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Stanton hits 56th homer, Marlins beat Mets

MIAMI (AP) — Home runs before small crowds in the eighth inning of lopsided games between also-rans count, too, which is fortunate for Giancarlo Stanton. Now he needs only five more for 61. Stanton hit his major league-leading 56th homer in the eighth Wednesday to punctuate the Miami Marlins’ 9-2 win over the New York Mets, which completed a three-game sweep. Announced attendance was 16,033, but the actual turnout was perhaps one-third that total. The Marlins are destined to miss the playoffs for the 14th year in a row despite Stanton’s homer show. “It’s fun to watch, no doubt about it,” manager Don Mattingly said. “You’d like it to be happening when you were chasing somebody or leading somebody and it was a pennant-race situation, and the place was starting to fill up with some people where every game matters. “That’s what you’d like. It would be more fun to watch. But that’s a lot of homers.” Only 10 players have hit more homers in a season. Stanton’s total matches the career high of Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. “That’s some good company,” Stanton said. “I’m getting up there with some great company. That’s a good one. He was one of my favorite players.” Stanton drove in three runs, increasing his RBI total to a career-best 120 while trying not to focus on such eye-popping stats. “I’ve get...

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Gregorius tops Jeter HR total, Yankees top Twins for sweep

New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius tosses his bat after hitting a three-run home run as Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro, left, looks on during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (The Associated Press) NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius took away one of Derek Jeter’s titles. Jeter always will be remembered for leading the Yankees to five World Series championships. In his third season as Jeter’s replacement, Sir Didi surpassed his predecessor for the most home runs by a Yankees shortstop in a season. Gregorius sent a three-run drive into the...

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Time for tour to add more sizzle to FedEx Cup finale

In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, Rory McIlroy poses with the trophies after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament and the FedEx Cup at East Lake Golf Club, in Atlanta. (The Associated Press) By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer ATLANTA — Dustin Johnson had a chance to win $10 million while sitting in front of a television. For all the drama the final day of the FedEx Cup can provide, it must have been just as entertaining inside the clubhouse at East Lake last year. Johnson was the No. 1 seed and had squandered his chances to win...

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Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in ‘Raging Bull,’ dies at 95

MIAMI (AP) — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” for which Robert De Niro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95. LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia, according to fiancee Denise Baker. “Rest in Peace, Champ,” De Niro said in a statement. The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting days, compiled an 83-19-4 record with 30 knockouts, in a career that began in 1941 and ended in 1954. LaMotta fought the great Sugar Ray Robinson six times, handing Robinson the first defeat of his career and losing the middleweight title to him in a storied match. In the fight before he lost the title, LaMotta saved the championship in movie-script fashion against Laurent Dauthuille. Trailing badly on all three scorecards, LaMotta knocked out the challenger with 13 seconds left in the fight. LaMotta threw a fight against Billy Fox, which he admitted in testimony before the Kefauver Committee, a U.S. Senate committee investigating organized crime in 1960. “I purposely lost a fight to Billy Fox because they promised me that I would get a shot to fight for the title if I did,” LaMotta said in 1970 interview printed in Peter Heller’s 1973 book “In This Corner: 40 World Champions...

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Liverio, Patrei lift AHS past F-F in OT, 5-4

Amsterdam’s Emma Patrei, left, dribbles down the field as Fonda-Fultonville’s Stella Williams, right, defends during a girls soccer game Wednesday at Lynch Literacy Academy. (Adam Shinder/Recorder staff) By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Lucia Liverio and Emma Patrei have been playing soccer together long enough to have an instinctual knowledge as to where the other will be on the field at all times. That chemistry has paid major dividends for the Amsterdam High School girls team plenty of times in the past several years, and it paid off in a big way Wednesday night. In a back-and-forth contest with Fonda-Fultonville, Liverio...

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The enduring legacy of Amsterdam’s original Rugged Rams

The starting defense from the 1967 Amsterdam High School football team, the unit that first earned the nickname of “The Rugged Rams.” Defensive line: Right end Alan Casline, right tackle David Chriss,middle guard/nose tackle Bob Hoefs, left tackle Jerry Fryc, left end Chuck Wert. Middle linebackers: Cliff Schwenke and Rick Riccio. Corner linebackers: David Bonnano and Gary Kowalski. Defensive backs: Gary Cudmore and Mark Dziewierz. The 1967 team will be inducted into the Greater Amsterdam School District Hall of Fame this Friday. (Photo courtesy Bob Hoefs) By BOB HOEFS For The Recorder It will be 50 years ago this...

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Jackson gets offer from ’Cuse

Amsterdam’s Andre Jackson, pictured shooting a free throw for Albany Academy, announced Monday via Twitter that he has received a scholarship offer from Syracuse University. (Photo submitted)   Staff Report Amsterdam native and current Albany Academy sophomore basketball player Andre Jackson has received a scholarship offer to Syracuse University. Jackson, one of the most sought-after prospects in New York for the class of 2020, posted on Twitter Tuesday evening that he was, “Excited to announce that I have received my second offer to Syracuse University.” Jackson’s first Division I scholarship was offered in July by the University of Massachusetts....

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Canajoharie girls cruise to 5-0 win over B-K-W

CANAJOHARIE — Sydney Weingart and Abby Smith scored two goals each to lead the Canajoharie girls soccer team in a 5-0 win over Berne-Knox-Wetserlo in Western Athletic Conference action Wednesday. Smith added an assist, Taya Yacobucci had a goal and an assist both Allison Lamb and Meghan Dingman had helpers for the Cougars, who did not face a shot on goal en route to the shutout. Liz Lendrum made 13 saves for B-K-W. Galway 3, OESJ 0 Callia Boudreau, Sarah Ernst and Leah Vanderhorst scored to lead Galway to the win. Izzy Mancini and Maya Vanderhorst had assists for Galway, which got a combined shutout from Grace Montague and Ruth Reichard. Abby Johnson made eight saves for OESJ. Non-league Fort Plain 0, West Canada Valley 0 The Lady Hilltoppers played to a scoreless draw with their opponents from Section III. BOYS SOCCER OESJ 4, Galway 0 Jack Brundage scored two goals and Trent Barker and Colby Cover chipped in with a goal apiece to lead Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to a win over Galway. Zachary Mosher contributed to the win with an assist. Elias Sanchez needed to make just two saves to earn the shutout for OESJ. Mayfield 1, Fort Plain 0 Daniel Leach scored a 15th-minute goal off an assist from John Fancher to send the Panthers to victory. Evan Lehr recorded the shutout for Mayfield without making a save....

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Arevalo scores 4 goals, Rams top Johnstown

Amsterdam’s Jeremy Rosado, right, controls the ball down the right wing as Johnstown’s Tyler Benton (19) tries to chase him down during Tuesday’s game at Lynch Literacy Academy. (Adam Shinder/Recorder staff) By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder For a team that hadn’t won a game heading into Tuesday night, there had been plenty of ups and downs for the Amsterdam High School boys soccer team through the first seven games of its 2017 season. The Rams had some solid performances in spite of the results — case in point, a one-goal loss last week to Foothills Council South Division leader Scotia-Glenville...

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AHS XC swept in opener

Staff Report GLENVILLE — Despite an individual win from Olivia Lazarou in the girls race and a runner-up finish from Trevor Dzikowicz in the boys race, the Amsterdam High School cross country teams were swept by Scotia-Glenville in the season-opening dual meet for the Rams at Indian Meadows Park. The Scotia-Glenville girls pulled out a 24-31 win over Amsterdam, with Delaney Krogh, Laura Meade and Courtney DiCarlo taking up the top three places behind Lazarou. The Amsterdam senior finished the 2.85-mile race in 18 minutes, three seconds to win by more than a minute. Amsterdam also had Lauren Santiago in fifth, Brook Marshall in seventh, Kayla Sondrup in eighth and Skylar Grybos in 10th to round out its scoring fivesome. The Scotia-Glenville boys had seven of the top eight finishers, led by Nate Tabbert in first, to notch a 19-42 win over Amsterdam. The Rams were led by Dzikowicz, who finished 13 seconds behind Tabbert. Daniel Bublak was ninth and Marcos Santiago finished 10th for the Rams. Broadalbin-Perth 24, Johnstown 33 (Boys) Micah Smith, Devin Becker and Wyatt Couperus finished second through fourth to help B-P overcome Johnstown. Johnstown’s Gabe Cole edged out Smith by 0.3 seconds for the individual win. Broadalbin-Perth 26, Johnstown 29 (Girls) B-P had four of the top six finishers, led by Samantha Murphy and Jordyn DeNeuville in second and third, to pull out the...

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