Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern Conference final preview

His gaze to the heavens on Monday night in Pittsburgh said it all. After so many post-season flops, oh, what a relief it was for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals to finally earn a trip to the East final in this his 13th NHL season.  "Thank God this happened," were his first words after Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in overtime on Monday evening to […]

NBA Playoffs: LeBron James has learned to do THIS – Kobe Bryant on Cavs star’s evolution

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar James is averaging 34.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 8.8 assists in the post-season this season. His latest highlight reel moment came with a buzzer-beater off the glass in a Game 3 win over the Toronto Raptors which puts Cleveland all-but into the Eastern Conference Finals. They lead the Raptors 3-0 with four-time MVP James […]

NBA Hall of Famer Grant Hill explained why he likes the playoffs schedule that many think is too long

Todd Kirkland/AP While many people believe the NBA playoffs are too long, Hall of Famer and Turner Sports NBA analyst Grant Hill thinks the format is just right. Hill told Business Insider that from the end of March to mid-July, the NBA dominates the sports news cycle because of the playoffs, draft, free agency, and […]

Home is where the 'L' is? Home teams struggling in playoffs

Having home ice is supposed to be an advantage in the NHL. So far in these Stanley Cup playoffs, the only guarantee to playing at home is a monochrome backdrop provided by fans in team-specific T-shirts. Consider the following: — Winnipeg posted an NHL-high 32 wins on home ice. One of their seven regulation home losses, however, […]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Western Conference semifinals preview

What we have left in the West are four franchises seeking their first Stanley Cup championship in the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Nashville Predators, Winnipeg Jets, San Jose Sharks and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. This is only the third time that the final four teams in a conference were chasing their first NHL championship.  The other times were […]

LeBron James sends MAJOR warning to Indiana Pacers ahead of NBA playoffs series opener

The 33-year-old has never lost a first-round series or the first game of an opening series in his career across 13 seasons. And he will hope to maintain that excellent record when the Cavs face the Pacers in Game 1 – with James having not even lost a first round clash since playing for Miami […]

The Voice Season 14: Top 12 Predictions Ahead of the Live Playoffs

Since NBC is going all in on The Voice‘s Season 14 Playoffs — for the first time ever, airing three consecutive nights of live performances with real-time voting (Monday-Wednesday at 8/7c) — so is TVLine… by presenting its recapper’s picks for the contestants who will still be in the competition when the 24 survivors of […]

Sin City turns into Hockey Town as Vegas prepares for Golden Knights playoffs

LAS VEGAS — In a city where musicians, magicians and comedians reign supreme, hockey players have become the star attraction on the Strip in Las Vegas. Sin City is now hockey town. In the expansion team’s opening act, the Vegas Golden Knights have been nothing short of remarkable. A 51-win season and Pacific Division title […]