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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily Picks: Eastern Conference finals begin

This is the Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily Picks, where CBS hockey writers Chris Peters and Adam Gretz get you ready for every game every day of the …

Ice Hockey

Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: MLB DraftKings Strategy, Primer for May 16

Link to Media<p>With a full schedule and many top names in action Saturday, picking a daily fantasy baseball team could end up being quite a challenge. No matter who you select, there will likely need to be a lot of compromising in value across the board.<p>Here is a look at the best and worst players to …

Fantasy Baseball

Draft Notes: Rodgers, Diamondbacks, Fernandez

A look at recent draft history suggests the <b>Diamondbacks</b> should take shortstop <b>Brendan Rodgers</b> with the No. 1 pick, MLB.com’s Jim Callis writes. …

What will make or break the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning?

Ben Bishop and the Tampa Bay Lightning were 3-0 against Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers during the regular season. The great thing about …

5 MLB Teams Whose Records Are Lying to You

Link to Media<p>Wins and losses are the currency of sports, and the standings are the trump card. They have ultimate say in which teams move beyond the regular season to compete for a championship.<p>That is why former NFL coach Bill Parcells was mostly correct when he said, “You are what your record …

Baseball

Top Offseason Priorities for Teams Eliminated in 2nd Round of 2015 NHL Playoffs

Link to Media<p>As the NHL's final four playoff clubs gear up for their respective conference finals, the four teams they eliminated from the postseason face assessment this summer by their respective managements. They will attempt to address their shortcomings in the hopes of achieving better results …

NHL

Canada to face Russia in world hockey finals after shutting out Czech Republic

Mike Smith recorded his second straight shutout Saturday to lead Canada to a 2-0 semifinal win over the Czech Republic at the world hockey championships.<p>But the Arizona Coyotes goaltender wouldn't take full credit for the victory.<p>Smith, who's been stellar all tournament, made 23 saves to hold down …

Canada advances to gold-medal game with shutout victory over Czech Republic

Taylor Hall and Jason Spezza scored goals as Canada advanced to the gold-medal game at the World Hockey Championship with a 2-0 win over the Czech …

Ranking Baseball's Most Dangerous 2-3-4 Trios in 2015

Link to Media<p>Conventional wisdom might say that the heart of the order comprises the 3-4-5 spots in a lineup. Pssshhh. Recent statistical evidence has shown that teams are better off batting their best hitter—or at least better, more well-rounded hitters—in the No. 2 spot.<p>Why? Simple: To maximize …

Kansas City Royals