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World Cup Pass For Russia Shows Why FIFA Is A Joke
World Cup Pass For Russia Shows Why FIFA Is A Joke
I completely understand and support the belief that sports and entertainment should stay out of politics. However, when it comes to right and wrong, like killing innocent people in your neighboring country because you feel like it, then I think it's time to make a statement. I like college soccer but I'm not an international professional soccer fan. From the outside, the governing body, FIFA, has always seemed willing to sacrifice integrity for whatever currency is being offered. We have Major League Baseball, why would I take on another dysfunctional greed driven sport to follow?
Former Albany-Colonie Yankee That 'Saved' Jeter Passes Away
Former Albany-Colonie Yankee That 'Saved' Jeter Passes Away
As Yankees legendary shortstop Derek Jeter tells it, in the spring of 1992 Williams stood up for, a then 19-year-old, Jeter against an older veteran infielder that was hazing the newcomer. Jeter said that Williams 'saved' him. That moment cemented a life-long friendship. On Monday, it was Jeter that made the announcement of Gerald Williams passing on Twitter.
Did Another Star Athlete Give New York Fans a 'Thumbing?'
Did Another Star Athlete Give New York Fans a 'Thumbing?'
Last night, the Madison Garden Crowd was giving it to their home team, as New York came out and played a sluggish first half. Boston led by as many as 25 and the boo birds were targeting Knicks star forward Julius Randle. Then, in the 4th quarter, with New York in the midst of an amazing comeback, Randle made that familiar 'thumb down' gesture towards the fans. Uh, oh...What are these athletes thinking? Like, New Yorkers are going to stop when you do that to them? You'll get a finger right back and it won't be the thumb!
Can a New York Congresswoman Tackle an NFL Owner?
Can a New York Congresswoman Tackle an NFL Owner?
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has her sights set on taking down Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder, in pursuit of more information regarding a federal probe into sexual harassment and improper conduct involving Snyder's NFL franchise. Rep. Maloney, a Democrat, who has represented New York's 12th/14th Districts in the U.S. Congress since 1993, is chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee. According to reports, Snyder is now being investigated for possible interference in the feds investigation. Wow!
Local College Campus Organization Receives NBA Grant
Local College Campus Organization Receives NBA Grant
Assists are coming to organizations across the country from the NBA Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization established and initially funded by all 30 NBA teams. According to their website, nbafoundation.nba.com, "the Foundation is focused on driving economic opportunity and empowerment in the Black community." This month the foundation dished out its fourth round of grants. This distribution included 38 grants totaling $11 million dollars. One of those grants ended up at a small college just down the Taconic Parkway from the Capital Region.

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