“We can’t avoid those difficult subjects. We have to be able to talk about them, and the only way that we’re going to create good policy is to better understand it.”
“We can’t avoid those difficult subjects. We have to be able to talk about them, and the only way that we’re going to create good policy is to better understand it.”
“This new era of intercollegiate athletics is upon us. We have some of the brightest young adults in the world…who now can capitalize on their name, image and likeness.”
In an open letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, the Harlem Globetrotters demanded the team join the league as a franchise.
The limited ticket event will honor Class of 2020 inductees Derek Jeter, Larry Walker, Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons after the coronavirus pandemic scrapped last year’s ceremony for the first time since 1960.
After June 28, only unvaccinated people will need to wear masks on Penn State’s campus.
The New Jersey Devils announced last month they did not plan to continue their affiliation in Binghamton.
Fans who are unvaccinated will have to sit in a separate, socially distanced section with a maximum capacity of 33%.
The Jays, unable to play in Toronto’s Rogers Centre and unsuccessful in attempts to use another major league ballpark, played a majority of their home games in Sahlen Field last summer.
Buffalo’s ballpark underwent several capital projects and adjustments – paid for by the Jays organization – to help it meet Major League Baseball facility standards.
“When I was around 12 years old, I lived far from the ocean,” he said. “So I surfed on my bed, on my pillow. I always imagined my pillow was a surf board and I was in the wave.”
“We speak with our healthcare partners weekly and we all are seeing a decrease in demand for testing, which is a really good sign.”
The state says local health officials should consider whether there has been a more transmissible variant of COVID-19 identified in the area, and local rates of COVID-19 transmission.
The team’s owner said Jared Porter has been terminated after ESPN reported he repeatedly sent explicit messages to a reporter while he worked for the Chicago Cubs in 2016.
“You pull up. We verify who you are. You roll down your window. We swab you. Just a little nasal swab, not invasive. We then take that specimen with the requisition and we send it to our laboratory.”
Binghamton is the AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils.
“Hopefully we will get to a place where the numbers go down and we can find a way to offer these opportunities for our student athletes and community.”
“We must remain steadfast in our decisions to ensure the safety of our athletes is our focus.”
“This is a win for Binghamton,” Mayor Rich David said.
“All kids will be getting screened with their temperature check and they will fill out a five- or six-part questionnaire.”
Seaver became a household name after helping carry the Mets to their “improbable” 1969 World Series Championship.
Tennis players are navigating the eerie stillness of a Grand Slam event known for its lively crowds. Last year’s U.S. Open set an attendance record, drawing more than 737,800 fans over two weeks.
New York State is expected to make additional announcements about high risk winter sports like basketball, hockey, wrestling and cheerleading in the coming months.
“It is congregate, it’s one ventilation system, you’re seated there for a long period of time. Even if you are at 50% capacity, with one seat between the two of you, two seats between the two of you, this is a risky situation.”
“This pandemic is far from over, but we’ve determined that institutions can reopen if they adhere to strict state guidance and take every precaution to keep visitors safe.”
There is no set date for gyms to reopen, but the governor says rules will be released on how they can do so safely.
Athletic Director Sandy Barbour left open the possibility that the football team won’t play at all.
Members of the Phillies roster were reported to test positive for COVID-19.
“The moment we left Canada, there was concern. We’ve got to follow the guidelines. It’s not gonna be easy.”
If the Blue Jays can’t find a major league park, Sahlen Field, home of their Triple-A affiliate, would be a likely site for home games.
Major League Baseball’s delayed and shortened regular season gets underway Thursday. There will be no fans in the stands and plenty of health and safety protections for the players and team officials.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected the Special Olympics athletes and competitions.
“As the state considers reopening, it is unrealistic to believe athletic seasons can start on August 24th as originally scheduled.”
Those who are playing, though, will need to adhere to a series of “return to play” rules that require minimal physical contact on the field – no high fives and handshakes.
According to the team, Major League Baseball will not provide players for affiliated teams for the 2020 season.
The race, which is the world’s largest marathon, has attracted more than 50,000 runners and thousands of volunteers. Spectators line the route, which goes through all five boroughs of the city.
The event will begin on Aug. 31 without fans because of the continued spread of the coronavirus. Australian tennis star Nicholas Kyrgios calls the move “selfish.”
“Justice has been served for these students who were hoping for a shot at their dreams.”
The league includes the Binghamton Devils.
“Our staff continues to work towards a solution for reopening the ballpark this summer.”
“We’re deemed essential on the backside, but not on the revenue side.”
“We lost hundreds of thousands of operational dollars – every course did. Not profit dollars.””
Organizers for both sporting events blamed the COVID-19 pandemic in New York.
Most sections have put the start of the regular season on hold
“This is a very unfortunate casualty of the COVID-19 virus.”
“A lot of people say, ‘When are these Special Olympics?’ But Special Olympics is every day.”
NYSPHSAA hopes to announce a decision on April 27th
American Legion officials last week announced the cancellation of all national tournaments, including the World Series.
The stretch covers 17 games.
“This is one of the most difficult decisions the Officers of the NYSPHSAA have ever had to make.”
Devils hockey season is suspended, Rumble Ponies baseball will have a delayed start.
According to officials, families will be able to watch the games online, at no charge, via the streaming video service Hockey TV.
“One of the things we will recommend is instead of doing a handshake line, which we always do, that we do a fist-bump line.”
Mayors across the country announced a task force to save Minor League Baseball in cities like Binghamton last year.
The fallout continues from a sign-stealing scandal involving the Houston Astros during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Beltrán was part of the team in 2017, and a league investigation said he was involved.
Major League Baseball is considering cutting 42 teams from the minor league circuit after the 2020 season.
“I’ve heard from people in Binghamton, elected officials and citizens, and they don’t like this and that’s why we want to have our meeting. Try to change it.”
Pennsylvania is one of three states where high school football enrollment is not in decline.
Game is annual football rivalry between Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland.
The plan by Major League Baseball would reportedly eliminate over a quarter of minor league teams. That includes the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
The ’50 City College of New York Beavers were the only team to win the NIT and the NCAA tournaments. Matthew Goodman’s book details how a point-shaving plot came to dominate the team’s legacy.
Larry Wittig resigned from the board in 2017 after the Philadelphia Inquirer first published the allegations, but he remains school board president of the Tamaqua Area School District in Schuylkill County.
Hunting and fishing bring in billions of dollars into New York State every year.
Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in women’s international soccer with 184 goals. She also played in four World Cup matches, winning one in 2015, and participated in two Olympic games.
“The most die-hard Rochester sports fan, they would probably not know who the heck he is.”
The win, his fourth at the U.S. Open, puts him just one Grand Slam behind Roger Federer for the all-time men’s singles record. But to do it, Nadal had to fend off a furious rally from Daniil Medvedev.
For one night, big leaguers from New York and Chicago will play baseball at the Iowa farm that was made famous in the beloved film Field of Dreams.
Sports betting has expanded to casinos in upstate New York, including Tioga Downs in Nichols. At the same time, there’s now more help for folks with gambling addictions.
Over 5,000 horses have died from racing or training on U.S. race tracks in the country since 2014. And over a six-day span this month at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack, there were four equine deaths.
Emergency responders found unconscious body Sunday evening.
Tioga Downs is set to announce plans to offer sports wagers on Friday, while other upstate casinos are announcing earlier.
Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle and their teammates are bathing in fans’ cheers in Manhattan, celebrating their World Cup title.
On Monday, the New York Gaming Commission voted unanimously to approve regulations for sports betting at Tioga Downs and three other casinos.
Michael Limoncelli was selected in the 6th Round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft on Tuesday.
Code violations at Elmira’s First Arena aren’t a problem anymore, but two of the main people involved are frustrated.
Wambach is the all-time leading scorer in women’s international soccer, featuring in four World Cups, including one she won in 2015, and two Olympic Games among her 255 international appearances for the US women’s national team from 2001 to 2015.
In a new autobiography, the great NFL quarterback details his ups (like a Super Bowl victory) and downs (like the Suzy Kolber incident and alcoholism), as he stares down his legacy.
VESTAL, NY (WSKG) — The Elmira Enforcers look to stay alive in the Federal Hockey League championship series tonight. Elmira trails Carolina two games to none in the best-of-five series. It lost both games to start the series last weekend. The team lost 4-3 in OT in game two. Heated exchanges after led to suspensions for the Enforcers.
Her rendition of the patriotic song had been a staple at New York Yankees and Philadelphia Flyers games for decades. Critics say that other elements of the singer’s career were clearly racist.
In 1933, some long-gone group of lawmakers decided to ban people from playing football and baseball before 2 p.m. and after 6 p.m. on Sundays.
A few upstate schools heard their names called for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, which begins this week.
More than a dozen student-athletes from three SUNY colleges have qualified to compete in the NCAA Division III national swimming and diving championships. There’s just one problem. The games are being held in Greensboro, North Carolina, and a ban on New York State-sponsored non-essential travel to that state remains in effect. A local State Senator is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to lift that ban.
A ban by New York on state-sponsored travel to North Carolina due to a policy on bathroom use is causing some controversy and some changes for SUNY student athletes.
Law enforcement officials are describing a deadly car accident involving Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim as a horrible, sad tragedy. Boeheim hit and killed a man who was fleeing a disabled vehicle on Interstate 690 in Syracuse.
It’s the 15th time a wire fox terrier has won the top prize. “As good as it gets,” the best in show judge said.
Ed Stack is a gun owner who was a longtime Republican donor. A year after Dick’s Sporting Goods became an unlikely corporate face of gun control, it sees the fallout from its policy and lobbying.
Genesee Beer will be the official beer of Watkins Glen International. That announcement was made Monday in a large warehouse at the St. Paul Street brewery, with the Toyota pace car that will appear at various events this year in the background. The Genesee logo is on that car.
Three years ago, Chemung County took control of a sports arena in downtown Elmira, hoping to sell it soon. That hasn’t happened. It’s been frustrating at times.
Relief pitcher Mariano Rivera’s unanimous selection is an honor that eluded the game’s greats such as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Willie Mays.
Bernice Sandler died Saturday at the age of 90. She once told NPR she beams with pride at seeing female athletes walk “with their heads up and feeling like, ‘Yeah, I can handle this world.’ “
Chelsea Football Club will pay Borussia Dortmund millions to acquire the 20-year-old U.S. national team standout and Pennsylvania native.
Frank Femia runs Klubfunstore Guns and Ammo in Henrietta, where the popular ammunition this season is copper bullets. “It’s been hard finding them because everyone’s been sold out of them and it’s been hard to keep in stock,” Femia said.
The event could give the U.S. its first champion since Bobby Fischer took the crown in 1972. New York native Fabiano Caruana will play world champion Magnus Carlsen.
The owners of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres have hired a consulting firm to help them study possible next steps for the venues where the professional football and hockey teams play. In the case of the Bills, the upcoming feasibility analysis includes exploration of an entirely new stadium.
Pennsylvania is in the midst of launching its sports betting industry–becoming part of the first wave of states to do so.
Jane Leavy tells the story of Ruth as the first baseball superstar — but also of his roles as movie star, vaudeville performer, barnstormer, pitchman for every conceivable product, and columnist.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – The New York Mets will stay in Syracuse for the next 25 years, thanks to a deal that will invest $25 million into Onondaga County’s NBT Bank baseball stadium.
Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos won gold and bronze at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Their raised-fist salute outraged many viewers — and still resonates today.
A sudden decision to retire – midway through Sunday’s game – added a unique twist to an already frustrating start to the 2018 National Football League season for the Buffalo Bills. Vontae Davis trotted off the field with his Bills teammates at halftime, but never returned to finish the game.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — More regulations are being released for Pennsylvania’s fledgling sports betting industry.
The FIFA World Cup is underway and soccer enthusiasts are getting ready for a month’s worth of international men’s competition in the world’s most popular sport. While many New York establishments may have the matches available for viewing, one Buffalo bar in particular is anticipating steady business.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Syracuse University is investing $118 million dollars in renovations to the Carrier Dome as part of SU’s 20-year Campus Framework plan of projects. The renovations include a new roof for the dome, which will change what has been an iconic part of the Syracuse skyline for the past several decades.
Buffalo, NY (WBFO) – On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a federal ban on sports betting is unconstitutional.
New York Yankee outfielder Aaron Judge — a rookie last year — holds the current record for most types of bobbleheads fashioned in his image, according to folks at the Bobblehead Hall of Fame.
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – Governor Wolf spent Tuesday evening courtside at the Philadelphia 76ers game, skipping the 2018 Governors Awards for Environmental Excellence ceremony in Harrisburg.
Myneca Ojo, one of the golfers kicked off the course, joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to talk about the experience.
North Country Public Radio’s Brian Mann is a die-hard skier, and sent an audio postcard from New York’s Adirondack Mountains.
At 13, Kay Johnston pretended to be a boy and played first base for her Little League team in upstate N.Y. That was in the 1950s. Now 81, Kay Johnston Massar says “I just wanted to play the game.”
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Medical professionals at Upstate University Hospital are urging the New York State Assembly to pass legislation that would require skiers and snowboarders under the age of 14 to wear helmets. Experts say injuries on the slopes can be more severe than accidents on bicycles.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Unique winter sports aren’t over now that the Olympics are done. Scrolling through the list of the 67 mushers signed up to run the 2018 Iditarod, most are from Alaska. A few are from Canada or Norway, but among the list of arctic places, you’ll spot two people who list their hometowns in New York.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Thousands of athletes participated in the Special Olympics New York State Winter Games Saturday. The second floor of the convention center was packed with volunteer’s coaches and athletes getting ready for a full day of floor hockey.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Pittsford native and Olympic skier Jon Lillis made it to the championships Sunday morning in men’s aerials at the Olympics, but was out after 2 rounds. The finals began at 6:00 Sunday morning. After two rounds only the top six qualified for the final run, and Lillis came in at eighth. He was the only American to make the men’s aerials finals.
SYRACUSE (WRVO) – Remsen native Erin Hamlin will carry the American flag during the opening ceremonies Friday at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
After a holiday season of eating and eating and eating, many of us are packing gyms, trying to get back in shape for the New Year. Your exercising options in the winter might seem bleak. Gyms can be crowded and, if I can editorialize a bit, running on a treadmill is boring. The good news is running outside in cold winter months can be a great alternative. “I think it’s wonderful to be out of doors in the winter,” said Sarah Thompson, a Health and Wellness Lecturer at Binghamton University.
Binghamton’s professional hockey team plays its first regular-season game on Saturday. The Binghamton Devils borrowed their nickname from the New Jersey Devils, their parent club. The word “Devil” can connote fire, torture, burning for all eternity. But, not this Devil. This one is based on an urban legend. “This is not the devil of the bible,” said Angus Gillespie, a professor and folklorist at Rutger University. “This is a creature, a legendary creature of southern New Jersey.”
So, think less Adam and Eve and more Loch Ness Monster and Big Foot.
The future of Elmira’s First Arena is in jeopardy. A proposed sale might not happen because of a disagreement between the Chemung County’s Industrial Development Agency and the City of Elmira. WSKG’s Sarah Gager and Gabe Altieri discuss the cause of the disagreement and what might happen now. Interview Highlights:
On First Arena’s ownership history:
“Back in June, the Chemung Industrial Development Agency bought the arena. It was supposed to be a temporary thing, as it looked for a new owner.
BINGHAMTON (WSKG) – Professional hockey in Binghamton will have a new look next year. “The New Jersey Devils will be bringing their American Hockey League development team to Binghamton and the Floyd L. Veterans Maines Veterans Memorial Arena will be their home,” said part-owner Tom Mitchell. New Jersey replaces Ottawa as the team’s NHL affiliate. Last year, Ottawa announced it would move its American Hockey League affiliate to Belleville, Ontario. At the time, Mitchell said the AHL guaranteed Binghamton would get a replacement team.
The future of Elmira’s First Arena has been in question for most of 2016, but there could be answers within the next month. First Arena is home of the Elmira Jackals hockey team. Both have been owned by the Chemung County Industrial Development Agency since June. The group hopes to sell both by the end of January. Mike Krusen is the head of Southern Tier Economic Growth, which supports the Chemung County IDA.
New York’s Southern Tier will be represented this weekend at the Olympic trials for men’s wrestling. Enock Francois is a sixth grade special education teacher at Spencer-Van Etten Middle School in Tioga and Chemung Counties. He also trains with Cornell University’s Division I team. Before training there, Francois’ plans almost crumbled when the International Olympic Committee temporarily voted wrestling out of the games. He says he was ready to move on. “When you’re getting something you love stripped away from you, it’s disheartening, but there’s more to life than that.
Tomorrow kicks off Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown. Shane Johnson of WSKG’s history department tells us about a local Hall of Famer, Jim “Deacon” White.
Welterweight boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will meet tomorrow for what’s being called “The Fight of the Century”. But it was less than a century ago,on June 21, 1932, in Madison Square Garden, that a Binghamton native won the heavyweight title. Director of WSKG’s history department, Brian Frey, recounts the life of Jack Sharkey.