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By Matt Gelb Philadelphia Inquirer Roy Halladay, the ace pitcher who authored a Phillies perfect game and postseason no-hitter and could manipulate a baseball unlike few in his generation, died Tuesday when his small plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. The Pasco County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office confirmed Halladay’s death in a news conference. Authorities said Halla…

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By Evan Halper and William Yardley LOS ANGELES TIMES WASHINGTON – The hotly contested Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects that President Trump brought back to life with the stroke of a pen Tuesday may still never get built – but for Trump, that isn’t necessarily the point. The projects have become among the country’s most potent symbols of the clash be…

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Sun, Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO – West Seneca’s Matt Anderson has his Olympic medal, and he and his United States men’s volleyball teammates made a big comeback to get it.The U.S. beat Russia, the defending Olympic champions, in a titanic five-set battle for the bronze medal on Sunday.The U.S. lost the first two sets but came back to win 23-25 21-25 25-19 25-19 15-13, with an ace in the ti…

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A gunman who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State opened fire in a crowded gay nightclub here early Sunday in a shooting that left 50 dead and another 53 wounded. The gunman, identified as Omar Mateen, had been investigated twice by the FBI for possible connections to terrorism, the bureau said, but no ties could be confirmed. Mateen, 29, a U.S. citizen …

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Wed, Jun 1, 2016

Niagara County Community College’s second loss Tuesday ended its bid for the National Junior College Division III baseball title. The Thunder Wolves (45-7) dropped a 9-1 game to Rowan-Gloucester County of New Jersey on Tuesday at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, N.C. Two Rowan Gloucester pitchers shut down the Thunder Wolves on just four hits in the game. NCCC’s only run came…

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The world’s No. 1 player and the other who was trying to complete the career grand slam could get nothing going in their pursuit of the leaders in Sunday’s final round of the 80th Masters.Rory McIlroy, winner of the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship, started the day 2-over, five shots behind third-round leader Jordan Spieth but within range of a c…

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The Green Bay Packers on Tuesday re-signed running back James Starks.Starks’ two-year deal is worth $6 million, according to reports.Starks, who played for Niagara Falls High School and the University at Buffalo, appeared in all 16 games with a career-high four starts last season and posted a career-best 601 rushing yards on 148 attempts for a 4.1 average with two touchdow…

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It was a big night for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Super Tuesday as both presidential candidates boosted their leads. Meanwhile, Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich kept his hopes alive by winning his home state.On the Democratic side, Clinton won primaries in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Illinois. Her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, struggled to get the boost he…

Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended an impasse with a signed five-year contract on Thursday. The deal is worth $82 million and is fully guaranteed.No player or team options are included in the contract, which appears to be a massive victory for Thompson.Thompson and the Cavaliers had not been able to end a standoff that started on the first day of free agenc…

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EVANSTON, Ill. – After not qualifying for a bowl game last season, the Northwestern Wildcats began to stew about it the second their final game ended last year. Their anger simmered over the winter. It became a bubbling fervor of discontent through the spring and summer and finally boiled over Saturday afternoon, when the unranked Wildcats upset No. 21 Stanford, 16-6, in …

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Patrick Kane’s name wasn’t mentioned specifically, but Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews responded to a question asked on a Winnipeg radio station Thursday about a “situation that has been developing regarding one of your star teammates.”Kane has been accusing of sexually assaulting a woman at his Hamburg home last month. Police in the town of Hamburg and Erie County prose…

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LOUDON, N.H. – The odds in Kyle Busch’s favor made another dramatic surge on Sunday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.In winning for the third time in eight starts since returning from an 11-race injury absence, Busch solidified his chances of qualifying for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with a serendipitous victory in the 5-Hour ENERGY 301 at the Magic Mile.…

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NEW YORK – Even if they don’t make the playoffs, the Buffalo Bills are assured of making history this year.Yahoo announced Wednesday that it had struck an exclusive deal with the National Football League to host the first free live global webcast of a regular-season game, the Oct. 25 matchup between the Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars, which will be played in London and…

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Walmart’s Doug McMillon, a home-grown CEO who got his start as a store employee, has made his most radical change yet at the world’s biggest retailer.He’s raising wages for 500,000 employees – both full-time and part-time. They’ll get at least $9 an hour starting this April, and at least $10 an hour starting next February. Walmart also is responding to labor critics by tel…

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SYRACUSE – Center Rakeem Christmas scored 29 points, including 18 in the second half, to lead Syracuse to a 69-59 win over No. 12 Louisville on Wednesday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at the Carrier Dome.The Orange (17-9, 8-5 ACC) trailed 35-28 at the half but outscored the Cardinals 41-27 in the final 20 minutes, led by Christmas, who rebounded from a subpar,…