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Controversial Mayweather will take your money and run

I really don't like Floyd Mayweather. I don't like how he fights, and I certainly don't like how he plays the con game to draw in suckers to buy his pay-per-view fights. Mayweather will climb into the ring against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in L ...
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Lady Rams blank Queensbury

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder At the tail end of a marathon week, pitcher Jessica Gardinier, catcher Callie Lindsay and the rest of the Amsterdam High School softball team hit the groove they've been searching for all spring. Turning in their most ...
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A-Rod ties Mays with 660 HRs; Yankees top Red Sox at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place in major league history with his 660th home run, breaking an eighth-inning tie with a pinch-hit shot that sent the New York Yankees to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. ...

Ocean Course at Kiawah Island to host 2021 PGA Championship

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- The PGA Championship is returning to the Ocean Course in 2021, three decades after the seaside layout made its debut at the 1991 Ryder Cup. This will be the second time Pete Dye's course has hosted golf's final major -- ...

Obituaries

John Carriola

April 29, 2015 Mr. John Carriola, 80, of Amsterdam, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Fam ...

Donald "Roy" Scattergood

April 29, 2015 Donald "Roy" Scattergood, 86, formerly of Orchard Street, Fort Plain died peacefully on April 29, 2015 with his family by his side. He was born on August 2, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA to Darrell and Pauline (Sheridan) Scattergood. ...

Eugene (Gene) I. Jennings

April 24, 2015 Eugene I. Jennings (Gene) passed peacefully into his life with Jesus on April 24 at his home in Overland Park, Kan. Gene enlisted in the United States Navy in 1952, serving on the admiral's staff at the Naval Air Station in Pens ...

Marion Jaworski Gray

April 18, 2015 Marion Jaworski Gray, 96, of Vero Beach, Fla., passed away April 18. Born in Amsterdam Nov. 13, 1918, she was the daughter of Stanislaw and Victoria Alibozek. Marion is survived by sons Ronald (Christine) of Sebastian, Fla., a ...

Opinion

Main Street

Strong Stuff Perhaps a discussion of city water is "out" at present, but a couple little happenings have been reported that may be of interest. They learn the ability of us humans to get by on water that fish can't go in. (And if fish don't know ...

Letters to the editor

Capture the historical legacy To the editor: I would like to speak to you regarding the importance of bonding for the "Pedestrian Bridge." Let's not just have a plain bridge made of metal and concrete going across the river, but one that captures ...

Main Street

Road Hogs Are Out The chances are that you've seen in the movies those thrilling pictures of a South African boar hunt. You know, they jab them with spears and that sort of thing. Well, [this story isn't based] in South Africa. It [is] much nearer -- Tribes Hill, if you ar ...

Letters to the editor

Teachers: Stay the course To the editor: Testing and teaching are not the same thing. Much has been said and written lately about testing and its impact on student learning. As a teacher, high school principal and superintendent of schools for ...

Entertainment

Hulu gets exclusive rights to 'Seinfeld' on demand

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hulu is giving its viewers nothing to watch, in a big way. The online network has landed exclusive subscription on-demand rights to "Seinfeld." All nine seasons of the hit sitcom said to be "about nothing" will be streaming on Hulu starting in June, the network announced Wednesday at a presentation for advertisers. The episodes, currently airing on TV in a slightly trimmed form, will be restored to their original NBC running time for H ...

Bruce Jenner lifts '20/20' to week's most-watched program

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Bruce Jenner's much-awaited interview on "20/20" lifted the ABC newsmagazine to the week's top spot last week. The two-hour broadcast, hosted by Diane Sawyer, centered on Jenner's acknowledgment that he's transitioning into a woman. It was seen by 17.1 million viewers. But not far beyond this "big event" program was CBS' "The Big Bang Theory," a long-dependable hit that drew 14.6 million to take ...

Questions and answers about movies this summer

By MOIRA MACDONALD The Seattle Times Will the new 'Avengers' movie be as big as the last one? "The Avengers" opened May 4, 2012, and ultimately grossed more than $623 million domestically -- a record total for a movie not directed by James Cameron. ("Avatar" and "Titanic" top the all-time list; "The Avengers" is third.) "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," a title that may not have much meaning for the average non-comic-book-reader (sounds like a deterg ...

The Associated Press Music Reviews

Mana "Cama Incendiada" (Warner Music) It's a given that pop-rock band Mana will sell out shows wherever they go, whether it's the Staples Center (where they set the mark with 11 sell-out concerts) or in their native Mexico. But what hasn't been easy for the band is keeping the energized sound that propelled them to fame with their 1992 breakout album "Donde Jugaran los Ninos?" But after several uneven albums that verged too far into sweetness, Man ...
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