More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News More Finger Lakes Sports 2014-09-15T07:53:31Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Johnson leads Hobart golfers at Oswego tournament Hobart senior Matt Johnson recorded his best round of the season today in the Oswego State Fall Invitational. The Statesmen finished seventh out of 10 teams in the 18-hole tournament played on the par 71 Oswego Country Club. Hare, Wood garner Liberty League honors Following a 2-0 week, the 14th ranked William Smith College field hockey team took home two of the three Liberty League weekly awards this week.  Senior Catherine Hare was named Defensive Preformer of the Week while first-year Hannah Wood was named the Rookie of the Week by the conference office this afternoon. Collier honored, Statesmen stay at #12 Hobart sophomore cornerback Todd Collier was named the Liberty League Football Defensive Performer of the Week today by the conference office. The Statesmen, who defeated Endicott 28-18 on Saturday, remained No. 12 in the Top 25 for the second week in a row. Nichols named Rookie of the Week Hobart College first-year Harry Nichols was named the Liberty League Men's Tennis Rookie of the Week today. Buckley, Diehl honored by Liberty League William Smith College senior Madeline Buckley was named the Liberty League Women's Soccer Offensive Performer of the Week as announced by the conference office this afternoon. Sophomore Emma Diehl earned a spot on the league's weekly honor roll. MacCracken selected Liberty League Rookie of the Week William Smith first-year Sophie MacCracken was tabbed the Liberty League Women's Cross Country Rookie of the Week after finishing in second place at the Hobart Invitational this weekend. Fiorentino signs with professional team in France Former Hobart College hockey forward Tommy Fiorentino '14 recently signed with Les Phenix de Reims of the 1st Division, the second professional hockey league in France. HWS wins Cornell Fall Open, Swikart qualifies for Carl Van Duyne The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team opened the 2014 fall season with a victory at the Cornell Fall Open and first-year Connor Swikart qualified for the Carl Van Duyne Men's Singlehanded Championship with a fifth place finish at the Laser North. Hobart tennis competes in St. Lawrence University Fall Classic The Hobart College tennis team competed in the 2014 St. Lawrence University Fall Classic Tournament this past weekend. Capstraw leads Herons at NYU Fall Invite Senior Kara Capstraw led the William Smith golf team at the NYU Fall Invitational this weekend. The Herons competed in the 12-team, 36-hole tournament at Spook Rock Golf Course. Auburn Doubledays Doubledays close season with thrilling victory Dale Carey went 2-for-4 and made a game-saving diving catch in centerfield, and relievers Connor Bach and Tyler Mapes picked up starter James Bourque as the Doubledays topped the Batavia Muckdogs 4-3 in the season finale at Falcon Park. Heartbreak finds Doubledays in road finale Chase McDowell (1-3) and the Doubledays defense combined to allow six runs in the penultimate inning of their penultimate game, and Auburn dropped a heartbreaker 7-6 to Batavia at Dwyer Stadium. Eusebio, Doubledays have the power in Ohio Diomedes Eusebio rocketed two home runs and finished with 6 RBI, Jeff Gardner and Bryan Mejia added bombs of their own, and the Doubledays outslugged the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 12-7 in Eastwood Field's final game of the 2014 season. Nationals sign two-year working agreement with Auburn Doubledays of the Short-Season Class A New York-Penn League The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract extension (which begins in 2015) with the Auburn Doubledays of the short-season Class A New York-Penn League through the 2016 season. Jammers snap Doubledays streak The Jammers cranked out two runs in a key seventh inning, and the Doubledays fell 4-1 to snap a three-game winning streak in front of 2,251 fans at Falcon Park. Doubledays double walk-off in doubleheader The Auburn Doubledays stormed to walk-off wins in both ends of a doubleheader, taking the first 5-4 in nine innings, while concluding the night by winning the second 2-1 in a regulation seven frames over Jamestown. Doubledays wallop Williamsport on Sunday Eleven Doubledays came to the plate, and a season-high seven of them scored to springboard the Doubledays to an 8-0 thrashing of the Williamsport Crosscutters. Brilliant Doubledays arms blank Crosscutters Anderson Martinez (2-2), RC Orlan, and Mario Sanchez combined for a five-hit shutout as the Auburn Doubledays blanked the Williamsport Crosscutters 4-0 under the Friday night lights. Spikes beat down Doubledays in series finale State College exploded for 13 runs over the sixth and seventh innings, and the Doubledays suffered a 14-3 defeat at the hands of the Spikes on Thursday night at Penn State University. Spikes sweep Doubledays in twin bill State College hit huge home runs in both games, and the Auburn Doubledays dropped both ends of a Sunday doubleheader to the Spikes. The Doubledays fell 4-1 in game one and 7-4 in game two. NY Yankees Tying Mo's club whiff record, Betances feeling 'thankful' Yankees reliever Dellin Betances recorded two strikeouts in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Orioles, giving him 130 in 86 2/3 innings. That ties Rivera's franchise record for a reliever, though Rivera -- then the setup man for closer John Wetteland -- needed 107 2/3 innings to reach that total. "For me, to just be mentioned in any sentence, any breath with Mariano Rivera -- I'm just honored," Betances said. Twenty years later, Jeter reflects on move to Tampa When the season ends, Derek Jeter will hang up his pinstripes and begin life as a retired baseball player in Tampa, Fla., He's already got a cozy little place set up over on Davis Islands -- that 30,875-square-foot mansion on Hillsborough Bay a few minutes south of downtown, the one often referred to around these parts as "St. Jetersburg." Facing offseason elbow surgery, Beltran rejoins lineup Carlos Beltran returned to the Yankees' lineup Monday night, and though it has been a difficult first season with the club, the veteran slugger is trying to finish strong before having surgery on his ailing right elbow. Tanaka faces Minor Leaguers, may return this weekend The Yankees are absorbing the results of Masahiro Tanaka's five scoreless innings against a lineup of Minor Leaguers on Monday afternoon, which could be the final hurdle for the right-hander's return to a big league mound. If Tanaka reports no discomfort within the next 24 hours, he could be slotted to start this weekend against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Jeter has fond memories of Orioles, Showalter The Orioles paid tribute to Derek Jeter's career in a pregame ceremony on Sunday evening at Camden Yards, and Jeter reflected on competing against the O's and his time playing for Buck Showalter in New York. Cervelli working his way back into action for Yanks The cluster migraines that have kept Francisco Cervelli out of action for nearly two weeks have subsided, but the Yankees' catcher is not certain when he will be permitted to return to the lineup. Jeter focused on winning games, not personal results Derek Jeter said that it has been "an odd situation" to fight for playoff position while being constantly reminded that his own personal finish line is approaching, but the Yankees' captain said that he is not stressing about his recent results at the plate. McCann's heroics not enough as Yanks fall to O's Facing the likelihood of their second dark October in as many years, these are desperate times for the Yankees, and so the bullpen phone rang demanding the services of David Robertson. The gamble -- having Robertson on the mound for a third straight game -- did not pay off, resulting in a blown save and a 3-2 Orioles victory on Sunday at Camden Yards. Opportunistic Yankees steal a win from O's Shane Greene picked up his fifth big league win with 5 1/3 innings of solid ball, Brian McCann homered and Chris Young stole home as the Yankees posted a 3-2 victory over the Orioles on Saturday at Camden Yards. Yanks spark plug Young steals home vs. O's The Yankees executed a double steal in the second inning of their 3-2 win over the Orioles on Saturday at Camden Yards, with Chris Young stealing home plate on the back end of the play. Showalter successfully challenges game's first play Orioles manager Buck Showalter successfully challenged a ruling at first base in the first inning of Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Yankees at Camden Yards. Beltran swings, plans to delay surgery to offseason Carlos Beltran tried swinging a bat and is reporting some improvement with his ailing right elbow, and the Yankees outfielder intends to wait until the end of the season to have surgery. Jeter's elbow sore, but not a concern Derek Jeter reported no issues with his sore left elbow after the second game of Friday's day-night doubleheader, a 5-0 Yankees loss, so New York manager Joe Girardi is ready to proceed as normal for the rest of the captain's final voyage. Former Major Leaguer Frank Torre dies at 82 Former Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Frank Torre died on Saturday. He was 82. The brother of Hall of Famer Joe Torre, Frank Torre played seven years in the Major Leagues and won the 1957 World Series with Milwaukee. Recovering Headley to rest until at least Monday Chase Headley was cleared to play by a neurologist after being struck in the chin by a fastball on Thursday, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated that he does not expect the infielder to be in the lineup until Monday at the earliest. Shutout loss caps Yankees' frustrating day After Jimmy Paredes spoiled the Yankees' afternoon with a walk-off, pinch-hit, two-run double, Bud Norris made it an even tougher evening, stifling the Yankees with a season-high 10 strikeouts as the Orioles swept a day-night doubleheader by a 5-0 score in the nightcap. Work with Long has helped Young thrive with Yanks During his time-out as a released free agent, Chris Young had a strange feeling that he shouldn't give up his New York City apartment just yet, but he couldn't have imagined that a surge like this was waiting around the corner. Young has found new life with the Yankees, homering for a third straight game in the first contest of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles. Yankees activate Phelps from disabled list David Phelps was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Friday, and the Yankees right-hander will work out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season. Young's heroics not enough for Yanks in Game 1 Chris Young broke a scoreless tie with a home run in the 11th, but reliever Adam Warren couldn't hold the fort in the bottom of the frame, as the Yankees dropped a 2-1 decision to the Orioles in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader. Young's late heroics give Yanks thrilling walk-off win Chris Young hit a walk-off three-run home run in the ninth inning to carry the Yankees to a 5-4 victory over the Rays on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees' offense had been stymied by the Rays' Alex Cobb, who carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning that was broken up with a one-out double by Young. The Yankees pulled to within four games of the Tigers for the second American League Wild Card spot. Ambassador for inclusion Bean visits Yanks The Yankees invited Billy Bean -- Major League Baseball's first ambassador for inclusion -- to Yankee Stadium to watch Thursday's game against the Rays with general manager Brian Cashman and assistant general manager Jean Afterman. Yankees hold special 9/11 remembrance To honor the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, and to keep their memories alive, the Yankees placed a wreath of flowers by the Sept. 11 Monument in Monument Park on Thursday. The national anthem was then performed by the Quantico Marine Corps Band, comprised of combat-trained active duty Marines. Cashman not ready to count out Yankees General manager Brian Cashman isn't ready to count the Yankees out of a possible postseason berth just yet, but he's aware that numerous impediments this season have contributed to their position in the standings nearly halfway through September. Key connections: Star-Spangled Banner, baseball forever linked The celebration of the 200th anniversary of our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," is on, as Francis Scott Key's memory is honored for his poetic description of the "dawn's early light" of Sept. 14, 1814, at the height of the War of 1812. With that in mind, two centuries later, we go around the horn with nine things to know about the song that is now eternally connected to the Grand Old Game. Yanks erase four-run deficit to gain in Wild Card Mark Teixeira legged out a rare go-ahead triple, Brian McCann and Chris Young homered and the Yankees rallied to keep their postseason hopes alive with their biggest comeback win of the year, an 8-5 victory over the Rays on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. Beltran could need elbow surgery before offseason The remainder of Carlos Beltran's season is in jeopardy after pain in the bone spur in his right elbow that has bothered him for much of the campaign caused him to be a late scratch from the lineup prior to Wednesday's 8-5 victory against the Rays. Tanaka to throw in instructional league game Monday Masahiro Tanaka is set to throw an instructional league game at the Yankees' Minor League facility in Tampa, Fla., on Monday as he attempts to make his way back to the Majors this season after partially tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. NY Mets deGrom opens game with eight K's to tie MLB record Jacob deGrom's improbable rookie season continued on Monday against the Marlins, when he tied Major League baseball's modern-day record by striking out each of the first eight batters he faced. Black temporarily shut down with rotator cuff strain Vic Black has a mild rotator cuff strain -- or, as general manager Sandy Alderson called it, "normal fatigue." As a result, the Mets are shutting him down for 5-6 days before trying to ramp him up again in an effort to allow the right-hander to pitch in another game this season. Alderson praises Collins' performance, team's improvement General manager Sandy Alderson plans to sit down with manager Terry Collins this weekend in Atlanta and discuss, among other things, the manager's future in Flushing. Yet Alderson's comments on Monday left little intrigue for Collins, who remains under guaranteed contract for one more season. Sharp Harvey touches 95 mph in simulated game For the first time in over a year, Matt Harvey climbed atop Citi Field's main pitching mound on Monday afternoon, toed the rubber and began firing. It was the final throwing session of the season for Harvey. Niese, Mets upended by late Nationals homer Jon Niese struck out seven Nationals on Sunday, but was undone by Wilson Ramos' two-run homer in the seventh inning of the series finale, as the Mets lost, 3-0, at Citi Field. Eveland finished for the season Dana Eveland's season is over. The left-handed reliever, who has been battling elbow inflammation as of late and pitched only once this month, will head home to California on Sunday to begin his offseason and a rehabilitation program. Black set to see doctor for sore right shoulder Mets right-hander Vic Black will see a doctor on Sunday morning for what the reliever called "shoulder soreness." "We have a few concerns there," manager Terry Collins said following Saturday night's 10-3 loss to the Nationals at Citi Field. Montero moving back to duty in Mets' bullpen Rafael Montero is headed to the bullpen again. The 23-year-old rookie right-hander, who earned his first Major League win on Wednesday, will serve as an additional relief arm for the time being, according to manager Terry Collins. Former Major Leaguer Frank Torre dies at 82 Former Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Frank Torre died on Saturday. He was 82. The brother of Hall of Famer Joe Torre, Frank Torre played seven years in the Major Leagues and won the 1957 World Series with Milwaukee. Wheeler, Mets knocked around by Nats' bats Wilmer Flores belted a two-run homer, but Zack Wheeler gave up six runs in just four innings as the Mets dropped a 10-3 decision to the Nationals on Saturday night at Citi Field. SU Athletics Shafer: "We can't wait to get back in the Dome" After dominant victory at Central Michigan following a bye week, Syracuse returns to the Carrier Dome this weekend sitting at 2-0. Syracuse Slated for prime time The 2014 Syracuse football game against Notre Dame on Saturday, September 27 will kick off at 8:00 pm from MetLife Stadium. The New York College Classic will be televised on ABC. Corner Kicks Notebook #3 Stats and information from Week 3 of the 2014 Syracuse men's soccer season. Scholar-Athletes Of The Week Announced This week, Melina Violas of volleyball and Riley Dixon of football are Scholar-Athletes of the Week for their academic and athletic accomplishments. ACCDN: Little's Journey Back to Syracuse SYRACUSE, N.Y. - They say you can't go home again, but Syracuse legend and NFL Hall of Famer Floyd Little has never been one to listen to what others say he can or can't do. Watch the video feature by the ACC Digital Network on how Little originally ended up at Syracuse and how he ended up returning to serve his alma mater. Photos From @CuseFootball's 40-3 Win MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - The Syracuse football team turned in a dominant performance on Saturday at Central Michigan, scoring 40 unanswered points after surrendering three on the game's opening drive to improve to 2-0 with a 40-3 victory over the Chippewas. Some great images came out of that performance. Check out the photo gallery to see! Vigna Leads Orange in Tie at Drexel Freshman Jessica Vigna scored her first career goal and had an assist in Syracuse's 2-2 tie at Drexel on Sunday, Sept. 14. The Orange is now 3-2-3, while the Dragons are 1-5-1. USA GOLD! MADRID, Spain (Sept. 14, 2014) -- Led by 26 points from tournament MVP Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) and 23 points from James Harden (Houston Rockets), the USA (9-0) saved its best performance of the World Cup for the gold medal clash as the Americans captured a second-consecutive FIBA World Cup gold medal with a blistering 129-92 win over Serbia (5-4) at the Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad arena on Sunday night in Madrid, Spain. Orange Scores 40 Unanswered to move to 2-0  After allowing a Central Michigan field goal on the opening possession of the game, Syracuse scored 40 unanswered points to roll to a 40-3 win and improve to 2-0 on Saturday. Cuse TV: Highlights from 'Cuse's 40-3 win over CMU MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - The Orange turned in a dominant performance on Saturday, rolling to a 40-3 win over Central Michigan behind four touchdowns from quarterback Terrel Hunt. Check out the highlights to see how it happened: NY Giants CB Walter Thurmond III out for season CB Walter Thurmond III will have surgery on his pectoral muscle and will miss the remainder of the season 7 takeaways from Giants Media Hour (9/15) Here are seven things we learned as the Giants spoke with the media Monday Upon Further Review: Coach believes in team Coach Tom Coughlin recaps the Giants' loss to the Cardinals after viewing the game tape Coach Coughlin Press Conference Recap See what Coach Tom Coughlin had to say during his Monday Press Conference Experts look for answers following 0-2 start Media experts give their take as the Giants dropped their second straight to open the season Quotes (9/15): Manning, Rolle, Coughlin Full transcriptions from Monday's player interviews Giants celebrate 90th Season with team legends The Giants honored past Giants legends in celebration of the team's 90th season Watch New York Giants vs. Arizona Cardinals highlights Watch the top plays and highlights from the Giants vs. Cardinals 2014 home opener 4 impressions from Giants vs. Cardinals Here are four things we learned from the Giants home opener against the Cardinals 7 takeaways from Postgame Media Hour (9/14)'s Dan Salomone highlights seven things we learned during the Giants' postgame interviews Buffalo Bills 12 fast facts from the Bills win over the Dolphins Take a final look back at the Bills win with 12 fast facts. Buffalo Bills/ New York National Guard High School This week's Buffalo Bills/ New York National Guard High School Coach of the Week is Rich Robbins, head varsity football coach at Canisius High School. Doug Marrone on Red Zone, Henderson Stepping Up The Bills head coach talks about working to get better in the red zone, how Seantrel Henderson has stepped up, and using starters on special teams. INFOGRAPHIC: Bills beat Dolphins to improve to 2-0 Take a look back at the Bills 29-10 win over the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Doug Marrone on Leading Division, Energy of Fans The Bills head coach talks about having to play well in all three phases of the game, leading the division after two weeks, and the team feeding off of the energy from the fans. Doug Marrone on Rookies, Cornerback Depth The Bills head coach talks about seeing a jump in play from the rookies, Preston Brown taking advantage of his opportunity, and the depth of the team at cornerback. Bills winning battle of big plays One constant for all three units in both Bills victories is the ability to either produce big plays or prevent them. Boobie Dixon: "We Compete and It Makes Us Better" Running back Boobie Dixon talks about success on special teams and the leadership of EJ Manuel and Kyle Williams. Coors Light House Party Promo Coors Light "House Party Promo" Jackie Taylor, one of the Coors Light contestants had Bills Alumni and Coors Light deliver a Bills party pack to her house. Video: Dolphins Postgame Locker Room Speech Go inside the Bills locker room after the 29-10 win over the Miami Dolphins and hear the message from head coach Doug Marrone and quarterback EJ Manuel. Keuka CollegeError in feed. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Daily MessengerError in feed.YNN First & Ten: Week Two in Section V Aquinas will have to move forward after an injury to one of it's top players, while there was a showdown between Rush-Henrietta and Pittsford, and the Brockport Blue Devils put on a show. Manuel to Watkins Shines Sunday There were bright signs from the Bills two young guns on offense Sunday. Bills Defense Looking Sharp A 2-0 start to the season has the Bills all alone atop the AFC East. Another tough test is coming as the Chargers, fresh off a win over the defending champion Seahawks, visit the Ralph next. Spiller, Watkins, Defense Key Bills Memorable Win It was a special atmosphere at Ralph Wilson Stadium, where the club paid tribute to its founder with a ceremony prior to the first home game since his death in March. Bills Squish Dolphins in Home Opener Following the excitement of Terry and Kim Pegula selected to potentially purchase the Buffalo Bills, the team came out with a big win Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium against the Miami Dolphins, "squishing the fish" 29-10. Bills, Fans Ready to Rock the Ralph The Bills and their fans are riding high as the team will pay tribute to the late founder and owner, Ralph Wilson Jr., prior to Sunday's showdown with Miami. Friends Remember Ralph Wilson As Huge Weekend For Buffalo Bills Fans Begins About 300 people, including NFL owners, former players and friends and family of Ralph Wilson Jr., gathered at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo on Friday to celebrate the late Bills owner. Tough Test for Bills Offensive Line Buffalo hosts the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The Bills are coming off a 23-20 overtime win against the Chicago Bears. Meanwhile, Miami beat New England 33-20 and sacked Patriots quarterback Tom Brady four times. The Dolphins defense could pose a big test for Buffalo's offensive line. Bills Homecoming for Graham, Williams Buffalo natives Corey Graham and Mike Williams will make their Bills home debuts on Sunday. Time Warner Cable News Scholar Athlete Program Invites Nominations for 2014-2015 Attention teachers, administrators, counselors and coaches: Do you know a student who excels in the classroom and on the playing field? Nominate them to be a TWC News Scholar Athlete. Finger Lakes Daily News 2014-09-16T00:53:31Z