Doubledays drop series opener to Scrappers

The Doubledays’ offense folded under pressure in a series that could ultimately determine first place in the Pinckney Division. Auburn only managed to tally three runs on 10 hits – with three errors made by their opposition – in a 5-3 loss to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. The Doubledays struck early and put up a two-spot in the first inning... more

Finger Lakes barn quarantined for strangles

A confirmed case of strangles has led to a state-imposed quarantine of Barn 19 at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack and at a separate off-track training stable in Ontario County. The national Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) database reported Tuesday that the precautionary quarantine was mandated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets after a horse (that... more

Doubledays take rubber game in Monday matinee at Aberdeen

The Doubledays’ offense finally erupted during their Game 3 matchup against the IronBirds after fighting tooth-and-nail for runs this past series. Timely hitting, solid pitching, and help from a pair of Aberdeen errors helped secure Auburn it’s 8-2 rubber game win over the Iron Birds. There was no shortage of big hits for Auburn throughout the afternoon. After two walks... more

15th annual Musselman Triathlon results

The fifteenth-annual Musselman Triathlon was contested Sunday, July 15. The  race, consisting of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike, and a 13.1-mile run, saw competitors come from  across the country and Canada. Awards were five-deep in the male and female categories: 5. 4:36:51 John Chambers 4. 4:26:32 Henry Tragle 3. 4:26:08 Jesse Vondracek 2. 4:22:15 Nathan Miller 1. 4:06:53 Nick... more

Tanaka solid, but Green stumbles as Yankees enter break with loss

The Yankees’ dominant bullpen has been responsible to a large degree for their first-half success, but as they prepared to scatter for the All-Star break, a lapse by the relief crew let them down. Michael Brantley launched a tiebreaking homer off Chad Green in a noisy eighth inning, sending the Yanks to a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Sunday... more

Rocky Mets’ bullpen can’t pick up stellar Oswalt

Given their expectations at the start of this season, the Mets might have expected to ship off three or four players to the All-Star Game in Washington, D.C., while the rest traveled home, enjoyed a few days of rest and reported back to work fresh for a second-half pennant push. Such imaginings have been dead for weeks. The reality is... more

Doubledays pitching holds off Aberdeen in win

The Doubledays offense got out in front early on a beautiful and sunny Sunday afternoon in Aberdeen. After struggling with drawing first blood for the past few series, Auburn’s early offensive bursts during the game’s first two innings were enough for the Doubledays pitching staff to take over. Auburn held on to a 3-2 win over the IronBirds behind Aaron... more

Romine’s wild scamper the difference for Yanks

Thinking back upon the sun-splashed, chain-link-fenced diamonds that Austin Romine called home while growing up in Southern California, he could not recall circling the basepaths for a Little League home run. That long-awaited opportunity would present itself Saturday evening, providing exactly the lift that his Yankees needed. Romine’s deciding dash highlighted an unorthodox win for the Yankees, who notched early... more

Attorney: Ex-girlfriend uncertain if McCoy was involved in attack

The attorney for LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon said Friday that her client is no longer certain the Buffalo Bills running back was involved in the home invasion and assault that sparked domestic violence accusations earlier this week. Early Tuesday morning, police were called to investigate a home invasion and assault that occurred at McCoy’s Atlanta based home. Cordon told... more

Auburn Doubledays drop series opener to IronBirds

The Auburn Doubledays scored a pair of runs in the seventh inning, but fell to the Aberdeen IronBirds 8-2 at Ripken Stadium Saturday. Auburn’s Jacob Rhinesmith recorded two hits and a run, while Telmito Agustin, Carson Shaddy (double, run), Jamori Blash, Cody Wilson (RBI) and Jose Sanchez each had one hit. Washington Nationals second-rounder Tim Cate took the loss for... more

Mets’ Wheeler sharp in first win since April

Each of Zack Wheeler’s starts this month has drawn scouts from around baseball, as rumors spread that he could be a more affordable trade alternative to Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. Wheeler brushes off the implications, joking that he’s already been traded and “fake traded” in his career. Whatever comes will come. That Wheeler is mentioned at all in trade... more

Q&A with NYSPHSAA’s Robert Zayas

Nearing the start of his seventh year as executive director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Robert Zayas still sees himself more toward the beginning of his tenure. “This is a position that people really don’t leave,” Zayas said Thursday at the NYSPHSAA office. “I enjoy every single day with it. I really do, so I... more

Adam Terry hired as Syracuse football color analyst, Julian Whigham joins broadcast team

Former Syracuse football and NFL offensive lineman Adam Terry will become the color analyst for Syracuse IMG Sports Network football broadcasts starting this fall, SU Athletics announced on Wednesday. Terry will share the booth with play-by-play man Matt Park as well as host/sideline reporter Brian Higgins. He takes over for All-American tight end Chris Gedney, who died in March. “Chris... more

Warren “absolutely” wants Pegulas running Blue Cross Arena long-term

Mayor Lovely Warren introduced Pegula Sports as the interim manager of Blue Cross Arena on Friday, with an eye toward a long-term deal. “Absolutely that is the plan,” she said when asked if the city wanted the Rochester Americans, Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills owners in charge from now on. The interim pact will run from Aug. 1 through Dec.... more

Syracuse football roster update: Frosh numbers, height/weights

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a proper Syracuse Orange football roster update, but Friday brought the annual pre-camp changes — including freshman jersey numbers and any last offseason height and weight changes. Notably, freshman running back Akeem Dixon is off the roster. But the other summer class of 2018 players have made it and have now been assigned numbers.... more

Doubledays can’t capitalize on chances in extra innings loss to Spinners

Auburn sent the game to extra innings, but Lowell had its best inning of the day in the 10th. The Spinners batted around and plated three runs on four hits to top the Doubledays, 8-5, at Falcon Park Friday. With the win, Lowell sweeps the three-game series. The Doubledays loaded the bases in both the seventh and eighth, but only... more

Report: Police had previously responded to LeSean McCoy’s home

Police responded to several nonviolent disputes at the home where Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy was attempting to evict his former girlfriend before an unidentified man bloodied the 34-year-old woman in a home invasion, according to reports released Thursday. Police responded early Tuesday to the home in Milton, just outside Atlanta, after McCoy’s ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon called 911. The reports... more
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