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World Champion Bench Presser From Capital Region [AUDIO]
The Capital Region is home to Bench Press Champion Wesley "Jim" Kipp. The 51-year old Cohoes resident and lifelong Albany-area native showed up to Zappone Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram with Armen and Levack on Monday afternoon.
In his second of three lifts, Kipp successfully bench pressed 457 pou…
U.S. Women Lose Lead Late, Fall to Canada
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title.
Canada trailed 2-0 before Brianne Jenner and Poulin scored in the final 3:26 of regulation, and P…
White Falls Short In Olympics
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — In an Olympic stunner, Shaun White failed in his quest for three straight halfpipe gold medals Tuesday, falling to Switzerland's Iouri Podladtchikov.
In fact, White didn't even win a medal.
Podladtchikov, known as the "I-Pod," landed th…
Jeff Blatnick Passes Away At 55
There are several athletes currently in the midst of their playing careers who have come from the Capital Region: Casper Wells, John Lannan, Dion Lewis and Mark Lyons just to name a few. However, one of the true original "sports ambassadors" to come from the Albany area has left us far too…
Olympic Gold Medal Or NBA Championship?
After Team USA defeated Spain in the Gold Medal game of the London Olympics yesterday, Kobe Bryant said that "there's no greater significance than winning a gold medal for your country." Do you think Kobe is right, or does winning an NBA Championship mean more...
Gardner Is The Biggest Loser
So I'm watching NBC the other night and I see a promo for that show, Biggest Loser.  And then I noticed there was this really fat guy that looked really familiar.
That really fat guy was 2-time Olympic Wrestling medalist Rulon Gardner.  Wow, how the mighty have fallen (d…