Pop Lloyd Stadium Getting $5.6M Transformation Into Multisport Facility In Atlantic City Pop Lloyd Stadium Getting $5.6M Transformation Into Multisport Facility In Atlantic City
Pop Lloyd Stadium Getting $5.6M Transformation Into Multisport Facility In Atlantic City A neglected baseball stadium in Atlantic City is getting major upgrades and will soon be used for many other sports, officials said. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday, June 17 for the $5.6 million renovation to Pop Lloyd Stadium. The project will make the stadium playable for baseball, softball, T-ball, football, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey, as well as other sports and activities. The renovations include adding blue artificial turf, along with new dugouts, locker rooms, bleachers, restrooms, lighting, fencing, and a scoreboard.  "Pop Lloyd Stadium has been in disrepair fo…
Look Who's Coming Back: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn Look Who's Coming Back: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn
Look Who's Coming Back: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley has turned down a jaw-dropping offer from the Los Angeles Lakers and will stay to pursue a third straight national title, according to multiple news reports. Related: UConn's Dan Hurley Could Be LA Lakers' Next Coach The Lakers had dangled a $70 million offer in front of the 51-year-old Hurley, which sent him to Los Angeles last week to meet with team brass, news sources reported. The offer would have made Hurley one of the NBA's highest-paid coaches, said Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN on X.  It would have also allowed him to work with the …
UConn's Dan Hurley Could Be LA Lakers' Next Coach, Report Says UConn's Dan Hurley Could Be LA Lakers' Next Coach, Report Says
UConn's Dan Hurley Could Be LA Lakers' Next Coach, Report Says After two back-to-back NCAA championships, the Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly wooing UConn's Dan Hurley to be their next head coach. Click here for a new, updated story: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn  According to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the franchise is working on a "massive," long-term contract to bring the famous Hurley, age 51, to the Lakers. Wojnarowski reported on Thursday, June 6, that the Lakers' front office had preliminary contact with Hurley and planned to escalate the discussions. Wojnarowski reported that the tea…
MLB Suspends Former Barnegat HS Star Jay Groome For Betting On Baseball Games MLB Suspends Former Barnegat HS Star Jay Groome For Betting On Baseball Games
MLB Suspends Former Barnegat HS Star Jay Groome For Betting On Baseball Games A minor league pitcher from the Jersey Shore was suspended for a year for betting on Major League Baseball games, officials said. Barnegat native Jay Groome was among five players punished under MLB's sports betting rules and policies, the league said in a news release on Tuesday, June 4. Groome made three starts in the 2024 season for the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Groome was accused of placing 32 MLB-related bets while he was a member of the Boston Red Sox organization in 2020 and 2021. He bet 24 times on the final outcome of Red Sox games whi…
Former Pittsburgh Pirate Facing Lifetime Ban For Betting On Games: Report Former Pittsburgh Pirate Facing Lifetime Ban For Betting On Games: Report
Former Pittsburgh Pirate Facing Lifetime Ban For Betting On Games: Report The latest baseball betting scandal has come closer to home for some Pittsburgh Pirates fans after former infielder Tucupita Marcano allegedly bet on games while he was still with the team. Fresh on the heels of Shohei Ohtani's controversy involving a $16 million betting scheme involving his interpreter, the Venezuelan is now facing a lifetime ban for violating baseball's gambling policy, according to a Wall Street Journal report. San Diego Padres infielder Tucupita Marcano is facing a potential lifetime ban for betting on baseball, sources confirmed to ESPN.This news was first repo…
Want To Improve Your Golf Game? Try This New App Want To Improve Your Golf Game? Try This New App
Want To Improve Your Golf Game? Try This New App Local golf enthusiasts have a new tool in their arsenal with the launch of the Pinpoint Golf app, a cutting-edge application designed to help golfers of all skill levels improve. The app promises to bring precision and convenience to golfers, from beginners to seasoned pros. Pinpoint Golf (www.pinpoint.golf) offers a comprehensive suite of features aimed at improving your game. The app centers on strokes gained tracking, an advanced method to measure and improve performance. In addition, the app provides detailed GPS mapping of courses, real-time shot tracking, and other performance analytic…
Want To Improve Your Golf Game? Try This App Developed Here In Westchester Want To Improve Your Golf Game? Try This App Developed Here In Westchester
Want To Improve Your Golf Game? Try This App Developed Here In Westchester Golf enthusiasts in Westchester have a new tool in their arsenal with the launch of the Pinpoint Golf app, a cutting-edge application designed to help golfers of all skill levels improve. Developed locally, this app promises to bring precision and convenience to golfers, from beginners to seasoned pros. Pinpoint Golf (www.pinpoint.golf) offers a comprehensive suite of features aimed at improving your game. The app centers on strokes gained tracking, an advanced method to measure and improve performance. In addition, the app provides detailed GPS mapping of courses, real-time shot tracking, a…
Pinelands Regional HS Football Player Battling Rare Form Of Cancer: Fundraiser Pinelands Regional HS Football Player Battling Rare Form Of Cancer: Fundraiser
Pinelands Regional HS Football Player Battling Rare Form Of Cancer: Fundraiser An Atlantic County high school football player is battling a rare form of pediatric cancer, according to a fundraising campaign. A GoFundMe page was created for a boy named Chris who's a junior at Pinelands Regional High School in Little Egg Harbor Township. Chris plays football for the Pinelands Wildcats and also is a player in the South Jersey Flag Football Association. Chris was recently diagnosed with stage three rhabdomyosarcoma. The childhood disease causes cancerous cells to form in muscle tissue, according to the National Cancer Institute. The GoFundMe page had raise…
'Dinner On Me': Margate's Mayor Apologizes To Jason, Kylie Kelce After Woman Berates Couple 'Dinner On Me': Margate's Mayor Apologizes To Jason, Kylie Kelce After Woman Berates Couple
'Dinner On Me': Margate's Mayor Apologizes To Jason, Kylie Kelce After Woman Berates Couple A Jersey Shore city's mayor apologized to former Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce and his wife Kylie after a video showed a woman yelling at the couple while going to dinner over Memorial Day weekend. The Philadelphia-based "Word to the Wise Podcast" shared a video of the argument on Instagram on Tuesday, May 28. While the eight-second video's caption said the dispute was in Sea Isle City, where the Kelces own a beach home, it reportedly happened outside Steve & Cookie's By the Bay restaurant in Margate. The podcast's post said the unidentified woman approached the Kelce…
Elmwood Park's Liv Morgan Wins WWE Women's Title Elmwood Park's Liv Morgan Wins WWE Women's Title
Elmwood Park's Liv Morgan Wins WWE Women's Title Liv Morgan, a Bergen County native, is on top of the world again. Morgan, whose real name is Gianna Daddio and was raised in Elmwood Park, won the WWE Women's Title on Saturday, May 25 at "King and Queen of the Ring" in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, defeating Becky Lynch. DID THAT JUST HAPPEN?!@YaOnlyLivvOnce beats @BeckyLynchWWE! She is the NEW Women's World Champion 😱#WWEKingAndQueen pic.twitter.com/g7cYjCFvkD — WWE (@WWE) May 25, 2024 This is Morgan's second Women's Title reign, having previously won the title in 2022.  She defeated Lynch in a steel cage match to retain the title on "…
Ridgewood's Scottie Scheffler Shoots -5 At PGA Championship After Jail Cell Stretch Ridgewood's Scottie Scheffler Shoots -5 At PGA Championship After Jail Cell Stretch
Ridgewood's Scottie Scheffler Shoots -5 At PGA Championship After Jail Cell Stretch The PGA Championship is halfway over, and so is what may have been the longest, most chaotic day in Scottie Scheffler's career. The Bergen County native shot a -5 in the second round of the PGA Championship in Louisville, KY, hours after being arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer just outside of the Valhalla Golf Club. Scheffler, 27, who had six birdies on the day, sits at -9 halfway through the tournament, two strokes back of the leader. At a press conference following the tournament, the reigning Masters champ said he was still processing the day's events. "I feel like …
Ridgewood's Scottie Scheffler Charged With Assaulting Officer Before PGA Championship Ridgewood's Scottie Scheffler Charged With Assaulting Officer Before PGA Championship
Ridgewood's Scottie Scheffler Charged With Assaulting Officer Before PGA Championship Scottie Scheffler, the No. 1 golfer in the world and a Bergen County native, has been charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer just before the second round of the PGA Championship, court records show. Scheffler, 27, was trying to drive past the scene of a fatal crash scene involving shuttle bus at the Valhalla Golf Club around 5 a.m. Friday, May 17, when he allegedly dragged an officer at the scene, as reported by ESPN. The reigning Masters champion was ultimately arrested and charged with  felony second-degree assault on a police officer, along with lesser charges of third-de…
Who Is Livvy Dunne? Hillsdale Gymnast $1,000 Clue On 'Jeopardy!' Who Is Livvy Dunne? Hillsdale Gymnast $1,000 Clue On 'Jeopardy!'
Who Is Livvy Dunne? Hillsdale Gymnast $1,000 Clue On 'Jeopardy!' Livvy Dunne, the popular gymnast and Bergen County native, has officially hit the big time. Dunne, who was raised in Hillsdale, was a clue on the Wednesday, May 15 episode of "Jeopardy!" The $1,000 "answer" was: This LSU gymnast claims the title of most followed NCAA athlete on social media. Will Stewart, a political organizer from Nashville, buzzed in and guessed: Who is Livvy? Host Ken Jennibgs asked him to be more specific and he correctly answered, "Who is Livvy Dunne?" Last fall, Dunne was on the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, which highlights the money college ath…
'Selfless' Hazlet Youth Football Coach Diagnosed With ALS: Campaign 'Selfless' Hazlet Youth Football Coach Diagnosed With ALS: Campaign
'Selfless' Hazlet Youth Football Coach Diagnosed With ALS: Campaign A Monmouth County township is rallying to support a youth football coach who has been diagnosed with ALS, according to a fundraising campaign. A GoFundMe page was created for Scott Goldsberry to help him in his battle against the neurological disorder. He has been a commissioner and head coach of football for the Hazlet Youth Athletic League. More than $4,000 had been raised from at least 18 donations as of Tuesday, May 6. "If you know Scottie, he is the most uplifting person you will ever meet," wrote Kim Williams, the creator of the GoFundMe page. "His humor causes so much laughter that …
Former Rutgers CB Headlines 11 NJ Natives Selected In 2024 NFL Draft Former Rutgers CB Headlines 11 NJ Natives Selected In 2024 NFL Draft
Former Rutgers CB Headlines 11 NJ Natives Selected In 2024 NFL Draft Nearly a dozen football players from the Garden State heard their names called during the 2024 NFL Draft. Eleven players with New Jersey ties were selected in the draft from Thursday, Apr. 25 to Saturday, Apr. 27 in Detroit. The top Jersey draft pick was Max Melton, a Mays Landing native who played cornerback at Rutgers. Melton was taken in the second round with the 43rd overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals. He's the highest-drafted Scarlet Knight since defensive end Kemoko Turay was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 52nd overall pick in 2018. According to his NFL.com draft…
Former NY Giants Player Korey Cunningham, Found Dead In Clifton Home At 28 Former NY Giants Player Korey Cunningham, Found Dead In Clifton Home At 28
Former NY Giants Player Korey Cunningham, Found Dead In Clifton Home At 28 Korey Cunningham, a former NFL player who spent time with the New York Giants, has died at 28 years old. The former offensive lineman, who played 121 snaps in 13 games with Big Blue, died by suicide in his Clifton home on Thursday, April 25 — the first day of the 2024 NFL Draft, local police confirm.  Family members became concerned after not having heard from him for days, so police conducted a welfare check at his Riverwalk Way townhouse shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday, responders said. They found Cunningham's body after forcing their way in. The New England Patriots are…
DMV Native Caleb Williams Picked First Overall In NFL Draft DMV Native Caleb Williams Picked First Overall In NFL Draft
DMV Native Caleb Williams Picked First Overall In NFL Draft The worst-kept secret in sports is out of the bag and DMV-native Caleb Williams is heading to the NFL after being picked with the first overall pick in Thursday's NFL Draft.  Williams, 22, a graduate of Gonzaga College High School - where he was named the Washington, DC Gatorade Football Player of the Year - was the obvious choice, and the Chicago Bears made it official on April 25. After starting as a backup behind Spencer Rattler at Oklahoma, Williams transferred to USC, where he starred under quarterback guru Lincoln Riley - his former coach with the Sooners. The 2022 Heisman Troph…
2024 NFL Draft: Rutgers Star CB Among NJ Prospects Hoping To Reach Their Pro Football Dreams 2024 NFL Draft: Rutgers Star CB Among NJ Prospects Hoping To Reach Their Pro Football Dreams
2024 NFL Draft: Rutgers Star CB Among NJ Prospects Hoping To Reach Their Pro Football Dreams Several football players from the Garden State are hoping to hear their names called in downtown Detroit at the 2024 NFL Draft and reach their dreams of playing pro football. Rutgers cornerback and Mays Landing native Max Melton is looking to be the highest-drafted Scarlet Knight since defensive end Kemoko Turay was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 52nd overall pick in 2018. While 14 Rutgers players worked out during the team's pro day on Thursday, Mar. 28, Melton is the only Scarlet Knight listed on the NFL.com prospects list. According to his NFL.com draft profile, Melton was g…
Jets Trade QB Who Put Florham Park Townhouse On Market: Report Jets Trade QB Who Put Florham Park Townhouse On Market: Report
Jets Trade QB Who Put Florham Park Townhouse On Market: Report Let's hope Zach Wilson can sell that Florham Park townhouse soon. The New York Jets have traded the quarterback, the 2nd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft to the Denver Broncos for a 6th round draft pick, according to NFL.com.  Wilson had put his condo on the market for $950,000 after three uninspiring seasons with Gang Green that saw him fail to live up to expectations and in need of a fresh start. The three-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Florham Park home boasts an island kitchen, a gas fireplace, ceramic tile floors and a media and utility room, according to the listing. The townhouse…
Family Of UAlbany Football Standout, NFL Hopeful Who Died At 25 Sees Flood Of Support Family Of UAlbany Football Standout, NFL Hopeful Who Died At 25 Sees Flood Of Support
Family Of UAlbany Football Standout, NFL Hopeful Who Died At 25 Sees Flood Of Support Support is swelling for the family of a former college football standout in New York following his unexpected death at age 25. Amitral “AJ” Simon, a former defensive lineman for the University at Albany, died Tuesday, April 16, relatives confirmed. A cause of death was not given. Simon announced late last year that he was entering his name in the NFL Draft, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27. Earlier Report: UAlbany Football Star, NFL Draft Hopeful AJ Simon Dies The 6-foot-1, 270-pound Simon, a native of Pennsylvania from Coolbaugh Township in Monroe Co…
Holmdel Golfer Returning To U.S. Women's Open After Reaching Leaderboard While In High School Holmdel Golfer Returning To U.S. Women's Open After Reaching Leaderboard While In High School
Holmdel Golfer Returning To U.S. Women's Open After Reaching Leaderboard While In High School A Monmouth County golfer who was in high school while on the leaderboard of an LPGA major tournament's final round is returning to the event three years later. Megha Ganne qualified for the 2024 U.S. Women's Open after winning a U.S. Golf Association qualifying tournament on Monday, Apr. 15. The Holmdel native finished six under par in the two-round event in El Macero, California. Ganne shared pictures on Instagram of the official invitation to her third LPGA major. "US OPEN BOUND!!" Ganne posted. "[It's] been a while since one of these, grateful for another U.S. Women's Open opp…
UAlbany Football Star AJ Simon Dies At 25, Week Before NFL Draft UAlbany Football Star AJ Simon Dies At 25, Week Before NFL Draft
UAlbany Football Star AJ Simon Dies At 25, Week Before NFL Draft A former college football standout in New York died at age 25, just a week before the NFL Draft. Amitral “AJ” Simon, a defensive lineman for the University at Albany, announced late last year that he was entering his name in the draft. "He was a tremendous young man and even better teammate throughout his time at UAlbany," the UAlbany football program said in a statement announcing his death on Wednesday, April 17. "He will be profoundly missed." Simon's cause of death has not yet been released. The 6-foot-1, 270-pound Simon, a native of Pennsylvania from Coolbaugh Township in Monroe…
Ridgewood's Scottie Scheffler Wins Second Masters Tournament Ridgewood's Scottie Scheffler Wins Second Masters Tournament
Ridgewood's Scottie Scheffler Wins Second Masters Tournament When it comes to golf, it's Scottie Scheffler's world and we're just living it. The Bergen County native won his second Masters Tournament on Sunday, April 14, continuing a dominant run that has seen him win three tournaments since March as he continues to be ranked #1 in the world. Scheffler, 27, got off to a blistering start at Augusta National, scoring a 66 in the first round and entering the final round on a path to victory. He clinched his victory on the last six holes, with three birdies, finishing with a 68. He won his second green jacket by four strokes, taking home $3.6 million in …
Former Baltimore Raven Superstar Terrell Suggs Charged With Assault In Arizona Former Baltimore Raven Superstar Terrell Suggs Charged With Assault In Arizona
Former Baltimore Raven Superstar Terrell Suggs Charged With Assault In Arizona Once a fixture in the front seven of the Baltimore Ravens, former linebacker Terrell Suggs found himself in police custody on Tuesday afternoon after an alleged altercation in Arizona, authorities announced. Suggs, 41, was taken into custody on Tuesday, April 9, after reportedly making threats and allegedly brandishing a weapon at a local Starbucks, officials said. The former Ravens great was charged with offenses against a public order and one count of assault following the incident, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. He made an initial court appearance on Wednesd…
Get Free Tickets To See The Reading Fightin Phils Get Free Tickets To See The Reading Fightin Phils
Get Free Tickets To See The Reading Fightin Phils Caernarvon Township officials are giving out free tickets to see the Fighin Phils on Saturday, April 27.  The Phils will take on the New York Yankees' Double-A affiliate, the Somerset Patriots, at 6:45 p.m. Area residents can pick up free tix during normal business hours at the Township building, 3307 Main St. in Morgantown, police say.  Happy Hour will begin at 4:45 p.m. with $1-off beer and a pregame concert from Grammy award-winning guitarist David Cullen, according to the team's website.  A fireworks show is also scheduled. 
Star Donovan Clingan's Dad, An Eversource Worker By Day, Watches UConn Defend National Title Star Donovan Clingan's Dad, An Eversource Worker By Day, Watches UConn Defend National Title
Star Donovan Clingan's Dad, An Eversource Worker By Day, Watches UConn Defend National Title The University of Connecticut's men's basketball team has its second straight NCAA championship, and standout center Donovan Clingan's father, an Eversource supervisor, was there to witness both titles.  The No. 1-seeded Huskies defeated the Purdue Boilermakers in the title game 75-60 on Monday night, April 8 in Glendale, Arizona, winning the program's sixth national title, with all coming since 1999. There to see both impressive wins in person was Eversource electric field operations supervisor Bill Clingan, the father of Hartford County's own 7-foot-2, 280-pound center …
Long Beach Student Who Survived Chimpanzee Attack Dominates In Wrestling Competition Long Beach Student Who Survived Chimpanzee Attack Dominates In Wrestling Competition
Long Beach Student Who Survived Chimpanzee Attack Dominates In Wrestling Competition A Long Island teen who, as a child, narrowly survived a chimpanzee attack in his native Central Africa is now showing his resilience by making a name for himself in high school wrestling. When Dunia Sibomana Rodriguez was only 6, his life was forever changed. Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he traveled into Virunga National Park to play with his brother and cousin one day when the trio was attacked by a chimpanzee. Sibomana Rodriguez’s younger brother and cousin were killed in attack and the 6-year-old suffered severe injuries to his lips and face. In 2015, rangers from …
DMV Hoops Superstars Make It To NCAA Final Four In Phoenix DMV Hoops Superstars Make It To NCAA Final Four In Phoenix
DMV Hoops Superstars Make It To NCAA Final Four In Phoenix When the NCAA Final Four tips off on Saturday night in Phoenix, there may be some faces on the court familiar to basketball fans in the DMV. There will be no shortage of players who hail from Maryland and Virginia during this weekend's showdown, as Purdue, UConn, Alabama, and North Carolina State look to secure their spot in Monday's final.  For the Wolfpack, Fort Washington resident Casey Morsell is looking to help lead NC State to an upset after three years playing at the University of Virginia. He'll be joined by Richmond native Dennis Parker, Jr. a 4-star freshman recruit who playe…
'Good Morning Football' Host Details 'Petrifying' Birth Of Baby At Valley Hospital 'Good Morning Football' Host Details 'Petrifying' Birth Of Baby At Valley Hospital
'Good Morning Football' Host Details 'Petrifying' Birth Of Baby At Valley Hospital It was a harrowing birth ordeal with a happy ending for one of the hosts of "Good Morning Football" at The Valley Hospital. Jamie Erdahl, who hosts the show on NFL Network and is also a sideline reporter for CBS Sports, went into the detail about the birth of her daughter, Nora, at the Ridgewood hospital on Saturday, March 30. During the birth, the umbilical cord became prolapsed around Nora's neck, necessitating an emergency c-section. "To myself who thought everything was fine until it wasn't," Erdahl wrote on Instagram. "To my husband who met my petrified tears with calm and strength de…
Dan Hurley Reflects On Jersey City Lessons, Dad's 'Tough Love' Before NCAA Final Four Dan Hurley Reflects On Jersey City Lessons, Dad's 'Tough Love' Before NCAA Final Four
Dan Hurley Reflects On Jersey City Lessons, Dad's 'Tough Love' Before NCAA Final Four Dan Hurley is never shy when telling people what he learned growing up in Jersey City has helped him reach the top of the college basketball world. The UConn men's head basketball coach has led the Huskies to back-to-back Final Fours for the first time in program history.  UConn's dominant run to Glendale, AZ, was capped off with a second-half avalanche of points in the Huskies' 77-52 win over Illinois in the Elite Eight on Saturday, Mar. 30. And the Hurley family is a basketball dynasty in the Garden State, started by Dan's father Bob Hurley Sr. at the now-closed St. Anthony High Sch…
Deal To Bring Caps, Wizards From DC To Potomac Yard Dead, Officials Say Deal To Bring Caps, Wizards From DC To Potomac Yard Dead, Officials Say
Deal To Bring Caps, Wizards From DC To Potomac Yard Dead, Officials Say The Washington Capitals and Wizards are staying put after all. Following months of negotiations, the City of Alexandria announced on Monday, March 27 that they've cut off talks related to the Potomoac Yard Entertainment District that would have led to the teams heading from DC into Virginia. It has been a source of consternation among sports fans, residents, and politicians for weeks. "We negotiated a framework for this opportunity in good faith and participated in the process in Richmond in a way that preserved our integrity," officials said. "We trusted this process and are disappointed …