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Foothills title games postponed

The lingering effects of Sunday’s snowstorm caused the Greater Amsterdam School District to close Monday and forced the postponement of the Foothills Council boys and girls championship doubleheader between Amsterdam and Glens Falls from Monday until tonight. The games, which were originally scheduled for the Glens Falls Civic Center, will now be played at SUNY Adirondack Community College in Queensbury. The girls game will start at 6:30 p.m., with the boys to follow around 8 p.m. It will be the third consecutive year the Amsterdam and Glens Falls girls will meet for the Foothills title. Glens Falls won in 2015, then Amsterdam claimed the title in 2016. The two teams’ lone meeting this season came Jan. 19 in Amsterdam, with Glens Falls coming away with a 63-56 win in a game where the Lady Rams were missing second-leading scorer Giuliana Pritchard due to illness. The North Division champion Lady Indians enter the game with a 17-2 record and a perfect 13-0 mark in Foothills Council play, while South Division champion Amsterdam is 16-3 overall and went 12-1 in league play. It’s the third matchup of the season between Amsterdam and Glens Falls on the boys side, with the undefeated Indians winning both. Glens Falls scored a 70-67 non-league win Dec. 30 at the Glens Falls Civic Center, getting 37 points from Joseph Girard III to counter a career-high 36...

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Spieth keeps pace with Tiger Woods, at least for now

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth can’t seem to win a tournament without hearing six words that only raise expectations, if not hyperbole. “The youngest player since Tiger Woods.” Comparisons require context, though it’s still good company to keep. The latest example was Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which Spieth happily turned into a most boring finish. He led by six shots going into the final round, made 14 straight pars at one point, closed with a 70 and won by four. Spieth jokingly apologized for not producing any highlights, except for a 30-foot birdie putt that didn’t matter. All he really cared about was winning. It was the ninth PGA Tour victory for the 23-year-old Texan. That made him — wait for it — the youngest player since Woods to win nine times on tour. Woods was 23 years, 5 months when he won his ninth PGA Tour event at the 1999 Memorial. Spieth is a little more than a month behind. Even if Spieth were to win this week at Riviera, he still would be a few weeks older than when Woods captured his 10th tour victory, and catching up to Woods after that would be unlikely. Woods won eight PGA Tour events in 1999, including four straight to close out the year. Numbers alone don’t paint the full picture. Pebble Beach was Spieth’s...

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Mets manager Terry Collins hopes to keep his rotation healthy

By BILL WHITEHEAD Associated Press PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Terry Collins has his projected top five starting pitchers together in spring training for the first time in two years. Now the New York Mets manager hopes they stay healthy. “You see them feeding off one another. They’re sitting there, five lockers next to one another. You keep those guys healthy and run them out there as much as we can and they’re going to get people out and we’re going to win baseball games,” Collins said Monday as pitchers and catchers reported. “If you can get 30 starts (each) out of those five guys, I’ll take my chances.” Likely opening day starter Noah Syndergaard, the only one of the quintet who has avoided surgery, spoke Sunday after arriving, and Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler gave medical updates Monday. Collins and pitching coach Dan Warthen have cut back on their workload early in camp. “When you’re talking about the injuries that occur to pitchers, a lot of has to with the fact that perhaps we throw too much too early. We’re not going to do that this year,” Collins said. “You’ll see tomorrow. There will be no throwing in drills. Dan and I sat down and figured out we can save a hundred throws a day by not having them throw in drills.” Harvey missed...

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Ortiz missing from Red Sox roster for 1st time since ’02

By J. SCOTT BUTHERUS Associated Press FORT MYERS, Fla. — When the Boston Red Sox started to report for spring training Monday, David Ortiz was missing. For the first time since 2002, Big Papi is not on the roster. “It’s going to be different,” second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. “He’s been here every year that I’ve been here. We just have to find a way to overcome his absence and it’s going to have to be a team effort to find a way to do that.” Ortiz retired last October after helping Boston win its first three World Series titles since 1918. He hit 541 home runs in 20 major league seasons and decided he didn’t want to put himself through another season at age 41. Hanley Ramirez took over Ortiz’s locker, the one closes to the exit to the players’ lounge and cafeteria. He also is expected to also take over the majority of Ortiz’s duties as designated hitter, with Mitch Moreland also getting some at-bats. “Nobody is going to replace Ortiz,” Moreland said. Ortiz led the AL with a .620 slugging percentage last year and hit .315 with 87 extra-base hits and 127 RBIs. Moreland, who signed a $5.5 million, one-year deal with Boston after spending the past seven seasons with Texas, had 43 extra-base hits and 60 RBIs last year. Ramirez, in one of his best...

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Giants release Cruz, Jennings in moves to free up cap space

New York Giants’ Victor Cruz (80) tries to get past Philadelphia Eagles’ Nolan Carroll (22) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants said goodbye to Victor Cruz after a seven-year storybook run during which he developed into one of the NFL’s most feared receivers and a fan favorite, helping the franchise to a Super Bowl title before being slowed by injuries. The Giants announced the parting Monday as they released the 30-year-old Cruz and...

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UConn women win 100th straight game

Connecticut’s Napheesa Collier, center, reacts with teammates Connecticut’s Crystal Dangerfield, left, Saniya Chong, and Gabby Williams, right, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Storrs, Conn. UConn won, 66-55. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Add 100 consecutive wins to the UConn Huskies’ long list of milestones. Given the team’s glitzier numbers linked to national championships, 11 titles and counting, it may seem ho-hum with no added significance. Geno Auriemma’s squad already owns the longest winning streak in Division I college basketball history. UConn beat its own...

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No. 8 Louisville outlasts Syracuse in OT

SYRACUSE (AP) — Syracuse made a Herculean comeback, but Louisville had Superman on its side. At least that’s how the two Hall of Fame coaches put it. Seldom-used Ryan McMahon scored all seven of his points in overtime, Anas Mahmoud added five straight in the extra period and No. 8 Louisville held off Syracuse 76-72 on Monday night to hand the Orange their first conference loss at home this season. Louisville (21-5, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored 10 consecutive points in OT and barely hung on at the end. Syracuse trailed by as many as 14 in the first half. “These guys fight,” said Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. “It was an unbelievable effort. A Herculean effort.” McMahon, who averages barely seven minutes per game, hit a 3-pointer to tie the score at 61 in overtime and then put back his own rebound to tie it again at 63. His two foul shots gave Louisville its final margin. “Ryan McMahon put on a Superman outfit and won the game for us,” Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said. “He just called my name. I’m always ready to play,” McMahon explained. John Gillon sent the game to overtime for Syracuse (16-11, 8-6) by hitting a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to go in regulation that tied the score at 58. The Orange took a 63-61 lead on two free throws by ACC leading scorer...

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Nuggets tie NBA mark with 24 3s in 132-110 victory over Warriors

DENVER (AP) — The sellout crowd at the Pepsi Center came to see the sharpshooters, and they did. Only, it wasn’t the Golden State Warriors hitting from long range, but the short-handed Denver Nuggets. “Once we saw a few go in, we just wanted to keep going, see how many we could hit,” Will Barton said after the Nuggets tied an NBA record with 24 3-pointers while shocking the Warriors 132-110 on Monday night. The Nuggets beat the Warriors at their own game, but it wasn’t by design. “We just wanted to get after them, challenge them on offense and defense. It just so happened that we hit a lot of 3s. So, we just kept rolling with it,” Barton said. “But we never come into a game, especially with a team like that and just want to outshoot them from beyond the arc because that’s what they do.” The Warriors couldn’t counter Denver’s dizzying display, sinking just 8 of 32 3-pointers. Even Stephen Curry couldn’t keep up with Denver’s surprise sharpshooters, finishing 1 of 11 from beyond the arc. “I felt confident, every shot I took felt like it was going in,” Curry said. “Just got served a humble slice of cupcake.” The only Denver player who didn’t join the long-range barrage was Nikola Jokic, who was too busy setting career highs with 12 assists and 21 rebounds...

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Vesey’s goal in 3rd lifts Rangers

New York Rangers’ Kevin Hayes, right, scores a goal against Columbus Blue Jackets’ Sergei Bobrovsky, of Russia, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Rangers beat the Blue Jackets 3-2. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Antti Raanta hadn’t made a start in more than six weeks, due an injury and the reliable play of starter Henrik Lundqvist. Raanta had to be on his game Monday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets outshot the New York Rangers. Raanta stopped 30 shots — including some key saves in the...

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The Recorder – 02/13/2017

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