The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court earlier this week. Five members of the Liberty League champion Hobart College basketball team were among the 895 student-athletes recognized for their academic excellence during the past season.
Hobart oarsmen Robert McNamara and August Wherry are blogging about their experiences at the 2014 World Rowing U23 Championships in Varese, Italy. The Statesmen qualified for Team USA in the lightweight pair. Racing begins on July 23 and runs through July 27.
The William Smith College field hockey team was named a 2013 Gladiator by SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Academic Team Award recipient. In addition, 10 Herons were named to the 2013 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad.
Four members of the Hobart College tennis team were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes. Rising seniors Luke DeLuccia and Michael Fields earned the award for the third time, while rising sophomores Patrick Dunk and Danny Kot garnered the accolade for the first time.
The 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships will feature several competitors with ties to Hobart when it begins with the opening ceremony this evening in Denver. Two Statesmen alumni will suit up for a national team, while four others will be directing the action as coaches.
Washington Nationals fourth-round pick Robbie Dickey tossed four near-flawless innings, and the Doubledays won their fourth in six tries, solidly defeating the Jamestown Jammers 3-1 on Sunday at Falcon Park.
The Doubledays out-hit the Spikes eight to three, but two errors in the fifth and two key strikeouts from Raudy Read and new addition Brandon Miller led to a heartbreaking 5-3 loss at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Thursday night.
Travis Ott (1-1) picked up his first New York-Penn League win, Chase McDowell nailed down his first professional save, and the Auburn Doubledays swept the Jamestown Jammers with an easy 6-2 win at Russell E. Diethrick Park.
Joe Girardi has more of an inside track to the Yankees' trade-rumor scene than the average observer, but the manager said that he prefers to give general manager Brian Cashman his space to work, rather than get excited about moves that might not happen.
Mark Teixeira took on-field batting practice Monday for the first time since he sustained what the Yankees called a lower lat strain, and the first baseman hopes to return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Rangers at Globe Life Park.
Brandon McCarthy will be asked to help draw the Yankees even in their three-game set in Texas on Tuesday, and he'll be helped by the full-time return of slugging first baseman Mark Teixeira. Nick Martinez gets the start for the Rangers.
Brett Gardner continued to show off his head-scratching dominance of Yu Darvish, but the Rangers batted around against David Phelps in a four-run fifth inning and defeated the Yankees, 4-2, on Monday night at Globe Life Park.
A ticket into postseason play remains up for grabs, which fits perfectly into the Yankees' business model of never giving up on a season. That has kept general manager Brian Cashman busy attempting to patch the ship, simultaneously chasing incremental upgrades and bigger fish to rebuild the roster for October.
Joe Torre batted sixth on Sunday, delivering his Hall of Fame speech eloquently, if not briefly, to end this year's induction of the grand Class of 2014. Torre spoke about his family and his love of the game, and he detailed each of the six times the Yankees went to the World Series during his 12-year tenure as manager, winning four of them.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira took swings in an indoor batting cage and fielded ground balls at first base on Sunday, both for the first time since an MRI revealed a mild strain in his lower left lat.
With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts could not handle a shallow popup by Blue Jays designated hitter Dan Johnson. As it fell to the ground for a hit, the Blue Jays scored the deciding run in Saturday afternoon's 6-4 victory over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
As former managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox prepare to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi took some time to reflect on the well-respected trio before Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.
The Yankees chased veteran Mark Buehrle after three innings and uncharacteristically slugged their way to a 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. Ichiro Suzuki's first homer of the season led the way for New York.
On Friday afternoon, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner sat at a table during a news conference and looked out toward 206 enthused Yankees summer campers. With eyes glued to one of their favorite players, nearly everyone eagerly raised their hands hoping to ask him a question. Over the past week, they had learned and practiced baseball skills and drills, but now it was finally their turn to speak to a Major Leaguer who started out just like they have.
The Yankees continued to stay busy on the transaction front Thursday, acquiring left-hander Chris Capuano from the Rockies in exchange for cash considerations. Capuano, 35, was signed as a free agent by the Rockies on July 4 and made four starts between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs, posting a 1-0 record with a 2.79 ERA.
After a tarp malfunction at Yankee Stadium contributed to the calling of Wednesday night's game, leaving the Yankees with a 2-1 victory over the Rangers after 4 1/2 innings, Major League Baseball released an official statement in response on Thursday.
Brandon McCarthy is making the most of that second season, fitting nicely into pinstripes and providing the Yankees with another solid outing on Thursday. He permitted just one run over six innings as New York defeated the Rangers, 4-2, at Yankee Stadium.
The reformulated Yankees rotation has performed better than Brian Cashman would have anticipated, and the general manager said that he'd prefer to focus his attention on acquiring a big bat as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches.
Masahiro Tanaka is still reporting discomfort in his right elbow, 10 days after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection, but the Yankees are still hopeful to have the right-hander return to the big league mound this season.
It's not a huge surprise to see Mark Teixeira leading the Yankees with 17 home runs this season, or to find power hitters Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran following him with 10 apiece. But it might be surprising to see Brett Gardner's name right there with them.
Manager Joe Girardi said that the Yankees will likely make a roster decision regarding injured first baseman Mark Teixeira by Friday. Thursday's series finale against the Rangers was the fourth consecutive game out of the starting lineup for Teixeira, who has a mild strain of his lower left lat.
While Tom Seaver's Hall of Fame standing has brought him unique acclaim and been so fulfilling, he is quite willing to be displaced as the highest percentile vote-getter -- so long as his replacement is the right player. Derek Jeter is the right player. Seaver says so. Moreover, he thinks the Yankees' captain ought to be the first unanimously elected Hall of Famer.
Mets starter Dillon Gee has struggled to find his early-season form since being activated from the 15-day disabled list on July 9. Gee will head back to the mound on Tuesday against the Phillies, who counter with left-hander Cole Hamels.
These days, each win carries with it implications. The Mets are relevant again, or at least relatively relevant, sitting four games under .500 after Monday's 7-1 dismantling of the Phillies at Citi Field. They are demonstrating obvious growth on a daily basis. They are -- dare it be said -- thriving.
Another day, another Mets challenge. New York manager Terry Collins asked umpires to review a call for the fifth game in a row on Monday, this time on a ruling that Philadelphia's Marlon Byrd was safe at second on Carlos Ruiz's infield single in the sixth inning. After a review of one minute and 51 seconds, the call on the field stood.
Those dreaming of a blockbuster trade bringing superstar Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to Flushing can keep dreaming for now. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson on Monday called it "unlikely" that the club will complete any deal before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline -- Tulowitzki or otherwise.
Daisuke Matsuzaka seems to have avoided the worst. Matsuzaka's inflamed right elbow improved markedly from Sunday to Monday, generating hope that he can begin a throwing program by the end of this week. Though Matsuzaka will not return from the disabled list when eligible on Aug. 10, initial fears of a much longer DL stay appear unfounded.
The 2014 Breakthrough Series, a regional showcase co-hosted by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball in four locations around the country, including MCU Park -- home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, a Mets affiliate -- took place on Sunday and Monday. About 30 high school-aged athletes from the area, including many from the five boroughs, and Puerto Rico participated in the two-day slate of workouts and scrimmages in front of college recruiters and professional scouts.
A pair of young hurlers -- Marlins closer Steve Cishek and Mets rookie Jacob deGrom -- were named the co-National League Players of the Week on Monday after outstanding performances from the mound last week.
Success on Saturdays in the fall is paid for by countless hours of work in the off-season. Syracuse football knows this and the Orange have been working hard with the program's world-class strength and conditioning staff to prepare for the 2014 season.
On July 25, the Syracuse football team will continue on its mission to raise awareness about brain cancer, something that affected the Orange in recent years. For the second summer in a row, the Syracuse University chapter of Uplifting Athletes will be hosting a Lift for Life event to raise money for Anaplastic Astrocytoma; an uncommon form of brain cancer that former Syracuse punter Rob Long battled during his senior year with the Orange in 2010-11.
Not only can fans guarantee their seat when the Orange take on the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles at the Carrier Dome, but they also can earn purchase priority over the general public for this season's Duke basketball game with the purchase of a Three Game Pack.
The Buffalo Bills will be back out on the practice field Monday evening at St. John Fisher College, rather than Monday morning as originally scheduled. Practice will begin at 6 p.m. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and shuttle service begins at 4:45 p.m., tickets are not required for tonight.