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  1. 2011 NBA playoffs: Biggest playoff surprises

    John Hollinger

    Here's a look at players who have been revelations in the first round.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2011
  2. Big Dog playing 'D' among playoff surprises

    John Hollinger

    Some reserves are standouts, some stars have disappeared. John Hollinger tracks the best postseason shockers.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2005
  3. Florida State Seminoles top initial College Football Vegas Rankin...

    Evan Abrams

    Which college football team is best? Evan Abrams presents the first edition of the College Football Vegas Rankings, an aggregate ranking of the nation's top 25 teams from college football handicappers.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2014
  4. New Orleans Pelicans among surprise teams for 2014-15 - NBA

    Bradford Doolittle

    The NBA Summer Forecast is uncannily accurate, but there are teams that make a surprise postseason run every year. Bradford Doolittle offers up three for the 2014-15 season.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  5. Ranking the five biggest Week 1 surprise teams by staying power -...

    Mike Sando

    Which of the surprise winners from Week 1 -- the Bills, Dolphins, Falcons, Titans and Vikings -- has the best chance to make the playoffs this season? Mike Sando ranks all five, then weighs in with notes from the Lions-Giants Monday night game.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  6. Possible pennant race X factors

    Jim Bowden

    It's coming down to the wire, and every game counts in the pennant race. With several teams still clinging to postseason hopes, even the slightest developments -- an injury, a surprise performance, an emerging rookie -- can make the difference. These...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  7. Why Kansas City Chiefs could miss the playoffs in 2014 - NFL

    Field Yates

    The Chiefs were one of the league's biggest surprises last season, but they could find themselves left out of the playoff picture in 2014 because of one glaring weakness. Field Yates explains.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers among teams most likely to improve in 2014 -...

    Vince Verhei

    Vince Verhei of Football Outsiders takes a look at which NFC teams are on the rise, and which are due for a fall.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  9. Badgers a surprise playoff contender

    Travis Haney

    MADISON, Wis. -- College coaching fits are mostly straightforward. You know, a coach went to the school at which he now works, or he at least has ties to the area that will pay recruiting dividends or make the fan base feel as if he's one of them. ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  10. Lineups that playoff coaches should use more - NBA

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle looks at one lineup combination for each team beyond its starting five that would help going forward. The Pacers, for example, would benefit from a grouping of Ian Mahinmi, George Hill, C.J. Watson, Paul George and Luis Scola.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  11. Andrew Bynum likely done with Pacers

    Nick Borges

    The Indiana Pacers are set to start the playoffs with a first round matchup against the Atlanta Hawks and to no surprise one of their big men won't play. From Candace Buckner of The Indianapolis Star: "Andrew Bynum will not be available for playof...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  12. Channing Frye's future with Suns

    Nick Borges

    The Phoenix Suns are the surprise team in the NBA this season, despite not making the playoffs, and one of the keys is the steady play from forward Channing Frye. He missed all of 2012-13 due to a heat issue and will play and start all 82 games this ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  13. NBA - Which teams could be Cinderella stories in the Eastern Conf...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh says there are two teams in the Eastern Conference that could surprise come playoff time.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  14. 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections -- Iowa Hawkeyes

    Bill Doherty

    Joe Lunardi and his team of Bracketologists examine the 2014 NCAA tournament outlook for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Fran McCaffery has enough talent and depth to surprise this postseason.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  15. 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections -- Kansas State Wildcats...

    Charlie Creme

    Joe Lunardi and his team of Bracketologists examine the 2014 NCAA tournament outlook for the Kansas State Wildcats. The defensive-minded Wildcats look to surprise this postseason.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2014
  16. How will Knicks fix their roster?

    Tom Carpenter

    In the pathetic Eastern Conference, the New York Knicks are just two games out of the playoffs. But considering that they were the No. 2 seed in the East last season and already have lost a dozen more games this time around, it's no surprise that the...

    Blog | March 09, 2014