Albany Area Sports

Saratoga Picks Aug. 17th
It's Alabama week and we start it off with a card full of short priced favorites. Brian stretched his lead to 7 over Mike James after Monday but with this type of card, anything can happen. Good luck!
Brian Mariano's picks
1: no play
2: 5-1-2-4
3: 5-2-3-4
4: 2-6-1
5: 4-3-9-5
6: 8-1-5-6
7: 4-6-3-2
Dion Lewis Not Participating in Camp + More (AUDIO)
The Patriots received a big scare on Monday afternoon, as tight end Rob Gronkowski gingerly walked off the practice field. Gronk is one of the most vital offensive pieces in the sport and has proven it since he came in the league in 2010.
In the time that Gronk spends on the field, Pats QB ratings ar…
UAlbany’s Claxton into Semis in 400m Hurdles
Congratulations to UAlbany's Grace Claxton, who advanced to the semifinals of the 400m hurdles last night in Rio. Claxton, representing Puerto Rico, will compete tonight in those semifinals.
Claxton finished third in her heat to advance.
Saratoga Picks Aug. 15th
After a long weekend of strange weather and racing, back again for this Monday program. Brian notched up 2 wins which gives him a 6 win lead over Mike James. Just past the midway point in the meet so we will see if Mike can make a move. Good luck...
Mike Rodak Highlights ‘Big Board Sports’
That's right, people, I'm back! I appreciate Brady, Zach and Chris taking the show over for a week but here I am again, and it's a loaded Monday for my return.
On today's show we talk about the future of the Yankees being in the Bronx, A-Rod's retirement from the Yankees, the…
It’s Official: Jimmer Heading to China
A big thanks to NBC, WNYT-13 anchor Chris Onorato, who did the show with me on Friday live from the Saratoga Race Track.
Onorato and I had a blast doing the show, and he also provided some serious local knowledge.
Fredette playing in China is a great thing for him...
Columbia Grad Takes Cape MVP Hardware
The Capital District made its presence known this summer on the Cape....
Shen grad Justin Yurchak starred for the Bourne Braves while Union pitcher Jake Fishman saw some time with the Wareham Gateman and on Saturday night, Columbia grad Kevin Smith wrapped it all up...
Saratoga Picks Aug. 12th
Back on this hot and muggy Friday at the spa. 2 wins for Mike yesterday brings him to within 4 of Brian going into this card. Brian just got nosed out for the pick 4 yesterday but is back with another good play today! Good luck!
Brian Mariano's picks
1: 6-2-5-3
2: 2-5-4-3
3: 4-1-3-2
4: 2-5-4-1
5: 6-5…
Anderson Shows Promise in First Low-A Start
Shen grad Ian Anderson made his first start for the Danville Braves (Rookie League A-Ball) yesterday, tossing 3.2 innings and allowing one earned run on two hits. He also had two walks and two strikeouts on the evening.
I spoke with Kyle Glaser of Baseball America, who was in attendance, after the ga…
Saratoga Picks Aug. 11th
Back to the fast conditions as it's very warm on this Thursday. Tough day yesterday with the muddy conditions but we are back and ready for some winners! Shout out to Brian Mariano's cousin Roddy Valente winning the 7th yesterday at 12-1! Good luck today...

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