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Monday 06/29/2015
Novak Djokovic back to tennis, and focused on Wimbledon
Posted: June 29, 2015

LONDON (AP) — After losing in the French Open final, Novak Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis.

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AP-GfK Poll: Americans show strong support for home Olympics
Posted: June 29, 2015

(AP) While Bostonians are hesitant to host the Olympics, Americans across the country overwhelmingly support the idea of the games on home turf, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

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Lloyd once nearly quit; the US team is sure glad she didn’t
Posted: June 29, 2015

MONTREAL (AP) — Carli Lloyd’s career is defined by big moments.

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Sunday 06/28/2015
Teixeira’s double helps Yankees over Astros 9-6
Posted: June 28, 2015

HOUSTON — Brian McCann hit a grand slam and Chris Young homered to give New York an early lead, and Mark Teixeira had a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth after the Yankees squandered that cushion in a 9-6 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday.

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U.S. women’s soccer brims with confidence ahead of semifinals
Posted: June 28, 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario — Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to the spectators’ seats at the Women’s World Cup.

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WIMBLEDON 2015: Serena Williams halfway to true Grand Slam
Posted: June 28, 2015

Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam.

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Tony Stewart struggling to end worst slump of career
Posted: June 28, 2015

SONOMA, Calif.  — Tony Stewart spent a rare week off traveling across Ohio as the hands-on owner of a sprint car series.

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Brian Harman takes Travelers Championship lead
Posted: June 28, 2015

CROMWELL, Conn. — Brian Harman birdied the 18th hole for a 5-under 65 on Saturday and a one-stroke lead over fellow Georgia left-hander Bubba Watson and Canadian Graham DeLaet in the Travelers Championship.

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Saturday 06/27/2015
Chatham clips Hudson in All-Stars
Posted: June 27, 2015

Chatham 7, Hudson 2

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Catskill's Hernandez honored with Lacy Award
Posted: June 27, 2015

CATSKILL — Nic Hernandez concluded his senior year with one last recognition, earning the James C. Lacy Scholarship Award.

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Taste NY partners with minor league baseball
Posted: June 27, 2015

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced Taste NY is partnering with Minor League Baseball for the first time to expand the promotion of locally made, New York agricultural products.

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Wimbledon: Federer’s big goal
Posted: June 27, 2015

Minutes after his quarterfinal exit at the French Open, Roger Federer was asked whether it was too early to look ahead to Wimbledon.

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Gay MLB ump on Supreme Court ruling: ‘They got it right’
Posted: June 27, 2015

NEW YORK — A Major League Baseball umpire who came out as gay last winter has applauded the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

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Friday 06/26/2015
Schultz lights out in All-Star game
Posted: June 26, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Not too far removed from dominating the Patroon Conference, Jaime Schultz and Justin Brantley are now fooling hitters in the minor leagues.

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Two Bluehawks join Twins
Posted: June 26, 2015

GREENPORT — It’s been less than two months since the season ended, but Columbia-Greene Community College baseball coach Nick Dyer is already looking ahead to next year.

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Tiny baseball league makes history
Posted: June 26, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Baseball history was made on a field of wistful dreams in Northern California’s wine country Thursday night with the appearance of the sport’s first openly gay active professional.

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Milazzo tosses 1-hitter in All-Stars
Posted: June 26, 2015

Northern Columbia 14, Southern Columbia 1, 4 innings

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SPORTS SHORTS: NHRA comes to Lebanon Valley
Posted: June 26, 2015

WEST LEBANON — Lebanon Valley Dragway is gearing up to host NHRA Northeast Division racing this weekend. The event is one of seven in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000.

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All Things Ring: They forgot about Dre
Posted: June 26, 2015

Many boxing pundits punished Andre ‘S.O.G.’ Ward’s inactivity by excluding him from their pound-for-pound lists over the past few months.

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Thursday 06/25/2015
NCLL All-Stars take opener
Posted: June 25, 2015

KINDERHOOK — If Wednesday night’s game is any indication, Northern Columbia will be a handful for any team it faces in the District 15, 9-10-year-old Little League All-Star Tournament.

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First Four: Smith, Twins net recruits
Posted: June 25, 2015

HUDSON — The Columbia-Greene Community College men’s basketball team and first-year head coach Brian Smith took an official step toward the upcoming season on Monday, signing four players to the roster.

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Spring Panthers honored
Posted: June 25, 2015

CHATHAM — Chatham athletes, coaches and family members gathered at the high school earlier this month to celebrate the spring season, with several athletes being recognized for their standout performances, according to an email from Chatham Public Information Specialist Adam Charbonneau.

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NHL explores expansion to Vegas
Posted: June 25, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The NHL is officially exploring expansion.

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
All eyes on Keyes
Posted: June 24, 2015

Chatham product Josh Keyes has officially gotten his first taste of the National Football League.

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Chasin’ Racin’: Talking track
Posted: June 24, 2015

If you were a race fan in the Capital District this past week, you had a chance to see the WoO Late Models, ESS Sprints, DIRTcar Pro Stock Series and the CRSA Sprints. There were some first-time winners and then there was Brett Hearn, who continues to prove he is one of the best to ever wheel a dirt modified.

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Walk of Fame to tribute legends of racing
Posted: June 24, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association announced a new attraction for the 2015 meet that will honor and showcase the achievements of those who have made significant contributions to the sport of thoroughbred racing and to the advancement of Saratoga Race Course: the all-new Saratoga Walk of Fame.

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NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag
Posted: June 24, 2015

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer.

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Jackson has tools to rebuild Knicks
Posted: June 24, 2015

GREENBURGH — Had Phil Jackson been discussing his six championships with Chicago, nobody would argue.

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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Powerboat, Maple Lane clinch titles
Updated: June 23, 2015 - 2:39 pm

KINDERHOOK — To say Northern Columbia Little League teams Shank & Falvey and Maple Lane Nursery were evenly matched would be completely accurate.

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Poirier wins on rain-shortened night
Posted: June 23, 2015

WEST LEBANON — Saturday dawned with sunny skies and low humidity and it looked like the perfect day to have a race. Then, the clouds moved in and the wind picked up, throwing a wrench into the racing at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

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RVW wins U17 title
Posted: June 23, 2015

The Rip Van Winkle U17 boys travel soccer team clinched first place in the CDYSL division recently with a record 9-0-1 record on the season.

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Hamilton killed in murder-suicide
Posted: June 23, 2015

PEARLAND, Texas — Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday.

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A young man with a keen sense of history
Posted: June 23, 2015

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Jordan Spieth loves golf history, which is appropriate for someone quickly becoming part of it.

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Monday 06/22/2015
The problem with Broner
Updated: June 22, 2015 - 5:03 pm

Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner might have the most fitting alias in all of boxing.

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The Next One? Gretzky’s son Trevor follows baseball dreams
Posted: June 22, 2015

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Trevor Gretzky is known more for his iconic last name than his baseball career.

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Triple Crown stars still riding high 2 weeks after Belmont
Posted: June 22, 2015

The party’s still on for the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years — and the owner, trainer and jockey. Since American Pharoah completed his sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, the past few weeks have turned into a whirlwind of TV appearances, first pitches and victory celebrations for owner Ahmed Zayat, trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Victor Espinoza.

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Rosberg wins Austrian GP ahead of Mercedes teammate Hamilton
Posted: June 22, 2015

SPEILBERG, Austria (AP) — Nico Rosberg showed his championship potential by overtaking pole sitter Lewis Hamilton on the first turn and went on to win the Austrian Grand Prix in style on Sunday.

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Sunday 06/21/2015
Porter pressures Broner in win
Posted: June 21, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shawn Porter beat Adrien Broner in a unanimous decision on Saturday night in a key welterweight matchup.

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Andre Ward victorious in long-awaited return
Posted: June 21, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As soon as Andre Ward found his stride following his lengthy layoff, the fight quickly came to an end.

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Brady’s legacy faces next step in appeal to Goodell
Posted: June 21, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady grew from a sixth-round draft choice into one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. Off the field, he’s a celebrity with a supermodel wife and lucrative marketing deals.

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