Stories by John Kekis

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

IndyCar teams face emotional week at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - The IndyCar season has just four races left, and the next one - at Pocono Raceway on Sunday - has every team in the paddock thinking about a lot more than the finish line.
By John Kekis

Sunday, Aug 7, 2016

Hamlin fights through pain to win at Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Ignoring what he described as the worst pain he has ever felt in a race, Denny Hamlin prevailed in a four-lap dash to the checkered flag on Sunday in the wreck-filled Sprint ...
By John Kekis

Friday, Aug 5, 2016

Earnhardt makes surprise appearance at track

After missing three consecutive Sprint Cup races because of lingering effects of a concussion, Dale Earnhardt Jr. did something Friday that's part of his therapy - he made his first public ...
By John Kekis

Buescher still on outside of the Chase

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Chris Buescher is a giant step closer to qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship after notching a victory at Pocono. Now, he has to take that small step - ...
By John Kekis

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Griffey Jr., Piazza tearfully enter Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum three decades ago ended up in the same place Sunday - with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball ...
By John Kekis

Friday, July 22, 2016

Griffey, Piazza took different paths to Hall induction

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - When they were drafted nearly three decades ago, one was on everybody's baseball radar, the other a blip at best, picked almost as an afterthought in the final round thanks to ...
By John Kekis

Monday, April 25, 2016

Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Dominguez, Asmussen make Racing Hall

Steve Asmussen hit the jackpot seven years ago with Rachel Alexandra. Soon, they'll be together again - in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame.
By John Kekis

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Blizzard shakes up sports schedule in East

A blizzard moving into the Eastern United States disrupted the sports schedule Friday, complicating team travel and blanketing the field where Sunday's NFC championship game will be played with a ...
By John Kekis

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Syracuse basketball coach returns from suspension

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - That empty seat on the Syracuse bench, the team bus, and the one on the airplane over the past month won't be empty anymore - coach Jim Boeheim returns to the sidelines tonight.
By John Kekis

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Camacho elected to Boxing Hall of Fame

CANASTOTA, N.Y. - In his heyday in the ring, there was nobody quite like Hector Camacho. Now, three years after his untimely death, the "Macho" man has reached the pinnacle of his sport.
By John Kekis

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

More televised events could help luge gain traction in US

Luge goes largely unnoticed in the United States outside of the Olympics, but that could change.
By John Kekis

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Watson leads way for No. 1 Clemson

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - DeShaun Watson had a big day for No. 1 Clemson with 461 total yards and three touchdowns as the top-ranked Tigers held off Syracuse 37-27 on Saturday.
By John Kekis

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Watson embraces pressure of being No. 1

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Clemson's Deshaun Watson is the quarterback of the new top team in the nation. Don't worry about that going to his head.
By John Kekis

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Moody Mile track to have one more race

The historic mile-long dirt racetrack at the New York State Fairgrounds, the so-called Moody Mile, will run its final race on Sunday.
By John Kekis

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Logano bounces back with victory at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - A week after running out of gas while leading at Pocono with three laps to go, Joey Logano picked up the victory at Watkins Glen.
By John Kekis

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Allmendinger on pole at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - After faltering in the final Sprint Cup practice, AJ Allmendinger was searching for answers. He found them Saturday, winning the pole in knockout qualifying at Watkins Glen ...
By John Kekis

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Hall of Famers are formidable foursome

COOPERSTOWN, Ny.Y. - Pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and multi-talented Craig Biggio will go into the National Baseball Hall of Fame today.
By John Kekis

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Smoltz defied odds by making Hall of Fame after Tommy John surgery

When John Smoltz is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in three weeks he'll be unique - the only player enshrined to have undergone Tommy John surgery. 
By John Kekis

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lacrosse continues to grow as more colleges add programs

ALBANY, N.Y. - From Florida to Stanford and Albany to Denver, the sport of lacrosse is growing at the college level in the United States.
By John Kekis

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Lacrosse scoring leader's career not done

ALBANY, N.Y. - Senior Lyle Thompson is at the point in his lacrosse career at Albany where his next game could be his last. The career scoring leader in NCAA Division I history isn't quite ready ...
By John Kekis
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