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February 14, 2020

Man City Banned from Champions League for Financial Breaches: UEFA has banned Manchester City for two years from the Champions League and other international tournaments for "serious breaches" of financial rules. The Blues can't play in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 Champions League. This opens a spot for the fifth place Premier League team to qualify (currently Sheffield United).

posted by rcade to soccer at 02:44 PM - 3 comments

February 11, 2020

MLB Ponders Radical Playoff Changes: Major League Baseball is considering a playoff overhaul that would expand the field from five to seven teams in each league, give the top team a bye, give teams 2 through 4 the chance to pick their opponents and make that first round a three-game series played entirely at the top seed.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:08 AM - 3 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: 12 Trade Edition: There are five national NBA games before All-Star Weekend. The Clippers and 76ers begin the festivities tonight on TNT. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:34 AM - 8 comments

February 08, 2020

High School Team Lets Manager Play for First Time: As a reward for two years of work for the team, an Atlanta high school let its outgoing senior team manager dress for the game and get some minutes. See what Daniel Lucke of Pace Academy did with the opportunity.

posted by rcade to basketball at 04:00 PM - 1 comment

February 05, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Placeholder Edition: This is a placeholder. These are not the picks you're looking for.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:00 AM - 1 comment

February 02, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl 0x36: Down 10 points with 6:13 remaining in the game, the Kansas City Chiefs rallied to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 to win Super Bowl 0x36, 50 years after the team won the NFL's ultimate game. Patrick Mahomes was named the game's MVP.

posted by rcade to football at 10:39 PM - 9 comments

January 31, 2020

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x36 Edition: The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs meet Sunday in Super Bowl 0x36. For the chance to don the pants of a champion, pick the Super Bowl winner, the spread, 10 prop bets and a tiebreaker. In the pick 'em, bender leads with 81, followed by cixelsyd with 73 and jagsnumberone with 71.

posted by rcade to football at 03:25 PM - 17 comments

January 28, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: Kobe Bryant Edition: There are eight national NBA games to pick from Wednesday through Saturday, starting tomorrow night with Pistons at Nets. Ufez Jones grows his lead to 53 points. I win the week with 46. Huzzah! Huzzah! Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:59 PM - 9 comments

January 26, 2020

Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash: Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died Sunday morning along with seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Bryant was a two-time NBA Finals MVP, a one-time league MVP, eighteen time all-star and was third in NBA's all-time scoring leaders until Saturday night at 33,654 when he was passed by LeBron James.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:36 PM - 13 comments

January 22, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Here Comes Zion Edition: There are seven national NBA games on the tube this week, beginning with tonight's ESPN doubleheader of Sixers/Raptors and Spurs/Pelicans. Zion Williamson is set to make his NBA debut tonight for New Orleans. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez Jones retakes the lead over NoMich with a 74-point week. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:12 AM - 10 comments

January 18, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Conference Championship Round: The NFL conference championships begin at 3:05 p.m. Eastern Sunday. The Titans face the Chiefs and Packers face the 49ers. Make your picks in our pick 'em.

posted by rcade to football at 09:34 AM - 16 comments

January 15, 2020

Luke Kuechly Retires from NFL at 28: Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement from the NFL Wednesday. Kuechly, defensive rookie of the year in 2012 and defensive player of the year in 2013, has the most tackles in the league since he entered it. He's suffered numerous concussions and leaves two more years of a $10 million salary on the table. "I still want to play, but I don't think it's the right decision," he said.

posted by rcade to football at 10:50 AM - 5 comments

January 14, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: Under Armour Embiid 1 Edition: There's a new leader in the Pace Mannion: NoMich scored 41 to pull 6 ahead of Ufez Jones. The NBA has 11 national TV games this week, including an ABC doubleheader Saturday and three on TNT Monday. The first games are Nets/76ers and Blazers/Rockets on TNT Wednesday night. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:06 PM - 8 comments

January 10, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round: The NFL playoff divisional round this weekend features Vikings at Saints and Titans at Ravens on Saturday followed by Texans at Chiefs and Seahawks at Packers on Sunday. In our Playoff Pick 'Em, Boaz opens in the lead at 25, followed by a two-way tie at 23 between gridironarizona and jagsnumberone. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 12:00 AM - 17 comments

January 07, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Reseeding Recedes Edition: There's an ESPN/TNT/ESPN sandwich of games this week from Wednesday through Friday, including two (count 'em two) featuring the Dallas Mavericks. Things are heating up in the Pace Mannion pick 'em -- Ufez Jones only leads by one point over NoMich. Howard_T wins the week with 40. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:47 PM - 6 comments

January 05, 2020

Seahawks Beat Eagles After Carson Wentz Leaves with Concussion: The hard-luck football life of Carson Wentz continues. In his first playoff game, Wentz left the Eagles/Seahawks divisional round game in the first quarter after a blow to the head that gave him concussion symptoms. The Eagles brought 40-year-old backup Josh McCown in for his first playoff start and were miraculously within 8 points of Seattle with two minutes remaining only 10 yards from the end zone. But McCown was sacked on fourth down and Seattle won 17-9.

posted by rcade to football at 08:52 PM - 1 comment

Vikings Beat Saints as Huge NFC Playoff Underdog: No one can say any more that Kirk Cousins lacks a big game win. Cousins led the Minnesota Vikings down the field at the start of overtime to score a touchdown and defeat the heavily favored New Orleans Saints 26-20 at the Superdome. New Orleans had tied the game as time expired with a 49-yard Will Lutz field goal.

posted by rcade to football at 08:46 PM - 1 comment

Tennessee Sends Patriots Out of Playoffs in First Round: Giving up 184 yards on the ground to NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry, the New England Patriots were upset by the Tennessee Titans 20-13 in their AFC wild card playoff game, throwing the media in full Tom Brady retrospective mode. Tom Brady, who will become a free agent for the first time in his career on March 18, said he's unlikely to retire. If he leaves, his last pass for the Pats was a pick-6.

posted by rcade to football at 07:54 AM - 2 comments

January 04, 2020

Texans Overcome 16-0 Deficit to Beat Bills: Down 16-0 at home four minutes into the second half before a crowd that booed them running into the locker room at the half, the Houston Texans rallied to score 19 unanswered points in an AFC wild card playoff game and defeated the Buffalo Bills in overtime on a Ka’imi Fairbairn field goal. Buffalo remains winless in the playoffs since 1995.

posted by rcade to football at 10:52 PM - 2 comments

January 02, 2020

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7: The champion of the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em has been crowned. Congratulations to Tron7, who won by only four points over second-place finisher Jagsnumberone.

posted by rcade to football at 04:09 PM - 8 comments

Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: The NFL Playoff Pick 'Em has returned. Pick the four winning teams in the wild card round along with five prop bets. The first prize for the winner is absolutely pants.

posted by rcade to football at 02:28 PM - 20 comments

December 31, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: Pelicans Winning Streak Edition: There are six games to forecast this week from Thursday to Monday in an NBA TV/ESPN/NBA TV sandwich. It was a blue Christmas in our contest, with a high of 5 points (Ufez) and a low of -20 (no comment). Ufez is in first with NoMich 22 behind. Make your picks. Happy New Year!

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:47 PM - 6 comments

December 27, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: Crunch Time Edition: The NFL's final regular season weekend features all 16 games on Sunday. In SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, Tron7 is in first at 1136, Jagsnumberone second at 1112 and Cixelsyd third at 1048. Everyone else is over 100 back, a situation akin to Oakland's playoff scenario. Howard_T wins the week with 116. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 06:25 PM - 16 comments

December 24, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 10: Santa Loves Basketball Edition: There are five national NBA games on Christmas Day and two more a day later on TNT. Bucks/76ers and Clippers/Lakers are nice presents. In the Pace Mannion pick 'em, Ufez Jones leads a new second place team, NoMich, by 12. NoMich wins the week with 31. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:12 PM - 4 comments

December 21, 2019

FIFA President Wants to Play Women's World Cup Every 2 Years: The French federation has proposed playing the Women's World Cup twice as often and has the support of FIFA President Gianni Infantino. The event expands from 24 to 32 teams in 2023 and is picking the host from bids by Brazil, Japan, Colombia and Australia/New Zealand.

posted by rcade to soccer at 03:31 PM - 3 comments