In the NFL, in a game you heard on Finger Lakes News Radio, the New York Giants fell to Pittsburgh, 20-12, in their preseason opener. They’ll next square off against Cleveland on Monday Night Football on the 21st. Meanwhile, the Buffalo Bills sent shockwaves throughout the league Friday, shipping star wideout Sammy Watkins to L.A. and cornerback Ron Darby to the Eagles in separate deals. Corner E.J. Gaines and receiver Jordan Matthews head to the Bills, who also get extra 2nd and 3rd-round picks in next year’s draft.
In the New York-Penn League, the Auburn Doubledays have now dropped 3 in a row after a 4-3 loss to Lowell. Same two teams back at it at 5:35 tonight.
In the International League, the Rochester Red Wings have lost 2 straight to Norfolk after a 7-2 decision last night. They’ll resume the 4-game set at Frontier Field at 7:05. Meanwhile, the Syracuse Chiefs have lost 6 of their past 7 after they were edged by Indianapolis, 2-1. They’re at Indy for a 7:05 first pitch.