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Piazza sees his future on the wall of Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN

Piazza sees his future on the wall of Hall of Fame

Mike Piazza scanned the walls, the ones with all the faces cast in bronze.
“Crazy. What am I doing here?” he wondered, breaking into a grin.

Siena's 'Terminator' lives up to his nickname

ALBANY

Siena's 'Terminator' lives up to his nickname

As Siena coach Jimmy Patsos pointed out, Lavon Long could’ve stuck his head in the sand.

Siena coach Jaques frustrated, and for a good reason

LOUDONVILLE

Siena coach Jaques frustrated, and for a good reason

The big shot on Thursday made it to the SportsCenter “Top 10 Plays,” to be enjoyed by TV viewers across the land.
The big shot on Saturday never made it out of the Alumni Recreation Center.

Saratoga's Tooker carries Millrose tradition

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga's Tooker carries Millrose tradition

Maybe it’s a sub-conscious thing.

Indoor track running the wrong way

Indoor track running the wrong way

Somehow, nobody campaigning for president of the U.S. has promised, if elected, to build a new indoor track and field facility in the Capital Region.

Dad provides link to a golden past

ROCHESTER

Dad provides link to a golden past

We’ve created a monster.

UAlbany needs to beat Vermont, not just celebrate past win

ALBANY

UAlbany needs to beat Vermont, not just celebrate past win

Purple pride will be busting at the seams of SEFCU Arena at 7 tonight, when the Great Danes’ next America East game will be much more than just another game.

Lightning strikes twice for Ballston Spa handicapper

Anybody who’s been to Saratoga Race Course has a story to tell.
One of Paul Matties’ stories is that he can still tell them.

Panthers will win, and Peyton will be back

Panthers will win, and Peyton will be back

I’m officially out of the NFL prediction business.
Call this a side project. You know, like a hobby.

Cavaliers' coach was victim of a mutiny

Cavaliers' coach was victim of a mutiny

Add LeBron James’ name to the list of coach killers, alongside Magic Johnson, Dwight Howard, Penny Hardaway and Lieutenant Fletcher Christian.

Monmouth-Iona rivalry goes from verbal to physical

Monmouth-Iona rivalry goes from verbal to physical

It’s all fun and games until somebody slaps somebody in the nose, MMA-style.

Jaques has young Saints believing

LOUDONVILLE

Jaques has young Saints believing

The kids are alright.

Schenectady's Hickey doesn't just talk fitness, he lives it

Schenectady's Hickey doesn't just talk fitness, he lives it

If you get old enough and are still trying to stay athletically active, it can seem like you’re desperately holding all the pieces of yourself together with Ace bandages and duct tape.

UAlbany forward Richards: a star who gets the point

ALBANY

UAlbany forward Richards: a star who gets the point

It was the perfect basketball milestone moment.

Favre the only lock on NFL Hall of Fame ballot

Favre the only lock on NFL Hall of Fame ballot

I stopped betting on the NFL a gazillion years ago.

Quoth the Raven: Baltimore isn't going to Super Bowl

Quoth the Raven: Baltimore isn't going to Super Bowl

In a blunder of colossal proportion, I picked the Baltimore Ravens to win the Super Bowl.
Not someday.
This year.

Bowl games too much of a bad thing

Bowl games too much of a bad thing

If you show up for work tomorrow rocking that same sweater you wore while trying to win an ugly Christmas sweater contest, I’d say you have a strong commitment to that garment.

LOUDONVILLE

Wright’s injury will test the player, Siena

If you’re a basketball player, you’d love to be compared to Kevin Durant.

Jockey Eclipse is a tough call

Jockey Eclipse is a tough call

OK, we’re close to the finish line for all of the annual year-ender stories and lists, but I have one last piece of business before turning the past-performance page on 2015.

From Hooley to Pharoah: sports highlights of 2015

As we careen toward 2016, this weekend seemed like a good time to revisit some of the stuff that belched forth from my keyboard in 2015, if for no other reason than nostalgia.

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