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Winter Storm Warning
...winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 4 Pm Est Sunday... * What...heavy Snow. Additional Snow Accumulations Of 14 To 19 Inches. Winds Gusting As High As 35 Mph. * Where...in New York, Northern Oneida, Onondaga, Yates, Seneca And Southern Cayuga Counties. * When...until 4 Pm Est Sunday. The Heaviest Snow Is Expected This ...Read More.
Effective: January 19, 2019 at 7:34pmExpires: January 20, 2019 at 4:00pmTarget Area: Northern Oneida; Onondaga; Seneca; Southern Cayuga; Yates

Winter Storm Warning
...winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 4 Pm Est Sunday... * What...heavy Snow. Additional Snow Accumulations Of 13 To 18 Inches. Winds Gusting As High As 40 Mph On Sunday. * Where...in New York, Otsego, Chenango, Cortland, Tompkins, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Madison And Southern Oneida Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: January 19, 2019 at 7:34pmExpires: January 20, 2019 at 4:00pmTarget Area: Chemung; Chenango; Cortland; Madison; Otsego; Schuyler; Southern Oneida; Steuben; Tompkins

Bills Hall of Famer Kelly cancer free
Jan19

Bills Hall of Famer Kelly cancer free

Rich Barnes/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is cancer free once again.
His wife Jill announced the news on Instagram, writing “We finally got the results from Jim’s recent MRI…CLEAN!
 
 

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Scoreboard roundup — 1/18/19
Jan19

Scoreboard roundup — 1/18/19

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONBoston 122, Memphis 116Detroit 98, Miami 93Brooklyn 117, Orlando 115San Antonio 116, Minnesota 113Utah 115, Cleveland 99Portland 128, Ne…

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Watch college athlete find out she’s been awarded a full scholarship and tell her mom
Jan18

Watch college athlete find out she’s been awarded a full scholarship and tell her mom

Matt_Brown/iStock(NEW YORK) — Christmas came a little late for a volleyball player at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

Albany Schaffer, a junior walk-on on the ULM Warhawks volleyball team, thought she was attending a regular team meeting when she got a surprise that will change her life.

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— Albany Schaffer (@albschaffer21) October 2, 2018

Schaffer’s coach Russ Friedland had each player on his team draw a teammate’s name out of a hat and write them an encouraging note. They went around in a circle and read them out loud, saving Schaffer for last.

What Friedland’s team didn’t know was that he had availability for one more full scholarship for the spring, and when Schaffer read her note, it was much more than just words of encouragement.

“You are and have been one of the most hard-working and dedicated players on this team,” the note read. “You are a great teammate and leader in this program. Today, your hard work pays off for the spring semester of 2019.”

Schaffer covered her mouth in shock and fought back tears to get through the last sentence: “You’re going on full athletic scholarship. Congratulations.”

Today, @albschaffer21 was rewarded for the unbelievable work she puts into our team! So proud of the example she sets for us each and every day! #signed #fullride #scholarship⁠ ⁠ @NCAAVolleyball @NCAA @AVCAVolleyball @espn @espnW @SunBelt @ULMWarhawks @ULM_Official pic.twitter.com/XFARrtKYg0

— ULM Volleyball (@ULM_VB) January 15, 2019

What Friedland’s team didn’t know was that he had availability for one more full scholarship for the spring, and when Schaffer read her note, it was much more than just words of encouragement.

“You are and have been one of the most hard-working and dedicated players on this team,” the note read. “You are a great teammate and leader in this program. Today, your hard work pays off for the spring semester of 2019.”

Schaffer covered her mouth in shock and fought back tears to get through the last sentence: “You’re going on full athletic scholarship. Congratulations.”

“I kept clicking on the screen because I thought my phone was frozen,” Schaffer said. “My mom is never quiet, so that was new to me too. She was speechless.”

Schaffer also called her dad who responded, “Oh, Albany! That is so awesome!”

Her teammates yelled in the background of the calls, “Yeah, Albs! You deserve this so much!”

“They were being the greatest teammates ever telling me how happy they were for me,” Schaffer said. “Everyone was coming up and giving me hugs.”

“Albany is one of the hardest working players on and off the court,” Friedland said. “She’s very eager, hungry to learn and isn’t afraid of being challenged. She’s the teammate everyone knows has their back.”

“I was working as a waitress in the offseason and trying to pick up shifts to pay rent. Even little things like books get expensive and a lot of times I’d have to share with someone,” Schaffer said. “With this scholarship, I can really just focus on volleyball and school.”

More than just some of the financial pressure being off, Schaffer said this scholarship is the icing on the cake of a long time dream.

“Ever since I was little it was my dream to play Division 1 volleyball,” Schaffer said. “I feel like I’m exactly where I need to be.”

Congratulations and keep up the great work, Albany!

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Super Bowl performer Gladys Knight speaks out about ‘unfortunate’ controversy, backlash
Jan18

Super Bowl performer Gladys Knight speaks out about ‘unfortunate’ controversy, backlash

Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018/FilmMagic For dcp(NEW YORK) — After weeks of rumors and silence, a couple of this year’s Super Bowl performers are speaking out about their roles in the game and the controversy surrounding both the national anthem and the halftime show.

Maroon 5 has been criticized for accepting the halftime gig in the wake of the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee during the anthem in 2016 to protest social injustice. Since then, the former 49ers QB became a free agent and hasn’t been picked up by any NFL team, which many feel is unfair targeting of him because of his political stance, not his performance.

As a result, Maroon 5 reportedly had a hard time finding guests to join them for the event. After finally signing on, Travis Scott and Big Boi received the same criticism for agreeing to perform at the game.

Meanwhile, it was announced Thursday that Gladys Knight would sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the big game. She spoke to Variety and said it’s unfortunate that the anthem and Kaepernick’s protest have become conflated.

“I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things, and they are police violence and injustice,” Knight wrote in her statement to Variety. “It is unfortunate that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the National Anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone.”

Knight goes on to say, “I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the Anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life … I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country’s Anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII.”

She closed with the hopes that the anthem can unite, not divide next month.

“I pray that this National Anthem will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward and untangle these truths which mean so much to all of us,” she said.

“I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta,” Knight said https://t.co/kfYnJOIVxl

— Variety (@Variety) January 18, 2019

Super Bowl 53 will take place at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium Feb. 3.

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Report: Cody Allen agrees to one-year deal with Angels
Jan18

Report: Cody Allen agrees to one-year deal with Angels

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Angels have reportedly reached a deal with reliever Cody Allen to be their closer next season.Citing league sources, ESPN reports the Angels and the right-handed free agent have agreed on a o…

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Scoreboard roundup — 1/17/19
Jan18

Scoreboard roundup — 1/17/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONWashington 101, NY Knicks 100Charlotte 114, Sacramento 95Philadelphia 120, Indiana 96Toronto 111, Phoenix 109Denver 135, Chicago 105OT L.A. Lakers 138…

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