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Brady Farkas started at 104.5 in February of 2014. He is responsible for producing web content and giving on-air updates on local sports. Prior to 104.5, Farkas worked in sports information at Norwich University. A graduate of Oswego State University, he was a four-year member of the Lakers' baseball program. He also spent four years as a broadcaster for Oswego State hockey and basketball.
Derek Fisher (.380) is one of several ValleyCats hitting over .300 (Getty Images).
Derek Fisher (.380) is one of several ValleyCats hitting over .300 (Getty Images).
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ValleyCats Surging, Finish Homestand 5-1

The Tri-City ValleyCats finished up a six-game homestand Monday night at Joe Bruno Stadium by beating the State College Spikes (Cardinals) by a score of 4-1.

The 'Cats got seven hits in the win, as well as a dominant pitching performance by righty Joe Musgrove

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Former Local Star Needs Help of Capital Region

Luther "Ticky" Burden used to wow the Capital Region with his play on the basketball court.

But the former Phillip Schuyler High School star, who played for the New York Knicks, and shined at the 1974 FIBA World Championships (20

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Capital Region Sports Figures “Tip Their Caps”

Earlier this week, we showed you our own Townsquare Media "Tip your cap" tribute to Derek Jeter. Well, Capital Region coaches and other sports figures wanted to show their appreciation as well.

Check out the cameos from coaches/personalities from the following organizations: Union College, University at Albany, Skidmore College, Shenendehowa High School and the Tri-City ValleyCats!

Lyle Thompson (R) and Miles Thompson (L) share the Tewaaraton Award as the nation's best player (UAlbany Athletics).
Lyle Thompson (R) and Miles Thompson (L) share the Tewaaraton Award as the nation's best player (UAlbany Athletics).
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ESPY Preview Part 6: Albany Looks to Make its Mark

While we've chronicled your favorite New York teams/athletes chances to win at the ESPYs tonight (8 p.m.), today's preview should hold more significance for those of us in the Albany area.

UAlbany lacrosse standout Lyle Thompson is nominated in the category of "Best Male College Athlete

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ESPYs Preview Part 5: Best Game

We continue to break down the ESPYs here at 104.5 The Team, and we let you know the odds that your favorite New York teams/athletes can win their respective categories.

Category: Best Game

New York Team Involved: New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings, Game 6 of the

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Dominic Moore is nominated for Best Comeback Athlete (Getty Images).
Dominic Moore is nominated for Best Comeback Athlete (Getty Images).
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ESPYs Preview Part 4: Best Comeback Athlete

The ESPYs are coming up tomorrow and we're continuing to break down all categories involving your favorite New York teams/athletes. Today we roll with "Best Comeback Athlete."

Category: Best Comeback Athlete

New York Athlete Involved: Dominic Moore, New York Rangers

The Rest of the Field: Josh Beckett, Sidney Crosby, Russell Westbrook

About Moore: An unbelievable story, Moore sat out 18 months after the death of his wife. He returned to the ice in 2013-14 and scored the game-winning goal

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Giancarlo Stanton is the early favorite tonight in the Home Run Derby (Getty Images).
Giancarlo Stanton is the early favorite tonight in the Home Run Derby (Getty Images).
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MLB Home Run Derby Primer

As major league baseball takes a break from its grueling schedule for the all-star game on Tuesday, today we are given the joy of the Home Run Derby. The Derby is one of the signature events of any all-star event

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Masahiro Tanaka (Getty Images).
Masahiro Tanaka (Getty Images).
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ESPY Preview Part 3: Best Breakthrough Athlete

By now you're getting the picture, we're chronicling the New York teams/athletes nominated for ESPY awards -- and their chances to win. The ESPYs are on Wednesday so we keep on, keepin on!

Category: Best Breakthrough Athlete

New York Team/Athlete Nominated: Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees Pitcher

The Rest of the Field: Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks), Nick Foles (Philadelphia Eagles) and Damian Lillard (Portland TrailBlazers).

About Tanaka: Tanaka has been unbelievable

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ESPY Preview Part 2: Best Moment

With the ESPYs coming up on Wednesday, we take a look at another category involving New York athletes.

Category: Best Moment

New York Team/Athlete Involved: Mariano Rivera's Final MLB Appearance

Other Nominees: USA soccer defeating Ghana at the World Cup, Kevin Durant's MVP Acceptance Speech

About Mariano: The pure emotion of Rivera's final season was enough to inspire anyone in 2013. From his final all-star game to all the gifts he received on the f

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ESPN Radio 104.5 Offseason Athlete Spotlight

Even though the school season’s may be over, the recognition for Capital District athletes continues. Today, our “Offseason Spotlight” focuses on baseball player Justin Yurchak.

Yurchak, one of the most accomplished players in Section II, led Shenendehowa to the New York State Class AA title game this season

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