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Photo of Leslie learns to shoot layups, goes on to stardom
Thursday, May 12, 2011

On July 7, 1972, a four-time Olympian was born. Her name was Lisa Leslie.

Play it safe with sports-related head injuries
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Put yourself in this situation: You’re playing a sport with your friends. As you’re playing, you go for a dive to catch the ball. CLACK! You collide head-on with another player. Only problem is, you don’t get up directly after the collision. Instead you’re dazed out momentarily and it takes you a few minutes to regain your state of mind. You’re okay, but you don’t remember the collision.
Lucky for you, this was only a minor concussion, one of many possible brain injuries.

NFL players and owners should settle differences
Thursday, May 12, 2011

A year without an NFL season: It almost seems unreal, but the fact is that the National Football League is getting ready to have a lockout next season. Could Super Bowl XLV be the last game we watch before the NFL takes a very long break?

Competitive eating ‘sport’ on campuses unhealthy
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Just when you were getting used to Quidditch teams on college campuses, there’s a new “sport” popping up at institutions of higher learning — competitive eating.
A team has been started at the University of Maryland. It’s brand new, but is already 30 members strong.

Running up score raises sportsmanship questions
Thursday, May 12, 2011

There are five minutes left on the clock and the opposing team scores, again. The score is 7-0, the latter your team’s score. The teams are obviously unevenly matched, but the rival team keeps running up the score anyway. Is the team displaying poor sportsmanship? Should they stop scoring out of pity?

Photo of Moore had a stellar basketball career at Siena
Thursday, May 12, 2011

On Feb. 19, 2011, in a basketball game against St. Peter’s, Siena Saint senior Serena Moore scored her 1,000th career point for the Siena Saints women’s team. When she did this, she achieved what only four other Siena women’s basketball players have done — scoring 1,000 points, grabbing 600 rebounds and blocking 100 shots! Serena got her 100th career block on Feb. 14, 2011, in a game against Rider.

Photo of Globetrotter’s visit lights up Delmar school
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Firefly Fisher from the Harlem Globetrotters came to St. Thomas the Apostle School in Delmar on Feb. 14. He made the day fun and exciting for everyone. He did ball games, passes and other neat tricks with the 200 kids.

Photo of Fans leave laughing after Globetrotters game
Thursday, May 12, 2011

From 1926 to 2011 — they’ve been in the “game” for 85 years. They do tricks, flips and jokes every show. They make you laugh no matter what. No one can top this team, which entertains its fans from the beginning to the end. This isn’t the Lakers, not Miami Heat, not Orlando Magic, but the one and only Harlem Globetrotters!

Hasbrouck one of Siena’s greatest
Friday, May 14, 2010

As far back as I can remember, I have always been a Siena College basketball fan. My parents have season tickets so my brother and I have been lucky to be able to go. I have enjoyed watching many different players over the years, but there has been one player in particular that I have really enjoyed watching. His name is Kenny Hasbrouck and recently, I had the opportunity to interview him.

Youth baseball is important for communities
Friday, May 14, 2010

Kids all around the world are living in athletically deprived environments. Children are living without many sports like baseball. When they do play they scrimmage, play games, practice and can have fun. But many times it is not just about the game, it’s about the kids and what they’re doing with their free time when they don’t have a youth baseball program in their community.

College football is desperately in need of a playoff system
Friday, May 14, 2010

The Bowl Championship Series finally had it right … at least initially.

Cheerleading a demanding, dangerous sport
Friday, May 14, 2010

Is cheerleading a sport? Give me a Y-E-S!

Two Amsterdam wrestling stars made it to Division I teams
Friday, May 14, 2010

It isn’t often that two members of the same high school wrestling team end up wrestling at Division I colleges but that’s exactly what Brian Benton and John Paris both did. Benton and Paris both were highly successful wrestlers for Ken Benton and the Rams. Benton is now at George Mason University while Paris is at Binghamton University.

Ball players know steroids can mean a massive payday
Friday, May 14, 2010

Simple math for a steroids problem: Steroids = Pay raise

Even best athletes shouldn’t skip college
Friday, May 14, 2010

Have you been really good at something so they brought you up, like skipping a grade perhaps? Now it is happening in professional sports — high schoolers are skipping college to play professional sports for a living.

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