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Kevin Mattison


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Don Williams


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Rugged Recap: Rams look strong in scrimmage

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder With scrimmages Saturday across the state, we moved a step closer to the start of the football regular season, and with that comes the return of the weekly Rugged Recap as I bulldoze through some analysis of what I sa ...
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What's next for American Pharoah after Travers loss?

SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) -- They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks. On the morning after a startling upset at the Travers Stakes, a small gathering of fans visited racing's biggest celebrit ...

Jets' Williams has muscle strain in knee

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Jets -- and their anxious fans -- can exhale. An MRI exam Sunday revealed that rookie defensive lineman Leonard Williams has a muscle strain behind one of his knees, and the team avoided a potentially devastating injur ...

Dixon snatches IndyCar title away from Montoya

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- A heartbreaking week. A jaw-dropping final few laps. A tiebreaking finale. A familiar face hoisting the championship trophy. Scott Dixon captured his fourth IndyCar championship Sunday by winning the season finale t ...


Virginia S. Pottynski

August 30, 2015 Mrs. Virginia S. Pottynski, 85, of Gorski Street, Amsterdam, New York passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at St. Mary's Healthcare. She was born December 12, 1929 in Amsterdam, New York a daughter of Francis and Alice Filipk ...

Sally G. Rogers

August 28, 2015 Sally G. Rogers, 82, of Amsterdam, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 in Amsterdam, NY. Born in Amsterdam on November 5, 1932, the daughter of Angelo and Maude E. Jones Greco. Sally was a 1950 graduate of the former Wil ...

John Colangelo

August 29, 2015 John Colangelo passed away peacefully Saturday with his loving family at his side at the age of 103. Born Nov. 19, 1911 in Montelone, Italy , he was the son of Paul and Celestina Zambri Colangelo. He came to America in 1926 ...

Sandra M. Beyer

August 29, 2015 Sandra M. Beyer, of Truax Road, Amsterdam, passed away Saturday night, August 29, at Wilkinson Nursing Home. Born May 18, 1949, Sandra was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Amsterdam. She attended St. Mary's Elementary Scho ...


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Another MTV VMAs, another controversy for Miley Cyrus

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press Justin Bieber cried, Taylor Swift won most of the awards and Kanye West ranted onstage, but Miley Cyrus still owned the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. The 22-year-old wild child flashed one of her breasts, wore outfits that showed most of her skin and traded words with Nicki Minaj. She closed the Sunday show with a performance of a new song about marijuana. She posed for photos clutching a moon man trophy and ...

Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

By DAISY NGUYEN and JAKE COYLE The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. The prolific writer-director, who died Sunday at age 76, ushered in two distinct eras of suburban slashers, first in the 1980s with his iconic "Nightmare on Elm Street" and its indelible, razor-fingered villain Freddy Krueger. He did it again in the 1990s with the self- ...

Goodyear retiring its blimps and firing up new cigar-shaped craft

By JOHN ROGERS and JAE C. HONG The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring. But don't fret, blimp fans. That big, cigar-shaped thing you've seen floating over sports events all your life will still be there. It will also remain instantly recognizable with its blue-and-gold Goodyear logo emblazoned across the side. It just won't be, well, technically, a blimp. But that's OK, too, because from the ground it won ...

AMC's 'Fear the Walking Dead' sets cable record

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The new "Fear the Walking Dead," which drew the biggest audience for any original series premiere on a cable network, proves that AMC has the flair for spinoffs. An estimated 10.13 million people watched the premiere Sunday night, the Nielsen company said. The well-reviewed series is set in a different location and different time than "The Walking Dead." The previous record-holder for top cable se ...
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