The 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on Saturday night. Now is a good time to review where the 16 remaining teams stand as the quest for Lord Stanley’s hardware begins.
J. Keeler Johnson shares his picks and plays for Saturday at Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, and Pimlico, along with suggested singles for Pimlico’s $116,208 Pick 6 carryover on Preakness day.
For the first time in 14 years, a pair of top-four Premier League clubs will take part in the FA Cup final as Chelsea squares off with Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Clemson has long had a solid football team. They won 19 conference championships between their founding in 1896 and 1991, and even a national championship after a 12-0 season in 1981. However, through the 1990s they began to tail off. They failed to finish the season in the top 25 in every season from 1994 through 1999, and even though they made four bowls through that time frame, they were routed each time. The beginning of the 2000s brought a gradual upswing, but conference championships and national prominence still eluded them.