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Lyle Thomspon (Center) with his brother Miles (left) and coach Scott Marr (right). (Dave Vatz, UAlbany Athletics)
Lyle Thomspon (Center) with his brother Miles (left) and coach Scott Marr (right). (Dave Vatz, UAlbany Athletics)
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Lyle Thompson Finalist For Tewaaraton Award

Once again UAlbany's attackmen Lyle Thompson is up for lacrosse's most prestigious award The Tewaaraton Award.  This is Thompson's third consecutive year, and he seeks to become the first repeat winner in the 15-year history of the Tewaaraton Award

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2012 ValleyCat Gets the MLB Call

Former Tri-City ValleyCat Preston Tucker became the 35th 'Cat to reach the major leagues on Wednesday night when he was called up by the Houston Astros.

Tucker, a 2012 draft pick from the University of Florida, is an outfielder who spent 2012 with Tri-City after being selected in the 7th round

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Shen Grad Leads No. 2 ‘Cuse into NCAA Play

After winning the ACC tournament, the Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse team earned the No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. They'll play this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. against the winner of Bryant and Marist, who play this afternoon

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Sportman With Another Big Day in Cal League

La Salle graduate JP Sportman continues to hit well for the Stockton Ports, California League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.

Sportman went 2-3 with a homer, double, and three RBIs in the Ports 11-2 win over Lancaster on Monday

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Three Local Players Signed to NFL Deals

Three players with ties to the Capital Region signed NFL contracts at the conclusion of the NFL Draft.

While none of the three were drafted, all three will have the opportunity to compete for a spot on an NFL roster

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Sportman and Cogswell Still Hitting

Nearly a month into the season, local products JP Sportman and Branden Cogswell are still playing well for the Stockton Ports, Class A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.

Sportman leads the Ports in hitting at

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Craig Biggio will be inducted into the National Baseball and NYSPHSAA Hall's of Fame this summer (Getty Images).
Craig Biggio will be inducted into the National Baseball and NYSPHSAA Hall's of Fame this summer (Getty Images).
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Biggio Highlights NYSPHSAA HOF Class

Major League Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Craig Biggio has been elected to another Hall of Fame this summer: The New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

Biggio's bio from the NYSPHSAA press release:

"A graduate of Kings Park High School (Section XI) and attendee of Seton Hall University, was one of the most prolific baseball and football players on Long Island while competing at Kings Park. He

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The Fear of Pitching

For all of the "baseball isn't athletic, baseball requires little skill, baseball isn't dangerous," people out there: You're wrong.

You'll never convince me that baseball isn't an incredibly hard sport to play

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Maple Hill Grad Dominating AA Ball

Maple Hill graduate Jaime Schultz continues to perform well at the AA level, receiving the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for games spanning April 20-April 26.

Schultz, pitching for the Montgomery Biscuits (Tampa Bay Rays), struck out 17 batters in two starts this week

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Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers - Game Five
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Rangers Zuccarello Out Indefinitely With Concussion

The New York Rangers have announced that forward Mats Zuccarello will be sidelined indefinitely with an upper-body injury. That injury is now expected to be a concussion.

 Zuccarello was hurt in the

Lyle Thompson (UAlbany Athletics).
Lyle Thompson (UAlbany Athletics).
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UAlbany Lacrosse Perfect in League Play

With a dominating 20-9 win over the University of Maryland-Baltimore County on Saturday, the UAlbany men's lacrosse team earned a perfect America East regular season record (6-0).

It's the third straight perfect conference season for the Danes, who are now 13-2 overall

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Garrett Whitley bats vs. Ian Anderson (Brady Farkas).
Garrett Whitley bats vs. Ian Anderson (Brady Farkas).
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Reactions to Nisky-Shen Showdown

All week long here at 1045theteam.com, I've helped prep the public for the big Niskayuna-Shen baseball showdown that took place this afternoon.

It was the biggest game in Section II in recent memory due to the amount of talent on the field -- and the names in the stands

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