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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.
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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Tim Cahill shoots for the NY Red Bulls (Getty Images).
Tim Cahill shoots for the NY Red Bulls (Getty Images).
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Breaking Down the ESPYs: Part 1

Once a year, during the major league all-star break, professional athletes congregate for the ESPY Awards, the sports version of the Oscars -- or anything else that involves pretty people on a red carpet

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Branden Cogswell is now playing for the Beloit Snappers (Getty Images).
Branden Cogswell is now playing for the Beloit Snappers (Getty Images).
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Cogswell Skipping NY-PL, Playing in Full Season A-Ball

Shenendehowa graduate Branden Cogswell began his professional baseball career this week, playing for the Beloit Snappers, the full season A-ball affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.

He's 1-8 through two games, and hit at the top of the order on Wednesday night

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Well Played, Derek

Ah, leave it to Derek Jeter to make one of the savviest, veteran moves, you'll ever see.

On a hit and run, Jeter faked out Jason Kipnis. The ball was popped up in foul territory, but Jeter pretended to take a throw for a double play, leaving Kipnis to believe the ball was put on the ground

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Derek Jeter will start for the ninth time in the all-star game (Getty Images).
Derek Jeter will start for the ninth time in the all-star game (Getty Images).
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Jeter, Tanaka, Betances Named to All-Star Team

Derek Jeter was named to his 14th all-star team on Sunday as he will represent the American League as the starting shortstop at the game on July 15th in Minnesota.

Despite hitting just .266 this season, Jeter won the fan vote at shortstop

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Yankees Attempting to Bolster Roster

With Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel already off the market, the Yankees made a move on Sunday to bolster their rotation by acquiring righty Brandon McCarthy from the Diamondbacks for Vidal Nuno.

Saddled on the last-place team in the NL West, McCarthy owns just

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Hoffman Signs with Blue Jays

Jeff Hoffman, Shaker High School graduate and No. 9 pick in the MLB draft, has signed with the Toronto Blue Jays for $2.97 million.

The signing bonus is for full slot value, because Blue Jays management felt they already received a discount by getting at Hoffman at No

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