• Nicklas Backstrom scores decisive shootout goal as Sweden wins World Championship
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    Nicklas Backstrom scores decisive shootout goal as Sweden wins World Championship

    Barry Trotz does not think the Capitals’ history of playoff struggles has created a mental hurdle for the team to overcome. “I think they’re all past that now,” Trotz said to reporters at the team’s breakdown day. “I think it’s so overworked by [the media] and everybody else that it’s actually becoming a joke to the guys.” Well, the Caps weren’t laughing after their Game 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In some ways, Trotz is correct. Losing to Jaroslav Halak in 2010 is not why Washington lost to Pittsburgh this year. Giving up a 3-1 series lead to the New York Rangers in 2015 is not why the Caps were shutout in Game 7 by the Penguins. But there does seem to be a mental hurdle the team has

  • The 30: Nationals lead latest NL power rankings, but some unlikely teams enter the top 10
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    Sports Illustrated

    The 30: Nationals lead latest NL power rankings, but some unlikely teams enter the top 10

    In two of the National League’s three divisions, everything looks upside down. Considered a contender at the start of the season, the Giants have been wallowing near the bottom of the league. Viewed as a strong threat to repeat as World Series champs,

  • Giants pressing fantasy questions: Will Beckham/Marshall be a dynamic or disastrous duo?
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    Roto Arcade

    Giants pressing fantasy questions: Will Beckham/Marshall be a dynamic or disastrous duo?

    Odell Beckham, entering his fourth season as a pro, is ranked among the top three wideouts on most people's boards, but should that be the case? Yahoo fanalysts Brad Evans and Liz Loza offer their takes.