National Sports

Jan. 29, 2016

New Hartford-native, Mike Zalewski scored two goals, including the overtime game-winner in his return to the team from a stint in the NHL as the Utica Comets defeated the Albany Devils 4-3, Friday.

Jan. 26, 2016

The Syracuse Orange team will face nine bowl teams from 2015 and have six home games in the upcoming season after the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) announced its 2016 regular season football schedule, Tuesday.

Jan. 22, 2016

The Green Bay Packers hired a new tight end coach: Brian Angelichio, who happens to be an Ilion native.

Jan. 21, 2016

Buffalo Bills co-owner Kim Pegula is congratulating Kathryn Smith for becoming the NFL's first full-time female assistant coach by saying she earned the promotion.

Jan. 21, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced that the club has signed forward Mike Zalewski to a two-way deal for the 2015-16 season, replacing his AHL-only contract. Zalewski has subsequently been recalled from the AHL Utica Comets and will join the team in Boston.

Jan. 18, 2016

Tyler Roberson had 14 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, and Syracuse beat No. 20 Duke 64-62 on Monday night, the Blue Devils' third straight loss.

Jan. 18, 2016

It's the best plays from the week of 1/4-1/10 in the latest edition of the Top Six at 6:00!

Jan. 16, 2016

Head Coach Travis Green and his Utica Comets both made history, earning their 100th regular season win with a stellar performance in a 1-0 overtime win over the Albany Devils at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, Saturday.

Jan. 15, 2016

The Utica Comets announced that defenseman Jon Landry has been signed to a standard player's contract.

Jan. 16, 2016

The Utica Comets dreaded seven-game losing streak is finally over after a 3-1 win over arch-rival Syracuse Crunch at the Onondaga County War Mamorial at the OnCenter, Friday.

Jan. 14, 2016

Ben McAdoo has been named the New York Giants coach.

Jan. 14, 2016

The Utica Curling Club will be hosting the 106th Mitchell Bonspiel starting on Thursday, Jan. 14, and running until Sunday, Jan. 17.

Jan. 14, 2016

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick coach says his primary concern is Chandler Jones' health.

Jan. 14, 2016

The Comets came back to tie it twice, but eventually fell in a shootout to the league-leading Toronto Marlies at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, Wednesday night.

Jan. 13, 2016

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced that the team has reassigned 12-year NHL veteran left wing, Chris Higgins, to the Utica Comets, Wednesday.

Jan. 12, 2016

The Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations, Pat Conacher, announced roster changes.

Jan. 8, 2016

The Vancouver Canucks announced that they have acquired right wing Emerson Etem from the New York Rangers in exchange for right wing Niklas Jensen and a 2017 NHL Draft 6th round pick, Friday.

Jan. 8, 2016

The U.S. luge team, including Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin, heads back to the World Cup Tour this weekend with competition in Latvia.

Jan. 7, 2016

Ken Griffey Jr. will go into the Hall of Fame with a Seattle Mariners' cap and Mike Piazza will have a New York Mets' hat.

Jan. 7, 2016

Utica Comets player Hunter Shinkaruk was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Classic Roster by the American Hockey League.

Jan. 6, 2016

Ken Griffey Jr. has been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame with the highest voting percentage ever, and Mike Piazza also is headed to Cooperstown.

Jan. 6, 2016

Jaron Blossomgame and Landry Nnoko combined for 11 of Clemson's 13 points in overtime to lead the Tigers to a 74-73 win over Syracuse on Tuesday night.

Jan. 4, 2016

Tom Coughlin, who returned the Giants to NFL prominence by winning two Super Bowls, resigned Monday after missing the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.

Jan. 4, 2016

Utica Comets right wing Alexandre Grenier was recalled by the Vancouner Canucks.

Dec. 31, 2015

The Utica Comets recorded a point for the seventh straight game, and the 14th time in the last 16 games, but ultimately fell short to the Albany Devils 3-2 in overtime, Wednesday.

Dec. 21, 2015

Erin Hamlin and Summer Britcher of the U.S. finished second and third in women's World Cup luge Friday.

Dec. 18, 2015

The Utica Comets erupted scoring six straight goals, including their league-leading seventh short-handed tally as they came-from-behind to beat the Springfield Falcons 7-4 at the MassMutual Center, Friday.

Dec. 16, 2015

The Utica Comets saw their sell-out streak at the Utica Memorial Auditorium hit 28-straight games, and treated their loyal fans to a 5-2 win over the Rochester Americans, Wednesday night.

Dec. 16, 2015

A former NBA player is heading to prison after being convicted of federal drug and gun charges.

Dec. 14, 2015

After a couple weeks hiatus, it's time for the first Top Six at 6:00 of the winter sports season. All the best plays caught by our cameras in the week of 12/7-12/13.

Dec. 14, 2015

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has rejected Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement, citing his continued gambling and evidence that he bet on games when he was playing for the Cincinnati Reds.

Dec. 11, 2015

The Utica Comets played the first-place Toronto Marlies about as close as you can, but in the end, a slam-dunk goal and an empty-netter had the Comets on the losing end of a 2-0 goalie battle, Friday.

Dec. 9, 2015

Forward Linden Vey scored a goal and registered the shootout-winning goal as the Utica Comets picked up a big two points against rival Rochester Americans on the road, Wednesday.

Dec. 8, 2015

Syracuse rode a 21-3 run in the first half and coasted to a 78-51 win over upstate New York neighbor Colgate on Tuesday night in Mike Hopkins' coaching debut at the Carrier Dome.

Dec. 7, 2015

The National Baseball Hall of Fame's Pre-Integration Era Committee will be announcing it's 2015 voting results.

Dec. 7, 2015

USA Red beats Korea, 11-1 in the 10th Annual International Wheelchair Bonspiel today.

Dec. 5, 2015

Erin Hamlin won the World Cup luge women's singles race on Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg, leading a sweep of the podium by the United States.

Dec. 5, 2015

For the second straight game, the Utica Comets outshot their opponent only to come up short with a 2-1 overtime loss at the hands of the St. John's IceCaps at home, Friday.

Dec. 4, 2015

Athletes from all around the world are in Utica to compete in the 10th Annual U.S. Open International Wheelchair Bonspiel.

Dec. 3, 2015

Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin is set to compete in Lake Placid this weekend in the World Cup.

Dec. 3, 2015

Nigel Hayes had 15 points and 12 rebounds, converting a three-point play to break a tie in overtime, and Wisconsin beat No. 14 Syracuse 66-58 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Dec. 2, 2015

The Utica Comets saw their four-game winning streak broken up by the hands of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms with a 3-1 loss at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, Wednesday.

Nov. 26, 2015

The Comets won their second straight game, this one in convincing fashion as they defeated the Lehigh Valley Phantoms by a season-high 7-1 score count, Wednesday night.

Nov. 25, 2015

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that suspended Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey is in critical, but stable condition after being shot.

Nov. 21, 2015

The Utica Comets saw their losing streak pushed to three straight games after falling to the visiting Hartford Wolf Pack 3-2 in the New York Rangers AHL affiliate's first-ever game at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, Friday.

Nov. 17, 2015

Michael Gbinije scored 23 points, Trevor Cooney had 18 and Syracuse overcame a listless first-half to defeat upstate foe St. Bonaventure 79-66, Tuesday.

Nov. 13, 2015

It was a night of first for the Utica Comets. Their first trip to the MassMutual Center to take on the Springfield Falcons, the Comets debut of goalie Richard Bachman, and the first goal of the season for forward Carter Bancks.

Nov. 11, 2015

New York's attorney general has told the daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in the state, saying their operations amount to illegal gambling.

Nov. 10, 2015

Utica Comets announced that goaltender Clay Witt has been reassigned to the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL.

Nov. 9, 2015

The Writers Ballot is out - with 15 new candidates up for consideration into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Nov. 9, 2015

Congratulations to Hermin Garic who finished his second marathon in as many weeks.

Nov. 9, 2015

Richard Bachman has been reassigned and Jacob Markstrom has been recalled from his conditioning assignment with the Utica Comets, according to Vancouver Canucks General Manager.

Nov. 6, 2015

It hasn't even been a week since Hermin Garic last marathon and a local wheelchair athlete is in Japan ready to compete in another one.

Nov. 6, 2015

The next four scheduled home dates for the Utica Comets are sold out.

Nov. 5, 2015

Darren Archibald scored the game-tying goal in the first period, in his first game back with the Utica Comets since signing a PTO contract, in order to help the team snap its two game losing streak against the Portland Pirates at home, Wednesday.

Nov. 3, 2015

The Utica Comets have a big week ahead with home games Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - and now some familiar faces may be back with the club. The Comets announced today that they have signed forward Darren Archibald to a professional tryout contract.

Oct. 28, 2015

NASCAR will race at Watkins Glen International for the next five years.

Oct. 28, 2015

Alex Gordon hit a tying home run with one out in the ninth inning, Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly against Bartolo Colon in the 14th and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 5-4 Tuesday night in the longest opener in World Series history.

Oct. 22, 2015

The game has been 129 days in the making, the Utica Comets returned home to the Utica Memorial Auditorium where they celebrated last year's accomplishments before earning their first win of the new season, Wednesday.

Oct. 7, 2015

New York's attorney general has sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into their employees.

Oct. 7, 2015

Dallas Keuchel pitched three-hit ball for six baffling innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez each homered, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 Tuesday night in the American League wild-card game.

Oct. 5, 2015

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehabilitation center and will miss the postseason.

Sep. 30, 2015

Tony Stewart says he will retire following the 2016 season.

Sep. 30, 2015

A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart over the death of a driver he ran over during a race will remain in Central New York.

Sep. 19, 2015

Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Bills fans go for world record for loudest fans.

Sep. 9, 2015

The PGA Championship is returning to Oak Hill in 2023 for the fourth time.

Sep. 8, 2015

Two months after injuring his right hand in a July 4 fireworks accident, two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has reported and met with the New York Giants.

Sep. 8, 2015

Quarterback Matt Cassel is back with the Buffalo Bills.

Sep. 4, 2015

NBC Sports will combine state of the art technology with 1970s retro graphics, classic logos and legendary announcers for NASCAR's race at Darlington International Speedway this weekend. Darlington International Speedway is a track so rich in racing history it has two nicknames: "The Lady in Black" and the track "Too Tough to Tame."

Sep. 3, 2015

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for "Deflategate."

Aug. 31, 2015

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have arrived early for a court appearance in New York for the "Deflategate" case.

Aug. 30, 2015

A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees.

Aug. 28, 2015

The crowd began lining up at a little past 6:30 this morning, all getting up early - eager to catch a glimpse of a once-in-a-generation horse.

Aug. 23, 2015

The historic run for New Hartford native, Derek Bard, came to a heartbreaking end at the 2015 U.S. Amateur, as he fell to Bryson DeChambeau 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final at Olympia Fields, Sunday.

Aug. 23, 2015

Andy Pettitte had his No. 46 retired by the Yankees on Sunday, one day after longtime teammate Jorge Posada was honored by New York.