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Clayton Kershaw will need to boost his October pedigree to push the Dodgers past the Nationals in the NLDS.

MLB Division Series: Preview and Predictions

Okay, so I’m 2-for-2 picking rounds (although, really, just individual games) thus far. Now I try my hand at picking the ALDS and NLDS, four juicy matchups with plenty of compelling storylines and one guarantee:…




Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat will take on the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference semifinals (Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

NBA Eastern Conference Semis: Picks, Analysis

Exhale, Toronto: the Raptors have won a seven-game playoff series. It wasn’t easy — and did you really think it would be? — but it’s a bottom-line business, and the Raptors survived. Now, a date…


Capitals goalie Braden Holtby will need another strong playoff performance for his team to reach the conference finals for the first time since 1998.

NHL Second Round Playoff Predictions

So, the second round of the NHL playoffs will begin before the first one is over. That sounds about right. But while Nashville-Anaheim remains undecided, we’ll get a head start on our second round picks….