This year's U.S. Open will take place at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, but fans won't be in the stands due to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Open Tennis Will Start On Time

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.”

State Senator Urges New York Governor To Lift Travel Ban So SUNY Swimmers Can Compete

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.

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New York Soccer Bar Welcomes World Cup Fans, USA Or No USA

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.

Big Upgrades To SU’s ‘Dome’ Will Change Its Iconic Roof

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.

New Yorkers Prepare For 2018 Iditarod Sled Dog Race

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.

New York Aerial Skier Jon Lillis’ Quest For A Medal Ends

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.

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Small NY Cities Wonder Whether To Fund Stadiums

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Public money is often used to fund stadium upgrades. Elected officials say it builds up a local economy by attracting businesses, who want to set up nearby, and people, who spend their dollars in the city. That claim is debated in major league cities around the country. But what about smaller cities, like Elmira and Binghamton? Could stadiums benefit those economies?

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Elmira’s First Arena Sale In Jeopardy

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.

Explore the Intersection of Science and Sport with Your Family

Are you watching the Summer Olympics with your child? What a great opportunity to explore the intersection of science and sport! These videos from PBS LearningMedia will help you talk to your child about math and science concepts surrounding running, acrobats, gymnastics, and more.  
Measuring Different Lanes on the Track | Cyberchase
Help your child understand the basic principles behind measuring distance. In this video from Cyberchase, Bianca is competing in her first 200 meter race and notices that the starting positions in the six lanes are located at different points along the track.

WSKG & BU Athletics team up for family event!

WSKG is teaming up with Binghamton University Athletics on January 18th!  The women’s basketball team takes on Albany at 2pm.  In addition to the game, families can check out PBS KIDS activities and WSKG’s very own Good to Know project. As part of Dunkin’ Donuts Youth Day, all kids will have FREE admission to the game!  We’re giving away a pair of tickets to grown-ups each day until game day — so parents, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas…

American Football

Today on Radio Lab, we tackle football. It’s the most popular sport in the US, shining a sometimes harsh light on so much of what we have been, what we are, and what we hope to be. Savage, creative, brutal and balletic, whether you love it or loathe it … it’s a touchstone of the American identity. Along with conflicted parents and players and coaches who aren’t sure if the game will survive, we take a deep dive into the surprising history of how the game came to be. At the end of the 19th century, football is a nascent and nasty sport. The sons of the most powerful men in the country are literally knocking themselves out to win these gladiatorial battles.