Local Sports – May 19th

Local Sports

MLB
The Royals beat the Yankees, 5-1 to avoid sweep. The Yankees are at the Rays tonight at 7:10.

The reeling Met’s face a team that hasn’t lost in days tonight, the Angels at 7:10.

AA
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies beat Altoona, 8-5. The Ponies are at Bowie this weekend. (7:05 tonight 6:35 tomorrow 2:05 Sunday)

AAA
The Syracuse Chiefs lost to Buffalo, 4-3. The Chiefs host Lehigh Valley this weekend starting tonight at 6:35. (tomorrow and Sunday at 1:05)

Syracuse Crunch
The Crunch travel to take on the Providence Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight at 7:05.

Cortland Crush Baseball
Opening day is June 2nd at Beaudry Park.

SU Lacrosse
The Orange are face #11 Towson Sunday at noon in Newark for the the NCAA Championship.

SUNY Cortland
Baseball was caught late by DePauw, 8-5, in NCAA Division III tournament opener. DePauw University scored seven runs over the final two innings. The game lasted three hours and 29 minutes and ended at 1:05 a.m., forcing second-seeded Cortland (33-8) into a quick turnaround as the Red Dragons will face third-seeded La Roche College in an elimination game today at 1:15 p.m.

Sports News
The San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard remains questionable for tomorrow night’s Game 3 against the Warriors. Leonard missed yesterday’s Spurs team practice.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr traveled with the team to San Antonio, however it’s now reported that assistant Mike Brown is expected to coach the team in Games 3 and 4.

LeBron James has been named to the All-NBA first team for a record-tying 11th time. However, Houston’s James Harden was the only player to be a unanimous first-team selection this year.

The Atlanta Braves say first baseman Freddie Freeman is out for two months with a fractured wrist after being hit by a pitch in their game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.

The Toronto Blue Jays have suspended outfielder Kevin Pillar for two games after he used an anti-gay slur toward Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte during Wednesday night’s game. Both Pillar and the Blue Jays have apologized and the team says Pillar’s salary for the two games will be donated to a charity to be named.

Major League Baseball and Facebook are teaming up to live stream 20 regular-season games this season. The games will be on Facebook Live every Friday for the rest of the season, starting with tonight’s Rockies and Reds game.

It’ll be a little while longer before the Los Angeles Rams and
Chargers move into their new home. Due to record-setting rainfall in Los Angeles, the opening of their Hollywood Park stadium has been pushed back a year to 2020.

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick will return in a new professional flag football league. The American Flag Football League plans to launch with eight teams in 2018 and will begin trial games next month in San Jose with a game featuring Vick and former NFL running back Justin Forsett.

Jay Howard had the fastest time in practice yesterday for the Indianapolis 500 with a speed of 226.744 mph. Hondas claimed nine of the fastest 11 speeds during the session. There’ll be one more practice today before this weekend’s qualifying.

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