The New York Mets have announced an agreement to buy the Syracuse Chiefs minor league baseball team. The Chiefs are community-owned and the deal still needs the approval of shareholders.

Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon said there was a little bit of arm twisting by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Sen. Charles Schumer to get the Mets to come to Syracuse.

Another SuperDIRT Week is in the books at the Oswego Speedway. The track has played host to the annual racing event for the past two years after construction stalled at the Central New York Raceway Park in Hastings. And now that the dust has settled, Oswego officials hope it will return - this time for good.

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The high school spring sports season is coming to an end. For baseball players, it’s the first year they’ve had a limit on how much they can throw.

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In the back room of Cordisco’s Corner Store and redemption center on the north side of Binghamton, plastic bags of soda cans and bottles are stacked to the ceiling, but they’ll have to wait to be recycled.

Right now, there's a chess tournament.

"Inside, they're going 100 miles an hour"

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Public money is often used to fund stadium upgrades. Elected officials say it builds up a local economy by attracting businesses, who want to set up nearby, and people, who spend their dollars in the city.

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Syracuse University men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim said he never had any intention of staying with the program beyond next year. 

Governor Tom Wolf is urging Pennsylvanians to stay off the roads today, as a major storm dumps snow across the midstate. With nearly a foot and a half of snow expected, Wolf is urging people to postpone unnecessary trips. He says it's a pretty good day to stay indoors.

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - The state's largest governing body for high school sports is issuing new rules this upcoming baseball season. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has for the first time, issued new rules regarding pitch count limits for varsity athletes.

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BINGHAMTON (WSKG) - Professional hockey in Binghamton will have a new look next year.

“The New Jersey Devils will be bringing their American Hockey League development team to Binghamton and the Floyd L. Veterans Maines Veterans Memorial Arena will be their home," said part-owner Tom Mitchell. 

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(WXXI) Each year the FIRST Lego League competition has a different theme. This year was all about “Animal Allies”, and encouraged participants to explore interactions between humans and animals, and how they can work together in a more cohesive away. A regional championship was held Sunday at the University of Rochester. 

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The Ottawa Senators are moving their American Hockey League affiliate from Binghamton to Belleville, Ontario. WSKG's Gabe Altieri caught up with Roger Neel of Town Square Media to discuss the move.

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The Senators are gone, but not the American Hockey League.

That's what Tom Mitchell, Binghamton Executive Vice President of Operations, said at a press conference on Monday.

It's Polo, But Played On BMX Bikes

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Getting - and staying - healthy is usually pretty cut and dry for people: eat well and work out. That might mean a trip to the gym, going for a run or a swim, or maybe just a simple walk.But it's time to fire up that imagination and break out of the routine.

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The sidewalks were lined with people in Endwell on today to welcome back the Little League World Series Champions.

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Maine-Endwell won the Little League World Series on Sunday with a 2 to 1 victory over South Korea.

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Screaming fans crowded Magic City Music Hall in Binghamton in April to cheer on their favorite fighter at an amateur mixed martial arts match. It was hard to tell who was more invested: the fighter, or their families. 

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The Binghamton Senators held a press conference on Wednesday to address rumors about the future of hockey in Broome County. The Ottawa Citizen, a Canadian newspaper, reported last Friday that the team is leaving for Belleville, Ontario. WSKG's Sarah Gager and Gabe Altieri talk about what we know.

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(WRVO) Syracuse University has hired a new athletic director, after its previous one, Mark Coyle, left after less than one year on the job. University officials hope the new athletic director will be staying much longer. John Wildhack is an SU alumnus and executive vice president at ESPN in programming and production.


A recent poll from the Washington Post found that 90 percent of 504 Native Americans whom were surveyed are not bothered by the use of the term redskin, but that is not stopping an effort to change the Washington NFL team's name.

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New York’s Southern Tier will be represented this weekend at the Olympic trials for men’s wrestling. 

Enock Francois is a sixth grade special education teacher at Spencer-Van Etten Middle School in Tioga and Chemung Counties. 

He also trains with Cornell University’s Division I team. 

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(WRVO) It’s a big week for sports fans around the region, as the Syracuse University men’s and women’s basketball teams are each headed to the Final Four this weekend. One of the ways fans like to show their support? Buying T-shirts.



New York State becomes the last state in the nation to legalize mixed martial arts, following a 113-25 vote in the Assembly Tuesday.

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(WXXI) Proponents of mixed martial arts are making their annual push to have the sport legalized in New York.


One of the big questions in the wake of the state’s renovation of the New York state fairgrounds near Syracuse, was what will happen to Super Dirt Week once the grandstand and track come down. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, during his "Capital for a Day" visit in Syracuse Wednesday, announced that Oswego County will reap the economic benefits of the popular event.

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The 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship is being billed as "lacrosse comes home" because it is being hosted by the Onondaga Nation and the sport was invented by indigenous nations in upstate New York. The tournament runs from Sept. 18-27.

A wrongful death lawsuit against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart could be headed to Rochester.

According to ESPN, Stewart’s lawyers are requesting that the case filed by the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. be moved from federal court in Utica (which is the court that covers the Ward family hometown of Port Leyden), to the federal court in Rochester, which covers the area of Canandaigua Motorsports Park, where Ward was killed.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP)  The Buffalo Bills are turning their offense over to Tyrod Taylor, who has won the starting job after a three-way quarterback competition during the offseason.

Coach Rex Ryan announced his decision following practice on Monday. ``It came down to the explosiveness Tyrod gives us,'' Ryan said.

Though they were not victorious in Sunday's Little League World Series title game, the Red Land Little League Team received a hero's welcome from fans in Lewisberry, Pa., Sunday night.

They lined the streets, cheered and waved signs for a team that still owns the bragging rights to the title "United States champions," which they won on Saturday. But the next day, Red Land came up short in a tension-filled Little League World Series title game — jumping out to an eight-run lead but ultimately losing 18-11 to Japan.

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Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will run next in the Travers Stakes at a sold-out Saratoga Race Course on Saturday.