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Russell’s No. 6 being retired across NBA

Bill Russell’s No. 6 jersey is being retired across the NBA, a first for the league. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced Thursday that the number worn by the 11-time champion, civil rights activist and person good enough to be enshrined in the Basketball Hall ...

Run in the sun

CASSADAGA — Last Saturday, 52 runners and two dogs took off for the third annual Frickin’ Hot 50K. The name truly represented the day as the temps were in the high 80s with extreme humidity and lots of sun. This race is touted as “no frills” and runners and walkers can make their ...

Golf leagues

WESTFIELD — Gary Arnold and Scott Jagoda shot matching 36s to lead the Post 434 Wednesday Night Men’s League at Pinehurst Golf Club. Jim Deakin, Jon Coe Sr. and Jon Coe Jr. shot matching 30s to lead the net scoring. Deakin and Ryan Lehman were closest to the pin; Collin Mulcahy won the ...

Valledolmo Invite returns to Shorewood

After a nearly 30-year absence the Valledolmo Invitational Golf Classic returned to Shorewood Country Club on Monday. Rich Conti was the overall champion winning the Paul LoPresto Memorial Trophy. Sam Alessi captured the senior title and was awarded the Bob Valvo Memorial Trophy. The Vito ...

‘One of the best’

GERRY — The 77th annual Gerry Fire Department’s PRCA rodeo closed the doors Saturday night on what Tom Atwell, rodeo chairman called “one of the best rodeos in recent years in many ways.” Despite threatening weather in the area on two of the four nights, almost 10,000 fans filed ...

Goodell: NFL appeal ‘right thing to do’

BEREA, Ohio — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he feels the league needed to keep pushing for a year-long suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson because of his “egregious” and “predatory behavior” toward women. Speaking at the owners’ meetings Tuesday in ...