More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=215 More Finger Lakes Sports 2017-03-27T11:31:40Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Error in feed.Auburn Doubledays Doubledays Front Office Adds "Local Bats To Lineups" Doubledays Front Office Adds "Local Bats To Lineups" Player Development Contract with Washington extended for two years The Washington Nationals and Auburn Doubledays have announced that the teams have extended their Player Development Contract for an additional two years. Auburn will remain part of the Washington system through the 2018 season. Attendance increases for third straight year The Auburn Doubledays have announced that a total of 52,811 fans attended 37 home games at Falcon Park this season, an average of 1,427 per game. Average attendance is up 23% since 2013. Seneca County Chamber of Commerce honors Doubledays The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce recently presented its 2016 Small Business of the Year Award to the Auburn Doubledays Baseball Club during a ceremony at the Chamber's Annual Membership BBQ event held at Knapp Vineyard Winery and Restaurant. Cost of attending Doubledays game 23% below MiLB average Minor League Baseball has announced that the average cost for a family of four to enjoy a Minor League Baseball game this season is only $64.97; a price that includes parking, two adult tickets, two child tickets, four hot dogs, two sodas and two beers. The cost for a family of four to buy those same items at an Auburn Doubledays home game at Falcon Park is only $50.00, 23% lower than the Minor League average. NY Yankees Time will tell what Yankees do at Deadline It is a challenge for Yankees GM Brian Cashman and his staff to predict what their mindset will be in late July, when they work the phones in advance of what is expected to be a hectic non-waiver Trade Deadline. Yanks reassign Castillo, Solano, Tejada The Yankees made three roster moves following Sunday's 7-4 win over the Rays. Catcher Wilkin Castillo and infielders Donovan Solano and Ruben Tejada were reassigned to Minor League camp. On Demand: Three best friends Didi Gregorius, Starlin Castro and Matt Holliday recreate a scene from the movie "The Hangover" in this must-watch clip. MLB.TV is counting down to Opening Day Watch live out-of-market games -- including select Spring Training games without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices. Plus, enjoy full portability with a free subscription to At Bat Premium ($19.99 value). Mitchell feels pressure of rotation battle The pressure is rising for the contenders as the Yankees attempt to trim the competition for their vacant rotation spots. Yankees release bullpen candidate Niese The Yankees released Jonathon Niese on Sunday, ending the left-hander's bid to secure an Opening Day bullpen job. Hicks goes yard in Mitchell's shaky rotation audition Aaron Hicks continued to put up a strong fight in the Yankees' right-field competition, slugging his third spring homer and driving in three runs on Sunday in a 7-4 Grapefruit League victory over the Rays at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Bird bashes 7th spring HR; Girardi impressed As Spring Training comes closer to wrapping up, Greg Bird will be hoping his hot bat will be migrating with him to the regular season. Yankees' Top 30 Prospects list Who do the Yankees have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for New York's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch. One week to go in Yanks' shortstop competition For the better part of nearly two decades, excluding injuries, the Yankees have been largely able to pencil in a starting shortstop for Opening Day and be confident in it. Holliday, Bird pace Yanks' bats vs. Blue Jays Toronto's hitters got to New York starter Adam Warren before the Yankees rallied for a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. Yanks honor Judge, Adams for '16 season in Minors Successful 2016 seasons for a pair of Yankees Minor Leaguers were rewarded on Saturday. CC, Pineda to follow Tanaka in Opening Series The Yankees have set their rotation for the Opening Series against the Rays, with CC Sabathia in line to start the season's second game on April 4 at Tropicana Field. Hicks belly-flopped into first base Hicks belly-flopped into first base Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Yankees' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away. CC goes 5 1/3 before Yanks walk off vs. Phils The Yankees rallied late to grab their 20th victory of the spring, pushing two runs across in the ninth inning to walk off in a 3-2 Grapefruit League win over the Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Friday. Cessa optioned amid Yankees' roster moves The Yankees trimmed a rotation contender and a top prospect from camp on Friday, optioning right-hander Luis Cessa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and reassigning outfielder Clint Frazier to Minor League camp amid several roster moves. Clippard: Classic one of 'coolest things' in career The realization hit Tyler Clippard long before he was part of the World Baseball Classic celebration at Dodger Stadium, confetti raining from the sky and the stars and stripes across his chest. Q&A: Cashman on 30-plus years with Yanks MLB.com recently sat down with Brian Cashman in his office at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., to discuss what he learned working for The Boss, what it was like being a seller for the first time at last year's Trade Deadline and how he hopes the current youth movement will bring a 28th title to Yankee Stadium. Montgomery K's 8 as youngsters shine vs. TB The Yankees and Rays played to a 5-5 tie as New York's Tyler Wade stole third and then scored on an error to knot the game up in the ninth Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park. Yanks mulling candidates to round out rotation The best-case scenario would have made the decisions easy for manager Joe Girardi and pitching coach Larry Rothschild, with the best candidates for the fourth and fifth spots in the Yankees' starting rotation clearly identifying themselves this spring. Yanks confident in stepping up with Didi out Chase Headley does not know who will be standing to his left when he takes the field on Opening Day, but the third baseman is confident that the Yankees will be able to weather the injury that is keeping shortstop Didi Gregorius on the sidelines. Sharp Tanaka backed by Bird's 2 HRs, 5 RBIs Greg Bird homered twice and Masahiro Tanaka continued his scoreless spring, keeping the Phillies off the scoreboard for 5 1/3 innings in a 7-3 Yankees win Wednesday at Spectrum Field. Tanaka's spring scoreless streak at 18 2/3 Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka continued his scoreless spring Wednesday, keeping the Phillies off the board through 5 1/3 innings in a 7-3 Grapefruit League victory at Spectrum Field. The outing ran Tanaka's total to 18 2/3 scoreless frames in five spring starts. Baseball renaissance man Green dies at 82 Dallas Green, manager of the 1980 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies and a baseball renaissance man who held nearly every possible title during his five-plus decades in the game, died Wednesday. He was 82. Named Yanks' 1B, Bird celebrates with 2 HRs Greg Bird has answered all of the Yankees' questions after missing all of last season with a right shoulder injury, and the organization plans to give him a long look as the everyday first baseman this season. Green's candor, passion leave lasting impact Nobody in the game rode taller in the saddle than Dallas Green. Not 6-foot-7 Frank Howard nor 6-foot-11 Jon Rauch. Dallas Green was baseball's John Wayne, so upright and rigid and with such a commanding voice. Didi out through April with strained shoulder Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season with a strained subscapularis muscle in his throwing shoulder, the Yankees said on Tuesday. Mitchell racks up K's as Holliday homers off Sale A new uniform did not alter Chris Sale's dominance of the Yankees, as the left-hander struck out 10 over six strong innings on Tuesday, leading the Red Sox to a 4-2 Grapefruit League victory at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Yanks reassign Gleyber to Minor League camp The Yankees believe that it is only a matter of time before Gleyber Torres makes an impact in the big leagues, but they are not ready to start that clock just yet. Betances' Classic experience better than expected For Dellin Betances, representing the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic was a more special experience than he had imagined. Greg Bird's cat is related to Mr. Bigglesworth Greg Bird's cat is related to Mr. Bigglesworth Holliday, Gardner lead way in thumping of Nats The Nationals sold out the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches for the first time in its short history, as 7,675 fans were in attendance for Monday afternoon's matchup with the Yankees. Brett Gardner drove in a pair with a two-run single in the second and Matt Holliday launched a two-run home run as New York came away with a 9-3 victory. Headley, errors help Yanks rally past Astros Chase Headley plated two runs with a double and scored another on a steal of home, and the Yankees won it in the ninth when two runs scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch for a 6-4 victory over the Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Sunday afternoon. McKinney making most of unexpected chance One of the most impressive Yankees this Spring Training was not even included on the original roster for big league camp. Billy McKinney has taken advantage of an unexpected opportunity. NY Mets Harvey hits 97 in best spring start Matt Harvey was well aware of his flagging spring velocity and what people thought about it. Knowing that, Mets manager Terry Collins figured Harvey was determined to show off on Sunday, dialing his heater up to a monthly high of 97 mph . Matz to skip next start due to elbow irritation A flare-up of irritation in Steven Matz's left elbow has prompted the Mets to skip his next start, general manager Sandy Alderson announced on Sunday. Matz had been scheduled to pitch in a Minor League game at the Mets' First Data Field complex. Harvey goes 6 strong, Reyes bangs 3 hits Matt Harvey delivered six strong innings in his best outing of the spring on Sunday, leading the Mets to an 8-2 win over the Braves at First Data Field. MLB.TV is counting down to Opening Day Watch live out-of-market games -- including select Spring Training games without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices. Plus, enjoy full portability with a free subscription to At Bat Premium ($19.99 value). Lagares feels 'way better' day after injury Though Juan Lagares won't know his fate for certain until he undergoes an MRI early this week, the Mets outfielder woke up Sunday with his left oblique feeling "way better than yesterday." Lagares had strained the muscle in the third inning of Saturday's game against the Braves deGrom sets sights on 200 innings Though Jacob deGrom is a former Rookie of the Year and All-Star, he has never pitched 200 innings in a regular season. Conforto goes deep, Montero fires 5 strong Michael Conforto homered before R.A. Dickey settled into a groove and Rafael Montero provided five strong innings as the Mets claimed a 3-0 win over the Braves on Saturday afternoon at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex. d'Arnaud focuses on run game in Minors appearance Travis d'Arnaud understands the reality that his grip on the Mets' catching job is tenuous. Mets' Top 30 prospects list Who do the Mets have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for New York's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch. Syndergaard fans five in next-to-last start Derek Fisher stole three bases and scored the Astros' first run off Noah Syndergaard on Friday, leading Houston to a 2-0 win over the Mets at First Data Field. SU Athletics Taylor, Evans Named Scholar-Athletes of the Week SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Harriet Taylor of the women's rowing team and Jordan Evans of the men's lacrosse team are this week's Syracuse Scholar-Athletes of the Week. Orange Up 2 Spots in Maverik Media Poll After another overtime thriller, the Syracuse men's lacrosse team moved up to No. 4 in the Maverik Media Poll, setting up a top-four challenge vs. No. 1 Notre Dame on Saturday in South Bend. Orange to Participate in St. Baldrick's Fundraiser Members of the Syracuse football team will shave their heads this weekend to raise money in the fight against pediatric cancer. #15 Fighting Irish Upsets #4 Orange No. 4/8 Syracuse women's lacrosse team had its six-game home winning streak snapped in a 16-7 setback to No. 15/16 Notre Dame in the Carrier Dome on Sunday, March 26. The game was played in front of a crowd of 1,522, which is the sixth-highest in program history. Syracuse Edged by #6 Georgia Tech SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse women's tennis team fell short of an upset against No. 6 Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon at Drumlins Country Club. The Orange suffered a 4-3 loss to the Yellow Jackets. Cardiac 'Cuse: Orange Win Another OT Thriller Cardiac 'Cuse held true to its name as Jamie Trimboli gave the No. 5 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (6-1, 2-0 ACC) its second straight overtime victory in a 12-11 defeat of No. 11 Duke (7-3, 0-1 ACC). Spring Practice Notebook: Week 1 SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse football team wrapped up its first week of spring practice with a two-hour session Saturday morning inside the Ensley Athletic Center. The practice was SU's first in full pads and second-year head coach Dino Babers liked what he saw. Series Finale Cancelled Due to Weather SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Due to inclement weather and conditions at Onondaga Community College softball field, the series finale between Syracuse and Louisville slated for tonight has been cancelled. Tennis Hosts #6 Georgia Tech SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse women's tennis team will host No. 6 Georgia Tech on Sunday, March 26 at Drumlins Tennis Center. Match time is set for 11 a.m. Steve Stanard Named Defensive Ends Coach Syracuse head football coach Dino Babers officially announced the hiring of two-time national championship winner Steve Stanard on Friday, March 24. 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Two Giants named to NFL.com's All-Under 25 Team Landon Collins and Odell Beckham Jr. were named to NFL.com’s All-Under 25 Team The New York Giants are one of the oldest franchises in the NFL, but they are glad to have two of the game’s youngest... Osi Umenyiora wins award for NFL coverage OSI UMENYIORA WINS AWARD FOR NFL COVERAGE BY MATT COHEN Osi Umenyiora won two Lombardi Trophies as a member of the New York Giants. On Tuesday, the two-time Super Bowl champion and current NF... Giants secondary boasts two of NFL's best 2nd-round draft picks Janoris Jenkins and Landon Collins were named by NFL.com as Top-10 second round picks since 2012:  The 2017 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching. Only five weeks remain until 253 college prospects wi... Buffalo Bills Bills Today: Seymour eyes big opportunity as offseason workouts approach Bills CB Kevon Seymour discusses the opportunity to earn a starting role this season, the Bills propose a major rule change at this week's owners' meeting and Stephen Hauschka discusses what he's looking forward to about playing in Buffalo. Lorenzo Alexander: Using courage to defy the odds Pro Bowl linebacker Lorenzo Alexander has made quite a name for himself in his first season with the Bills. The 2017 Call to Courage Award winner, Alexander's remarkable story of perseverance extends far beyond the football field. Important Dates in Bills History: March 25, 2014. Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. passes away Three years ago today, Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame founding owner Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. passed away at the age of 95. Leaving behind a rich legacy around the National Football League and in the Western New York community, Wilson will never be forgotten. Top 5 most common mock draft selections for the Bills in 2017 Buffalobills.com has tracked more than 350 mock drafts in 2017. Find out which players national media are predicting the Bills will draft in April. Inside the Bills Draft War Room Former NFL scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks reveal which players they think the Buffalo Bills can and should pick up in the 2017 NFL Draft. Bills Today: Taylor makes list of free agent winners He wasn't really ever a free agent this offseason, but Tyrod Taylor made the list of winners during this current free agency period. Lifelong Bills fan takes home a piece of Bills history Passionate Bills fan and Season Ticket Member Ed Brandt recently visited New Era Field to pick up a unique piece of Bills memorabilia that he won on NFL Auction. Bills Today: Buffalo picked as top AFC East contender The Bills were picked by NFL.com as the top AFC East contender to the defending Super Bowl champions. Perfect Draft Picks for the Buffalo Bills The Buffalo Bills hold the 10th and 44th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Who will they take with their first two picks? Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks break it down. Bills Today: Zach Brown visiting Bills Bills LB Zach Brown is meeting with Buffalo's new coaching staff as he makes a free agent visit Wednesday. Keuka College Wolves Fall to DePauw University in Baseball Keuka College lost to DePauw 14-1 and 9-4 on Sunday in Florida Keuka College Women’s Lacrosse Falls at Mt. St. Mary 8-5 The Wolves lost to the Knights on Saturday Big Inning Hurts Wolves in Rain-Shortened Game Keuka College Baseball lost to Chicago 10-1 in 5 innings Lakers Top Wolves on Rainy Saturday Keuka College lost 11-5 to Oswego St. in Men's Lacrosse SUNY Poly Downs Keuka College 3-1 in Men’s Volleyball The Wolves lost to the Wildcats on Friday night Baseball Drops Opening Doubleheader to St. Olaf Keuka College lost 9-6 (10 innings) and 9-7 to St. Olaf on Thursday Wolves Fall in Four to Wells College Keuka College lost in Men's Volleyball on Wednesday Comeback Comes Up Short at Utica Keuka College lost 11-9 in Men's Lacrosse on Tuesday Women’s Lacrosse Drops Opener to Hartwick 17-4 Keuka College lost their season opener on Tuesday Reflections on the Message of Julia Garcia Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Rochester Rhinos, a perfect pairing at soccer stadium Rochester's soccer team has added iconic Dinosaur Bar-B-Que brand to its food lineup.          Irondequoit boys basketball falls to Albany Academy in Federations Eagles lose matchup of state's top two teams in Class A, 54-45          Amerks defeat Springfield to win 3rd game in 3 days Derek Grant scored his sixth goal of the weekend as Rochester defeated Springfield, 2-0.          WATCH: The great Rochester windstorm of 2017 WATCH: The great Rochester windstorm of 2017          D&CNOW: Our top stories Here's a breakdown of the stories right now at www.democratandchronicle.com.          Irondequoit boys basketball coach Chris Cardon defines perseverance Heart-breaking personal and team loss only made Irondequoit's popular coach stronger          Dan Marra remembered as friend of East Rochester sports programs Local man with epilepsy spent more than 50 years as an equipment manager for high schools          Knighthawks rally with 6 goals in 4th quarter Kyle Jackson had three goals and five assists as Rochester defeated Buffalo, 11-10.          Amerks rally from two-goal deficit to beat Binghamton Nick Baptiste scores his 21st goal, Derek Grant nets hat trick as Rochester beats Senators          MCC women’s basketball falls in national semifinal Only three starters score for Tribunes, whose rally from 10 points down falls short.          Daily Messenger Lisenbee: Not everything in nature is serene There is plenty of peace and quiet in those woods, but there also are plenty of wild and wacky moments to make us shake our heads Over the Hump SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The criticism dogged Gonzaga wherever it went, no matter how much it won.The Zags run up their record by beating up on teams in a weak conference, then always seemed to come up short as the calendar went deep into March. Few outside of Spokane believed the program Mark Few helped build from scratch belonged in the national powerhouse conversation.Overrated no more, Gonzaga is finally headed to the Final Four.The Zags took the pressure of [...] Eichel's two goals lead Sabres to win BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel scored twice and set up another goal in the Buffalo Sabres' 5-2 win that slowed the youth-laden Toronto Maple Leafs' late-season surge to clinch a playoff berth.Ryan O'Reilly and Dmitry Kulikov each had a goal and assist, and Evander Kane also scored in a game the Sabres took control of by scoring three straight times in the second period. Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots, and the Sabres continued their home dominance over their cross-border rivals [...] Brown makes 14 saves in Hobart's win over Sacred Heart FAIRFIELD, Conn.- Hobart College goalie Jackson Brown made 14 saves, including five in the fourth quarter, but Sacred Heart University eked out an 8-7 Northeast Conference men's lacrosse win this afternoon.Max Tuttle's man-up goal early in the fourth quarter gave the Pioneers (5-3, 1-1) a one-goal lead and goalie Brooks Dutton made three saves in the final four minutes to make it stand up. He also finished the game with 14 saves. Brian Masi (2- [...] Gamecocks move on EAST REGIONSOUTH CAROLINA 70, BAYLOR 50NEW YORK — Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina cruised past third-seeded Baylor 70-50 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals, the Bears' worst NCAA Tournament loss.The Gamecocks (25-10) were in control from the middle of the first half on, mixing defenses and hustling all over the Madison Square Garden court to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time. [...] Baseball: Cubs broke their curse, so who is next? The Indians, Astros and Rangers are among those who hope they're celebrating a World Series title this fall Chavez: Dedication scores pretty payday for local caddy Greg Heiler of Farmington, a McQuaid student, was awarded a four-year college scholarship based on his work on the golf course DEC's annual trout sampling draws a crowd Brisk temps didn't keep onlookers from coming out to Naples for what's become a signal that spring is nearly here, officially NCAA: No. 1 Gonzaga slips past West Virginia Michigan's Cinderella runs ends, and No. 1 seed Kansas advances by beating Purdue on Thursday night. Mattiacio Orthodontics to provide custom mouthguards Mattiacio Orthodontics, 1393 Hathaway Drive, Farmington, will host its “emBrace Athletics and Play It Safe” event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 for Canandaigua and Victor youth teams.Players will receive a free custom mouth guard that allows them to communicate on the field without taking it out for the spring lacrosse season. The event will be open for Victor Youth Lacrosse from 9 to 11 a.m. and Canandaigua Youth Lacrosse from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Registration is [...] Finger Lakes Times Aldridge's heart in rhythm, and so is his jumper When LaMarcus Aldridge felt the familiar flutter with his heart, an issue that has sidelined him twice before in his NBA career, there was no telling how long the San Antonio Spurs star would be out and how big of… After Match Play, can anyone beat Dustin Johnson? AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson has been around long enough to realize he's not going to win every golf tournament he plays. Tipping Off: Second half of Final Four field to be decided BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Half the women's Final Four field is complete after two thrilling games. Last-shot practice pays with Final Four for North Carolina MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Roy Williams still has not watched the tape of the 2016 national championship game and likely never will. The North Carolina coach sure has done his best to make sure his Tar Heels know how to… Samuelson sisters cheer each other's NCAA Tournament runs BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — As Karlie Samuelson's Stanford team was taking down Notre Dame in the Lexington Regional, her self-described biggest fan was watching on a computer, about 800 miles away inside a locker room in Connecticut. Vettel's drought-breaker for Ferrari sets up F1 duel in 2017 MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With Sebastian Vettel ascending the top of the podium in his red Ferrari race suit, the new regulations for Formula One cars seemingly needed only one Grand Prix to produce one of the desired effects. South Carolina: The surprise of the Final Four NEW YORK (AP) — Gonzaga is in its first Final Four but the Zags had knocked on the door a few times. South Carolina, meanwhile, enters its first Final Four having never been close to this deep a run. Blazers beat Lakers 97-81, tie Denver for final spot in West LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 22 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 97-81 on Sunday night to pull even with Denver in the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Ducks soar in 6-3 win over Rangers, returning Lundqvist ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Cogliano scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jonathan Bernier made 25 saves and the Anaheim Ducks won their fourth straight game by defeating Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers 6-3 on… Ducks soar in 6-3 win over Rangers, returning Lundqvist ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Cogliano scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jonathan Bernier made 25 saves and the Anaheim Ducks won their fourth straight game by defeating Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers 6-3 on… Auburn Citizen AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, left, center, talks about his state's "bathroom bill," at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. right, looks on. Forest is a… AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B FILE - This Thursday, May 12, 2016, file photo, shows a sign outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. The Associated Press has determined that North Carolina's law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than… AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B FILE - This March 10, 2015, file photo, shows signage outside PayPal's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. The Associated Press has determined that North Carolina's law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3 billion in lost business… AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B FILE- In this May 4, 2016 file photo, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory make remarks concerning House Bill 2 while speaking during a government affairs conference in Raleigh, N.C. Shortly after he signed the law, Republican then-Gov. Pat McCrory issued… AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B In this Jan. 25, 2017 photo, Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Moynihan, who leads the largest company based in North Carolina, said he has spoken privately… AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B FILE- In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper holds a press conference in Raleigh, N.C. The Associated Press has determined that North Carolina's law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3 billion… AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated… Scottish kickboxer dead of heatstroke ahead of Thai match BANGKOK (AP) — A Scottish kickboxer has died after an apparent attempt to lose weight in preparation for a fight in Thailand. UND hockey standout Boeser turns pro, notches first NHL goal GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — University of North Dakota sophomore hockey forward Brock Boeser (BEHS'-ur) has left school to turn pro. 2 remain in custody in Britain attack, police say England's team hold a minute of silence for the victims of the Westminster attack in central London on Wednesday prior the World Cup Group F qualifying soccer match between England and Lithuania at the Wembley Stadium in London, Great Britain,… Finger Lakes Daily News 2017-03-27T16:31:40Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=215