The Binghamton Senators are home for two games this weekend, and tonight is Reality Check Movie Night. All fans can get discounted tickets and stay after the game against the Toronto Marlies to watch “The Secret Life of Pets” on the scoreboard presented by Broome-Tioga Reality Check. The B-Sens will host Utica tomorrow on their annual DIFD day to raise mental health awareness. Both games begin at 7:05pm.
A former Elmira Jackals hockey player was found guilty of murder in Steuben County Court this morning. Thomas Clayton was found guilty of conspiring with another man to have his wife killed in 2015. Prosecutors say Clayton hired Michael Beard to kill his wife, Kelley, at the couple’s home. Beard was convicted of murder charges in the fall. Clayton will receive his sentence later this year.
Forty-two drivers will take to Daytona International Speedway tonight for twin qualifying races to set the starting lineup for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Forty of the cars will make it out of tonight’s 150-mile qualifying races and into the 59th-running of the Great American Race. We know the front row, as teammates Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. qualified first and second. The other 38 members of the starting lineup will be set tonight, with the finishing order in the first qualifying race making up the inside row on Sunday and the finishers of the second race lining up on the outside. Hear the Can-Am Duel live on WEBO tonight, with Motor Racing Network coverage beginning at 6pm.
With opening day two months away, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies invited local officials to come tour the progress of their $2.5 million improvement project at NYSEG Stadium yesterday. Improvements include a new picnic deck that overlooks the field, an expanded kids zone, and a glass-enclosed batting cage for players. Fans will be able to watch players take swings in the cage or warm up on the bullpen mound before games. The bulk of the funding for the project comes from the state. Single game tickets are now on sale for the 2017 season, which begins April 6. The home opener is scheduled for April 13.
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Thousands of people from around the world are paying attention to a pregnant giraffe in Harpursville. April the giraffe is expected to give birth at any moment at Animal Adventure Park. A live video feed from the animal’s inside enclosure was shut down on Youtube this morning, but the park says they will start another live feed on their Facebook page once birth is “imminent.” The live video had more than 50,000 watchers at one time last night. This is the first calf for the park’s two giraffes, April and Oliver.
Syracuse did it again as John Gillon banked in a 3-pointer to lift the Orange over 10th-ranked Duke last night. Gillon’s shot broke a 75-all tie and caused fans to come streaming onto the court in the Carrier Dome. It was the third win over a top-10 team this season for the Orange, who are on the bubble of making it to the NCAA Tournament. Syracuse has two regular season games left, at Louisville and home against Georgia Tech. They lost to both teams earlier this season.