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UAlbany and Siena Come to Terms to Keep Albany Cup

After months of speculation that the Capital Region would possibly not see the Albany Cup in 2015-16, the two sides have come to terms to keep the game happening for the next three years.

Originally reported by the Albany Times Union,

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My Least Favorite Days of the Year

Sure, the players change. The positions in the standings change. The years change. But it doesn't matter.

I still hate these days.

The days that I, the exiled-to-the-Northeast Mariners fan have to watch my team host the Yankees

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Ozzie Smith, Phil Niekro and the HOF Classic

It started with Pudge Rodriguez and Tony Perez shaking my hand. It moved to playing catch with Phil Niekro and Jacque Jones, and it ended with a nice talk with former Marlins catcher Charles Johnson

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Photo Courtesy of Garrett Whitley
Photo Courtesy of Garrett Whitley
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Garrett Whitley Joins Us to Talk Draft, Attention, and His Game

For the last month, ever since the big Niskayuna/Shen matchup, we've been chronicling the draft prospects of Nisky senior Garrett Whitley.

Just last week, the outfielder was projected as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft by Baseball Prospectus

John Calipari is one of the best coaches around (Getty Images).
John Calipari is one of the best coaches around (Getty Images).
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In Defense of John Calipari

Say what you want about John Calipari, "The Program Destroyer" of UMass and Memphis.

Say what you want about John Calipari, "The non-proponent of academics."

Say what you want about John Calipari, "The 'one-and-done' guy that is bad for college basketball

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Shen Captures First State Title Since 1987

The Shenendehowa Plainsmen earned the school's first New York State Basketball Championship since 1987 on Sunday by beating Brentwood, 76-63.

The Plainsmen won their first Section II title since the 1990s earlier this season when they beat Guilderland

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Kevin Huerter had 20 points (Brady Farkas).
Kevin Huerter had 20 points (Brady Farkas).
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Class AA Title Game Reactions

Ahhhh, the Section II season is officially over after the completion of last night's Class AA finals at the Times Union Center.

Congratulations to the Bethlehem Girls and the Shen boys on winning the Class AA championships and advancing on to the New York State Tournament

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Breaking Down the 2015 Mets w/ Amazin’ Avenue

There's plenty of reasons for optimism in Queens this season, as the Mets finally look primed for a potential playoff run.

Jeff Paternostro of Amazin' Avenue, a blog dedicated to the Mets, joined Brady Farkas on Monday morning to break down the 2015 Blue and Orange

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Peter Hooley (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Peter Hooley (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Where Do Danes Go From Here? (Audio)

Before beating Stony Brook on Monday night, the UAlbany basketball program learned it will have to spend some time without star guard Peter Hooley.

Hooley has left the team indefinitely to return home to Australia to spend time with his mother Sue, who is battling colon cancer

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Is Rex a Good Fit in Buffalo? (Audio)

Rex Ryan on the verge of taking the Bills job, Dan Quinn is the leader in the clubhouse for the Jets job, and did Dez Bryant really catch that football?

All that and more was addressed by Matt Verderame of the Pro Football Writers of America, who joined Brady Farkas on Monday morning

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Siena will miss Brett Bisping for 8 weeks (Siena Athletics).
Siena will miss Brett Bisping for 8 weeks (Siena Athletics).
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Talking Local Sports With Justin Andrews of WTEN

Earlier this week, Justin Andrews of WTEN joined Brady Farkas to break down the Capital Region sports scene.

The duo talked about the struggles of RPI hockey, the potential of Union hockey, the ability of UAlbany basketball, the key missing piece for Siena -- as well as Section II

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Hideki Matsui (Yankees) and Pedro Martinez (Red Sox) at the pregame lunch (Brady Farkas).
Hideki Matsui (Yankees) and Pedro Martinez (Red Sox) at the pregame lunch (Brady Farkas).
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The Day I Shared the Field With a Hall of Famer

Some of you remember. Some of you don't. Some of you care. Some of you don't. And any of that is fine.

In May I wrote about the experience I had being a bullpen catcher at the Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown

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