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Mets send Gee down

The New York Mets assigned eight players to minor league camp Friday, including four players who spent much of the 2010 season in Buffalo.

Dillon Gee was 13-8 for Buffalo with a 4.96 earned-run average and 165 strikeouts. He was the Mets' Sterling Award winner as the organization's top Triple-A player.

Russ Adams led the '10 Bisons with 58 RBIs and 58 runs scored to go with his 16 homers and .264 batting average. Outfielder Jason Pridie played 40 games in Buffalo before hamstring injuries shortened his season. Pitcher Ryota Igarashi made 15 appearances in Buffalo, going 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA.

On the field, the Bisons dropped their second game of spring training, losing, 7-3, to the Memphis Cardinals in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Valentino Pascucci and Fernando Martinez each went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

The Herd (0-2) will play the New Orleans Zephyrs on Sunday.

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Griffins move along

Canisius advanced to the finals of the team competition at the U.S. Collegiate National Championships at the Town of Tonawanda Aquatic Center.

The Golden Griffins scored 87.125 points in the semifinals, good enough for sixth place and a spot in today's final round.

Thursday featured figure routines, with Canisius sophomore Olivia Hanlon securing first-place in C figures with a score of 64.361 points.

Junior Victoria Mintz (fourth, 65.373) and senior Laurie Wakelam (seventh, 64.722) both competed in the B figures while freshman Svetlana Ponkratova came in third in the A figures routine with a final score of 79.698.

Today's finals begin at 8:30 a.m. with the trio competition, followed by duet (9:50 a.m.), solo (12:05 p.m.) and team (1:15 p.m.) with the awards ceremony at 4:15 p.m.

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Ligety wraps up crown

Ted Ligety of the United States clinched the World Cup giant slalom title after the race was canceled because of poor weather, adding to the world title gold medal he earned last month.

Ligety led the standings all season, and finished 77 points ahead of Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway after six races.

Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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