Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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.

Hobart College will host a one-day summer prospect camp for high school lacrosse student-athletes graduating in 2016 or 2017 on Friday, Aug. 1.

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.

Hobart Basketball Head Coach Mike Neer announced his retirement today. One of the most successful coaches in NCAA Division III history will call it a career at the end of the month.

Hobart College rising senior Robert McNamara and rising junior August Wherry took first place at the U23 Trials as a lightweight pair on Lake Mercer in Princeton, N.J., this morning, earning a spot on the United States U23 National Team. The pair will race at the U23 World Championships in Varese, Italy, July 23-27.

Former William Smith College rower Libby Hughes '14 competed for the first time as a post-graduate rower today. Stroking the Vesper Boat Club's U23 Lightweight 4x, Hughes and her teammates finished second out of four, behind California Boat Club in the World Championship trials on Mercer Lake in Princeton, N.J.

Just one week after the William Smith College varsity eight competed in the NCAA Division III Rowing Championships, Libby Hughes '14 departed for Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia to continue to pursue her dreams of representing the United States on the World Stage. On Tuesday, June 24, Hughes will compete in the Under 23 World Championship Trials on Mercer Lake in Princeton, N.J.

The Hobart rowing team completed its most successful season earlier this month, but a pair of Statesmen have set their sights on making the U.S. national team. Rising senior Rob McNamara and rising junior August Wherry will race a lightweight pair at U23 Trails next week for a place on the U.S. U23 National Team.

Hobart College junior Billy Abrams and sophomore Danny Cabrera were named to the 2013-14 Liberty League All-Academic Team.

Auburn Doubledays

Three Doubledays pitchers gave up three runs apiece, and Auburn dropped its fourth out of five, 10-2 at home to Lowell on Monday night.
The Doubledays scored three times over the final three innings, but left the tying run on base and dropped the second of a three-game set with Lowell, 6-5 on Sunday night at Falcon Park.
Diomedes Eusebio launched a three-run bomb in the bottom of the 8th, and the Doubledays stole a dramatic victory, 5-4 over the Lowell Spinners on Saturday night at Falcon Park.
Raudy Read continued to rake, launching a three-run home run to get the Doubledays back in it, but a series of early errors came back to cost Auburn, as Hudson Valley took the series with a 7-6 victory at Falcon Park.
For the third time this season, the Doubledays gave up a huge rally in the penultimate frame, this time sealing an 8-2 loss to the Hudson Valley Renegades at Falcon Park.
Doubledays star catcher Raudy Read slugged two doubles and knocked in two runs, and the Doubledays blew by the league-best Hudson Valley Renegades 8-2 on Wednesday night at Falcon Park.
Raudy Read launched a two-run home run in the top of the first, and Tyler Mapes made a brilliant catch from his backside in the bottom of the ninth as the Doubledays beat the Ironbirds 5-3 on Sunday night in Aberdeen.
The Doubledays started strong, but a big Ironbirds sixth inning overwhelmed Auburn and snapped a three-game winning streak, 6-1 in front of 4,950 fans on Star Wars night in Aberdeen.
Four Doubledays combined for an RBI cycle, while James Bourque, Connor Bach, and Phillips Valdez combined for a five-hit shutout and Auburn topped Connecticut 4-0 for their first three-game sweep of the season.
Sure, the Doubledays have experienced a lot of thrilling victories this season. But they'll gladly take one like this, a 4-1 win in Connecticut over the Tigers that saw their bats fly early and late, and their pitching dominate all night long.

NY Yankees

In his first game as a Yankee, Chase Headley connected for a game-winning single in the 14th inning, lifting the Yankees to a 2-1 victory over the Rangers early Wednesday morning at Yankee Stadium.
In the ninth inning of Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Derek Jeter ripped a one-out double down the left-field line off lefty Neal Cotts, passing Lou Gehrig to take over the Yankees' all-time doubles lead with No. 535.
Chase Headley will almost certainly be an offensive upgrade for the Yankees, who acquired the third baseman in a trade with the Padres on Tuesday, but he could also be a huge addition to the team's defense. The Yankees ranked near the bottom of the American League in defensive efficiency ratio at the time of the trade and made five errors in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
Leading off the bottom of the second inning of Tuesday night's 2-1, 14-inning win over the Rangers at at Yankee Stadium, Yankees slugger Brian McCann lifted a 1-1 fastball from Nick Martinez to right-center field that saw Leonys Martin make an acrobatic, juggling catch just in front of the wall.
The Yankees now have Brandon McCarthy and Chase Headley as tangible proof of general manager Brian Cashman's many hours of July negotiating, but with the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaching, they would like to cross the finish line on more deals.
The Yankees removed Kelly Johnson from right field before the 11th inning of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Rangers due to a groin injury.
For the second time in as many years, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association named Brett Gardner the Yankees' Heart and Hustle Award winner. The award, given to one member from each team, honors active players who demonstrate a passion for baseball and "best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game." The only award voted on by former players, it has been given annually since 2005.
Good trades benefit both teams. A trade should not be judged on a "winner" or "loser" basis. If a trade benefits the clubs involved, it's a good deal. That's my impression of the transaction that sent veteran third baseman Chase Headley from the Padres to the Yankees for prospect Rafael De Paula and infielder Yangervis Solarte. Everybody wins: the clubs and the players.
Once the face of the Padres, Chase Headley was sent to the Yankees for much smaller return than he once could have landed for the Friars. And while the Yankees hope his offensive levels return to its prior form, his glove will play at New York's hot corner.
Residing within striking distance in the American League East, the Yankees sent a clear message on Tuesday that they intend to push for the postseason, completing a trade with the Padres for third baseman Chase Headley.
The Yankees committed five errors in Monday's series opener against the Rangers, and although none of its runs was unearned, Texas manufactured a 4-2 victory. A three-run Rangers rally with two outs in the sixth inning did in the Yankees.
A successful challenge by Rangers manager Ron Washington left the Yankees with five errors through seven innings on Monday.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to miss at least three or four days because of a mild strain to his lower left lat. Teixeira revealed on Monday that he started feeling spams up and down his back during the Yankees' series in Oakland from June 13-15, and he has received various treatments since.
After the bullpen blew a one-run lead in the top of the eighth, the Yankees retaliated with their own late-inning magic and good fortune in a 3-2 walk-off win over the Reds on Sunday afternoon.
Carlos Beltran could start a throwing program soon as he tries to work his way back to playing the outfield, a return Joe Girardi would welcome, as it would allow him to give some regulars partial rest with a turn at DH.
When Hiroki Kuroda took the mound for the series finale against the Reds, he did so as the only starter remaining from the Opening Day rotation. Ironically, he's also the oldest, at 39.
Acquired in a trade earlier this month, Brandon McCarthy rang up nine strikeouts over six strong innings to earn his first victory for the Yankees. Carlos Beltran homered and Brett Gardner collected three RBIs as the Yanks defeated the Reds, 7-1, on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
Since retiring Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter's farewell tour doesn't include a stop in Cincinnati, the Reds brought some gifts to pay their respects on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
CC Sabathia is disappointed to know for sure that his season is over, but the Yankees left-hander said on Saturday that he is relieved to be avoiding microfracture surgery, which could have put his career in jeopardy.
With the well-known injuries to the starting rotation, Yankees manager Joe Girardi knows that any early deficiencies from his new cast of starters will mean more work for his relievers.
The Yankees reached agreements with each of their top 15 choices from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, including their top selection, left-hander Jacob Lindgren, and signed 26 of their 39 Draft choices overall. The team did not reach an agreement with right-hander Mariano Rivera Jr., a 29th-round Draft pick and the son of the former Yankees closer.
Friday night was closer to what the Yankees had envisioned after spending big money in free agency this past offseason trying to improve their lineup. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a tiebreaking two-run home run, and Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann each collected an RBI to lead the Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Reds in front of 47,372 fans at Yankee Stadium.
Masahiro Tanaka was one of baseball's best stories over his 18 starts in the first half, and the Yankees right-hander is hopeful that he will be able to throw a few more pitches before the season is out.
Carlos Beltran returned to the Yankees' lineup on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a shift-beating double and an RBI single out of the No. 6 spot as the designated hitter. Beltran was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list on July 10 after a batted ball struck him in the face after ricocheting off a protective "L" screen in an indoor batting cage.
The Yankees have announced that they will hold a special pregame ceremony to honor the career of team captain Derek Jeter on Sunday, Sept. 7. All fans in attendance for the Yankees' game vs. Kansas City will receive a limited-edition commemorative coin that will recognize the occasion.
Starting-pitching depth remains at the top of Brian Cashman's shopping list as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, the Yankees general manager said on Friday.
On the 15th anniversary of his perfect game, David Cone was inducted into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday.
CC Sabathia's season is over. The Yankees left-hander has been scheduled to have arthroscopic debridement surgery on his right knee, in the hopes of correcting an issue that limited the workhorse to just eight starts this year.
The afternoon of Derek Jeter's final All-Star Game started with a ride in the back of a slow-moving pickup truck, waving to the crowds along the red-carpeted streets of Minneapolis as the vehicle rolled toward the players' entrance of Target Field. It concluded with the retiring Yankees captain doffing his cap to a standing ovation that lasted more than three minutes, finishing 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored as the American League's leadoff hitter before being replaced at shortstop for the fourth inning.
With the All-Star Game now in the rearview mirror, the Yankees will return to the office feeling fortunate to still be within striking distance in the American League East race, while also recognizing that they have plenty of work to do.

NY Mets

Mets manager Terry Collins has struggled to find playing time for all six natural outfielders on his roster this month, but on Tuesday he struggled simply to cobble together an outfield full of healthy bodies as Curtis Granderson was out due to illness and Chris Young continued to battle cramping in his left calf.
Among the Mets' most inspirational stories last year, Scott Rice's fairy tale has reached at least a temporary end. The Mets announced that Rice will undergo surgery on Wednesday to remove a bone spur from his left elbow, ending his season.
Erasmo Ramirez will make his return to the Mariners on Tuesday after a month in Triple-A rediscovering his command. His opponent, the Mets' Jacob deGrom, has won his last two starts and seems to be getting stronger as his rookie campaign progresses.
Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud fell victim to one of the most impressive catches of the summer on Monday, when Seattle's Dustin Ackley skied over the left-field wall in the sixth inning to rob him of a homer. That play came a day after d'Arnaud's brother, Chase, made a spectacular -- and somewhat similar -- catch for Cleveland's Triple-A Indianapolis affiliate.
The Mets fell to the Mariners, 5-2, on Monday night at Safeco Field on the 10th anniversary of David Wright's big league debut. It was New York's third consecutive loss.
Considering David Wright is the only current Mets player who was on the team even six years ago, his decade in Flushing stands as a rather remarkable accomplishment. He is also one of a select few Major League stars harboring real potential to spend his entire career with one team.
Some National League managers loathe traveling to American League parks, knowing their rosters are constructed without the use of a designated hitter in mind. Not Terry Collins, who has worked futilely for weeks to find consistent at-bats for Mets outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Eric Young, Chris Young and Eric Campbell.
Hugs and handshakes were prevalent during batting practice Monday in Seattle, given the extraordinary number of Mariners players and coaches with Mets ties. Seattle players Chris Young (the pitcher) and Endy Chavez both spent time in the Mets organization, along with hitting coach Howard Johnson, bullpen catcher Jason Phillips, infield coach Chris Woodward and third-base coach Rich Donnelly.
Monday marked the 10-year anniversary of David Wright donning a Mets uniform for the first time. Here's a look at five of the greatest moments for arguably the greatest player in franchise history.
In what would have been an ironic twist of baseball fate, the Mets on Sunday nearly became victims of the first no-hitter in San Diego history. Instead, Daniel Murphy broke up Odrisamer Despaigne's bid with two outs in the eighth inning of a 2-1, walk-off loss that proved just as dispiriting for entirely different reasons.

SU Athletics

You saw the press conferences, interviews and photos, now here is your chance to get an inside look at what Syracuse's representatives at ACC Kickoff in Greensboro experienced on Sunday and Monday!

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.

Gary Gait, the most decorated player in lacrosse history, added another gold medal to his trophy collection when he helped Team Canada win the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship. Gait served as an assistant coach for the squad, which defeated the United States, 8-5, in the final.

On Monday, July 21, the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas came to a close with the Sacramento Kings topping the Houston Rockets, 77-68. The league expanded over the course of 11 days and included five products of the Syracuse basketball program.

Syracuse women's soccer sophomore forward Stephanie Skilton will compete for New Zealand in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which will be held in Canada in August. She led the Orange in scoring in her rookie campaign with 19 points on nine goals and one assist.

Five students from Bermuda were guests at the recent Jim Boeheim Basketball Camp at Syracuse University. The five were members of the Team Hurricane Basketball Programme in Bermuda, run by SU graduate Doug Reed.
#ACCKickoff: Day 2 Recap

GREENSBORO, N.C. – On Monday it was head coach Scott Shafer's turn to make the media rounds at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center. Shafer made the same stops Sean Hickey and Cameron Lynch did yesterday and addressed a variety of topics throughout the day. However, the prevailing theme was how much more comfortable Shafer and Orange are this season as opposed to 2013.

SYRACUSE, NY – Syracuse will open its 2014-15 men's basketball season with exhibition games against Carleton (Canada) and Adrian (Mich.). The Orange will host the Ravens on November 2 and the Bulldogs on Nov. 10, both in the Carrier Dome.

Welcome to 'Cuse ACC Football Kickoff Central! Follow the live blog below for continuous updates throughout the two-day event at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.
#ACCKickoff: Day 1 Recap

Syracuse's second season in the Atlantic Coast Conference officially began Sunday at the 43rd annual ACC Football Kickoff. Day 1 of the league's signature media event was all about the players as 28 student-athletes, two from each school, met with nearly 450 local, regional and national media at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center.

NY Giants

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Giants.com highlights 7 takeaways from Tuesday's player interviews
Coach Tom Coughlin responded Tuesday to comments made by Eli Manning that he is feeling nervous entering a season with so many offensive changes
The Giants offensive line discussed the team's future following Chris Snee's retirement
Giants meet the media following the first practice of 2014 Training Camp
Giants.com's Michael Eisen answers fan question on who is in line to replace Chris Snee on the Giants depth chart
Giants Super Bowl XLII hero David Tyree has been hired as Director of Player Development.
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Buffalo Bills

The "NFL Total Access" crew explains why a strong defensive front and a healthy EJ Manuel can elevate the Buffalo Bills to be major contenders in 2014.
The team put the pads on for the first time at camp and the run game stood out, while Jeff Tuel made a push for the backup quarterback job, and check out the top plays from practice.
Alexandra Vitale catches up with Bills Wide Receiver T.J. Graham to talk about training camp, his offseason, and more.
The Bills parted ways with one linebacker and added Xavius Boyd after the first padded practice on Tuesday.
It was the first day in pads for the Bills at training camp and not surprisingly the run game took on a completely different look Tuesday.
Watch as Sammy Watkins makes a nice catch and gets up close with the buffalobills.com camera.
Watch as cornerback Ron Brooks picks on quarterback Thad Lewis for his first interception of training camp.
The Bills quarterback talks about the first padded practice of camp, not having Cordy Glenn on the offensive line, and the depth of the running back position.
EJ Manuel comments on the Bills performance after the first full pads practice of training camp.
Head coach Doug Marrone addresses the media after the Bills first practice in full pads.

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The Bills offense struggled Tuesday morning during their first training camp practice in full pads.
Former Canisius star Billy Baron has signed a professional contract to play for BC Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania.
Throughout the Buffalo Bills 2014 training camp, Time Warner Cable News reporters will be there to capture the moments.
Time Warner Cable News is proud to unveil the inaugural Scholar Athlete Year in Review, showcasing high school students across the Rochester area.
Look at Sophomore Luke Gerster's = grades, and you'll think every class is his favorite. And his work on the volleyball court earned him Scholar Athlete of the Week honors.
From the band room to the classroom, to the basketball court, senior Alex D'Arpino has made the most of his time at Greece Arcadia High School.
It's not unusual to see McQuaid Jesuit senior David Ingraham studying, even at track meets.
Katie Rowan is proud to be a Mercy girl. She takes AP classes, is involved in student government, plays softball and indoor track.
At Rochester's East High, Ana Santiago demonstrates the path to success as this week's Scholar Athlete.
Sara Tullio is one of the many successful students at Brighton High School. She excels in academics, and two varsity sports.

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