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Defending champion Portland sweeps, expansion Las Vegas wins roll-off thriller to advance to 2020 PBA League title match

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:00 pm
The Elias Cup. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
There’s rarely a time in sports where a defending champion is a surprise title contender, with the exceptions being when a roster undergoes a complete makeover ala the 2003-4 Florida Marlins in baseball. But it’s even more rare for an expansion team to contend for a title, with the Las Vegas Knights of the NHL being a notable exception. So don’t be surprised that the defending champion Portland Lumberjacks are back in the PBA League title match, but do be shocked that the...