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Betting strategies and fashion as Saratoga Race Course opens

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Betting strategies and fashion as Saratoga Race Course opens

Anticipation for the 148th opening day at Saratoga Race Course came to a head Friday morning as locals and out-of-towners alike thronged the Spa City to join in the long-standing upstate tradition.

Up and down opening day for Pletcher at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Up and down opening day for Pletcher at Saratoga

Friday started on the sourest of notes for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Good luck trying to figure out horse racing

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Good luck trying to figure out horse racing

Don’t even try to take the mystery out of a horse.

Siblings ready for Ironman Lake Placid

Siblings ready for Ironman Lake Placid

Rebecca Weiderman remembers the moment she crossed the finish line of her first full triathlon.

Piazza, Griffey will draw huge crowd at Hall of Fame

Piazza, Griffey will draw huge crowd at Hall of Fame

Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. had star power as Major League Baseball players.

Big day arrives for Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Big day arrives for Saratoga Race Course

Around Saratoga Springs, everyone seems to have hit on the same metaphor this year.

It's time for the 148th Saratoga season

It's time for the 148th Saratoga season

Like two boxers with distinctly different styles, Todd Pletcher will throw his punches, and Chad Brown will throw his.

Saratoga will do just fine

Saratoga will do just fine

This year, it’s all on Saratoga.

Niskayuna's Treanor living pro lacrosse dream

Niskayuna's Treanor living pro lacrosse dream

Growing up, Kayla Treanor never dreamed about playing professional lacrosse.

North Carolina law costs Charlotte 2017 NBA All-Star Game

North Carolina law costs Charlotte 2017 NBA All-Star Game

The NBA announced late Thursday afternoon that it is moving the 2017 All-Star Weekend out of Charlotte, in reaction to concerns with the North Carolina law known as House Bill 2, or HB2.

Big DIRT Week challenge awaits Oswego

DIRTcar Racing made it official last week when it announced that the 2016 Super DIRT Week will be held at Oswego Speedway in October.

NFL doctor who discounted dangers of head trauma retires

NFL doctor who discounted dangers of head trauma retires

For years, the NFL relied on, and endorsed the medical expertise of, a rheumatologist with no formal training in neurology or brain science who denied a link between head trauma and certain brain diseases.

New book chronicles colorful life of John Morrissey

SARATOGA SPRINGS

New book chronicles colorful life of John Morrissey

There are ghosts at Saratoga Race Course. And they aren’t getting any sleep this week.

Nets' Lin says he's outgrown 'Linsanity'

NEW YORK

Nets' Lin says he's outgrown 'Linsanity'

As a throng of Chinese reporters crowded in front of him, Jeremy Lin briefly cast his eyes toward the distant skyline of Manhattan, the birthplace of Linsanity.

Loss to Cubs exposes flaw in Mets' lineup

CHICAGO

Loss to Cubs exposes flaw in Mets' lineup

For various reasons, the New York Mets’ lineup in Wednesday’s 6-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs looked different.

Racing season brings Pletcher family back to area fishing holes

Last week, I took out some regular visitors to Saratoga Springs during the thoroughbred racing season to the upper Hudson River between Schuylerville and Stillwater, and it was four hours of action.

Mets rally to beat Cubs

CHICAGO

Mets rally to beat Cubs

Pitchers' duel between Arrieta, Syndergaard.

Anthony to use platform to promote social change

LAS VEGAS

Anthony to use platform to promote social change

`I’m calling for all my fellow ATHLETES to step up and take charge ...'

IOC weighing options on Russia

IOC weighing options on Russia

Ruling on track and field ban could affect next step.

Russia may face Olympics ban as doping scheme is confirmed

TORONTO

Russia may face Olympics ban as doping scheme is confirmed

The world’s leading anti-doping officials on Monday called for Russia to be barred from this summer’s Rio Games after a damning report confirmed a Russian whistleblower’s claims of government-ordered cheating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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