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Sports Report: NFL First Round Draft Picks

May 9, 2014


The NFL Draft started last night at Radio City Music Hall. Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman trophy winner out of Texas A&M, was expected to go early, but it wasn’t until pick 22 from the Cleveland Browns that he dropped his sullen expression. The first pick went to Houston, which selected Jadeveon Clowney a defensive end from South Carolina, St. Louis went next and picked Greg Robinson an offensive tackle out of Auburn, and Jacksonville took quarterback Blake Bortles out of Central Florida. Buffalo picked wide receiver Sammy Watkins from Clemson fourth pick, the Giants picked up Odell Beckham Jr., a WR out of LSU, the Jets went with safety Calvin Pryor of Louisville, and the Patriots grabbed Dominique Easley a DT from Florida.

The Siena Saints Division I men’s lacrosse team fell to Bryant University last night, 9-8. UAlbany will face Loyola on Saturday at noon on ESPNU.

Baseball's Hall of Fame will be inducting three ex-players this summer. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas have been elected by the baseball writers and will be inducted in Cooperstown July 27.

Once again players tainted by the steroid era failed to make the cut. The group includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Rafael Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire, who all saw their support drop.

Well, Manziel-mania is over --- at least for college football.

The Houston Texans have found a new head coach.

Penn State's Bill O'Brien has reached an agreement to coach the Texans that is expected to be announced by Saturday.

O'Brien spent two years at Penn State and was an offensive assistant with the Patriots for five years before that.

UAlbany Set To Announce Ford Successor

Dec 10, 2013
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The University at Albany football team has a new coach. Maryland's assistant head coach Greg Gattuso, and former Duquesne head coach, will take over for Bob Ford. He’s expected to be introduced at a 3:30 p.m. news conference this afternoon. Gattuso got a five-year contract with a $230,000 annual base salary.

Boston Takes Fourth Straight Win

Aug 29, 2013
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In baseball, pinch hitter Mike Carp's bloop single to left in the eighth inning lifted the Red Sox over Baltimore 4-3 last night. Shane Victorino drove in a run for Boston with an RBI single.

Elsewhere in the American League, Toronto passed the Yankees 7-2. Texas beat Seattle 12-4. Oakland cruised ahead of Detroit 14-4. Tampa Bay outscored the Angels 4-1. The White Sox trumped Houston 6-1 and Kansas City defeated Minnesota 8-1.

Mets' Matt Harvey Has Tear In His Elbow

Aug 27, 2013
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In baseball, the New York Mets' rebuilding plan may have taken a huge hit.

National League All-Star game starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, but the Mets are still hoping he can avoid Tommy John surgery. A full prognosis will not be made until swelling in the elbow goes down in about two weeks.

Checking the scoreboard, the Mets suffered their fifth straight loss. Cody Asche supplied a go-ahead, two-run triple in the fourth inning of Philadelphia's 2-1 win.

A-Rod To Play During Suspension Appeals

Aug 5, 2013
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The Yankees could have Alex Rodriguez in their lineup against Chicago tonight. Major League Baseball informed New York that Rodriguez will be suspended but can play while he appeals the penalty. The Yanks were not told the exact length of the suspension, but were left under the impression it will be through the 2014 season.

It is unclear whether shortstop Derek Jeter can return to the lineup. An MRI revealed a mild strain of his right calf.

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In golf news, the British Open starts today. Tiger Woods is trying for his 15th major title -- but first in five years. Also competing is U.S. Open winner Justin Rose.

Moving over to baseball, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told ESPN New York that Alex Rodriguez could be back in pin stripes Monday or Tuesday, after a day off. If the team decides the third baseman is not ready for major league games he has to go back on the disabled list.

In racing news, opening day at Saratoga Race Course is tomorrow.