Stories by John Kekis

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Christmas lighting it up for Syracuse

No longer just another guy on the floor, Rakeem Christmas is the go-to guy for Syracuse and has embraced his new role.
By John Kekis

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

'No. 1 objective' at hand for new Army coach

WEST POINT, N.Y. - When Jeff Monken awakens every morning only one thing is on his mind, and it's been that way since he was hired as head coach at Army a year ago: #BEATNAVY.
By John Kekis

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Mancini to go into boxing hall of fame

CANASTOTA, N.Y. - When Ray Mancini got the call that he'd been selected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, he was caught off guard.
By John Kekis

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Orange to play first visit to Death Valley

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Syracuse has stopped its four-game losing streak. Now coach Scott Shafer has to make sure the Orange don't start another skid.
By John Kekis

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Mo'ne Davis' team loses to Las Vegas

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo'ne Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series on Wednesday night.
By John Kekis

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

Allemendinger breaks through at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - With a new contract, sponsor extensions and a solid one-car team at JTG Daugherty Racing, AJ Allmendinger became a winner in Sprint Cup for the first time Sunday.
By John Kekis

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Gordon captures pole at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, New York - Jeff Gordon turned a fast lap of 129.466 mph Saturday to win the pole for the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen,
By John Kekis

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Supermarket combines gym with groceries

ALBANY, N.Y. - When Ann Lawson strolls into her neighborhood grocery store, she really gets a workout. That's because her Hannaford supermarket has a small gym located just past the pharmacy counter.
By John Kekis

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Torre says being in Cooperstown is 'surreal'

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Joe Torre went on his pre-induction tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, taking his time when it came to the exhibits that touched his own life in baseball.
By John Kekis

Monday, March 24, 2014

Cox, Maddux reunited at Hall

Greg Maddux and Bobby Cox sat down together in the plaque gallery at the Baseball Hall of Fame, a sense of awe etched on their faces. Both had been here before, but this visit was entirely different.
By John Kekis

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Flyers squeeze out Orange, advance to Sweet 16

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Dyshawn Pierre scored 14 points and Jordan Sibert hit a key 3-pointer with 47.7 seconds left as Dayton stunned Syracuse 55-53 Saturday night to earn a spot in Sweet 16 for the ...
By John Kekis

Monday, March 3, 2014

Thomas still in awe of Hall of Fame selection

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The first time Frank Thomas visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, he felt out of place.
By John Kekis

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

Unbeaten Orange top Tigers

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - C.J. Fair scored 19 points, Jerami Grant added 12 and No. 1 Syracuse beat Clemson 57-44 on Sunday night to remain unbeaten.
By John Kekis

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

No. 1 Orange look for first win over Tigers

It may seem strange, but the No. 1 Syracuse Orange will be looking for the program's first-ever win over the Clemson Tigers in a Sunday ACC battle at the Carrier Dome.
By John Kekis

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Coaching icons meet Saturday

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, the top two all-time winningest coaches in Division I, meet today for only the third time.
By John Kekis

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Balance of power shifts to the Atlantic Coast Conference

The Atlantic Coast Conference is finally getting the respect coaches and players feel is long overdue.
By John Kekis

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Boyd, Tigers spoil Orange's ACC debut

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Tajh Boyd kept his Heisman Trophy aspirations intact, throwing for 455 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of work, and No. 3 Clemson beat Syracuse 49-14 on Saturday.
By John Kekis

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Tajh Boyd presents problems for Syracuse

Syracuse has had a bye week to help prepare for Clemson's star quarterback Tajh Boyd.
By John Kekis

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Syracuse safety welcomes Clemson challenge

Syracuse safety Durell Eskridge believes his team is ready for No. 6 Clemson at the Carrier Dome.
By John Kekis

Sunday, Aug 25, 2013

Japan captures Little League World Series title

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Ryusei Hirooka lined a decisive two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning, Shunpei Takagi hit two solo home runs, and Tokyo beat Chula Vista, Calif.
By John Kekis
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