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.
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.
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.
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.
Hobart College rising senior Robert McNamara and rising junior August Wherry took first place at the U23 Trials as a lightweight pair on Lake Mercer in Princeton, N.J., this morning, earning a spot on the United States U23 National Team. The pair will race at the U23 World Championships in Varese, Italy, July 23-27.
Former William Smith College rower Libby Hughes '14 competed for the first time as a post-graduate rower today. Stroking the Vesper Boat Club's U23 Lightweight 4x, Hughes and her teammates finished second out of four, behind California Boat Club in the World Championship trials on Mercer Lake in Princeton, N.J.
Just one week after the William Smith College varsity eight competed in the NCAA Division III Rowing Championships, Libby Hughes '14 departed for Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia to continue to pursue her dreams of representing the United States on the World Stage. On Tuesday, June 24, Hughes will compete in the Under 23 World Championship Trials on Mercer Lake in Princeton, N.J.
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.
Raudy Read continued to rake, launching a three-run home run to get the Doubledays back in it, but a series of early errors came back to cost Auburn, as Hudson Valley took the series with a 7-6 victory at Falcon Park.
Raudy Read launched a two-run home run in the top of the first, and Tyler Mapes made a brilliant catch from his backside in the bottom of the ninth as the Doubledays beat the Ironbirds 5-3 on Sunday night in Aberdeen.
Two veteran pitchers will take the mound at Yankee Stadium on Thursday afternoon to finish up a four-game series between the Yankees and Rangers. But that mound will be relatively new for both of them.
The Yankees placed infielder-outfielder Kelly Johnson on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a Grade 1 strain of his left groin. He sustained the injury while running out a 10th-inning ground ball in the Yankees' victory over the Rangers on Tuesday. With the Yankees in need of pitching help after Tuesday's extra-inning affair, right-hander Chris Leroux had his contract selected from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
In the ninth inning of Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Derek Jeter ripped a one-out double down the left-field line off lefty Neal Cotts, passing Lou Gehrig to take over the Yankees' all-time doubles lead with No. 535.
Chase Headley will almost certainly be an offensive upgrade for the Yankees, who acquired the third baseman in a trade with the Padres on Tuesday, but he could also be a huge addition to the team's defense. The Yankees ranked near the bottom of the American League in defensive efficiency ratio at the time of the trade and made five errors in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
Leading off the bottom of the second inning of Tuesday night's 2-1, 14-inning win over the Rangers at at Yankee Stadium, Yankees slugger Brian McCann lifted a 1-1 fastball from Nick Martinez to right-center field that saw Leonys Martin make an acrobatic, juggling catch just in front of the wall.
The Yankees now have Brandon McCarthy and Chase Headley as tangible proof of general manager Brian Cashman's many hours of July negotiating, but with the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaching, they would like to cross the finish line on more deals.
For the second time in as many years, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association named Brett Gardner the Yankees' Heart and Hustle Award winner. The award, given to one member from each team, honors active players who demonstrate a passion for baseball and "best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game." The only award voted on by former players, it has been given annually since 2005.
Good trades benefit both teams. A trade should not be judged on a "winner" or "loser" basis. If a trade benefits the clubs involved, it's a good deal. That's my impression of the transaction that sent veteran third baseman Chase Headley from the Padres to the Yankees for prospect Rafael De Paula and infielder Yangervis Solarte. Everybody wins: the clubs and the players.
Once the face of the Padres, Chase Headley was sent to the Yankees for much smaller return than he once could have landed for the Friars. And while the Yankees hope his offensive levels return to its prior form, his glove will play at New York's hot corner.
Residing within striking distance in the American League East, the Yankees sent a clear message on Tuesday that they intend to push for the postseason, completing a trade with the Padres for third baseman Chase Headley.
The Yankees committed five errors in Monday's series opener against the Rangers, and although none of its runs was unearned, Texas manufactured a 4-2 victory. A three-run Rangers rally with two outs in the sixth inning did in the Yankees.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to miss at least three or four days because of a mild strain to his lower left lat. Teixeira revealed on Monday that he started feeling spams up and down his back during the Yankees' series in Oakland from June 13-15, and he has received various treatments since.
Carlos Beltran could start a throwing program soon as he tries to work his way back to playing the outfield, a return Joe Girardi would welcome, as it would allow him to give some regulars partial rest with a turn at DH.
Acquired in a trade earlier this month, Brandon McCarthy rang up nine strikeouts over six strong innings to earn his first victory for the Yankees. Carlos Beltran homered and Brett Gardner collected three RBIs as the Yanks defeated the Reds, 7-1, on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
CC Sabathia is disappointed to know for sure that his season is over, but the Yankees left-hander said on Saturday that he is relieved to be avoiding microfracture surgery, which could have put his career in jeopardy.
The Yankees reached agreements with each of their top 15 choices from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, including their top selection, left-hander Jacob Lindgren, and signed 26 of their 39 Draft choices overall. The team did not reach an agreement with right-hander Mariano Rivera Jr., a 29th-round Draft pick and the son of the former Yankees closer.
Friday night was closer to what the Yankees had envisioned after spending big money in free agency this past offseason trying to improve their lineup. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a tiebreaking two-run home run, and Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann each collected an RBI to lead the Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Reds in front of 47,372 fans at Yankee Stadium.
CC Sabathia's season is over. The Yankees left-hander has been scheduled to have arthroscopic debridement surgery on his right knee, in the hopes of correcting an issue that limited the workhorse to just eight starts this year.
The baseball scuff on Ruben Tejada's batting helmet offered a tangible reminder of how lucky he was. In a frightening moment during Wednesday's 3-2 Mets win over the Mariners, Tejada crumpled to the ground after a 94-mph Taijuan Walker fastball struck him in the helmet.
It is perhaps little coincidence that while Mets first baseman Lucas Duda enjoys a breakout year, Ruben Tejada is somewhat unexpectedly holding down the starting job at shortstop. Both took part in the Mets' independently-run fitness camp this winter in Michigan.
Bartolo Colon has defied the odds in his late-career renaissance, and right now the Mets are reaping the spoils. Taking a perfect game into the seventh inning Wednesday at Safeco Field, Colon settled for 7 1/3 strong innings in a 3-2 win over the Mariners with the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline -- and all its implications -- looming over him.
Jacob deGrom, who is approaching an innings load that may cause the Mets to start tapering off the rookie righty's use, delivered yet another solid outing in a 3-1 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night.
Mets manager Terry Collins has struggled to find playing time for all six natural outfielders on his roster this month, but on Tuesday he struggled simply to cobble together an outfield full of healthy bodies as Curtis Granderson was out due to illness and Chris Young continued to battle cramping in his left calf.
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.
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.
Not only can fans guarantee their seat when the Orange take on the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles at the Carrier Dome, but they also can earn purchase priority over the general public for this season's Duke basketball game with the purchase of a Three Game Pack.
Gary Gait, the most decorated player in lacrosse history, added another gold medal to his trophy collection when he helped Team Canada win the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship. Gait served as an assistant coach for the squad, which defeated the United States, 8-5, in the final.
On Monday, July 21, the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas came to a close with the Sacramento Kings topping the Houston Rockets, 77-68. The league expanded over the course of 11 days and included five products of the Syracuse basketball program.
Robert Nabke brings seven years of experience to the Syracuse University Athletics Department to his role as assistant director of student-athlete development. He began his career in academics as a graduate assistant for Marquette in their Athletic Academic Services Department in 2007.
The Jets have made their way to Cortland for another training camp, and just like every year, there is a quarterback controversy. For the first time though, it doesn't include Mark Sanchez, who was released by the team earlier this year.