Jim Ellis

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Rizzo homers in his Yankees debut

MIAMI (AP) — Anthony Rizzo went deep in his debut for the New York Yankees, with an impressive drive that ended his new team’s scoring drought. “Putting that jersey with New York across the chest, it’s different,” Rizzo said. “I’m very fortunate to wear the Cubs jersey. This one, obviously, is one of those different jerseys. I felt really good.” A day after the slugging first baseman was acquired in a trade from Chicago, he…
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Fast day at pool, track on Day 7 of Tokyo Olympics

By JOSH DUBOW The Associated Press TOKYO — The Tokyo Games got their first swimming individual world record and a fast start to the track competition on Day 7 of the Olympics. Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds, breaking the mark of 2:19.11 set by Rikke Moller Pedersen of Denmark at the 2013 world championships in Barcelona. The United States claimed the other…
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Belmont Stakes-winner Essential Quality eyes G2 Jim Dandy win

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The top contenders in the 3-year-old division usually sojourn to Saratoga Race Course in August for the Travers. But top-caliber sophomores will be competing at the historic racetrack in July, with Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy attracting a talented six-horse field headlined by Belmont Stakes-winner Essential Quality. The 58th running of the Jim Dandy, contested at 1 1/8 miles, is slated as Race 9 and is one of three graded stakes…
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Bobby Stewart…Upstate New York’s gift to the boxing world

Bobby Stewart…Upstate New York’s gift to the boxing world

By MIKE HAUSER For The Leader-Herald During the first half of the 20th century, Amsterdam New York was known throughout the Northeastern part of the country as a notable hot bed of great amateur and professional boxers. In the early 1970’s, a local boy by the name of Robert “Bobby” Stewart emerged upon the boxing scene and had all of the old-time fight fans in the area being reminded of its boxing glory days, and…
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Luke List goes on a birdie binge for 63 to lead John Deere

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Luke List has a happy and healthy home life with his newborn son, and he felt pretty good about his golf game Friday in the John Deere Classic. List ran off seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch in the middle of his round, his only par on a 12-foot birdie chance on the 15th hole, and posted an 8-under 63. That gave him a one-shot lead over Sebastian Munoz going into…
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Jim Furyk shoots 64 to take 2-shot lead in U.S. Senior Open

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — The combination of wind, heat and humidity made it difficult to go low at the U.S. Senior Open on Friday. Jim Furyk and Greg Kraft found a way. Furyk shot a 6-under 64, the best round in days at Omaha Country Club, to take a two-stroke lead over Stephen Ames. The 2003 U.S. Open champion and 17-time PGA Tour winner rebounded from an opening 72 to…
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