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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. Four future College Football Playoff hopefuls

    Brian Fremeau

    While this year's participants all have a string of successful seasons, these teams -- two in the Big 12 -- lag just behind and show signs of a breakthrough.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2014
  4. Going undefeated is becoming harder and harder to do

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's never been easy to go undefeated, but it's becoming harder and harder to have a perfect season and soon it might just be a thing of the past, writes Adam Rittenberg.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2014
  5. Which team is the MLS Cup favorite?

    Adrian Melville and Jeff Carlisle

    Major League Soccer

    Story | November 05, 2014
  6. How New York Jets can be playoff contenders again by 2015 - NFL

    Field Yates

    At 1-5, the New York Jets are looking lost in 2014. Field Yates presents his to-do list for the team to get back to playoff contention by 2015, including thoughts on Rex Ryan, the QB situation and the rest of the roster.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  7. Pirates pleased with coaching staff

    AJ Mass

    After making the playoffs for the second consecutive season following a two decades-long postseason drought, it probably wouldn't be a surprise to learn that the Pittsburgh Pirates organization is quite content with the leadership they've hired to ru...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  8. Which surprise 2-0 teams can sustain early-season success? - NFL

    Aaron Schatz

    Which four surprise 2-0 teams can sustain their early-season success? Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders tabs the Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills as the best bets to make the postseason among the group.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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