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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Siena senior Bisping aims high, goes low

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Siena senior Bisping aims high, goes low

The Siena basketball team is well in pos­ition to shake off last year’s 20-loss season, but not just based on talent and experience. Anything good that this team does likely will happen in Brett Bisping’s wake, as he returns from a toe injury that wiped out almost all of his junior season.

Remembering Ed O'Brien, an everyman newsman

“I’ll take Capital Region Newscasters for $1,000, Alex.”

Dutchmen prove they can hang with the big dogs

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Dutchmen prove they can hang with the big dogs

The Union College hockey team entered the 2015-16 season with the usual uncertainty that any college team faces. How do you replace the graduated players? How will the goalie rotation shake out? Will the defense figure it out?

Cowboys' Hardy should keep his mouth shut

Cowboys' Hardy should keep his mouth shut

As spoiled as we’ve been with spectacular autumn weather lately, a lousy, rainy Friday seems like an appropriate time to be cranky and to air some gripes.

DraftKings worker opens a can of worms

DraftKings worker opens a can of worms

Sometimes all you need is the smell.
You don’t have to actually look at the bottom of your foot to know that you stepped in something.

MLB needs to rethink one-game wild-card playoff

MLB needs to rethink one-game wild-card playoff

I get no kick from champagne.
Mere wild-card draw doesn’t thrill me at all.

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