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Photo of Recipe for success includes hard work, confidence
Thursday, May 10, 2012

After five years of classes and training, I had an ultimate test to show my karate knowledge, technique and strength. I was testing for a black belt in karate.

Albany YMCA tied to roots of basketball
Thursday, May 10, 2012

The game of basketball is a primary label of American culture, and it is one of the most popular sports in the country.

Olympic softball should stay
Thursday, May 10, 2012

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) threw a curve ball at the international softball community when they voted to remove the sport from the Olympic competition. Originally, it was only baseball that was to be removed from the Games because there were too few teams. But it was decided that softball would be dismissed too.

Photo of Lessons learned by a student athlete
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Alison Johnson is a senior at Albany's College of Saint Rose and plays on the women's basketball team. Alison is known as Ali to her friends and teammates.

Photo of Why should anyone play a high school sport?
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Why should I play a sport? This is a question that is very common among teens. Sometimes, there is a fear that athletics will consume all the time that is usually spent on schoolwork or a social life. Participation in sports, however, benefits a person physically and emotionally, and it helps build skills in time management that would be useful for a student who is preparing to go to college.

Lessons to be learned from athlete’s struggles
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Josh Hamilton is seen as one of the best players in major league baseball.

Photo of Patience, practice keys to tying your own flies
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Do you know what a Woolly Bugger is?

Photo of Swimwear, pool tech factors in winning
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Last year, a time of 1 minute 22 seconds would have qualified an 11-to-12-year-old female swimmer for the Gold Championships. This year, however, the time has been reduced to 1 minute 16 seconds. Are humans getting faster? Why is there such a drastic change in times over only a year? Although a swimmer’s training is an important factor in reducing swim times, there are also external factors that play a large role in helping humans to swim faster, such as swimwear and pool design.

Photo of Harlem Globetrotters thrill Albany crowd
Thursday, May 12, 2011

On Feb. 27, the Harlem Globetrotters came to the 17,000-seat Times Union Center and drew more than 10,000 fans into the arena on their world tour.
The 2 p.m. game consisted of an introduction by “Globie,” their mascot, and a game against the Washington Generals. It featured a few famous Globetrotters such as Dizzy, Hazel and Siena College graduate Firefly. The two-hour show was packed with many tricks and laughs, action and lots of fun.

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.


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