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MLB:

In an all interleague day in baseball, the Yankees bested Miami 9-4, Boston topped Atlanta 5-2, Toronto trumped the Mets 7-1, Pittsburgh edged the White Sox 3-2, Philadelphia slid past Baltimore 2-1, Minnesota won against St. Louis 2-1, Houston doubled up Colorado 8-4, San Diego beat Oakland 3-1, the Angels defeated Arizona 7-1, Tampa Bay bested Washington 5-3, Cleveland edged the Cubs 4-3, Kansas City slid past Milwaukee 3-2, San Francisco blanked Seattle 7-0, and it was the Dodgers over Texas 1-0.

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In the NBA, Charlotte beat Washington 94-87, Cleveland bested the Clippers 105-94, Dallas trumped Sacramento 101-78, and it was Portland over Phoenix 108-87.

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In Major League Baseball, in the American League, the Oakland Athletics have regained a share of first place in the American League West. The A's scored five times in the ninth to beat Houston 8-2. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Angels fell into a first-place tie with Oakland by losing to Miami in interleague play, 7-1.

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RACING:

A funeral is being held today for the 20-year-old driver who died on a dirt track after being struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart's car. Kevin Ward Jr.'s funeral will be held at South Lewis Senior High School in Turin, in central New York. Ward was sent into the wall when his car was bumped by Stewart's during a race on Saturday night. Ward got out of the car and walked onto the track, where he was hit by Stewart.

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Golf – The British Open:

The 143rd British Open is underway at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England.

This is the third major of the year. Bubba Watson won the Masters back in April before Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open last month. Each will be after his second major title of the year.

Tiger Woods and defending champ Phil Mickelson are among the other big names looking to contend this year.

Keith Strudler: Tiger Surgery

Apr 2, 2014

Not to complain, but I’ve got a bad back right now. It’s nothing terrible, but just another reminder that I’m not 25 anymore. And that I shouldn’t carry either televisions nor four year old boys several city blocks.

Local Athlete Jimmer Fredette Signs With Bulls

Mar 3, 2014

In the NBA, the Chicago Bulls and free-agent guard Jimmer Fredette have announced a contract that covers the rest of the season.

Fredette, the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft, was bought out by the Sacramento Kings on Thursday and cleared waivers on Saturday. He is averaging just 5.9 points and 11.3 minutes in his third season.

The 25-year-old Fredette says the Bulls were the best option for him. He is available for Sunday's game against the New York Knicks.

In the NFL, Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in the final 61 seconds, helping the New England Patriots rally for a 27-26 victory over the Cleveland Browns yesterday. New England lost tight end Rob Gronkowski to a leg injury in the third quarter.

Elsewhere, Geno Smith threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score as the New York Jets set a season high for points in a 37-27 win over Oakland.

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In baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates are one victory away from winning a postseason series for the first time since the 1979 World Series. Pedro Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 to take a 2-1 lead in best-of-five NL division series.

The Los Angeles Dodgers hammered Atlanta 13-6. Juan Uribe and Carl Crawford both homered for the Dodgers.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox are hoping to take their division series 3-0 against Tampa Bay tonight.

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The Jets and the Patriots opened up week 2 of the NFL season Thursday night. Tom Brady threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Dobson on the game's first series and the Pats held off the Jets 13-10 despite managing just nine first downs and 234 yards total offense.

The Pats played without wide receiver Danny Amendola and tight end Rob Gronkowski, who missed the game because of injuries.  Jets rookie QB Geno Smith threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter. New England is now 2-0 on the season.

In college football action, Texas Tech beat No. 24 TCU 20-10.

Furyk And Scott Take First Round Lead At Oak Hill

Aug 9, 2013
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In golf, Veteran Jim Furyk and Masters champion Adam Scott share the first-round lead at the 95th PGA Championship, the final major on the men's golf calendar. Both shot an opening round 5-under-65.

Tiger Woods shot an opening round 1-over-par-71 with a round that featured a bogey, double bogey and two birdies. British Open champion Phil Mickelson stumbled with a double-bogey on No. 18 and also shot 1-over 71.

Red Sox Rally To Beat Houston 15-10

Aug 7, 2013
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In baseball, the Red Sox overcame a tough start for a 15-10 win over Houston last night. Jacoby Ellsbury homered twice, Jonny Gomes added a three-run shot and the Red Sox rallied from a five-run deficit.

Elsewhere in the American League, Chicago won 3-2 over the Yankees. Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch as the Yankees' designated hitter. A-Rod's first major league game since October drew the YES Network's highest rating this year for a Yankees game, even though New York lost 8-1 at the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.

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.

For Rivera, An Emotional Last All-Star Game

Jul 17, 2013
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American League pitchers shut down the best of the National League and blanked the Senior Circuit 3-0 to win baseball's annual midsummer classic, the All-Star Game.

The emotional highlight was 43-year-old New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, the all-time leader with 638 career saves. Rivera, who is retiring at the end of the season, received a 90-second standing ovation from fans, teammates and opposing players when he entered the game. Rivera pitched a perfect eighth. He was named MVP.

With Shaky Goalies, Blackhawks Tie Series 2-2

Jun 20, 2013
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The Boston Bruins were able to claw back from deficits of 1-0, 4-2, and 5-4 during the most entertaining game of this year's Stanley Cup Finals. Brent Seabrook gave Boston no time to mount another comeback. Seabrook scored at 9:51 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 6-5 win over the Bruins, tying the series at two games apiece. Game 5 is Saturday in Chicago.

Sox Shut Out Yankees 3-0 In Rain Shortened Game

Jun 3, 2013
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Well, it was abbreviated but it was a shut out.

In baseball news, the Red Sox got home runs from David Ortiz and Jose Iglesias in a 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees that was stopped after 5½ innings because of rain Sunday night. Elsewhere in the American League, Tampa bay cruised ahead of Cleveland 11-3. Baltimore doubled up Detroit 4-2. Minnesota blanked Seattle 10-0. Texas beat Kansas City 3-1. Houston passed the Angels 5-4 and Oakland shut out the White Sox 2-0.

Mets Take Subway Series in Four-Game Sweep

May 31, 2013
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Well, it has been all Mets in this Subway Series…

Dillon Gee finished off the New York Mets' most unexpected Subway Series sweep. Gee struck out a career-high 12 and the Mets beat the Yankees 3-1 Thursday night. That win gave the Mets a four-game season sweep. The Yankees plan to activate Andy Pettitte from the disabled list on Monday and start the left-hander against Cleveland.

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May 13, 2013
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In golf news, Tiger Woods has become the fourth two-time winner of The Players Championship. Woods parred his final two holes for a 2-under-par 70 that left him 13-under for the tournament on Sunday.

In the NBA, the Warriors beat the Spurs 97-87 in overtime. Golden State and San Antonio are now locked into a best-of-3 Western Conference semifinal after splitting the first four games.  Elsewhere, the NBA has fined Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau $35,000 for comments he made about the officiating following Friday's loss to Miami.

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Apr 12, 2013
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In the NBA, it’s wasn’t a good night for the Knicks. The Chicago Bulls snapped the Knicks' 13-game win streak, 118-111 in overtime. Tiny Nate Robinson scored a season-high 35 points. Elsewhere, Oklahoma City defeated Golden State 116-97.

In baseball, Baltimore beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2.

Elsewhere in the American League, the Yankees and Indians have been rained out for the second straight day. Detroit crushed Toronto 11-1. Texas slid past Seattle 4-3 and Oakland beat the Angels 8-1.

In the National League, there was a lot of contention on the field.

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Apr 11, 2013
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In baseball, Baltimore beat the Red Sox 8-5 last night. Manny Machado's three-run homer capped a five-run ninth inning for Baltimore. Boston couldn’t hold the lead on a night when their nearly 10-year and 820 game home sellout streak ended.

Elsewhere in the American League, the Yankees-Indians game in Cleveland was rained out. Toronto beat Detroit 8-6. Tampa Bay shut out Texas 2-0. Kansas City beat Minnesota 3-0. Oakland cruised ahead of the Angels 11-5 and Houston bested Seattle 8-3.

Keith Strudler: Tiger at the Masters

Apr 10, 2013

For the price of one four day pass to the Master’s golf tournament this weekend, you could get a) a year’s tuition at a New York State University, b) a trip for two to Paris c) a motorcycle. This isn’t a multiple choice question. I’m saying you can get all of these for the price of one ticket, which right now is averaging over $13,000 on the secondary market. Of course, the list price is only $200, but you have to have been born into that, since an actual ticket hasn’t been up for sale for decades. So if you want in to Augusta National, you have to scalp your passes like everyone else that isn’t a corporate sponsor.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Apr 10, 2013
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Checking news on the ice, the United States beat Canada 3-2 in the gold medal game of the women's world hockey championship.

In the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, Connecticut made it look easy in the Big Easy.

3/28/13 - Panel

Mar 28, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC's Morning Edition host David Guistina, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

This morning our discussion topics include:
Supreme Court set to end ban on benefits to gay spouses?
States weigh sports betting as way to raise cash.
How Secure is the Mexican Border?
Nike’s new Tiger Woods ad causes a stir.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Mar 26, 2013
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In the NBA, the Heat picked up their 27th straight win by downing the Magic 108-94 in Orlando. Lebron James finished with 24 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds to help Miami get within six games of matching the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers league mark for longest winning streak. Elsewhere, Indiana beat Atlanta 100-94. Washington topped Memphis 107-94. New Orleans defeated Denver 110-86. Utah won against Philadelphia 107-91 and Golden State beat the Lakers 109-103.

Boston's Kevin Garnett is expected to miss at least a week with inflammation in his left ankle.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Mar 11, 2013

In the NBA, Oklahoma City picked up its fifth straight win by holding Boston to 25 percent shooting in the second half of a 91-79 victory over the Celtics. Kevin Durant scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while helping put an end to Boston's five-game winning streak.

The Miami Heat extended their team-record winning streak to 18 games beating Indiana 105-91. LeBron James scored a season-low 13 points.