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  1. Johnny-Come-Lately’s Guide to the MLB Stretch Run

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball isn't like the NBA, where you don't really need to pay attention until the second round of the playoffs. So if you've been on a spiritual quest to Cambodia or playing ninepins with the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his men in up...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  2. What to expect from Papanikolaou

    Joe Kaiser

    When Houston reached a two-year deal with 24-year-old forward Kostas Papanikolaou earlier this month, he immediately became somewhat of a wild card for the Rockets' roster next season. After all, Papanikolaou may need to come up big to help the Rocke...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  3. 2014 NBA playoffs: What Serge Ibaka's potential return means for ...

    J.A. Adande

    Will Serge Ibaka return to the West finals? Either way, it's a wild card that can only help OKC, writes J.A. Adande.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
  4. Examining the biggest questions surrounding the impending NFL pla...

    Kevin Seifert

    Kevin Seifert identifies the 10 biggest issues facing the NFL's likely playoff expansion, including whether additional teams would dilute the postseason product.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  5. Andray Blatche, Lou Williams, Greivis Vasquez among worthy late p...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter looks at teams with the most games down the stretch with a number of players worth picking up off the wire.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2014
  6. Wild-card Crawford becomes C's ace

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- Brad Stevens, the Boston Celtics' first-year coach, always knew Jordan Crawford had a knack for the big shot. AP Photo/Michael DwyerJordan Crawford is delivering a string of clutch performances.His fifth-seeded Butler team having upset ...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  7. Boston Celtics' Jordan Crawford has gone from a wild card to an a...

    Chris Forsberg

    Jordan Crawford came to Boston as a wild card but has turned into an ace.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2013
  8. About Last Weekend: Pats Stay Perfect

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy arguing that Lane Kiffin really hasn't gotten a fair chance to prove himself as a head coach with a particularly stubborn stop sign, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Tom Brady finally synced up with his young ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  9. 5-on-5: Lakers the West's big wild card?

    ESPN.com

    The regular season is a few months away, but the Western Conference picture already looks much different after a big and busy offseason. Kevin Pelton ranked the top 15 teams as of today. Now our panel breaks down the good and the bad out West heading...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  10. Matt Janning and the Practical Realities of Life on the NBA Fring...

    Brett Koremenos

    Most fans view summer league as something of a basketball barometer. If a guy can play — whether he was a top pick, a second-round wild card, or an unsigned outcast — he'll show it in summer league and find his way onto an NBA roster. If ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  11. AL Wild-Card Preview: the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers

    Rany Jazayerli

    After a season that made very little sense, we predict the Baltimore Orioles will continue to defy reason and beat the Texas Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  12. Eight teams enough for MLB playoffs

    Jemele Hill

    Adding two MLB wild-card teams and high-stakes one-game playoffs make perfect financial sense, but is it common sense? The answer is no.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  13. Melo will play tonight, saying 'I'm pain free'

    Jared Zwerling

    NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony missed watching both of the NFL Wild-Card games on Sunday to rest and receive treatment on his right back, hip and knee. He said his body was more important. Now, the Knicks' leading scorer, averaging 27.1 points per game,...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  14. Bill Simmons answers e-mail from readers and makes his NFL picks

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy rids his inbox of pigskin-related questions and makes his wild-card weekend picks.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2012
  15. Toney Douglas rooting for Falcons

    Ian Begley

    Mike DiNovo/US PresswireHarry Douglas had 39 catches for 498 yards this season. There's at least one New Yorker rooting against the Giants on Sunday. Knicks point guard Toney Douglas wants to see the Falcons win their wild-card matchup against...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  16. San Fransciso Giants' Tim Lincecum, New York Yankees' Mark Teixei...

    It's not just his West Coast mindset that has Tim Lincecum seeing red when it comes to baseball's looming postseason revamp. Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira agrees.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2011