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 Playoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This new round would become the new first round of the playoffs, the best-of 5, division series (this round was also used in 1981 due to a scheduling anamoly due to a strike).
In each round of the playoffs, the teams remaining were seeded regardless of divisional or conference alignment, with the preliminary-round series being a best-of-three affair while the remainer of the series remained best-of-seven.
In 1903 (skipped 1904) Major League Baseball started annual playoffs with a one-round playoff system in which the American League team with the best record faced the National League team with the best record in a best-of-7 series (there were a few years it was best-of-9) called the World Series.
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 Playoff format - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This remained the case until the 1979-1980 season, when the NHL expanded its playoff field to 16 after absorbing four teams from the defunct World Hockey Association in a semi-merger, whereupon the byes were abolished and all 16 qualifying teams participated in the first round, which was lengthened to best-of-five.
A best-of-three playoff is a head-to-head competition between two teams in which one team must win two games to win the series.
NCAA baseball has two best-of-three series in their 64-team playoff format.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Best-of-seven_playoff   (2597 words)

  
 Best-of-three playoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Best-of-three playoff is a sport event, encountered in some American team sports, which consists of a head-to-head competition between two teams in which one team must win two games to win the series.
The first use of the best-of-three playoff was in baseball ; the
This is the only point in the Euroleague where a playoff series is used; all earlier rounds are conducted in a league format, and the quarterfinal winners advance to the Final Four, where all games are one-off knockout matches.
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 Best-of-nine playoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Best-of-nine playoff is a sport event which consists of a competition between two teams head-to-head which must win five games to win the series.
baseball was conducted as a best-of-nine playoff in its first year of existence in
If one team has won five games before all nine games have been played, the games that remain are omitted.
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 Nine
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Ogoni Nine The Ogoni Nine were a group of nine activists from the Ogoni region of 1998.
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 Hockey Hosts Alaska Fairbanks In CCHA First-Round Playoff Action :: Best of three series begins on Friday, March 14 at Munn Arena.
Lalonde equaled his career best with a pair of goals, including an empty netter with 44 seconds left to seal the win and added a pair of assists, including one on the game-winning goal.
The first time the teams met in the first round of the playoffs was in 2000-01 as MSU claimed 5-2 and 3-2 (OT) wins.
The Spartans enter the playoffs as the second-highest scoring team in the league as MSU averaged 4.04 goals in 28 league games.
www.fansonly.com /schools/msu/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/031103aab.html   (2597 words)

  
 Definition of playoff
3:...] of [[baseball]] was conducted as a best-of-nine playoff in its first year of existence in [[1903]], then...
Some leagues have also held playoff s between teams that were tied for first place, al...
a league may be determined by as few as a single playoff between two teams, or by an elimination tournamen...
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 Eastern Conference (NBA) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eastern Conference playoffs is divided into three rounds, with the winner facing the Western Conference champion in the NBA Finals to determine the champion.
On the other hand, home-court advantage in a playoff series is decided by record, not by seeding, so if a #3 and #4 team met in a playoff series in which the #4 team had the better record, the #4 team would have home-court advantage.
The three division winners are seeded 1, 2 and 3 for the playoffs in order of their record, with all non-division winners seeded 4 through 8.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_Conference_(NBA)   (227 words)

  
 Best
Best-of-nine playoff Best-of-nine playoff is a event which consists of a competition between two teams head-to-head whic...
Best before Best before is often written on food wrappers, followed by a date, and is intended to indicate the date befo...
George Best George Best (born U.K, to be one of the most skilful players ever to have played the game.
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 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Series winner is determined through a best-of-seven playoff (except in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff).
Best remembered for a pulsating Game 7 which ended with the first walkoff homer to end a World Series, hit by the Pirates' Bill Mazeroski.
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /World_Series   (4166 words)

  
 Best-of-Seven Playoff Series
for sports competitions that have a best-of-seven playoff series.
He finds that, for basketball, both the home team variable and the regular-season win ratio are predictors for the outcome of the playoff series while, for professional hockey, the win ratio is highly significant but the home team advantage is not.
Unlike baseball, in these sports, the teams competing in the playoff have also played against each other a number of times in the regular season.
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 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Series winner is determined through a best-of-seven playoff (except in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff) and is awarded the World Series Trophy.
Best remembered for a pulsating Game 7 which ended with the first walkoff homer to end a World Series, hit by the Pirates' Bill Mazeroski.
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baseball/World_Series   (461 words)

  
 Definition of playoff
3:...] of [[baseball]] was conducted as a best-of-nine playoff in its first year of existence in [[1903]], then...
a league may be determined by as few as a single playoff between two teams, or by an elimination tournamen...
Some leagues have also held playoff s between teams that were tied for first place, al...
www.wordiq.com /search/playoff.html   (461 words)

  
 World Series - Freepedia
The Series winner is determined through a best-of-seven playoff (except in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff).
Best remembered for a pulsating Game 7 which ended with the first walkoff homer to end a World Series, hit by the Pirates' Bill Mazeroski.
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League.
en.freepedia.org /Baseball/World_Series.html   (461 words)

  
 Best-of-seven playoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A best-of-seven playoff, also known by the name seven-game series is a method of determining a victor between two contenders.
Therefore, the series can in practice last eight games, as in the 1912 World Series.) This format is currently used in the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League for all their playoff series.
In the NHL, the higher-seeded team has the advantage; in each conference the three division champions are automatically awarded the top three seeds even if one or more of the other five qualifying teams finished with a better regular-season record.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Best-of-seven_playoff   (461 words)

  
 Best-of-five playoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Best-of-five playoff is a sport event which consists of a competition between two teams head-to-head which must win three games to win the series.
Major League Baseball - makes use of the best-of-five playoff, doing so in its first round, known as the Division Series.
At one time, however, the League Championship Series was best-of-five, from its birth with both leagues' realignment into two divisions in 1969, and continuing until this round was lengthened to best-of-seven in 1985.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Best-of-five_playoff   (461 words)

  
 Best-of-nine playoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Best-of-nine playoff is a sport event which consists of a competition between two teams head-to-head which must win five games to win the series.
baseball was conducted as a best-of-nine playoff in its first year of existence in
Five is chosen as it would constitute a majority of the games played.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Best-of-nine_playoff   (461 words)

  
 Plainsmen, Tigers to continue playoff quests away from home
A one-game playoff for seeding in District 2-3A between co-champions Seminole and Brownfield was canceled Monday because of wet grounds.
Seminole won a coin toss and will be the league's No. 1 playoff representative, head coach Mike Browning said.
Monterey and Frenship will both play on the road when the high school baseball playoffs resume this weekend.
www.lubbockonline.com /news/051397/plainsme.htm   (461 words)

  
 Local roundup
Monterey and Estacado firmed up their baseball playoff plans Monday, and Frenship nailed down everything but the time of one game as a trio of city schools prepare for area-round play.
Monterey, which received a first-round playoff bye, is 24-4 on the season.
Frenship, which finished second in 2-4A, has scheduled a best-of-three series with El Paso Riverside on Friday and Saturday at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M. The Tigers, a 7-0 winner against Dumas in bi-district, are tentatively scheduled to face Riverside (19-7) at 5:30 p.m.
www.lubbockonline.com /news/050697/local.htm   (461 words)

  
 Port Arthur News
Meanwhile, the Lady Indians face a best-of-three playoff series in their area-round matchup with No. 2-ranked Brenham.
The Indians' baseball team enters the Class 4A playoffs this week with a bidistrict matchup against District 19-4A third-place finisher Dayton.
The two teams will play a one-game playoff Friday night at 7 p.m.
www.panews.com /articles/2005/04/30/sports/03news.txt   (461 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Sports: Storm playoff foe: Minnesota
Yesterday, she discovered today's session would be preparation for a best-of-three playoff series against Minnesota.
The Storm fought its way into the playoffs as a back-door team in 2002, playing the Sparks in the first round as the fourth seed.
And Jackson has been excited about it since her team secured a playoff spot last weekend.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/sports/2002040755_storm20.html   (461 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Local / Medfield Legion team earns respectability, playoff spot
Post 74 went 16-8 and finished third in Zone 4 before seventh-seeded Leominster swept Framingham in their best-of-three playoff series.
While Medfield advanced to the sectional round of the state playoffs, which culminate with this weekend's Massachusetts state championships in Greenfield, Ashland, Newton, Northbridge, and Framingham were not as fortunate.
Dondero, who was a part of Xaverian Brothers' Division 1 state championship team last spring, pitched exceptionally well in the playoffs.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2004/07/29/medfield_legion_team_earns_respectability_playoff_spot?mode=PF   (461 words)

  
 SwiftCurrentOnline.com
Up 1-0 in the best-of-three playoff series, the Raiders lost game two Saturday 6-1 and then were routed 13-1 in the third and deciding game.
In bantam action tonight, the Swift Current Predators travel to Gull Lake for game two of the best-of-three semi- final playoff series.
The K-Motel "AA" Hurricanes lost to Weyburn 4-2 in last night's third and deciding game of that playoff series.
www.swiftcurrentcrimestoppers.com /page_33664.html   (461 words)

  
 SHOCK: Shock Playoff Tickets On Sale Now
The WNBA Playoffs are a best-of-three format for all three rounds.
The best-of-three series format means that the Shock will play one game at home in the first round of the 2004 WNBA Playoffs.
The first round playoff dates against the New York Liberty are September 24th, 26th and 28th.
www.wnba.com /shock/news/playofftickets_onsale040901.html   (461 words)

  
 The Penske File
While the title of "best player on the planet" belongs to Barry Bonds, A-Rod is the best player at the moment.
Rodney Harrison is the best run stopping safety in the league, tyrone poole is the best corner in the league, richard seymour is the best defensive end in the league and ted washington is a run stopping blob.
All I can do is watch the best rivalry in sports and hope for the best - call me crazy, but this may be the year the real curse ends.
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 990316-e.htm
A playoff is inevitable in the 54th Honinbo league, as there are four players on 4-2 after the sixth round, and these four players are slated to meet each other in the final round.
In the final round, to be played in April, Hikosaka plays Ishida and Ryu plays Cho, so the respective winners will qualify for a playoff.
In the sixth round, played on March 11, Cho Sonjin 9-dan (White) defeated O Rissei Oza by 2.5 points, Ishida Akira 9-dan (Black) defeated Yamada Kimio 7-dan by resignation, O Meien 9-dan (Black) defeated Ryu Shikun 7-dan by 4.5 points, and Hikosaka Naoto Judan (White) defeated Kobayashi Satoru 9-dan by resignation.
www.nihonkiin.or.jp /topics/990316-e.htm   (461 words)

  
 HoustonChronicle.com - Aeros facing end of season tonight
If the Aeros lose, it will be the quickest playoff exit in franchise history for a team that has been part of nine of the past 10 postseasons, including the franchise's time in the International Hockey League.
What troubles the Aeros is not obvious, but they are looking for anything to help them exorcise the demon that has them down 1-0 in a best-of-three playoff series.
Historically, Cincinnati is not a good playoff team.
www.chron.com /cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/sports/2512725   (461 words)

  
 STORM: Saturday Could Set Tone For Series
When asked after Wednesday's practice her feelings about the WNBA's best-of-three playoff format, which forces the team with home-court advantage to start the series on the road, Seattle Storm Coach Anne Donovan could not hide her true emotions.
"In the playoffs, it's a best-of-three, so if you lose the first game and the second one, you're out," said Simone Edwards.
The last two days of practice have been spent by Donovan getting her team where she feels it needs to be for the playoffs, and Friday's practice will focus more specifically on what the Storm wants to do against the Lynx.
www.wnba.com /storm/news/Saturday_Could_Set_Tone_For_Se-118149-221.html   (461 words)

  
 Basketball : Euroleague Final Four 2005 preview
In their Euroleague quarterfinal best-of-three playoff series against Turkish club Efes Pilsen, the home-court advantage was very significant.
With three continental crowns under their belt over the past nine years, coming in 1996, 2000, and 2002, as well as six Greek league titles over the past seven years, Panathinaikos ranks as the most successful team of the last decade in European basketball.
With an impressive 21-1 record this campaign, coach Dusan Ivkovic and his team deserve all the credit and respect in the basketball world and they are a side that many believe is the best in Europe.
www.betinf.com /eurob_final.htm   (461 words)

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