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American Legion WS #8: North Dakota over North Carolina 4-1

By Jeremy Field In a game with plenty of opportunities for both teams, it was Fargo, N.D., Post 2 which capitalized in a 4-1 victory over Randolph County, N.C., Post 45. The offenses were busy early in this one with constant chances for both teams. It only took three batters for Fargo to make an impact in the top of... Read more →


Philadelphia 76ers in with strong chance to win 2019/20 title

PHILADELPHIA PA--(August 9, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--After their heartbreak of losing 3-4 to Toronto Raptors in last season’s Eastern Conference semi-finals, fans of Philadelphia 76ers can take heart from the fact that the basketball team are looking even better for claiming the NBA title in the 2019/20 season. The 2019/20 NBA season will begin on October 22, and Brett Brown’s team will be... Read more →


In 1925, American Legion Baseball was born of a need to strengthen young people and the nation

By Jeremy Field/THE AMERICAN LEGION The origin of American Legion Baseball is traced to June 17, 1925, when former Army Maj. John L. Griffith, commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, addressed the American Legion Department of South Dakota’s summer convention in Milbank. “There is nothing in our national life which stresses certain qualities that are expressed in our athletics,” said... Read more →


Rocket Mortgage Classic takes over the Detroit Golf Club

By Raymond Rolak TELL US DETROIT Sports Editor There is a historic oak tree to the right side of the tee box on hole number one. It was bent by Native Americans to mark the trail when traveling from Detroit to Saginaw. It is one of the historic elements kept by Donald Ross when he designed the Detroit Golf Club... Read more →


Nick Paciorek Set for the MLB Draft to Take Place in New Jersey

Nick Paciorek Northwestern University relief pitcher By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Sports Evanston, IL-- Having to learn a new position in a team sport is extremely difficult. Learning to switch from catcher to pitcher is extra complicated. Nick Paciorek is making that jump in leaps and bounds as he surely stood out in Big Ten play this spring. Formerly a... Read more →


Minnesota United FC vs. Philadelphia Union Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 14 Minnesota United FC vs. Philadelphia Union Allianz Field — St. Paul June 2 - 4:00 PM ET STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada Minnesota United look to remain unbeaten at Allianz Field when they host a Philadelphia Union that earned just two points from a three game homestand... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Rams South Jersey Champs

UPDATED BROOKLAWN, NJ-- (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 31, 2019)--Gloucester Catholic defeated Trenton Catholic 10-0 in the South Jersey Championship Game today at the Joe Barth Field, Brooklawn, NJ. Today's victory was the team's seventh straight win. Offensively they have been on fire at the plate having scored a total of 85 runs which includes today's result. The Rams Anthony Solometo was on the... Read more →


“Do You Want To Play Some Football Under The Lights?"

University of Detroit Mercy Athletic History DATELINE DETROIT… OCTOBER 5, 1951 By Fred Lauck, Esq. Under the cool, night skies of a crisp October evening in the year of 1951, a bus load of Fightin’ Irishmen from Notre Dame pulled into Briggs Stadium at “The Corner” of Michigan and Trumbull Avenue. Their mission… to do battle with Detroit’s fightin’ Titans... Read more →


USA Basketball and Red Bull Form Groundbreaking Partnership to Grow 3X3 Basketball

-- Red Bull to Host Qualifiers for a Spot on USA Basketball's Men's and Women's 3x3 National Teams - -- Red Bull Becomes the Official Energy Drink of USA Basketball and Cornerstone Partner of 3x3 Basketball -- USA Basketball announced a multiyear partnership with Red Bull North America to grow 3X3 basketball. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 2, 2019) - USA... Read more →


2026 All-Star Game in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – As part of the 250th anniversary of American independence, Governor Wolf joined Major League Baseball (MLB) to announce the Philadelphia Phillies will host the 2026 All-Star Game and related All-Star Week events. “As the birthplace of our country, bringing the MLB All-Star Game back to Philadelphia is the perfect way to celebrate the 250th anniversary of American... Read more →


The Las Vegas Aviators Open Brand New Las Vegas Ballpark

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Sports Summerlin-- There is a new destination to see and enjoy in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Aviators have opened their new stadium. Also, they have jumped off to a great start in the Pacific Coast League and are in first place in their division. In their second home game of the season, and on... Read more →


U.S. SPORTSBOOKS COULD GENERATE $400 MILLION IN LEGAL BETS ON MARCH MADNESS,

gloucestercitynews.net graphics file ACCORDING TO THELINES.COM ANALYSTS Handle in Nevada and New Jersey should top $375 million for NCAA Tournament (ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) —The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament could draw $400 million in legal wagers at online and retail sportsbooks across the country — a total that includes $300 million in Nevada and $75 million in New Jersey,... Read more →


SugarHouse Casino to Host “March Mania” Viewing Parties

Chance to win championship tickets at Philly’s first licensed sportsbook March 14, 2019 02:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time During the NCAA tournament, SugarHouse Casino will host "March Mania" viewing parties. Guests have a chance to win tickets to the championship game, plus airfare and accommodations in Minneapolis. (Photo: Business Wire) PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the first time in Philadelphia, the NCAA men’s... Read more →


Detroit Mercy Freshman Sets Record

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Sports DETROIT-- Freshman Antoine Davis broke Stephen Curry's NCAA single-season record for freshmen 3-pointers, sinking his 123rd triple of the year. It broke the NCAA's freshman 3-point record previously held by Curry. After the game Davis said, “It was a relief, I just wanted to keep going, win the game.” In 2006-2007, Curry attended Davidson... Read more →


Davis on Verge of Breaking Record but Oakland Wins Rivalry Game

By Raymond Rolak | CNB Sports Editor ROCHESTER--(Feb. 24, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)-- It was billed as a “Barn Burner,” the rivalry game between Detroit Mercy and Oakland University. The O’Rena was packed and it was standing room only. The 40-plus member Golden Grizzlies pep band for athletics had the record crowd charged-up and rocking. Before the game, Oakland coach, Greg Kampe crossed... Read more →


Old and New Create “Nationals” History in Detroit

Former champions Hayes Jenkins, Carol Heiss, Nancy Heiss and Wedge Jones find a moment to reminisce about the Detroit Skating Club and Michigan State University. By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Contributor DETROIT-- The skaters refer to the event with one word, “Nationals” and work up to showcasing here with quite reverence and resolve. Co-hosted by the Detroit Skating Club and... Read more →


Electrifying Performance by Freshman

Freshman Antoine Davis and Head Coach Mike Davis of the University of Detroit Mercy Titans speak post game. Photo courtesy of the Rolco Sports & Entertainment Network By Raymond Rolak I CNBNews Sports DETROIT-- It was a very special night in historic Calihan Hall as the University of Detroit Mercy Titans rolled over Wright State University, 79-58. Freshman Antoine Davis... Read more →


North-Philly Danny Garcia vs Granados Set for April

CNBNews graphics file PHILADELPHIA-(CNBNewsnet)(December 17, 2018)--Back in September North Philadelphia’s Danny Garcia found himself standing on the wrong side of the judge's decision. All of them. The unanimous decision loss to Shawn Porter had media outlets questioning Danny Garcia’s next move. Where will he go? Is he at crossroads? Does this put his career on the lee side of the... Read more →


Philadelphia Union Announce Protected List For 2018 MLS Expansion Draft

Union name list of protected players in advance of FC Cincinnati’s selections CHESTER, Pa. (December 10, 2018) – Philadelphia Union today announced their protected list for the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft. Scheduled for Tuesday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Expansion Draft gives FC Cincinnati the opportunity to add five players to their roster, with only a single player... Read more →


MLB Winter Baseball Meetings Continue in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort

Mandalay Bay Resort By Raymond Rolak CNBNews Sports Editor LAS VEGAS (December 11, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- A big question at the 2018 Baseball Winter Meetings being held at the Mandalay Bay Resort is if native son Bryce Harper will be making an appearance with his wife, Kayla. He is expected to be the biggest free agent signing in history. His agent, Scott... Read more →


NIU Squeaks Past Buffalo on National Television

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Sports The Bulls to go to the Dollar General Bowl in Mobile Photo courtesy of Dollar General Bowl. DETROIT— Fabulous Ford Field has become a fond venue for coach Rod Carey and his Northern Illinois Huskies. With 1:09 remaining, NIU struck on a 35-yard touchdown pass to defeat the University Buffalo football team, 30-29, in... Read more →


Oscar Mayer Teams up with Roush Fenway Racing as Primary Partner of No. 6 Ford

at Darlington NASCAR Throwback Weekend Matt Kenseth looks to “Haul Buns” at the “Track Too Tough to Tame” Matt Kenseth's No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford Fusion of Roush Fenway Racing is sponsored by Oscar Mayer for the NASCAR throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, and its scheme is inspired by the Wienermobile. (Photo: Business Wire) CONCORD, N.C. & PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS... Read more →


South Jersey team captures youth national championship in Texas

SJEB Rush came from behind to win the girls U16 national championship on Sunday morning Matthew RalphJul 30, 2018, 4:50pm EDT South Jersey Elite Barons Rush are national champions, after coming from behind to beat Utah club La Roca in overtime of the U16 girls final on Sunday morning in Frisco, Texas. La Roca took an early lead with a... Read more →


Reading United to host 2018 PDL Championship Game

Reading United to host 2018 PDL Championship Game United will face Calgary Foothills FC on Saturday, August 4th at Gurski Stadium READING, PA (July 30, 2018) – The Premier Development League today announced that Reading United A.C. has been selected to host the Premier Development League Championship Game set to take place at Wilson High School’s Gurski Stadium in West... Read more →