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Russia approves competing as neutrals

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee formally gave its blessing today for the country’s athletes to compete under a neutral flag at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games. Under International Olympic Committee sanctions announced last week in response to Russian doping at the 2014 Sochi ...

Red Storm drop two at home

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SARANAC LAKE — A two-game home stand for the Saranac Lake hockey team didn’t start off the way the Red Storm were hoping when they dropped a 5-2 decision to Fayetteville-Manlius on Friday night at the Civic Center. Saturday’s result also didn’t go the way the hosts would have ...

US men’s relay takes ninth place

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The United States men’s biathlon relay team capped off the World Cup in Hochfilzen, Austria with a ninth-place finish Sunday in the 4x7.5-kilometer race. The squad of Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid), Leif Nordgren (Marine, Minnesota), Tim Burke (Paul Smiths) and Sean Doherty (Center ...

Shamrocks hold off SLP

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FORT COVINGTON — The Salmon River girls hockey team built a lead early and held on to beat Saranac Lake Placid 4-2 on Friday. Lexie Lazore scored twice and Jasmine Pyke scored once as Salmon River took a 3-0 advantage into the third period. Tess Stanton scored SLP’s first goal at ...

’Jacks rekindle rivalry, beat Storm

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TUPPER LAKE — In what can only be described as a high-energy affair, the Tupper Lake boys basketball team held off the visiting Saranac Lake Red Storm in a 49-48 crowd-pleaser. The evenly matched game was the first in perhaps a decade for what used to be a steady rivalry. But with ...

Doherty improves Olympic position

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Sean Doherty scored his first World Cup points of the season Friday with a 22nd-place finish in the men’s 10-kilometer biathlon sprint race at the IBU World Cup event in Hochfilzen, Austria. Doherty went 10-for-10 on the shooting range as he finished 1 minute, 39.2 seconds back of winner ...

Wilmot lifts Bombers in OT

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LAKE PLACID — Competing with a roster of just 15 players, and a lot of youth and inexperience, victories may be few and far between for the Lake Placid hockey team this season. On Friday, the Blue Bombers earned one of those wins, and they picked it up in overtime, topping Guilderland ...

Antoine tops American team in shortened skeleton race

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WINTERBERG, Germany — Matt Antoine was the top American in Friday’s men’s skeleton World Cup in Winterberg, which was shortened to one heat due to heavy snow. Antoine finished seventh, just 0.06 seconds from the top six. “The weather today was less than ideal, but this place is ...

Indian snowshoe racer accepts plea deal, awaits deportation

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SARANAC LAKE — A snowshoe racer visiting from India, accused of inappropriate romantic contact with a 12-year-old girl here, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Wednesday. Tanveer Hussain, 25, of India’s Kashmir region, admitted in court to endangering the welfare of a child. He had been ...

Beavers breeze by Blue Bombers

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KEENE VALLEY — An experienced, well-rounded and quick Keene boys basketball team proved to be way too much for Lake Placid to handle. With three players hitting in double figures and two more dropping in nine points, Keene rolled to a 64-21 victory over Lake Placid in Mountain and ...

Plattsburgh shoots down Lake Placid girls

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LAKE PLACID — The Plattsburgh girls basketball team capitalized on a rash of Lake Placid turnovers Thursday night on the way to a 44-26 victory. Lake Placid struggled in the first half and gave away 17 turnovers as the Hornets went into the locker room with a comfortable 23-9 advantage. ...

Olympic ban in name only

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There’s a toast Russians offer when something looks too good to be true. Roughly translated, it goes: “I’d like to drink honey with your lips.” It’s easy to imagine glasses being clinked at the Kremlin two nights ago, when the International Olympic Committee announced its ...

US team still planning for Olympics

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Members of the Trump administration surprised the U.S. Olympic Committee by suggesting the nation’s participation at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games in South Korea was “an open question,” and the USOC responded by saying it has no plans on pulling out. The confusion began when U.N. ...

Uhlaender paces American skeleton team

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WINTERBERG, Germany — Katie Uhlaender once again led Team USA with an eighth-place finish this morning in Winterberg to kick off the first European World Cup of the 2017-2018 season. Uhlaender was in sixth with a first run of 58.26 seconds, but fell back two spots after a second run of ...

World Cup combined event canceled because of weather

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ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — A World Cup combined event was canceled Friday because of weather, shortly after Mikaela Shiffrin had been fastest in the opening slalom run. Thick fog wiped away Shiffrin’s chances of adding to her overall lead in the standings after organizers first pushed ...

Chen finishes 1st in short program at Grand Prix Final

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NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Nathan Chen finished first in the men’s short program at the Grand Prix Final on Thursday, the last major international competition before the Pyeongchang Olympics. Skating to “Nemesis,” the American opened with a quad lutz, triple toe loop combination and added ...

CVAC recognizes Red Storm players

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake football team had four seniors honored for their efforts this season by the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference. Although the Red Storm struggled to an uncharacteristic 2-7 record, they still played competitive football for the most part, and their four ...

Indian snowshoe racer accepts plea deal, awaits deportation

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SARANAC LAKE — A snowshoe racer visiting from India, accused of inappropriate romantic contact with a 12-year-old girl here, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Wednesday. Tanveer Hussain, 25, of India’s Kashmir region, admitted in court to endangering the welfare of a child. He had been ...

Bobsled tour moves to Europe

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WINTERBERG, Germany — After a weeklong break, the World Cup tour is set to resume in Winterberg this Friday through Sunday for its first European race of the season. Team USA took two of the three women’s bobsled medals during the last World Cup in Whistler, Canada, and Jamie Greubel ...