Hobart and William Smith Colleges

For the first time since the 2004 season, the William Smith College field hockey team will start its season away from the friendly confines of McCooey Field. The 18th-ranked Herons will begin their 2015 campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Oswego State. The match is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

The Hobart College soccer team opens 2015 with a non-league game under the lights at Utica College on Sept. 1. Statesmen Head Coach Shawn Griffin, in his 16th year at the helm, welcomes back 21 student-athletes from last year's roster and adds nine newcomers to the squad.

Hobart College Football Coach Mike Cragg recently welcomed four coaches to his staff. Ryan Ballard, Kelvin Cruz '12, Buck Drach, and John Fasano '15 were selected  to fill vacancies on the staff and will help the Statesmen in their quest for a fifth consecutive Liberty League Championship.

William Smith College Head Soccer Coach Aliceann Wilber recently announced the hiring of Al Loucks as a part time assistant coach for the William Smith soccer team. Loucks replaces Keith Perrigo who had been a part of the Heron soccer staff since 1999.

The Hobart College soccer team was picked to finish fourth in the Liberty League in a preseason poll voted on by the conference coaches and released by the league office today.

The William Smith College field hockey team will begin the 2015 season ranked 18th in the nation according to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) preseason poll. The Herons are coming off an 11-8 record in 2014.

Three members of the William Smith lacrosse team were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Roll. Rising seniors Geneva Calder, Hannah Connolly and Allie O'Hara made the list.

The William Smith lacrosse team was recently named a 2015 academic honor squad by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). It's the third year in a row the Herons have garnered this recognition.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Sailing Head Coach Scott Iklé '84 will welcome back Patrick Kana '12 as an assistant coach this season.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Coordinator of Sports Medicine Nick Cooke recently announced Jaclyn Stucker has joined the sports medicine staff as an assistant athletic trainer.

Auburn Doubledays

The Doubledays had three pitchers combine for a 4-0 shutout over the Williamsport Crosscutters in game one of the series on Sunday night.
The Doubledays beat the State College Spikes 3-1 on the road Saturday night to take the series two games to one. The win also gave Auburn the season series victory over State College 5-4.
The Doubledays fell to the State College Spikes 5-4 on Friday night after the Spikes made a late rally. The series is now split at 1-1 with after the 'Days took game one Thursday.
The Doubledays defeated the State College Spikes Thursday night 3-1 after five brilliant perfect innings from Matthew Crownover. Auburn struck early and never looked back to take game one of the series.
The Auburn Doubledays defeated the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 9-8 on Wednesday night in a slugfest that saw the two teams record more hits and runs than either of the first two games of the series.
The Doubledays lost to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 3-0 on Tuesday night in game two of the series. Taylor Guilbeau wasn't brilliant in two innings of work, but didn't earn a decision.
The Doubledays defeated the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 5-2 on Monday night in game one of the three-game series. The win ended Auburn's longest losing streak of the season at five.
The Doubledays fell to the Crosscutters 9-8 in the series finale. Auburn was down 9-1 in the bottom of the fifth, but their comeback fell short with a runner stranded on second in the ninth.
The Auburn Doubledays fell to the Williamsport Crosscutters Saturday night 9-3 despite a brilliant outing from lefty starting pitcher Matthew Crownover. The victory clinches the season series for the Crosscutters who are now 7-1 against the Doubledays this season.
The Doubledays fell to the Crosscutters on Friday night by the score of 3-1 in Williamsport. Auburn is now 1-6 against Williamsport this season with five games left between the two teams.

NY Yankees

The Yankees allowed David Robertson to walk as a free agent in the offseason, deciding that they preferred the package of Andrew Miller and the compensatory Draft pick they would obtain as a result of the closer's departure.
Mark Teixeira is still unable to run due to what was diagnosed as a deep bone bruise on his right leg, and the Yankees' first baseman is expected to miss this entire series against the Red Sox after being sent back to New York for additional tests.
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A three-game showdown against the Braves' inexperienced pitching staff seemed to get the Yankees' bats back on track. The contributions up and down the batting order were so widespread, even Stephen Drew's batting average bubbled above the Mendoza line.
Jacoby Ellsbury, Chase Headley and Stephen Drew each homered to support Nathan Eovaldi's career-high ninth straight win, leading the Yankees to a 20-6 rout of the Braves on Sunday at Turner Field that completed a series sweep.
With Mark Teixeira out of the lineup for an indefinite period of time, the Yankees have asked Alex Rodriguez to resume working out at first base, providing manager Joe Girardi with another option behind rookie Greg Bird.
Luis Severino has only made five turns through the big league rotation, but the Yankees are already impressed by how well the rookie right-hander seems to fit into their clubhouse. To put it simply, they have become convinced that he belongs.
There were no signs of unwanted flinches as Bryan Mitchell returned to a big league mound late on Friday evening, firing 1 1/3 innings in his first appearance after being struck in the face with a line drive. The Yankees right-hander counted that as a victory.
CC Sabathia seems to be garnering increased attention from shutterbugs of late, but the Yankees left-hander said there is nothing incriminating about a photo being circulated that showed him smoking what he said was a cigar from an Atlanta hotel balcony.
Didi Gregorius' seventh-inning double ended Matt Wisler's night and provided sufficient support to Luis Severino, who helped the Yankees claim a 3-1 win over the Braves on Saturday night at Turner Field.
The Yankees knew that they were signing up for an unfinished product when they acquired Didi Gregorius in a three-way trade this past offseason, choosing to bet on his high ceiling. They may not have expected that gamble to pay off so soon.
The reception was warm, the runs were in plentiful supply and Yankees catcher Brian McCann was able to enjoy his happy homecoming on Friday, homering to slap an exclamation point on his first game as a visitor at Turner Field.
Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer and collected a career-high six RBIs, Brian McCann celebrated his return to Atlanta with a three-run shot of his own and the Yankees rolled to a 15-4 victory over the Braves on Friday night at Turner Field.
Yankees No. 27 prospect Jordan Montgomery was perfect for Class A Advanced Tampa on Friday evening, tossing six spotless innings during a 9-3 win over Daytona.
In what seemed like it would have been a major upset earlier in the month, Chris Capuano pulled on his pinstriped jersey Tuesday afternoon and took part in the Yankees' team photo at Yankee Stadium, digitally preserved for all time as a member of a roster fighting for its playoff future.
The Yankees are fighting through one of their weakest offensive stretches of the season, and as they sit two games behind the Blue Jays in the American League East, general manager Brian Cashman is hopeful that Thursday's off-day will wake up the snoozing bats.
The Yankees are in a pennant race, and with each passing day, the American League East's top spot becomes more competitive. Returning from the disabled list, Michael Pineda was one of those in the rotation who said he understands the importance of his responsibilities. But after a 6-2 loss to the Astros on Wednesday, Pineda indicated he felt like he didn't do his part.
You could float the case that the Astros showcase some of the best starting pitching that the American League has to offer, but the Yankees didn't play that card to excuse a three-game series in which they were outscored by more than two touchdowns in their own ballpark.
James Kaprielian and Kyle Holder will be forever linked as first-round Draft picks of the New York Yankees -- an honor that isn't lost on either player.
Collin McHugh pitched well into the seventh inning and Evan Gattis homered twice as the Astros defeated the Yankees, 6-2, on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, taking the rubber contest of a three-game set.
Jacoby Ellsbury experienced swelling in his right hip after attempting a first-inning sliding catch in the Yankees' loss to the Astros on Tuesday night and didn't play in Wednesday afternoon's 6-2 defeat.
Retired Yankees great Mariano Rivera can add one more accolade to his resume. On Tuesday, in the midst of the Little League World Series, MLB's all-time saves leader was inducted into Little League's Hall of Excellence.
There was a part of Brendan Ryan that tried to maintain some seriousness. The Yankees had just been thumped, 15-1, by the Astros, the clubhouse was a quiet one, and this was by far their worst loss of the season.
CC Sabathia thinks he can be back in action in September. The left-handed pitcher got a second opinion on his right knee Tuesday at Hospital for Special Surgery, and was relieved when Dr. Answorth Allen didn't have any new updates.
The timing of the deep bone bruise that hobbled Mark Teixeira for a week allowed the Yankees to take a good look at Greg Bird, rated as their No. 4 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, which should have paid dividends for the short term as well as the future.
The benches briefly emptied in the sixth inning of Tuesday's 15-1 Astros win at Yankee Stadium after Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez got into a shouting match with someone in the Yankees' dugout.
The Astros supported Dallas Keuchel with their largest offensive showing of the season, as Evan Gattis, Marwin Gonzalez and Carlos Gomez all homered in a 15-1 drubbing of the Yankees on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
Carlos Beltran lifted a sacrifice fly to deep center field off Chad Qualls in the bottom of the ninth inning, driving home Brett Gardner with the only run of the game as the Yankees defeated the Astros, 1-0, on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.

NY Mets

Sean Gilmartin survived April through August on the active roster, becoming a trusted member of the bullpen. Because rosters expand on Tuesday, he no longer needs to worry about a demotion sending him back to the Twins; even if he doesn't make the playoff roster, Gilmartin will remain Mets property.
Addison Reed stepped into a Mets uniform for the first time on Monday. Bobby Parnell should return from the disabled list on Tuesday. With those two, and with Jeurys Familia and Tyler Clippard in tow, the Mets will spend September with four relievers boasting significant closing experience. If the bullpen was a significant concern for the Mets during the second half of August, manager Terry Collins is convinced it no longer is.
The Mets will not discuss Terry Collins' contract status until after the season, Sandy Alderson said on Monday.
A quartet of familiar faces will be among the Mets' first wave of September callups on Tuesday. The Mets on Sunday informed catcher Kevin Plawecki, infielder Eric Campbell, and outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Eric Young that they will be recalled as soon as rosters expand Tuesday.
Shoring up the seventh inning lingers as New York's primary focus at the moment. But another average start from Noah Syndergaard suggests that the Mets could have decisions to make regarding the rotation as well, even if they're not ready to make them yet.
Rarely does Jeurys Familia allow emotion to escape him. One of the National League's most effective closers also tends to be one of the quietest. But something stirred within Familia after he unleashed the final pitch of Sunday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox, a 100-mph fastball that fled past Mookie Betts, zoomed through the upper third of the strike zone and popped into Anthony Recker's mitt.
Their brief stumble earlier this weekend squarely in the past, the Mets resumed their march toward a playoff bid with a 5-4 win Sunday over the Red Sox at Citi Field. Michael Cuddyer drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh for a Mets team that took the final game of the three-game series after dropping the first two.
Mets reliever Bobby Parnell threw his first live batting-practice session Sunday as he works to return from right shoulder tendinitis. Parnell has been sidelined since Aug. 17 and expects to be active when rosters expand Tuesday.
A near-record 43,255 fans piled into Citi Field on Saturday and were treated to a surprise. The second-largest showing in Citi's history left mostly displeased with New York's 3-1 loss to Boston. But many left entertained after beloved starter Bartolo Colon made his first relief appearance in over four years.
With days to spare until the waiver Trade Deadline, the first-place Mets have addressed their most glaring weakness heading into the stretch run. The club officially acquired right-handed reliever Addison Reed from the D-backs on Sunday in exchange for two Minor Leaguers in a move that could bridge a widening gap between their starting pitchers and back-end relievers.

SU Athletics

Syracuse and Georgetown are scheduled to start a four-game series on Saturday, December 5, when the Orange play the Hoyas at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior outside hitter Silvi Uattara has been named ACC co-Player of the Week after her outstanding opening weekend at the UConn Invitational. Alongside Florida State outside hitter Nicole Walch, she earns the first weekly Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball honors of the 2015 season.

No. 4 Syracuse was once again led by the team's newest members as the Orange rolled to a 4-1 win over Pacific in the final contest of a three-game road trip through California.

In a Cuse.com exclusive, Syracuse football head coach Scott Shafer talked with Cuse TV's Matt Park in a one-on-one interview about the Orange's season opener against Rhode Island. See what Shafer had to say about his team and Friday's matchup with the Rams.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - With fall sports already underway and classes starting this week, Brisly Estime of football and Karina Ernst of women's cross country have been selected as the first male and female Orange Scholar-Athletes of the Week for the 2015-16 academic year. Estime is a child and family studies major while Ernst is a psychology major.

The Scott Shafer Radio Show has a new home.

Syracuse guard Michael Gbinije has earned a spot in the 2016 Olympics in Rio as a member of the NIgeria National Team. Nigeria defeated Tunisia, 74-65, in the finals of the AfroBasket Tournament. The winning squad automatically qualified for the Olympics

Redshirt sophomore Kenny Lassiter scored in the 95th minute to give the No. 15 Syracuse men's soccer team a 1-0 victory in overtime at Bucknell on Sunday, Aug. 30. The goal was the first of his career and gave the Orange its first win in 2015.

SYRACUSE, N.Y.- Junior Stephanie Skilton helped the Syracuse women's soccer team to a come-from-behind win against Albany on Sunday afternoon, scoring the game-winning goal in the 84th minute, helping the Orange to a 2-1 win on the second day of the New York Challenge Cup at the SU Soccer Stadium.  

Seniors Terrel Hunt, Rob Trudo, junior Luke Arciniega and sophomore Zaire Franklin have been voted team captains for the 2015 football season, Orange head coach Scott Shafer announced on Saturday, Aug. 29.

NY Giants

Giants safety Stevie Brown will play under Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo for the first time
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Buffalo Bills

Chris Brown recaps the news at One Bills Drive, including the naming of Tyrod Taylor as the starting quarterback, and the release of veteran running back Fred Jackson.
NFL Media's Michael Robinson breaks down Buffalo Bills quarterback situation and how quarterback Tyrod Taylor can make an impact on the Bills offense.
The players in Buffalo's locker room had universal respect for the way the three quarterbacks carried themselves and performed in the competition for the starting job, but with Tyrod Taylor named the starter the players are excited about the prospects for Buffalo's offense in 2015.
Safety Aaron Williams talks about the release of RB Fred Jackson, what he meant to the team and how it affects leadership roles.
The Bills head coach talks about the release of Fred Jackson, and the naming of Tyrod Taylor as the starting quarterback heading into the start of the regular season.
C Eric Wood reacts to the release of Fred Jackson.
The Bills running back talks about the release of Fred Jackson, what he learned from Jackson, and filling the void in the running back room.
QB Tyrod Taylor talks about being named the starting Quarterback for Week 1, how the decision affects his mindset, how the QB competition pushed him to succeed and more.
Check out the top plays from the preseason of Buffalo's newest starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
From an early age Tyrod Taylor saw being a professional athlete as a realistic goal because of the local talents from his community who came before him. Now confirmed as Buffalo's starting QB that dream is becoming a reality.

Keuka College

Ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for September 4
The Green and Gold has their best finish in the conference-wide competition since 2009-10
Wear Gold and have a chance to win free gear at select home games this fall.
Keuka College's women's volleyball faces a challenging schedule in 2015 with only eight home matches among 29 contests.
Keuka College placed third in the NEAC with 65 student-athletes earning a spot on the NEAC Scholar-Athlete squad.
Brittany Hadley has transformed herself into a true leader on the Keuka College campus and in the surrounding communities.
There's still time to register for the 16th annual Keuka College Golf Classic, to benefit the College's Scholarship Fund.
The Wolfpack face a tough non-conference schedule and close the season with seven of their last 10 games at home.
Keuka College's men's soccer team will host 10 games during the 2015 season as Keuka looks to build on last season's successes.
Keuka College's field hockey team will debut in the fall of 2015, and the schedule features six home games.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Fred Jackson, the oldest running back in the NFL, was released by the Bills Monday
Class, leadership, production - and no place for Fred Jackson. Rex, Whaley fumbled badly
The Bills have named Tyrod Taylor as starting quarterback for the regular-season opener.
Kim Pegula on how she was adopted from an orphanage in South Korea into a family in the United States and the influence of her parents. Video by Jamie Germano.
The community came together to mourn at the Boys and Girls Club on Genesee Street Thursday following a mass shooting that took place Wednesday night.
Indiana sophomore forward Emmitt Holt has been dismissed from the program after his alcohol-related citation during Welcome Week earlier this month.
Buffalo Bills veteran running back Fred Jackson was cut from the team, and fans are not happy.
Buffalo hasn’t had many winning teams since 2000, but many good players have suited up
After two injury-plagued seasons, the veteran defenseman says he has retired
As fall running season begins, here are some of Rochester's many races in September.

Daily Messenger

Ryan impressed with all three QBs in camp, but Taylor's legs set him apart.
Fred Jackson is among the players cut as the Buffalo Bills move under the 75 player limit. Jackson, age 34, was set to make $2.35 million this season.
Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night.
Bridgette Hobart Janeczko marked her fifth successful Finger Lakes swim when she finished the 37 miles of Seneca Lake on Saturday.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — EJ Manuel made his case to reclaim the Buffalo Bills starting job by going 7 of 8 for 170 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-19 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.Manuel started the game by engineering two scoring drives — including a 67-yard touchdown pass to tight end Charles Clay — on Buffalo's first two series. And the third-year player then re-entered the game in the third quarter, and hit Tobias Palmer for a 37-yard [...]
A blend of experience and youthful intensity is what the Braves are hoping is the fuel for a successful season.
NEW YORK — A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling."Attorney Mark Lanier said Saturday in an email that Kevin Ward Jr. was killed last year as he walked on the Canandaigua Motorsports Park dirt track even though Stewart is one of the world's best drivers.The lawyer [...]
The Indians have won consecutive Section V championships, but this year's squad wants to make it three straight.
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Finger Lakes Times

HOPEWELL — The Finger Lakes Community College men’s soccer team fell to 1-2 on the season after a 4-1 loss to Mercyhurst North East in an FLCC Classic game Sunday.
Lacrosse tryouts
Ed. note: Entry fees indicate cost for one person and include greens fees and cart rental unless noted.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer.
EAST ROCHESTER — North Rose-Wolcott’s Triniti Boykin took home the singles championship in the Wayne County Preseason tournament Friday.
GENEVA — The Geneva golf team picked up its second win of the opening week Friday with a 221-298 triumph over Newark in a Finger Lakes East match at Geneva Country Club.
GENEVA — Geneva boys soccer coach Jeff Dunham has hoping for a strong start to the 2015 season. One of the end products of that would be a championship in the Panthers’ own Willie Rago Memorial Tourna
SENECA FALLS — After spending the preseason competing against teammates, the Mynderse Academy girls tennis team hit the courts for the first time Thursday and produced an overwhelming debut, blanking
HOPEWELL — The Finger Lakes Community College men’s soccer team gave new head coach Bill McKee a successful debut Wednesday with a 3-0 victory over Broome Community College.
HOPEWELL — The Penn Yan Academy golf team bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to Geneva at Lakeside Country Club with a road victory of its own.

Auburn Citizen
State College rallied with a pair of runs in the eighth to overcome a 4-0 deficit to beat the Auburn Doubledays 5-4 on Friday at Lubrano Park.
TJ Baranick shot a 1-under 35 as the Auburn High boys golf team defeated Syracuse City Schools 185-291 on Thursday at Drumlins West Course.
SARATOGA SPRINGS | No worries, so far. American Pharoah seems to love Saratoga Race Course.
Holland Stadium was built in the midst of the Great Depression, a Works Progress Administration project that gave local people jobs.
NEW YORK | A green laser beam bounced around a fog-filled clubhouse. Music blared from all corners of the darkened room. It's a postgame party that's becoming commonplace with these Houston Astros.
PITTSFORD | The high expectations running back Fred Jackson and the Bills had upon arriving at training camp a month ago haven't lessened as the team prepares to head home.
AUBURN | Randy Encarnacion's bases-clearing double in the fourth inning led the Auburn Doubledays to a 5-2 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Monday night at Falcon Park.
AUBURN | In what was a rainy first inning in Auburn on Saturday evening, the Doubledays' bats stayed hot. Auburn scratched five runs across the plate as it topped the Batavia Muckdogs 9-3 in t…
LEXINGTON, Ohio | Regan Smith bumped his way past Alex Tagliani in the Carousel a turn from the finish Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.Driving for …
Friday night's New York-Penn League game between the Auburn Doubledays and Tri-City ValleyCats was canceled because of inclement weather at Joseph Bruno Stadium in Troy.

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