Members of the Phillies roster were reported to test positive for COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.”
“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.””
“A lot of people say, ‘When are these Special Olympics?’ But Special Olympics is every day.”
American Legion officials last week announced the cancellation of all national tournaments, including the World Series.
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.”
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.
Pennsylvania is one of three states where high school football enrollment is not in decline.
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.
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.
Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle and their teammates are bathing in fans’ cheers in Manhattan, celebrating their World Cup title.
“When speaking to the team in advance of our shift’s start, he reminded players that they were playing for loved ones who have survived cancer, have died from it and, in many cases, will one day have it.”
On Monday, the New York Gaming Commission voted unanimously to approve regulations for sports betting at Tioga Downs and three other casinos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VESTAL, NY (WSKG) – The high school spring sports season is coming to an end. For baseball players, it’s the first year they’ve had a limit on how much they can throw. But is it enough to keep young pitchers from blowing out their arms? Brandon Olbrys coaches the Deposit-Hancock baseball team in Delaware County. He had a pretty good spring.
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?
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.
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 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…
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.