NHL playoffs


It’s a new era for the NBA. The Golden State Warriors have set the NBA record for wins in a season, finishing 73-9 with a 125-104 rout of Memphis. Stephen Curry drained 10 3-pointers while scoring a game-high 46 points. The Warriors broke the previous victory mark of 72 set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.


In the NHL playoffs, Tampa Bay blanked Detroit 2-0 to bring the Lightning to the second round, series ended 4-3.


In the NHL playoffs, Montreal completed the series 4-2 over Ottawa 2-0 taking the Habs to the second round and it was Minnesota over St. Louis 4-1 to advance to the second round after completing the series 4-2.


In the first of a seven game series in the NHL playoffs, the Rangers edged Pittsburgh 2-1, Detroit skated by Tamp Bay 3-2, Minnesota doubled up St. Louis 4-2, and it was Anaheim over Winnipeg 4-2.


Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas.


In the NHL, Los Angeles defeated Chicago 5-4 in overtime, for the Kings third Game 7 win in the playoffs which will send them to the Stanley Cup finals against the New York Rangers. Game 1 is on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Sports Report: Landon Donovan Cut From World Cup Roster

May 23, 2014
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FIFA World Cup:

American career scoring leader Landon Donovan is among seven players cut as the U.S. announced its 23-man World Cup roster. The 32-year-old attacker was bidding to make his fourth World Cup team.


In the NBA playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs blew by the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 to take a 2-0 advantage in the Western Conference final. Tony Parker led the way with 22 points. Danny Green added 21 on seven 3-pointers. Tim Duncan contributed 14 points and 12 boards in just 29 minutes of action.

Officials at Belmont Park have cleared Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome to wear a nasal strip when he goes for the Triple Crown next month.

Horse Racing:

California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Art Sherman made no threats about the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner passing on a chance to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, but he suggested it was a possibility. Sherman says the decision is up to the owners and added, "I know they'll be upset."


The New York Knicks officially get an NBA D-League affiliate team, announced yesterday in a press conference, the team will be called the Westchester Knicks. The team will play out of White Plains, New York.

In the NBA playoffs,

Miami squeaked by Brooklyn 96-94, winning the 7 game series 4-1,

San Antonio bested Portland 104-82, giving the Spurs the series win at 4-1.


Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling only dug himself into a deeper hole after slamming Magic Johnson when he was supposed to be atoning for his own racist remarks.


Union College men’s baseball team is going to the Division III NCAA tournament for the first time since 1965. This comes after winning the Liberty League title for the first time last Saturday.

The UAlbany softball team is headed the the Division I NCAA tournament on Friday.

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.

Sports Report: Siena's Billy Harrell Dies At 85

May 7, 2014

Siena Saint legend, Billy Harrell, has died at the age of 85. The Hall of Famer’s jersey became the first one to be formally retired by Siena in 2006. He had led the Saints, then known as the Indians, to a 70-19 record from 1949 to 1952.

Sports Report: Abbotsford Hockey Comes To Glens Falls

May 6, 2014


In the NBA playoffs, Washington beat Indiana 102-96 for a series start of 1-0, and the Clippers bested Oklahoma City 122-105 for a 1-0 series lead.

Sports Report: LA Clippers Owner Battling Cancer

May 2, 2014

The New York Post reports, Donald Sterling, the owner of the LA Clippers recently banned from the NBA and hit with a $2.5 million fine for racist comments, has been battling prostate cancer for an extended period of time.

Sports Report: The Rangers Move On To Second Round

May 1, 2014

The Los Angeles Lakers are the latest team in need of a head coach. Mike D'Antoni has resigned after less than two seasons at the post. He went 67-87 with the Lakers, including a 27-55 mark this season.

Sports Report: LA Clippers Owner Banned From The NBA

Apr 30, 2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has given the LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, a lifetime ban and fined him the maximum penalty, $2.5 million, for making racist comments in a recorded conversation. It's the first step toward forcing a sale of the club and permanently removing Sterling from the league.

Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been accused of making discriminatory racial comments in an audio recording released by TMZ. In the recording the man speaking urges his girlfriend not to bring black friends to Clippers games. The NBA and the Clippers are investigating the accusations, including whether the male voice on the recording is in fact Sterling's.

The Union Dutchmen forward Daniel Carr signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens, the NHL team announced yesterday. Carr, the leading scorer for the Dutchmen with 22 goals and 28 assists in 29 games this past season. He joins two other Union Hockey players to sign a contract in the NHL, defenseman Mat Bodie signed earlier with the New York Rangers and Shayne Gotisbehere with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Sports Report: 2014 NFL Regular Season Set

Apr 24, 2014

The NFL has announced its 2014 schedule, and it opens with the Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4. The New York Giants will have their first game against Detroit in the Monday Night Football opener of the regular season. The Patriots will see Miami for their first game, and the New York Jets will go head to head with Oakland. The Bills will visit Chicago for their regular season opener.

Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY will be the host site for the 2016 PGA Professional National Championship. The 312-player Championship will be conducted June 26-29th, 2016.

The 118th running of the Boston Marathon was completed without incident yesterday and featured the first U.S. citizen in 31 years to win the event.

Former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist Meb Keflezighi won in a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds.

Sports Report: Union Parade; Chad Johnson Joins CFL

Apr 18, 2014

The Union College skating Dutchmen got to celebrate their NCAA title victory with a parade in Schenectady yesterday after Saturday’s landmark win.

Sports Report: Michael Phelps Comes Out Of Retirement

Apr 15, 2014

Michael Phelps, the winner of 22 Olympic medals, is coming out of retirement with an eye on competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Phelps will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at a meet in Mesa, Arizona, on April 24-26.

Mets Rally Past Yankees 2-1, Rivera Stunned in Ninth

May 29, 2013
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Well, it was another night of interleague play in the major leagues.

In the subway series, both David Wright and Lucas Duda hit RBI singles off Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, and the Mets rallied past the Yankees 2-1 on Tuesday night to beat baseball's career saves leader. This happened only hours after honoring him at his final Citi Field game. Earlier, the Mets played a video tribute to Rivera that read, "Congratulations on a Hall of Fame career."

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

May 28, 2013
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Checking baseball news, in interleague play, Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead single in the eighth after being denied a homer two innings earlier, and the Mets rallied to beat the Yankees 2-1 Monday night for their second straight home win after losing eight in a row. Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli homered in the first inning as the Red Sox jumped to an early lead and coasted to a 9-3 victory over the Phillies.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

May 27, 2013
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In baseball news, checking the American League, Tampa Bay won 8-3 over the Yankees on Sunday. Elsewhere the Red Sox edged ahead of Cleveland 6-5.Toronto beat Baltimore 6-5. Detroit defeated Minnesota 6-1. The Angels passed Kansas City 5-2. Oakland beat Houston 6-2 and Seattle won against Texas 4-3. That game lasted 13 innings.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

May 24, 2013
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In the NHL playoffs, Chris Kreider steered in a pass from Rick Nash 7:03 into overtime, and the New York Rangers stayed alive with a 4-3 victory over the Bruins on Thursday night. Henrik Lundqvist turned back 37 shots for the Rangers. New York still trails the series 3-1 and will need to win again on Saturday in Boston to force a Game 6 back in Madison Square Garden. Elsewhere, Detroit shut out Chicago 2-0. The top-seeded Blackhawks trail No. 7 Detroit 3-1 in the Western Conference semifinals. Lastly, Los Angeles beat San Jose 3-0. The Kings lead that series 3-2.