’s strengths and weaknesses have to be assessed.
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