Hobart College Football Coach Mike Cragg recently welcomed four coaches to his staff. Ryan Ballard, Kelvin Cruz '12, Buck Drach, and John Fasano '15 were selected to fill vacancies on the staff and will help the Statesmen in their quest for a fifth consecutive Liberty League Championship.
William Smith College Head Soccer Coach Aliceann Wilber recently announced the hiring of Al Loucks as a part time assistant coach for the William Smith soccer team. Loucks replaces Keith Perrigo who had been a part of the Heron soccer staff since 1999.
The William Smith College field hockey team will begin the 2015 season ranked 18th in the nation according to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) preseason poll. The Herons are coming off an 11-8 record in 2014.
Three members of the William Smith lacrosse team were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Roll. Rising seniors Geneva Calder, Hannah Connolly and Allie O'Hara made the list.
The William Smith lacrosse team was recently named a 2015 academic honor squad by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). It's the third year in a row the Herons have garnered this recognition.
The Hobart College golf team will host an alumni and friends golf outing on Friday, August 28 at Clifton Springs Country Club in Clifton Springs, New York. The two-man scramble is scheduled for a 10 a.m. start time and will pair an alum with a current member of the team.
In advance of the 35th anniversary of the Heron nickname, William Smith Director of Athletics Deb Steward recently announced the creation of the William Smith Athletics Endowment Fund. The campaign is the first step toward providing important permanent financial support for the College's 12 varsity athletic teams.
The Doubledays defeated the State College Spikes Thursday night 3-1 after five brilliant perfect innings from Matthew Crownover. Auburn struck early and never looked back to take game one of the series.
The Auburn Doubledays fell to the Williamsport Crosscutters Saturday night 9-3 despite a brilliant outing from lefty starting pitcher Matthew Crownover. The victory clinches the season series for the Crosscutters who are now 7-1 against the Doubledays this season.
Luis Severino has only made five turns through the big league rotation, but the Yankees are already impressed by how well the rookie right-hander seems to fit into their clubhouse. To put it simply, they have become convinced that he belongs.
There were no signs of unwanted flinches as Bryan Mitchell returned to a big league mound late on Friday evening, firing 1 1/3 innings in his first appearance after being struck in the face with a line drive. The Yankees right-hander counted that as a victory.
CC Sabathia seems to be garnering increased attention from shutterbugs of late, but the Yankees left-hander said there is nothing incriminating about a photo being circulated that showed him smoking what he said was a cigar from an Atlanta hotel balcony.
Nathan Eovaldi owns the longest pitcher's winning streak in the American League this season, which the right-hander will attempt to extend as the Yankees and Braves face off in Interleague action on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field.
Didi Gregorius' seventh-inning double ended Matt Wisler's night and provided sufficient support to Luis Severino, who helped the Yankees claim a 3-1 win over the Braves on Saturday night at Turner Field.
The Yankees knew that they were signing up for an unfinished product when they acquired Didi Gregorius in a three-way trade this past offseason, choosing to bet on his high ceiling. They may not have expected that gamble to pay off so soon.
The reception was warm, the runs were in plentiful supply and Yankees catcher Brian McCann was able to enjoy his happy homecoming on Friday, homering to slap an exclamation point on his first game as a visitor at Turner Field.
Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer and collected a career-high six RBIs, Brian McCann celebrated his return to Atlanta with a three-run shot of his own and the Yankees rolled to a 15-4 victory over the Braves on Friday night at Turner Field.
Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez needed to check the bottom of his locker to see if his infielder's glove made the trip to Turner Field, finding it buried under a pair of gray road pants. He may no longer play the field, but in a broad view, the designated hitter seems to understand plenty about the importance of positions.
A discouraged Mark Teixeira said on Friday that the deep bone bruise in his right leg is not improving, but the Yankees first baseman has been assured that there is no fracture in the leg, only a significant amount of inflammation that will require more rest.
In what seemed like it would have been a major upset earlier in the month, Chris Capuano pulled on his pinstriped jersey Tuesday afternoon and took part in the Yankees' team photo at Yankee Stadium, digitally preserved for all time as a member of a roster fighting for its playoff future.
The Yankees are fighting through one of their weakest offensive stretches of the season, and as they sit two games behind the Blue Jays in the American League East, general manager Brian Cashman is hopeful that Thursday's off-day will wake up the snoozing bats.
The Yankees are in a pennant race, and with each passing day, the American League East's top spot becomes more competitive. Returning from the disabled list, Michael Pineda was one of those in the rotation who said he understands the importance of his responsibilities. But after a 6-2 loss to the Astros on Wednesday, Pineda indicated he felt like he didn't do his part.
You could float the case that the Astros showcase some of the best starting pitching that the American League has to offer, but the Yankees didn't play that card to excuse a three-game series in which they were outscored by more than two touchdowns in their own ballpark.
Collin McHugh pitched well into the seventh inning and Evan Gattis homered twice as the Astros defeated the Yankees, 6-2, on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, taking the rubber contest of a three-game set.
Jacoby Ellsbury experienced swelling in his right hip after attempting a first-inning sliding catch in the Yankees' loss to the Astros on Tuesday night and didn't play in Wednesday afternoon's 6-2 defeat.
Retired Yankees great Mariano Rivera can add one more accolade to his resume. On Tuesday, in the midst of the Little League World Series, MLB's all-time saves leader was inducted into Little League's Hall of Excellence.
There was a part of Brendan Ryan that tried to maintain some seriousness. The Yankees had just been thumped, 15-1, by the Astros, the clubhouse was a quiet one, and this was by far their worst loss of the season.
CC Sabathia thinks he can be back in action in September. The left-handed pitcher got a second opinion on his right knee Tuesday at Hospital for Special Surgery, and was relieved when Dr. Answorth Allen didn't have any new updates.
The timing of the deep bone bruise that hobbled Mark Teixeira for a week allowed the Yankees to take a good look at Greg Bird, rated as their No. 4 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, which should have paid dividends for the short term as well as the future.
The Astros supported Dallas Keuchel with their largest offensive showing of the season, as Evan Gattis, Marwin Gonzalez and Carlos Gomez all homered in a 15-1 drubbing of the Yankees on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
When the Yankees acquired Nathan Eovaldi in December, they saw potential in the young right-hander despite a losing season in Miami, during which he led the National League in hits allowed. The Yankees were looking for another piece to add to their rotation, and Eovaldi seemed like the right fit.
Mark Teixeira told the Yankees that he was available off the bench as a pinch-hitter on Monday, which is a much better scenario than what the slugger initially feared when he sustained a deep bone bruise in his right leg on a foul ball last week.
Carlos Beltran lifted a sacrifice fly to deep center field off Chad Qualls in the bottom of the ninth inning, driving home Brett Gardner with the only run of the game as the Yankees defeated the Astros, 1-0, on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.
Andy Pettitte heard the fans chanting his name, just like old times. They wore his jersey, greeted him with signs and let out a booming roar when he took the podium after he saw his name revealed on a Monument Park plaque on Sunday, when his number was retired by the Yankees.
A near-record 43,255 fans piled into Citi Field on Saturday and were treated to a surprise. The second-largest showing in Citi's history left mostly displeased with New York's 3-1 loss to Boston. But many left entertained after beloved starter Bartolo Colon made his first relief appearance in over four years.
The Mets had all the ingredients in place for a picture-perfect Saturday at Citi Field: a sellout crowd, a sun-splashed afternoon and a dominant Jacob deGrom on the mound. But it was Joe Kelly and the Red Sox who scored an opportunistic 3-1 victory, sending the Mets to their fifth consecutive home loss.
There will be no surprises in David Wright's routine the rest of this season if the Mets can help it. As expected, Wright sat out Saturday's game against the Red Sox after playing all 23 innings of the Mets' previous two games. Manager Terry Collins noted that Wright was feeling "a little stiff" on Saturday morning, particularly in his shoulders.
The finale of the first series between the Mets and Red Sox at Citi Field should continue contributing huge crowds to this particular sliver of Queens. The Mets are expecting their third near sellout of the weekend when Noah Syndergaard opposes Wade Miley on Sunday. The Red Sox will be looking to sweep the first-place Mets, who have lost five straight at home.
The color scheme said it all. Thousands of white rally towels spun around Citi Field on Friday, contrasting against Yoenis Cespedes' neon arm sleeve and the alternative-uniform blue starter Matt Harvey selected. Make no mistake, the 39,401 chanting, cheering and eventually screaming during the Mets' 6-4 loss to the Red Sox gave this late-August matchup against a last-place team an October feel.
Jog or sprint, it really didn't matter. Blake Swihart's go-ahead inside-the-park homer off Carlos Torres in the 10th inning appeared to clear the orange marker along the center-field wall at Citi Field. But nobody saw that in real time except Juan Lagares, who watched the ball carom past him while Swihart chugged around the bases as the Red Sox cooled off the red-hot Mets with a 6-4 win on Friday at Citi Field.
Somewhere between the second-base bag and Tim Teufel's left arm waving him around third, David Wright lost the nervous excitement that turned his late-August return to Queens into "almost like Opening Day." Then came the mad dash home, which Wright never expected to take when Michael Cuddyer's single to right sent him scurrying in the first place, and which Wright admittedly doubted at times he'd ever try again this season.
While Matt Harvey's results have been pristine over the past month-plus, including a 1.27 ERA since the All-Star break of his first year back from Tommy John surgery, his velocity has taken a slight dip.
STORRS, Conn. - The Syracuse Orange volleyball team started the 2015 season off with a bang over the weekend, improving its record to 3-0 after beating the UConn Huskies in four sets at the UConn Invitational Saturday, August 29 in Storrs, Conn.
Syracuse junior Oyvind Alseth converted a penalty kick in the 71st minute but Hofstra scored twice in a span of five-plus minutes to defeat the No. 15 Syracuse men's soccer team, 2-1, in the season opener for both teams on Friday, Aug. 28.
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- The Syracuse women's soccer team was defeated by #18 St. John's in its home opener on Friday night, losing to the Red Storm by a final score of 1-0 in the second contest of the New York Challenge Cup at the SU Soccer Stadium.
The Syracuse volleyball team opened up the 2015 season with an impressive three-set victory over Rhode Island at the UConn Invitational in West Hartford, Conn. The Orange swept the Rams 25-23, 25-15, 25-14.
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- Syracuse will host #18 St. John's on Friday night for its home opener in the second contest of the New York Challenge Cup, which is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at the SU Soccer Stadium.
The Syracuse University Athletics Military Appreciation Program is expanding for 2015-16. Throughout the 2015 football season, all active duty military and veterans are invited to use the 'Military Pass' to receive free or discounted tickets. The 'Military Pass,' established to honor and thank those who have served our nation, is the most recent addition to the Military Appreciation Program that includes the Hometown Hero celebration, 'Stars and Stripes Day,' and the football and men's basketball programs relationships with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum.
Bills QB Matt Cassel talked following the team's preseason game against the Steelers. Cassel discussed his play, the anticipated announcement of the starting QB, and his opportunities during this preseason.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — EJ Manuel made his case to reclaim the Buffalo Bills starting job by going 7 of 8 for 170 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-19 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.Manuel started the game by engineering two scoring drives — including a 67-yard touchdown pass to tight end Charles Clay — on Buffalo's first two series. And the third-year player then re-entered the game in the third quarter, and hit Tobias Palmer for a 37-yard [...]
NEW YORK — A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling."Attorney Mark Lanier said Saturday in an email that Kevin Ward Jr. was killed last year as he walked on the Canandaigua Motorsports Park dirt track even though Stewart is one of the world's best drivers.The lawyer [...]
During the 1964 Indianapolis 500, after a popular driver named Eddie Sachs was killed during a crash, broadcaster Sid Collins delivered a poignant on-air eulogy. It said, in part, we are all speeding toward death at the rate of 60 minutes every hour, with the only difference being that we don’t know how to speed faster, and Eddie Sachs did.Whenever somebody dies behind the wheel of a racecar, I think of Sid Collins’ profound words.I thought of them Oct. 11, 2011, when Dan [...]