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In this Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay , right, greets Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, left, after a preseason NFL football game, in Los Angeles. The Rams and Cowboys meet in a divisional playoff game today. (The Associated Press) LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

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In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady keeps limber on the sideline in the cold weather during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, in Foxborough, Mass. (The Associated Press) FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — His coach downplays it....

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Given the postseason history involving Indianapolis and Kansas City over the years, Andrew Luck and the Colts have every reason to feel confident heading to Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday. The Chiefs have every reason to believe they’re due. Four times the teams have met...

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Staff Report Isaiah Smith scored 28 points and Elijah Smith scored 21 as Gabriel Contractors put on an offensive showcase in a 97-55 win over Lions Club in an Amsterdam Recreation Basketball League boys 7-8th grade game at Bacon School. Joel White added 12 points, Justin Rivera scored nine and Chris...

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Andy DelliVeneri, of Amsterdam, poses with a nice pair of coyotes he called in and took while hunting a farm in the town of Florida last week. (Photo submitted) By JERROD VILA For The Recorder As ice fishing season gets into full swing, here is a list of a good majority of the ice fishing...

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Britain’s Andy Murray reacts during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday. A tearful Murray says the Australian Open could be his last tournament because of a hip injury that has hampered him for almost two years. (The Associated Press)...

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By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer When Serena Williams was at her best, there was never much doubt that she’d be the favorite at pretty much any tournament she entered. While she was off the tour becoming a mom, women’s tennis was as wide open as ever. Could the Australian Open, where play...

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The Recorder – 01/11/2019

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DeSantis appointed mayor of Gloversville

By DUSTEN RADER Recorder Staff GLOVERSVILLE — The city’s Common Council has voted to appoint former Councilman-at-large Vincent DeSantis to the role as mayor, following the resignation Wednesday of Dayton King after pleading guilty to official misconduct, a misdemeanor. King appeared in City...

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Q&A: Enough already! How the government shutdown might end

WASHINGTON (AP) — Somehow, some day, the nasty deadlock between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats that’s shuttered federal agencies for a near-record 20 days will end. The only real questions are when, how and who will be crowned the winner in public opinion polls and ultimately...

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Big run helps Lady Rams close out Dragons, 67-43

Amsterdam’s Kim Lopez, right, drives past Gloversville’s Madde Jones (5) and Kendra Lavery (23) during a girls basketball game Thursday at Amsterdam High School. (Adam Shinder/Recorder staff) By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM — Despite early foul trouble for Gloversville...

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Man who fired on police station sentenced to 195 years

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A gunman sentenced to 195 years in prison for an attack on a police station apologized Thursday to the parents of an undercover narcotics detective who was mistakenly shot and killed by a fellow officer during the ambush. Before a judge sentenced him, Michael Ford said...

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Las Vegas police seeking soccer star’s DNA in rape case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of a Nevada woman’s allegation that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009 and paid her to keep quiet, the soccer star’s lawyer and Las Vegas police said Thursday. Attorney...

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Sheriff: Jayme Closs found alive, suspect in custody

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who went missing in October after her parents were killed has been found alive, authorities said Thursday. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said on its Facebook page that Jayme Closs has been located and that a suspect was taken...

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B-P edges Glens Falls

Staff Report GLENS FALLS — Caroline Iannotti hit three 3-pointers to finish with a team-high 13 points, and Broadalbin-Perth outscored Glens Falls 15-8 in the fourth quarter to come from behind for a 37-34 win in Foothills Council girls basketball play Thursday. The win snapped a five-game losing...

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Mohawks announce 2019 HOF inductees

Staff Report The Amsterdam Baseball Hall of Fame Committee has announced the 2019 inductees into the Amsterdam Baseball/Mohawks Baseball Hall of Fame. The four will be honored at a dinner on Saturday, Feb. 9 at St. Mary’s Institute. More than 350 guests typically attend the dinner and this...

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Trump administration eyes disaster money as way to fund border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall as he weighs signing a national...

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Darnold on Jets’ outlook with Gase: ‘I think we can take this a long way’

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold rises from the turf after being sacked during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) By Manish Mehta New York Daily News Adam Gase’s message to Sam Darnold...

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Ed Kranepool is waiting on a miracle, but Mets great knows all about Amazin’ finishes

By Wallace Matthews New York Daily News NEW YORK — Ed Kranepool has beaten seemingly insurmountable odds before. As a member of the 1969 Miracle Mets, Kranepool completed a seven-year journey that started with a team that lost 120 games in its inaugural season, a record for baseball futility that...

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AP source: Jed Lowrie, Mets agree to $20M, 2-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent infielder Jed Lowie and the New York Mets have agreed to a $20 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement is subject to a successful...

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