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8:04 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Siena Downs Niagara 66-62

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In college basketball, junior guard Evan Hymes sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 38.4 seconds left to help Siena snatch a 66-62 victory over Niagara at Times Union Center.

Rob Poole finished with a team-high 15 points.

The University at Albany women's basketball team faced an eight-point deficit at halftime, but rallied past Stony Brook, 66-51, in an America East Conference game in Stony Brook.

And Manhattan had a 62-55 win over the Siena women’s team.

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Sports
8:30 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Yanks Three Games Out; Nadal Takes U.S. Open

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In baseball, Baltimore doubled up the Yankees 4-2. The Yankees are three games behind the Rays in the wild-card race. Cleveland defeated Kansas City 4-3. The Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians are within 1 ½ games of Tampa Bay for the final AL wild-card berth. Minnesota passed the Angels 6-3. The White Sox beat Detroit 5-1 and Houston took Seattle 6-4.

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Sports
8:20 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Chris Davis Homers And Baltimore Beats Yanks 4-2

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Chris Davis is at it again.

Davis set a franchise record hitting his 31st home run before the All-Star break, helping Baltimore beat the Yankees 4-2 Sunday night for a three-game sweep. The Yankees have now lost five straight games.

Elsewhere on the scoreboard, the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 5-4. Boston won for the fifth time in six games and improved to an American League-best 50-34. Washington crushed the Mets 13-2.

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Sports
9:01 am
Thu May 9, 2013

NASCAR Panel Reduces JGR Penalties

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A three-member NASCAR appeals panel has dramatically reduced most of the penalties levied against Joe Gibbs Racing for an illegal part found in Matt Kenseth's race-winning engine at Kansas.

The panel reduced the points deducted from Kenseth from 50 to 12, and reinstated his bonus points earned for the April 21 victory. The race will count toward the Chase and he moves from 11th in the Sprint Cup standings to fourth.

NASCAR found one of eight connecting rods in Kenseth's engine was 3 grams too light. JGR appealed, saying Toyota was responsible for the engine part.

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Sports
5:44 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500

Danica Patrick
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick has won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race. 

It was the biggest achievement of her four-year NASCAR career.

Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session Sunday and covered the 2½-mile superspeedway in 45.817 seconds, averaging 196.434 mph.

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