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Exaggerator the 3-1 favorite in 14-horse Travers field

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- "No vacancy" signs are up all over Saratoga Springs, and there's one on the starting gate for Saturday's Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, where a capacity crowd filled all 14 stalls at entry time for ...

DeSorbo fires 39 to propel F-F

FORT JOHNSON -- Adam DeSorbo took medalist honors with a 39 as the Fonda-Fultonville golf team celebrated its return to the Western Athletic Conference with a 204-257 win over Schoharie in a match played Tuesday at Rolling Hills Country Club. Alec ...

Rangers put Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Texas Rangers placed Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers Tuesday, though they hope his surgically rebuilt left knee is healthy enough to allow him to try for a spot with the team next season. Texas activated Hamilt ...
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Brady ready after 'silly accident' with scissors cuts thumb

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady is ready to play after cutting his right thumb with scissors in a "silly accident" before the Patriots' preseason game against the Bears last week. Brady said Tuesday he missed the first two practices this week f ...

Obituaries

William Henry Parker

August 20, 2016 Mr. William Henry Parker, Jr., 92, of Orchard Street, Canajoharie, New York died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at St. Johnsville Rehab & Nursing Center. Born on Dec. 14, 1923 in Eldred, N.Y., he was the son of William H. Parker, ...

Diana M. (Bellen) Swartz

August 19, 2016 Diana M. (Bellen) Swartz, 76, of Fort Plain, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, N.Y., with her loving family by her side. She was born April 20, 1940 at the family homestead in C ...

William Henry Parker

August 20, 2016 Mr. William Henry Parker, Jr., 92, of Orchard Street, Canajoharie, New York died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at St. Johnsville Rehab & Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later d ...

Mr. John Podmajersky

August 17, 2016 Mr. John Podmajersky, 100, of Fultonville, passed away on Wednesday evening, Aug. 17, 2016, peacefully, at Wilkinson Residential and Healthcare Center, Amsterdam. He was born in Little Falls, N.Y. on Aug. 1, 1916, son of the la ...

Entertainment

The news in brief

'American Crime Story' writers focusing on Hurricane Katrina BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- As "The People v. O.J. Simpson" rides the high of its 22 Emmy nominations, the writing team behind season two of the FX anthology series "American Crime Story" is hard at work on scripts for the next installment, which focuses on Hurricane Katrina. "We want the events that brought America together and also that shine a light on the parts of America that maybe we ...

'Ben-Hur' crashes, 'Suicide Squad' stays on top for 3rd week

NEW YORK (AP) -- A big-budget remake of "Ben-Hur" was trampled under a herd of holdovers and new releases at the box office, the latest casualty in a bruising summer for Hollywood. The Paramount Pictures release, which cost about $100 million to make, debuted with just $11.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. That makes it one of the season's more pricy flops, albeit one that never had anything like the ambition of 1959's Charlton Heston epi ...

Around the remote: Chuck Barney's TV picks for Aug. 21-27

By CHUCK BARNEY East Bay Times DON'T MISS: Olympics closing ceremony -- Turn out the flame, the party's over. After bonding with Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky and other golden greats for the past 16 days, it's time to bid farewell to Rio de Janeiro and the summer games. But first comes a festive celebration and final speeches from Maracana Stadium, where the medal ceremony for the men's marathon will also be held. 8 p.m. Sunday, NBC. ...

Television Q&A: Status of Fox News personalities

By RICH HELDENFELS Akron Beacon Journal You have questions. I have some answers. Q: Please tell me if and when they are going to conclude the "Secrets & Lies" from last year. I saw a commercial where there is going to be a new season. Did I miss the end of last year's? A: I don't know if you missed the end, so I'll just recap. Besides, the series, which completed its first season in May 2015, had two endings: the televised one and then a spe ...
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