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WNBA playoffs 2019 — Who will win in the second round?

[ad_1] 8:40 AM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.The first round of the WNBA playoffs went to form, with both higher-seeded home teams, No. 5 Chicago Sky and No. 6 Seattle Storm, advancing. But now they're the ones who have to go on the road.The third-seeded
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WNBA playoffs 2019 — Chicago Sky, Seattle Storm win in first round

[ad_1] SCHEDULE | SCOREBOARD | PLAYOFF PREDICTIONSThe 2019 WNBA playoffs are underway. No. 5 seed Chicago beat eighth-seeded Phoenix 105-76 to reach the second round. No. 6 Seattle, the defending WNBA champion, beat 7-seed Minnesota 84-74 to advance. Here are the top storylines from the first round.And if you missed any of our other postseason content:+ From prodigy to prospect: Which way will Diamond DeShields go next?+ Elena Delle Donne
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NASCAR StatWatch — Who are the favorites and long shots heading into the playoffs?

[ad_1] After 26 races, we welcome you to the playoffs that, for the first time, do not feature Jimmie Johnson.It's been a rough couple years, but when you have seven championships on your resume you can take a couple body shots and not let it ruin your reputation. Look at the late careers for drivers like Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip, and then think about if that has tarnished their
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WNBA playoffs 2019 — Who will survive first-round elimination games?

[ad_1] 10:25 AM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.As the top four seeds in the 2019 WNBA playoffs, the Washington Mystics, Connecticut Sun, Los Angeles Sparks and Las Vegas Aces can sit back and watch as the first round opens.The first of Wednesday's single-elimination games features
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Washington Mystics clinch No. 1 seed in WNBA playoffs

[ad_1] 1:16 AM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.They've seemed like the favorite most of this season, and now the Washington Mystics officially have the No. 1 seed in the WNBA playoffs.The Mystics -- who just seem to keep playing better -- beat the Dallas Wings
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MLB Weekend Watch — Braves or Nats — who would be tougher out in playoffs?

[ad_1] All but one of the division races are looking settled, but that doesn't mean there aren't storylines that capture the imagination around baseball. Here's what has our attention this weekend:The two National League teams with the best chance of knocking off the Dodgers right now seem to be the Braves and Nationals, who opened a four-game series Thursday. Who would be a tougher playoff foe for L.A. -- Atlanta
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New-look Minnesota Lynx are back in the WNBA playoffs again

[ad_1] 10:56 AM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.When Minnesota's season concluded last year, it felt poignant: the end of a spectacular phase of a WNBA franchise being led by a home-state hero. But it wasn't the end of the Lynx as high-quality competitors.It has been
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The Braves — baseball’s hottest team — can’t be counted out in the playoffs

[ad_1] The narrative all season in the National League has essentially been the Los Angeles Dodgers and everybody else. It's hard to fight back against that statement, as the Dodgers own the largest run differential in the majors -- only the Houston Astros are close, and no NL team is within 100 runs of the Dodgers' margin.Consider the Atlanta Braves, however, a team that might be starting to peak at
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For McIlroy, this FedEx Cup win was about righting some wrongs

[ad_1] ATLANTA -- As much as he later said he enjoyed being part of and witness to history a year ago at East Lake Golf Club, Rory McIlroy didn't much relish that final-hole walk. Fans rushing past him. That chanting and singing and hollering for someone else. The fleeting fear of being trampled.It was a hollow feeling, one made worse by knowing McIlroy had far from his best stuff in
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Rory won $15 million, but here’s how much everyone else took home at the FedEx Cup

[ad_1] Rory McIlroy walked away the winner of the FedEx Cup, becoming only the second player to win it for the second time. (The other was some guy named Tiger Woods).Last time, in 2016, McIlroy took home a $10 million prize. This year, under a new scoring format that had the players open the Tour Championship with staggered scoring, McIlroy left East Lake with a $15 million check.But he wasn't