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deGrom lowers ERA to 1.77 with 10-K gem in Mets win

All afternoon, Jacob deGrom teetered on the edge, waiting for the anguish that would inevitably arrive, that had to arrive, that always arrives on the days that he pitches. In the first inning, a single through a defensive shift put deGrom in danger. In the second and third, the Mets stranded a trio of runners in scoring position. Even as... more

Bills open preseason vs. Panthers tonight

The Buffalo Bills haven’t garnered much respect nationally after the team’s first playoff appearance in 17 years last season. Some experts are predicting as low as two wins for the Bills in 2018 and Thursday’s preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers is Buffalo’s first chance to begin to prove its doubters wrong. With so many new faces in the mix... more

Coleman takes the field for Bills’ first practice

Instantly a fan favorite, Corey Coleman spent a few minutes signing autographs before he hit the field for his first practice as a Bill. In terms of on-the-field, this week will be an information overload as Coleman learns a completely new system. As for off the field, football is a business and players get traded all the time, but Coleman... more

Andujar lifts Yanks as Gray locks down White Sox in extras

Miguel Andujar came through not once, but twice for the Yankees. After leading off the seventh inning with his 15th homer of the season to tie Tuesday’s game vs. the White Sox, Andujar drove in the game-winning run with an RBI single in the 13th as New York took down Chicago, 4-3, at Guaranteed Rate Field. Former starter Sonny Gray... more

Doubledays drop series against Crosscutters

The Doubledays couldn’t find their offensive mojo on the day where four position players were named to the 2018 All-Star Game. Lack of quality at-bats, as well as a rare shaky outing from Angel Guillen, allowed the Crosscutters to win a 4-2 nail biter at Falcon Park. Auburn starter Aaron Fletcher made a case for why he may have been... more

GOLFJAY.COM: 100th PGA Championship preview episode (podcast)

Golf’s final major of the year tees off Thursday at Bellerive Golf Course in St. Louis. The 2018 PGA Championship is the 100th time this tournament has been played and the first time it has been at Bellerive since 1992 when Nick Price won his first major. Join Jim Sinicropi, Doug Brown and Rhett Ticconi to preview the season’s final... more

Rain delay forces Mets to go to ‘pen early in loss

At this point, Mets manager Mickey Callaway said before Tuesday’s 6-1 loss to the Reds, how Jason Vargas fares in the waning months of a lost season matters little. The Mets simply want Vargas, whose disjointed campaign has included multiple injuries and near-constant mechanical issues, to log as many innings as possible. In that fashion, Vargas can prime himself to... more

Doubledays offense powers past Crosscutters

After narrowly falling to the Crosscutters on Sunday evening at Falcon Park, the Doubledays came back in a big way. 14 hits against Williamsport drove Auburn to a blowout win against the the Crosscutters, scoring a baker’s dozen in a 11-6 win. The Doubledays played catch up early after the Crosscutters tagged starting pitcher Reid Schaller for a run in... more

Bills acquire Corey Coleman from Browns

Bills acquire former 1st rd pick, WR Corey Coleman, from Cleveland in exchange for a 7th round pick in 2020. The addition of Coleman amplifies an already heated battle for roster spots at the WR position. BuffaloBills.com: Read More The @buffalobills have agreed to terms to acquire WR Corey Coleman from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for undisclosed future draft... more

McNeil stays hot as Mets, Thor hold off Reds

Speaking about his young second baseman a few hours before Monday’s 6-4 win over the Reds at Citi Field, Mets manager Mickey Callaway noted, in rather stark terms, that Jeff McNeil’s performance down the stretch may determine whether the team looks to replace him during the offseason. “I think we need to, first and foremost, evaluate … is this guy... more

Lynn leads shutout as Yankees end 5-game skid

Reeling from a sweep in Boston and mired in a season-high five-game losing streak, the Yankees needed a solid performance from Lance Lynn on Monday night. Lynn delivered in remarkable fashion. Making his first start for the Yankees after being acquired in a July 30 trade with the Twins, Lynn dominated the White Sox, striking out a season-high nine over... more

Chase Elliott wins first career race at Watkins Glen

After eight career runner-up finishes, Chase Elliott is finally a winner in the NASCAR Cup Series. The 22-year-old took home his first checkered flag in his 99th start at Watkins Glen International on Sunday. Elliott and Kyle Busch had the strongest cars on the track, however Busch encountered a fuel issue early in the Final Stage, setting up a one-one-one... more

Yankees swept by Red Sox after Chapman blows save

Manager Aaron Boone had set up his bullpen in textbook fashion, with the urgency that goes along with a season-defining game. He’d gotten 4 2/3 effective innings from Masahiro Tanaka before he turned the ball over to David Robertson, Zach Britton, Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman. Robertson, Britton and Betances did their jobs, but the hard-throwing Chapman couldn’t harness his... more

25 questions entering the 2018 Section V football season

The Section V football season opens with the third annual Teddi Bowl featuring Victor and Pittsford at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at St. John Fisher College. As team’s prepare to begin official practices on Aug. 13, here are 25 questions from the Democrat & Chronicle to consider 25 days before the first game. Read More High school football: 25 questions entering... more

Doubledays win streak ended by Williamsport

Despite having two runners on and a runner in scoring position in the ninth, the Doubledays were not able to pull off any late-inning magic. Auburn fell to the Crosscutters after Williamsport notched a game-clinching run in the eighth inning to take the game, 4-3. Starting pitcher Tim Cate got off to a slower start than usual. He allowed three... more

Behind the scenes at FLGR’s racetrack in Farmington

David Brown didn’t have a lot to do with horses until he met folks from Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack some years ago. It all started when he began talking with horse trainers and others from the track at nearby DiPacific’s Restaurant, where track people liked to gather. He was there to meet a fellow lawyer. Brown liked the people... more

Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones cleared for practice

The Buffalo Bills have activated receiver Zay Jones off the non-football injury list, putting the second-year player in position to practice for the first time this offseason. Coach Sean McDermott made the announcement before the team’s practice Sunday. Jones has spent the first 10 days of training camp working out individually. He has been sidelined since mid-May, when McDermott revealed... more

Bullpen falters as Mets fall to Braves in extras

Given the Mets’ stated goal of winning as much as possible down the stretch, the team has an opportunity to play spoiler against all three National League East teams in contention. So far, however, they haven’t found much success upending their rivals’ plans. After dropping two straight in Washington last week, the Mets returned home to lose three of four... more
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