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The Home Run Derby Could Save Baseball [VIDEO]

I remember being a kid and watching these super old reruns of a TV show that showcased the greats of baseball. It was a weekly show where two of the leagues best home run hitters would go toe to toe in a home run derby for cash prizes

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Conforto, Nimmo Shine in Futures Game

The U.S. team beat the World Team, 10-1, in the MLB Futures Game yesterday in Cincinnati, officially kicking of the All-Star festivities.

Mets 2014 first-round draft pick Michael Conforto shined for the U

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Photo courtesy of East Carolina athletics.
Photo courtesy of East Carolina athletics.
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Breaking Down Capital Region Blue Jay Prospects

On Wednesday, we wrote about Jeff Hoffman's most recent start for the Dunedin Blue Jays, the Class A Florida State League affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

He took the loss, going five innings and allowing just two earned runs

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Brett Bisping (Siena Athletics)
Brett Bisping (Siena Athletics)
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Saints Release Non-Conference Schedule

We already knew that the Siena men's basketball team would be opening up the 2015-16 season on the road at National Championship game participants Duke and Wisconsin, but on Wednesday, we learned the rest of the Saints non-league schedule

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Jeff Hoffman Takes Loss For Dunedin

Shaker High School graduate Jeff Hoffman suffered his third loss of the season last night for the Dunedin Blue Jays, Class A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Hoffman, the No. 9 pick in last year's MLB draft, went five innings, allowing just two earned runs on five hits in a 3-1 loss to the Daytona Tortugas (Reds)

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Jimmer a Fit for the Knicks?

NBA free agency is in full effect, and the Spurs now look like a clear-cut favorite in the Western Conference after signing LaMarcus Aldridge and David West.

That frontcourt duo, along with Tim Duncan, give the Spurs a ton of depth and size and should help them re-challenge the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors

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Twitter @TomGozz
Twitter @TomGozz
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Floyd Mayweather Jr Stripped of World Title

Why has the undefeated fighter been forced to relinquish his WBO title?

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Former ValleyCat to Start in All-Star Game

While no Yankees or Mets earned a starting spot for the 2015 Major League All-Star Game, Capital Region baseball fans can be happy about the selection of former Tri-City ValleyCat Jose Altuve.

Altuve, the diminutive second baseman, will start for the American League after surpassing Omar Infante of the Royals

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Brady Farkas
Brady Farkas
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Jimmer Fredette Back in Town

NBA free agent, former Naismith Award Winner, and all-around Capital Region hero Jimmer Fredette is back in town this week for his "Jimerosity Jam, 3 v. 3 Camp."

The camp, which concludes today at Glens Falls High School, was set up by Fredette and his Fredette Family Foundation, to help encourage kids to practice respect and inclusion and reduce the effects of bullying

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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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Shen Basketball
Shen Basketball
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Kevin Huerter On Playing With LeBron James: ‘It Was Amazing’ [AUDIO]

Not many high school basketball players get to hoop it up with the best player on the planet. But that’s exactly what happened to Clifton Park, New York native Kevin Huerter this week.

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Huerter Now Playing With LeBron, Anthony Davis

Yesterday we reported that Shen basketball star Kevin Huerter was playing with NBA superstars at the Nike Basketball Academy in Southern California. He had played with DeMarcus Cousins, Trey Burke, and Paul George

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