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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.

Dutchmen hockey team aiming to make a U-turn

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Dutchmen hockey team aiming to make a U-turn

A different form of ice bucket challenge took place during Union College hockey media day at Messa Rink on Friday afternoon.

Brown keeps playing same sad song over and over

Brown keeps playing same sad song over and over

First day back from vacation seems like Groundhog Day, the Bill Murray version. Except nobody’s laughing.

Schenectady's Greenwood a taekwondo standout

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Schenectady's Greenwood a taekwondo standout

I was told Makayla Greenwood is really, really intimidating.

Not all NCAA suspensions are the same

Not all NCAA suspensions are the same

By coincidence, the sports section in Thursday’s edition of The Daily Gazette ran two stories about college coaches being suspended by their respective schools.

Evans' cross-country trek still feels like a dream

Evans' cross-country trek still feels like a dream

Now it feels like a dream, Shaun Evans said. It seems like one; it’s all over the map.

Nothing dreary this NFL season

Congratulations, NFL, you nearly wore me out.

Winners don't need to apologize

Winners don't need to apologize

Do you believe in miracles?!
No!

Star power produced one of best Saratoga meets ever

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Star power produced one of best Saratoga meets ever

On the header above the entrance to stall 11 of barn 25 on the Saratoga Race Course backstretch, somebody has written “PHAROAH WAS HERE 8/15.” The “O” is adorned with the three points of a crown.
Summer camp is over. Pharoah was here.

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