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Dumb penalties lead to bad loss for Albany

ALBANY

Dumb penalties lead to bad loss for Albany

Albany Devil Ben Thomson took a run at Toronto Marlie Richard Clune midway through the second period Tuesday night, 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds meeting 5-10 and 216.

Steph Curry leaves fans - and foes - in awe

Steph Curry leaves fans - and foes - in awe

If you’ve watched Steph Curry hoop it up enough times, there comes a point when you just surrender.

Sports should be fun: Just watch Bartolo Colon

Sports should be fun: Just watch Bartolo Colon

Sports is big business — the estimated size of the global sports industry is $1.5 trillion with a T — with billions trading hands in the games people play.

Mekeel's D'Errico has fond memories of Cooperstown

Mekeel's D'Errico has fond memories of Cooperstown

Zach D’Errico was thinking about throwing strikes and getting guys out when he took the mound for Mekeel Christian Academy a week ago in a game against Northstar Christian Academy at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.

There's not much separating AHL North Division rivals

ALBANY

There's not much separating AHL North Division rivals

In a matchup filled with players who have played a portion, if not the majority of the season against the NHL likes of the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens, this Albany Devils-Toronto Marlies series may turn on the smallest and unexpected of reasons.

Road to U.S. Open qualifying begins Monday

Road to U.S. Open qualifying begins Monday

If you are currently an amateur scratch golfer, the chances of ever competing in the Masters, the British Open or the PGA Championship are like me making a 50-foot putt: Slim and none.

Tedisco seat gets plenty of interest


Assemblyman Jim Tedisco hasn’t even publicly confirmed he wants to run for Hugh Farley’s state Senate seat, but the race to fill his Assembly seat is already taking shape, at least within the Republican Party.

Benjamin Paul Blood: Amsterdam’s psychedelic philosopher


Poet and philosopher Benjamin Paul Blood of Amsterdam was known for both his physical and mental strength.

Forgotten George Smith’s place among Kentucky Derby greats

Forgotten George Smith’s place among Kentucky Derby greats

There’s no doubt that, a hundred years from now (assuming we haven’t blown up the planet by then), there will be more than enough public accounting of American Pharoah’s Kentucky Derby and subsequent Triple Crown.

Escovedo, new trio to rock Cohoes Music Hall

Escovedo, new trio to rock Cohoes Music Hall

Alejandro Escovedo, one of our greatest rockers, plays the Cohoes Music Hall on Wednesday after making his first new album in four years, playing birthday gigs in Austin, New York City and Chicago, and forming a new trio — Brian Standefer, cello, and Sean Giddings, keyboards — for this short tour before the album hits.

NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame selection process has serious flaws

NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame selection process has serious flaws

Remember the laugh we had last fall when Amsterdam basically forgot to induct Kirk Douglas into its inaugural Hall of Fame class? Good times.

Espresso drinks stirring Dunkin’ success

First came the shot of espresso, then the lattes and cappuccinos created around it, and most recently the hand-crafted macchiatos that delicately layer espresso and milk.
We’re not talking Starbucks, but Dunkin’ Donuts.

Auriemma's turkey hunt a big success

Here’s a tale I like — the results of Mike Auriemma’s kids’ hunt.

UAlbany tennis team rewarded for sticking together

ALBANY

UAlbany tennis team rewarded for sticking together

When fate and circumstances were storming the ramparts, the Great Danes leaned on each other, and now, here they are, playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.

New York Giants got played at NFL Draft

New York Giants got played at NFL Draft

Eli Apple, the New York Giants’ first round pick at No. 10, is a solid choice. Big and fast, he went right around where I thought he would.

Girls' lacrosse goalies face the toughest shot in sports

Girls' lacrosse goalies face the toughest shot in sports

Bethlehem lacrosse goalkeeper Katherine Chiarella scrunched her nose like she smelled something bad.

Siena golf team got hot at perfect time

Siena golf team got hot at perfect time

An unlikely comeback extended the season for the Siena College men’s golf team and gave first-year head coach Steve Jensen quite a thrill.

Clifton Park to name supervisor next month

Clifton Park to name supervisor next month

Clifton Park should have a new represenative on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors soon.

Fooling the ragman


In his day, ragman Harry Demsky was better known in Amsterdam than his son Isadore.

NFL Draft: Two QBs, then … ?

NFL Draft: Two QBs, then … ?

The Los Angeles Rams are not tipping their hand on whom they are selecting with the first overall pick in tonight’s NFL Draft (8 p.m., ESPN and NFL Network, streamed on NFL.com and ESPN3) — other than to say it will be a quarterback.

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