Steven Gerrard said the Galaxy learned a painful lesson last season, when they plummeted from the top of the MLS standings to fifth place in the Western Conference in the final two games of the regular season. The slide cost them a first-round playoff bye, forcing them into a knockout-round game...
The NHL's Western Conference should be wild, perhaps as much as ever as parity reigns and points are tough to come by on any given night
Despite the Golden State Warriors adding Kevin Durant to their ranks this past summer, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers remains confident his team can match up with the reigning Western Conference champions. "I think we can play with anybody, and we don't feel like there's a gap," Rivers said Monday, per ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. Show More Summary
The quest to eradicate a bad taste from an epic 2016 NBA Finals collapse starts at training camp. Never mind that the Golden State Warriors are back-to-back Western Conference champions and the league's winningest franchise over the past three seasons. Show More Summary
Here are the ten things we learned from Week 29 of the 2016 MLS season. 1. Seattle Throws Western Conference Playoff Race Wide Open In the penultimate game of the 2015 MLS regular season, the Portland Timbers, playoff hopes hanging in the balance, traveled to the StubHub Center to face a heavily favored LA Galaxy team. Show More Summary
Another team and yet another fallout as Dwight Howard made his exit from the Houston Rockets this past offseason to sign with the Atlanta Hawks. After making it all the way to the Western Conference Finals in 2015, things were looking up for the Rockets last season…until they started playing. Things went downhill from there as […]
The Portland Trail Blazers' surprise 2016 playoff run was littered with asterisks. They unexpectedly climbed an uncharacteristically watered-down Western Conference featuring a.500 playoff team (the Houston Rockets) for the first time since 1999. Show More Summary
The 2016-17 Dallas Stars, on paper, don’t look much different than the team that came within a game of going to the Western Conference Finals in last spring’s NHL playoffs. That's good, because last year's Stars were an exceptional hockey club. Show More Summary
Major League Soccer presented us with a limited slate of five matches on Saturday during the international break. FC Dallas were the biggest winners in the Western Conference as they moved eight points ahead of Real Salt Lake at theShow More Summary
Nneka Ogwumike had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Kristi Toliver added 24 points and Sparks pulled away to beat Dallas, 87-79. The Sparks (23-5) have won two straight to keep pace with Minnesota atop the Western Conference. Odyssey Sims scored 26 points to lead Dallas (9-20). The Stars have dropped...
Kevin Durant was a defensive revelation during the seven-game bloodbath between the Thunder and Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, and the Dubs will be counting on KD to lock The post Warriors ‘Expect a Lot’ from Kevin Durant on Defense appeared first on SLAMonline.
A dream season for the expansion Dallas Desire came to a crash landing in the Western Conference Championship vs the Seattle Mist, as the Mist got stomped out by a score of 44-6. The asswhooping got so bad that Dallas’ Victoria Thomas decided to attack Seattle’s Bryn Renda and drag her almost 10 yards by […]
Cakes and fades? We need to tune into this sport… A promising season for the expansion Dallas Desire came to an unceremonial end in the Western Conference Championship vs the Seattle Mist, losing 44-6. Perhaps it was the frustration...
Real Salt Lake manager Jeff Cassar admits he uses the word "relentless" a lot when he speaks with his team. Although the results have only started to show the relentless nature of the club, the Claret and Cobalt have stuck to their aggressive...Show More Summary
This time last year, the Phoenix Suns had eyes on the NBA playoffs. Now, the question is whether the Suns will finish with the worst record in the Western Conference. The NBA released Phoenix's schedule for the 2016-17 season Thursday. Phoenix's 2015-16 campaign was a case of Murphy's Law in action. Head coach Jeff Hornacek was fired in February. Show More Summary
The Sacramento Kings have been in a constant state of rebuilding for a decade, with the 2016-17 season not looking any better for a franchise that started this century as one of the best in the Western Conference. Full Schedule: NBA.com It's...Show More Summary
After surprisingly losing in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs last season, the San Antonio Spurs are out for redemption, and the path was laid out for them Thursday in the form of the NBA schedule release. While San...Show More Summary
The Memphis Grizzlies have assembled enough talent to believe they can emerge as a sleeper in the Western Conference during the 2016-17 campaign. In order for that to happen, however, they will need to enjoy far better luck with injuries...Show More Summary
Ex-Spur Stephen Jackson basically blames former teammate Tony Parker for the Spurs losing Game 6 of the 2012 Western Conference Finals to the OKC Thunder. San Antonio blew a 2-0 The post Stephen Jackson Criticizes Tony Parker for Selfish Play appeared first on SLAMonline.
The Warriors won 73 games last season, reached the NBA Finals, and then this offseason added superstar Kevin Durant as a free agent. Durant joined the team that beat his Thunder squad in the Western Conference Finals. Here’s ESPN.com reporting Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s words: Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says it’s “absurd” to cast Kevin Durant [...]