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Byron wins Daytona 500 pole, puts Hendrick up front again

William Byron climbs out of his car after his qualifying run for the Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — William Byron put Hendrick Motorsports in a familiar position: on the pole...

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Baseball is growing black youth participation, but when will it reach majors?

By JANE McMANUS New York Daily News NEW YORK — Baseball doesn’t sit atop the peak of the Mount Vernon sports scene. Ric Wright, the city’s Director of Athletics, never had any illusions. Kids know the names Ben Gordon, Gus Williams and Kevin Jones, and dozens of others who played in college or...

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Clink, clink: Vonn walks away with another medal

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn walked off with her career haul of medals in her right hand, the gold, silver and bronze clinking together almost weighing her down. Or was it the bulging knee braces and metal support rods inside her vast array of broken bones? Whatever it was, the sound was a...

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Local grapplers shine at state qualifier

Staff Report GLENS FALLS — Galway sophomore Joey Scheeren won his second straight Section II Division 2 championship, while Fonda-Johnstown’s Owen Hicks earned a second-place finish in Division 1 as an eighth-grader and Nick Rodecker’s third-place effort led Amsterdam’s four podium finishers...

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Johnson triggers wreck, then wins Clash at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson’s youngest daughter prays every night for Daddy to win a race. When Johnson scuffled through the worst season of his career, he felt the strain of not reaching victory lane. “It was putting some pressure on me,” Johnson said. Johnson called the...

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Mickelson beats everyone but the dark at Pebble Beach

Phil Mickelson follows his approach shot from the fourth fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson put himself on...

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Kenneth C. Canary

Kenneth C. Canary, 92, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Friday morning, February 8, 2019 at Kingsway Community in Schenectady, N.Y., where he and his wife Phyllis had been residents since July. Ken was born on the Route 29 Canary Farm on June 22, 1926, to Clayton and Estella Miller...

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Harper, Machado, Kimbrel and Keuchel on market as camps open

FILE – In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper hits a two-RBI double during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park in Washington. Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel will not be around when the bat...

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Mohawks honor 2019 Hall of Fame inductees

From left, Amsterdam Baseball/Mohawks Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Logan Darnell, Chris Yager and Gary Henderson are pictured together during the Amsterdam Mohawks Hot Stove and Hall of Fame Dinner, Saturday, at St. Mary’s Institute. Also in the class of 2019 was posthumous inductee Robert...

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Fisher scores 21 to carry Siena past Rider 59-57

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Evan Fisher had 21 points as Siena edged past Rider 59-57 on Sunday. Manny Camper made 1 of 2 free throws with 36.8 seconds left to give Siena a 58-57 lead. On its ensuing possession, Rider had one shot block and missed two others. Kadeem Smithen made 1 of 2 free […]

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Georgiev’s 55 saves help Rangers cool off Leafs

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandar Georgiev had a career-high 55 saves to lead the New York Rangers over the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Sunday night. Mika Zibanejad, Jimmy Vesey and Adam McQuaid scored for the Rangers, who finished their five-game homestand at 2-2-1. Kevin Hayes added an empty-netter, and...

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Baseball is fine the way it is! Mostly.

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia receives a visit to the mound from catcher Gary Sanchez and pitching coach Larry Rothschild during a game against the Kansas City Royals on May 18, 2018, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS) By NICK CANEPA San Diego...

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Donald P. Gregoire

Donald P. Gregoire, 87, of Tribes Hill, N.Y., died in his home on February 8, 2019 after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Born February 16, 1931 in Champlain, N.Y., he was the son of Flore Anna Bouchard and Honorius Gregoire, the tenth child of thirteen children. His parents were...

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Possible impeachment could further upend Va. politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state’s second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past racist behavior and allegations of sexual assault roiling its highest levels of office. At...

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Drill Competition

Mark Perfetti/For The Recorder The Amsterdam JROTC Governor’s Cup Drill Meet was held Saturday at Amsterdam High School. Schools at the drill competition included the Amsterdam H. S. Marine Corps Junior Reserve Training Corps (MCJROTC) and the Schenectady H. S. Air Force JROTC, a news release...

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Riverlink Park canopy purchase debated

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Tapping excess code enforcement revenue to purchase a new canopy for the Amsterdam-owned restaurant at Riverlink Park attracted opposition from two city council members. The Amsterdam Common Council last week voted 3-2 to amend the 2018-19 budget, increasing code...

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Montgomery County Emergency Management secures grant funds

By WINNIE BLACKWOOD  Recorder News Staff FONDA — The Montgomery County Emergency Management Department has secured grant funds to help improve its response in times of crisis, and to assist in properly equipping the county for disasters, officials said.  The Montgomery County Legislature...

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Man charged with resisting arrest

STAFF REPORT An Amsterdam man who was wanted on a bench warrant allegedly led police on a foot pursuit and threw packets of heroin before he was apprehended, according to a news release. Amsterdam police said 28-year-old Wilfredo Marrero-Garcia, of 36 Milton Ave., Apt. 1, was charged Friday with...

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Trump-Kim summit to focus on NKorea nuke complex, US rewards

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un first met in Singapore last year, there was pomp, there was circumstance, but there wasn’t much substance. Before they meet again in Vietnam on Feb. 27-28, there’s growing pressure that they forge a deal...

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