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Northville earns top seed in Class D; Amsterdam to compete

Northville’s Hannah Coupas, left, knocks the ball away from Amsterdam’s Emma Patrei (2) during a Sept. 28 game at Lynch Literacy Academy. (Adam Shinder/Recorder staff) By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder The Northville Lady Falcons turned an outstanding regular season into the top seed for the Section II Class D girls soccer playoffs, while the Amsterdam Lady Rams will kick off their Class A tournament today with hopes of getting a third shot at an undefeated powerhouse down the road. Northville was named the No. 1 seed in Class D when the Section II Girls Soccer Committee released playoff seedings Monday,...

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It’s been a tough stretch for Amsterdam football

Amsterdam head coach Doug Edick, left, huddles with his defense, including linebacker Jake Fura (55) and tackle Nathan Lucente (73) during Friday’s game against Schuylerville at Lynch Literacy Academy. (Adam Shinder/Recorder staff)   By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder By all indications, the Amsterdam Rugged Rams had one of their best weeks of practice of the entire season heading into Friday night’s game against Schuylerville. Head coach Doug Edick said that to me Wednesday when I dropped by practice to put together my weekly game preview, and he said so Friday night, even after what he’d just seen go down on...

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Mayfield gets No. 1 seed in ‘C’

Mayfield’s Drew Snyder (7) charges through the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville defense during an Oct. 2 game in St. Johnsville. (Adam Shinder/Recorder staff) By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder A year after their heartbreaking loss in the Section II Class C championship game, the Mayfield Panthers will start the 2017 sectional boys soccer playoffs in ideal position to get back into title contention. Mayfield, the Western Athletic Conference Division I champion during the regular season, earned the top seed in the Class C bracket when postseason pairings were released by the Section II Boys Soccer Committee at Monday’s seeding meeting. The Panthers, who...

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LeBron’s status for opener still unclear

This Sept. 25, 2017 file photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James answering questions during the NBA basketball team media day in Independence, Ohio. James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it’s still not known if he’ll play in Cleveland’s season opener. (The Associated Press)   INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Following Cleveland’s final practice before a season opener against Boston with playoff-level hype, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue still wasn’t sure if LeBron James was playing Tuesday. J.R. Smith knows. “Oh, he’s gonna go,” Smith said of his celebrated teammate. “He’s gonna go, trust me...

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New version of football targets the falling youth participation

In this Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 photo, coach John Galligan, left, directs players during a Rookie Tackle youth football game in Islip, N.Y. USA Football has introduced the pilot program called Rookie Tackle, a scaled down version of football for young players. (The Associated Press) ISLIP (AP) — Nobody is keeping track of the score or exactly how much time is left in the game. Then again, the Colts and Cougars have been playing in the rain for about an hour and a coach still has to remind the official that a fumble is a dead ball. It is...

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McCarthy: Rodgers to have surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The sullen expression that Aaron Rodgers had on his face while being carted back to the locker room at Minnesota proved to be a precursor to the diagnosis that no one on the Green Bay Packers wanted to hear. Coach Mike McCarthy knew pretty quickly that this was one injury that the two-time NFL MVP could not shake off. McCarthy said that Rodgers will have surgery on his broken right collarbone. The rest of Rodgers’ season is in jeopardy. “He’ll be out a minimum, a significant amount of time — potentially the season could be over,” the coach said on Monday. “So, he’ll have surgery here in the near future and after we see how that goes, we’ll focus on getting Aaron healthy. That’s all that really matters right now.” Rodgers landed on his throwing shoulder after being taken down by linebacker Anthony Barr during an incompletion on the second drive for the Packers in the 23-10 loss to the Vikings on Sunday. “We all knew — (quarterback coach Alex Van Pelt) and myself, when we talked to him immediately, I knew he was injured,” McCarthy said. “I think he knew right away.” Backup Brett Hundley is now the starting quarterback. A fifth-round draft pick of the Packers in 2015, Hundley went 18 of 33 for 157 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions...

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Jets insist they’re moving on, won’t cry over overturned TD

New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (88) is tackled by New England Patriots’ Malcolm Butler (21) and Duron Harmon (30) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, in East Rutherford, N.J. After further review the play was ruled a fumble into the end zone. (The Associated Press) NEW YORK (AP) — More than 24 hours later, Josh McCown still didn’t quite understand why the New York Jets had a touchdown — and then, just as suddenly, didn’t. “It’s really the same response as yesterday,” the quarterback said Monday, “I don’t know.” The Jets watched Austin...

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Giants coach McAdoo may have saved his job

By PAT LEONARD New York Daily News DENVER — Sunday night’s first win of the Giants season was more important for Ben McAdoo than it was for the team. The Giants (1-5) can’t rescue this particular season and challenge for a playoff berth after their horrible start with so many key players injured. But it may not be a stretch to say that McAdoo saved his job with the drastic measures he took to put his ego aside and alter his management of both his players and the game coming out of a tumultuous week. The last thing McAdoo ever wanted to do was give up calling the plays for his beloved offense. It was an absolute last resort, the equivalent of punching the glass in case of emergency for the fire extinguisher. The fact that McAdoo did it, in other words, is confirmation of just how far his back had been pushed against the wall with five losses to open the season and player discontent mounting. The obvious question, of course, is whether McAdoo was told to give up the offense by co-owner John Mara, for example, and to concentrate on gaining control of his spiraling team, or whether it was McAdoo’s call alone. “It was my decision,” McAdoo insisted more than once at the podium on Sunday night. Either way, though, the ability of the stubborn McAdoo...

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Syracuse coach Babers ready to get back to work

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, left, congratulates Syracuse coach Dino Babers after an NCAA college football game, Friday, in Syracuse. Syracuse upset Clemson, 27-24. (The Associated Press) By JOHN KEKIS The Associated Press Syracuse coach Dino Babers spoke in low tones. His voice was noticeably hoarse in the aftermath of one memorable night. “I’m just kind of going through the motions,” Babers said Monday at his weekly press conference, back in town after a whirlwind round of recruiting in the New York City metro area. A year ago, in his first season at Syracuse, Babers coached the Orange to an...

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Lady Rams control play, but can’t score in Senior Day loss Gloversville

Amsterdam’s Alyssa Mosher is tripped up as she tries to get past Gloversville’s Kerri Hauser (5) during a Foothills Council girls soccer game Saturday at Lynch Literacy Academy. (Adam Shinder/Recorder staff) By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder As the Amsterdam High School girls soccer team wrapped up its regular season Saturday, the Lady Rams ran into the problem that’s plagued the team for much of the season. The Lady Rams controlled play and did everything coach Jessica Byerwalters wanted outside of the 18-yard box, but lacked the finishing touch to put away a goal once they got close to the opposing...

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