Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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.

The Hobart varsity eight was named the Liberty League Men's Rowing Boat of the Week by the conference office today. The Statesmen earned a silver medal in the collegiate eight event at the Head of the Charles on Sunday.

William Smith first-year Sophie MacCracken was named the Liberty League Women's Cross Country Performer of the Week by the conference office today. It's the third time this season she has received a weekly award from the conference.

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

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.
Disgruntled enough with the state of their offense to change hitting coaches in May, the Mets are once again undergoing a coaching shakeup. The team announced Thursday that it does not plan to invite replacement hitting coach Lamar Johnson or assistant Luis Natera back for 2015, though it will offer both men positions within the Minor League system.
Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud on Wednesday underwent successful surgery to remove a bone chip that broke off in his right elbow. He anticipates an approximately one-month recovery, putting him on track to be ready well before Opening Day in 2015.

SU Athletics

After a performance that pushed Syracuse to No. 3 in the USTFCCCA Poll at Wisconsin last Friday, the Orange racked up more accolades on Thursday, with junior Martin Hehir named ECAC Runner of the week and Justyn Knight named ECAC Rookie of the Week.

Syracuse's homestand continues on Thursday, Oct. 23 when it hosts No. 14/15 Virginia Tech. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at the SU Soccer Stadium. Admission is free. The Orange will then go on the road to face Wake Forest on Sunday, Oct. 26.

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) held its annual women's basketball media day on Wednesday morning at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. Head coach Quentin Hillsman and junior guards Brianna Butler and Brittney Sykes represented the Syracuse women's basketball team at ACC media day.

Five of Syracuse University's former athletic standouts be honored during the annual LetterWinner of Distinction banquet. Syracuse University and the Varsity Club of Syracuse University will honor the former student-athletes who have left their mark on the athletics program and in their lives after graduation at the annual celebration on Friday, November 7 at the Turning Stone Event Center in Verona, N.Y. The 2014 honorees include Gerald Everling '65 (football and wrestling), Michael Hopkins '93 (basketball), Robert Stem '65 (football), Dwayne 'Pearl' Washington '98 (basketball) and Betsy Zaplin '80 (tennis).

With the Orange preparing for its second-straight ACC road game, reining ACC Rookie of the Week AJ long and running back Devante McFarlane look ahead to this week's matchup with Clemson.

Junior goalkeeper Alex Bono and senior defender Jordan Murrell made the midseason list of TopDrawerSoccer.com's Top 100 men's college soccer players on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Bono checks in at No. 2, while Murrell is No. 49. The duo leads an SU defense that is tied for the national lead in shutouts (10) and ranks third in team goals-against average (0.39).

Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks - Anthoy's 24 points wasn't enough as the Knicks fell to the Bucks, 120-107.  He was near pefect from the charity stripe as he made eight-of-nine chances to go along with his nine rebounds, six assists and two steals.

The Syracuse University women's basketball team was selected to finish in sixth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for the 2014-15 season, as announced by the conference on ACC Media Day on Wednesday. The Orange was selected to finish in sixth place in both the Blue Ribbon Panel and coaches' polls. 

Oyvind Alseth scored the first two goals of his career and contributed an assist to lead the No. 5 Orange (13-2-0) to lead the Orange to a 4-1 victory against Bucknell (6-9-0) Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the SU Soccer Stadium. Alseth assisted on SU's second goal then scored twice in the span 7:26 in the second half to turn a one-goal game into a decisive three-goal victory.

Former Syracuse men's rower Mike Gennaro was honored by USRowing as the National Team Athlete of the Year, USRowing announced on Tuesday. The National Team Athlete of the Year was selected in the 2014 Fan's Choice Awards.

NY Giants

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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.
Giants assistant coaches spoke with the media Tuesday as the team heads into the bye week

Buffalo Bills

WR Sammy Watkins talks about being 100% healthy, facing press coverage and continuing to learn and improve each week.
In this segment of Better Half of the Bills presented by Alex and Ani, Alexandra Vitale talks with Trisha, assistant defensive line coach Jason Rebrovich's wife.
Concerts return to Ralph Wilson Stadium with the announcement of the world-famous pop band's 2015 concert schedule.
The Bills prepared this past offseason in case of injuries to either Fred Jackson or C.J. Spiller, now Boobie Dixon and Bryce Brown are in position to handle the rushing attack against the Jets.
As the Bills head in to Week 8, Running Back Bryce Brown and Guard Kraig Urbik are excited and fully prepared to play when called upon.
With the offensive line struggling to win battles, Doug Marrone may turn back to Kraig Urbik to man the interior of the o-line.
Quarterback Kyle Orton talks about Bryce Brown, Boobie Dixon and the challenge in facing the Jets defensive line.
Guard Kraig Urbik is ready to play if called upon Sunday and also talks about going up against the Jets defensive line.
Former Bills GM and six-time NFL Executive of the Year Bill Polian was among the finalists for induction in Canton.
Head Coach Doug Marrone talks about defending Percy Harvin and trying to carry momentum into the bye week.

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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.
McDavid, the likely top pick next spring in the NHL Entry Draft, had a 4-point night for the Erie Otters in an OHL game in Buffalo vs. the Niagara IceDogs.
Tim Schaller and Zac Dalpe scored goals 59 seconds apart late in the third period as the Rochester Americans defeated Rockford, 3-2.
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.
The Bills struggles in the rush department have been highlighted by C.J. Spiller's poor start to 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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