Steps taken to improve horse safety after 17 deaths at Saratoga

Sports SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) — Additional safety measures are being implemented at Saratoga Race Course after the deaths of 17 horses on the grounds so far this year. The New York state Gaming Commission announced Monday the enhanced measures include more veterinarians at the track during training hours. The agency says the steps are being taken along with the New York Thoroughbred... 4:00pm 08/23/17

Sports calendar — Aug. 23, 2017

Thursday’s Schedule...ProfessionalHarness racing — Vernon Downs, first post 6:45. 4:00pm 08/23/17

Vernon Downs results — Aug. 19, 2017

Vernon Downs Saturday's Results 1ST RACE--Trot 1 Mile. Purse $6,000.4 Jersey Boy (B. Mcneil) $6.60 $2.80 $2.602 Sweet Ashley T (H. Hochstetler) $2.10 $2.103 My Lucky Word (L. Bailey) $3.30Off: 6:47 Time: 1:55.1ALSO STARTED: Ozymandias, Parkhill HortonExacta (4-2) Paid $10.80.2ND RACE--Pace 1 Mile. Purse $7,500.5 Jk Panache (C. Lems) $4.50 $2.20 $2.104 Oh My Joepa (J.... 6:57am 08/21/17

Vernon Downs entries — Aug. 19, 2017

Verrnon Downs Saturday's Entries Post Time 6:45 p.m. 1ST RACE--Trot 1 Mile. Purse $6,000.1 Dw's Revenge (Chris Lems) 9-5 1-1-82 Sweet Ashley T (Homer Hochstetler) 2-1 2-5-33 My Lucky Word (Leon Bailey) 8-1 1-3-34 Jersey Boy (Ben Mcneil) 5-1 6-1-35 Ozymandias (John Macdonald) 10-1 3-1-26 Parkhill Horton (Truman Gale) 6-1 1-2-3 2ND RACE--Pace 1 Mile. Purse $7,500.1 Apollo... 9:00am 08/19/17

Vernon Downs results — Aug. 18, 2017

Vernon Downs Friday's Results 1ST RACE--Pace 1 Mile. Purse $6,500.3 Brinks Job (B. Miller) $3.60 $2.101 Real Rayenbow (C. Connor Jr) $2.10Off: 6:46 Time: 1:54.0ALSO STARTED: Rolling With PowerExacta (3-1) Paid $3.80.Trifecta (3-1-5) No Tickets.2ND RACE--Pace 1 Mile. Purse $6,600.6 Buckys Brat (J. Bartlett) $6.20 $3.80 $2.205 Super Freekeh (J. Whittemore) $12.00 $5.601 Ameriman... 7:24am 08/19/17

Sports agate — Aug. 23, 2017

Sports Agate MCCONNELLSVILLE GOLF CLUB Women’s 18-Hole League Flight 1: Low gross, Diane Kullmann; Low net, Lori Harden Flight 2: Low gross, Shari Longo; Low net, Karen Walker Flight 3: Low gross, Patty Reilly; Low net, Hyung Lim Least putts: Reilly and Longo Closest to pin: Cyndi Potter. 4:00pm 08/23/17

Baseball agate — Aug. 23, 2017

Sports Agate American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 72 53 .576 — New York 67 57 .540 4.5 Tampa Bay 62 65 .488 11 Baltimore 61 65 .484 11.5 Toronto 59 66 .472 13 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 69 55 .556 — Minnesota 65 60 .520 4.5 Kansas City 63 61 .508 6 Detroit 54 70 .435 15 Chicago 48 76 .387 21 West Division W L Pct GB Houston 76 49 .608 — Los Angeles 65 61 .516 11.5 4:00pm 08/23/17

Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team to play in Utica

Sports UTICA — The Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team will return on Saturday, Aug. 26 for a triple-header at Murnane Field. An opening ceremony is scheduled at 1 p.m. The triple-header will feature Team Adirondack Bank, State, County and Local Law Enforcement and Firemen, Veterans from Fort Drum and Oneida County Sheriff Department Team. Tickets are $5 or $2 per ticket with a... 4:00pm 08/22/17

Sports briefs — Aug. 22, 2017

Sports There were hole-in-ones recorded on consecutive days at Rome Country Club on Sunday and Monday on the par 3, 159-yard third hole. On Sunday, RCC member Mike Smith scored an ace while practicing for the New York State Speedgolf Open to be held at RCC on Monday, Aug. 28. Smith will be competing in the nine hole amateur division of the NY Speedgolf Open. On Monday, Daniel Matt... 4:00pm 08/22/17