More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News More Finger Lakes Sports 2016-02-10T02:53:08Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Statesmen ranked No. 5 in both national polls The Hobart College hockey team is ranked No. 5 in both the poll and the poll this week. The Statesmen are now 17-3-2 overall and currently sit in first place in the ECAC West with a 10-2-0 record. Lucas named Liberty League Rookie of the Week Hobart first-year guard Jamal Lucas was named the Liberty League Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week by the conference office today. He averaged a team-high 23.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.5 spg, 2.0 apg, and 1.5 bpg in a pair of league games over the weekend. Herons to host NGWSD Feb. 13 The William Smith Athletics Department will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 13. It's the 11th consecutive year that the Heron Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has organized a day of celebration on campus. Hobart splits matches at Liberty League Championships The Hobart College squash team posted a 2-2 overall record this weekend at the 2016 Liberty League Championships hosted by St. Lawrence University. The Statesmen posted identical 9-0 victories over Bard and Vassar on Sunday for their two weekend victories. William Smith edged by Oswego in overtime For the second straight day 60 minutes was not enough to settle things between William Smith and Oswego. The Lakers came away with a 2-1 victory in a tightly contested ECAC West game at The Cooler this afternoon.  Herons fall to No. 8 Cornell The William Smith College squash team fell 9-0 this afternoon at Cornell. The Herons are now 15-6 overall, while the Big Red improves to 8-5. Herons rally past Oswego 5-4 in OT The William Smith College ice hockey team rallied for a 5-4 overtime victory over ECAC West foe Oswego State at the Marano Campus Center Arena this afternoon. Five different players scored goals for the Herons as they extended their win streak to four games. #3/4 Statesmen cruise to 7-1 victory at Neumann The Hobart College hockey team jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and went on to take down Neumann 7-1 in an ECAC West game in Aston, Pa., this afternoon. The Statesmen improve to 17-3-2 overall and 10-2-0 in conference play. Lucas nets career-high 25 at Bard First-year Jamal Lucas scored a season-high 25 points but Hobart suffered a second half slump in a 74-64 loss at Bard this afternoon. Fast start keeps Herons perfect against Raptors The William Smith basketball team jumped out to a 15-0 lead on the way to a 61-39 win over Bard, improving to 10-0 all-time against the Raptors. Auburn Doubledays Game worn jerseys up for bid Batting practice jerseys worn by Doubledays players from 2012-2015 are now up for bid! Check out auctions for jerseys worn by players like Mariano Rivera III, Lucas Giolito, Erick Fedde, and Anthony Rendon. 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. Garage Sale to be held on Sept. 19 The Auburn Doubledays will host a garage sale at Falcon Park on Saturday, September 19 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The garage sale will include game-used items as well as special pricing on Doubledays merchandise. Fans may set up a table at the garage sale in exchange for a $25 donation. NY Yankees Rehabbing Tanaka throws off mound Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow in October, threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since the procedure, Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild told The Associated Press. Who will grab open roster spots at camp? The Yankees remain the only team not to have signed a Major League free agent this winter, with general manager Brian Cashman explaining that the trade market proved more attractive to address their needs. Yet it is possible that they could use a Minor League free agent to round out their final roster spots. Betances does offseason work in DR Yankees All-Star reliever Dellin Betances spends his offseason in the Dominican Republic, training with a well-known pitching guru. Yankees on Demand features exclusive content with your favorite players and franchise. McCann gushes over 'pen trio at Munson Awards Brian McCann can't stop thinking about the possibilities. Dellin Betances in the seventh inning, Andrew Miller in the eighth and Aroldis Chapman in the ninth. "Yeah, I mean I think the options are endless," McCann, the Yankees' catcher, said Tuesday night before joining honorees at the 36th annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner. Yankees counting on return to form for several In the first installment of our Spring Training preview package, "On the Rebound," will take a look at the Yankees players who are coming into camp eyeing bounce-back campaigns for one reason or another. Which Yankees player would look best with a beard? Which Yankees player would look best with a beard? Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades Stay on top of all the Yankees' offseason wheelings and dealings with the Hot Stove Tracker, which will keep you up to date on the latest free-agent signings and player trades. 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. 2016 Fantasy Player Preview From baseball's brightest stars to the final man on the Yankees' bench, all the information you need to know is one click away. Cubs and Yankees sparred with Twitter GIFs Cubs and Yankees sparred with Twitter GIFs Top prospects among Yanks' 25 non-roster invitees The Yankees announced on Friday that they have invited 25 players to Major League Spring Training, including outfielder Aaron Judge, infielder Jorge Mateo and right-hander James Kaprielian, who have been rated as the organization's top three prospects by MLB Pipeline. Miller all for Chapman closing if it helps Yanks When Aroldis Chapman puts on his Yankees uniform and steps on a bullpen mound for the first time, Andrew Miller plans to be close by. He wants to see -- and hear -- how that fastball hits the catcher's glove. Hughes looks back at signing DeShields, Elway in Q&A As one of the higher-profile scouts in baseball, Gary Hughes became known over the years for his willingness to take a chance on multi-sport stars. Bird updates status from hospital bed Greg Bird's year ended before it even had a chance to begin, but the Yankees first baseman's social media game seems to be in midseason form. Bird posted a photo to Instagram and Twitter from his bed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Wednesday, smiling and offering a thumbs-up shortly after having a season-ending procedure to repair his right labrum. Around the Horn: Outfield and DH With the start of Spring Training almost here, anticipation is building for the 2016 season. is going around the horn to break down each area of the Yankees' roster, continuing with the outfield and DH spots. Bird to miss entire season due to shoulder injury Yankees first baseman Greg Bird, who belted 11 homers in his first taste of big league action last year, will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a right shoulder labrum tear and is expected to miss the entire 2016 season. Cashman wishes for redo with Lowell The deal was announced 17 years ago this week, as general manager Brian Cashman hoped to improve the Yankees' pitching depth by importing three well-regarded prospects from the Marlins. Yankees DFA Lane Adams to add Ronald Torreyes again Yankees DFA Lane Adams to add Ronald Torreyes again Inbox: Will Severino have innings limit? With Luis Severino heading into his first full season, has there been any talk of limits on innings or skipping starts in order to not overuse him? Yankees beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers that question and more in the latest edition of his Inbox. Yankees boast prospect trio on Top 100 list Jorge Mateo, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez are three of the most exciting names rising through the Yankees' farm system, and they are among the game's Top 100 Prospects entering the 2016 season, as rated by MLB Pipeline. Yankees claim Torreyes off waivers An offseason roller coaster continued on Monday for Ronald Torreyes, as the Yankees claimed the infielder off waivers from the Angels. To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Lane Adams was designated for assignment. Yankees, Nova agree on one-year deal The Yankees and right-hander Ivan Nova avoided arbitration on Thursday, settling on a one-year contract. A source told the deal is for $4.1 million with performance bonuses. Photo of the day: A-Rod does Flashback Friday Photo of the day: A-Rod does Flashback Friday Yanks' best options for replacing Bird Now that the Yankees have lost Greg Bird, their backup at first base and DH, it's worth wondering what they'll do to replace him -- if anything. A-Rod discusses chasing Ruth on HR list Alex Rodriguez exceeded the Yankees' expectations by belting 33 home runs in his return to the diamond last year, and that has the slugger taking aim at Babe Ruth's most recognizable number as he prepares for the 2016 season. Judge makes MLB Pipeline's Top 10 OF Prospects list For the third, and likely the last, time, this Top 10 -- the final by position ranking unveiled prior to the Top 100 prospects list -- is headed by the Twins' Byron Buxton. He's followed by the Rangers' Lewis Brinson and Nomar Mazara. Around the Horn: Middle infield The Yankees' double-play combination has been a work in progress since the final night Robinson Cano peeled off his pinstripes. After a shaky opening act in the field and on the bases, Didi Gregorius found his groove and made the shortstop position his own. The Yankees pulled the trigger on a deal with the Cubs in December, acquiring two-time All-Star Starlin Castro and giving the organization what they believe can be a winning tandem up the middle for years to come. Yanks, catcher Corporan agree to Minors pact The Yankees moved to supplement their catching depth on Wednesday, agreeing to a Minor League contract with veteran backstop Carlos Corporan. Former Yankee 'No Neck' Williams dies at 72 Walt Williams, a stocky outfielder and utilityman who played in 10 Major League seasons, including six with the White Sox, died Saturday in his hometown of Brownwood, Tex. He was 72. To Phil Hughes, Alex Rodriguez is #BaeRod To Phil Hughes, Alex Rodriguez is #BaeRod Castro provides flexibility for batting order Starlin Castro has spent the majority of his career residing in the top half of the batting order,sometimes out of necessity. He recalls entire seasons where it felt like if he and Anthony Rizzo didn't hit, his Cubs wouldn't win. With the Yankees, that does not project to be an issue. NY Mets Mets look for Wright, Wheeler to rebound in '16 Every team must overcome injuries every season. But a return to health for two or three players would go a long way toward ensuring the Mets remain competitive regardless of what happens around them. Familia has special bond with Bastardo Camaraderie may never have been in short supply last season for the Mets, but it never hurts to have a little more. To that end, one of the team's newest acquisitions, Antonio Bastardo, has baseball roots intersecting with those of closer Jeurys Familia. Around the Horn: Outfield With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Port St. Lucie, Fla., by Feb. 17, it's time to dissect the Mets' 2016 roster. This is the third of a six-part Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at projected starters and backups heading into the season. Next up: outfielders. 2016 Fantasy Player Preview From baseball's brightest stars to the final man on the Mets' bench, all the information you need to know is one click away. Beyonce to perform at Citi Field on June 7 Beyonce is headed to Citi Field. Just moments after performing in the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, Beyonce announced a new world tour in a television ad spot. Mets sign Bernadina to Minor League deal The Mets signed veteran outfielder Roger Bernadina to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training on Monday. Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades Stay on top of all the Mets' offseason wheelings and dealings with the Hot Stove Tracker, which will keep you up to date on the latest free-agent signings and player trades. 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. Mets to hold open house at Citi Field on Feb. 15 To celebrate their equipment truck departing for Spring Training, the Mets will hold an open house at Citi Field on Feb. 15. Around the Horn: Catcher With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Port St. Lucie, Fla., by Feb. 17, it's time to dissect the Mets' 2016 roster. This is the second of a six-part Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at projected starters and backups heading into the season. Next up: Catchers. SU Athletics Women's Basketball Ranks #22 in the Nation Following victories against Clemson and Georgia Tech, the Syracuse University women's basketball team ranks No. 22 in the country in the latest release of the USA Today Coaches Poll. It marks the highest the Orange have been ranked in the coaches' rankings this season. Alseth, Robinson Named to All-ACC Academic Team Junior Oyvind Alseth and freshman Miles Robinson have been named to the All-ACC Academic Men's Soccer Team, as announced by Commissioner John Swofford on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Five Named to ACC All-Academic Team Following a historic season on the field, five members of the Syracuse field hockey team continued to be honored off the field on Monday, when they were named to the ACC All-Academic Team. Mullins, Salazar Named Scholar-Athletes of the Week Graduate student Brandon Mullins of the men's lacrosse team and junior Valeria Salazar of the women's tennis team are this week's Orange Scholar-Athletes of the Week. Serratore, Ebangwese Named to ACC All-Academic Team GREENSBORO, N.C. - Syracuse volleyball student-athletes Nicolette Serratore and Santita Ebangwese were named to the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Volleyball Team announced on Monday. Serratore, a redshirt senior, earned her degree in chemical engineering, while freshman Ebangwese is currently undeclared. The nod marks Serratore's second conference academic honor and Ebangwese's first honor. 12 Games Set to Air Live in 2016 Fans interested in watching the Orange's 100th year of men's lacrosse will have plenty of opportunities to do so as 12 of Syracuse's 13 games are currently selected to be broadcast by various networks. Orange Set Spring, Summer Camp Dates Head men's soccer coach Ian McIntyre recently announced his camp dates for the spring and summer. Analysis: Junior Duo Guides Orange Prior to the start of its contest against Georgia Tech on Feb. 7, the Syracuse University women's basketball program recognized senior guard Brianna Butler and redshirt junior guard Brittney Sykes for milestones in their collegiate careers. Butler and Sykes made significant contributions against the Yellow Jackets, but ultimately it was the play of juniors Briana Day and Alexis Peterson that propelled the Orange to a 71-52 win. Strong Defense Leads to 71-52 Win Trailing 30-24 at halftime, a 3-point field goal in the third quarter from junior guard Alexis Peterson gave the No. 23 Syracuse University women's basketball team the lead for good in a 71-52 victory against Georgia Tech in the Carrier Dome on Sunday afternoon. Marvin Harrison Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame Former Syracuse wide receiver Marvin Harrison was selected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 6. NY Giants NFL Films composer Sam Spence leaves lasting impact Iconic composer for NFL Films Sam Spence died this week NFL Combine is right around the corner; view full offseason schedule The 2016 NFL Combine begins February 23 in Indianapolis Top Five Social Media Posts of 2015 ranks the best Social Media posts of the 2015 Season Eli's community impact felt despite not winning Man of the Year Eli Manning was a finalist for the 2016 NFL Man of the Year award, which was won by 49ers WR Anquan Boldin Rashad Jennings surprises Heart of a Giant winner RASHAD JENNINGS SURPRISES HEART OF A GIANT WINNER BY MATT COHEN Thirteen hours after the Giants’ 31-24 Week 14 road win over the Dolphins, Rashad Jennings was in the car on his way to Roosevel... John Mara talks rule changes and concussions John Mara spoke Friday to discuss possible rule changes in 2016 and the latest on concussions in the NFL Victor Cruz talks rehab and impressions of Ben McAdoo Victor Cruz spoke Friday to discuss his calf rehab and new Giants coach Ben McAdoo Fact or Fiction: Super Bowl debate and predictions The staff debates topics heading into Super Bowl 50 50 Facts about Super Bowl 50's Michael Eisen brings you 50 Fact about Super Bowl 50 Archie Manning reflects on sons' championship careers Archie Manning, father of Peyton and Eli, discussed his sons' careers Buffalo Bills Infographic: Buffalo Bills 2016 opponents Find out more about Buffalo's 2016 season opponents such as, head-to-head records, key matchups and connections. Watch: The Best Of The 2015 Season Take a look back at the best on-the-field achievements, moments and plays of the Buffalo Bills' 2015 Season. Ryan brothers should serve as double benefit for Bills Rex Ryan's hiring of twin brother Rob as Assistant head coach/Defense was not met with unanimous approval from those outside the organization. But there is no denying two important benefits that the hiring brings to the organization. Top 3 WRs in 2016 Draft Former scouts Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah reveal their top 3 WRs available in the 2016 draft, and tell you which NFL teams they'd best fit on. Mock Draft Watch 2.0 Defense headlines the second edition of Mock Draft Watch, presented by M&T Bank. Learn more about the top prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft as national media predict where the Bills will go with their first round selection in April. Important Dates in Bills History: Feb. 8, 1960. First Bills season tickets go on sale On this date, 56 years ago, the first Bills issued the sale of the franchise’s first season tickets. Rob and Rex Ryan preview their 2016 season Brothers Rob and Rex Ryan talk bow ties and Buffalo Bills on the "Super Bowl Saturday Night" red carpet. Bills Super Bowl memories While discussing Bills Super Bowl memories, Randy O. Williams joined The John Murphy Show to talk about the criteria he used to assemble a list of the top 50 moments in the history of the Super Bowl for his recently published book. Watch: Ronald Darby's Top Rookie Season Plays Check out the top moments of the season from Buffalo's rookie of the year candidate Ronald Darby. Bills in the Bowl, Bombs in Baghdad Edwin Garris, Buffalo native, shares his memories of Super Bowl XXV from Iraq during the Persian Gulf War. Keuka College Offense Carries Keuka College to Conference Victory Women's Basketball defeated Wilson 72-54 on Sunday Keuka College Tops Wilson 68-50 Men's Basketball gets the win on Senior Day Keuka College Earns Conference Win over Gallaudet Keuka defeated Gallaudet 58-50 in Women's Basketball Men’s Basketball Loses to Gallaudet 79-62 Keuka College lost to the Bison on Saturday Keuka College to Change Athletics Nickname at End of Season Season Outlook: 2016 Men’s Volleyball Men’s Volleyball Falls at Nationally Ranked Nazareth Keuka College lost to #5 Nazareth 3-0 Cooper Lyon Earns Defensive Player of the Week The senior libero was honored by the NEAC on Tuesday Men’s Volleyball Defeats Purchase College Keuka College defeated the Panthers 3-1 Keuka College Falls to Division-Leading Mustangs The Green and Gold lost to Morrisville State 86-65 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle McQuaid continues to climb, tops East Knights top rival 70-56 to win Rochester City Athletic Conference division title          Poll: This is what Monroe County thinks about race relations The Unite Rochester campaign releases the results of its 2015 survey.          Coaches Who Care: Elaine McGurk leads Fairport cheerleaders "Fairport cheerleading would not be the way it is without Coach McGurk."          Bills' LeSean McCoy could face charges in bar brawl RB has hired a defense attorney          Roth: Nothing bubbly about McCoy after latest incident An argument over Champagne lands the Bills running back in trouble.          RIT's Schuler still in playing limbo due to concussion The senior winger from Webster hasn't played for the Tigers since he was hurt on Dec. 5.          Webster Thomas' Joe Vasile wins Section V alpine title Joe Vasile took first in both the slalom and giant slalom to win the Section V title.          Boys results from Feb. 9 Rayshawn Boswell hit the winning basket with 2 seconds left to lift Monroe over Franklin 68-66.          Tuesday’s area college results Sam Sorge’s 24 points leads Nazareth as they hang on for a 82-81 win over Hartwick.          Tuesday’s girls high school roundup Cameron Graupman’s 27 points leads Hilton over Greece Athena 64-56.          Daily Messenger Valenti's, Haggerty's 12 points leads Blue Devils over Schroeder The Victor Blue Devils beat Webster Schroeder on Tuesday night, which leads our area roundup of local high school sports. Sabres fall to Panthers Florida scores 4 goals quickly, then coasts to victory over Buffalo NASCAR: New 'charter' system stabilizes team finances Business model relieves strain on owners and allows more room for long-term focus. Cam Newton defends 'sore loser' label The Panthers QB said he owes no apologies. "Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser," he said. HS roundup: Palmyra-Macedon girls defeat Midlakes Brandy Morrison and Aldyn Savage each post double-doubles for the Red Raiders, which leads off our roundup of Monday's area sports. HS wrestling: Victor, Palmyra-Macedon celebrate wrestling titles The Blue Devils have 3 individual champs in Class AA, Pal-Mac has 4 in BBB and Canandaigua has two in Class AA. Buffalo Bills RB McCoy part of investigation Brawl at nightclub left two off-duty police officers with injuries in Philadelphia. DEC warns anglers about thin ice Recent warm temperatures and rain have further deteriorated ice conditions. Bronco fans celebrate Super Bowl win in Denver streets Some Broncos' fans celebrated Denver's Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers in downtown streets, and police reported some arrests. Scores of fans gathered Sunday night in central Denver for impromptu partying. Outdoors: They're called 'wild' animals for a reason Don't treat wildlife like a pet and expect warm hugs and snuggles in return. Finger Lakes TimesError in feed.Auburn Citizen Auburn boys basketball falls to Corcoran Auburn boys basketball falls to Corcoran Tuesday at Auburn High School. 25 Facts About Quarterback Peyton Manning Leading up to the looming showdown, PointAfter opted to take a step back and look at Manning’s career through the lens of 25 numbers-driven facts. We’ll start with one (the amount of Super Bowl rings he’s won — at least… 25 Facts About Quarterback Cam Newton In the build up to Super Bowl 50, PointAfter decided to take a look at Newton's career so far using 25 numbers-based facts. We'll start with the lowest number and finish up with the highest — the latter might have… Ranking the Top 25 Super Bowl Losers History tends to forget those who finish in second place, but these squads deserve to be remembered for having exceptional seasons. In honor of those runners-up, PointAfter ranked the 25 best Super Bowl-losing teams of all time. Sciria: Syracuse's recent play is sweet for Orange basketball fans A year ago, Syracuse University announced it was banning itself from the ACC and NCAA men's basketball tournaments as a way of avoiding future NCAA sanctions. Ranking All 50 MVPs from the 49 Super Bowls Some games feature more spectacular performances than others. That's why PointAfter made a metric called "MVP points" to measure the contributions of all 50 Super Bowl MVPs from the 49 Super Bowls (one year featured co-MVPs). Local Roundup: Port Byron boys basketball cashes in free throws in win The Port Byron boys basketball team made 24 of 26 free throws in the fourth quarter to pull out a 62-56 win over Pulaski on Friday night. Weedsport Speedway releases schedule Weedsport Speedway has released its schedule for the 2016 season, which includes three Premier Dirt Series races and a Sportsman Shootout Series. Local Roundup: Port Byron boys basketball team powers past Faith Heritage Nick Hobby and Cody Helmer each registered 18 points, as the Port Byron boys basketball team beat Faith Heritage, 55-34, on Thursday. Clymer scores twice as Skaneateles defeats John Jay 2-1 to open Duke Schneider tournament SKANEATELES | A comeback win for the Skaneateles Lakers boys ice hockey team serves as a fitting tribute. Finger Lakes Daily News 2016-02-10T07:53:08Z