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  • • Whipsnakes Handle Archers, Claim PLL Championship Series No. 1 Seed
    Whipsnakes Handle Archers, Claim PLL Championship Series No. 1 Seed The group play in the 2020 PLL Championship Series is over and unarguably the Whipsnakes are the prettiest ponies in the show. Everyone gets a day of rest on Monday, but the Whips will get an extra little break earning the first round bye. The first two games on the postseason lineup are on NBC […] Lacrosse All Stars - Grow ...2020
  • • PLL Championship Series Day 8 Recaps – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE
    PLL Championship Series Day 8 Recaps – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE Editor’s Note: The Day 8 insight and recaps for the PLL Championship Series were co-authored by Ryder Cochrane and Mark Donahue. The group play stage has come to a close for all but two teams in the 2020 PLL Championship Series. While the pair of games on today’s schedule weren’t the most highbrow affairs to [...2020
  • • PLL Championship Series Day 7 Recaps – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE
    PLL Championship Series Day 7 Recaps – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE Editor’s Note: The Day 7 insight and recaps for the PLL Championship Series were co-authored by Ryder Cochrane and Mark Donahue. The 2020 PLL Championship Series is starting top separate like oil and water. The top teams are astoundingly good and have been since day one. The middle of the pack is skating by, at […] ...2020
  • • PLL Championship Series Day 6 Recaps – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE
    PLL Championship Series Day 6 Recaps – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE Editor’s Note: The Day 6 insight and recaps for the PLL Championship Series were co-authored by Ryan Conwell and Mark Donahue. What started out so smoothly became another late night of PLL Championship Series Lacrosse. Apparently it go so hot in Utah from the Whipsnakes blaze of the Atlas that it melted a fuse somewhere [...2020
  • • PLL Championship Series Day 5 Recap – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE
    PLL Championship Series Day 5 Recap – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE Editor’s Note: The Day 5 insight and recaps for the PLL Championship Series were co-authored by Ryan Conwell and Mark Donahue. We had to stay up this late for a four goal first half? Overtime is usually the icing on top of an hard fought cake, but this was one we could have passed on […] Lacrosse All Stars - Grow The...2020
  • • After Winning 5 Titles in 407 Days, Zach Currier Seeks New Challenge in PLL
    Do you want to win? Then get tough. Get mentally tough. It takes more than muscle, more than practice, more than sheer determination to get to the top. It takes the mind of a champion. — The Sports Hypnotist There is no sport on the planet that can quite compare to the speed, approach, athletic prowess and discipline of ice hockey like lacrosse. It’s not unusual for athletes of either sport to gro...2020
  • • PLL Championship Series Day 4 Recaps – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE
    PLL Championship Series Day 4 Recaps – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE Editor’s Note: The Day 4 insight and recaps for the PLL Championship Series were co-authored by Ryder Cochrane and Mark Donahue. Everyone has now played twice in the PLL Championship Series except Chaos, having to postpone their date with Redwoods for very late tomorrow night. In the meantime, the Redwoods got to go after...2020
  • • Premier Lacrosse League Announces Viewership Milestones from Opening Weekend of PLL Championship Series
    LOS ANGELES, CA. - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today numerous viewership milestones from its opening weekend (three games total) of th... - PLL...2020
  • • PLL Championship Series Day 3 Recap – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE
    PLL Championship Series Day 3 Recap – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE Rain, rain, go away. Ruin lacrosse some other day. The only thing that worked out about the weather delay and the PLL Championship Series format was not losing all lacrosse because of a little lightning. While the first game on the docket got moved to super late on Wednesday night, we still got to experience […] Lacrosse A...2020
  • • PLL Championship Series Day 2 Recap – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE
    PLL Championship Series Day 2 Recap – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE After the whirlwind of action to kick of the 2020 PLL Championship Series on Saturday, it was nice to have a little breather on Sunday to prepare for the week. With only one game on the docket, PLL fans got to tune in to see the sport they love on NBC in the middle of […] Lacrosse All Stars - Grow The Game®...2020

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Championship Series injury and suspension

  • • After Winning 5 Titles in 407 Days, Zach Currier Seeks New Challenge in PLL
    Do you want to win? Then get tough. Get mentally tough. It takes more than muscle, more than practice, more than sheer determination to get to the top. It takes the mind of a champion. — The Sports Hypnotist There is no sport on the planet that can quite compare to the speed, approach, athletic prowess and discipline of ice hockey like lacrosse. It’s not unusual for athletes of either sport to gro...2020
  • • Gio bringing positivity to Crew despite injury
    How tough was it on Gio Gonzalez after an ankle injury relegated him to observer status in the National League Championship Series? "It's not tough anymore. Are you kidding? This is awesome," Gonzalez said after the Brewers forced a Game 7 and a chance to go to the World Series. "That's what I was kicking myself about. I didn't want to be that distraction."...2018
  • • Report: Jose Altuve undergoes knee surgery
    Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has reportedly wasted no time trying to rectify the right knee problem that bothered him for the bulk of the season. According to MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, Altuve underwent right knee surgery on Friday, a day after his Astros were eliminated from the American League Championship Series. It’s not a huge surprise. The injury has been a lingering one, and it...2018
  • • Nagging ankle injury impacting Nunez at third
    After third baseman Eduardo Nunez legged out an infield single in the top of the fourth inning of the Red Sox's 8-2 win over the Astros in Tuesday's Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, Rafael Devers came on to pinch-run for him....2018
  • • Davies replaces injured Gio on Brewers roster
    Major League Baseball on Wednesday approved a roster substitution for the Brewers due to an injury sustained by pitcher Gio Gonzalez. As a result, Gonzalez will be replaced by right-handed pitcher Zach Davies on Milwaukee's National League Championship Series roster....2018
  • • Overcoming injuries, Miley poised for G2 start
    Wade Miley went from arguably the Brewers' most ill-timed injury all season to starting Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, and it all started with a chat in the training room....2018
  • • Atlantic Notes: Sixers wait for Embiid; Wade pitches Fizdale for HC gigs
    Injured Sixers center Joel Embiid must pass through the NBA’s concussion protocol, but he has been free of concussion symptoms since March 29, tweets Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. That was the day after Embiid suffered an orbital bone fracture in a collision with teammate Markelle Fultz.The team is hoping Embiid can be ready sometime during the first round of the playoffs. There are s...2018
  • • NLCS rubber match? Stacking up Cubs, LA
    So many things can get in the way -- randomness, regression, injuries, the Washington Nationals, etc. But the Dodgers and Cubs enter 2018 with the distinct possibility of doing something unprecedented in the National League -- meeting three straight seasons on the NL Championship Series stage....2018
  • • NLCS rubber match? Stacking up Cubs, LA
    So many things can get in the way -- randomness, regression, injuries, the Washington Nationals, etc. But the Dodgers and Cubs enter 2018 with the distinct possibility of doing something unprecedented in the National League -- meeting three straight seasons on the NL Championship Series stage....2018
  • • Why Greg Bird will shine for the New York Yankees in 2018
    The 2017 campaign was a successful and exciting one for the new-look New York Yankees. After many scouts and analysts projected the Yankees to be a mediocre team with a bright future, the Bronx Bombers proved every doubter wrong by making it all the way to Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. The New York Yankees made it as far as they did due to several of their young superstars. On...2017

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Championship Series trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • After Winning 5 Titles in 407 Days, Zach Currier Seeks New Challenge in PLL
    Do you want to win? Then get tough. Get mentally tough. It takes more than muscle, more than practice, more than sheer determination to get to the top. It takes the mind of a champion. — The Sports Hypnotist There is no sport on the planet that can quite compare to the speed, approach, athletic prowess and discipline of ice hockey like lacrosse. It’s not unusual for athletes of either sport to gro...2020
  • • Soudo Psychology: New Chrome Coach Has Way with Fixer-Uppers
    Few people could get away with talking to John Galloway the way Tim Soudan did shortly after  Soudan was named the new head coach of Chrome LC in December. Galloway, the NCAA’s all-time winningest goalie and co-captain of the U.S. national team, has little left to prove. He might even have retired after leading Team USA to the gold medal in the 2018 world championship were it not for the advent of...2020
  • • Reports: Cruz drew heavy interest before signing with Twins
    Prior to this morning’s agreement with the Twins, slugger Nelson Cruz received “competitive” offers from the Rays and Astros, according to Juan Toribio of The Athletic (Twitter link) and Fancred’s Jon Heyman (Twitter link). Specifics aren’t known, but it seems likely the Twins would’ve had to outbid either by a notable margin, given the Rays won 90 games last season and the Astros won the 2017 Wor...2018
  • • Football meteorology: NFL picks for Week 7
    We’re now more than halfway through October, and several teams already face make-or-break games. With just one undefeated team left in the NFL heading into Week 7, here's what to expect as we get closer to the halfway point of the regular season. Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinal (+2.5): On a night when the NBA season kicks into full action with LeBron James’ debut in Lakers colors, the baseball ...2018
  • • Orioles legend critical of Manny Machado’s lack of hustle during NLCS
    A Baltimore Orioles legend was critical of Manny Machado during Game 2 of the National League Championship Series over the shortstop’s apparent lack of hustle. During the fourth inning, Machado hit a ground ball to Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia. Machado did not run out the ball, leading Hall of Famer Jim Palmer to call Machado’s actions “pathetic.” Machado’s lack of hustle was also not...2018
  • • Watch: Kevin Youkilis throws out first pitch before ALCS Game 1
    Kevin Youkilis may have finished his MLB career as a member of the Yankees, but he spent the majority of it playing for the Red Sox. Youkilis was drafted by the team in 2001, and he made his debut in May 2004, to replace then-starter Bill Mueller at third base. It was from that time on that a star was born, as Youkilis treated the Fenway Park faithful to plenty of clutch hits in pivotal moments ov...2018
  • • Turner sets the tone for Dodgers' offense
    Since Justin Turner's emergence as an offensive, defensive and clubhouse difference-maker in 2014, the Dodgers have had players with grander contracts and glitzier celebrity, but none have made as much of an impact and garnered as much peer respect as the 33-year-old third baseman, who begins his third consecutive National League Championship Series when the Dodgers and Brewers meet on Friday nigh...2018
  • • One key acquisition that defined each LCS team
    In these League Championship Series, the four organizations -- Astros, Red Sox, Dodgers and Brewers -- are far more alike than different. Yet the most important decisions that have gotten the four teams to this point offer insight into their business strategy....2018
  • • One key acquisition that defined each LCS team
    In these League Championship Series, the four organizations -- Astros, Red Sox, Dodgers and Brewers -- are far more alike than different. Yet the most important decisions that have gotten the four teams to this point offer insight into their business strategy....2018
  • • Indians outright Ryan Merritt, sign Rob Brantly
    The Indians announced over the weekend that they’ve signed veteran catcher Rob Brantly to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Columbus. Left-hander Ryan Merritt, meanwhile, cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and was assigned outright to Columbus.Merritt, 26, was designated for assignment after spending the entirety of the season on the disabled list due to a kne...2018

Championship Series stats

  • • After Winning 5 Titles in 407 Days, Zach Currier Seeks New Challenge in PLL
    Do you want to win? Then get tough. Get mentally tough. It takes more than muscle, more than practice, more than sheer determination to get to the top. It takes the mind of a champion. — The Sports Hypnotist There is no sport on the planet that can quite compare to the speed, approach, athletic prowess and discipline of ice hockey like lacrosse. It’s not unusual for athletes of either sport to gro...2020
  • • Astros' proven bats kept quiet in Game 3 loss
    Select Houston batters continued to add to their already record-setting statistics with more hits in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Red Sox on Tuesday. But collectively, the timely hit eluded Houston -- and the club lost big, 8-2, at Minute Maid Park....2018

Championship Series kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • After Winning 5 Titles in 407 Days, Zach Currier Seeks New Challenge in PLL
    2020
  • • Soudo Psychology: New Chrome Coach Has Way with Fixer-Uppers
    2020
  • • Australia’s NBL cancels remaining championship games
    Australia’s National Basketball League announced in a press release that it has decided to cancel the remaining games of the Grand Final series between the Sydney Kings and Perth Wildcats. The NBL’s Grand Final series is the league’s equivalent of the NBA Finals. The Wildcats had a 2-1 edge in the best-of-five championship series, with Game 4 scheduled to take place on Friday at RAC Arena in Perth...2020
  • • Girardi to assess his future with family
    The next conversation of significance Joe Girardi must have will take place in the coming days, as he plans to sit down with his family to discuss their personal future. Girardi's 10th season as Yankees manager expired with New York's 4-0 loss to the Astros in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, and he does not have a contract for the 2018 season....2017
  • • Girardi to assess his future with family
    The next conversation of significance Joe Girardi must have will take place in the coming days, as he plans to sit down with his family to discuss their personal future. Girardi's 10th season as Yankees manager expired with New York's 4-0 loss to the Astros in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, and he does not have a contract for the 2018 season....2017

Top Championship Series news

  • • WS berth on line in Game 7 for Yankees, Astros
    It all comes down to Game 7 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World on Saturday after the Astros topped the Yankees in Game 6. CC Sabathia gets the nod after defeating Houston in Game 3, tossing six scoreless innings. The Astros avoided elimination with a 7-1 victory on Game 6. The Astros enter the game 5-0 at home in the postseason this month. Charlie Morton, who los...2017
  • • Yanks' run ends with Game 7 loss to Astros
    The Astros are headed to their first Fall Classic as an American League team, and second overall, after taking a 4-0 victory over the Yankees in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series presented by Camping World on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park....2017
  • • Astros win 1st AL pennant! Date with LA next
    The Astros are headed to their first Fall Classic as an American League team, and second overall, after taking a 4-0 victory over the Yankees in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series presented by Camping World on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park....2017
  • • Spring in their step, Verlander, Astros force G7
    Another dominant performance by Justin Verlander saved the Astros' season for at least one more day and forced a Game 7 against the Yankees in the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, posting a 7-1 victory Friday night in Game 6 at Minute Maid Park....2017
  • • Boone: 'Chance of lifetime' to manage Yanks
    The keys to the manager's office are officially in Aaron Boone's hands as the Yankees introduced the 2003 American League Championship Series hero as the 33rd manager in franchise history on Wednesday....2017
  • • Boone: 'Chance of a lifetime' to manage Yanks
    The keys to the manager's office are officially in Aaron Boone's hands as the Yankees introduced the 2003 American League Championship Series hero as the 33rd manager in franchise history on Wednesday....2017
  • • Verlander named ALCS MVP after superb starts
    Pitcher Justin Verlander was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, after Houston defeated the Yankees, 4-0, in Game 7 on Saturday night....2017
  • • Yankees Choose Aaron Boone to Be Their Next Manager
    Boone, who hit the home run that won the 2003 American League Championship Series for the Yankees, has never managed at any level....2017
  • • NLCS co-MVPs homer to open World Series
    Fresh off sharing co-MVP honors in the National League Championship Series, Chris Taylor and Justin Turner ignited the Dodgers with a pair of home runs in Game 1 of the World Series presented by YouTube TV on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium....2017
  • • NLCS co-MVPs homer to open World Series
    Fresh off sharing co-MVP honors in the National League Championship Series, Chris Taylor and Justin Turner ignited the Dodgers with a pair of home runs in Game 1 of the World Series presented by YouTube TV on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium....2017

Championship Series fantasy rankings and news

  • • The case for the Nationals to win it all
    Once again, the Washington Nationals resemble as much of an impressive fantasy baseball draft as they do a ballclub that actually exists in real-life. They are a stunning collection of mostly mid-prime talent that has sent 12 representatives to the All-Star Game over the past three years. Led by a former MVP winner in Bryce Harper and the two-time reigning NL Cy Young recipient in Max Scherzer, th...2018

Championship Series schedule, game

  • • Whipsnakes Handle Archers, Claim PLL Championship Series No. 1 Seed
    2020
  • • PLL Championship Series Day 8 Recaps – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE
    2020
  • • PLL Championship Series Day 7 Recaps – MAKE PICKS | Video | MORE
    2020
  • • After Winning 5 Titles in 407 Days, Zach Currier Seeks New Challenge in PLL
    2020
  • • Soudo Psychology: New Chrome Coach Has Way with Fixer-Uppers
    2020
  • • PLL TV Schedule + Streaming Guide
    PLL TV Schedule + Streaming Guide We can finally pencil some more information into our packed July calendars. It’s been barely over a week since the Premier Lacrosse League rosters were locked in for the Championship Series in Utah and now the PLL TV schedule has been sorted out with lacrosse securing a larger share of the national spotlight. Slipping into […] Lacrosse All Stars - Grow...2020
  • • Australia’s NBL cancels remaining championship games
    2020
  • • Stewart-Haas eSports announces driver lineup
    Stewart-Haas eSports, the simracing extension of Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), has named its two drivers for the 2020 eNASCAR iRacing World Championship Series, promoting one accomplished simracer from within its NASCAR team and selecting another veteran simracer from outside the United States. Justin Bolton is a 24-year-old engineer on SHR‘s NASCAR Xfinity Series team who helped […]...2020
  • Rick Ware Racing expands to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series in 2020
    • Rick Ware Racing expands to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series in 2020
    Rick Ware Racing is set to expand in 2020, competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series, starting in January at the 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona International Speedway. “I am excited to expand the RWR brand. There is no better platform to market and promote sponsors and brands than motorsports. We are able […]...2019
  • • Sano prepping for season in Dominican playoffs
    Miguel Sano won't be making his scheduled appearances this week on the Twins Winter Caravan or at TwinsFest while he plays in the Dominican Winter League championship series, but the Twins feel that the slugger will benefit from the game action....2019

Championship Series rumors, scandals

  • • Kevin Durant will be ‘honest’ in free agency
    The Golden State Warriors have won two consecutive NBA championships. Of course, it’s no coincidence that they’re two-for-two since signing Kevin Durant. After all, he has taken MVP honors in both championship series. But after this season, free agency hits. And that means Durant could hit the open market again.When the questions come, though, Durant is going to keep it simple. He’s going to be ho...2018

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