As North America's pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey leagues try to play again in a pandemic, minor league sports face a more treacherous climb to return.
SYRACUSE — The Syracuse Crunch surged out of the gate, but needed their penalty kill to bail them out late in the game.
SYRACUSE — Dennis Yan saw the opportunity and took advantage,
SYRACUSE — The Syracuse Crunch took it to the Charlotte Checkers in the first 19 minutes.
SYRACUSE — Mathieu Joseph was told to not worry about the statistics.
SYRACUSE — Alexander Volkov received the drop pass and quickly fired it from the top of the right wing circle past Garrett Sparks.
SYRACUSE — A deep playoff run last season was key to Ben Thomas’ development.
SYRACUSE — Syracuse Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx believes his team took a big step forward.
SYRACUSE — The Syracuse Crunch’s penalty kill provided a spark in the second period, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a rough start.
SYRACUSE — Anthony Cirelli is used to the big stage at the junior level.
SYRACUSE — Dennis Yan hit a career milestone, but was more concerned with the final result.
SYRACUSE — After Erik Cernak’s first weekend with the Syracuse Crunch, head coach Benoit Groulx’s assessment was nothing but positives.
SKANEATELES — The Route 20 rivalry between Auburn and Skaneateles took a hiatus from its more common clash between the schools' hockey programs, to meet on the hard court on Monday.
In a rare meeting between the two varsity girls basketball programs, the Maroons got the better end of the Lakers. Tied after the first quarter and at halftime, Auburn put up 38 points in the second half to defeat Skaneateles 59-49 in the Lakers' home gym.
Last Friday, Jan. 27, Auburn hockey goalie Mason Jones, unbeknownst to him, woke up a record holder.
Section III held its class championships for high school wrestling at various locations on Saturday, and Cayuga County-area teams delivered strong performances.
Norchad Omier had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Jordan Miller added 16 points and Miami had little trouble on the way to a 81-59 win over Duke on Monday night. Gradey Dick scored 21 points, Dajuan Harris Jr. had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Kansas held on after blowing a 14-point first-half lead to beat Texas 88-80 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Georgia will look to beat visiting Ole Miss for the second time in about three weeks in Southeastern Conference play Tuesday night at Athens, Ga.
While Wake Forest has pulled it together after a rough patch, North Carolina will try to reverse a trend after a disappointing week.
The teams will meet Tuesday night in a rematch from last month, with each team in desperate need of success at Winston-Salem, N.C.
Coming off its first two-game losing streak this season, No. 7 Kansas State will face No. 15 TCU in Manhattan, Kan., on Tuesday night, with both teams trying to stay within shouting distance of the top of the Big 12 Conference.
Seven-time Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green has decided to retire after 12 seasons in the NFL as well as other news from around the NFL on Monday.
Nick Sirianni answered questions about Rocky, Santa Claus and even which of his players on the Philadelphia Eagles he’d want to date his 5-year-old daughter when she grows up. Welcome to Super Bowl opening night where football talk gives way to the wacky.
Sean Payton is returning to the sideline after a year in the broadcast studio. The Super Bowl-winning head coach of the New Orleans Saints will work one more week for Fox Sports as an analyst at the Super Bowl before diving into his new job as head coach of the Denver Broncos. Payton is bringing an old-school way of running things to Denver and that's going to mean some changes for Russell Wilson.
Mike Pereira knows the pressure Carl Cheffers and his officiating crew will be under during Super Bowl 57 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. As the NFL’s vice president of officiating in 2008, Pereira promoted Cheffers from side judge to referee. After 14 years with the league, Pereira retired and joined Fox in 2010 as a rules analyst.