National Sports

Aug. 16, 2016

Usain Bolt is known of his happy-go-lucky personality and apparently couldn't contain himself from giving his rivals a mid-race grin as he sprinted toward the finish line ahead of the pack during the 100-meter dash semifinals Sunday night.

Aug. 16, 2016

With surfing set to be added to the 2020 Olympics, Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira gives us an inside look at the growing sport in Brazil.

Aug. 11, 2016

With just under two months until the start of the AHL pre-season, the Utica Comets are in search of radio play-by-play man.

Aug. 11, 2016

The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it will host an Olympic Watch Party at Chamber Member, Hardball Café on Saturday, August 20 beginning at 9:30 a.m. to root on local hero, Sarah True during the Olympic Triathlon in Rio de Janeiro.

Aug. 10, 2016

John Saunders, one of ESPN’s most visible and versatile commentators and a founding member of the board of directors for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, has passed away, at age 61.

Aug. 10, 2016

The first riders are off in the women's and men's Olympic time trials, greeted at the Pontal area of Rio de Janeiro by hard rain and cold winds buffeting off the coast.

Aug. 5, 2016

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira says he plans to retire at the end of the season.

Aug. 5, 2016

Slumping Alex Rodriguez was back on the New York Yankees' bench Thursday night despite whopping career numbers against Mets starter Bartolo Colon, a move that startled the 43-year-old pitcher.

Aug. 4, 2016

Nike is getting out of the golf equipment business, a surprising development that likely sends Tiger Woods and other players searching for new clubs.

Aug. 3, 2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law to allow the resumption of daily fantasy sports in New York.

Aug. 3, 2016

The Atlanta Falcons have attempted to address their persistent pass-rush problem by agreeing to terms on a deal with free-agent linebacker Dwight Freeney.

Aug. 1, 2016

A federal judge ruled Friday that the insurance carrier for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart does not have to defend or indemnify him in a lawsuit brought by the family of a driver who died after being struck by Stewart's car during a race.

Jul. 22, 2016

More than 50 Hall of Famers are returning for the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Cooperstown.

Jul. 22, 2016

A judge has refused to remove the New Orleans district attorney's office from the prosecution of a man who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of former Saints and Proctor High School football star Will Smith.

Jul. 21, 2016

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

Jul. 20, 2016

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss two more races as he recovers from concussion-like symptoms and retired NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will replace him at Indianapolis and Pocono.

Jul. 19, 2016

WNBA's Dallas Wings have waived Brianna Kiesel's contract.

Jul. 14, 2016

Defense attorneys are trying to get the New Orleans District Attorney's Office removed from the case of Cardell Hayes, the man charged in the April 9 shooting death of former Saints and Proctor High School star Will Smith.

Jul. 13, 2016

The Vancouver Canucks announced that they have re-signed forward Mike Zalewski to a one-year, two-way contract and extended the contract of goaltender Richard Bachman, Wednesday.

Jul. 13, 2016

A federal appeals court has rejected Tom Brady's attempt to get a new hearing on his "Deflategate" suspension.

Jul. 12, 2016

Thirty-six years after he graduated from Syracuse University, John Wildhack has returned to his alma mater as its new athletic director.

Jul. 10, 2016

Arrest made in crash that killed top NBA draft pick's cousin

Jul. 8, 2016

With both champions from the Open Men's and Women's Divisions returning to defend their title in the Boilermaker Road Race this year, NEWSChannel 2 Race Analyst, Nate Getman expects this to be one of the strongest fields in recent history.

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.