Playoffs

The Minnesota Wild celebrate scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks by Nino Niederreiter #22 during the second period in Game Four of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 9, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Wild Ties Series With Blackhawks

Jason Pominville scored for Minnesota in the second period off the back of Chicago goalie Corey Crawford’s skate and the Wild beat the Blackhawks 4-2 on Friday night to even the Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.

05/09/2014

Stephane Veilleux #19 of the Minnesota Wild shootds against Michal Rozsival #32 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game One of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kane Lifts Blackhawks Over Wild 5-2 In Game 1

Patrick Kane scored two goals for Chicago in the third period, including a terrific dash through the Minnesota zone for the tie-breaking score, and the Blackhawks beat the Wild 5-2 in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Friday night.

05/02/2014

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Zawaski: Primer, Prediction On Blackhawks-Wild Series

Minnesota has an elite first line of defense, but it’s weaker behind that.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2014

United Center during a Blackhawks playoff game. (Getty Images)

Be Careful Of United Center Parking Scams

Scammers recently ripped dozens of customers off, according to a report.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

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Zawaski: Why Didn’t I Live Tweet Blackhawks-Blues Game 3?

Jay Zawaski vows to never abandon his hockey fans again.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2014

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Kane Remains On Target For Postseason Return

Patrick Kane skated with his teammates Wednesday for the first time since his knee injury.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2014

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Report: Support Growing In NFL To Add Two Playoff Teams In 2015

If there’s seven playoff teams in each conference, only the top seed would receive a bye.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2014

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Snake-bit Chiefs Fall Short As Defense Fails Repeatedly In Second-half Collapse

The Kansas City Chiefs lost an eighth-straight postseason game on Saturday, losing 45-44 to the Indianapolis Colts after holding a 28-point lead in the third quarter.

01/05/2014

Mark Ingram #22 of the New Orleans Saints runs the ball in the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 4, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Saints Edge Eagles 26-24 In NFC Wild-Card Game

Shayne Graham, signed by the Saints just over two weeks ago, kicked a 32-yard field goal on the final play Saturday night to give New Orleans its first road playoff victory, 26-24 over the Philadelphia Eagles.

01/04/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 24: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers rushes against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 26-26 after overtime.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Packers Face Injury Questions On Defense

The Green Bay Packers have had trouble stopping the 49ers in their last two meetings. Now they have to try and beat them in the playoffs while facing injury issues on defense.

01/03/2014

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Chance At The Playoffs? Giants Vs. Jets

Fans in New York never want to abandon thoughts of the postseason this early into any season. As frustrated as they may be, the hope of a postseason run remains in the minds of the fans of both New York NFL teams.

10/31/2013

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Keidel: House Of Cardinals; Is St. Louis America’s Team?

The New York Yankees are America’s team. Or are they? The Evil Empire just doesn’t feel so daunting anymore, winning just one title since the last year of the ’90s dynasty.

10/11/2013

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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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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. (Photo by 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, giving the NHL’s top-seeded team a shot to advance to the Western Conference finals.

05/27/2013

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Evanston High Baseball Team Forfeits Playoffs Over Sexting Allegations

School officials disciplined the entire team over the incident, because players would not reveal who shared pictures of nude girls they had received from female classmates.

05/23/2013

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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

Patrick Sharp tries to drive around Niklas Kronwall. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Red Wings Take Game 3 And 2-1 Series Lead Over Blackhawks

Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the second round series.

05/20/2013

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