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?The Hobart varsity eight was selected as the Liberty League Men's Rowing Boat of the Week today by the conference office. The Statesmen were very impressive in their first official weekend of spring racing, capturing the gold medal at the Knecht Cup.


Hobart first-year Harry Hagen was named the Liberty League Men's Golf Rookie of the Week by the conference office today. He tied for seventh place in the Hobart Invitational on Saturday.


Hobart College junior Michael Fields was tabbed the Liberty League Men's Tennis Performer of the Week as announced by the conference office this afternoon.


The Northeast Conference selected Hobart senior attackman Cam Stone as its Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week. The Syracuse native became the Statesmen's Division I career leader in assists while guiding Hobart to a 15-6 NEC win at Wagner on Friday.


Former Hobart College goalie Nick Broadwater '13 recently completed his rookie season for the Tilburg Trappers of the Eredivsie Hockey League in Tilburg, Netherlands, with a championship.


The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team competed in the Truxtun Umsted and the Thompson Trophy over the weekend. In Annapolis, Md., HWS claimed seventh at the Truxtun Umsted and the Colleges placed 18th at the Thompson Trophy in New London, Conn.


The William Smith golf team competed in the 36-hole Vassar Invitational at Casperkill Golf Club this weekend. The Herons finished 11th out of 12 teams on the 5,800-yard par 72 layout.


The Hobart rowing team captured three medals, including a gold in the varsity eight, in the Knecht Cup on Mercer Lake this weekend. The Statesmen second varsity eight and third varsity eight secured silver medals.


The Hobart College tennis team traveled to Canton, N.Y., to take on St. Lawrence University and came away with a 6-3 victory. The Statesmen improve to 9-8 overall, while the Saints are now 8-8.


The William Smith College tennis team dropped a match 7-2 to St. Lawrence today in Canton, N.Y. The Herons are now 10-4 this season, while the Saints improve to 15-3.


Auburn Doubledays

The Auburn Doubledays will hold a Casey Park Elementary School Night at Falcon Park on June 20. Any student from the school that reads five books by June 2 will receive a free ticket to the game.
The Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League have announced the hiring of Kenny Lindberg as the club's Operations Manager. Lindberg was officially introduced during the team's 'Meet the Staff' event at Buffalo Wild Wings on February 25 and will begin his duties with the team on March 3.
The Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League have announced that the team will host a "Meet the Staff" event on Tuesday, February 25, at Buffalo Wild Wings in Auburn. The event is open to the public and fans will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer suggestions to the team's new General Manager, Mike Voutsinas, as well as members of the Auburn Community Baseball Board of Directors.
The Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League have announced the hiring of Michael Voutsinas as the club's General Manager. Voutsinas will begin his duties at the Doubledays' Falcon Park offices immediately.


NY Yankees

Now that he's about to take the mound for his next start, let's stop discussing the "pine" in Pineda and talk about Michael Pineda himself. Because if his early April output is any indication, he just might be -- all pine tar drama aside -- one of the best stories in baseball this season. And the Yankees, frankly, might need him to be.
The Yankees have summoned catcher John Ryan Murphy and infielder Scott Sizemore from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and both players will be with the club for Wednesday's day-night, separate-admission doubleheader against the Cubs.
Despite injuries to Brian Roberts and Derek Jeter, the Yankees are not in the market for an additional infielder at the moment, Hal Steinbrenner, the team's principal owner, said on Tuesday morning.
Tuesday's game between the Yankees and Cubs at Yankee Stadium was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a day-night, separate-admission doubleheader today at 1:05 p.m. ET.
Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran has been named the American League Player of the Week after leading the league in total bases and slugging percentage over his last seven games.
With all the questions that the Yankees packed onto their charter flight leaving Spring Training -- and there were plenty -- the club headed into their first off-day of the regular season confident about the state of its starting rotation.
Francisco Cervelli's career with the Yankees has taken another unfortunate twist. The catcher sustained a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring during New York's 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday and is headed to the 15-day disabled list.
When Francisco Cervelli strained his right hamstring running out a ground ball in the fourth inning Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, manager Joe Girardi looked down his very shortened bench and didn't have many options at first base: That's when Carlos Beltran again came through in the clutch.
The Yankees were without Brian Roberts' services on Sunday, as the second baseman underwent a precautionary MRI due to lower back soreness.
Francisco Cervelli's career with the Yankees is about to take another unfortunate twist. The catcher appeared to injure his right hamstring during New York's 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday and is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list.
The Yankees successfully challenged a fourth-inning call at first base on Sunday, as a video review determined Francisco Cervelli to be safe at first base on a run-scoring fielder's choice.
The Yankees will unveil a plaque to honor Nelson Mandela today, an event that was to coincide with the annual celebration of Jackie Robinson Day by Major League Baseball but was postponed a day due to rain.
Carlos Beltran had eight hits in his previous 21 at-bats entering play on Sunday, but that is just one half of the story for the switch-hitting outfielder.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who hopes to be activated from the disabled list when he is eligible in one week, took batting practice on the field Sunday prior to the team's game against the Red Sox.
Carlos Beltran homered as part of a three-hit performance, and Ivan Nova pitched solidly into the eighth inning as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox, 3-2, in an eventful contest on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees are managing another injury situation with team captain Derek Jeter, who was held out of Sunday night's lineup against the Red Sox with a tight right quadriceps.
As part of the commemoration of Jackie Robinson Day, Major League Baseball held a clinic for New York-area youth who participate in MLB's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program. Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances, who grew up in New York, was among those taking part in the event.
After Tuesday's rainout, Masahiro Tanaka and Jason Hammel will start for the Yankees and Cubs, respectively, to open a day-night doubleheader at 1:05 p.m. ET today. The Yanks' Michael Pineda will face Travis Wood in the nightcap at 7:05, when the teams will all wear No. 42 in recognition of Jackie Robinson Day.
Red Sox manager John Farrell challenged a call at second base in the eighth inning of Saturday afternoon's 7-4 loss to the Yankees, but the call was upheld despite a shot from the television broadcast that showed it should have been overturned.
It took a little longer than Brian McCann might have anticipated, but the slugging catcher is on the board with his first home runs as a Yankee. McCann homered twice, going back-to-back with Alfonso Soriano once, and Carlos Beltran also cleared the wall as the Yankees thumped the Red Sox, 7-4, on a sunny Saturday in the Bronx.
Mark Teixeira said on Saturday before the Yankees played the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium that he can't feel sorry for himself about missing 168 of 191 regular-season games dating back to Aug. 28, 2012.
It may have been odd to see Derek Jeter's name left out of a Yankees lineup against the Red Sox, especially with the captain healthy and active, but manager Joe Girardi said it was a tough call he had to make before Saturday's matinee at Yankee Stadium.
When Dellin Betances' mechanics are in sync, the right-hander can look electric, as he did in striking out the side during a perfect inning in New York's 4-2 loss to the Red Sox on Friday.
Mark Teixeira said that he expects to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on April 20 against the Rays in St. Petersburg, the first day that the Yankees' first baseman would be eligible.
CC Sabathia surrendered a game-tying solo home run to Jonny Gomes and a game-changing three-run shot to Sizemore in a four-run sixth inning as the Yankees were defeated by the Red Sox, 4-2, at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees have had to be more creative than expected in juggling some of their early-season lineups and relief pitching, but general manager Brian Cashman is standing by the team's roster construction.
The Yankees expect first baseman Mark Teixeira to return from the disabled list before the end of April, but they will likely be without infielder Brendan Ryan until later in the season.
Joe Torre, Major League Baseball's executive vice president of operations, said that Michael Pineda will not face discipline after television cameras spotted the Yankees right-hander with a substance on his pitching hand during a start against the Red Sox on Thursday.
Making his Yankee Stadium debut, Michael Pineda pitched into the seventh inning in a commanding seven-strikeout performance, leading the Yankees to a 4-1 victory over the Red Sox in the first meeting between the division rivals this season.


NY Mets

Starters Dillon Gee and Brandon McCarthy will each look to change their fortunes in Wednesday's 12:40 p.m. MST (3:40 ET) series finale between the Mets and D-backs at Chase Field, with the Mets looking for a sweep.
The Mets scored a season-high nine runs in a 9-0 rout of the D-backs on Tuesday at Chase Field. Kirk Nieuwenhuis finished with a homer and three RBIs.
Mets starter Jenrry Mejia left Tuesday's 9-0 win against the D-backs after five innings with what manager Terry Collins termed "a hell of a blister" on his right middle finger, but he expects to make his next start.
Curtis Granderson proudly showed off the pair of cleats he had custom made for Tuesday's Jackie Robinson Day celebration at Chase Field -- black with white trim and the words "Thank You Jackie" printed on the back.
The Mets placed Juan Lagares on the disabled list Tuesday, a day after he strained his right hamstring running out a ground ball. To take Lagares' spot, the Mets recalled outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Five innings after crashing into Chase Field's right-field wall, a banged-up Curtis Granderson left Monday's game against the D-backs. X-rays on Granderson's left rib cage, left forearm and left knee all came back negative. Moments later, Juan Lagares departed with a strained right hamstring after grounding into a fielder's choice.
The Mets' Triple-A pitchers continue knocking on the Major League door. One day after Daisuke Matsuzaka carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning for Triple-A Las Vegas, Rafael Montero did likewise in a win over Fresno.
On a night when the Mets lost two outfielders due to injury, Lucas Duda and Zack Wheeler did all they could to ensure it wouldn't matter. Wheeler delivered a quality start and Duda rapped out four hits Monday for the Mets, who escaped with a 7-3 win over the D-backs despite losing Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares to injuries.
The Angels spent Sunday blasting New York's staff veteran, Bartolo Colon, for nine runs in a 14-2 loss, undoing much of the good work the Mets had accomplished earlier in the week.
David Wright and Daniel Murphy were both ejected in the seventh inning for arguing with home-plate umpire Toby Basner.

SU Athletics



Senior Katie Webster dished out a career-high three assists and finished with a season-high four points to lead No. 1/2 Syracuse to a 7-5 victory at Cornell on Tuesday, April 15. The win extends the Orange's winning streak to eight games and improves its record to 14-1.


Jerami Grant's monster one-handed slam at St. John's was one of 16 dunks selected from the 2013-14 season to participate in the fifth annual College Dunk of the Year Tournmanet, hosted by The Hoops Manifesto.


Syracuse sophomore Kayla Treanor  is the week's Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while senior Natalie Glanell is the league's Defensive Player of the Week. It marks the first time this season that the Orange has swept the weekly awards. Both were honored for their performances in Syracuse's 12-9 victory against top-ranked North Carolina.


The Syracuse duo of junior attackman Kevin Rice and redshirt sophomore defenseman Brandon Mullins swept the weekly Atlantic Coast Conference men's lacrosse awards on Tuesday, April 15. Rice was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week and Mullins was tabbed the ACC Defensive Player of the Week for their performances in SU's victories over Cornell and North Carolina.


The 2014 Syracuse football season gets underway on Saturday, April 19 with the annual Spring game at the Carrier Dome. All Orange fans are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day at the Dome that includes promotional giveaways, an opportunity to 'Select A Seat' for the 2014 season, a team poster, and a free hot dog and soda.


Eight former Syracuse women's basketball student-athletes took their talents overseas this season, playing professionally throughout Europe. Here is a recap of how their seasons went and some that are still competing in the playoffs.


The Syracuse women's soccer team will face eight teams that advanced to last year's NCAA Tournament during the 2014 season, including national runner-up Florida State and national semifinalist Virginia Tech. The Orange's home slate consists of one non-conference matchup and five Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) games.


Sophomore forward Jerami Grant has announced his intention to put his name in the 2014 NBA Draft. 


The Syracuse men's lacrosse team jumped three spots in the most recent USILA Division I Top 20 and Warrior/Inside Lacrosse polls, released Monday, April 14. The Orange climbed from No. 7 to No. 4 in this week's rankings following victories against Cornell and North Carolina last week.


Syracuse is ranked No. 1 in this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll released on Monday, April 14. It marks the first time the Orange has been atop the poll during the regular season in program history. Syracuse moved up one spot to No. 2 in this week's Brine media poll.


NY Giants

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Buffalo Bills

Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas had to wait his turn with top flight talents in front of him with the Irish, but he doesn't want to wait any longer in getting his NFL career off the ground.
Fred Jackson remains one of the NFL's most productive players, no matter his age.
Buffalobills.com's Countdown to Draft Day preview series continues with a look at Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins
Bills ticket prices fall in line with a recent Forbes list that crowns Buffalo the 'Most Inexpensive City in America.'
Buffalobills.com's Countdown to Draft Day preview series continues with a look at South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
Alexandra Vitale heads to the Buffalo Jills final auditions.
Buffalo native and Stanley Cup champion Patrick Kane predicts the Bills 2014 schedule.
The second installment of the On The Clock series examines the way a team finds a Rookie of the Year type talent in the draft.
Alexandra Vitale covers Day 2 of the Buffalo Jills auditions as the first round of cuts are announced.
Florida DT Dominique Easley was a virtual lock for the first round, but a second ACL tear hurt his stock.


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The Buffalo Sabres had the best odds going into Tuesday night's NHL draft lottery, but the top spot goes to the Florida Panthers.
The 2013-2014 Sabres' season in the history books, a chapter they'd soon like to forget. Sports Reporter Andy Young has more with the club as the players cleaned out their lockers on Monday.
Jerami Grant is going pro, leaving the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team after two years with the program.
World of Inquiry High School junior Jason Cherin is leading by example, as captain of both the varsity soccer and tennis teams.
Trent Maurer is a dedicated member of the varsity lacrosse team and varsity football team at Penfield High school.
Coach Jim Brunswick is describing Webster Thomas High School Senior Ben Whitman, a member of the school's cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams.
Edison Tech High School Senior Joseph Foster III says his motivation comes from his parents, who have always encouraged him to do his best.
Breanna Johnson will likely be remembered as the best girls basketball player to ever suit up for Pembroke Central. The four-year varsity player is the school's all-time leading scorer. She also plays for the volleyball and softball team.
In the classroom, Michaela Hale is on top of her game. That's not an easy thing for a star athlete - who plays soccer, softball and basketball for Oakfield-Alabama.
We travel to Wellsville to introduce you to Tyler Brion.

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