Hobart and William Smith Colleges

William Smith College junior Hannah Connolly, a member of the Heron lacrosse team, has recently been accepted to the College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University.

Hobart College Hockey Head Coach Mark Taylor recently announced that seniors Bronson Kovacs, Terrence O'Neill and Peter Ryan will serve as team captains, while juniors Mac Olson and Ben Gamache will be alternate captains for the 2014-15 season.

William Smith College first-year Hannah Wood scored three goals, including the game-winner, as the Heron field hockey team defeated St. John Fisher 4-3 in overtime this afternoon.

Hobart College junior Tyler Terens scored two goals and added an assist as the Statesmen soccer team downed Elmira 7-0 in a non-conference match played today in Elmira, New York. Hobart improves to 9-4-3 this season, while the Soaring Eagles fall to 0-12-2.

William Smith College junior swimmer Brooke Adams was recently named to the prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program.

The William Smith College soccer team held steady at No. 8 in the nation in both the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll and the D3soccer.com poll. The Herons earned wins over Skidmore and RPI last week to improve to 11-2-0 and 6-0-0 in the Liberty League.

The Hobart and William Smith sailing team finished in 15th place at the Navy Fall Regatta in Annapolis, Maryland, this weekend.

For the third week in a row, the Hobart football team is ranked eighth in the nation in both the D3football.com Top 25 and the AFCA Coaches Poll. The undefeated Statesmen did not have a game scheduled this past weekend.

William Smith first-year back Katherine Campbell was named the Liberty League Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week by the conference office today. She's the first Heron soccer player to earn the league's Rookie of the Week award this season.

Hobart junior goalkeeper Tyler Serafine was tabbed the Liberty League Men's Soccer Defensive Performer of the Week by the league office today.

Auburn Doubledays

Dale Carey went 2-for-4 and made a game-saving diving catch in centerfield, and relievers Connor Bach and Tyler Mapes picked up starter James Bourque as the Doubledays topped the Batavia Muckdogs 4-3 in the season finale at Falcon Park.
Chase McDowell (1-3) and the Doubledays defense combined to allow six runs in the penultimate inning of their penultimate game, and Auburn dropped a heartbreaker 7-6 to Batavia at Dwyer Stadium.
Diomedes Eusebio rocketed two home runs and finished with 6 RBI, Jeff Gardner and Bryan Mejia added bombs of their own, and the Doubledays outslugged the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 12-7 in Eastwood Field's final game of the 2014 season.
The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract extension (which begins in 2015) with the Auburn Doubledays of the short-season Class A New York-Penn League through the 2016 season.
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.

NY Yankees

For six innings Tuesday, Glendale right-handers Francellis Montas and Parker Bridwell silenced Scottsdale's offense. Despite some wildness that led to two runs, the pair held the Scorpions hitless, allowing the Desert Dogs to open a four-run lead.
Three months removed from season-ending right knee surgery, Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia said on Tuesday that he feels "pretty much back to 100 percent" and expects to be ready for a full workload of 32 starts and 200 innings in 2015.
Up-and-coming Yankees first-base prospect Greg Bird was named the Arizona Fall League's Player of the Week, representing the Scottsdale Scorpions, on Monday. In four games, he hit .353, had a .421 on-base percentage, a .706 slugging percentage, a 1.130 OPS, two home runs, five RBIs, a pair of walks and three runs scored.
The longest stretch of baseball in 2013 first-round Draft pick Aaron Judge's life began when he reported to Yankees Minor League Spring Training in March. He played 131 regular-season games from April through August, then reported to instructional league in September. There's no rest in Judge's immediate future, because he's now in the Arizona Fall League, slated to play with the Scottsdale Scorpions through mid-November.
Could a top-three free-agent pitcher wind up in pinstripes for 2015? How will Alex Rodriguez perform? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.
The Yankees are scheduled to play their first Spring Training game of 2015 on March 3 against the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla., and will host Philadelphia the next afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
Second baseman Brian Roberts is retiring, according to The Baltimore Sun. The 37-year-old Roberts spent 13 of his 14 Major League seasons with the Orioles and played his last year with the Yankees.
As the Yankees' professional scouting meetings wrap up this week at Yankee Stadium, the club has started its search for a new hitting coach, setting up interviews with former big leaguers Chili Davis and Dave Magadan about the vacancy.
Aaron Judge didn't have the big season the Tigers' Steven Moya had in '14, but MLB.com's Jim Callis says the Yankees prospect has a brighter future in the big leagues
Yankees first-base prospect Greg Bird has raised eyebrows with his left-handed power, earning the team's Minor League Player of the Year honor in 2013 and posting strong numbers in '14.
The Yankees started meetings with their professional scouts on Monday in New York, with general manager Brian Cashman's staff entering the beginning stages of outlining what must be done to get the team back to the postseason in 2015.
Yankees outfield prospect Aaron Judge provided a two-run double and scored in an eighth-inning rally as Scottsdale topped Glendale on Friday in Arizona Fall League action.
Brian Cashman said that the Yankees will actively seek contingency plans in the event that Rodriguez is not able to play his position. In addition to time as a designated hitter, manager Joe Girardi has spoken to Rodriguez about the possibility of playing some first base.
The Yankees shook up their coaching staff on Friday, letting go of hitting coach Kevin Long and first-base coach Mick Kelleher.
The offseason is officially underway for the Yankees, who checked off an important piece of business on Friday by finalizing a three-year contract extension with Brian Cashman, who will continue to serve as the club's senior vice president and general manager.
The Yankees plan to be in the market for a shortstop this offseason, and their list of options diminished by one on Thursday as J.J. Hardy and the Orioles reached an agreement on a three-year contract extension.
Thieves stole an undisclosed number of Hall of Famer Yogi Berra's World Series rings and two of his MVP plaques from the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, N.J.
The Yankees are set to head into a campaign without an official captain for the first time since 2003, and manager Joe Girardi will be looking to several key veterans -- including CC Sabathia, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran -- to fill the void left by Jeter's retirement.
With Archie Bradley and Tyler Glasnow on the mound as Salt River hosted Scottsdale on Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League, the final game of the day was expected to be a pitchers' duel. But after early exits for both power pitchers, both of whom are the top prospect in their organizations, power bats took over the game Tuesday. Led by Yankees prospects Greg Bird and Tyler Austin, Scottsdale outslugged Salt River, 7-4.
Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is on the board of directors for Harlem RBI, and he participated in a charity tournament at Liberty National Golf Course on Monday after discussing his recent career and his plan for the offseason.
Derek Jeter lashed a game-winning single to say goodbye to Yankee Stadium, then waved his batting helmet to acknowledge career hit No. 3,465 three days later at Fenway Park, descending the dugout steps and entering his post-baseball life. It was an eventful week for the former Yankees captain, who is wasting no time getting started on the next chapters.
Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy on Thursday night became the first active Major League Baseball player to join Athlete Ally's group of 101 athletes as an "ally" to support LGBT athletes, and his first action in that capacity was to present Hall of Famer Yogi Berra with one of the first Athlete Ally Action Awards at the inaugural fundraiser dinner in Manhattan.
Eric Jagielo missed two months of his first full pro season with a strained oblique, so the Yankees planned to send him to the Arizona Fall League to make up for some lost at-bats. But that plan was scuttled when the third baseman was hit in the face by a pitch in an instructional league game Sunday.
Ichiro Suzuki just finished his 14th Major League season only 156 hits shy of the cherished 3,000-hit mark. Even though he wants to play baseball again next year, he's not sure what big league team is going to give him the opportunity.
Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner apologized to fans for his team not making the playoffs for a second consecutive season and confirmed that the organization is working on a new contract with general manager Brian Cashman.
Carlos Beltran underwent surgery to remove loose pieces and a bone spur from his troublesome right elbow on Tuesday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the Yankees outfielder is expected to be ready for Spring Training.
Derek Jeter's final farewell to baseball consumed the Yankees' last weekend of play, delaying all the usual emotions that come with ending a season before October. Speaking to reporters from his usual perch at Yankee Stadium on Monday, manager Joe Girardi -- still recovering from the excitement of the Captain's exit -- delivered a dose of reality while looking toward a new era in Yankees history.
The last two times that the Yankees finished the regular season without the gates opening for a playoff game, they adhered to what can be called the Steinbrenner playbook: open the checkbooks and chase the biggest fish in free agency, stealing the headlines for the winter.
It ended on a high chopper to the left side of the infield, and Derek Jeter ran hard down the first-base line, just as he has done countless times before. He reached safely, without a throw, and then motioned to the dugout that it was time to go. The Yankees' captain legged out an RBI infield single in his final at-bat on Sunday afternoon in the third inning. Jeter completes his career with 3,465 hits, sixth all time, and with a lifetime batting average of .310.

NY Mets

In his second Major League season, the Mets' Juan Lagares was recognized for his defensive prowess Thursday when he was unveiled as a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award among NL center fielders.
The Mets did not need to look far to find their new hitting coach, taking him from just across town. The team on Thursday announced that recently dismissed Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long will fill that role for them in 2015. Long replaces Lamar Johnson, who took over when the Mets dismissed Dave Hudgens in May.
L.J. Mazzilli, a second baseman in the Mets organization, tripled and scored two runs Monday night in Scottsdale's 7-3 victory over Glendale at the Arizona Fall League.
Mets standout Jacob deGrom has been named the National League Rookie of the Year by Sporting News magazine, with the hope of adding the BBWAA's award to his mantel in the coming weeks.
While shortstop has been an unsettled spot in the Mets' lineup in recent years, the club is amassing remarkable depth at the position in the Minor Leagues.
Construction is underway to move portions of Citi Field's outfield fence closer to home plate for the second time in three years. The Mets on Wednesday released pictures of their initial stages of fence reconstruction, revealing a modified wall in right-center field.
Matt den Dekker's offensive contribution will be important to him and the Mets going forward, but his outstanding Gold Glove Award-caliber defense and above-average speed can be the most useful tools on a roster balanced with outfielders who hit for more power.
Matt Reynolds, the Mets' No. 20 prospect, finished the game 3-for-5 with a double and two runs to go with his homer. After starting the Arizona Fall League 0-for-7, the 23-year old shortstop said he has started to feel better.
Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.
The 2015 Ford C. Frick Award finalists are Richie Ashburn, Billy Berroa, Rene Cardenas, Dizzy Dean, Dick Enberg, Ernie Johnson Sr., Ralph Kiner, Ned Martin, Joe Nuxhall and Jack Quinlan. The award is presented annually "for excellence in baseball broadcasting" by the Hall of Fame.

SU Athletics

SYRACUSE (3-4, 1-2 ACC) at No. 20/21 Clemson (5-2, 4-1 ACC)GAME DAY CENTRAL PAGEDate & Time    Saturday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.Location   Memorial Stadium| Clemson, S.C.WatchESPNU, WatchESPNRadioSyracuse IMG Sports Network | TuneInGame NotesSyracuse | ClemsonLive AudioCuse.comLive StatsClemsonTigers.comCuse Social Media @Cuse (for score updates) Facebook | InstagramFootball Social Media@CuseFootball (for frequent in-game updates)FacebookHashtags id=" twitter-widget-1"="" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" src="">

This weekend the Orange ventures down to Georgia to take on the Yellow Jackets at 8:30 PM Friday night in O'Keefe Gymnasium. SU seeks its second win of the ACC season and its second win in a row

The defending National Champions and No. 10 ranked Clarkson (4-3-0) snapped Syracuse's four-game unbeaten streak on Friday after the Orange allowed three early goals.

The No. 10 Syracuse field hockey team will plays its final 2014 regular season contests at J.S. Coyne Stadium this weekend when it hosts No. 6 Duke on Saturday and Bucknell on Sunday afternoon.

Strike up the bands! When Syracuse welcomes North Carolina State to the Carrier Dome on Nov. 1, the 'Pride of the Orange' Marching Band will perform with 13 area high school bands, including more than 770 students, at halftime.

In this week's edition of senior linebacker Cameron Lynch's weekly Cuse TV show, Cam's Cam, he welcomes teammates and cousins AJ Long and Jarrod West as his guests. They talk about their relationship, being on the field together now, answer questions from fans, and show what their celebration will be when they connect for a touchdown! Click the play button above to watch.

Following the team's strong performance at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, the Syracuse Cross Country team will compete in its final tune-up prior to next weekend's ACC Championships when the team heads to the John Reif Memorial in Ithaca, N.Y. on Friday.

While Clemson's 'Death Valley' is considered one of the more difficult venues to play in all of college football, head coach Scott Shafer borrowed a piece from a popular movie when talking to his team about preparing for that environment.

Four first-half goals propelled the No. 14/13 Virginia Tech women's soccer team to a 5-0 victory against Syracuse on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the SU Soccer Stadium. Hokies' leading scorer Murielle Tiernan and Candace Cephers had two goals apiece.

Orange Take on Defending National Champions- For the fifth-straight season, Syracuse will play a home-and-home with Clarkson.- Clarkson finished 31-5-5 last season en route to winning its first National Championship.- SU enters the contest coming off a program-record four-straight ties.

NY Giants

The Giants.com writers debate Big Blue topics during the team's bye week
Check out all 19 touchdowns that the Giants have scored this season
Giants defensive coaches discussed the performance of the defense thus far and what may change after the bye week
Giants offensive coaches recapped the start to the season and set goals for after the bye
The Giants have 11 interceptions in 2014 to lead all teams
Giants Offensive Coaches speak with the media as the team heads into the bye week
Giants Defensive Coaches speak with the media as the team heads into the bye week
Senior Writer/Editor Michael Eisen answers your fan questions about the defense so far this season
Power rankings are coming in from around the country following Week 7 of the 2014 season
Rookie defensive tackle Jay Bromley was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round this past May. Throughout the season, the Syracuse product from Jamaica, Queens, will check in with Giants.com and provide an inside look at his journey of playing for the NFL team he grew up watching. This week’s post is about Bromley heading into the bye week and preparing for the second leg of the season.

Buffalo Bills

Will the newly acquired Percy Harvin help the New York Jets defeat the Buffalo Bills in Week 8? The "Playbook" crew breaks it down.
Sammy Watkins has earned his second NFL Rookie of the Week award.
Download the Bills Touch Fan Playbook for Week 8 of the Buffalo Bills 2014 season for a behind-the-scenes look at the team and all the action on gameday on your tablet.
With a nickname like that, we HAD to let him select the five best nicknames in Bills history. Check out who made Boobie’s top five and where he got his signature nickname.
CB Stephon Gilmore talks about slowing down Percy Harvin and the Jets' receiving core.
WR Chris Hogan talks about returning to his hometown to take on the Jets this Sunday.
The Bills and Jets meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Participants in the Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge have logged more than 3,600 hours of exercise during the first two weeks of the new community-wide initiative.
Alexandra Vitale talks with Bills tight end Scott Chandler about the Bills upcoming match up with the New York Jets and recapped last weekend's game against the Vikings.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel talk about each of their mothers' battle with breast cancer.

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Irondequoit beat Cananadaigua 28-14 in the Section V Class A quarterfinals. Sean Mannion scored a touchdown and threw two touchdown passes to Dylan Harrington as the Eagles soar to the semifinals.
Webster Thomas beat McQuaid 21-7 in the Section V Class AA quarterfinals. Senior running back Steven Zaccardo rushed for 110 yards and scored two touchdowns for the Titans.
Two-time Section V Class A defending football champion Eastridge defeated Brighton 50-14 in the quarterfinals on Friday night. The Lancers improve to 8 & 0 this season and advance to the semifinals.
Sunday's game marking the midway point of the season for the Bills. Sitting at 4-3, the outcome could have a big swing in their playoff hopes entering the bye week.
The Bills placed RB CJ Spiller on the IR designated to return list.
Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller had surgery to repair a collarbone injury, and it's uncertain if his season is over.
The Bills look to get back in the win column Sunday when they host the Vikings.
Bills run game ranks 21st in the league
Marcus Foligno had two goals, Zemgus Girgensons scored on a backhand to end a long shootout, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Tuesday night for their first victory of the season.
Penfield High School Senior Jake Paladino is a member of the National Honor Society, the quarterback and two-time captain of the Patriots varsity football team and is a volunteer coach for youth football.

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