2017 Stanley Cup playoffs: Picking a winner for each Western Conference series

What a difference a year made in the Western Conference. Last spring, prognosticators couldn’t figure right from left in a conference that was stacked top to bottom with Stanley Cup contenders. Now there seems to be only one clear-cut favorite from this year’s crop with serious question marks surrounding some usual characters. Gone are the […]

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Freiburg have confirmed the signing of Philipp Lienhart from Real Madrid

Why he’s here: This was basically a coin flip between Sale and Max Scherzer, two of the best pitchers in baseball having Cy Young-worthy seasons. Sale has double-digit strikeouts in 10 of his 16 starts this season (and nine in three others), and think about this: The lefty has 155 strikeouts this season, while only […]

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