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Saratoga Race Course: Stopchargingmaria favored

Sunday, July 20, 2014
The Untapable Effect didn’t create a big field for the Coaching Club American Oaks, but it did force one horse into a longer-than-expected layoff. And she’s the favorite, Stopchargingmaria, who is seeking the first Grade I victory of her career as six 3-year-old fillies go to post at Saratoga Race Course today.
 

Softball: Gamache, Sholtes, Alonzo honored

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Rachel Gamache of Duanesburg, Colonie’s Marisa Sholtes and Kirstyn Alonzo of Mechanicville were among the Section II softball players to earn first team all-state honors.
 
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Saratoga: Alterite returning today after long layoff

Saturday, July 19, 2014
The Diana will always hold a special place for Mechanicville’s Chad Brown.
When Zagora won it in 2011, it gave Brown the first Grade I of his career as a head trainer.
He’ll take two shots at it today on a card that also includes the 100th running of the Sanford for 2-year-olds.
 

Diaz handles pressure of being in contention

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Scotia native Laura Diaz almost chose to walk away from golf to spend more time at home with her family.
Now, she’s making the decision to juggle both jobs seem like a shrewd move.
 
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Dettori fashionably late for Spa debut

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Frankie Dettori looked so relieved to be going to work.
After a long journey across the Atlantic and some travel snags after his plane touched down, the internationally successful jockey arrived at Saratoga Race Course on Friday after missing his mounts in the first and second races. He walked into the paddock before the seventh race with his arms spread wide, saying, “I finally made it!”
 
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Newspaper staff cuts felt in press box, coverage at track

Saturday, July 19, 2014
There are now no New York City turf writers covering Saratoga full-time, a blow to a sport starved for attention and an indicator of the travails facing scaled-back newspapers and mainstream media in general.
 
Dynamic duo strikes again
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Dynamic duo strikes again

Saturday, July 19, 2014
A slow start didn’t stop the favored Fashion Alert from pulling out a win in the first stakes race of the meet at Saratoga Race Course on Friday.
 

Basketball: Mixed Gender league plans area exhibition

Friday, July 18, 2014
“Equal pay for equal play” is the motto of the new Mixed Gender Basketball Association, which will showcase its unique format with a game between the Cyclones and the Scorpions July 27 at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.
 

Stock car racing: Change of plans isn't always a good idea

Friday, July 18, 2014
Fonda Speedway promoter Matt DeLorenzo thought he was ahead of the game Saturday.
With everything already in place for the weekly show at the Track of Champions, DeLorenzo showed up at the garage Saturday and said he was ready to go racing.
Bad decision.
 
Field hockey: ADK club focuses on competition, exposure
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Field hockey: ADK club focuses on competition, exposure

Friday, July 18, 2014
Thirteen-year-old Heidi Zahnleuter wasn’t aware of all the opportunities the ADK Field Hockey Club provided when she joined last winter. The youngster from Clifton Park said she was just looking to have some fun and sharpen her skills for her upcoming freshman season at Emma Willard.
 
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Saratoga: Contessa likes chances against short field

Friday, July 18, 2014
Whatever the reason for the short field in today’s Grade III Schuylerville at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Gary Contessa isn’t complaining.
 
McIlroy clears first hurdle

McIlroy clears first hurdle

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.
A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par-5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on the day Tiger Woods made a promising return, McIlroy took the lead with a six-under 66, his best score in nearly two years at a major.
 

Scotia native Diaz leads LPGA Marathon Classic

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Scotia native Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic.
Diaz shot a nine-under 62 for a four-stroke lead in Thursday’s opening round.
 
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Saratoga Race Course: No hype needed for opener

Thursday, July 17, 2014
The New York Racing Association likes to talk about big days these days. It’s a product of new senior vice president of racing operations Martin Panza’s philosophy that eye-popping purses and individual cards stacked with stakes races will grow the sport in New York. One day that needs no such enhancement is opening day at Saratoga Race Course, as Panza, a long-time racing official in California, will surely find out on Friday.
 

School Hockey: Academy coach learned at Army

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Even though he is relatively young, Brett Riley understands two things better than most: hockey and tradition. The 23-year-old new hockey coach at Albany Academy is the nephew of current Army hockey coach Brian Riley, the president of the American Hockey Coaches Association who will begin his 11th season with the Black Knights in October.
 
 

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