Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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.

Hobart College will host a one-day summer prospect camp for high school lacrosse student-athletes graduating in 2016 or 2017 on Friday, Aug. 1.

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 William Smith College tennis team was recently named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team. In addition, rising junior Hannah Webster was tabbed an ITA Scholar-Athlete.

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 Basketball Head Coach Mike Neer announced his retirement today. One of the most successful coaches in NCAA Division III history will call it a career at the end of the month.

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.

Auburn Doubledays

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.
Reynaldo Lopez was spectacular once again, firing six shutout innings and boosting Auburn to a huge 5-3 win over the Jamestown Jammers.
Three Doubledays pitchers gave up three runs apiece, and Auburn dropped its fourth out of five, 10-2 at home to Lowell on Monday night.
The Doubledays scored three times over the final three innings, but left the tying run on base and dropped the second of a three-game set with Lowell, 6-5 on Sunday night at Falcon Park.
Diomedes Eusebio launched a three-run bomb in the bottom of the 8th, and the Doubledays stole a dramatic victory, 5-4 over the Lowell Spinners on Saturday night at Falcon 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.
For the third time this season, the Doubledays gave up a huge rally in the penultimate frame, this time sealing an 8-2 loss to the Hudson Valley Renegades at Falcon Park.
Doubledays star catcher Raudy Read slugged two doubles and knocked in two runs, and the Doubledays blew by the league-best Hudson Valley Renegades 8-2 on Wednesday night 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.
The Doubledays started strong, but a big Ironbirds sixth inning overwhelmed Auburn and snapped a three-game winning streak, 6-1 in front of 4,950 fans on Star Wars night in Aberdeen.

NY Yankees

When the rain started pouring with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night, it came down much more abruptly and faster than anyone anticipated.
It probably wasn't the two games spent scooping throws in a long-ago high school tournament, but for whatever reason, playing a little bit of first base seems to be agreeing with Brian McCann.
CC Sabathia had arthroscopic debridement surgery performed on his right knee on Wednesday, and the left-hander is expected to be ready for next year's Yankees Spring Training.
Michael Pineda is continuing to move along the comeback trail. The right-hander was scheduled to throw a simulated game on Wednesday, a notable step as he attempts to return to a big league mound.
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.
David Phelps hurled five strong innings and Brett Gardner homered as the Yankees defeated the Rangers, 2-1, in a rain-shortened game on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.
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 his first game as a Yankee, Chase Headley connected for a game-winning single in the 14th inning, lifting the Yankees to a 2-1 victory over the Rangers early Wednesday morning at Yankee Stadium.
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.
The Yankees removed Kelly Johnson from right field before the 11th inning of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Rangers due to a groin injury.
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.
A successful challenge by Rangers manager Ron Washington left the Yankees with five errors through seven innings on Monday.
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.
After the bullpen blew a one-run lead in the top of the eighth, the Yankees retaliated with their own late-inning magic and good fortune in a 3-2 walk-off win over the Reds on Sunday afternoon.
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.
When Hiroki Kuroda took the mound for the series finale against the Reds, he did so as the only starter remaining from the Opening Day rotation. Ironically, he's also the oldest, at 39.
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.
Since retiring Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter's farewell tour doesn't include a stop in Cincinnati, the Reds brought some gifts to pay their respects 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.
With the well-known injuries to the starting rotation, Yankees manager Joe Girardi knows that any early deficiencies from his new cast of starters will mean more work for his relievers.
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.

NY Mets

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.
Seattle lost a challenge in the first inning, and the Mets won one in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 Mets win over the Mariners at Safeco Field.
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.
After Jacob deGrom reeled off seven more strong innings in Tuesday's win over the Mariners, Mets manager Terry Collins noted that deGrom has "numbers to match up any rookie in the league."
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.
The Brewers, coming off a key divisional sweep of the Reds, hope to add to their National League Central lead when they play host to the Mets for four games starting Thursday.
Noah Syndergaard, the Mets' top prospect, threw 6 1/3 dominant innings in Triple-A Las Vegas' 4-0 win over Tacoma in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Second baseman Daniel Murphy is the Mets' nominee for the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award, the MLB Players Alumni Association announced on Tuesday.
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.

SU Athletics

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.

Syracuse offensive tackle Sean Hickey has been named to the ACC Preseason Team, the league announced on Wednesday.

SYRACUSE, NY – Syracuse and Loyola (Md.) will meet for the first time on the hardwood when the Greyhounds come to the Carrier Dome for a November 25 matchup.

You saw the press conferences, interviews and photos, now here is your chance to get an inside look at what Syracuse's representatives at ACC Kickoff in Greensboro experienced on Sunday and Monday!

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.

Syracuse Defensive Graduate Assistant Siriki Diabate will get an opportunity to learn from an NFL coaching staff this summer as a recipient of the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship.

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.

NY Giants

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Buffalo Bills

With the Bills in need of a playmaking linebacker, the door is open for third-year pro Nigel Bradham.
Watch as wide receiver Robert Woods makes a nice one-handed catch for a touchdown from EJ Manuel.
Marcell Dareus got on the field for conditioning work on Wednesday morning, Chris Hairston talked about battling for a starting spot, and check out the top plays from practice.
The Bills safety talks about how stability off the field helps him on the field, why being versatile is so important, and how it helps having familiarity with the other defensive backs.
The Bills linebacker talks about the atmosphere on the team, getting Marcell Dareus back, and what he thinks of the defensive line.
The Bills cornerback talks about what he thinks of the offense, what he's looking forward to entering his third season, and matching up with Sammy Watkins during practice.
It's not too late to get your Bills season tickets to be a part of the action in 2014 and get exclusive member benefits.
The Bills got red zone work in and the battle at right guard took a turn on Wednesday.
The Bills head coach meets the media after practice on Wednesday at St. John Fisher College.
He's already made a fair share of plays, but on Wednesday Sammy Watkins did something that took the internet by storm.

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The New York State Sportswriters Association on Wednesday released its 2014 All-State Teams for high school baseball.
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.
As Sammy Watkins continues to impress on the field, Marcell Dareus remains off of it at Bills training camp.
Time Warner Cable News is proud to unveil the inaugural Scholar Athlete Year in Review, showcasing high school students across the Rochester area.
Look at Sophomore Luke Gerster's = grades, and you'll think every class is his favorite. And his work on the volleyball court earned him Scholar Athlete of the Week honors.
From the band room to the classroom, to the basketball court, senior Alex D'Arpino has made the most of his time at Greece Arcadia High School.
It's not unusual to see McQuaid Jesuit senior David Ingraham studying, even at track meets.
Katie Rowan is proud to be a Mercy girl. She takes AP classes, is involved in student government, plays softball and indoor track.
At Rochester's East High, Ana Santiago demonstrates the path to success as this week's Scholar Athlete.
Sara Tullio is one of the many successful students at Brighton High School. She excels in academics, and two varsity sports.

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