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FRESH TAKES: Virginia’s Championship, Masters Week, NBA and NHL Playoff Previews (podcast)

FRESH TAKES: Virginia’s Championship, Masters Week, NBA and NHL Playoff Previews (podcast)
A huge show this week with a look back at the Virginia Cavaliers National Championship and a preview of The Masters which kicks off on Thursday morning. If that weren’t enough, a preview of both the NBA and NHL playoffs is on tap on Fresh Takes with Russo & Felice. . AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Syracuse takes down Cornell in Tuesday night lax showdown

Syracuse takes down Cornell in Tuesday night lax showdown
The No. 11 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team (7-3) held the nation’s No. 2 ranked offense to single digits en route to a 13-8 win over No. 10 Cornell on Senior Day in the Carrier Dome. Nick Mellen rose to the occasion, holding Cornell star attackman Jeff Teat to no goals and just a pair of assists after the sophomore entered... more

Bills announce preseason opponents: Colts, Panthers, Lions, Vikings

Bills announce preseason opponents: Colts, Panthers, Lions, Vikings
The Buffalo Bills announced their four preseason opponents on Tuesday, though exact dates and times have not yet been established for the first two games. Buffalo will host the Colts on the weekend of Aug. 8-12 at New Era Field. Two road games follow, at Carolina sometime between Aug. 15-19, and a national CBS telecast at Detroit on Friday, Aug.... more

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has no plans to retire, no end-game strategy

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has no plans to retire, no end-game strategy
In the years leading up to Jim Boeheim’s appointed retirement at the end of the 2017-18 season, opposing coaches used the countdown as a negative recruiting pitch. “A lot of coaches said, ‘You don’t want to go there because he won’t be coaching there,’’’ Boeheim said. “And all those coaches are gone. They’re all gone.’’ Now 74 years old, Boeheim... more

Are lawmakers teeing up a new tax to target golf courses in New York?

Are lawmakers teeing up a new tax to target golf courses in New York?
Senator Pam Helming joined local golfers and small business owners to oppose the Senate Democrats’ new “Golf Tax.” The so-called Golf Tax (S.4420) would allow municipalities to assess courses based upon the properties’ highest and best use rather than their current use. For example, many courses in the Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario area have beautiful vistas. Under the plan... more

5 storylines for the 2019 Section V boys lacrosse season

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The boys lacrosse season is already underway with a few teams securing impressive victories as a new wave of talent takes over. One of the themes of last season was experienced stars; 15 of 16 spots on the All-Greater Rochester first team went to seniors, many of whom were All-Americans. Four teams had multiple picks and in total 64 players... more

Twins rock deGrom, beat Mets 14-8

Twins rock deGrom, beat Mets 14-8
Right-hander Jacob deGrom is the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, but one wouldn’t necessarily know it the way the Twins handled him in a 14-8 victory over the Mets on Tuesday night at Citi Field. How dominating was deGrom prior to Tuesday’s tilt? He pitched 26 consecutive scoreless innings and added another inning to the total before the... more

Yankees drop second straight to Astros

Yankees drop second straight to Astros
Once more, the at-bats were long and relentless. Once more, the bullpen was airtight. The Astros have found their magical groove and did so again on Tuesday night, when they twice rallied from deficits to beat the Yankees, 6-3, at Minute Maid Park. George Springer’s bases-loaded double in the bottom of the eighth inning scored two runs to break a... more

Tebow scores winning run as Syracuse defeated Rochester

Tebow scores winning run as Syracuse defeated Rochester
The Red Wings jumped out to a big lead against Syracuse. However, they gave up six runs in the third inning and lost to the Mets by a score of 7-5. Tim Tebow drove in the tying run and scored the winning run. Big hit by Tebow sparks Syracuse Mets rally over Rochesterhttps://t.co/6fFc4v8hSv — Lindsay Kramer (@LindsayKramerPS) April 9, 2019 more

Syracuse has a date for its first football game under the new Carrier Dome roof

Syracuse has a date for its first football game under the new Carrier Dome roof
Syracuse is planning to face Colgate on Sept. 18, 2020, in what is expected to be the first game under the new Carrier Dome roof, Syracuse University’s Senior Associate Vice President of Communications Sarah Scalese confirmed on Tuesday. “Our goal is to host Colgate the weekend of Sept. 18 but, of course, that will be dependent on the progress of... more

Yankees give away lead late, lose in Houston

Yankees give away lead late, lose in Houston
Carlos Correa’s broken-bat dribbler up the first-base line scored Alex Bregman from third base with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and sent the Astros to their fourth consecutive win, 4-3, over the Yankees on Monday night at Minute Maid Park. With Houston trailing, 3-1, in the seventh, Robinson Chirinos drilled a two-run double to right-center off Zack Britton... more

Carrier Dome Managing Director says project has ‘officially begun’

Carrier Dome Managing Director says project has ‘officially begun’
The highly anticipated project to renovate the Carrier Dome in Syracuse is now underway. This is Phase One of the project, which includes most notably a replacement of the air-inflated Carrier Dome roof. Dome Managing Director and Syracuse University Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala says, “The project in my mind has officially begun.” Already buck hoists are... more

Sanchez goes yard 3 times as Yanks pound the Orioles

Sanchez goes yard 3 times as Yanks pound the Orioles
The big-swinging Yankees offense was back in action in Sunday’s 15-3 victory over the Orioles, and Gary Sánchez led the charge with his team-leading fourth, fifth and sixth round-trippers of the young season. It was the 11th multi-homer game of his career, and his first time hitting three. Sanchez cracked a two-run homer in the third inning off Orioles starter... more

Buffalo Sabres fire HC Phil Housley

Buffalo Sabres fire HC Phil Housley
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that they have fired head coach Phil Housley. The move was announced in a brief press release on Sunday that simply stated “Buffalo Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill has announced that Head Coach Phil Housley has been relieved of his duties.” Buffalo Sabres owners Kim and Terry Pegula issued the following statement: “We appreciate Phil... more

6’11 center Jesse Edwards commits to Syracuse basketball

6’11 center Jesse Edwards commits to Syracuse basketball
The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball center position figures to intrigue more than nearly any on the roster after Paschal Chukwu’s departure. On Friday, the Orange landed a potential replacement for the 7-foot-3 shot-blocker that helped anchor SU’s top-tier defense for two seasons. Jesse Edwards, of the IMG Academy in Florida, has committed to Syracuse according to Syracuse.com. The currently unrated... more
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