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Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes
CHICAGO

Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.
 
Bellis, 15, pulls off huge upset
NEW YORK

Bellis, 15, pulls off huge upset

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside.
Like many a teen, CiCi has strict rules for Dad in public — even if his 1,208th-ranked daughter is pulling out a back-and-forth, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory Tuesday over 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in the first round at Flushing Meadows.
 
TROY

Football: Veterans Ohnsman key defender for Engineers

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Ballston Spa product Chris Ohnsman is the kind of player who often falls through the cracks when recruited by a Division I football program.
But on a DIII football team like Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the 5-foot-10, 280-pound defensive lineman’s versatility is invaluable.
 

Stanco isn't ready to retire filly

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Princess of Sylmar, a disappointing fifth in the Grade I Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course last Friday, will not be retired, owner Ed Stanco said on Tuesday, and will point to the Sept. 27 Beldame at Belmont Park.
 
Running game won't be a problem for Union
SCHENECTADY

Running game won't be a problem for Union

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Two of Union College’s five captains happen to be running backs who are soft-spoken leaders in the huddle.
But senior fullback Dylan Schuck and senior tailback Darnel Thomas still plan to make plenty of noise with their exploits on the field this year as the Dutchmen try to rebound from an uncharacteristic 3-7 campaign that was plagued by injuries.
 

High school notes: Shen volleyball team faces tough early test

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Coach Lori Kessler believes her Shenendehowa volleyball team has the talent and experience to put together a very special season. Maybe the best the Lady Plainsmen have ever had.
 
Speculator to honor a gentleman boxing champ
SPECULATOR

Speculator to honor a gentleman boxing champ

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
A hundred or so miles southwest of Lake Placid, home to a host of historical sports moments, sits another village that can claim a slice of athletic lore.
 
Sportman having monster of a season
TROY

Sportman having monster of a season

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
J.P. Sportman admits that the grind of the baseball season, between playing in college and at the pro level, is starting to wear him down.
But judging by Sportman’s batting average, the Schenec­tady native and 27th-round selection in June’s Major League Baseball first-year player draft by the Oakland Athletics out of Central Connecticut State seems to be doing just fine.
 
BURNT HILLS

High school notes: BH-BL volleyball team has lofty goals

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
Gary Bynon has a wave of hitters he can call on.
If the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls' volleball coach wants to run a two-setter system, he's got the players to make it work.
His roster also includes a trio of veteran liberos, and he’d be comfortable with any of those defensive specialists on the court.
Bynon has another talented cast for sure, and they're awfully hungry, too. Eleven of the 15 are back from a team that last fall came within one victory of a third consecutive state championship.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga: Alvarado records milestone victory

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
Jockey Junior Alvarado earned his 1,000th career victory in North America, winning the fourth race at Saratoga Race Course on Monday aboard Skerkis.
 
ALBANY

Report confirms NYRA mishandled bettor payouts

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
The then-leadership of the New York Racing Association missed numerous opportunities to realize too much money was being withheld from some wagers in 2010-2011, according to a the state inspector general.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga: Jerkens' duo could tangle again

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
It was awkward, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said.
It was uncomfortable.
It’ll probably happen again.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga notes: Palace Malice out of Woodward

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
Palace Malice will not run in the Grade I Woodward on Saturday.
 
BROOKLYN

Cyclones delay ValleyCats' celebration

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
Michael Conforto had two hits and three RBI, and the Brooklyn Cyclones scored eight runs in the first two innings to rout the Tri-City ValleyCats, 10-1, Sunday in the New York-Penn League.
 
So Lonesome 'turns corner' in Albany
SARATOGA SPRINGS

So Lonesome 'turns corner' in Albany

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
So Lonesome had seven horses trying to make his acquaintance, if only he would have looked behind him.
 
 

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