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FRESH TAKES: Super Bowl LIII match-up set, Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, top 10 Yankees of all-time & Masked Singer (podcast)

FRESH TAKES: Super Bowl LIII match-up set, Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, top 10 Yankees of all-time & Masked Singer (podcast)
This week on the Fresh Takes Podcast, Paul Russo and Nick Felice react to the wild finishes at the NFC and AFC Championship Games and look ahead to the Super Bowl LIII match-up between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots. Also, reaction to this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction class, the top 10 Yankees of all-time,... more

Eight local wrestlers claim first place at Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational

Eight local wrestlers claim first place at Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational
With winter storm Harper in full effect there was some doubt that there wouldn’t even be a Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational this weekend. Time slots were moved up, however, and luckily and all matches were completed before too much snowfall occurred. Eight local wrestlers claimed possession of their respective weight class early Saturday afternoon — including one from Marcus Whitman-Penn Yan,... more

5-star Syracuse target Isaiah Stewart chooses Washington over SU

5-star Syracuse target Isaiah Stewart chooses Washington over SU
Isaiah Stewart, a 6-foot-9 center and five-star recruit, announced his verbal commitment to Washington Sunday night. He chose the Huskies over Syracuse, Duke, Michigan State, and Kentucky. A Rochester native and current player at La Lumiere (Indiana) High School, Stewart is ranked No. 5 on ESPN’s top-100 for 2019, and No. 6 by Rivals and 247Sports. He is a member... more

Syracuse tied for first place atop ACC basketball standings

Syracuse tied for first place atop ACC basketball standings
The Syracuse Orange (13-5, 4-1) have put themselves in a position to be tied for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings by winning four games and dropping only one. The Orange have handled business in conference play, taking down Notre Dame, Clemson, Duke and Pittsburgh while only losing to Georgia Tech. That puts Syracuse in a six way... more

UPSTATE HOOPS: Winter Storm Wayne-Finger Lakes Rundown (podcast)

UPSTATE HOOPS: Winter Storm Wayne-Finger Lakes Rundown (podcast)
The snow is falling outside the FingerLakes1.com Studio but the Upstate Hoops Podcast is back live on Sunday morning to wrap up all the action from around the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls high school basketball leagues. Then, our updated Power Rankings and our first hard look at all the Sectional point standings as we enter the stretch run of... more

Cornell takes ECAC Hockey lead with win over Dartmouth

Cornell takes ECAC Hockey lead with win over Dartmouth
The Cornell men’s hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to seven games and moved into a tie for first place in ECAC Hockey thanks to a 5-1 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday evening at Lynah Rink. Five different players scored goals, and Matt Nuttle and Morgan Barron had two assists apiece for Cornell (11-5-1, 7-2-1 ECAC Hockey), which now sits... more

Syracuse takes control in second half, defeats Pitt, 74-63 (full coverage)

In front of the largest on-campus crowd in the NCAA this season, Syracuse (13-5, 4-1 ACC) tied a season-high 12 three-pointers on its way to a 74-63 victory over Pittsburgh (12-6, 2-3 ACC) Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. The 24,466 fans in attendance saw the Orange move to 4-1 in the ACC after winning six of its last seven... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Mynderse visits Newark for Friday night Finger Lakes East boys basketball on FL1 Sports

WEBCAST REPLAY: Mynderse visits Newark for Friday night Finger Lakes East boys basketball on FL1 Sports
The Mynderse Blue Devils and senior big man Darren Miller visit the Newark Reds, fresh off their victory at Geneva on Tuesday night, for a Friday night Finger Lakes East showdown. Mynderse will try to avenge their 64-43 loss to the Reds in Seneca Falls back on December 7th. Jim Sinicropi & Tane Robinson have the call for FL1 Sports.... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Mynderse defense stifles Newark; Gananda girls top Marion to grab league lead; Naples’ Autumn Kunes scores 1,000th

W-FL FRIDAY: Mynderse defense stifles Newark; Gananda girls top Marion to grab league lead; Naples’ Autumn Kunes scores 1,000th
The young Mynderse Blue Devils have been struggling with just a pair of league wins heading into Newark on Friday night. They would be looking to avenge their 21 point loss at home to the Reds back on December 7th.  With Newark coming off a big road win at Geneva on Tuesday, the Blue Devils would enter the game as... more

SPORTSBOOK CONFIDENTIAL: Corsi, NFL Championships & NYS Sports Betting News (podcast)

SPORTSBOOK CONFIDENTIAL: Corsi, NFL Championships & NYS Sports Betting News (podcast)
In this week’s sportsbook lesson, John explains the Corsi statistic and how it can help you handicap hockey. He previews Friday night NHL and Sunday’s NFL Championship games. There is also big news surrounding New York sports betting legality and a controversy in the sports betting national championship. . more

2019 Syracuse football schedule unveiled

2019 Syracuse football schedule unveiled
Three September home games and a pair of nationally-televised weeknight games in October highlight Syracuse’s 2019 football schedule, which was released Wednesday by the Atlantic Coast Conference. The balanced slate features six home dates at the Carrier Dome, where the Orange were unbeaten (6-0) in 2018, and six road games. As previously announced, the Orange begin their 130th gridiron campaign... more

By developing weak hand, Tyus Battle hopes to boost draft stock

By developing weak hand, Tyus Battle hopes to boost draft stock
Tyus Battle, Syracuse’s leading scorer over the past two seasons, knew exactly where he needed to improve entering his junior year. Feedback from NBA scouts after the 2018 combine focused on two main focal points: his shot and his weak hand. Since Syracuse lost to Duke in the 2018 Sweet 16, Battle’s improved left hand has flipped opposing team’s defensive... more

Shaq Lawson was improved in 2018, but should Bills invest a 5th year in him?

Shaq Lawson was improved in 2018, but should Bills invest a 5th year in him?
The Buffalo Bills have not decided to pick up the fifth-year option on a first-round draft pick since 2015, a move they made in order to bring back cornerback Stephon Gilmore. The Bills passed on the option for quarterback EJ Manuel in the spring of 2016, also declined when wide receiver Sammy Watkins was up in 2017, and last year... more

Relief pitcher Ottavino to Yankees on 3-year deal

Relief pitcher Ottavino to Yankees on 3-year deal
Adam Ottavino recently boasted that given the opportunity, he “would strike out Babe Ruth every time.” That dream showdown will not take place, but the Bambino’s former team is betting on plenty of silence from the rest of the American League’s bats. The Yankees added another major piece to what promises to be a devastating bullpen on Thursday, agreeing to... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Naples survives Dundee in OT; Lyons keeps rolling; Waterloo tops Pal-Mac

W-FL THURSDAY: Naples survives Dundee in OT; Lyons keeps rolling; Waterloo tops Pal-Mac
Another Wild West encounter in Dundee on Thursday night had the visiting Big Green of Naples narrowly escaping with a 64-61 overtime win over the Scots. Dundee fouled Naples forward Adam Quarterman with no time remaining in regulation. Quarterman made one of two free throws to tie the game at 57 and force overtime. In the extra period, Naples point... more

Upstate casinos likely to win sports betting as Cuomo makes push

Upstate casinos
New York appears to be taking another step toward regulated sports betting, but not the one the industry really wanted. In Tuesday’s State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed that he’ll be pushing to get sports betting up and running in the state, a new revenue stream in a state that needs an infusion of cash to cover a $3.1 billion fiscal... more

Inside John Bol Ajak’s journey and commitment to Syracuse

Inside John Bol Ajak’s journey and commitment to Syracuse
John Bol Ajak stood near mid-court at West Chester University, wearing gray sweatpants and a gray sweatshirt donning a “W” across the front. All he wanted to do was play. Around him, Westtown (Pennsylvania) High School took the court for warm-ups before playing Roman Catholic (Pennsylvania) High School. John Bol Ajak moved to the U.S. at age 15, having never... more
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