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Kobe earned respect, but didn't always get fans' affection

Kobe earned respect, but didn't always get fans' affection

In your professional capacity, would you rather be well-liked or well-respected?
Sure, it’s possible to achieve both, but given the choice, which way would you go?

Coby Karl following in his father's footsteps

WHITE PLAINS

Coby Karl following in his father's footsteps

I had one of those blast-from-the-past moments while working on a Jimmer Fredette column on Wednesday morning.

Jimmer Time means more minor-league minutes

WHITE PLAINS

Jimmer Time means more minor-league minutes

Fifteen seconds. Down one point, 98-97. Jimmer time.

Carolina Panthers dancing toward perfection

Carolina Panthers dancing toward perfection

You know you have a great job when it requires you to look up what in the hell the Hotline Bling dance is.

So close, yet (these Streaks went) so far

SYRACUSE

So close, yet (these Streaks went) so far

Lightning struck twice for two senior football players who wear bolts of electricity on their helmets on Sunday.

Siena's Wright is there every minute

ALBANY

Siena's Wright is there every minute

Jimmy Patsos deadpanned “I gotta give Marquis some more minutes,” and there’s really only one way to do that.

Both sides claim victory in Asmussen ruling

Both sides claim victory in Asmussen ruling

Trainer Steve Asmussen’s lawyer told The Associated Press that his client felt “vindicated” by the New York State Gaming Commission’s ruling on whether he abused racehorses in his care.

Good omens lining up for Saratoga Springs' Tooker

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Good omens lining up for Saratoga Springs' Tooker

The “build” for Aidan Tooker should be complete this weekend and next.

Audino situation has Union under pressure

SCHENECTADY

Audino situation has Union under pressure

How do you solve a problem like Audino?

Beware of the dreaded invincible tag

Beware of the dreaded invincible tag

If there’s one consistent theme in sports, it’s that whenever an athlete or team gets to a point of projecting an air of invincibility, odds are pretty high that the air eventually gets sucked out of that balloon of delusion.

Siena freshman searching for right balance

LOUDONVILLE

Siena freshman searching for right balance

As renovations continue at Siena College, yellow heavy construction vehicles growled and pushed fresh piles of dirt around a plot of land adjacent to the Alumni Recreation Center.
Inside the ARC, it didn’t look or sound much different.

ND-BG grad Torre lives out a dream at the Breeders' Cup

Jimmy Torre’s girlfriend wanted to know why he would spend $79.50 on a tie.
Jimmy wanted to know how in the world she knew that.

Shorter was directly affected by Cold War doping efforts

Shorter was directly affected by Cold War doping efforts

It was real cloak-and-needle stuff.
The nation uses any stealthy means necessary, especially banned performance-enhancing drugs, to get its elite athletes to the top of their sport.

It's only fitting that Shorter will be at the start of the Stockade-athon

SCHENECTADY

It's only fitting that Shorter will be at the start of the Stockade-athon

Erich Segal’s outrage is simply delicious.

For Davidson, running more about time than place

For Davidson, running more about time than place

Running sometimes presents this conundrum: Would you rather beat everybody with a slow time or get beat with a fast one?

MacAdam: The racing gods giveth, taketh away

MacAdam: The racing gods giveth, taketh away

With supermare Beholder ruled out of the Breeders' Cup Classic, columnist Mike MacAdam picks American Pharoah, and offers his picks for the other Breeders' Cup races this weekend.

Putting an NFL team in England a terrible idea

Putting an NFL team in England a terrible idea

Cultural globalization disturbs me, which is one reason that I’m not a fan of the NFL’s International Series.

Pharoah's brilliant career will end on Saturday in Classic

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Pharoah's brilliant career will end on Saturday in Classic

Autumn burst in all its splendor on Friday morning.

NCAA should do right thing for Siena's Ogunyemi

LOUDONVILLE

NCAA should do right thing for Siena's Ogunyemi

Javion Ogunyemi walked out of the lockerroom, stepped through the door onto the court and said, “Man, it’s cold in this gym.”

There's nothing wrong with a well-timed bat flip

There's nothing wrong with a well-timed bat flip

Not to get overly technical, but Jose Bautista’s bat flip wasn’t really a flip at all. I think of a flip as a cocky, almost jaunty, celebration of that moment when you send that junk from the pitcher into outer space.

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