National Sports

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.

Feb. 4, 2016

The 36th edition of the Empire State Winter Games is set to get underway.

Feb. 3, 2016

WKTV Sports Director, Spencer Davidson, had the chance to catch up with Biega after he got off the ice for practice in Vancouver, Wednesday, and spoke with him about the journey to the NHL and more.

Feb. 2, 2016

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is in a hospital after being involved in an accident.

Feb. 1, 2016

Chicago Wolves forward Pat Cannone scored three goals and Rockford IceHogs goalie Michael Leighton posted a shutout in the championship game as the Central Division beat the Atlantic Division 4-0 to win the AHL All-Star Challenge on Monday night at the Syracuse War Memorial.

Feb. 1, 2016

Preparations are underway for Super Bowl 50. In Santa Clara, California the field at Levi's Stadium is being prepped and in San Francisco, downtown is starting to look like "Super Bowl City."

Feb. 1, 2016

"Thursday Night Football" will air on both CBS and NBC next season. The NFL announced Monday that it had agreed to a two-year deal with the networks. CBS had broadcast games in partnership with NFL Network the past two seasons.

Feb. 1, 2016

AHL fans will flock to the War Memorial in Syracuse tonight for the 2016 AHL All-Star Challenge.

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.