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Capitals re-sign playoff star Devante Smith-Pelly

Instead of cashing in on another productive postseason performance, Devante Smith-Pelly took less money and a one-year deal to stay with the Washington Capitals. Smith-Pelly signed a $ 1 million US contract for next season Thursday to return to the team he helped win the Stanley Cup by scoring seven playoff goals. The 26-year-old third-line forward turned down other one- ...

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Which playoff team is most in danger of not returning to the postseason?

The NFL’s mission for parity doesn’t often reach teams who make it to – and win – the Super Bowl, but you can’t fault the league for ensuring a radically different playoff field year in and year out. From 1991-2017, the average number of returning teams is under 6.4 per season – and last season saw even greater turnover. Out ...

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Ranking likeliest new NFL playoff teams and which teams they'd replace

1:30 PM ET NFL Nation The Eagles went from 7-9 to Super Bowl champs last season, and parity is alive and well in the NFL. In fact, in every year since the NFL went to a 12-team playoff format in 1990, there have been at least four teams that made the playoffs after missing the previous year. In 2017, there ...

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Raptors' Nurse: We will be ready for more things come playoff time

After a month of scouring the world for a new head coach to succeed Dwane Casey, the Toronto Raptors ultimately settled on promoting Casey’s assistant Nick Nurse. The promotion of Nurse was made official on Thursday, as he was introduced to the press alongside Raptors president Masai Ujiri. As expected, most of the questions they faced centered around their trend ...

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Canada's 3-on-3 basketball run ends with playoff loss

Canada’s surprising run at the 3-on-3 basketball World Cup came to a halt Tuesday with a quarter-final loss to the Netherlands. The Canadian men’s team suffered its first defeat of the tournament at an inopportune time, falling 18-16 to the Dutch in its first game of the knockout stage in Manila, Philippines. Canada, which came into the 20-team tournament ranked 14th in the ...

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Report: Warriors grossed roughly $130M in 11 home playoff games

The Golden State Warriors will need to spend deep into the luxury tax in the coming years to retain their championship core. Fortunately, the back-to-back champions should have plenty in the bank after making The Finals in each of the last four seasons. In this year alone, the Warriors took in approximately $ 130 million across 11 home playoff games, ...

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Argentina to host intercontinental play-off first leg on road to France 2019

Argentina will host the first leg of the intercontinental play-off against the fourth-placed side from CONCACAF, following a draw conducted in Moscow.  During a meeting between the secretary generals of the North, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF) and South American (CONMEBOL) confederations, the draw was conducted by FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura and the Official Mascot of the FIFA Women’s ...

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NBA Finals 2018: Scores, live stream, schedule, TV info, playoff bracket

We’ve seen this story before. The Warriors are now one win away from a third NBA title in four seasons after a thrilling Game 3 victory over the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Wednesday. They’ll look to lock up another Larry O’Brien Trophy on Friday, while LeBron and the Cavs will look to become the first NBA team to ever come ...

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