More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News More Finger Lakes Sports 2016-05-29T09:59:34Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Heron 2V wins NCAA petite final GOLD RIVER, Calif.—The William Smith College rowing team season concluded today at the NCAA Division III Rowing Championships on Lake Natoma. The Heron second varsity eight won the petite final and finished fifth in the nation, while the varsity eight was second in the petite final and placed eighth in the nation. HWS sailing prepped for Coed Semifinals The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team will compete in the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Coed National Semifinal Championships in San Diego, May 31-June 1. The Colleges will be vying for one of 18 spots in the Gill Coed Dinghy National Championships which will be held June 2-3. Herons place 12th in Women’s National Championships The William Smith College sailing team finished 12th in the Sperry/Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Women's National Championships this afternoon. This was the Heron's 16th trip to the national championship regatta since 1999. Herons to face Shorewomen in NCAA rowing petite finals GOLD RIVER, Calif.—Both William Smith College eights will race in the petite finals when the NCAA Division III Rowing Championship concludes tomorrow on Lake Natoma. The Heron varsity eight and second varsity eight raced in the morning heats and afternoon repechages on the first day of the championship. Letorney, Wherry invited to U.S. U23 selection camps Two members of the Hobart College rowing team will set their sights on making the U.S. National Team for the Under 23 World Rowing Championships. Senior August Wherry and junior Austin Letorney will aim to represent the Statesmen and their country in Rotterdam, Netherlands, August 21-29. Miller ’91 to be honored at North-South Game Hobart College Hall of Famer Bill Miller '91 will be honored at the 75th annual U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/Nike North-South All-Star Game on Friday, May 27 at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. He will serve as an honorary coach for one of the all-star teams. Herons seek gold in Gold River The William Smith College rowing team will be one of six teams competing for the NCAA Division III Rowing Championship in Gold River, Calif., when the two-day regatta gets underway on Friday, May 27. Herons advance to ICSA National Championships William Smith College sailors secured a spot in the in the College Sailing/Sperry Women's National Championship, finishing in eighth place in the national semifinals in San Diego, May 24-25. The Herons earned one of the Western Semifinal's qualifying spots, finishing with 192 points. Day of Donors a huge success The 2016 Hobart and William Smith Athletics Day of Donors Challenge was a huge success creating a groundswell of support for Statesmen and Heron student-athletes through gifts to the Statesmen Athletic Association and the Heron Society. During the 24-hour challenge more than 1,700 gifts were made to the SAA and Heron Society. Wherry named NIRC All-Steward, 6 garner All-Academic The National Invitational Rowing Championships recently announced the recipients of the regatta's postseason awards. Hobart College senior August Wherry was one of 18 student-athletes named to the NIRC All-Stewards Team. Auburn Doubledays Falcon Park gets safety upgrade The Auburn Doubledays and the City of Auburn are pleased to announce that protective netting has been installed on top of the first and third base dugouts at Falcon Park. The netting met a recommendation issued by Major League Baseball last December. Defending champion Cortland earns top seed in New York regional The SUNY Cortland baseball team has received a berth into the 56-team NCAA Division III playoffs for the 24th straight season and the 25th time overall. The Red Dragons (37-5) have earned the top seed in a six-team regional that Cortland will host in conjunction with the Auburn Doubledays May 18-21 at Falcon Park in Auburn, N.Y. Falcon Park to host 2016 Division III Baseball Regional The Auburn Doubledays are pleased to announce Falcon Park has been selected to host the 2016 NCAA Division III Baseball New York Regional. The Doubledays will host the tournament in conjunction with SUNY Cortland from May 18-22. WAUB to broadcast 38 Doubledays games this season The Auburn Doubledays have renewed the team's marketing partnership agreement with Finger Lakes Radio Group for the upcoming 2016 season. The team has also hired Michael Tricarico as Play-by-Play Broadcaster and Communications Associate. Auburn Doubledays to hold Meet the Manager Night The Auburn Doubledays have announced an opportunity for fans to meet new Doubledays manager Jerad Head. Meet the Manager Night at Falcon Park will take place on Friday, May 27 and will include dinner, drinks, behind-the-scenes tours of the ballpark, and access to the field. New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation announces 2016 scholarship contest The Class-A Short-Season New York-Penn League and its member clubs have announced that the league's philanthropic arm, the NYPL Charitable Foundation, will once again award over $10,000 in scholarships this summer to deserving high school graduates from the league's 14 markets. Falcon Park to host 14 high school baseball games this spring The Auburn Doubledays have announced that Falcon Park will be the site of 14 high school baseball games this spring. Fifteen different varsity teams will have the opportunity to compete on the same field as the Doubledays this season, led by Auburn High School with eight games. Doubledays release 2016 schedule The Auburn Doubledays have announced the team's 2016 schedule. The Doubledays will open the season on Friday, June 17 at Falcon Park against the Batavia Muckdogs at 7:05pm. Rhodes named Groundskeeper of the Year The Auburn Doubledays have announced that Brian Rhodes has been selected the 2015 New York-Penn League Groundskeeper of the Year. Rhodes, an Auburn native, just completed his fourth season as the Head Groundskeeper at Falcon Park. NY Yankees Won-hitter! See how Yanks grazed Rays Jake Odorizzi carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but one swing of the bat from Starlin Castro changed everything. Castro's HR all 'pen trio needs to lock down W The beauty of the three-headed monster at the back end of the Yankees' bullpen is that one swing can turn a loss into a win, which is exactly what happened after Starlin Castro connected for their first -- and only -- hit of the afternoon on Sunday. ALS Ride for Life Chris Pendergast, who has survived ALS for 23 years, founded ALS Ride for Life in 1998 and continues to fight for a cure. VOTE NOW: Cast this summer's starring roles Help pick who will be in the lineups in San Diego on July 12. Cast your Esurance MLB All-Star Ballot up to 5 times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 times. Ackley getting MRI on shoulder, likely to DL Dustin Ackley did not accompany the Yankees to their charter flight after Sunday's 2-1 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field, instead preparing to receive an MRI to determine the severity of an injury to his right shoulder. Yankees, Senators play to rain-shortened tie There were a few interesting developments at Griffith Stadium on Thursday afternoon, but none of those involved the Yankees winning or losing their game against the Washington Senators. Nova gets call in series opener vs. Jays After slow starts to their respective campaigns, the Blue Jays and Yankees have started to turn things around and will open a three-game set at Rogers Centre on Monday. Hit in 57 games, win $5.6 million Joe DiMaggio amassed a 56-game hitting streak 75 years ago. Top that in Beat the Streak, and $5.6 million is yours. 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's Prospect Watch. A-Rod the focus of daughter's homework assignment A-Rod the focus of daughter's homework assignment Girardi: Pineda to stay in rotation for now Michael Pineda will have at least one more chance to turn his troubled season around. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that no changes have been discussed to the rotation, with Pineda set to take the ball for Thursday's makeup game against the Tigers in Detroit. Teixeira, Beltran may be in starting lineup Monday The Yankees could have Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira back in the starting lineup on Monday, when they open a three-game series against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Beltran goes deep for 2,500th career hit Carlos Beltran homered for his 2,500th career hit in Saturday's 9-5 loss to the Rays, joining Roberto Clemente, Ivan Rodriguez and Roberto Alomar as just the fourth Puerto Rican-born player to reach the milestone. Beltran's HR, Yanks' late threats fall short Matt Moore pitched 6 2/3 innings of Tampa Bay's 9-5 win over the Yankees on Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field, allowing three runs. Andujar among top prospect performers Saturday A look at the top performances from top prospects on Saturday. Batting in matte: Yanks' new helmets a hit Change tends to come slowly for the Yankees, especially with a classic on-field look that has remained largely unaltered for decades. So the debut of the team's new matte-finish helmets sparked conversation among the players, who offered positive reviews. Pitch selection is key to Eovaldi's success Nathan Eovaldi can throw as hard as anyone. But it's his secondary pitches, not his electric fastball, that are responsible for his recent success. Tanaka impresses all around in 2-hit gem Masahiro Tanaka scrambled off the mound and darted directly toward the runner between second and third bases, undeterred by Steve Pearce's desperate dekes as he slapped a tag on the Rays' designated hitter, ripping his execution directly from the fundamental playbook. A-Rod's HR leads bats behind Tanaka for win Alex Rodriguez's two-run homer backed a solid start by Masahiro Tanaka to lead the Yankees to a 4-1 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. Shaky Pineda start creates 'tough situation' Once again, too many of Michael Pineda's pitches wandered toward the middle of home plate on Saturday afternoon, and that recurring trend has the Yankees wondering if he really will be able to fix the problem at the Major League level. As Yanks weigh DH options, A-Rod, Beltran homer The Yankees' designated-hitter dilemma seems like it became much less of an issue when Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran both hit the ball out of the ballpark. A-Rod welcomes himself back from DL with HR, bat flip A-Rod welcomes himself back from DL with HR, bat flip Mixing pitches, Sabathia in sustained groove In the literal sense, this was a loss for CC Sabathia and the Yankees, though the big left-hander could be excused if he had difficulty feigning disappointment with seven innings of two-hit ball and no earned runs against the Blue Jays' stacked lineup. CC's gem goes unrewarded in finale vs. Jays Edwin Encarnacion drove in a pair of runs with a third-inning single, which proved to be sufficient for J.A. Happ, whose sterling effort helped lift the Blue Jays to a 3-1 victory over the Yankees on Thursday at Yankee Stadium. A-Rod happy to be back despite hitless return The first results from Alex Rodriguez's return to the designated-hitter slot did not wow anyone, but as the Yankees slugger continues to work on his timing, he is happy to be getting those reps at the big league level. Shreve placed on DL among series of moves The Yankees made a series of roster moves prior to Thursday's game, highlighted by Alex Rodriguez being activated and Chasen Shreve being placed on the disabled list. A-Rod homers in final game at Trenton Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with a mammoth two-run home run against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at ARM & HAMMER Park on Wednesday night in the second game of his rehab stint with Double-A Trenton. Rodriguez is expected to be activated from the disabled list for the Yankees' 4:05 p.m. ET series finale against the Blue Jays on Thursday. Walls close in on Yankees' win streak Russell Martin slugged his first two homers of the season, supporting Marco Estrada's solid effort as the Blue Jays ended the Yankees' six-game win streak with an 8-4 victory on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. Fractured thumb sidelines Yanks prospect Sanchez Gary Sanchez, rated as the Yankees' No. 3 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, has a non-displaced fracture of his right thumb and will be placed on the Minor League disabled list. Season starting to come together for Yankees On May 4, CC Sabathia pitched six innings of scoreless, six-hit ball in a 7-0 win over the Orioles at Baltimore. Five days later, Aroldis Chapman returned from a 30-game domestic abuse suspension. Though unheralded, Yates a sturdy bridge for Yanks Since closer Aroldis Chapman made his season debut on May 9, the Yankees' late-game trio of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Chapman has provided an enormous boost. But the starting staff has struggled to reach the late innings. New York's starters entered Wednesday with only 252 1/3 innings (an average of 5.73 innings per start), ranking 11th in the American League. That's why Kirby Yates has been extra valuable. Eovaldi, Yankees 2-hit Blue Jays, return to . 500 Carlos Beltran and Nathan Eovaldi continued their recent hot streaks, while the Yankees' bullpen was stingy as usual as the Yanks beat the Blue Jays, 6-0, and pulled back to .500 for the first time since April 14. Rotation, Beltran spark Yankees' turnaround With Tuesday night's 6-0 win over the Blue Jays, the Yankees are 22-22, .500 for the first time since April 14, when a loss to these very same Blue Jays knocked them to 4-4. Since that loss, the Yankees fell far, dropping as far as eight games below .500 on May 5. But the Yankees have turned everything around, winning 13 of their past 18 -- including six straight -- with a run differential of plus-15 over that span. Severino to rehab at Tampa; 6-man rotation coming? Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced last Sunday that Luis Severino, who is on the disabled list with a right triceps strain, will be making a rehab start in the Minors this coming Sunday, but he wasn't quite sure where. Legends ready for 70th Yankees Old-Timers' Day Attendees have been announced for the 70th annual Old-Timers Day on June 12 at Yankee Stadium. Headliners for the event, the eighth since the new Stadium opened in 2009, include Hall of Famers Whitey Ford, Rich "Goose" Gossage, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson and Joe Torre. Yanks claim righty Somsen, send him to Triple-A The Yankees claimed right-hander Layne Somsen off waivers from the Reds on Tuesday and optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Steady rotation key to Yankees' winning streak No one has confused this Yankees rotation with some of the more dominant in franchise history, but their stellar performance during a seven-game road trip has produced the team's longest winning streak of the season, allowing the club to return home just a game under .500 at 21-22. Bay breeze: Yanks sweep A's for 5th straight A two-run sixth inning and home runs from Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury propelled the Yankees to a 5-4 win and a sweep of the A's Sunday at the Coliseum. Pettitte, Thurman to represent Yanks at Draft Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club reps for the 2016 MLB Draft on Monday, and as usual it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections. Yanks encouraged as Pineda shows progress The Yankees think that they still have more work to do with Michael Pineda, but pitching coach Larry Rothschild described his performance as "better" on Sunday, and that was good enough for the right-hander to walk out of the Oakland Coliseum with his first win since April 6. Beltran 'huge' in sparking Yanks' hot streak Carlos Beltran's red-hot road trip helped propel the Yankees out of the basement in the American League East, and the slugging switch-hitter believes that this is just the beginning of things to come. Refsnyder revs offense in first start of '16 The Yankees still aren't in a position to promise Rob Refsnyder a significant amount of playing time, but a big hit on Saturday afternoon offered a reminder of why the prospect continues to be so popular among the fan base. Healthy Tanaka regaining his groove Masahiro Tanaka has pitched in hard luck for most of this season, but on one matter there seems to be certainty. For the first time since 2014, when he opened his first season with a 12-1 record in his first 14 starts, the Japanese right-hander appears to be completely healthy. Tanaka, Castro trigger Yanks' 4th straight win Masahiro Tanaka returned to form with seven strong innings and Starlin Castro notched three hits as the Yankees won their fourth straight contest on Saturday, posting a 5-1 victory over the Athletics at the Coliseum. Yanks fan robbed of foul, receives gift Yanks fan robbed of foul, receives gift Torreyes becoming NY's surprise sparkplug The Yankees did not know all that much about Ronald Torreyes this spring, but it didn't take long for the coaching staff to start asking questions about the little guy who kept making loud contact. Sabathia crafts gem for 100th win as Yankee The mid-90s heat is just a memory at this point, no more likely to reappear in CC Sabathia's arsenal than the Core Four is to reassemble and lead the Yankees to another championship. Yet the big lefty is continuing to learn how he can win with an alternate approach. Yanks' big 4th, sharp CC fuel 3rd straight win Carlos Beltran collected three doubles and as many RBIs, helping the Yankees hand Sonny Gray and the A's another loss at the Coliseum on Friday night by an 8-3 decision. 'Done BMC' thrives on back-to-back nights Less than 24 hours after vowing that he would call upon his vaunted relief trio of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman "99 percent of the time" if necessary, Joe Girardi again signaled to the bullpen, calling on "Done BMC" to finish off a Yankees victory. Beltran backs strong effort by Nova, relievers Ivan Nova strung together six efficient innings of one-run ball, and the Yankees' formidable bullpen finished off the A's in a 4-1 series-opening victory Thursday night at the Coliseum, snapping Oakland's four-game win streak. Nova not letting go of another chance to start Ivan Nova believed that an opportunity to return to the rotation would come his way sooner or later, and now that it has arrived, the right-hander seems intent on making sure it never slips away. Nova was excellent again Thursday, allowing a run over six innings in the Yankees' 4-1 victory over the Athletics. Severino's spot may not be waiting for him Luis Severino is expected to resume playing catch this weekend as he recovers from a strained right triceps, though the Yankees have not yet determined if the right-hander's rotation spot will be reserved for him. Girardi quick to call on 'Done BMC' to wrap win If there was ever a test to see if Joe Girardi could resist turning a game over to his power bullpen, this was it. NY Mets Mets activate Flores from DL, option Reynolds The Mets activated Wilmer Flores from the disabled list Sunday and immediately inserted him into the lineup. With David Wright nursing neck inflammation for the second consecutive day, Flores started at third base and batted sixth against the Dodgers. The Mets optioned Matt Reynolds to Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding roster move. Wright taking medicine to help diagnose neck injury David Wright was unavailable for a second consecutive game Sunday against the Dodgers because of an unspecified neck injury. Mets manager Terry Collins said that the third baseman was on a 48-hour anti-inflammatory medicine to help diagnose the injury. Collins hopes Harvey can begin turning season around Though Mets manager Terry Collins seems to still have confidence in him, there's no question that Matt Harvey is on the hot seat for Monday's Memorial Day start against the White Sox at Citi Field. VOTE NOW: Cast this summer's starring roles Help pick who will be in the lineups in San Diego on July 12. Cast your Esurance MLB All-Star Ballot up to 5 times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 times. Mets could use Syndergaard in 'pen Tuesday Mets manager Terry Collins might have a spare arm in the bullpen in the near future: right-hander Noah Syndergaard. Mets think they've pinpointed Harvey's issue The Mets believe they've pinpointed the root of Harvey's issues -- a mechanical flaw that flares up as he pitches deeper into games. What's also clear is that batters are slashing .241/.292/.373 the first time they face Harvey, .301/.326/.518 the second time and .509/.563/.764 the third. So if Harvey corrects the flaw and those trends persist, the Mets may want to investigate his struggles more deeply. Ejection is Thor subject for Mets Seven months later, the ill will of last year's postseason spilled back onto the field. Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was ejected in the third inning of Saturday's 9-1 loss to Los Angeles for throwing behind the back of Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley, who broke Ruben Tejada's leg with a takeout slide in National League Division Series Game 2. 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's Prospect Watch. Hit in 57 games, win $5.6 million Joe DiMaggio amassed a 56-game hitting streak 75 years ago. Top that in Beat the Streak, and $5.6 million is yours. Mets' game of Dodge(r) ball turns Utley After being thrown at earlier in the game, Chase Utley crushed a first-pitch changeup from Logan Verrett for a homer in the sixth to get Los Angeles on the board and followed that with a grand slam in the seventh to power the Dodgers to a 9-1 victory over the Mets at Citi Field on Saturday. SU Athletics Women's Rowing Places 13th at NCAA Championship GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Syracuse University women's rowing team finished 13th overall at the 2016 NCAA Championship on Sunday at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center. Syracuse outperformed its seeding in two of the three races it competed in and held its seed in the first varsity four competition. Three More Advance to NCAA Championships Three more members of the Syracuse track and field team qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, to bring the Orange's total to seven – one shy of last season's program record of eight. USILA Tabs Five as All-Americans Five members of the Syracuse men's lacrosse team earned USILA All-America honors on Saturday, led by Dylan Donahue, who collected first team honors. #4 Orange Downed By #1 Maryland in Final Four No. 4 Syracuse had its 2016 season come to an end in a 19-9 loss to No. 1 Maryland in the national semifinals of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Orange ends the year with a 19-6 record, while the Terrapins improve to 22-0. Three Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals Freddie Crittenden III led all-three Syracuse competitors in the 110-meter hurdles preliminaries onto Saturday's quarterfinal, to highlight day two at the NCAA East Prelims. Tickets for Troops All Orange fans, donors, season-ticket holders and businesses are invited to team up with Syracuse Athletics to make 'Military Appreciation Day' on Saturday, Nov. 12 a truly special event by participating in the 'Cuse for the Troops' ticket program. Four Tickets Punched to Eugene Four student-athletes punched their tickets to Eugene and three more advanced to the quarterfinals in their respective events on Thursday, to highlight day one of the NCAA East Preliminary. Cuse TV: Men's Rowing Preps for IRA Regatta SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The No. 12 Syracuse University men's rowing team is on the waters of Onondaga Lake preparing for next weekend's Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championship Regatta. The IRA Regatta begins on Friday, June 3 in West Windsor, N.J. 'Cuse Completes Season At NCAA Championships Graduate student Anna Shkudun, junior Valeria Salazar and freshman Gabriela Knutson of the Syracuse women's tennis team became the first Orange players since 1996 to compete at the NCAA Individual Championships before losing in the first round of their respective tournament.  Bennie, Hehir and Malone Named to Academic All-District Team Three Syracuse cross country stars were honored for their achievements in the classroom on Thursday, when they were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. NY Giants OL Bobby Hart has opportunity for increased role Second-year offensive lineman Bobby Hart discusses his goals for the 2016 season:For the first time in a long time, the Giants will have the opportunity to return all five starters from their offe... Versatile Will Johnson could play dual role in Giants offense Will Johnson played fullback and tight end during his time with the Steelers:Since Ben McAdoo first arrived as an offensive coordinator in 2014, the Giants have had a lot of moving pieces at both ... Fact or Fiction: Olivier Vernon in the Pro Bowl? The staff debates Big Blue topics as the Giants prepare for the 2016 seasonThe Giant most likely to make his first Pro Bowl is Olivier Vernon. NEWS > Sterling Sherp... Standout players from OTAs names three players that made the biggest impact during Thursday's practice:Everything counts this time of year. NEWS > Sterling Sherpard Blog: First taste of NFL ... Giants Social Buzz: fútbol and green screen fun Another week gone by means it's another week closer to the start of the 2016 NFL season. This past Monday, the Giants opened up organized team activities (OTAs). Big Blue has seven OTAs left be... Eisen's Mailbag: Toughest Division on schedule's Michael Eisen answers your questions. Here is today’s edition of The Mailbag:• Which is the tougher division the Giants will face this year between the AFC North and NFC North? ... 5 things we learned at OTA practice (5/26) highlights five takeaways from Thursday's OTA practice:Before the holiday weekend, the New York Giants held their third practice of organized team activities at the Quest Diagnostics Tr... Giants Position Preview: Defensive Line take a closer look at the depth on the Defensive Line:The New York Giants reported to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center this week for the start of organized team activities. ... Giants counting on Owa to beef up D-Line rotation DE Owa Odighizuwa chats with about his adjustments for his second year and what he hopes to accomplish:Owa Odighizuwa is in good company. NEWS > Sterling Sherpard Bl... Sterling Shepard Blog: First taste of the NFL Throughout the season, Rookie WR Sterling Shepard will check in with and provide an inside look at his journey of making it in the NFL:Wide receiver Sterling Shepard was born to play fo... Buffalo Bills Bills Today: Hughes happy in his new role Jerry Hughes is embracing his new role in the more traditional 3-4 Bills defense this season, which gets back to more of his football roots. Bills strength and conditioning assistant Dan Liburd to guide blind runner through Buffalo Marathon This Sunday, May 29 Bills strength and conditioning assistant Dan Liburd will help guide blind runner Richard Hunter through the Buffalo Marathon's first half. Committed to raising awareness for blind athletes, Hunter will run in the marathon's first visually impaired division. WRs Boykin & Little hope bond with Taylor leads to redemption Wide receivers Jarrett Boykin and Greg Little have both had success in the NFL before. Both are hoping to recapture it in Buffalo with a quarterback that knows them. Tyrod Taylor visits eighth annual 'M&T Bank Touchdown for Teachers' winner Yesterday, Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor visited the classroom of 2016 Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank Touchdown for Teachers grand prize winner Alison Barone of PS 43 Lovejoy Discovery School in Buffalo, NY. Bills Today: Commitment to defense is stronger Entering year two in Rex Ryan's defense, there is a newfound commitment to perform and excel after the men on defense learned a hard lesson in 2015. 'Top 100 Players of 2016': No. 69 LeSean McCoy Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is voted the 69th-best player in the NFL by his peers on "Top 100 Players of 2016." LeSean McCoy the latest Bill to appear on NFL's Top 100 LeSean McCoy joins Richie Incognito and Sammy Watkins on the NFL's Top 100 list after appearing on the countdown on NFL Network Wednesday night. Glenn: "I'm Still Here Trying To Get Better" LT Cordy Glenn talks about inking his new deal, having the whole offensive line back in 2016 and more. Hughes: "I'm 100 Percent Now" DE Jerry Hughes talks about his offseason wrist surgery, the new additions on defense and more. Bills feel Watkins' absence is manageable Sammy Watkins won't be getting reps on the field coming off of foot surgery, but the Bills believe they'll be able to manage his lack of availability prior to the regular season. Keuka College Keuka College Honors 2015-16 Student-Athletes Keuka College Athletics hosted their annual awards ceremony on Thursday night Softball Eliminated from NCAAs on Saturday Keuka College lost to Castleton University 9-1 Keuka College Falls in First Game of NCAA Tournament Keuka lost to hosts SUNY Cortland 7-3 on Friday afternoon Jim Crowley ’93 named Head Coach at Providence College The Keuka College graduate to lead the Friars in Women's Basketball Keuka College to Face SUNY Cortland in NCAA Regionals Keuka College will face the Red Dragons in the opening game on Friday in Cortland Keuka College Softball Wins NEAC Championship Keuka defeated Penn St.-Berks 6-4 on Sunday for their 7th conference championship in school history Keuka College Defeats Penn St.-Berks in Continuation Keuka advances to the NEAC Championship with a 3-2 victory Sunday morning Play Suspended in 8th Inning between PSU-Berks and Keuka College Keuka and Berks are tied 2-2 entering the 8th inning. Play will resume at 9am on Sunday Men's Lacrosse Falls in NEAC Championship Keuka College lost to Morrisville State 16-11 on Saturday Keuka College Tops Wilson College in NEACs The Green and Gold defeated the Phoenix 4-0 on Saturday Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Change is a really good thing for Red Wings' Wimmers The right-handed reliever is most effective when his change-up is fooling hitters          Peek inside a small house This 900-square-foot home in Irondequoit shows people want higher-end amenities. Video by Mary Chao.          Wonder Woman talks about comic con Jill Burress of Henrietta discusses why comic conventions welcome everyone and teach important lessons.          St. John Fisher’s historic softball season ends The Cardinals’ season came to a close one win away from the College World Series championship.          McQuaid, Mendon and Rush-Henrietta powerhouse win titles Something materialized on Saturday that finally stopped the Rush-Henrietta girls track and field team this spring.          Andy Parrino finally has his pro baseball homecoming Brockport native Andy Parrino played for the first time as a pro at Frontier Field Friday          Watson wins at another prestigious meet Rush-Henrietta junior sprinter adds first-place finish in the 400 meters at the Prefontaine Classic.          Pal-Mac's Ben Reeves up for college lacrosse's top honor Ben Reeves, a sophomore at Yale, is one of five finalists for college lacrosse's top award          High school roundup, May 28 Johnny DelForte scored in overtime as Canandaigua knocked off top-seeded Churchville-Chili.          Rhinos earn draw with stoppage time goal Joe Farrell scored twice, including a goal in stoppage time, as Rochester tied Bethlehem, 2-2.          Daily Messenger Victor softball falls short in finals In a showdown between the first and second-seeded teams, the top team in Class AA Softball was decided at Brockport's Clark V. Whited Complex. That team was the Webster Schroeder Warriors, 2-1, bringing to an end the season of Victor Blue Devils.It was a bitter defeat for the Blue Devils, who had taken an early lead and may have won if not for some bad luck and a few mistakes, culminating in a key throw-out of Sydney Powell on second base for a key [...] Lisenbee: Leave wildlife alone It's not only illegal in most cases to touch or possess wildlife, it's not very safe either. For the animal, or you. HS Roundup: Fourth quarter rally, OT goal send CA lacrosse to sectional finals The Canandaigua boys lacrosse team beat Churchville-Chili in overtime in Saturday, which leads off our roundup of local high school sports Chavez: Area athletes providing memorable moments Victor's Erika Tillotson, Canandaigua's Cody Cooper and the Victor boys lacrosse team are what pride is all about. HS baseball: Canandaigua wins Class A 1 title Braves outlast Pittsford Sutherland, 7-6, to win first Section V championship since 1995. HS Roundup: Midlakes, Pal-Mac runners perform well at sectionals The Pal-Mac and Midlakes track teams picked up some sectional titles on Friday, which leads off our roundup of local high school sports Palmyra-Macedon tennis falls short in Class B final The Red Raiders lost to top-seeded Livonia, 3-2, in Thursday's Section V final at Canandaigua Academy. Inaugural Western NY Bike Fest in Victor a cycle celebration The first-ever Rochester-area cycling celebration, slated for Dryer Road Park in Victor, has been created to tantalize every type of cyclist — off-road, road, recumbent, trike, triathlon, adaptive, experienced and new to biking. HS Roundup: Canandaigua uses strong half to get past HFL The Canandaigua boys lacrosse team defeated HFL on Wednesday, which leads off our roundup of local high school sports HS baseball: Canandaigua gears up for run at title The Braves play Pittsford Sutherland for a Section V championship on Thursday at Frontier Field. Finger Lakes Times COLLEGE ROWING: Herons win petite title GOLD RIVER, Calif. — The William Smith rowing team enjoyed a successful season finale at the NCAA Division III rowing championships Saturday. HS BASEBALL: Canandaigua wins section crown NEWARK — The Canandaigua Academy baseball team accomplished something Friday that the program had not achieved in over 20 years — a sectional title. HS GOLF: Area teams compete in sectionals GENESEO — A quartet of Finger Lakes and Wayne County golf teams competed in team sectionals Friday at Livingston Country Club. HS BOYS LACROSSE: Braves rally past Churchville-Chili FAIRPORT — A monumental comeback helped keep the Canandaigua Academy boys lacrosse team’s season alive Saturday. HS GIRLS LACROSSE: Pal-Mac advances to title game VICTOR — The Pal-Mac girls lacrosse team finally got over the hump Friday. HS BASEBALL: North Rose-Wolcott wins first sectional crown NEWARK — Miscues can often mean the difference between winning and losing. HS BOYS LACROSSE: Penn Yan rolls past Gananda WATERLOO — The sun beat down on Waterloo’s Tom Coughlin Stadium Saturday with no real relief in sight except for a few brief moments of a passing wind. HS BOYS TRACK AND FIELD: Clyde-Savannah wins C title LYONS — The Clyde-Savannah boys track and field team won two individual events during Saturday’s Section V Class C championships. HS GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD: Lantrip, Dibble add titles MARION — Whether its been indoor or outdoor track and field, regular season or postseason, Midlakes’ Aubrianna Lantrip and Waterloo’s Mady Dibble have made plenty of headlines. The two seniors are making the best of their final seasons at their… HS SOFTBALL: Geneva falls in state qualifier BROCKPORT — Geneva’s softball season came to an end Saturday in the Class A state play-in game, but the Panthers gave Monroe County power Pittsford Mendon a stiff challenge in the process. Auburn Citizen WNBA Capsules PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 20 of her 28 points after the half to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 93-77 win over the Washington Mystics on Sunday. Taurasi, third-quarter run lead Mercury past Mystics 93-77 PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 20 of her 28 points after the half to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 93-77 win over the Washington Mystics on Sunday. Mexican police mount big hunt for kidnapped soccer player CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Federal and state forces mounted a big search operation Sunday for Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who was abducted in the crime-plagued northern border state of Tamaulipas. Hot-shooting Sky beat Wings 92-87, snap 4-game skid ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cappie Pondexter scored 18 points to lead six Chicago players in double figures as the Sky beat the Dallas Wings 92-87 on Sunday to end a four-game skid. Long road to Cup Final ends for rebuilt Sharks and Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins' Chris Kunitz, left, Evgeni Malkin (71) and Sidney Crosby (87) wait to run a drill during hockey practice at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Sunday May 29, 2016. The Penguins are preparing for Game 1 of the… Long road to Cup Final ends for rebuilt Sharks and Penguins San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton talks to reporters during Stanley Cup Finals media day in Pittsburgh, Sunday May 29, 2016. The Sharks face off in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, May 30,… Long road to Cup Final ends for rebuilt Sharks and Penguins San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer, right, runs a hockey practice at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Sunday May 29, 2016. The Sharks are preparing for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins on… Long road to Cup Final ends for rebuilt Sharks and Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray takes a break during hockey practice at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Sunday May 29, 2016. The Penguins are preparing for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the San Jose Sharks on… Long road to Cup Final ends for rebuilt Sharks and Penguins San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns (88), and Patrick Marleau, right, participate in a hockey practice at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Sunday May 29, 2016. The Sharks are preparing for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the… Long road to Cup Final ends for rebuilt Sharks and Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan explains a drill during hockey practice at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Sunday May 29, 2016. The Penguins are preparing for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the San Jose Sharks… Finger Lakes Daily News 2016-05-30T02:59:34Z