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2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft
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Whitley Signs Deal Worth Nearly $3 Million

Niskayuna graduate Garrett Whitley is now officially a professional baseball player. The standout outfielder has foregone a college career at Wake Forest University and signed with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Whitley was in Tampa yesterday to sign the deal, which is worth $2,962,100

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New Zealand Celebrates With Fireworks On New Year's Eve
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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in the Capital Region

If you're looking for a place to watch fireworks this July 4, look no further!

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Kevin Smith Named Freshman All-American

Columbia graduate Kevin Smith, a standout on the University of Maryland baseball team, has been named to the NCAA Freshman All-America team after a stellar first season in College Park.

The shortstop started 65 games for the Terrapins, helping them reach the Big 10 Championship game as well as the NCAA Super Regionals, where they lost to eventual National Champion Virginia

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Jimmer Fredette Breaks It Down At Teammates Wedding [Video]

Before Jimmer gets to the Capital Region for his basketball camp this Tuesday, he was caught at a former teammate's wedding over the weekend, breaking it down over the weekend. The New Orleans guard was part of a choreographed dance with the fellow groomsmen

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Kevin Huerter’s Elite Teammates

Kevin Huerter is at the Nike Basketball Academy in Southern California. The camp started on June 26 and runs through tomorrow (June 30).

As you can see from his father Tom's above tweet, Huerter spent time playing at the camp with NBA stars DeMarcus Cousins, Paul George, and Trey Burke

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Matz Masterful in Mets Debut

Rookie Steven Matz had a memorable debut for the Mets on Sunday, helping lead the Blue and Orange to a 7-2 victory over the Reds at Citi Field.

The left-hander tossed 7.2 innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits

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Local Product is First Openly Gay Pro Baseball Player

On Thursday night in Northern California, a local product made baseball history.

Shenendehowa graduate Sean Conroy, who is also an RPI product, became the first openly gay player in professional baseball

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Two Former ‘Cats Named to MLB Futures Game Roster

Pitcher Mark Appel and outfielder Tony Kemp have been named to the U.S. Team in the Futures Game, set to take place on July 12, two days before the MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

Both players represent the Astros, and both players saw their earliest professional baseball right here in Troy with the Tri-City ValleyCats

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The 2015 Tri-City ValleyCats (Brady Farkas).
The 2015 Tri-City ValleyCats (Brady Farkas).
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ValleyCats Blank Yankees in Home Opener

Much like the "real" Yankees, who couldn't score in Houston last night, the Staten Island Yankees couldn't muster any offense either, falling 6-0 to the Tri-City ValleyCats at Joe Bruno Stadium.

It was the New York-Penn League home opener for the ValleyCats, who moved to 4-3 with the win

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2015 NBA Draft - Media Availability and Portraits
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G Cameron Payne Drafted By OKC

Murray State PG Cameron Payne has drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Payne, will be a great backup to Russell Westbrook. The Thunder have been thin at this position since trading Reggie Jackson.

Payne comes out of Murray State after playing two seasons for the Racers

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2015 NBA Draft - Media Availability and Portraits
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Knicks Draft Kristaps Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis has been drafted by the New York Knicks with No.4 overall pick. This is a guy that no Knick has ever seen play. He's known as a project, not exactly what Phil Jackson said he was looking for

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Jahlil Oakfor Drafted By 76ers

Duke's Jahlil has been drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers, with the No.3 overall pick . Oakfor is arguably the best talent coming out of the draft. He's an instant 20 points 10 rebound machine, and is the favorite for Rookie Of The Year

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