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Mohawks make it look easy

ALBANY -- After a two-day break, the Amsterdam Mohawks got right back in the groove Wednesday night, riding two doubles and four runs batted in from Joe Genord and six solid innings on the mound from Cameron Enck to notch a 9-1 win over the Albany Du ...
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Amsterdam Lodge #84 advances to Minors title game

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Amsterdam Lodge #84 struck when the iron was hot early on, and it proved to be enough to carry the team into the Amsterdam Youth Baseball League Minors Division championship game. Lucas Davey's bases-clearing double h ...
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Shorty's moves into Majors final

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder When C.J. Durinick led off the fifth inning with a screaming line drive to centerfield that cleared the fence for a home run, it seemed like it was going to be little more than the icing on the cake for Shorty's as th ...

5 Americans advance on Day 4 at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) -- Five American players picked up victories at Wimbledon on Thursday as the tournament scrambled to get back on schedule after two days of bad weather. With play starting earlier on the outside courts and the rain holding off in the ea ...

Obituaries

John Joseph Lyons

June 28, 2016 John Joseph Lyons, 66, of 605 Henderson Circle, died June 28, 2016, at his home. A native of Galway, N.Y., son of the late Robert and Mary Clarke Lyons, he was a builder contractor, a member of Shriner International, and St. Geor ...

John C. Ludwig

June 27, 2016 Mr. John C. Ludwig, Sr, age 51, of Amsterdam, died unexpectedly on Monday, June 27, 2016, at his home. He was born May 27, 1965, in Albany, the son of Frank and Joan O'Brien Ludwig. John is survived by his wife, Julie M. Strob ...

(Albert) Bruce Wadsworth

June 24, 2016 (Albert) Bruce Wadsworth of Fultonville, died peacefully on Friday, June 24, 2016. Born on Aug. 20, 1932, he was the son of the late Albert (Poppy) Wadsworth and (Mary) Jane Dockstader. He grew up in Fonda, graduating in 1950 from ...

Margaret M. Bollen

June 27, 2016 Mrs. Margaret M. Bollen, 93, formerly of Canal Street, Fort Plain, New York passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, at The Mountain Valley Hospice House, in the company of her loving family. Born on Sept. 17, 1922, in Stone Arabia, N. ...

Entertainment

'Tarzan,' revised New film swings beyond story's troubled past

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES -- Tarzan may be among America's classic fictional characters, but he's not beyond reproach. Like so many well-worn tales, Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan was borne of a vastly different time more than 100 years ago, when narratives rooted in colonialism, white saviors and African stereotypes were the norm. Throughout the decades, Tarzan also became a staple of Hollywood -- there have been 52 authorized fil ...

Spielberg weaves magic out of Dahl's epic 'The BFG'

By KATIE WALSH Tribune News Service It makes sense that the sensibilities of Steven Spielberg and Roald Dahl would someday collide, as they do in Spielberg's adaptation of Dahl's "The BFG." Both artists often tell stories about misunderstood children finding connections with misunderstood, fantastical, alien creatures. They have a knack for drawing out the dark and maudlin aspects of childhood, the loneliness and isolation, as well as the capacity f ...

New on DVD

By RICK BENTLEY The Fresno Bee Women take control in this week's top DVD selections. "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," 2 stars: The film starts with an interesting idea. But the script by Robert Carlock, so loosely based on the book by Kim Barker that the comparisons are easy to miss, drones on to the point of boredom. There are a few attempts to lift up the story with some forced plotlines about job security and how tough it is for war correspondents to k ...

Ranking the top 20 movie franchises

By MARC BERNARDIN Los Angeles Times Russell Crowe is Hollywood royalty. Or at least he used to be. He's got an Oscar under his belt and a string of critically acclaimed hit films -- "L.A. Confidential," "Gladiator" and "A Beautiful Mind" -- on his resume. But does he have the star power to open a movie? Not anymore, judging by his most recent box office. His latest film, "The Nice Guys," opened at No.4, beaten by "The Jungle Book," "Captain Americ ...
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