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Hankin jumping from jockey to Marines

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Hankin jumping from jockey to Marines

Connor Hankin led Scorpiancer out into the small field in the Oklahoma Annex on Fifth Avenue Monday morning so his horse could nibble on some clover.

Exaggerator favored in 14-horse Travers field

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Exaggerator favored in 14-horse Travers field

Perhaps by the end of the week, tickets for the 147th Travers Stakes will be fully booked.

Union QB Cioffi could be lost for season

SCHENECTADY

Union QB Cioffi could be lost for season

The Union College football team opened training camp with 10 quarterbacks on its roster — but the one new head coach Jeff Behrman may have been counting on could end up missing the season.

Ronan returns to Union hockey as assistant coach

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Ronan returns to Union hockey as assistant coach

As a volunteer assistant coach with the Union men’s hockey team in 2013-14, John Ronan didn’t earn a paycheck, but was rewarded with an NCAA championship ring.

Smith's days with Jets are numbered

Smith's days with Jets are numbered

Coach Todd Bowles and the New York Jets face some interesting quarterback-related decisions before the season, and they have nothing to do with Ryan Fitzpatrick and the starting job.

State agencies coordinate to reduce underage drinking on campuses

State agencies coordinate to reduce underage drinking on campuses

Multiple state agencies are embarking on a coordinated effort to reduce underage drinking on college campuses, in time for the start of the new school year, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

These high school freshmen have come to play -- now

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These high school freshmen have come to play -- now

Some have already made a mark

Doc Gooden, and the fall of my last sports hero

Doc Gooden, and the fall of my last sports hero

Now you just root for his life

Time to shorten the NFL preseason

Time to shorten the NFL preseason

And other observations from around the league

Schenectady football looks to bounce back

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady football looks to bounce back

Schenectady hasn’t been to the Section II tournament since 2012, after making it six consecutive times in a streak highlighted by the program’s only Super Bowl appearance.

Lochte loses Speedo, other deals

Lochte loses Speedo, other deals

Robbery story fallout intensifies

California Chrome's performance distorts big picture

California Chrome's performance distorts big picture

A few of us stragglers hung around the Saratoga Race Course pressbox Saturday night to watch the race from California.

Olympic wrapup: Lochte episode tarnishes U.S. achievements

RIO DE JANEIRO

Olympic wrapup: Lochte episode tarnishes U.S. achievements

As the Rio Olympics wrapped up Sunday, with the final statement a third straight gold medal for the U.S. men’s basketball team, the numbers say it was an almost unprecedented success for Team USA.

Olympics: U.S. gives Coach K a golden retirement present

RIO DE JANEIRO

Olympics: U.S. gives Coach K a golden retirement present

The U.S. basketball team, led by Kevin Durant, was perfect, at least on paper, capping off an 8-0 campaign with a 96-66 thrashing of Serbia in Sunday’s gold medal game at Olympic Park’s Carioca Arena 1.

Saratoga notes: Toner's barn gets a much-needed lift

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Saratoga notes: Toner's barn gets a much-needed lift

The Jimmy Toner barn has been operating under heavy hearts since the opening weekend of the Saratoga Race Course meet.

Stock car racing: Johnson wins Fonda modified point title

Stock car racing: Johnson wins Fonda modified point title

Ronnie Johnson put an exclamation point on his racing season Saturday night, winning the 50-lap Harry Peek Tribute Night feature to come away with his second modified point championship at Fonda Speedway.

Lochte to Matt Lauer: 'It was my immature behavior' that led to controversy over incident

Lochte to Matt Lauer: 'It was my immature behavior' that led to controversy over incident

In an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer that aired in part Saturday evening, swimmer Ryan Lochte attempted to explain his role in falsely portraying a late-night incident involving him and three teammates at a Rio de Janeiro gas station last weekend.

Home game for Whitley

TROY

Home game for Whitley

Something unusual happened Saturday night during the Tri-City ValleyCats game at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy. When the opposing team’s center fielder stepped into the box in the top of the first inning with no men on and two outs, the crowd actually cheered.

Coach K heads to final Olympic game

RIO DE JANEIRO

Coach K heads to final Olympic game

Legacy could come down to gold medal matchup vs. Serbia today

Tourist has great trip, wins Fourstardave

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Tourist has great trip, wins Fourstardave

Not that there wasn't some scary moments

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