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The curse is over: Caps reach ECF for first time in 20 seasons

The Stanley Cup Playoffs continued to amaze as dramatic mom ents and close finishes dominated Week 4. April 30 saw the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights look to get back on track after gut-wrenching losses. After an embarrassing 6-2 loss in Game 1 against the Boston Bruins, the Lightning looked to bounce back…

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Warriors-Rockets, Cavs-Celts to face off in conference finals

The third week of the NBA playoffs reached its climax May 5 with two thrilling games, capped off by yet another LeBron James buzzer-beating, game-winning shot. Alas, this week’s action, for all intents and purposes, solidified the four teams that will compete for a shot at capturing the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy: the Cleveland Cavaliers,…

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It’s Lebron’s world; we’re just living in it

LeBron James, currently marching toward his eighth straight NBA Finals appearance, has demoralized and single-handedly vexed a plethora of Eastern Conference foes over his career. The great Paul George-led Indiana Pacers could never overcome the great LeBron-led Miami Heat teams. The Washington Wizards could never defeat LeBron during his first stint in Cleveland. The Atlanta…

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Sayonara, Ichiro, and thanks for all the incredible memories

There’s something admirable about someone who excels at their profession and continues to approach each day like it’s their first day on the job. While many may search for shortcuts, the great ones spend countless days honing their skills. They are not satisfied with being just a master at their craft; they strive for something…

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Finally, the NBA Finals may not feature a Cavs-Warriors series

The prior three NBA playoff outcomes felt preordained. In the Eastern Conference, the league’s best player LeBron James, more aptly referred to as the King, reigned dominantly over what used to be a conference consumed by his greatness. It appeared that other teams were simply delaying future success until they other teams finally began to…

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