Hobart and William Smith Colleges

William Smith begins the 2014 season ranked No. 9 in nation according to the NFHCA preseason poll. The Herons open their season on Friday, Aug. 30. when the Oswego State Lakers visit McCooey Field for a 6 p.m. match.

The 2013 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer National Championship trophy is proudly displayed in the trophy case in William Smith College's Winn-Seeley Gym. On Friday, Aug. 29, the 2014 Heron soccer team will begin the quest to defend its national title, all while keeping in mind that this year is a new team with the same goal in mind.

The Hobart College cross country team will start the 2014 season running in the SUNYIT Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Utica, N.Y. Head Coach Ron Fleury, who begins his 32nd year at the helm of the program, returns 11 harriers from last year's roster and adds five newcomers.

William Smith Head Basketball Coach Lindsay Sharman recently announced that Jennifer Goodell Cooper '97 will join her staff as an assistant coach this season. A three-time WBCA All-American for the Herons, Goodell Cooper has an exceptional list of accomplishments as an athlete and a coach.

The Hobart College soccer team will begin the 2014 season against nationally-ranked Brandeis in the 2014 Keene State College Soccer Classic. The Statesmen will face the No. 17 Judges on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m., and then take on Lasell on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 12:30 p.m. to wrap up the weekend in Keene, New Hampshire.

On Saturday, Aug. 30, the William Smith cross country team will begin its 2014 season at the SUNYIT Invitational in Utica, N.Y. The Herons have captured first place at the event in four of the past five seasons.

The Hobart College football team was the unanimous choice to win the 2014 Liberty League in a poll of the conference's coaches. The Statesmen have won the league in each of the past three seasons, including back-to-back undefeated regular seasons.

Coming off back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, the Hobart football team is ranked in the top 25 in the nation in three prominent polls. The three-time defending Liberty League champion Statesmen begin the year at No. 12 in both the D3football.com poll and the Sporting News preseason ranking, while Lindy's Sports Annuals put Hobart at No. 17 on its list.

The William Smith College lacrosse team was named a 2014 academic honor squad by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). It's the second year in a row the Herons have earned the award.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Director of Athletic Communications Ken DeBolt recently announced the appointment of Mackenzie Larsen '12 as the assistant director of athletic communications.

Auburn Doubledays

The Jammers cranked out two runs in a key seventh inning, and the Doubledays fell 4-1 to snap a three-game winning streak in front of 2,251 fans at Falcon Park.
The Auburn Doubledays stormed to walk-off wins in both ends of a doubleheader, taking the first 5-4 in nine innings, while concluding the night by winning the second 2-1 in a regulation seven frames over Jamestown.
Eleven Doubledays came to the plate, and a season-high seven of them scored to springboard the Doubledays to an 8-0 thrashing of the Williamsport Crosscutters.
Anderson Martinez (2-2), RC Orlan, and Mario Sanchez combined for a five-hit shutout as the Auburn Doubledays blanked the Williamsport Crosscutters 4-0 under the Friday night lights.
State College exploded for 13 runs over the sixth and seventh innings, and the Doubledays suffered a 14-3 defeat at the hands of the Spikes on Thursday night at Penn State University.
State College hit huge home runs in both games, and the Auburn Doubledays dropped both ends of a Sunday doubleheader to the Spikes. The Doubledays fell 4-1 in game one and 7-4 in game two.
Saturday's scheduled game between the Auburn Doubledays and State College Spikes at Falcon Park has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday, August 17 with game one scheduled to begin at 1:00pm.
Nationals fourth-round pick Robbie Dickey pitched five brilliant innings, but the eighth inning reared its ugly head again, and the Doubledays fell 8-1 to State College on Friday night at Falcon Park.
Auburn Doubledays 1B Jose Marmolejos and RHP Mario Sanchez have both been named to the 2014 New York-Penn League All-Star team.
The Doubledays continued to rake on their homestand on Sunday, banging out 11 hits and scoring double-digit runs in a 10-2 rout of the Vermont Lake Monsters at Falcon Park.

NY Yankees

The Yankees added a layer of specialization to their bullpen on Thursday, acquiring left-hander Josh Outman from the Indians in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.
They stood, a crowd of 42,647 strong, as Derek Jeter stepped into the batter's box on Thursday for his final regular-season at-bat in the state of Michigan.
Hiroki Kuroda went seven strong innings, but Shawn Kelley surrendered a walk-off hit in the ninth as the Yankees fell to the Tigers, 3-2, on Thursday at Comerica Park.
The catcher's glove popped with good velocity as Masahiro Tanaka worked off the mound on a sunny Thursday morning at Comerica Park, and while the hurler's stuff showed some rust, the Yankees came away with excitement about what might be around the corner.
Clinging to their playoff hopes, the Blue Jays will begin a weekend series against the Yankees on Friday at Rogers Centre. Mark Buehrle and Chris Capuano will square off in the opener.
The Yankees' hit parade couldn't wait until Labor Day. New York strung together nine straight hits to begin its eight-run third inning on Wednesday night against the Tigers, chasing former American League Cy Young Award winner David Price from the game in the process.
Another ritual in the march of Derek Jeter's final season occurred Wednesday night at Comerica Park as the Tigers honored the retiring Yankees shortstop. The ceremony begged the question: Who is going to take Jeter's place as baseball's primary role model, as the game's unofficial, but leading ambassador to the rest of humanity?
Derek Jeter's season of farewells received a shot of poignancy Wednesday night as he was honored in a pregame ceremony at Comerica Park in his home state of Michigan.
Jacoby Ellsbury has found one of his best hot streaks of the season, but the Yankees' center fielder won't connect the dots between those good recent swings and a return to the leadoff spot.
The Yankees have signed outfielder Chris Young to a Minor League contract, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed on Wednesday.
Masahiro Tanaka's next hurdle will come in the form of three simulated innings off the mound at Comerica Park on Thursday morning, and if he gets through that session with no issues, the right-hander's return will seem much more plausible.
The Yankees announced on Wednesday that they have pledged $100,000 to the ALS Association, in recognition of those who bravely live with ALS, those who have passed away from the condition and those around the world who have taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in an effort to raise awareness and funding to find a cure.
Beginning with leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury, nine straight batters collected hits as the Yankees took a swing at the record books in the third inning Wednesday night at Comerica Park. The resulting eight-run inning sent David Price to the showers early as New York defeated the Tigers, 8-4, to move to within 2 1/2 games of Seattle for the second AL Wild Card spot.
On a fall Michigan afternoon in 1991, Derek Jeter stood wide-eyed amongst a crowd of greater than 100,000. In Ann Arbor, at the Big House, Jeter realized there was somewhere else he could envision himself besides the infield dirt at the corner of East 161st and River Avenue in the Bronx. Perhaps at one of the parties he recalls visiting on that recruiting trip to the University of Michigan, he pictured himself as a Michigan Man -- and loved what he saw.
Brett Gardner said Tuesday that his bruised right ankle is showing signs of improvement, and the Yankees outfielder is moving closer to returning to the lineup.
Derek Jeter has been spending more time as the designated hitter of late, and while the retiring Yankees captain would prefer to be wearing his glove out to shortstop, he has been satisfied with staying in the lineup.
The Yankees' newest good-luck charm arrived via special delivery, when Shawn Kelley's travels around the Internet led him to stumble across a frightening rubber horse head. He laughed, then forked over his credit card information.
Seven Yankees prospects have been added to the preliminary rosters for this year's Arizona Fall League, which were released on Tuesday. Right-handers Caleb Cotham, Branden Pinder and Alex Smith, infielders Greg Bird and Eric Jagielo, and outfielders Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge have all been selected to play this fall with the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Brandon McCarthy didn't have razor-sharp command against the Tigers, who peppered the right-hander for nine hits over 6 1/3 innings in handing the Yankees a 5-2 loss on Tuesday night at Comerica Park in a game delayed more than an hour at the start due to rain.
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The Yankees won a challenge and gained a run against the Royals on Monday night. The final run of New York's four-run seventh came on a sacrifice fly by Brian McCann, but that's not initially how it was ruled.
The Royals paid tribute to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter on Monday, in his final scheduled trip to Kauffman Stadium.
On Sunday, it was Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury nursing injuries. Mark Teixeira added his name to the list Monday, as the first baseman was not in the starting lineup for the makeup game against the Royals.
Mike Moustakas' home run was all Michael Pineda would allow over 6 1/3 innings in the Yankees' fifth straight win, an 8-1 triumph over the Royals on Monday night. Jacoby Ellsbury drove in three runs, while Derek Jeter added two RBIs in his final scheduled appearance in Kansas City.
Martin Prado and Brandon McCarthy were teammates with the last-place D-backs before being acquired by the Yankees in July. The switch to pinstripes has rejuvenated both players.
Avisail Garcia's leadoff home run in the ninth inning Sunday snapped Yankees closer David Robertson's streak of 22 straight save opportunities since June 5, marking the second longest streak in the Majors this season.
Brian McCann hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning to give the Yankees a 7-4 victory over the White Sox on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Thursday at Detroit's Comerica Park as he continues to work toward a September return to the big leagues.
Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury both started Sunday's game on the bench for injury-related reasons, but the team's concern is mostly with Gardner, who fouled a ball off of his right ankle during Saturday's 5-3 win over Chicago.
Of all the hurdles Joe Torre had to overcome, no small part of it was his battle with what he calls "an aggressive form" of prostate cancer. Torre was diagnosed with the disease in 1999, during the zenith of his managerial tenure with the Yankees.

NY Mets

The Mets may have lost second baseman Daniel Murphy for the next two weeks, but they're replacing him with one of the organization's most heralded infield prospects in Dilson Herrera.
David Wright's return to the lineup did nothing to spark the Mets offensively. Instead, Mike Minor fired seven-plus innings of one-run ball against them, leading the Braves to a 6-1 win.
Hoping to ease their roster strain after effectively playing their past two games with 21 men, the Mets on Thursday placed reliever Vic Black on the disabled list, activating right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka.
David Wright's return to the lineup on Thursday brought with it a nugget of optimism for the Mets. Though the team knows Wright is still not completely healthy, and isn't likely to be until next spring, the Mets hope he can at least salvage something out of the season's final month.
The Mets and the Las Vegas 51s, the club's Triple-A affiliate, have signed a new, two-year Player Development Contract on Thursday that will continue the teams' relationship through the 2016 season.
The battery of Noah Syndergaard and Kevin Plawecki, the Mets' top two prospects, combined Wednesday to lead Triple-A Las Vegas to an 8-3 victory against Round Rock. Syndergaard struck out nine batters and held the Express to one run in 6 2/3 innings, while Plawecki led the 51s offense with two home runs.
In the series opener against the Phillies on Friday at Citi Field, Mets rookie Jacob deGrom will have an opportunity to rebound from his poor performance in his return from the DL and quell any doubts about his health moving forward.
The history of the Met's cleanup spot is rather spotty, though Dave Kingman was the Mets' cleanup man in 410 games and had as much if not more raw power than either of the two players with more cleanup starts (Darryl Strawberry, 599; Mike Piazza, 554).
Zack Wheeler's quality start was his 10th in his last 11 tries, but Braves starter Julio Teheran carved through a lineup missing both David Wright and Daniel Murphy, snapping Wheeler's personal six-game winning streak in a 3-2 win over the Mets on Wednesday night.
Third baseman David Wright swung in an indoor batting cage Wednesday, testing his sore neck for the first time since the weekend. Though Wright is hopeful he can return to the Mets' lineup as soon as Thursday, he admitted that doctors have taken the choice "out of my hands."

SU Athletics

• Syracuse opens its 125th college football season at the Carrier Dome Friday, Aug. 29 against FCS opponent Villanova at 7:30 p.m. The game is the earliest home opener in school history and it can be seen live on ESPN3.Dave Popkin (pxp) and Al Groh (analyst) have the call.• While the Orange and Wildcats have played 71 times on the basketball hardwood, Friday's game is just the fourth meeting between the schools on the gridiron and the first since 1975.• Orange head coach Scott Shafer enters his second season on the bridge after posting a 7-6 record and guiding Syracuse to a 21-17 victory over Minnesota in the Texas Bowl last year. The Orange returns 14 starters and 46 letterwinners from the 2013 club.• Villanova was 6-5 in 2013. The Wildcats bring back 33 letterwinners and 15 starters from last year's outfit. Villanova is 12th in the preseason Sports Network rankings and 13th in the FCS Coaches' Poll.

Syracuse (0-0-0) kicks off the 2014 campaign by co-hosting the first Central New York Classic with nearby Colgate this weekend. The Orange will host a pair of matches, beginning with the season opener Friday, Aug. 29 versus Niagara (0-0-0) at 2 p.m. at the SU Soccer Stadium. The Orange will also host St. Mary's (0-0-0) on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Admission for both games is free.

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Syracuse goes for its first win of the season when it takes on Albany on Friday, Aug. 28 in the state capital. The Orange posted a tie and a loss to No. 24 Penn State during the opening weekend of the season. 

The No. 5 Syracuse field hockey team opens the 2014 season this weekend at the Buckeye Classic in Columbus, Ohio. Head coach Ange Bradley's Orange opens up with Ohio State on Friday at 3 p.m. and will face Miami (OH) on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Orange then continues its run through the state of Ohio, meeting Ohio University on Monday at 1 p.m. and Kent State on Tuesday at 1 p.m.

A common assignment in elementary school the first week of class is to write the "What Did You Last Summer" essay. Sophomore Stephanie Skilton would have an interesting story to tell. She returned to campus in time for the Orange's season opener after competing in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.

After winning the league's title in its first year in the conference, the Syracuse men's cross country team was unanimously picked to repeat as champions by the ACC coaches in the poll that was announced on Thursday.The Orange women – who placed third in the team's inaugural ACC season – were picked to finish third in 2014 as well, behind defending champion Florida State and Virginia.

Entering its second season in the ACC, Syracuse volleyball is predicted to finish eighth in the conference in 2014. Silvi Uattara was one-of-19 ACC student-athletes chosen to the 2014 Preseason All-ACC Team.

Consecutive home games with perennial NCAA Tournament programs from Duke, Louisville and Pittsburgh highlight the ACC portion of the Syracuse scheduled announced by the conference on August 27.

NY Giants

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Buffalo Bills

Buffalo's first team defense put a solid cap on their preseason Thursday.
Detroit's two first half touchdowns were enough as the Lions shutout the Bills 23-0 in the preseason finale on Thursday night.
The Bills head coach talks about the overall performance of the team, and adding a quarterback late in the preseason.
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The Bills head coach talks about EJ Manuel's play against the Lions, the importance of a kickoff specialist, and his thoughts on the offensive line.
The Bills quarterback talks about his performance against the Lions, not having all his receivers on the field, and hoping for a better outcome on Thursday night.
Bills rookie linebacker Preston Brown talks about playing with the starters and getting reps at both inside and outside linebacker vs. the Lions.
Newly signed quarterback Jordan Palmer talks about his Bills debut against the Lions and what his goals were entering the game.
Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel find running back Fred Jackson for a 20-yard gain.
EJ Manuel finds Robert Woods, who catches a pinball pass off of a diving defender.

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The Rochester Red Wings kept pace in the chase for the International League Wild Card berth with a win over Syracuse.
The Buffalo Bills dropped to 1-4 in the preseason Thursday night after a 23-0 blanking by the Detroit Lions.
The University at Buffalo will open its football season at home Saturday afternoon against
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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