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  • noun Plural form of playoff.


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  • Furyk, who once chafed at the propriety of using the word playoffs to describe the four-tournament event, has let it go after five years.

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  • Missing the playoffs is the low point of being a fan.

    Playoff teams? Not a fan

  • "Obviously, a big thing in the playoffs is the matchups, but I don't really care who's guarding me," he said.

    NBA Insider: LeBron James could find himself guarding Rajon Rondo

  • How a team with the best record in the National League could flunk this badly and depart so early in the playoffs is a little mysterious.

    School's out for Cubs after Dodgers sweep NLDS

  • MVP MUSINGSUSA TODAY's power rankings panelists were asked whether a player whose team misses the playoffs could still get their top vote for the NHL's MVP award (expand for the full list): Kevin Allen, USA TODAY: The ability of a player to lead his team to the playoffs is an important aspect of being a MVP.

    Can Ovechkin win MVP without making playoffs?

  • (AP) - Home ice advantage in the playoffs is always a priority for the Anaheim Ducks, who clinched all four playoff series at Honda Center last season on the way to their first Stanley Cup title.

  • I feel like the game leading up to the playoffs is always important. ''

  • His play for the Avs as they fight for a spot in the playoffs is a treasure to watch.

    Cautious third-period play isn't good for the game

  • ` ` We went through some ups and downs this season, but the playoffs is all about showing heart and playing together. ''

  • ` ` The biggest thing in the playoffs is being able to go on the road and get wins. '' - Basketball - Charlotte vs. Chicago


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