Patrick Garrett

Morning Edition Producer, National Productions Coordinator

Patrick Garrett graduated with a dual degree from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, Concentration in Production and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry. A former newsroom intern who joined the WAMC staff in 2014, he worked at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where he sold tickets. He is an Eagle Scout from Saratoga Springs and writes and plays music in his free time.

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MLB:

The New York Yankees ended a seven-game losing streak and took over first place in the AL East, a half-game ahead of the Boston Red Sox. Didi Gregorius smacked a two-run homer and Austin Romine provided a two-run double as the Yankees doubled up the Los Angeles Angels, 8-4. The Red Sox held a 4-2 lead in the eighth until Salvador Perez unloaded a grand slam to give Kansas City a 6-4 victory over Boston.

The University at Albany is getting a new president.

The State University of New York's board of trustees plans to announce the appointment on Wednesday afternoon in Albany.

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MLB:

The Boston Red Sox have taken over first place in the American League East, moving a half-game ahead of the slumping New York Yankees. Chris Sale struck out 10 while holding the Royals to three runs and just four hits over 8 1/3 innings of the Red Sox's 8-3 win at Kansas City. The Yankees suffered their seventh consecutive loss as Cameron Maybin and Luis Valbuena each homered and drove in two runs apiece to lead the Angels' 8-3 rout in the Bronx.

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Winning streaks are on the line when Arizona and Colorado, probably the two most surprising teams in baseball this season, begin a three-game series at Coors Field Tuesday night. Rookie right-hander German Marquez (5-3, 4.19 ERA) starts for the Rockies, who have won five straight and own the best record in the National League at 46-26. Zack Greinke (8-3, 3.00) pitches for the Diamondbacks, winners of seven in a row and just a game behind Colorado in the NL West at 44-26. This is Arizona's best 70-game start in team history.

A Catskill Mountain swimming hole is so crowded that state officials are encouraging people to swim elsewhere. 

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PGA:

Brooks Koepka has picked up his first career Major victory by taking the U.S. Open at Erin Hills by four shots over Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama. Koepka grabbed control with three straight birdies on the back nine and matched Rory McIlroy's U.S. Open record by finishing at 16 under. He is the seventh straight first-time major champion in men's golf.

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General Electric says Jeff Immelt is stepping down as CEO. John Flannery, president and CEO of the conglomerate's health care unit, will take over the post in August.

NHL:

The Pittsburgh Penguins are Stanley Cup champions for the second straight year following a 2-0 win in Game 6 over the Predators in Nashville. Patric Hornqvist scored the game-winner with just 1:35 left in regulation before Carl Hagelin's empty-netter secured the victory. Matt Murray picked up his second consecutive shutout for the Pens, who are the first repeat champions since the 1998 Detroit Red Wings.

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This week Bob discusses telescopes and the full moon.

NHL:

The Pittsburgh Penguins have taken a three-games-to-two lead in the Stanley Cup finals as they try to become the NHL's first repeat champions since the 1998 Red Wings. Matt Murray turned back 24 shots and the Penguins scored three times in each of the first two periods for a 6-0 rout of the visiting Nashville Predators. The offensive uprising came after the Pens were held to just two goals while dropping the previous two games in Nashville.

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Officials at Fort Ticonderoga say they've acquired two rare journals of a Pennsylvania officer who served on the northern frontier during the American Revolution.

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NBA:

The Golden State Warriors own a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals following a 118-113 comeback win over the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Kevin Durant had a team-high 31 points for Golden State, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 45 seconds left. Klay Thompson had 30 points for the Warriors, who trailed by six with six minutes to play.

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MLB:

Scooter Gennett has tied a major league record by homering four times for the Cincinnati Reds against the St. Louis Cardinals tonight. Gennett, who drove in 10 runs, connected for his second career grand slam off Adam Wainwright, then had a solo homer and two two-run shots as he became the 17th major leaguer with four in a game and the first since Josh Hamilton in 2012. No player has ever hit more than four in a game. Gennett singled his first time up and then homered in four straight at bats as Cincinnati hammered the Cards 13-1. His 10 RBIs matched the club record.

NBA:

Tomorrow Golden State will attempt another win over the Cavaliers. The Warriors lead the series 2-0.

NHL:

In the Stanley Cup playoffs, Nashville beat Pittsburgh 4-1 to tie the series at 2 games apiece. Game 5 is Thursday at 8 p.m. in Pittsburgh.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif.
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NBA:

Stephen Curry had a triple double with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Kevin Durant scored 33 and the Golden State Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals with a 132-113 victory in Game 2 on Sunday night. The big nights from the former MVPs made coach Steve Kerr a winner in his return to the bench after a more than six-week absence following complications from back surgery. This marks the second straight year Golden State won the first two games of the Finals. 

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif.
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NBA:

It started out as a battle of heavyweights introduced by boxing hype man Michael Buffer. But in the end, Golden State knocked out the Cavaliers 113 to 91 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors, led by Kevin Durant, surged ahead with two 3rd quarter runs and never looked back. Durant led scoring with 38 points. LeBron James racked up 28. The win was the 13th in the playoff season for the Warriors, which ties the record set by the Los Angeles Lakes in 1988 and 1989.

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NHL:

Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final is Saturday night in Nashville in what amounts to a last stand for the Predators. They were routed 4-1 on Wednesday night by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Standout goalie Pekka Rinne looked very average against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Pittsburgh scored three goals 3:18 apart in the third period and Rinne was yanked. The Penguins lead the best-of-seven series 2-0.

 

New York state is setting aside $35 million to expand after-school programs.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funds on Tuesday.

NHL:

The Bruins have signed forward Anders Bjork to an entry-level contract. The team says the three-year deal for the 20-year-old Notre Dame standout is set to begin next season. Bjork led the Fighting Irish in points as a junior last season with 21 goals and 31 assists — both career highs.

The New York Islanders have added Scott Gomez to their coaching staff. Islanders coach Doug Weight says Gomez will begin his coaching career this season. Gomez retired after the 2015-16 season, ending a 16-year NHL career that saw him win the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1999-00 as the league's top rookie, and two Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils.

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New York state is expanding its partnership with Paul Smith College's in the fight against the spread of aquatic invasive species in the Adirondack Mountains. 

The so-called Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program will place 53 boat stewards and decontamination operators at 28 sites throughout the Adirondacks.

 

Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh have announced a tuition-free college program for Boston residents.

The Republican governor and the Democratic mayor on Monday launched the new college affordability program for Boston high school graduates, enabling low-income students to complete four-year degrees without paying tuition or mandatory fees.

NHL:

Advantage Penguins. Pittsburgh rookie Jake Guentzel beat Nashville's Pekka Rinne with 3:17 left in regulation to put the Penguins ahead to stay in a 5-3 victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Guentzel snapped an eight-game goalless drought to help the defending champions escape after blowing a three-goal lead. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

A small Connecticut racetrack and the drivers who compete there have become collateral damage in a sex trafficking case.

The New London-Waterford Speedbowl, which has been in operation since 1951, in in danger of not opening this season. NASCAR pulled its sanctions last month after 63-year-old owner Bruce Bemer was arrested in an investigation into the sex trafficking of boys with mental illnesses.

Lawmakers in lots of states get paid extra if they hold leadership posts or oversee important committees.

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Indianapolis 500:

A little history was made at the Brickyard on Sunday. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 as he denied Helio Castroneves a record-tying fourth victory. Castroneves briefly took the lead in the closing laps but couldn't make it stick. Sato grabbed it back and gave Andretti Autosport its second consecutive win at the Brickyard.

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Downtown Glens Falls is about to get a $10 million makeover.

State officials on Thursday announced plans to revitalize the city 50 miles north of Albany with an expanded downtown market, high-speed broadband, a new arts trail and the redevelopment of four vacant parcels of land. Additionally, SUNY Adirondack's culinary school will be relocated downtown.

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President Donald Trump's budget proposal weakens insurance coverage for drug addiction treatment and cuts back funding for research and prevention programs. 

NBA:

LeBron James poured in 35 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the NBA Finals for the third straight year by clobbering the Celtics, 135-102 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. James drained a 3-pointer in the third quarter to pass Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time scoring leader in postseason play. Kyrie Irving finished with 24 points to help the defending champs earn a third straight finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors, the 2015 titlists.

Game 1 is next Thursday in Oakland.

NBA:

Hal Childs, a former assistant general manager for the New York Knicks and public relations director for the Golden State Warriors and Seattle Mariners, has died due to complications from heart disease. He was 84. Childs' wife, Jacqueline, says her husband died Sunday at his home in Dublin, California.

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks are opening up their search for a new general manager after John Hammond left to join the Orlando Magic. Assistant GM Justin Zanik was believed to be the heir apparent to Hammond when he left the Utah Jazz to join the Bucks. Zanik will interview for the position, but outside candidates will also be considered.

NBA:

The Cleveland Cavaliers are within one victory of their third straight NBA Finals meeting with Golden State following a 112-99 win over the visiting Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Kyrie Irving scored 19 of his game-high 42 points in less than five minutes of the third quarter. LeBron James added 34 points, while Kevin Love had 17 points and 17 rebounds for Cleveland.

Boston Celtics star guard Isaiah Thomas has visited one hip specialist and plans to see others. Thomas is done for the season with a right hip injury he sustained in March and aggravated in the playoffs. He told Celtics coach Brad Stevens that he intends to get "one or two more opinions" before a course of action is set.

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