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University at Albany women’s basketball coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee is leaving for the same position at Boston College. 

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The New York Mets have reeled off a six-game winning streak to match the best nine-game start in franchise history.

The Mets are a National League-best 8-1 after Noah Syndergaard allowed one earned run over six innings of a 4-2 victory at Miami. Syndergaard stranded four runners in scoring position before New York received three shutout innings from its bullpen.

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Patrick Reed was able to fend off several outstanding competitors before donning a green jacket early Sunday evening.

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The Siena Saints men's basketball Coach Jimmy Patsos is reportedly under investigation by the college following reports that he taunted and verbally abused a team student-manager who has a mental disorder.  The Times Union reports Siena has retained outside counsel that has interviewed members of the team.

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The Marist College Athletics Department announced Tuesday it has hired a new head men's basketball coach. John Dunne joins the Red Foxes after 12 years with Saint Peter's University in New Jersey, which is in the same conference, the MAAC.

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The Alamodome became Donte's Inferno as Villanova captured the NCAA men's basketball championship for the second time in three seasons.

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NCAA MEN’S TOURNAMENT

The third-seeded Michigan Wolverines and No. 1 Villanova will meet Monday night for the NCAA men's basketball championship. The Wildcats will play for their second title in three years. Michigan was in the title game in 2013 but was beaten by Louisville. Villanova beat Kansas in the semi-final Saturday while Michigan ended Loyola-Chicago's dream run through the tournament.

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Penn State has earned its second NIT championship since 2009.

Lamar Stevens scored 28 points and Josh Reaves had 18 in leading the Nittany Lions to an 82-66 win over Utah at Madison Square Garden. Tony Carr had 15 points and 14 assists to help Penn State finish 28-13.  Sedrick Barefield hit six 3s and scored 22 points for the Utes, who end up 23-12.

#SportsReport: All MLB Teams Will Play On Opening Day

Mar 29, 2018
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For the first time since 1968, Major League Baseball will start the season with every one of its teams scheduled to play on Opening Day — weather permitting.

In the American League, Reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton makes his Yankees debut, in Toronto against the Blue Jays at 3:30.  J.D Martinez makes his Red Sox debut in Tampa against The Rays at 4. 

In the National League, The Mets face the Cardinals in their home opener at 1:10, and The Phillies will take on the Braves in Atlanta at 4:10.

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No. 3 Utah will face off against fourth-seeded Penn State in the NIT Championship Thursday.

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NCAA WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT

The women's Final Four is set in the NCAA Tournament, and there are a whole lot of No. 1s. UConn, Louisville, Mississippi State and Notre Dame all made it to Columbus, Ohio, marking the fourth time in tournament history that four No. 1 seeds made it to the national semifinals.

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Napheesa Collier had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help top-seed UConn beat No. 5 Duke 72-59 on Saturday and advance to the regional finals for the 13th consecutive season.  That game is Monday night.

The last two national champions in women’s college basketball will meet Monday night in Albany with a trip to the Final Four on the line.

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Four teams have moved into the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament by winning Thursday.

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The Big East has recommended replacing the NBA's so-called one-and-done rule with a "none-or-two" requirement in college basketball. The conference also seeks NCAA regulation of agents and the creation of an elite player unit to focus on "players with realistic aspirations of playing in the NBA."

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NIT-PENN ST-MARQUETTE

Lamar Stevens tied his career high with 30 points, Tony Carr added 25 and Penn State beat Marquette 85-80 on Tuesday night to advance to the NIT semifinals.

The Nittany Lions will face Mississippi State at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 27. They advanced to the NIT semis for the first time since winning the 2009 tournament.

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Top-seeded UConn defeated No. 9 Quinnipiac 71-46; UConn will face off against No. 5 Duke Saturday. 

11th- seeded Buffalo topped No. 3 Florida State 86-65. Buffalo will go against No. 2 South Carolina Saturday. 

Both games will be played at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y.

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The Syracuse Orange were the last team selected to the NCAA Tournament and had to take on Arizona State in a First Four game just to make the field of 64. The 11th-seeded Orange now finds itself in the Sweet 16 following a 55-53 victory over No. 3 Michigan State at Detroit.

With the NCAA tourney this week, there’s no better time to talk with Seth Davis, who covers college basketball for CBS Sports and is managing editor of The Fieldhouse. We spoke with Davis four years ago about his biography of the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden. In his new book, he once again looks at coaching, telling the story of our era’s most successful examples, including Jim Boeheim, Coach K, Brad Stevens and Geno Auriemma. The book is called "Getting To Us: How Great Coaches Make Great Teams."

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Connecticut has been given the first overall seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament as the Huskies go for their 12th national championship. The 32-0 Huskies enter the NCAA Tournament as the lone unbeaten team and went wire-to-wire as the unanimous top team.

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Top-ranked Virginia has received the first overall seed in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, which begins with first-round games Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio.

The Cavaliers have the No. 1 seed in the South Region after going 31-2 while winning the ACC regular-season and tournament championships. Virginia will open against No. 16 UMBC Friday.

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Top-seeded Maine will go against No. 6 Hartford in the America East Championship Friday 4 p.m.

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Theo Pinson had 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and Kenny Williams scored 17 points as No. 6 North Carolina beat No. 11 Syracuse, 78-59, on Thursday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

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In the men’s MAAC Tournament No. 4 Iona has won the championship, defeating sixth-seeded Fairfield 83-71. Iona has earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning for the third straight year. In the women’s MAAC Tournament, top-seeded Quinnipiac won the championship, defeating No. 2 Marist 67-58.

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MAAC & America East

In the men’s semifinals of the MAAC Tournament No. four Iona defeated ninth seed Saint Peter’s 65-62 and sixth seed Fairfield defeated No. 7 Quinnipiac 74-64.  The two teams will face off in the championship Monday at 7 p.m.

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On the eve of the America East men’s basketball conference tournament, Vermont’s Trae Bell-Haynes has been named the Player of the Year for the second straight time. The senior was joined on the first-team by Joe Cremo of UAlbany. Hartford’s John Gallagher and Vermont’s John Becker were named Co-Coaches of the Year.

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Tonight in men’s college basketball, the MAAC Tournament begins with the No. 10 seed Siena taking on  the No. 7 seed Quinnipiac and No. 11 Marist goes against sixth-seeded Fairfield as they vie for a spot in the quarterfinal Friday. The tournament is being held at Albany's Times Union Center.

The women’s America East tournament kicked off last night.  UMBC defeated UMass Lowell 73-65 and is headed to the quarterfinals on Saturday against top-seeded Maine. UAlbany, Vermont and Hartford are all in action Saturday.

Keith Strudler: Shopping For Sporting Goods

Feb 28, 2018

If you have two kids of a certain age like I do, you spend a whole lot of time in sporting good stores. We tend to do a weekly pilgrimage to buy anything from soccer cleats to compression shirts to running shoes that aren’t even necessarily used for running. It’s an expensive hobby, having kids. And of course, that means we spend a whole lot of time in Dick’s Sporting Goods, the largest retail sporting goods chain in the US. And every time I go to Dick’s, I have an uncomfortable moment when I have to walk my kids by the hunting section of the store. Because there, among other things, is a wall full of guns. There’s also bullets, and scopes and all the other things that make guns work – most of which I’m largely unfamiliar with, despite my three summers of Boy Scout camp in Texas. I tend not to spend much time staring, and I certainly don’t encourage my kids to peruse – which isn’t usually that hard, since they’re busy trying to convince me to buy them $100 basketball shoes they don’t need. It hasn’t stopped me from shopping there, obviously. But the feeling is there, and perhaps one reason I wish I was at Nike Store or a Foot Locker – something I never thought I’d say.

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The United States Tennis Association will honor Althea Gibson with a statue at the U.S. Open.

The first African-American to win the U.S. Nationals singles title in 1957 will be commemorated at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

The U.S. Nationals were the precursor to the U.S. Open. She won both the U.S. Nationals and Wimbledon titles in 1957 and 1958.

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The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team has been ranked No. 1 in the country in the Inside Lacrosse media poll released Monday. This is the first time the program has been ranked No. 1 in its 19-year Division I history.

The Great Danes play their first match as No. 1 when they host Cornell on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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