National Sports

Jul. 8, 2016

At the 2016 Boilermaker Expo at the Jorgensen Athletic Center on the campus of MVCC, 1983 Boilermaker champion and National Distance Running Hall of Famer, Bill Rodgers, said that he views the Boilermaker 15k to be one of the top 10 road races out of the 30,000 across the country.

Jul. 4, 2016

A highly anticipated rematch is set to punctuate this year's July Fourth hot dog eating contest on Coney Island's famed boardwalk.

Jun. 29, 2016

VERONA, N.Y. - The 49th PGA Professional Championship concluded it's final round at Atunyote Golf Club in dramatic fashion with Rich Berberian sinking a birdie putt on the 18th hole to take the Championship at -11, Wednesday.

Jun. 24, 2016

The Charlotte Hornets have selected forward Malachi Richardson from Syracuse with the 22nd overall pick in the NBA draft, but he will be dealt to the Sacramento Kings.

Jun. 22, 2016

The Knicks are sending center Robin Lopez and guards Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant to Chicago.

Jun. 14, 2016

A person with direct knowledge of the NHL's decision says the league has settled on Las Vegas as its choice for expansion, provided organizers can come up with a $500 million fee.

Jun. 10, 2016

Iconic boxer and civil rights champion Muhammad Ali is remembered following his death at age 74. 09:00 ET.

Jun. 10, 2016

NHL Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, “Mr. Hockey,” has died at the age of 88.

Jun. 9, 2016

The opening bell will ring Thursday for the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. A huge gathering of boxing stars of yesterday and today will assemble to participate in festivities in Canastota.

Jun. 7, 2016

Attention, dancers! The Utica Comets have announced they are holding tryouts for their dance squad - the Sitrin Comettes.

Jun. 7, 2016

Kimbo Slice, the bearded street fighter who parlayed his internet popularity into a mixed martial arts career and worldwide fame, has died. He was 42.

Jun. 3, 2016

Utica Comets signed forwards Carter Bancks and Wacey Hamilton to two-year American Hockey League contracts.

Jun. 2, 2016

A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion is being treated in a hospital for a respiratory issue.

Jun. 2, 2016

The New York Knicks have hired Jeff Hornacek, who emerged last month as Phil Jackson's surprising coaching choice.

Jun. 1, 2016

The governing body of boxing has voted to let professionals fight at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

May. 31, 2016

In less than a month, Turning Stone will welcome the PGA Professional Championship!

May. 24, 2016

The trainer of Nyquist says the Kentucky Derby winner is sick and won't run in the Belmont Stakes on June 11.

May. 23, 2016

Former NBA and SU player Etan Thomas has called out a woman he says denied him a seat next to her on a crowded train, only to offer it up to another passenger.

May. 23, 2016

A Rome native is headed to Rio to compete in the Paralympic Games this fall. Tammy Delano is currently living in Colorado at the Olympic Training Center where she is fine-tuning her shooting skills.

May. 23, 2016

Tom Brady will appeal his four-game suspension by the NFL, seeking a second hearing before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court.

May. 18, 2016

The Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame held it's induction ceremony for the Class of 2016 at the Harts Hill Inn, in Whitesboro, Wednesday. Three new members of the area's sports scene were accepted into the hallowed halls as the new inductees.

May. 17, 2016

The fan who caught New York Yankees slugger Carlos Beltran's 400th career home run has had plenty of experience catching fly balls.

May. 12, 2016

The governor says his administration is working to keep luge in Lake Placid. A decision, from USA Luge, could come any time.

May. 11, 2016

The Buffalo Bills will retire Bruce Smith's No. 78 at the home opener this fall.

May. 7, 2016

Two year old colt, a favorite of fans has won the Kentucky Derby today.

May. 5, 2016

The Anaheim Ducks may be looking to Utica in order to fill the vacancy left in their head coaching position. According to reports, the Ducks have expressed interest in Comets' head coach Travis Green as a possible replacement after they fired former head coach, Bruce Boudreau following their first-round playoff loss.

May. 1, 2016

Utica College Football defensive end Nick Woodman has earned an invite to the New York Giants rookie minicamp.

Apr. 29, 2016

The NFL draft continues, and Utica College defensive-end Nick Woodman could be the first U.C. football player to make it to the NFL. Nick Woodman visited the WKTV studio to share his thoughts on the possibility.

Apr. 28, 2016

The Utica Comets 2015-16 season came to an end with a 6-3 loss to the Albany Devils in Game 4 of the North Division Semi-Finals at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, Thursday.

Apr. 28, 2016

Utica College defensive-end Nick Woodman could be the first UC football player to make it to the NFL.

Apr. 27, 2016

In case you couldn't get down to the game last night, or even if you were there to experience it for yourself, we'll take a look back inside The Aud for the sights and sounds from the Game 3 whiteout.

Apr. 27, 2016

Alexandre Grenier scored the game-winning goal with the season on the line in overtime as the Comets took Game 3 of the North Division Semi-Finals against the Albany Devils 2-1, Tuesday night.

Apr. 25, 2016

A federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union.

Apr. 23, 2016

Despite scoring two goals in the third period, the Utica Comets could not overcome an early-game deficit, as they lost Game 1 of the North Division semi-finals to the Albany Devils at the Times Union Center, Friday.

Apr. 22, 2016

For the second year in a row, the Utica Comets are in the quest for the Calder Cup.

Apr. 20, 2016

An icon, a leader, a superstar, a legend. That's what Dwayne "Pearl" Washington will be remembered as, with news of his death circulating around the sports world, Wednesday. Washington lead the way for the Syracuse basketball program to be put on the map nationally as he was one of the biggest talents in the Big East Conference as it exploded onto the scene. Pearl played for the then-Orangemen from 1983-1986, and in that time, helped Syracuse become a national powerhouse.

Apr. 18, 2016

For the second straight year, the Utica Comets will compete in the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs that are set to begin later this week. The Comets grabbed the third seed in the North Division with a 38-26-8-4 record, finishing with 88 points in the standings. They will take on division rival, Albany Devils in the North Division Semi-Finals.

Apr. 16, 2016

The Utica Comets scored three goals in the third period as they beat arch-rival, Syracuse Crunch, 3-1 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, Friday.

Apr. 14, 2016

Hundreds gathered at D'Alessandro Stadium at Proctor High School to pay tribute to former Raiders standout and Super Bowl Champion, Will Smith, Thursday.

Apr. 10, 2016

New Orleans Police confirm a suspect has been charged in the murder of Proctor grad and former NFL star Will Smith.

Apr. 7, 2016

WNBA player, and Utica native, Brianna Kiesel is no stranger to giving back to the local community.

Apr. 5, 2016

NEWSChannel 2's Spencer Davidson caught up with the March Madness champions court-side to re-cap the winning shot.

Apr. 4, 2016

The opener between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium has been postponed because of a forecast of bad weather and rescheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

Apr. 3, 2016

News Channel 2's Gary Liberatore is outside the Discovery Green in downtown Houston, where he's reporting on the site of the March Madness Music Festival.

Apr. 2, 2016

Gary Liberatore in Houston, TX where excitement for the Orangemen is bubbling up ahead of the Final Four.

Apr. 2, 2016

HOUSTON, T.X -- The Syracuse Men's Basketball team prepares one final time before tip-off with #1-seeded North Carolina.

Apr. 2, 2016

The Syracuse Orange take on the heavily-favored North Carolina Tar Heels after a surprising run to the 2016 NCAA Final Four, which saw them play the underdog role perfectly including an improbable 16-point comeback against Midwest Region #1 Virginia on Sunday, the second best in school history in the Big Dance.

Mar. 31, 2016

Comets fans listen up! March 31 is the last day season ticket holders can get a jumpstart on next season.

Mar. 29, 2016

A third period come-back was capped off by a Carter Bancks goal in the final minute of regulation as the Utica Comets took down the Rochester Americans for two big points at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, 3-2, Tuesday.

Mar. 27, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Alexis Peterson scored a season-high 29 points, Brianna Butler hit three straight 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to break open the game, and Syracuse advanced to its first women's Final Four with an 89-67 victory over Tennessee in the Sioux Falls Regional final Sunday.

Mar. 26, 2016

With both Syracuse men's and women's teams still alive in the NCAA tournament, fans who couldn't make it to the games came together for watch parties, on Friday.

Mar. 26, 2016

Michael Gbinije made a go-ahead layup with 22 seconds left, sending Syracuse to a 63-60 victory over Gonzaga on Friday night and a spot in the Elite Eight.

Mar. 26, 2016

Brianna Butler scored 10 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:01 left, and Syracuse upset No. 1 seed South Carolina 80-72 in the Sioux Falls Regional semifinal of the women's NCAA Tournament Friday night.

Mar. 25, 2016

The Comets gained just one lone point in the tight playoff race following a 2-1 loss to the Hershey Bears on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

Mar. 23, 2016

UTICA, NY -- The Utica Comets losing streak bumps to four games, after losing 3-1 to the Syracuse Crunch.

Mar. 23, 2016

It's 2016 Mascot Madness! We’re not talking hoops - we're talking AHL hockey.

Mar. 22, 2016

The Syracuse Orange women's basketball team departed for Sioux Falls and their first-ever appearance in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, Tuesday. Tip-off time and the television schedule has now been announced for their game vs. South Carolina.

Mar. 22, 2016

New York is poised to end its ban on professional mixed martial arts, the last state to prohibit the combat sport.

Mar. 20, 2016

ST. LOUIS -- The Syracuse Orange are heading to the Sweet 16, after routing Middle Tennessee, 75-50, in the Round of 32 game.

Mar. 18, 2016

The Utica Comets scored late to earn a point, but fell in overtime 2-1 to the St. John's IceCaps at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, Friday.

Mar. 17, 2016

The Utica Comets announced that they have signed forward Kellan Lain to a professional tryout contract, Thursday.

Mar. 17, 2016

Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche said he planned to retire and walk away from a $13 million salary after being told by the team president to cut down the time his son spent in the clubhouse.

Mar. 15, 2016

A person with knowledge of the situation says the New England Patriots have traded defensive end/outside linebacker Chandler Jones to the Arizona Cardinals for guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round draft pick.

Mar. 14, 2016

The Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2016.

Mar. 11, 2016

The Utica Comets came into Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester Friday night on a high note after winning three straight games. However the Rochester Americans would snap the Comets three game win streak by a final score of 3-1.

Mar. 8, 2016

Former New York Mets catcher, and 2016 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Mike Piazza, visited the hallowed halls where he will be enshrined in July, for his orientation visit, Tuesday.

Mar. 7, 2016

The Peyton Manning retirement news conference is underway.

Mar. 1, 2016

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has agreed to accept a 30-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, a penalty stemming from an incident with his girlfriend last October.

Feb. 22, 2016

The Vancouver Canucks, parent club to the Utica Comets, made a big move today trading Comets' leading scorer Hunter Shinkaruk to the Calgary Flames in exchange for F Markus Granlund, Monday.

Feb. 19, 2016

The Utica Comets saw their eight-game point streak come to an end as they fell to the floundering Syracuse Crunch at the War Memorial at OnCenter in an offensive showcase, 5-4, Friday.

Feb. 16, 2016

Chris Higgins and Brandon Prust were both mainstays in the National Hockey League for a combined two decades plus. Now they join the Utica Comets with a chance to revitalize their careers at The AUD.

Feb. 9, 2016

The Utica Comets scored three straight goals in order to erase a 3-0 deficit to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins beofre falling in overtime at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, Tuesday night.

Feb. 8, 2016

The New York Knicks have fired coach Derek Fisher midway through his second season.

Feb. 5, 2016

The Utica Comets took just 16 seconds to put in their first goal during their first visit to the Mile One Centre, and never looked back as they defeated the St. John's IceCaps to start off the second half of the season, Friday.

Feb. 4, 2016

UTICA, NY-- During their latest tour, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters pulled into the parking lot of the Utica AUD, taking on the World All-Stars.