Local Sports – April 20th

Local Sports

MLB
Jay Bruce homered twice to power the Mets past the Phillies, 5-4 to stop a 4-game slide.

Aaron Judge’s homer helped the Yankees top the White Sox, 9-1. The Yankees are at the Pirates tomorrow at 1.

AAA
The Syracuse chiefs were postponed yesterday. They’ll make it up today hosting Toledo for a doubleheader starting at noon.

AA
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies were postponed. They host Portland tonight at 6:35.

NHL
The Rangers face the Canadiens in game five tonight at 7.

#1 SU Lacrosse
SU Lacrosse hosts Binghamton Saturday at 2:00 for Senior Day.

SUNY Cortland
Baseball will host Oswego in a three-game league series Friday and Saturday, April 21-22. The teams will play a single game Friday at 3 p.m. and a doubleheader Saturday at noon. Cortland currently leads the SUNYAC with a 13-2 record and three games remaining. Oswego is 10-2 in the league and has six games remaining – three at Cortland and three versus Oneonta.

Lacrosse
Juniors Nate Beresovoy (LaFayette) and Devin Phelps (Chittenango) each scored three goals as the nationally sixth-ranked Cortland men’s lacrosse team erased a one-goal halftime deficit and defeated Clarkson, 11-9, in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon.
Lacrosse hosts Potsdam Saturday at 3:30

Sports News

The NBA has fined Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale $30,000 for criticism of the officiating following his team’s Game 2 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Fizdale called the work of officials “unacceptable” and “unprofessional.”

Russell Westbrook recorded the highest-scoring triple-double in playoff history as he scored 51 points last night. However, it still wasn’t enough for the Oklahoma City Thunder to beat the Houston Rockets, as they took a 2-0 lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series with a 115-111 win.

The Golden State Warriors sat out Kevin Durant for last night’s Game 2 against the Portland Trail Blazers because of his strained left calf. It turns out Durant may be able to rest awhile as the Warriors went up 2-0 in the series with last night’s 100-81 blowout win.

New York Yankees great Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush have formed a partnership in an effort to buy the Miami Marlins. The price tag for the team is reportedly over $1 billion and there’s at least one other person in the running.

HBO has announced that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the subject of this season’s Hard Knocks. This will be the 12th season for the HBO series. (See announcement here)

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez killed himself in his prison cell yesterday. Just last week, Hernandez was acquitted of murdering two men in Boston in 2012, but was serving a separate life sentence without parole for a 2013 murder

Von Miller has his Super Bowl 50 helmet back. The FBI retrieved Miller’s helmet from Mexican authorities who also recovered Tom Brady’s two Super Bowl jerseys. Until Brady’s stolen jerseys made news, Miller said he didn’t even realize his helmet was missing.

Michael Phelps is hinting that his retirement from swimming may not be permanent. Phelps says if he attends the world
championships in Budapest, Hungary, in July, he may get the itch to compete again.

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