More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News More Finger Lakes Sports 2014-07-30T10:14:36Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Members of Heron lacrosse compete in Prague Cup This summer, William Smith Lacrosse Assistant Coach Morgan Achilles traveled abroad for 10 days with rising seniors Hayley Braun and Katie Sipple to compete in the Prague Cup.  Sass tabbed All-America Scholar Hobart senior Dillon Sass was named a 2014 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America. He's the first Statesman to earn the honor. 5 Statesmen named to NABC Honors Court The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court earlier this week. Five members of the Liberty League champion Hobart College basketball team were among the 895 student-athletes recognized for their academic excellence during the past season. Statesmen blog from U23 World Championships Hobart oarsmen Robert McNamara and August Wherry are blogging about their experiences at the 2014 World Rowing U23 Championships in Varese, Italy. The Statesmen qualified for Team USA in the lightweight pair. Racing begins on July 23 and runs through July 27. Heron field hockey honored for academics The William Smith College field hockey team was named a 2013 Gladiator by SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Academic Team Award recipient. In addition, 10 Herons were named to the 2013 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. Hobart lacrosse to host 1-day prospect camp Hobart College will host a one-day summer prospect camp for high school lacrosse student-athletes graduating in 2016 or 2017 on Friday, Aug. 1. 4 Statesmen earn academic accolades from ITA Four members of the Hobart College tennis team were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes. Rising seniors Luke DeLuccia and Michael Fields earned the award for the third time, while rising sophomores Patrick Dunk and Danny Kot garnered the accolade for the first time. Heron tennis team earns academic accolades from ITA The William Smith College tennis team was recently named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team. In addition, rising junior Hannah Webster was tabbed an ITA Scholar-Athlete. 6 Statesmen to compete in 2014 FIL World Championships The 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships will feature several competitors with ties to Hobart when it begins with the opening ceremony this evening in Denver. Two Statesmen alumni will suit up for a national team, while four others will be directing the action as coaches. Mike Neer announces retirement as Hobart Head Basketball Coach Hobart Basketball Head Coach Mike Neer announced his retirement today. One of the most successful coaches in NCAA Division III history will call it a career at the end of the month. Auburn Doubledays Doubledays drop twin bill to Jammers Despite a tour de force start from Anderson Martinez in Game 1 and a valiant comeback attempt in Game 2, the Doubledays dropped both ends of a doubleheader by the same 3-2 score to the Jammers on Tuesday. Doubledays and Jammers postponed on Monday night Monday's scheduled game between the Auburn Doubledays and Jamestown Jammers at Falcon Park has been postponed due to rain. Doubledays down Jammers behind Dickey Washington Nationals fourth-round pick Robbie Dickey tossed four near-flawless innings, and the Doubledays won their fourth in six tries, solidly defeating the Jamestown Jammers 3-1 on Sunday at Falcon Park. Doubledays waltz around bases in blowout The Doubledays scored seven runs without hitting a ball out of the infield on any run-scoring play, and Auburn routed State College 7-1 to close within 1.5 games of the New York-Penn League Wild Card. Doubledays take biggest loss of year at State College Every Spike scored a run in a marathon third inning, State College set a new single-game scoring record, and the Doubledays fell 17-4 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Errors, situational hitting hurt Doubledays in heartbreaker The Doubledays out-hit the Spikes eight to three, but two errors in the fifth and two key strikeouts from Raudy Read and new addition Brandon Miller led to a heartbreaking 5-3 loss at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Thursday night. Doubledays sweep Jammers behind Ott, McDowell Travis Ott (1-1) picked up his first New York-Penn League win, Chase McDowell nailed down his first professional save, and the Auburn Doubledays swept the Jamestown Jammers with an easy 6-2 win at Russell E. Diethrick Park. Lopez dominates, Mapes shuts door for Doubledays Reynaldo Lopez was spectacular once again, firing six shutout innings and boosting Auburn to a huge 5-3 win over the Jamestown Jammers. Doubledays drop homestand finale to Spinners Three Doubledays pitchers gave up three runs apiece, and Auburn dropped its fourth out of five, 10-2 at home to Lowell on Monday night. Spinners edge Doubledays on Sunday The Doubledays scored three times over the final three innings, but left the tying run on base and dropped the second of a three-game set with Lowell, 6-5 on Sunday night at Falcon Park. NY Yankees Replay gives Jeter single to help key Yanks' rally Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter moved closer to Honus Wagner on the all-time hit list with the help of replay on Tuesday night. Jeter's infield single also was big in the Yankees' seven-run rally against Rangers starter Nick Martinez and reliever Shawn Tolleson. Girardi: Rest hopefully recharges Roberts Brian Roberts has played in 91 games this season, marking his highest total since 2009, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that the veteran second baseman may be wearing down as a result. Pineda set to make rehab start this weekend The last time Michael Pineda was healthy enough to face a lineup, he was wearing a smudge of pine tar on his neck, an offense that got the right-hander ejected from an April 23 start at Fenway Park. Yanks hoping hot hitting continues in Texas finale The Yankees will ask Hiroki Kuroda to get them a series victory for the second time in a week when he matches up with Colby Lewis and the Rangers on Wednesday night in Texas. Seven-run sixth helps Yanks hold off Rangers The Yankees erupted for their biggest inning of the season on Tuesday night, sending 11 men to the plate in a seven-run sixth inning. It could have been a laugher, but instead they had to hang on for a 12-11 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park. Jeter passes Yaz for seventh on career hits list Derek Jeter collected his 3,420th career hit on Monday night at Globe Life Park, passing Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski to move into seventh place on baseball's all-time list. Girardi gives Cashman space to work on deals Joe Girardi has more of an inside track to the Yankees' trade-rumor scene than the average observer, but the manager said that he prefers to give general manager Brian Cashman his space to work, rather than get excited about moves that might not happen. Teixeira hoping he's had final day of rest Mark Teixeira took on-field batting practice Monday for the first time since he sustained what the Yankees called a lower lat strain, and the first baseman hopes to return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Rangers at Globe Life Park. Almonte rejoins Yanks as Francis designated The Yankees recalled outfielder Zoilo Almonte from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday, immediately inserting the 25-year-old to play left field and bat ninth against the Rangers. Jeter reflects on battles with Rangers over years Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter knows, with no hesitation, what he's going to miss the most after he retires from baseball at the conclusion of the season. Gardner has Yu's number, but Yanks fall in Texas Brett Gardner continued to show off his head-scratching dominance of Yu Darvish, but the Rangers batted around against David Phelps in a four-run fifth inning and defeated the Yankees, 4-2, on Monday night at Globe Life Park. Severino jumps to No. 1 on Yankees' updated Top 20 With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams. Yanks eye further upgrades as Deadline looms A ticket into postseason play remains up for grabs, which fits perfectly into the Yankees' business model of never giving up on a season. That has kept general manager Brian Cashman busy attempting to patch the ship, simultaneously chasing incremental upgrades and bigger fish to rebuild the roster for October. Torre's Hall speech: Game 'part of the American soul' Joe Torre batted sixth on Sunday, delivering his Hall of Fame speech eloquently, if not briefly, to end this year's induction of the grand Class of 2014. Torre spoke about his family and his love of the game, and he detailed each of the six times the Yankees went to the World Series during his 12-year tenure as manager, winning four of them. Yankees lose battle of bullpens in finale vs. Jays Shane Greene went 5 1/3 solid innings, but the Yankees couldn't keep the Blue Jays off the board late in a 5-4 loss on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. Teixeira takes step toward return to action Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira took swings in an indoor batting cage and fielded ground balls at first base on Sunday, both for the first time since an MRI revealed a mild strain in his lower left lat. On Hall's doorstep, Torre at peace with Bronx run Joe Torre said on Saturday that his relationship with the Yankees right now is right where it's supposed to be. Yanks' home winning streak against Blue Jays ends With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts could not handle a shallow popup by Blue Jays designated hitter Dan Johnson. As it fell to the ground for a hit, the Blue Jays scored the deciding run in Saturday afternoon's 6-4 victory over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Girardi reflects on trio of Hall of Fame managers As former managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox prepare to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi took some time to reflect on the well-respected trio before Saturday's game against the Blue Jays. Capuano 'excited' to be in Yankees' rotation Chris Capuano, the Yankees' newly acquired left-hander, will be inserted into the rotation and make his first start for his new team on Saturday against the Blue Jays. Teixeira progressing, feels return coming soon First baseman Mark Teixeira was not in the Yankees' starting lineup again on Friday, but he is optimistic that his return is coming soon. Ichiro's first homer rallies Yanks past Blue Jays The Yankees chased veteran Mark Buehrle after three innings and uncharacteristically slugged their way to a 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. Ichiro Suzuki's first homer of the season led the way for New York. Gardner meetup a highlight for Yanks campers On Friday afternoon, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner sat at a table during a news conference and looked out toward 206 enthused Yankees summer campers. With eyes glued to one of their favorite players, nearly everyone eagerly raised their hands hoping to ask him a question. Over the past week, they had learned and practiced baseball skills and drills, but now it was finally their turn to speak to a Major Leaguer who started out just like they have. Yanks land lefty Capuano from Rockies The Yankees continued to stay busy on the transaction front Thursday, acquiring left-hander Chris Capuano from the Rockies in exchange for cash considerations. Capuano, 35, was signed as a free agent by the Rockies on July 4 and made four starts between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs, posting a 1-0 record with a 2.79 ERA. MLB issues statement on Bronx tarp malfunction After a tarp malfunction at Yankee Stadium contributed to the calling of Wednesday night's game, leaving the Yankees with a 2-1 victory over the Rangers after 4 1/2 innings, Major League Baseball released an official statement in response on Thursday. Victorious McCarthy continues to stabilize Yanks Brandon McCarthy is making the most of that second season, fitting nicely into pinstripes and providing the Yankees with another solid outing on Thursday. He permitted just one run over six innings as New York defeated the Rangers, 4-2, at Yankee Stadium. Cashman prioritizes adding bat before August The reformulated Yankees rotation has performed better than Brian Cashman would have anticipated, and the general manager said that he'd prefer to focus his attention on acquiring a big bat as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches. Tanaka feeling only marginal improvement Masahiro Tanaka is still reporting discomfort in his right elbow, 10 days after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection, but the Yankees are still hopeful to have the right-hander return to the big league mound this season. With Teixeira still hobbled, DL stint possible Manager Joe Girardi said that the Yankees will likely make a roster decision regarding injured first baseman Mark Teixeira by Friday. Thursday's series finale against the Rangers was the fourth consecutive game out of the starting lineup for Teixeira, who has a mild strain of his lower left lat. Success wasn't always easy for Hall's new skippers Hired to be fired. That's what we say about managers, and we say it because it's true, even for those who one day wind up in the Hall of Fame. NY Mets Wheeler looks to deliver series win for Mets over Phillies As Marlon Byrd, Antonio Bastardo and A.J. Burnett among others take part in what could be their final game with the Phillies on Wednesday ahead of Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, Philadelphia hurler Kyle Kendrick takes the mound hoping to turn his season around. Mets starter Zack Wheeler looks to continue his strong run of pitching over the past month. Mets cooled off by Hamels in loss to Phillies Within a split second of the ball leaving Chase Utley's bat, it was clear this was not going to resemble the type of game the Mets have grown accustomed to playing in recent weeks. Utley's grand slam sped out of Citi Field on a line on Tuesday night, landing halfway up the second deck in right and sending Cole Hamels and the Phillies to a 6-0 victory over the Mets. Mets to help group's effort to restore landmark Salmaan Khan and Matthew Silva co-founded "People for the Pavilion," an advocacy group looking to preserve and develop the landmark New York State Pavilion, and the Mets thought highly enough of the group's endeavor to reach out and help. Duda out of starting lineup against lefty Hamels If Lucas Duda -- who was out of Tuesday's lineup against Phillies lefty Cole Hamels -- wants to complete his transformation from middling prospect to everyday stalwart, he will need to prove he can hit left-handed pitching. Mets give Flores start at shortstop vs. Phillies Wilmer Flores received another start at shortstop on Tuesday, his third in six games since the Mets recalled him from Triple-A Las Vegas. But that does not mean Flores is about to receive regular playing time over Ruben Tejada, who has also started three games since being hit in the head with a pitch last week. Mets continue surge toward .500, rout Phillies These days, each win carries with it implications. The Mets are relevant again, or at least relatively relevant, sitting four games under .500 after Monday's 7-1 dismantling of the Phillies at Citi Field. They are demonstrating obvious growth on a daily basis. They are -- dare it be said -- thriving. Colon escapes jam after Mets lose challenge Another day, another Mets challenge. New York manager Terry Collins asked umpires to review a call for the fifth game in a row on Monday, this time on a ruling that Philadelphia's Marlon Byrd was safe at second on Carlos Ruiz's infield single in the sixth inning. After a review of one minute and 51 seconds, the call on the field stood. Sandy says Mets 'unlikely' to make a deal Those dreaming of a blockbuster trade bringing superstar Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to Flushing can keep dreaming for now. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson on Monday called it "unlikely" that the club will complete any deal before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline -- Tulowitzki or otherwise. Dice-K's elbow improving, could begin throwing soon Daisuke Matsuzaka seems to have avoided the worst. Matsuzaka's inflamed right elbow improved markedly from Sunday to Monday, generating hope that he can begin a throwing program by the end of this week. Though Matsuzaka will not return from the disabled list when eligible on Aug. 10, initial fears of a much longer DL stay appear unfounded. Sandy can't recall claim made by La Russa Mets general manager Sandy Alderson did not recall a claim that former A's manager Tony La Russa approached him about steroid use in the Oakland clubhouse in the 1980s and '90s. SU Athletics Hall of Fame Game Full of Orange When the Giants and Bills take the field to kick off the 2014 NFL season on Sunday in the Hall of Fame Game, it'll be a pair of Syracuse alums leading the teams out of the tunnel. Old Rivals Meet December 6 SYRACUSE, NY -- Syracuse will host long-time rival St. John's on December 6, 2014, in the Carrier Dome. The game is the second contest of a home-and-home series announced prior to last season. Holy Cross On 2014-15 'Cuse Itinerary SYRACUSE, NY – A rivalry that dates back to the 1949-50 season will be renewed when Syracuse hosts Holy Cross in the Carrier Dome on Friday, November 28. Shafer Takes Part in ESPN 'Car Wash' Monday Head coach Scott Shafer will appear on various ESPN media platforms Monday when he takes part in ESPN's mid-summer "car wash." Little To Be Featured on 'Havoline Football Saturdays' Syracuse Special Assistant to the Athletics Director and Orange legend Floyd Little will be featured on this week's episode of Raycom Sports' television series "Havoline Football Saturdays." Cuse TV: Football Workout Video Success on Saturdays in the fall is paid for by countless hours of work in the off-season. Syracuse football knows this and the Orange have been working hard with the program's world-class strength and conditioning staff to prepare for the 2014 season. Second Annual 'Lift for Life' to Benefit Brain Cancer Research On July 25, the Syracuse football team will continue on its mission to raise awareness about brain cancer, something that affected the Orange in recent years.  For the second summer in a row, the Syracuse University chapter of Uplifting Athletes will be hosting a Lift for Life event to raise money for Anaplastic Astrocytoma; an uncommon form of brain cancer that former Syracuse punter Rob Long battled during his senior year with the Orange in 2010-11. Hickey Named to Preseason All-ACC Team Syracuse offensive tackle Sean Hickey has been named to the ACC Preseason Team, the league announced on Wednesday. Orange To Host Greyhounds SYRACUSE, NY – Syracuse and Loyola (Md.) will meet for the first time on the hardwood when the Greyhounds come to the Carrier Dome for a November 25 matchup. Cuse TV: Behind the Scenes at ACC Kickoff You saw the press conferences, interviews and photos, now here is your chance to get an inside look at what Syracuse's representatives at ACC Kickoff in Greensboro experienced on Sunday and Monday! NY Giants News Alert: RB David Wilson burner update (7/30) RB David Wilson suffered a burner during Tuesday's practice. Five news items to start your day (7/30 Get caught up on the latest Big Blue news Which players stood out at practice? (7/29) highlights three players that made a big impact at practice Five things we learned at practice (7/29) highlights five things that we learned during Tuesday's Training Camp practice Odell Beckham's injury frustrates player and coach WR Odell Beckham continues to sit out practice due to a sore hamstring What we found out during media hour (7/29) highlights 3 takeaways from Tuesday's player interviews Antrel Rolle continues head-turning haircut tradition Safety Antrel Rolle shows up to training camp every year with a fresh haircut that always turns heads Quotes (7/29): WR Beckham, CB Amukamara Giants players and coaches discuss Tuesday's training camp practice Top-10 Tweets from Training Camp (7/29) brings you the top Tweets from #GiantsCamp Five news items to start your day (7/29) Get caught up on the latest Big Blue news Buffalo Bills Andre Reed's HOF induction gives Bills cause to celebrate Andre Reed views his induction as something capable of providing anyone who's ever had a connection to the Bills a joyous diversion. Training Camp Live Blog: 7/30 Follow practice live as Bills reporters cover 2014 training camp sessions. Hall of Fame vignettes: Andre Reed Hall of Fame vignette for Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed. Bills host first-ever training camp moms football safety clinic The Bills and USA Football teamed up to teach mothers of youth football players in the Western New York region the proper techniques behind the Heads Up Football initiative. Bills Focus: Preston Brown Finding His Role Rookie Linebacker Preston Brown likes quarterbacking the defense. He discusses playing middle linebacker, what his expectations are for this year, and why his first preseason game will have extra meaning. D-line’s second wave has up-and-comer in Stefan Charles NFL defensive lines must go deeper than a starting four to be dominant for 16 games. Stefan Charles is making his presence felt in an effort to be part of the line’s second wave. 4 things to take from Monday’s practice Heated competition set the tone for Monday night’s practice. Individuals and larger groups of players shined despite the cold and wet conditions. Bills Roundup: Monday Night News and Highlights John Murphy checks in from training camp with the latest news and highlights from Monday night's practice at St. John Fisher College. Can't Miss Plays: Mike Williams Highlights Take a look at some of the catches of wide receiver Mike Williams, who stood out at practice on Monday night. Mike Williams: "I Produce When I'm on the Field" The Bills wide receiver talks about being an under the radar guy, how being competitive helps the team in practice, and being able to make plays now that he's fully healthy. Keuka CollegeError in feed. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Daily MessengerError in feed.YNN Four Familiar Names Continue to Dominate Talk About Bills Bidding Process It's been reported about 15 potential bidders for the Buffalo Bills signed non-disclosure agreements, but Time Warner Cable News reporter Ryan Whalen says as the sun set Tuesday, it was the same widely-reported interested parties making headlines. Jets Hope Chris Johnson Can Revive Rushing Offense Former 2,000-yard rusher adds speed, explosiveness to Gang Green's running attack. Baseball Hall of Fame Inducts All-Time Greats Sunday's ceremony in Cooperstown saw a pair of 300-game winners, three of the game's top five managers, and a 500 home-run hitter. Time Warner Cable News Scholar Athlete Year in Review Time Warner Cable News is proud to unveil the inaugural Scholar Athlete Year in Review, showcasing high school students across the Rochester area. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Luke Gerster Look at Sophomore Luke Gerster's = grades, and you'll think every class is his favorite. And his work on the volleyball court earned him Scholar Athlete of the Week honors. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Alex D'Arpino From the band room to the classroom, to the basketball court, senior Alex D'Arpino has made the most of his time at Greece Arcadia High School. Scholar Athlete of the Week: David Ingraham It's not unusual to see McQuaid Jesuit senior David Ingraham studying, even at track meets. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Katie Rowan Katie Rowan is proud to be a Mercy girl. She takes AP classes, is involved in student government, plays softball and indoor track. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Ana Santiago At Rochester's East High, Ana Santiago demonstrates the path to success as this week's Scholar Athlete. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Sara Tullio Sara Tullio is one of the many successful students at Brighton High School. She excels in academics, and two varsity sports. Finger Lakes Daily News 2014-07-30T15:14:36Z