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Auburn Doubledays

Doubledays General Manager Mike Voutsinas has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Robert Stedler New York-Penn League Executive of the Year Award. Voutsinas was also named the co-winner of the league's Hon. Robert F. Julian Community & Baseball Service Award.
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.
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.
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.
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

As the Yankees wait for free-agent closers Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen to respond to their respective contract offers, general manager Brian Cashman says that he is preparing to head into 2017 without adding to the team's stable of starting pitching.
The Yankees are placing the ball in the court of the two elite closers remaining on the free-agent market, as they have tendered contract offers to both Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen, general manager Brian Cashman said on Tuesday.
You may not know Yankees pitching prospect Brody Koerner, but the sinkerballer is putting himself on the map.
The Yankees will retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 and unveil his Monument Park plaque on May 14.
Adding Chris Sale to an already formidable roster has turned the Red Sox into baseball's version of the Golden State Warriors, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman quipped shortly after the seismic trade that rattled the Winter Meetings on Tuesday afternoon.
Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
The Yankees are continuing to receive offers for outfielder Brett Gardner, though general manager Brian Cashman said that nothing has moved the needle thus far toward a potential trade.
The Yankees made a quick strike to land a bat on the eve of baseball's Winter Meetings, agreeing to terms with outfielder/designated hitter Matt Holliday on a one-year, $13 million contract Sunday. The club has not confirmed the report.
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.
With the World Baseball Classic just a few months away, the rosters are beginning to take shape. More names surfaced Monday as the World Baseball Classic released an initial list of 30 players, spanning 16 countries, who are confirmed to be participating in this year's tournament.
The Yankees are participating in a charity auction to help fund the renovation of a youth baseball and softball field in Little Ferry, N.J., which will be a loving tribute to the memory of longtime Mets senior director of media relations Shannon Forde.
The Arizona Fall League announced it's official Top Prospects Team on Monday. Selected by Fall League managers and coaches, the team recognizes 24 players who distinguished themselves throughout the league's six-week schedule against other top prospects from every organization in Major League Baseball.
The New Era Pinstripe Bowl is set. No. 23 Pittsburgh will face Northwestern at 2 p.m. ET on Dec. 28 at Yankee Stadium.
What will John Sterling's HR call be for Holliday?
The Yankees resolved two of their potential non-tender situations this week with the outright releases of right-hander Nathan Eovaldi and infielder/outfielder Dustin Ackley, and they settled their business in advance of Friday's 8 p.m. ET deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players by declining to offer a deal to left-hander Jacob Lindgren.
As CC Sabathia approaches what could be his final season with the Yankees, he feels healthy following recent right knee surgery and upbeat about the potential of his team.
Derek Jeter showed off his golf swing
Major League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.
Hal Steinbrenner said that it was "emotional" to watch Aaron Judge homer in his first Major League plate appearance, and the Yankees' managing general partner is counting on the 24-year-old slugger to grab hold of the starting right-field job next spring.
Watch Mariano Rivera break Ryan Klesko's bat 3 times
Frazier, Severino show off their offseason workouts
As part of MLBPipeline.com's coverage of all things prospect and the AFL in particular, a group of five experts was assembled to discuss a quintet of up-and-coming stars. Each prospect has lofty expectations and an argument can be made for all of them to have the brightest futures. Those arguments were hashed out in "The Next Big Leaguers."
The Yankees have unconditionally released pitchers Nathan Eovaldi, Joe Mantiply and Nick Rumbelow. The three hurlers had been designated for assignment Nov. 18.
Old and new Yankees hung out at Betances' wedding
Brett Gardner and his wife, Jessica, displayed their gratitude this Thanksgiving week by hosting a special luncheon for more than 80 active duty members of the 15th Air Lift Squadron and their families at Charleston Air Force Base.
Jim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.
Will Greg Bird be ready to start on Opening Day? Is Mike Napoli a free-agent target for the Yankees? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers these and other questions in the Inbox.
Jorge Posada said that it marked "one of the happiest days of my life" to catch a glimpse of the plaque bearing his likeness that will forever hang in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, accompanied by the retirement of his uniform No. 20.
Tim Raines seems to be inching closer to Cooperstown. He is hoping his 10th and final year of eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame will lead to election.

NY Mets

Over the span of a single week in November, Terry Collins lost a pair of friends he had known since grammar school. As he mourned them, Collins, 67, got to thinking. He wondered about his own future. He considered the rest of his life.
When the Mets decided to ship Tim Tebow out to the Arizona Fall League in October, they did so fully believing he was "overmatched" -- general manager Sandy Alderson's word -- by the competition there. But the Mets sent him anyway because they believed if Tebow were to succeed at age 29, his crash course in baseball would need to include as many actual games as possible.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson did not hesitate Monday when asked about the identity of his third baseman heading into next season.
As the first day of the Winter Meetings drew to a close, the Mets reached something of an impasse regarding their desire to trade an outfielder. After spending Monday talking to the Orioles and other teams about potential deals, the Mets came away believing clubs are more interested in Curtis Granderson than Jay Bruce.
More than two dozen Mets employees from various sects of the organization climbed onto a Winter Meetings stage early Monday, there to provide the kind of support that late staffer Shannon Forde always did. Longtime Mets public relations executive Jay Horwitz sighed loudly as he attempted to describe the impact that Forde had on the organization.
Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
To replace Wally Backman, their top Minor League manager for the past five seasons, the Mets on Monday promoted Pedro Lopez to Backman's former post as Triple-A Las Vegas manager. Lopez had served as Double-A Binghamton manager since 2009.
The Mets will host their annual holiday coat drive Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET at the Citi Field team store. All fans donating at least one coat will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to select Mets home games in April 2017.
The free-agent market for outfielders is thinner than usual at the dawn of the Winter Meetings. For starting pitchers, it is practically nonexistent. But the market for late-inning relievers is robust, with closers Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon all hitting free agency at the same time.
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.

SU Athletics

We sorted through the more than 10,000 images captured by Cuse.com photographer Chuck Wainwright and picked some of our favorites to create a game-by-game review of the first season of the Dino Babers era.

No. 20/21 Syracuse (6-3, 0-0) vs. Coppin State (0-7, 0-0)

Syracuse sophomore Miles Robinson leads a group of three Orange who have earned All-South Region honors. Robinson was voted to the All-South Region First Team, while freshman Mo Adams was selected to the All-Region Second Team. In addition, senior Chris Nanco earned All-Region Third Team accolades. The All-Region teams were announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

The Orange football program features 10 alums who are active on NFL rosters. Here's a quick recap of how they fared during Week 13 of the 2016 season:

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – For the 11th-consecutive week, the Syracuse women's basketball program is ranked in the top 25 of both major national polls. Syracuse ranks No. 19 in the country in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 20 nationally in the most recent Associated Press Poll.

NEW YORK CITY – DaJuan Coleman tallied his fifth-career double-double with a season-high 13 rebounds and 10 points, but Syracuse (5-3) was defeated by rival Connecticut (4-4), 52-50, on Monday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

For the 23rd time since the birth of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Academic Achievement Award in 1981, the Syracuse University football program was recognized for its academic success, as the Orange received 2016 honorable mention honors from the organization on Monday, Dec. 5.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Entering the Syracuse women's basketball team's contest against Central Connecticut State on Dec. 4, senior guard Alexis Peterson and redshirt senior guard Brittney Sykes combined for 39.6 points per game, which ranked second nationally among NCAA Division I backcourts.

Syracuse Athletics is hosting its second and final Red Cross blood drive of the fall semester on Monday, Dec. 5. The drive will last from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Hall of Fame area of Manley Field House.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior guard Alexis Peterson of the Syracuse women's basketball team was named the Atlantic Coast Conference co-Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday afternoon. Peterson shared the honor with Duke redshirt junior guard Rebecca Greenwell.

NY Giants

Here are the storylines to follow as the Giants begin prep for Week 14: 1. SO THEY MEET AGAIN… NEWS > Cruz aims for increased role > Latest NFL Power Rankings > Anatomy of ...
The NFL has announced team nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, presented by Nationwide:  EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Few NFL players combine excellence on the field with consiste...
Victor Cruz addresses his role in the Giants offense heading into Week 14:  EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Victor Cruz had a conversation today with head coach Ben McAdoo and left it believing more produ...
Power rankings are coming in from around the country following Week 13:  CBS Sports NEWS > What does this loss mean for Giants? > Postgame Notes and Stats > Offense struggle...
Giants.com's John Schmeelk takes a frame-by-frame look at a key play from Sunday's game: The Situation: After allowing the Steelers to convert a third-and-17 on a quick screen to Eli Rogers, it’s ...
Giants.com takes a look around the division following Week 13: DALLAS COWBOYS (11-1, 3-1 NFC EAST) NEWS > Latest NFL Power Rankings > Anatomy of a Play > Cover 3: Areas for ...
Three Giants writers give their take on the team following Sunday's loss to the Steelers:  The Giants’ longest winning streak since 2008 ended at six games on Sunday.With only 234 yards of offens...
Coach McAdoo meets the media to recap the Steelers game.
Coach Ben McAdoo recaps Sunday's loss after viewing the Game Tape: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – With four games remaining in the season, the Giants’ offense isn’t what it once was, or what it was expec...
Dana Blatchford’s wife jokes that his beard is the fifth member of the family. Before every New York Giants game, the 42-year-old fan from Gloucester, Massachusetts spends 30-45 minutes spray-pa...

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills announced that C Eric Wood is the team's 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee.
John Murphy evaluates the Bills chances of beating Pittsburgh for the first time since 1999.
Bills top draft choice Shaq Lawson will make his first NFL start in his sixth NFL game against the Steelers Sunday.
LB Lorenzo Alexander addressed the media inside the locker room topics include; playoff implications, coming back in pressure situations, and winning four straight games.
FB Jerome Felton addressed the media inside the locker room topics include; the entire team running game, his big blocks on touchdown runs, and winning four straight games to make a run.
Jerome Felton knows he's part of a dying breed. Even though he was one of the best fullbacks in football he knew he had to diversify his game to stay in an ever changing NFL.
CB Stephon Gilmore addressed the media inside the locker room topics include; learning from the last game, playing against a talented receiver, and winning one game at a time.
LB Preston Brown addressed the media inside the locker room topics include; the up tempo pace the Raiders offense ran, run defense, and the vibe inside the locker room.
Ronald Darby has a good chance to play this week as he's out of the concussion protocol. Stephon Gilmore is eager for the matchup with Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown and Rex Ryan is standing behind his quarterback.
HC Rex Ryan addressed the media topics include; being better in pressure situations, the pass rush, and winning the next four games.

Keuka College

Keuka College lost to SUNY Poly on Sunday
The Wolves lost to the Wildcats 69-40 on Sunday
Keuka College defeated SUNY Cobleskill 84-78 on Saturday
The Wolves lost to SUNY Cobleskill 70-59 on Saturday
The annual Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, December 10 from 11am-1pm at Keuka College’s Point Neamo.
Keuka College lost to Morrisville State 70-56 on Wednesday
Keuka College lost to Morrisville State 62-50 in Women's Basketball

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Former commissioner oversaw baseball's boom during era of steroids, so it's only right to start inducting players who fueled that growth
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter's No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees' single digitsThe Yankees said Tuesday the number will be retired on May 14 before a Mother's Day game against Houston, and a plaque in his honor will be unveiled in Monument Park during the ceremony.Jeter's number is the 21st retired by the team. He won five World Series titles and was a 14-time All-Star during a 20-season career that ended in 2014 and he is sixth in career hits with [...]
The Marcus Whitman boys basketball team defeated Honeoye on Tuesday night, which leads off our roundup of local high school sports.
Oklahoma City forward posted sxith straight triple-double on Monday and has 11 this season
Chappelle scores 21 points and grabs 11 rebounds for Wildcats, which leads off our roundup of area sports
Orange fall to Huskies, 52-50, at Madison Square Garden to lose for third time in four games
Passing attack is 'not getting done to where we need it to,' says coach Rex Ryan
Once you realize there's no such thing as a second rut, put more focus on scouting to learn routines, then employ lots of patience
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Spending just a year around players like Derek Carr and Khalil Mack was enough for Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to see that the Raiders were on the verge of turning things around in coach Jack Del Rio's second season in Oakland."That was one of the main reasons why I wanted to sign back because I knew they were going to be a Super Bowl contender with all the young talent they had just based on last year," Alexander said.He'll get an up-close [...]
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A win is a win is a win. But when a 24-point, second-half lead shrinks to five, and you're outrebounded by eight, a victory doesn't feel quite as satisfying, especially at home.But survive is what Syracuse did Saturday.Andrew White scored a season-high 26 points and Frank Howard had 10 points, a career-high 13 assists and just two turnovers to lead No. 22 Syracuse to a 77-71 victory over North Florida on Saturday.Syracuse (5-2) survived North [...]

Finger Lakes Times

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Real Madrid will be seeking to keep alive its chances of a unique quadruple title haul when it travels to Japan for the Club World Cup from Dec. 8-18.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Patrick McCaw flings a football across two courts and hits Ian Clark right in the basketball numbers, then jokingly jumps in front of Kevin Durant moments later as if to make an interception against a superstar…
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Jeff Fisher was freezing on the New England sideline last weekend, so the Rams coach put on a long coat and wind pants. When he needed to challenge an incorrect call later, the native Californian…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chase Foster scored a career-high 22 points and San Francisco beat Division II San Francisco State 91-59 on Tuesday night in the Dons' return to Kezar Pavilion.
BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is set to appear in court in Boston in connection with the shooting deaths of two men in 2012.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Angel Delgado had 16 points and 14 rebounds for his fourth double-double this season, and 27th of his career, to help Seton Hall beat Hawaii 68-57 in the Pearl Harbor Invitational on Tuesday.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Dusan Ristic and Lauri Markkanen scored 18 points apiece, and No. 20 Arizona bounced back from its loss to Gonzaga to beat outmanned UC Irvine 79-57 on Tuesday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 28 points and the Utah Jazz held on for a 112-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, their seventh win in eight games.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amile Jefferson had career highs of 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 5 Duke to an 84-74 victory over No. 21 Florida on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Bonzie Colson had his sixth straight double-double Tuesday night with 17 points and 14 rebounds, leading No. 23 Notre Dame to an 87-72 win over Fort Wayne.

Auburn Citizen
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Hockey League is moving its headquarters to a 67-story office tower now under construction on Manhattan's west side.
In this photo taken on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, Golden State Warriors' Patrick McCaw, right, guards Houston Rockets' Eric Gordon (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif. The kid they call "P Nice" because…
In this photo taken on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, Golden State Warriors' Patrick McCaw, right, plays during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif. The kid they call "P Nice" because his…
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Patrick McCaw flings a football across two courts and hits Ian Clark right in the basketball numbers, then jokingly jumps in front of Kevin Durant moments later as if to make an interception against a superstar…
FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1994, file photo, Colorado's Rashaan Salaam poses with his 1994 Heisman Trophy at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York. Authorities say Rashaan Salaam has been found dead in a park in Boulder, Colo.…
FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2012, file photo, former Colorado running back and Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam watches from the sidelines during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game between Colorado and Washinnton, in Boulder, Colo.…
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1994, file photo, Colorado's Rashaan Salaam (19) dives over the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown against Michigan in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, in Ann Arbor, Mich. At right…
FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1995, file photo, Chicago Bears running back Rashaan Salaam breaks through the line against the Cincinnati Bengals during an NFL game in Cincinnati. Salaam had a terrific rookie season with the Chicago Bears in…
The park where authorities say the body of former Colorado running back and 1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found Monday evening, at Eben G. Fine Park, in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The Boulder County coroner's office…
Inside the Champions Center at the University of Colorado, the 1994 Heisman Trophy for former Colorado running back Rashaan Salaam is adorned with a memorial flower Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, after Salaam's body was found Monday evening at a park,…

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