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 West Orange High School boys team won four of the five matches.
West Orange High School served up Golda Och Academy's fifth loss Monday, winning four out the five matches. West Orange High won in each singles match, according to nj.com. Gabriel Chalom beat Jeremy Freemman, two sets to one; Tyler Christian beat Jonah Buckley, two sets to none and Renee Chalom beat Noah Hessdorf, two sets to none. In the first doubles match, West Orange high's players, Mayer Chalom and Justin Hayes, won over Golda Och players Matt Blum and Jordan Broder, two sets to none. Golda Och took the second match, winning two of the three sets.
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 …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The high school's girls' softball team beat Clifton High on Wednesday 3-2.
A two-run double from Gabby Badurek in the 5th gave the West Orange girls' softball team the one-run lead they needed to beat Clifton High School on Wednesday afternoon. Also in the 5th, Jahnaya Howard hit an RBI single in West Orange, according to NJ.com. The 3-2 win bumps the team's record to 7-18.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The West Orange boys' teams losses in the quarterfinal round of NJSIAA Tournament Tuesday.
In Tuesday afternoon's game in Montclair, the West Orange High School boys' team came up short in the quarterfinal round of the 2013 New Jersey Interscholastic Athelic Association Tournament. The West Orange team lost to Montclair High School, winning no matches, 0-5, according to NJ.com Montclair's record moves up to 15-8, while West Orange adds a third loss to its record, now 17-3.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
President's Cup is set for June 17 in downtown Millburn.
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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 …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The 2013 New Jersey Marathon at the shore took place this past weekend in Long Branch with 38 West Orange residents participating.
More than 11,000 runners participated in this year's New Jersey Marathon in Long Branch this past weekend, where eight West Orange residents ran the marathon and 30 finished the half. Oz Pearlman, 30, of New York, won the marathon on May 5 with a time of 2:28:23. Finishing behind Pearlman was Eddie Valentine, 33, of Arlington, VA, with a time of 2:36:35. In the woman category, Elizabeth Drews, 43, of Warren, finished with a time of 3:00:11. The top finishing local in the marathon, Craig Chapman, 37, finished in the top-15 percent in 350th place with a time of 3:32:09. Even more impressive, 37-year-old Jonathan Wurtele finished the half-marathon in 115th place out of 5,350 participants with a time of 1:34:03. Check out the times of the …
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 …