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Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

NFL predictions Week 17

Start planning the parade. I will be champion of the The Daily Gazette NFL picks contest over Sara Foss and Mark McGuire. I posted a 10-6 record, as did McGuire, in Week 16. Foss was 9-7. With one week left in the regular season, I am 163-76-1, Foss is 158-81-1 ...
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

ECAC Hockey Faceoff Selections 2014-15: Week 11

When we last played The Daily Gazette ECAC Hockey Faceoff Selections, we had seven games to pick. But schedule was reduced to six games when the second matchup between Princeton and Minnesota State was canceled because several Minnesota State players came down with the flu. So, there were just six ...
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Week 17 NFL TV schedule (updated)

The final day of the NFL regular season is Sunday. FOX and CBS will each have double-headers. Here is the Week 17 schedule. Announcers, in order of play-by-play, analyst and sideline reporter, are in parentheses: FOX23 (WXXA) — Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. (Kenny Albert/Daryl Johnston/Tony Siragusa); Detroit at ...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

WPTR to be affiliated with NBC Sports Radio

It didn’t take long for sportstalk station WPTR-AM (1240) to find a new national affiliate. WPTR will become part of NBC Sports Radio beginning Jan. 12. NBC Sports Radio replaces CBS Sports Radio, which is heading to WZMR-FM (104.9). WZMR, known as 104.9 The Peak, announced Monday that it was ...
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Lions-Packers, Panthers-Falcons get 4:25 starts in Week 17

The NFL released its Week 17 schedule, the final games of the regular season, and two NFC games that will decide division titles get the 4:25 p.m. slots. FOX will have the NFC North showdown between Detroit and Green Bay, while CBS gets the NFC South matchup between Carolina and ...
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

104.9 The Peak changing to sportstalk format

Get ready for a fourth sportstalk station in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy radio market. WZMR-FM, known as 104.9 The Peak, will be changing its format from album rock to sportstalk starting Jan. 12, Albany Broadcasting general manager Bryan Hollenbaugh announced Monday. The station joins WOFX-AM (980), WTMM-FM (104.5) and WPTR-AM (1240). Hollenbaugh ...
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

World Juniors on NHL Network

NHL Network will televise 28 games from the World Junior Hockey Championship starting Friday. Steve Mears, co-host of "NHL Live," will call the action. Former Pittsburgh Penguis coach Dan Bylsma, who was head coach of the 2014 U.S. men's Olympic team, will be the analyst. Dave Starman serves as the ...
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Final 'SNF' game of season is Bengals-Steelers

The final "Sunday Night Football" game of the season next week will be the battle for the AFC North Division title between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers, the NFL and NBC announced at halftime of Sunday's Seattle-Arizona game. The rest of the Week 17 schedule will be announced after ...
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Former Union player Varady coaches U.S. to gold medal

Former Union player Jay Varady, now a coach with the U.S. Hockey League's Sioux City Musketeers, guided the United States to the gold medal at the World Junior "A" Challenge. The U.S. defeated Denmark, 3-2, in overtime on a Thomas Novak power-play goal 4:56 into OT. The U.S. went 4-0 ...
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Romero returning to manage ValleyCats

The Houston Astros announced Friday that it's keeping its Tri-City ValleyCats staff together. Ed Romero, who has guided the 'Cats to two consecutive New York-Penn League championship series appearances, will return for his third year as manager. The 'Cats won the 2013 league title. Under Romero, the 'Cats are 92-60 ...

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