More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=215 More Finger Lakes Sports 2016-12-04T06:17:15Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Auburn Doubledays Voutsinas named New York-Penn League Executive of the Year Doubledays General Manager Mike Voutsinas has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Robert Stedler New York-Penn League Executive of the Year Award. Voutsinas was also named the co-winner of the league's Hon. Robert F. Julian Community & Baseball Service Award. Player Development Contract with Washington extended for two years The Washington Nationals and Auburn Doubledays have announced that the teams have extended their Player Development Contract for an additional two years. Auburn will remain part of the Washington system through the 2018 season. Attendance increases for third straight year The Auburn Doubledays have announced that a total of 52,811 fans attended 37 home games at Falcon Park this season, an average of 1,427 per game. Average attendance is up 23% since 2013. Seneca County Chamber of Commerce honors Doubledays The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce recently presented its 2016 Small Business of the Year Award to the Auburn Doubledays Baseball Club during a ceremony at the Chamber's Annual Membership BBQ event held at Knapp Vineyard Winery and Restaurant. Cost of attending Doubledays game 23% below MiLB average Minor League Baseball has announced that the average cost for a family of four to enjoy a Minor League Baseball game this season is only $64.97; a price that includes parking, two adult tickets, two child tickets, four hot dogs, two sodas and two beers. The cost for a family of four to buy those same items at an Auburn Doubledays home game at Falcon Park is only $50.00, 23% lower than the Minor League average. NY Yankees Yankees non-tender lefty Lindgren at deadline The Yankees resolved two of their potential non-tender situations this week with the outright releases of right-hander Nathan Eovaldi and infielder/outfielder Dustin Ackley, and they settled their business in advance of Friday's 8 p.m. ET deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players by declining to offer a deal to left-hander Jacob Lindgren. Cashman: Yanks plotting course for offseason Brian Cashman spent part of his Friday morning strapping in for practice rappels down the side of the 22-story Landmark Building, and his annual participation in the city's "Heights and Lights" festival served an apt analogy with the Yankees' general manager preparing to jump ahead with his offseason business in advance of next week's Winter Meetings. Yankees on Demand: Koerner opening eyes You may not know Yankees pitching prospect Brody Koerner, but the sinkerballer is putting himself on the map. CC: Knee good, Yanks looking to build on '16 finish As CC Sabathia approaches what could be his final season with the Yankees, he feels healthy following recent right knee surgery and upbeat about the potential of his team. Pitching to be focal point for Yanks at Winter Meetings Brian Cashman's stance heading into the Winter Meetings is that he plans to be "open-minded to what's available," which should serve as an open invitation to the free agents and potential trade partners who might wander by the Yankees' suite. Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades. Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal Major League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season. Derek Jeter showed off his golf swing Derek Jeter showed off his golf swing Yankees' Top 30 Prospects list Who do the Yankees have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for New York's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch. Hal expects Judge to be Yanks' right fielder Hal Steinbrenner said that it was "emotional" to watch Aaron Judge homer in his first Major League plate appearance, and the Yankees' managing general partner is counting on the 24-year-old slugger to grab hold of the starting right-field job next spring. Watch Mariano Rivera break Ryan Klesko's bat 3 times Watch Mariano Rivera break Ryan Klesko's bat 3 times Frazier, Severino show off their offseason workouts Frazier, Severino show off their offseason workouts The Next Big Leaguers: Yankees' Torres As part of MLBPipeline.com's coverage of all things prospect and the AFL in particular, a group of five experts was assembled to discuss a quintet of up-and-coming stars. Each prospect has lofty expectations and an argument can be made for all of them to have the brightest futures. Those arguments were hashed out in "The Next Big Leaguers." At Meetings, Yanks open to all possibilities In the hours immediately following the phone call that informed Brian McCann that he would be reporting to camp as a member of the Astros, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman took a moment to appreciate how the offseason landscape had now changed for his club. Steinbrenner to learn Hall of Fame fate on Sunday The Today's Game Era ballot for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame will be voted upon this Sunday at the Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Md. Five former Major League players, three executives and two managers will be considered, and the results of the voting will be announced live on MLB Network's "MLB Tonight" at 6 p.m. ET. Eovaldi among three pitchers released by Yanks The Yankees have unconditionally released pitchers Nathan Eovaldi, Joe Mantiply and Nick Rumbelow. The three hurlers had been designated for assignment Nov. 18. Yankees hang out at Betances' wedding Old and new Yankees hung out at Betances' wedding Gardner recognizes military at Thanksgiving Brett Gardner and his wife, Jessica, displayed their gratitude this Thanksgiving week by hosting a special luncheon for more than 80 active duty members of the 15th Air Lift Squadron and their families at Charleston Air Force Base. After 'whirlwind' year, it's family time for Refsnyder at Thanksgiving After experiencing what he called a "whirlwind" season, in which the Yankees tested his ability to learn several new positions on the fly, Rob Refsnyder is thankful for an opportunity to kick back with his loved ones, taking a momentary step back in time before he prepares for what promises be a pivotal year in his development. Report: Betances opts to pitch for Dominican Republic in WBC Dellin Betances has decided to pitch for the Dominican Republic team in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, the Yankees reliever told the New York Post. Led by No. 1 Torres, trio of Yanks among Top 25 AFL prospects Jim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League. Yanks Inbox: Will Bird be ready for opener? Will Greg Bird be ready to start on Opening Day? Is Mike Napoli a free-agent target for the Yankees? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers these and other questions in the Inbox. Posada measures up to Hall of Fame catchers Jorge Posada said that it marked "one of the happiest days of my life" to catch a glimpse of the plaque bearing his likeness that will forever hang in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, accompanied by the retirement of his uniform No. 20. Raines seeks HOF spot in final year on ballot Tim Raines seems to be inching closer to Cooperstown. He is hoping his 10th and final year of eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame will lead to election. Torres named youngest MVP in AFL history As the youngest player in this year's Arizona Fall League, Gleyber Torres was also its best. The Yankees' No. 2 prospect was honored as such at Scottsdale Stadium on Saturday, where he was presented with the Joe Black Most Valuable Player Award. Cashman: Yanks to be in mix for big FA bats The Yankees entered the offseason voicing a familiar refrain, stating that they were centering their focus upon adding pitching. They now are also officially in the market for a big bat. Yanks add six to roster amid flurry of moves The Yankees cleared space to protect several of their promising prospects from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft on Friday, executing a flurry of roster moves that included designating right-hander Nathan Eovaldi for assignment and the unconditional release of infielder/outfielder Dustin Ackley. Yanks deal McCann to Astros for pitching prospects The Yankees on Thursday acquired right-handed pitchers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman from the Houston Astros in exchange for catcher Brian McCann and cash considerations. Mantle Topps card sells for more than $1 million Mantle Topps card sells for more than $1 million Between trades, Cashman sleeps out on streets As Brian Cashman prepared for his sixth evening wriggling into a sleeping bag under the Manhattan sky, he made sure to charge his cell phone and to pack an extra battery. The first five times taught him that there is no rest to be had on that cold, hard pavement. Steinbrenner: Improving bullpen a priority Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday that his top offseason priority is improving the bullpen and that, with money coming off the payroll for the first time in years, a "decent portion" of his team's new financial flexibility will be used to upgrade the roster. A-Rod shares #TBT shot of himself as a baby A-Rod shares #TBT shot of himself as a baby Kaprielian leads Yankees prospects, Scorpions in win A contingent of Yankees prospects led the way as Scottsdale cruised to a 4-0 win over Salt River on Wednesday night at Scottsdale Stadium. Inbox: Could Pineda be next Miller? Why don't the Yankees move Michael Pineda to the bullpen and try to transform him into the next Andrew Miller? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers this question and more in the latest Inbox. NY Mets Mets settle with Rivera at non-tender deadline Seeking to retain some veteran depth behind the plate, the Mets on Friday settled with Rene Rivera on a $1.75 million contract to avoid arbitration. Rivera will compete with Kevin Plawecki for a spot backing up starting catcher Travis d'Arnaud. Asdrubal to play for Venezuela in Classic Fresh off one of the best seasons of his career, Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is set to represent his native Venezuela in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. deGrom past elbow woes, sees 'window' for title Initially, it hurt Jacob deGrom to snap his fingers. So deGrom, coming off surgery to displace a nerve in his right elbow, did what any curious pitcher would do. He continued snapping the fingers on his right hand until one day, finally, the pain disappeared. Mets may seek match for Bruce at Meetings Signing Yoenis Cespedes was the most important part of the Mets' winter plan. Now that they've achieved it, next week's Winter Meetings take on an entirely different tone for a club already largely satisfied with its offseason. Mets schedule spring report, workout dates A day after generating plenty of optimism by making their Yoenis Cespedes signing official, the Mets on Thursday announced a series of 2017 Spring Training dates. Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades. deGrom champions Syndergaard's hitting deGrom champions Syndergaard's hitting Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal Major League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season. Cespedes, Mets finalize $110M deal Yoenis Cespedes climbed atop a stage at Citi Field on Wednesday for a news conference to announce his four-year, $110 million contract to return to the Mets. Mets' Top 30 prospects list Who do the Mets have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for New York's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch. SU Athletics White III, Battle Push Orange Past North Florida SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A season-high 26-point performance from Andrew White III paced the Orange offense as #22/24 Syracuse (5-2) defeated North Florida (3-7), 77-71, on Saturday afternoon, for its fifth-straight home win of the season at the Carrier Dome. Orange Blank RIT in Fourth Shutout of the Season ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Syracuse women's hockey team (5-7-4, 4-2-2 CHA) bounced back from Friday's tie with a 3-0 win on the road against the Rochester Institute of Technology (3-16-1, 1-6-1 CHA) on Saturday afternoon. Syracuse Hosts CCSU on Sunday Afternoon No. 20/21 Syracuse (5-3, 0-0) vs. Central Connecticut State (1-5, 0-0) Analysis: Orange Cap November with Win SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Coming off its most successful season in program history, head coach Quentin Hillsman wanted to challenge the 2016-17 Syracuse women's basketball team from the start. For the first time, Syracuse took on three nationally-ranked opponents in the first month of the season. MacPherson Named Academic All-American Cameron MacPherson continues to epitomize what it means to be a student-athlete at Syracuse University – excelling on the field and in the classroom. Peterson on Wade Trophy Watch List LILBURN, Ga. – Senior guard Alexis Peterson of the Syracuse women's basketball team was named to the watch list for the 2017 Wade Trophy, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced on Thursday morning. The Wade Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's best women's basketball player in NCAA Division I competition. 2017 Syracuse Softball Slate Revealed SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The 2017 Orange softball slate has been released, announced Thursday by head coach Mike Bosch. Syracuse and RIT End in 2-2 Tie SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse women's hockey team (4-7-4, 3-2-2 CHA) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period against Rochester Institute of Technology (3-15-1, 1-5-1 CHA), but ended the game in a 2-2 tie on Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Jim Brown Named 2016 Muhammad Ali Legacy Award Recipient Syracuse University legend Jim Brown and basketball greats Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will receive the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, Time Warner Inc. announced today. The three icons were chosen by the SI editors to receive the honor for their athletic achievement and decades of leadership as social activists. They will be recognized during SI's Sportsperson of the Year event on Dec. 12 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. #20/21 Syracuse Wins Top-25 Clash SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The No. 20/21 Syracuse Orange snapped a two-game losing streak on Wednesday night, defeating No. 22 Michigan State, 75-64, in the Carrier Dome. The victory concluded the hardest month of November in program history, as it was the first time Syracuse played three nationally-ranked opponents in the first month of the season. NY Giants 10 things to watch for vs. Steelers Here are 10 storylines to follow as the Giants take on the Steelers Sunday at 4:25 PM ET: 1. MCADOO’S HOMECOMING NEWS > Collins wins Nov. NFC defensive award > Vereen taks f... Giants need to hold Steelers' 3-headed monster at bay Giants defense gets set for Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The quarterback is a two-time Super Bowl winner and four-time Pro Bowler who has thrown 15 t... Giants vs. Steelers Travel Log For every road game this season, Giants.com will catch up with a member of the team for a travel Q&A. This week, get to know rookie safety Andrew Adams. Q: What are the must-haves in your carry... Giants sign LB Deontae Skinner, waive OL Shane McDermott The Giants have signed LB Deontae Skinner and waived OL Shane McDermottEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today signed linebacker Deontae Skinner off their practice squad and waived offensive line... Run D aims to continue dominance vs. Pittsburgh The Giants revamped D-Line has made a big impact on the team's run defense: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Steve Spagnuolo had an unusual response when someone pointed out this week how good the Giants’ ... Fact or Fiction: Defensive POY frontrunner Giants.com writers debate who is the frontrunner for Defensive Player of the Year: 1. Odell Beckham Jr. will have more yards than Antonio Brown on Sunday. NEWS > Collins wins ... Giants take part in My Cause My Cleats campaign GIANTS TAKE PART IN MY CAUSE MY CLEATS CAMPAIGN BY CHARLIE MULE In Week 13 of NFL action, players will have the opportunity to share the causes that are important to them as part of the leagu... The McAdoo Report: Only focus is winning The McAdoo Report, Giants.com’s exclusive weekly interview with head coach Ben McAdoo:Q: This week you play the Steelers in Pittsburgh. You’re a native of southwestern Pennsylvania, you have great... Quotes (12/2) McAdoo, Cignetti, Shepard Head Coach Ben McAdoo Q: Justin Pugh just not there yet? A: Not there yet. Has a little ways to go. He’s working hard at it. Q: You’ll stick with Adam Gettis at left guard? A: Yes, we’ll see how i... Will Odell Beckham Jr. field punts vs. Steelers? WR Odell Beckham Jr. may see more action on special teams against the Steelers:EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Pittsburgh Steelers use Antonio Brown, their four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, as their ... Buffalo Bills How to watch Bills vs. Raiders Details on how to watch Buffalo’s Week 14 matchup at Oakland on Sunday, Dec. 4. What they're saying: Bills-Raiders game predictions National media evaluate if the Bills will win their third straight game and halt Oakland's five-game winning streak on Sunday. Charles Clay doesn't travel with team to Oakland Bills starting TE Charles Clay did not travel to Oakland with the team as he's expecting the birth of his child. Garrison Sanborn to honor friend’s memory through "My Cause, My Cleats" initiative Bills long snapper Garrison Sanborn is proud to honor his dear friend's memory in Week 13 through the NFL's "My Cause, My Cleats" initiative. Bills promote TE Gerald Christian to 53-man roster Prior to Buffalo's Week 13 matchup at Oakland, the Bills made a roster move. Players Customize Cleats for My Cause, My Cleats In Week 13, several members of the Buffalo Bills will participate in the NFL's "My Cause, My Cleats" initiative by wearing customized cleats to promote causes that are important to them. Bills Today: Watkins working through it John Murphy analyzes Sammy Watkins' outlook for Sunday, what the Bills can expect from Oakland QB Derek Carr and the impact penalties could have on the outcome of the game. Coffee With the Coach Presented by Tim Hortons Chris Brown talks to HC Rex Ryan about stacking wins after a win against the Jaguars, correcting mistakes in the red zone on the defensive side of the ball, and a fan asks Rex how does he stay positive throughout the highs and lows of a NFL season. Top 10 reasons why Bills-Raiders is a must-watch matchup As Buffalo gears up for the team's Week 13 matchup at Oakland, here are the top 10 reasons the game is a must-watch. Watch: Bills-Raiders Preview Players and coaches from both the Bills and Raiders talk about the Week 13 matchup in Oakland at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum. Keuka College Wolves Earn First Victory of the Season in Overtime Keuka College defeated SUNY Cobleskill 84-78 on Saturday Keuka College Drops NEAC Game at SUNY Cobleskill The Wolves lost to SUNY Cobleskill 70-59 on Saturday Keuka College Releases 2017 Women’s Lacrosse Schedule Keuka College Baseball to Host Polar Plunge The annual Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, December 10 from 11am-1pm at Keuka College’s Point Neamo. Men’s Basketball Drops NEAC Opener at Morrisville Keuka College lost to Morrisville State 70-56 on Wednesday Wolves Fall to Mustangs on the Road Keuka College lost to Morrisville State 62-50 in Women's Basketball Keuka College Announces 2017 Men’s Volleyball Schedule The Wolves will open the season on January 28 in a tri-match at Sage Wolves Drop Non-Conference Game at Alfred Keuka College lost to the Saxons 87-74 on Tuesday Keuka College Falls in Final Minutes at Alfred The Women's Basketball team lost 78-74 on Tuesday Keuka College Comeback Comes Up Short The Wolves lost to Johnson State 83-75 at Vassar College on Saturday Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Error in feed.Daily Messenger Alexander not surprised by Raiders' success OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Spending just a year around players like Derek Carr and Khalil Mack was enough for Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to see that the Raiders were on the verge of turning things around in coach Jack Del Rio's second season in Oakland."That was one of the main reasons why I wanted to sign back because I knew they were going to be a Super Bowl contender with all the young talent they had just based on last year," Alexander said.He'll get an up-close [...] Andrew White leads No. 22 Syracuse over North Florida SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A win is a win is a win. But when a 24-point, second-half lead shrinks to five, and you're outrebounded by eight, a victory doesn't feel quite as satisfying, especially at home.But survive is what Syracuse did Saturday.Andrew White scored a season-high 26 points and Frank Howard had 10 points, a career-high 13 assists and just two turnovers to lead No. 22 Syracuse to a 77-71 victory over North Florida on Saturday.Syracuse (5-2) survived North [...] HS Roundup: Bloomfield beats Honeoye behind Scott's double-double The Bloomfield girls basketball team defeated Honeoye on Saturday, which leads off our roundup of local high school sports. HS Roundup: Kunes, Giovine propels Naples past Jasper-Troupsburg The Naples girls basketball team defeated Jasper-Troupsburg on Friday, which leads off our roundup of local high school sports. Chavez: Victor football reaches rare air Blue Devils lost in state football final, but that doesn't dismiss feats of an impressive 2016 season HS Roundup: Burri's 31 propels Midlakes to OT win over Bloomfield The Midlakes boys basketball team defeated Bloomfield on Thursday, which leads off our roundup of local high school sports. Youth swimming: Clifton Springs swimmers compete in Canandaigua Club team is part of Fall Five Invitational hosted by Canandaigua Aquatics Buffalo Bills taking care of ball at record pace Team has just six turnovers through 11 games and NFL record for fewest in a season is within reach Eight Victor athletes celebrate next level From lacrosse to swimming to golf, Blue Devils mark move to NCAA programs by signing letters of intent HS Roundup: Pal-Mac falters in fourth quarter in loss The Pal-Mac girls basketball team fell to South Seneca on Wednesday, which leads off our roundup of local high school sports. Finger Lakes TimesError in feed.Auburn Citizen Draisaitl scores in OT, Oilers snap Ducks' 3-game win streak EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid isn't the only youngster on the Edmonton Oilers making an impact right now. Lillard has 19 and Blazers defeat Heat 99-92 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — While Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum didn't have their usual offensive outburst against Miami, they both got baskets when it mattered. Jackets get franchise-record 60 shots, beat Coyotes in SO Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner smiles after scoring an early goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Jackets get franchise-record 60 shots, beat Coyotes in SO Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith picks up his stick after giving up the game-winning goal to Columbus Blue Jackets center Sam Gagner during the shootout of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Blue Jackets… Jackets get franchise-record 60 shots, beat Coyotes in SO Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with center Brandon Dubinsky, left, defenseman Jack Johnson, second from left, right wing Cam Atkinson (13) and defenseman David Savard, right, during the first period of… Jackets get franchise-record 60 shots, beat Coyotes in SO Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexander Wennberg (10) controls the puck in front of Arizona Coyotes defenseman Michael Stone (26) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Jackets get franchise-record 60 shots, beat Coyotes in SO Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney, left, watches the puck on a shot by Arizona Coyotes left wing Jordan Martinook, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D.… Jackets get franchise-record 60 shots, beat Coyotes in SO Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney, left, gives up a goal to Arizona Coyotes' Radim Vrbata as Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (11) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP… Jackets get franchise-record 60 shots, beat Coyotes in SO Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Scott Hartnell (43) tries to pass the puck as he gets hit by Arizona Coyotes left wing Jordan Martinook (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Glendale,… Jackets get franchise-record 60 shots, beat Coyotes in SO Columbus Blue Jackets center Sam Gagner (89) skates back to the bench after scoring against Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, left, during a shootout of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. 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