The William Smith College field hockey team enters the middle portion of its season as the 12th-ranked team in the country according to the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III Coaches Poll released this afternoon. The Herons, who are 6-2, will travel to Cortland, N.Y., tomorrow before hosting Vassar on Saturday afternoon on McCooey Field.
Hobart College senior Sean Cunningham was named the Liberty League Football Special Teams Performer of the Week by the conference office this afternoon. Juniors Brandon Shed and Tom D'Antonio earned a spot on the league's weekly honor roll.
William Smith College junior Hannah Wood was named the Liberty League's Field HockeyOffensive Performer of the Week by the conference office this afternoon. This is the second time this season that Wood has received the award.
Two members of the Hobart College soccer team were honored by the Liberty League this week. First-year Nate Cary was tabbed the Offensive Performer of the Week, and sophomore goalie Alec Kaminer was named the Defensive Performer of the Week.
The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team finished in first place out of 15 teams at the North Fall Qualifier on Seneca Lake his past weekend. The Colleges also competed in the MAISA Laser Elimination Regatta and the Faye Bennet Trophy in Annapolis, Md.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the evening that the Yankees' playoff hopes met their end, CC Sabathia completed his season on a strong note, striking out eight over 7 1/3 efficient frames in a 5-1 victory to complete a three-game sweep of the Red Sox on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees recognized that their chances of reaching the postseason had faded, most recently following a four-game sweep at Fenway Park and then certainly when they lost three of four games to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre this past weekend.
The Yankees granted CC Sabathia's request to head back to the mound for one more out as the eighth inning began on Thursday, and once he returned to the dugout with his season's workload complete, pitching coach Larry Rothschild was waiting with a morsel of good news.
The Orioles' win in Toronto on Thursday night officially eliminated the Yankees (and Astros) from postseason contention, but there will still be plenty on the line for Baltimore in the Bronx in the final weekend of the regular season.
Voting is underway through Nov. 11 at MLB.com/awards to help decide who wins Best Rookie regardless of league affiliation, and all five of your candidates are currently playing key roles in pennant races: Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer, Indians center fielder Tyler Naquin, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Nationals center fielder Trea Turner.
There are no second thoughts for Mark Teixeira as he rides out the final regular-season homestand of his career. When the Yankees' season ends after Sunday's game No. 162, he will be at peace, knowing that the aches have become too much to manage for another year.
Masahiro Tanaka completed a bullpen session on Thursday without incident and said that he "absolutely" would be ready to make one final start this regular season, tentatively lined up for Saturday against the Orioles.
The Yankees put the heat of their long-standing rivalry with the Red Sox aside for a few minutes on Thursday night with a thoughtful ceremony to honor David Ortiz, who was playing his 117th and final game in the Bronx.
Mark Teixeira was the one mobbed by his teammates at home plate, hitting a walk-off grand slam off Joe Kelly in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Yankees to a 5-3 victory, but the Red Sox still clinched the American League East title on Wednesday evening at Yankee Stadium.
The ball rocketed through the mist toward right field, and as Mark Teixeira tracked its flight, he spread his arms wide to embrace a memory that he will savor for the rest of his life. If this turns out to be his last trip around the bases, a walk-off grand slam to beat the Red Sox will do just fine.
Some of the most recognizable names in Yankees history took their positions in the middle of the diamond, but for all of that talent, Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorius have accomplished something that the likes of Derek Jeter, Willie Randolph, Tony Lazzeri and Phil Rizzuto never did.
Tyler Austin's late home run delayed a potential Red Sox celebration while keeping his club alive in the playoff chase for at least one more evening, as the rookie's two-run shot lifted the Yankees to a 6-4 victory on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
Gary Sanchez's remarkable march through the history books continued in the Yankees' 6-4 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday, as the rookie launched his 20th home run in his 51st career game to equal an 86-year-old Major League record.
Gary Sanchez aside, it hasn't been easy going for the other Baby Bombers since their August debuts, but in the Yankees' series opener against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, Tyler Austin came through.
In a game marred by two early benches-clearing incidents, the Yankees scored five runs in the ninth inning -- three coming on homers by Mark Teixeira and Aaron Hicks -- and defeated the Blue Jays, 7-5, on Monday night at Rogers Centre to win the finale of the four-game series.
The Blue Jays bolstered their own pursuit of a postseason spot, while dealing the Yankees another blow in their hunt for an American League Wild Card berth, in a walk-off 4-3 win on Sunday at Rogers Centre.
Yogi Berra was as beloved in Montclair, N.J., as he was in the Bronx. Berra and his wife, Carmen Berra, moved their family to the hilly suburb in 1959, eight World Series titles and three Most Valuable Player Awards already under his belt. Berra spent nearly the next six decades there, raising his family, mentoring kids at summer camp and greeting trick-or-treaters at the door on Halloween.
With the Yankees looking to improve their standing in the American League Wild Card race, CC Sabathia gave his club everything it could ask for, and more, throwing seven sparkling innings of four-hit shutout ball to keep a sold-out Rogers Centre crowd as quiet as possible in the Yankees' 3-0 loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.
The Blue Jays widened their lead for the top spot in the American League Wild Card race as Jose Bautista's three-run home run in the eighth inning broke a scoreles tie in Toronto's 3-0 win over the Yankees on Saturday at Rogers Centre.
Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter returned to the field at the Al Oerter Recreation Center in Queens on Saturday morning to the utter delight of 100 children from all five boroughs of New York.
The Yankees have been one of the Cinderella stories in the season's second half, but a costly September slide has been headlined by a scuffling offense, which struggled again on Friday evening at Rogers Centre.
After Francisco Liriano's six shutout innings preserved a narrow lead, the Blue Jays' previously struggling offense erupted for four runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth en route to a 9-0 win over the Yankees on Friday night at Rogers Centre.
The Yanks had a few laughs as newcomers like Gary Sanchez, Tyler Austin and Luis Cessa curiously eyed the onesies they would be wearing through Canadian customs. Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Rays removed some of the fun, but a loose attitude can only help in the face of what manager Joe Girardi called "the biggest series of the year."
Blake Snell hurled five effective innings and Corey Dickerson homered, helping the Rays put another dent in the Yankees' postseason hopes with a 2-0 victory on Thursday night at Tropicana Field. Brad Miller drove in the game's first run to help Tampa Bay take the finale of this three-game series with New York, which opened the day 2 1/2 games back -- with four teams to jump -- in the chase for the second American League Wild Card spot.
Gary Sanchez continued a sensational and historic start to his Major League career on Wednesday, homering twice and driving in five runs to lead the Yankees to an 11-5 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field.
Regardless of how the Mets handle Noah Syndergaard and Bartolo Colon -- and there's plenty of potential shuffling still to come -- they will proceed into October with two unheralded rookies in their rotation. It's not an ideal scenario. But considering how well Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman have pitched, it's no longer something the Mets fear.
A low-average, high-power player for most of his career, Curtis Granderson has pushed that skill set to an extreme this year, batting .233 with 30 homers in 147 games. But the Mets will take it, particularly considering Granderson's recent hot streak at the plate. Granderson's growing footprint also cannot hurt his chase for the individual accolade he covets most: the Roberto Clemente Award, Major League Baseball's highest off-field honor.
Days shy of October, Mets manager Terry Collins' head is swimming with the possibilities of postseason play. There are tiebreakers to consider, play-in games and National League Wild Card scenarios running every which way. There are thoughts of pitchers on short and extra rest, tune-up starts and must-win games. There are planes, trains and buses, ready to whisk the Mets in umpteen different directions.
Asdrubal Cabrera has been an unlikely driving force behind the Mets' offense, and it's not an accident. Much like Daniel Murphy before him, Cabrera has made real changes to his stance that have allowed him to reach his true potential.
For all the numbers of notoriety in the increasingly data-driven sport of baseball, the one still paramount in the 162-game schedule is winning percentage. But what happens when even that supreme stat can't decide things?
Whenever Jeurys Familia notches a new saves milestone, Mets manager Terry Collins likes to tell the story of his ascension to the closer's role. Collins tells the tale as if it happened decades ago. In reality, it has been 17 months.
Because they happened to be in Miami the day after Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident, the Mets became intertwined with much of the week's sadness. They were the opponents for the Marlins' first game after Fernandez's death, taking part in a pregame ceremony and watching Dee Gordon's emotional home run.
Two-time Super Bowl champion coach and 1968 Syracuse University graduate Tom Coughlin will accompany the Orange captains to midfield Saturday for the opening coin toss when Syracuse squares off against Notre Dame in the 2016 New York's College Classic at MetLife Stadium.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – With two games under their belt, the Orange volleyball team heads to Florida to continue ACC play at No. 15 Florida State and Miami. Syracuse meets the Seminoles first in a 7 p.m. Friday night game at Tully Gymnasium in Tallahassee, and then travels to Coral Gables for a 1 p.m. match against the Hurricanes at the James L. Knight Sports Complex on Sunday afternoon.
Orange Nation is invited to celebrate the start of the Syracuse Basketball season at Preferred Mutual Orange Madness 2016 on Friday, October 21 at the Carrier Dome. The event will feature an introduction to the 2016-17 men's and women's basketball teams, a celebration of the historic 2016 Final Four runs made by each team, intra-squad scrimmages, and selfie-stations with student-athletes and coaches following the basketball action. ESPN college basketball analyst Seth Greenberg and Voice of the Orange Matt Park will host the event.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse junior linebacker Zaire Franklin is joined by a different member of the Orange football team in the Cuse TV weekly feature, Z60. In the second episode, Franklin's guest is sophomore defensive back Kielan Whitner.
Senior tight end Cameron MacPherson was named a semifinalist for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy, the National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Football Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The trophy is annually presented to the top football scholar-athlete in the country.
Syracuse dropped one spot to No. 3 in this week's men's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll. The Orange had their eight-match winning streak to start the season snapped at Notre Dame last weekend. The Fighting Irish moved up one spot to No. 2.
A field of nine 2-year-old New York-breds are set to face off in the 54th renewal of the $219,613 New York Breeders’ Futurity at 1:10 p.m. Oct. 1 at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack, 5857 state Route 96, Farmington.The richest stake of the season is slated as the seventh race of the eight-race card.Pat On the Back and Macho Miah are both entered in the six furlong dash. The two rivals were recently involved in a memorable battle to the wire in the $121,000 Aspirant [...]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched seven uneven innings for his 18th win and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Thursday night, setting up a wild race to the finish for the NL wild card.
SEATTLE (AP) — Struggling Mike Zunino delivered the go-ahead home run in the seventh inning and Seattle held on for a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night, keeping the Mariners on the edge of the AL wild…
MONTREAL (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has released its 2017 list of prohibited substances for athletes, adding a drug used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and eating disorders to its catalog of banned stimulants.
ATLANTA (AP) — For a while Thursday night it looked like Philadelphia finally found some pitching. Then closer Jeanmar Gomez entered the game and the Phillies lost again, 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz has completed his retirement tour around the major leagues, collecting farewell tributes from the opponents who watched him dismantle yet another late-inning lead (or dugout telephone ).
Canada's Brad Marchand celebrates his goal against Europe during the third period of Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey finals, in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Canada forward Brad Marchand (63) celebrates with teammates Sidney Crosby (87) and Logan Couture (39) after scoring against Europe during the third period of Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey finals, in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.…
Canada's Sidney Crosby hoists the trophy after Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey finals, in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Canada defeated Europe 2-1 and took the championship 2-0. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Canada's Brad Marchand (63) celebrates his goal against Europe during the third period of Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey finals, in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Canada won the game 2-1 and took the title. (Frank…
Canada's Sidney Crosby (87) hoists the trophy in front of teammates following Canada's 2-1 victory over Europe in Game 2 of the final to win the World Cup of Hockey, in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian…
Canada's Brad Marchand (63) celebrates with teammate Carey Price (31) after Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey finals, in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Canada defeated Europe 2-1 in the game and took the championship. (Nathan Denette/The…
Europe goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a save on Canada's Sidney Crosby (87) during the third period of Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey finals, in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)