Hobart and William Smith Colleges

The Hobart College hockey team moved up two spots to No. 9 in the nation in this week's D3hockey.com poll and moved up one spot to No. 12 in the most recent USCHO.com poll.

William Smith College Soccer Head Coach Aliceann Wilber was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division III East Region Coach of the Year as announced this afternoon. It's the seventh time Wilber has earned the award.

William Smith first-year forward Mia Morrison was named the Liberty League Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week by the conference office today. Junior guard Melanie Patterson earned a spot on the Liberty League's Weekly Honor Roll.

Four members of the William Smith College field hockey team earned a spot on the 2015 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-Region Teams. Senior Madison Finn and sophomores Alexandra Frary and Hannah Wood garnered North Atlantic first team honors and junior Alessandra Patrizio was named to the second team.

Third-seeded Hobart will host two opening round games of the 50th annual Wendy's College Classic. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, No. 4 Brockport and No. 5 Rochester will tip off in the first contest at 6 p.m. followed by the Statesmen against No. 6 Roberts Wesleyan at 8 p.m.

William Smith will host two opening round games of the 32nd annual Wendy's College Classic. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, SUNY Geneseo and RIT will square off in the first contest at 6 p.m. followed by the Herons against Roberts Wesleyan College at 8 p.m.

The Buffalo State men's basketball team shot 60 percent from the floor and 59 percent from 3-point range to hand Hobart its first loss of the season 98-78 tonight. The Bengals' Kevin Marmolejos broke the school record with 10 3-pointers made on the way to a game-high 32 points.

William Smith junior Melanie Patterson scored a game-high 20 points, but host Cortland used a late rally to claim a 70-63 non-conference women's basketball victory tonight.

With the 2015 field hockey season officially complete, the countdown has begun for the 2016 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship which will be hosted by William Smith College.

Hobart first-year guard Jamal Lucas was named the Liberty League Men's Basketball Performer of the Week today by the conference office. He was the Statesmen's top scorer and rebounder in a 2-0 week, averaging 23.0 ppg and 10.0 rpg.

Auburn Doubledays

Batting practice jerseys worn by Doubledays players from 2012-2015 are now up for bid! Check out auctions for jerseys worn by players like Mariano Rivera III, Lucas Giolito, Erick Fedde, and Anthony Rendon.
The Auburn Doubledays have announced the team's 2016 schedule. The Doubledays will open the season on Friday, June 17 at Falcon Park against the Batavia Muckdogs at 7:05pm.
The Auburn Doubledays have announced that Brian Rhodes has been selected the 2015 New York-Penn League Groundskeeper of the Year. Rhodes, an Auburn native, just completed his fourth season as the Head Groundskeeper at Falcon Park.
The Auburn Doubledays will host a garage sale at Falcon Park on Saturday, September 19 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The garage sale will include game-used items as well as special pricing on Doubledays merchandise. Fans may set up a table at the garage sale in exchange for a $25 donation.

NY Yankees

Are the Yankees willing to lose a first-round Draft pick to sign a free agent? Should the club go after Ben Zobrist? Bryan Hoch answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.
Yogi Berra passed away on September 22, a month before we were notified by the White House that he would receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The news then was bittersweet; I was sad that Grampa would not be able to get the medal in person, but so, so proud that he would receive the honor.
Rob Refsnyder is getting a head start on his training for next season, and the rookie infielder said that he will arrive in camp intent upon winning the Yankees' starting second-base job.
When Brian McCann brought his bat to Yankee Stadium two years ago, the slugging catcher carried a charitable mission with it. Each one of his trips around the bases has a special meaning, delivering another blow in the fight against childhood cancer.
Could Robinson Cano return to New York? Are Brett Gardner and/or Andrew Miller going to be traded? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.
The Yankees' offseason shopping list, as outlined by managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, has prioritized adding another starting pitcher to supplement Masahiro Tanaka's expected return to the ace role. Brian McCann leaves the Hot Stove moving and shaking to those in charge of making such decisions, but the catcher said that he has confidence in the staff as comprised.
As the Arizona Fall League's six-week season concluded with Saturday's championship game, MLBPipeline.com names its All-AFL Team, highlighted by Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez and rebounding Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar.
Every year, without fail, less-heralded prospects excel -- and sometimes outperform -- their more famous counterparts in the Arizona Fall League. Here are 10 prospects who left Arizona standing a bit taller than they did when they arrived.
The Yankees got an early jump on the Thanksgiving holiday in their neighborhood on Friday, hosting a feast in the backyard of Yankee Stadium for several hundred local residents.
Rickey Henderson and Robin Yount , two of MLB's 29 historical 3,000-hit men, were on the stage of the Juniper Ballroom in the Aria Hotel on Friday, reminiscing about their careers in an installment of a lecture series that is a featured part of Tony La Russa's 4th Annual Leaders & Legends weekend to benefit the Pets for Vets program of his Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF).
The Yankees added three players to their 40-man roster on Friday, thus protecting right-handers Johnny Barbato and Rookie Davis and outfielder Ben Gamel from next month's Rule 5 Draft.
For the fifth consecutive year, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman participated in the nationwide "Sleep Out" to raise awareness for the plight of homeless children, joining 700 leaders in business, government, media and sports in sleeping out on the streets of 15 cities in the United States and Canada.
The Yankees are open to anything and willing to listen to inquiries about any of their players, general manager Brian Cashman said on Thursday on MLB Network.
Increased safety netting is likely to be in place by the opening of the 2016 season and a new three-year agreement with FOX will allow fans to watch live in-market streaming on any mobile device, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced as the quarterly Owners Meetings wrapped up on Thursday.
Opening Day 2016 will feature a combined seven national ESPN telecasts -- three on Sunday, April 3, and four on Monday, April 4 -- Commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Thursday at the end of Major League Baseball's quarterly Owners Meetings in Dallas.
The 2015 season represented to Hal Steinbrenner what he envisioned for years: that the Yankees could compete with a roster not built largely around big-ticket free-agent signings.
There were no topics declared off-limits as Michael Kay braced for a roast in his honor held Tuesday at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, and the Yankees broadcaster said that he could have predicted at least a few of the barbs heading his way.
The holiday season started early at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday as the ballpark played host to Derek Jeter's Turn2 Foundation Christmas wrapping party.
Mike Harkey is returning to manager Joe Girardi's coaching staff after a two-year absence when he served as the D-backs' pitching coach, the Yankees announced on Monday.
Is Brett Gardner going to be traded? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers fans' questions in the latest Yankees Inbox.
Let the countdown begin. Yankees pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 18, with position players set to report on Feb. 24.
The Yankees continue to be, in Brian Cashman's words, "open to anything" as the Hot Stove market develops. In years past, that would have suggested wielding a heavy checkbook as their primary weapon, but the general manager has a new preferred tactic in adding flexibility to an aging roster.
There is an important anniversary coming up for Joe Torre, one a lot of people will be talking about in 2016, at least around these parts. That's why Major League Baseball's executive vice president of baseball operations needed to honor David Cone in a hurry at Thursday's 13th annual Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation Gala at Cipriani, a fundraiser to lead the charge against domestic violence.
Brian McCann led all Major League catchers in home runs and tied a career high with a team-leading 94 RBIs this past season, a performance that saw the Yankees catcher rewarded with his sixth Silver Slugger Award.
The Yankees believe that they are picking up Aaron Hicks at just the right time, identifying a moment in his career when the outfielder's performance will catch up with his talent, thanks to development that has taken place on and off the field.

NY Mets

Despite a pair of performance-enhancing drug suspensions that cost Jenrry Mejia nearly all of last season, the Mets will "likely" tender their former closer a contract for 2016, according to a source. The team has not commented on the decision.
MLB announced Monday that the Mets issued 44 full postseason shares worth $300,757.78 apiece, a record total for a World Series runner-up. The World Series-champion Royals issued 58 shares worth $370,069.03 each.
Mets' Single-Game Tickets are available now at mets.com/tickets. Act now and secure your seats at Citi Field to see the defending National League champions in action in 2016.
Mike Hessman, the all-time Minor League home run leader, has decided to retire after a 19-year career.
From door to door members of the Mets' front office went, distributing full Thanksgiving meals. They stopped in, had conversations. This was the second annual Metsgiving event, and team employees fanned throughout all five boroughs, providing turkeys and meals to families who would otherwise go without.
The Mets have signed right-handed pitcher Stolmy Pimentel to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, the club announced Tuesday.
The Mets will open their Spring Training schedule with a March 3 game against the Nationals in Viera, Fla., before opening their home Grapefruit League slate the following day against the Marlins in Port St. Lucie.
The Mets have a LOOGY problem. Ever since Josh Edgin underwent Tommy John surgery last spring, the Mets have been unable to find a reliable LOOGY, or "left-handed one-out guy" -- a lefty specialist, essentially. Edgin filled that role for the Mets in 2014, posting a 1.32 ERA, but there are no guarantees he will be able to contribute consistently for the Mets next season.
The golf course isn't exactly the place one would expect a dream of playing for an MLB team to come to fruition. However, for pitcher Kyle Regnault of the New York Mets, that is exactly what happened.
As the Arizona Fall League's six-week season concluded with Saturday's championship game, MLBPipeline.com names its All-AFL Team, highlighted by Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez and rebounding Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar.

SU Athletics

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Syracuse's Tyler Lydon earned Atlantic Coast Conference basketball Rookie of the Week and NC State junior guard Anthony "Cat" Barber was voted Player of the Week, it was announced on Monday.

Three members of the 2015 Syracuse University football team were honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference for their performances this season. Senior punter Riley Dixon, junior wide receiver Brisly Estime, and junior defensive end Ron Thompson each were named to the 2015 All-ACC Football Team, which was voted on by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Sophomore Julian Buescher has climbed to No. 7 in the nation in assists and Syracuse ranks seventh in total points in the latest NCAA men's soccer statistics released on Monday, Nov. 30.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Tyler Lydon of the men's basketball team and Jessica Sibley of the ice hockey team are this week's Orange Scholar-Athletes of the Week.

After winning the first collegiate game of her career in between the pipes on Saturday afternoon, sophomore Abbey Miller was named the College Hockey America Goalie of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.

Sophomore Alex Lamontagne of the Syracuse women's soccer team has been selected to the Canadian Women's National EXCEL Program's under-20 final roster for the upcoming CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championships to be held in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, beginning December 3.

No. 6 Syracuse will make its first appearance in the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament quarterfinals after defeating No. 13 Seattle, 3-1, in the third round at the SU Soccer Stadium. The Orange will host Boston College, the last team to beat Syracuse, in the Elite Eight on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. The winner of that match will advance to the College Cup in Kansas City, Kansas.

Cole Murphy's 35-yard field goal as time expired propelled Syracuse to a dramatic 20-17 victory over Boston College on Senior Day at the Carrier Dome on Saturday, Nov. 28. The Orange (4-8, 2-6 ACC) defense stepped up in Scott Shafer's final game as head coach, holding the Eagles (3-9, 0-8 ACC) to just one pass completion and stopping the visitors 11 out of 12 times on third down and forcing six BC three-and-outs.

In the last game of the 2015 season, the Orange defense forced Boston College to remain one-dimensional and emerged with a 20-17 victory on Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Carrier Dome, sending Scott Shafer out a winner in his final game as head coach.

LAS VEGAS – The No. 23 Syracuse women's basketball team used a huge fourth quarter to roll past Fordham 76-54 in its second game of the South Point Shootout on Saturday.

NY Giants

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Buffalo Bills

Listen in as Bills' Defensive End Jerry Hughes put on the mic for the Bills' Week 12 road matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Through the first 10 games of the season Rex Ryan was five for six on coach's challenges, but on Sunday the process in deciding on challenges was flawed.
The Buffalo Bills made two roster moves today by placing DL Alex Carrington on injured reserve and releasing LB AJ Tarpley.
The Bills head coach talks about the process of challenging plays, the injuries suffered against the Chiefs, and feeling the frustrations of the fans.
This week's Hilbert College Call of the Game comes from Bills WR Sammy Watkins who hauls in a 28-yard TD pass between two defenders.
Bills safety Corey Graham sends Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce up and over after a short gain, earning the honor for this week's Carubba Collision of the Game.
On this date in team history the club got their official name of the Bills.
Sammy Watkins, Rex Ryan, Tyrod Taylor, Chris Hogan and LeSean McCoy + others discuss the key plays in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.
WR Sammy Watkins and the Bills offense dominated the first half against the Chiefs. That was not the case in the second half as offensive struggles played a major part in the team's 30-22 loss in Kansas City.
The Bills players hashed things out amongst themselves in the postgame locker room at Kansas City to make sure everyone was on the same page about what the team needs to do over the last five weeks of the regular season.

Keuka College

Keuka College plans to offer Varsity-level eSports team, focusing on League of Legends – the most popular online game in North America.
Men's Basketball lost to the Saxons at home
Keuka College defeated Alfred 73-38
Men's Hoops defeated the Spartans 87-83
Keuka College lost to Hamilton College 76-73
Schreiber becomes the second student-athlete in Keuka College history to earn the honor.
Keuka fell in Women's Basketball 49-27
Alex Milazzo is the feature of the second Keuka Confidential, a Facebook exclusive series
Kathryn Standinger pointed up and qualified for Regionals for Keuka
Keuka College finished 11th at Skidmore

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

After an electrifying first half, Sammy Watkins disappeared in the second half for the Bills.
Joywave says there's a stigma about Rochester, but the area has actually produced plenty of great things.
When attracting scouts, Little Irish's latest state football title is good for Section V.
Reporter Victoria Freile shares ideas ranging from a cookbook to things to wear.
The state Class AA champions climbed four spots this week
The Minnesota Twins signed three players to minor league deals on Monday
Aquinas defeated Saratoga Springs 44-19 on Nov. 29, 2015 to claim the AA state title and finish the season with a 13-0 record.
James Clarke scored a career-high 35 points as School of the Arts won 73-48.
Jake Zembiec sets TD pass record and Earnest Edwards scores 4 TDs in 44-19 win.
Buffalo lost 30-22 to Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium.

Daily Messenger

The senior also had 10 rebounds in a 51-47 loss for the Screaming Eagles on Monday night.
More injuries beset defense as Buffalo prepares for big showdown at home with Texans.
The Orange make their first appearance in the weekly poll at No. 14.
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Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is stepping away from basketball, retiring after this season.Bryant, 37, announced his decision on Sunday with a poem published on The Player's Tribune. "I fell in love with you/A love [...]
The Orange are national champs in field hockey and cross country, plus other random thoughts of the week.
SYRACUSE — Scott Shafer's voice began to break almost as soon as he took the podium for his final press conference at Syracuse.Unable to continue after not much more than minute as his voice cracked and tears welled in his eyes, Shafer looked up one last time and said: "God bless this community and go Orange! That's it."Shafer then disappeared into a hallway in the bowels of the Carrier Dome, his three-year run at Syracuse done after one final victory on Saturday. [...]
The Bills are battling injuries again, while the Chiefs are getting healthy, and better.
It was a slow opening day by all accounts, so let's hope this isn't the beginning of a dire future.
The 10-year veteran will have knee surgery after six weeks of rest didn't help initial injury from Week 6.

Finger Lakes Times

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs never thought their season was over when they were in the midst of a five-game losing streak, last in the AFC West and laughably far from playoff content
WATERLOO — The Waterloo boys basketball team showed no signs of first-game jitters Saturday as it used a balanced all-around effort to pull away for a 72-52 non-league victory over Bloomfield.
Tell me about your award?” I asked Ron Pesta by phone last week. There was silence on the other end as Pesta struggled to figure out what award I was talking about. I informed him it was the big news
HONEOYE — The Romulus girls basketball team got its season off to a strong start this weekend by capturing the Honeoye Tournament championship. The Warriors also got a close-up look at a fellow Finger
SENECA FALLS — The South Seneca boys basketball team had the honor of opening up the Second Annual New York Chiropractic College Tip-Off Classic against Southern Cayuga Saturday.
SENECA FALLS — The North Rose-Wolcott boys basketball team showcased a balanced attack against Geneva in the second game of Saturday’s second annual New York Chiropractic College Tip-Off Classic.
SENECA FALLS — The Mynderse Academy boys basketball team stormed out to a 12-point lead early in the fourth and final game of Saturday's Second Annual New York Chiropractic College Tip-Off Classic.
SENECA FALLS — The Lyons boys basketball team made the deepest run of any team a season ago, making it to the New York State Class C semifinals.
Fans who witnessed the William Smith College basketball team’s season opener Nov. 17 may have thought they were in a time machine.
GENEVA — For the third time since 2001, Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ H.J. McCooey Memorial Field will be home to a national championship weekend.

Auburn Citizen
RALEIGH, N.C. | North Carolina State has already earned a spot in a bowl. The Wolfpack want a good one, and the best way to earn that is to keep winning.
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