Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New York Yankees and Manchester City have teamed up to bring a new professional soccer team to NYC by 2015.
The New York Red Bulls, who call Harrison their home, will not be the only face of professional footy in the metropolitan area for much longer. New York City is planning to kick the ball around in the MLS come the spring of 2015. Major League Soccer Commissioner Dan Garber announced the birth of the newest franchise in the MLS: the New York City Football Club. The new club will be owned by 2012 Barclay’s Premier League champions Manchester City and the 27 time World Series champion New York Yankees. “This opportunity is huge for us and huge for the city. We will work to deliver good, beautiful football to the fans in New York,” said Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano. “We are very happy and honored to have the Yankees as partners.” Yankees…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Raiders lost in the first round of the tournament.
Summit came back from a three run deficit to defeat Nutley 5-4 in the first round of the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 3 Baseball Tournament. The Star-Ledger reported that Nutley held a lead until the bottom of the seventh inning, when Summit rallied for four runs to win the game. Summit's Tanner Fulton had a game winning RBI from a single after David Berardi tied the game with an RBI single in the seventh.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Irvington native signed a 3-year, $6 million contract with the Jets in March.
Jets running back Mike Goodson was sent to a Morris County jail following his arrest on drug and weapons charges in Denville Friday. Goodson, 25, was the passenger in a GMC Yukon stopped in the left center lane of I-80 West when a tow truck came upon them and called 911 early Friday morning, according to multiple reports. The tow truck driver reportedly was concerned about the intoxicated condition in which he found Goodson and the driver of the Yukon. Goodson was transported to Saint Claire’s Hospital in nearby Boonton and eventually charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun, and possession of a hollow-point bullet, according to ESPN. The driver of the…
Former NBA player Chris Herren shares drug battle, recovery with community.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. It was just a little drinking and smoking on the weekends in high school. It was just a little cocaine offered by a friend in college. It was just one little yellow pill during the offseason. Then it was a career down the tubes. Then it was two drug overdoses, one of which was heart-stopping. Then it was a family that turned away because of too much pain. For more than an hour, Chris Herren, a once-heralded high school basketball star, college hoops standout and second round National Basketball Association draft …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Estimated 400,000 people expected in region; team practices to be held in Florham Park and Media Day in Newark
The 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium is expected to have a $550 million economic impact on New Jersey and New York, with an estimated 400,000 people in the region, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. Businesses should start preparing for the flood of visitors now, according to speakers at The Big Game Huddle, an informational and networking event held Wednesday at Raritan Valley Country Club. “Start the celebration now,” said Wayne Hasenbalg, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “You don’t have to wait until the week before the game," he told the dailyrecord.com. That impact will be felt in North and Central Jersey, as one of the competing teams will practice at the Atlantic …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Race organizers thank sponsors and runners
Dear Editor: For the past 15 years, it has been my honor to Chair the Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5k Fun Run. And over those years, I am happy to say that it has continued to grow in size and ambition. This year, we had over 200 runners. The event would never be as successful without the help of all of our sponsors, volunteers, prize contributors, the township offices and of course, the runners. Special thanks this year to all of the Nutley High School students who handed out water to our thirsty runners. Great Job! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Chamber’s Township Beautification Fund. That fund allows us to take care of the town planters and make an annual donation to Nutley’s Earth Day projects. Thanks again to everyone …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Center tells SI.com in first-person account he "didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.”
Former New Jersey Nets center Jason Collins, who played for six seasons with the team including a championship run in the 2002-03 season, revealed he was gay in a soon-to-be published story. Collins said in a first-person account in the May 6 edition of Sports Illustrated posted on SI.com that he “didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.” He tells the magazine, “I still love the game, and I still have something to offer. My coaches and teammates recognize that. At the same time, I want to be genuine and authentic and truthful.” In the story, Collins describes how the first person he came out to was his aunt, a Superior Court judge in San …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Youngsters in Belleville are ready to play ball.
On Saturday, April 20, Belleville baseball, softball and t-ball players gathered at Belleville's Municipal Stadum for the kick-off of the rec league's season.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Boxer dubbed "the Pride of Nutley" will hold court on 1976 bout.
On Thursday, Nutley will get in the ring. Former boxer Rockin' Ron Vassalo, the "Pride of Nutley," will visit the Nutley museum to recount 1976 boxing bout the "Rumble in the Oval." Vassalo topped the boxing card held 37 years ago at a boxing promotion that also included the "Weehawken Wildman" Kevin Smith and the "The Kearny Kid" Irish Johnny Sullivan. Vassalo and the promoter of the event, Paul Denkinger, will relive the night of fights at the Nutley Museum on April 18. The event is free. Light refreshments will be served, and the museum will be open.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Children under 18 can get free cardiac and concussion screenings on May 4 at the Clara Maass Medical Center campus.
Athletes under the age of 18 will be able to get free cardiac and concussion screenings sponsored by Clara Maass Medical Center on May 4 on the CMMC campus at 1 Clara Maass Drive in Belleville. Professional medical staff will conduct a cardiac risk assessment and impact screening for young athletes from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. The screenings will be done at the Cancer Center, located in the Continuing Care Building, which is connected to the Medical Center. Cardiac screenings are available for the first 150 athletes, ages 6 to 18, who register and concussion screenings are available for the first 80 athletes, ages 12 and up, who register through this toll-free number: 1-888-724-7123. “This is a wonderful opportunity for young…