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Cremo celebrates big win with a little more practice

ALBANY

Cremo celebrates big win with a little more practice

When University at Albany guard Joe Cremo uncharacteristically missed a pair of free throws late in Sunday’s Albany Cup win against Siena, the joke on press row was the noted gym rat would be back on the SEFCU Arena floor after the game to shoot.
It was no joke.

Nichols, cold, clinical for Danes

ALBANY

Nichols, cold, clinical for Danes

In a battle of fire and ice, take ice every time.

UAlbany-Siena rivalry turning into feud

ALBANY

UAlbany-Siena rivalry turning into feud

The Albany Cup will be played a week from Sunday between two good teams — and two hot coaches.

A sunny day for Cubs fanatic

TROY

A sunny day for Cubs fanatic

Steve Cook slowly navigated the wet grassy slope late Thursday morning under a steady November rain.

Albany would love to get games that North Carolina lost

Albany would love to get games that North Carolina lost

The controversial North Carolina state law commonly called HB2, or the “bathroom bill,” cost Albany one basketball game.

Forget tradition: Yankees will win later by losing

Forget tradition: Yankees will win later by losing

The sound you hear is George Steinbrenner kicking the lid of his coffin, demanding to be let out.

Piazza sheds tears at induction for different reason

COOPERSTOWN

Piazza sheds tears at induction for different reason

Mike Piazza cried.
Everybody cries. Almost everybody anyways.

Saratoga will do just fine

Saratoga will do just fine

This year, it’s all on Saratoga.

Cut Durant some slack for wanting a ring

Cut Durant some slack for wanting a ring

In the span of a few years, the Golden State Warriors have gone from irrelevant to the feel-good story of the NBA to the Evil Empire.

ValleyCats play on year after year

ValleyCats play on year after year

ValleyCats start 15th season tonight.

Big dream worth big risk for UAlbany hurdler

ALBANY

Big dream worth big risk for UAlbany hurdler

When University at Albany 400m hurdler Grace Claxton crossed the finish line in the NCAA quarterfinals in Jacksonville, Fla., a little more than a week ago, she immediately put her hand to her mouth.

The Mets, 1986 and the best party in town

The Mets, 1986 and the best party in town

We partied hard. Our team partied harder — way harder. Which said something.

All judgment calls, and no instant replay

All judgment calls, and no instant replay

So the caller last week was polite, but frustrated. And he had a point, to a point.

Devils-Marlies Game 7 is anybody’s guess

Devils-Marlies Game 7 is anybody’s guess

Don’t ask me. I have no clue. And neither do you.

Devils on death's door after loss to Marlies

ALBANY

Devils on death's door after loss to Marlies

No Mike Sislo. Just hurt. No Dan Kelly. Just suspended. No Jim O’Brien and Pavel Zacha. Still hurt.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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