Playoff committee gets Oklahoma vs. Georgia debate right

Is Georgia one of college football’s four best? Maybe. But with two losses and no SEC title, it’s hard to make the case for the Bulldogs over the Sooners.
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How banged up are 14 NFL playoff contenders?

NFL Nation checks up on which postseason hopefuls are healthiest, and who could return from injury in time to help the playoff push.
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Ranking the rivalry games by playoff impact

The stakes are always high in rivalry games, but this year, rivals are standing in the way of three Power 5 teams looking to go undefeated. Watch the CFP reveal show at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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The Eliminator: Who is already out of the playoff race?

Texas helped knock USC out of the playoff race, but the Trojans aren’t alone among big-name programs, with Florida State, Nebraska and TCU joining them.
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The only 14 teams that can win the College Football Playoff

ESPN Analytics has identified 19 teams that have at least a 1 percent chance to make the College Football Playoff this season, and of those, only 14 have a chance to win it.
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NBA BPI projections: New playoff favorites and title chances

How does LeBron’s move to L.A. change the playoff race and lottery picture? We unveil our first look at the 2018-19 Basketball Power Index.
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Ranking most likely new NFL playoff teams, who they’d replace

In every year since 1990, there have been at least four new teams that made the playoffs. The Texans are prime candidates in 2018.
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ESPN Forecast: New playoff predictions for each series

Who are the new favorites in the NBA playoffs? Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts the outcome of all four series after two games.
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Bushy league: Players dish on best playoff beards, weirdest grooming habits

It’s the postseason, so we’re fixated on facial hair. Here’s the hairy truth on everything you wanted to know (but were afraid to ask) about playoff beards.
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LeBron passes Pippen for playoff steals mark

LeBron James became the all-time leader in playoff steals, passing Scottie Pippen on Sunday.
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Experts’ predictions: Second-round playoff picks, Stanley Cup winner

Our NHL experts — including John Buccigross, Linda Cohn, Emily Kaplan, Steve Levy and Greg Wyshynski — forecast the second-round playoff series winners.
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Meek Mill Celebrates Prison Release With NBA Playoff Game

Hours after his release from prison, the rapper arrived just in time to watch the Philadelphia 76ers game! "LFE" talks what's next for Meek.
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Jabari Parker looks to reset after a forgettable playoff debut

The Bucks forward had a rough outing in his first taste of playoff basketball, but he and his teammates are confident that the real Jabari Parker will show up in Game 2.
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How important is Markelle Fultz to a deep 76ers playoff run?

As the Sixers chase a 2-0 lead over the Miami Heat and a deep postseason push, we dive into the impact their No. 1 draft pick can make.
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Yahoo Sports’ 2018 NBA playoff predictions

Our experts predict who will win every series as well as which players are going to rise and fall over the course of the postseason.

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Best Stanley Cup playoff value bets

With the NHL playoffs starting, Ben Arledge provides a look at some of the best value bets to win the Stanley Cup, along with a handful of attractive prices on series in the opening round.
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‘Playoff LeBron’ is real, and defense is the reason

The NBA playoffs are imminent, which means LeBron James will again be expected to transform into the master who has found his way to seven straight Finals. The key to understanding ‘playoff LeBron’ starts on defense.
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Are Browns a playoff contender? How will Case Keenum impact AFC West? NFL Nation has the answers

The first wave of free agency is behind us. High-profile players now have new homes, but questions still remain. NFL Nation provides the answers.
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The four big questions that will decide the NBA playoff race

Who do the Warriors not want to face? Will Philly, Cleveland or Indiana climb to No. 3 in the East? Which games matter most? We roll through the key things to watch down the stretch.
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LeBron calls NBA playoff play-in idea ‘wack’

Cavaliers forward LeBron James is adamantly against the idea of an NBA play-in-tournament with one-and-done consequences, calling the proposal ‘wack.”
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Predicting NBA playoff seeds, matchups and win totals

Who will get those final playoff spots, and what matchups can we look forward to? We use ESPN’s real plus-minus — adjusted for playing time and injuries — to project the races in each conference.
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Stanley Cup Playoffs Watch Daily: Playoff chances, tragic numbers and more

Which teams have the best shot at locking up a playoff spot? Who’s earning a better shot at the No. 1 overall pick? Here are the latest projections for both, along with critical matchups to watch today and much more.
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Bold predictions for the wild West playoff race

Only four games separate the Nos. 3 and 10 spots in the Western Conference standings. Who’s the biggest threat to the Rockets and Warriors? Will the Spurs, Thunder or Wolves miss the playoffs?
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NHL experts predict: Playoff dark horses, Penguins vs. Flyers, Carter Hutton’s future

Our writers tackle some pressing questions for the stretch run. Could the Kings or Stars make a Predators-esque wild-card run to the Cup final? Will the Penguins or Flyers finish higher in the standings? And where will Carter Hutton play next season?
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Western Conference playoff reset: Cup contenders, wild-card watch, more

The NHL trade deadline has come and gone. Which teams in the West are the top contenders for the Stanley Cup? Who’s the underdog that could make a run? Which teams are looking ahead to the draft — and hoping for some lottery luck?
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Eastern Conference playoff reset: Cup contenders, wild-card watch, more

With the trade deadline past, NHL teams are into the home stretch for the playoffs. In the East, there are three top Cup contenders, three others who could make a run, a handful pushing for the wild cards — and four that are fahlin’ for Dahlin.
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Silver floats possible playoff format change

In mulling a possible postseason format change, Adam Silver offered a compromise: both the Eastern and Western conferences still send eight teams apiece, but 1-16 seeding would mean the best two teams, regardless of conference, make the Finals.
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NHL playoff chances report: Who’s alive, who’s desperate?

At this point, the target points for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference is around 90. In the West, it’s higher, around 98 points. Here’s a look at the teams currently fighting for those spots, and their chances of making it.
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Which first-round playoff series would be must-see?

If the season ended today, the Stanley Cup playoffs bracket would feature some compelling first-round matchups. Predators-Stars, Bruins-Maple Leafs, Jets-Blues could provide plenty of drama, but Islanders-Lightning wouldn’t be much of a fight.
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Barnwell: How all 12 NFL playoff teams could change this offseason

In 2017, we saw eight new playoff teams in a 12-team field. Why? Because teams routinely look a heckuva lot different year-to-year.
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The big question for the final four NFL playoff teams

Which Blake Bortles will show up against the Patriots? Can the Eagles get more out of Nick Foles against the Vikings? These are the major questions facing each of the NFL’s remaining teams.
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Tom Brady’s GOAT status clear after a look at NFL playoff records

Tom Brady is set for his 35th postseason start Saturday when the Patriots host the Titans, one of many records the QB gets to build on.
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Playoff bracket reset: Insiders predict 7 remaining matchups

With two upsets on wild-card weekend, the 2017 playoff bracket was upended. So we asked 11 ESPN Insiders to re-pick every game through Super Bowl LII. Will Tom Brady win title No. 6?
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Barnwell’s NFL playoff preview: A guide to all 66 possible matchups

Injuries have left the NFC wide open. A Steelers-Patriots rematch in the AFC? Don’t be so certain. Bill Barnwell lines up the many potential postseason scenarios.
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NFL playoff primer: Bracket, Super Bowl paths, X factors, more

The field is set, and the league’s best 12 teams are in. Here’s your guide to everything you need to know about the race to Super Bowl LII, from schedules to reasons for hope — and concern.
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Tracking NFL playoff scenarios, draft order, teams that have clinched, more

Three postseason spots remain up for grabs, but even for teams out of the race, the final day of the regular season will have implications across the league. We’re keeping tabs on everything you need to know.
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NFL playoff picture: What’s at stake in Week 17

Three berths, a first-round bye, home-field advantage in the AFC and the NFC South crown are still up for grabs. Here’s everything on the line Sunday.
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Follow live: Colts look to derail Ravens’ playoff hopes

A Joe Flacco touchdown pass has Baltimore leading the Colts as the Ravens look to move closer to a playoff berth.
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Follow Live: Lions look to keep slim playoff hopes alive

Detroit’s defense was the story of the first quarter, allowing the Chicago offense just 18 yards and one first down.
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Could Alabama and Ohio State both really make the playoff?

If the winners of the ACC and SEC title games are a lock, what other teams are in play for the final two spots in the CFP?
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Unlucky seven: Eliminator cuts Irish, six others from playoff race

Unlucky seven: Eliminator cuts Irish, six others from playoff race
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Oklahoma’s playoff hopes take blow with stunning loss to Iowa State

Oklahoma’s playoff hopes take blow with stunning loss to Iowa State
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The playoff scenario MLB doesn’t want to see (Yahoo Sports)

The American League is about to descend into chaos. (AP)

The Twins are currently in control of the second wild card spot, but six other teams could muck things up royally and force a seven-way tie.



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How Isaiah Thomas defies playoff odds, contract talk and tragedy

How Isaiah Thomas defies playoff odds, contract talk and tragedy
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Power Rankings: Penguins, Ducks, Predators pace playoff pack

Power Rankings: Penguins, Ducks, Predators pace playoff pack
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Follow live: Nuggets fight for playoff spot vs. Westbrook, Thunder

Follow live: Nuggets fight for playoff spot vs. Westbrook, Thunder
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Storm beats McIlroy on third playoff hole (Yahoo Sports)

Graeme Storm beat Rory McIlroy on the third playoff hole to win the SA Open on Sunday.  (AP)

Graeme Storm beat Rory McIlroy on the third playoff hole to win the SA Open on Sunday. Storm lost his card by 100 Euros only 80 days ago.



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Ranking Brady, Rodgers and other playoff QBs (Yahoo Sports)

View photos Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger are two of the four quarterbacks remaining in the playoffs who have started and won a Super Bowl. (AP)

There are some incredible quarterbacks in this season’s final eight. Four of them have started and won a Super Bowl.



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Dolphins near playoff berth after rocky start (Yahoo Sports)

The Dolphins won their 10th game, beating the Bills in overtime. (Getty Images)

Andrew Franks hit a career-long 55-yard FG to send the game to OT. With the game seconds from a tie, the Dolphins snagged another FG for the win.



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Cardiac Cowboys find a way to win again to keep playoff dreams alive

Cardiac Cowboys find a way to win again to keep playoff dreams alive
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Ohio State Buckeyes 2014 College Football Playoff National Champions Paperback Book

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Lightning handle Habs to lock up playoff spot

Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop had two assists, Vladislav Namestnikov scored two goals, and the Lightning clinched an Eastern Conference playoff berth with a 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.
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Suh suspended for playoff game; files appeal

The Detroit Lions and Ndamukong Suh have been informed that the defensive tackle will be suspended for this weekend’s wild-card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys.
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