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Photographer and writer for just about anything in the 518 including Siena and HVCC baseball. Also, follow my twitter @518SportsChall for updates on all the capitol region sports action from high school up to the pros.

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Aaron Judge wins the 2017 HR Derby

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Aaron Judge walked into the ballpark tonight with something to prove, and he left as the 2017 Home Run Derby Champion. The 6’8” rookie phenom completely dominated the ...
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Judge and Sano set to face off in the Finals

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Aaron Judge vs. Cody Bellinger. The match-up that everyone wanted to see. I wanted to see it so badly, I even wrote about it. Well, we got what we ...
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Sanchez shocks Stanton; Sano, Bellinger, Judge advance

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Gary Sanchez wasn’t picked by many to upset the defending champion and #1 overall seed- but he did. After an incredible 17-HR round, many thought that Stanton had ...
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Aaron Judge vs. Cody Bellinger – The Battle we can’t wait for

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At 8:00 p.m. tonight, everyone’s eyes will be glued to the TV to watch the eight best sluggers in the world face off in the annual Major League ...
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Do the Warriors really have that much more talent than the Cavs?

Do the Warriors really have that much more talent than the Cavs?
After beating the Cavs by an average of 20.5 ppg in the first two games of the NBA Finals, the Warriors are in an ideal situation heading into ...
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Warriors. Cavs. Part III. Here we go.

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The NBA’s best rivalry is finally being renewed on the big stage tonight, when the Cavs and Warriors face off for the trilogy of what’s been an epic ...
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Warriors in…? Cavs in…? | The 518 Sports team’s predictions

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Ahh, the Finals are finally here, and the Warriors and the Cavs will face off for the third time in as many years to decide who will claim ...
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Coleman leads HVCC Baseball to the Regional Final Four for the first time since 2011

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TROY — For the first time in 6 years, the Hudson Valley Community College Vikings are one of the last four teams standing, after a 8-5 win over Onondaga ...
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North Carolina-Gonzaga could be a matchup for the ages

North Carolina-Gonzaga could be a matchup for the ages
“Gives it to Jenkins for the Championship, ohhhhhh. The Villanova Wildcats are the National Champions!” Just like that, the Tar Heels title hopes came to end, seconds after ...
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A chat with former WRGB Sports Director and current ESPN personality Doug Sherman

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If you have followed sports in the Capital Region for even a split second of the past 20 years, you are sure to have heard this name: Doug ...
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Seniors pave the way for Saints, punching ticket to Semifinals

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ALBANY, NY — While Saturday’s MAAC Tournament game wasn’t senior night at Times Union Center, Siena seniors Marquis Wright, Javion Ogunyemi, Lavon Long, and Brett Bisping accounted for 65 of the ...
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Former Capital Region sportscaster to broadcast NCAA Tournament

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Turner Sports and CBS Sports have announced their commentary crews for their seventh season of dual coverage of the NCAA Tournament. The stations, among TNT and TruTV, will ...
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11-year-old helps Monmouth star in huge way

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The Monmouth Hawks took the country by storm last year with their crazy bench celebrations and at-large bid potential. This year, while the Hawks might have to win ...
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Russell Westbrook get’s denied starting spot in All-Star game

Russell Westbrook get’s denied starting spot in All-Star game
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced the All-Star game starters Thursday night, revealing who will be participating in the 66th mid-season extravaganza in New Orleans on February 19th. ...
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Nearly 18 months in and SVP’s still on top of his game

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It’s nearly been a year and a half since ESPN handed Scott Van Pelt the keys to a new program, Sportscenter At Night. The show, hosted by Van ...
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Wednesday’s Girls Basketball Scorecard

High School
Hudson-38,  Maple Hill-43 Lydia Chittendens 15 points catapults the Lady Wildcats to a huge victory over the Bluehawks of Hudson (17th Ranked in Latest NYSPHSAA Rankings). Shenendehowa-61, Saratoga Springs- 47 ...
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Ezekiel Elliott leads the Cowboys back on the right track

Ezekiel Elliott leads the Cowboys back on the right track
The Dallas Cowboys got back in the winning column Sunday night, defeating the red-hot Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 26-20. The Cowboys already had a playoff ...
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Maple Hill boys basketball preview: Wildcats’ looking to continue the success

High School
Castleton, NY- Another very successful Fall season has come and gone at Maple Hill. Racking in three Patroon Conference titles, one sectional title, a regional finalist, and sending two ...
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Alysia Roldan leads the Wildcats to first victory of the season

High School
Castleton, NY- The Maple Hill Girls Varsity basketball team blew past Albany Leadership en route to their first win of the season. It was Alysia Roldan who stole the ...
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Playing for Bob: Maple Hill Girls Basketball season preview

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Castleton, NY- Fall has come and gone, and with that, comes the start of the winter sports season. After a very successful Fall season, the Maple Hill High School ...
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Cowboys’ prepared for third game in 12 days

Cowboys’ prepared for third game in 12 days
Exactly 365 days ago the Cowboys were sitting at the bottom of the NFC East at 3-8, already thinking about who they should use their top 5 draft ...
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Maui Invitational: UNC looks to stay undefeated, Chaminade hopes for some more Maui magic.

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Aloha basketball fans. The Maui Invitational is upon us, and better than ever. Featuring four preseason Top-25 teams and two No. 1 seeds from the 2016 NCAA Tournament, ...
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The touching journey of the Cubs’ No.11

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Chicago, IL- The Cubs had just took down the best pitcher in baseball to advance to their first World Series in over 70 years, dating back to 1945. Every ...
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Cowboys down Packers, head into bye week on a high note.

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Green Bay- The Green Bay Packers entered Sunday’s matchup against the Cowboys with the NFL’s best run defense. The Packers had given up 171 rushing yards over a 4 ...
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Dez Bryant ROASTS Skip Bayless, calls him a “bandwagon fan”

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If you follow sports, I’m sure that you know Skip Bayless. He says some of the most bold and controversial statements that may or may not make some ...
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