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“My Golf Journey: A Celebration of PGA Professionals” to air Saturday, May 9

CBS Sports Special Showcases PGA of America National Award Recipients PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (May 7, 2020) – Fourteen PGA Members and one PGA Section—reflecting the best of the PGA of America as innovators, leaders and achievers— will be featured in a nationwide one-hour CBS special, “My Golf Journey: A Celebration of PGA Professionals,” which airs on Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m. ET. Narrated by CBS Sports golf anchor Jim Nantz, the program showcases the PGA Members, along with the South Florida PGA Section, that were honored during the 2019 season. Headlining the list are: PGA Golf Professional of the Year Eric Eshleman, PGA, Director of Golf at the Country Club of Birmingham (Alabama); and PGA Teacher of the Year Kevin Kirk, PGA, Director... Read more →


GCHS Alum Mike Rucci Among Honorees Named to Rowan/Glassboro Hall of Fame

GLASSBORO - Two head coaches and five student-athletes comprise the Class of 2020 for the Shirley O'Day-Joy Solomen Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame as announced by interim director of athletics Dr. John Giannini. The inductees are John Bunting – Football Coach (1988-92); Mary Marino – Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Coach (1987-97; 1988-97 and 1999-07); Moriah Holmstrom – Field Hockey (1997-00); Tiffany Miller – Softball (1994-97); Bob Pfeffer – Baseball (1975-78); Mike Rucci – Baseball (2002-05); and Rob Scott – Men's Basketball (1994-98). The induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, October 25 during Homecoming Weekend, with details and reservation information to come. "Although I am well versed in the storied history of Rowan Athletics, being on the Hall of Fame selection committee... Read more →


A REVOLUNTIONARY ONLINE RESOURCE FOR AMATEUR ATHLETES

REALIZING THE DREAM, THE FUTURE OF D1® LOS ANGELES -- In the competitive world of amateur athletics where a Division One college scholarship is the first step to stardom, The Future of D1® offers a winning game plan for navigating the often intimidating and overwhelming recruitment process. The nation’s preeminent online sports resource dedicated to informing and empowering amateur athletes in their quest to play Division One sports, The Future of D1 recognizes that no two pathways to a college scholarship are alike. The Future of D1 is the brainchild of Askia Taylor, a powerhouse single mother, entrepreneur, and sole advocate for her eldest son, a devoted football player. After years of focusing energies to help make his dream a reality, she created the online... Read more →


COVID-19 forces postponement of 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo threatening over $10 Billion worth of deals

Following the breaking news that IOC member Dick Pound has claimed that a postponement of the Olympic Games has now been all but agreed in light of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak; Conrad Wiacek, Head of Analysis & Consulting at Sportcal, a GlobalData company, offers his view on the postponement of the Olympic Games: "Up to this point both the IOC and Japanese government have insisted the Games will go ahead as scheduled, with a view to preserving over $10bn worth of global media and sponsorship agreements, but at this stage, it looks like we are waiting for official confirmation that the Summer Olympic Games will be postponed for the first time in peacetime, due to the unprecedented nature of the global pandemic crisis. "The... Read more →


ALEX KARRAS FINALLY VOTED INTO PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

By Raymond Rolak Sports Editor NEW YORK-- The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio announced that Lions Defensive Tackle Alex Karras was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 15-person Centennial Slate for the Class of 2020. Alex Karras hosting Saturday Night Live in 1985 with guests Billy Crystal and Tina Turner. This special added class into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was expanded to celebrate the National Football League Centennial. Karras was known as the dominant defensive tackle of his time who utilized a variety of innovative moves and stunts to elude his blocking opponents. Karras played for Detroit from 1958-70 and was named first-team All-Pro three times, earned four Pro Bowl berths and was... Read more →


59 Muhlenberg College Student-Athletes Honored

Fifty-nine Muhlenberg College student-athletes were recognized for their performance in the classroom and on the field with their selection to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for the fall 2019 season. To be named to the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing and carry at least a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average. In addition, seven Mules were named to the Academic All-Centennial team for earning spots on the Academic Honor Roll and the All-CC team in their sport. Following is an alphabetical list of the Muhlenberg students who were honored (pictured above, left to right), with their class year, sport and major(s). An asterisk indicates a Mule senior who made the Academic Honor Roll each of the last... Read more →


Rhea Ripley is the next big thing on the women's division

Gloucestercitynews.net (December 23, 2019)--This year we saw several new changes with the WWE brand structure. We saw the rise of NXT. The black and gold brand which used to be known as WWE's development brand initiated this year's Survivor Series pay-per-view. The rise to glory and stature equivalent to Raw and SmackDown is a result of hard work and determination of the wrestlers drafted to it. And a large share of the black and gold brand's dominance can be attributed to Rhea Ripley. Rhea Ripley (image courtesy of Wikipedia) Demi Bennett a.k.Rhea Ripley is an Australian professional wrestler. She is currently signed to WWE, as part of WWE's NXT UK and NXT brands under the ring name Rhea Ripley. Rhea Ripley is just 23-years old... Read more →


Former Owner of Trailblazers, Inc. Sentenced to 18 Months for Bankruptcy Fraud

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Barry E. Sanders, 64, the former owner and CEO of Trailblazers, Inc., an auto and truck parts supply business formerly located in Lexington, was sentenced today, by Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph M. Hood, to 18 months imprisonment for bankruptcy fraud. Sanders had previously admitted in U.S. District Court that, while Trailblazers, Inc. was in the process of contemplating bankruptcy in the summer of 2013, he transferred $315,000 from the business to his personal banking accounts, using four cashier’s checks. Sanders then knowingly concealed the receipt of those funds, by failing to report the cash transfers on Trailblazers’ corporate bankruptcy filings in August 2013, as required by federal bankruptcy law. Under federal law, Sanders must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence.... Read more →


Minnesota Takes On Auburn New Year’s Day

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Exclusive TAMPA-- The University of Minnesota football team accepted an invitation to compete in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1, 2020. The Gophers, who went 10-2 in the regular and a 7-2 in Big Ten play, will face Auburn (9-3) from the SEC. It will also be the second straight bowl game for the Gophers under head coach P. J. Fleck, as Minnesota played in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit last season and beat Georgia Tech 34-10. This season, Minnesota was ranked No. 18 in the final College Football Playoff rankings, while Auburn was No. 11. It will be the first meeting ever between the Gophers and Tigers. Minnesota will be making their first-ever appearance in the prestigious bowl... Read more →


MAC Championship to be Played at Ford Field

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Sports The 2019 Marathon Mid-American Conference Football Championship will feature Miami versus Central Michigan on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Noon ET. The contest will mark the 23rd annual championship game for the MAC and will mark the 16th neutral site game at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The 2019 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game will showcase the East Division Champion Miami RedHawks against the West Division Champion Central Michigan Chippewas. Central Michigan (8-4, 6-2 MAC) clinched the MAC West Division title with a 49-7 win over Toledo on Nov. 29. Central Michigan will be making its first trip to Detroit since 2009 and the program’s fourth appearance in the Marathon MAC Football Championship Game. The Chips have won three previous... Read more →


Kansas Wins Maui Jim Tourney in Overtime

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Sports LAHAINA (Nov. 30, 2019)---- The Kansas Jayhawks won in overtime against the Dayton Flyers in the Championship game of the 2019 Maui Jim Maui Invitational basketball tournament. It was standing-room-only at the Lahaina Civic Center on Wednesday. The Maui Jim NCAA tourney is the premier Thanksgiving-time college basketball tournament. It is produced by ESPN. Udoka Azubuike of the University of Kansas is hugged by teammate Tristan Enaruna after the Jayhawks beat Dayton in overtime at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational championship game at Lahaina Civic Center. The Flyers led at half-time 37-36, but the Jayhawks broke away in overtime for a 90-84 final. “That was a great basketball game. Two good teams competing against each other and in a... Read more →


Dayton Will Face Kansas for the Maui Jim, Maui Invitational Championship

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)LAHAINA, MAUI (Nov. 27, 2019)---- In the second round game during the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, MSU bested Georgia 93-85. When asked about the team’s conversation last night leading up to the game, Cassius Winston said, “We just focused on a lot, just focused within ourselves. We got all the pieces. We got everything we need to be a really good team. Everyone’s going to bring their best each every night.” State is definitely growing as a team. On the season, the Spartans are now 4-2. Kansas beat BYU 71-56. Kansas head Coach Bill Self said post-game, “Well that was a hard team to guard. And early in the game they had us on our heels the first 10-minutes.” Dayton... Read more →


What Degree Is a Sand Wedge?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 26, 2019)--A sand wedge is one of the clubs you need to get familiar with the game of golf, whether you are an amateur or an aspiring professional. Typically, a sand wedge is used to get golf balls out of sand bunkers; the sole wide design provides sufficient bounce and allows the club to move through the sand without getting stuck. In contemporary golf, it is the heaviest club in a player’s bag, but it comes with one of the shortest shafts. As a beginner, you may be more familiar with the putters and drivers. Nonetheless, the club is responsible for up to 25% of shots made by professional golfers. There are many peculiar things about this club, from the shaft length to the... Read more →


Rams Head Baseball Coach Announces Resignation; Cites Business Promotion for the Decision

UPDATED: Tussey posted the following statement regarding his resignation on his Twitter page; "This is one of the toughest decisions I have had to make, but today (Nov 15, 2019) I have officially stepped down as Head Coach of Gloucester Catholic. having the opportunity to run the top baseball program in the history of New Jersey baseball has been a true honor. I unfortunately am unable to dedicate the time needed to run the program at the level it deserves. To Mr. Murphy, Mr. Beckett and the entire school, thank you for giving me the chance and the guidance to run our program. To my coaches and players, I take a life time of memories that I will forever be thankful for. Over the past... Read more →


Destin scores 33 as Raptors give Pradia first coaching win

GLENSIDE, Penn. (Nov. 10, 2019) – Senior forward Isaac Destin scored a career-high 33 points to spark the Rutgers University-Camden men’s basketball team to an 89-83 victory over Rosemont College in the consolation game of the Arcadia Tip-Off Tournament here Sunday. The win evened the Scarlet Raptors’ record at 1-1 and gave first-year Head Coach Stuart Pradia his first victory at Rutgers-Camden. Entering the game, the Scarlet Raptors had been 1-5 against Rosemont, playing sporadically over the last 10 years. The Raptor win snapped a two-game winning streak by the Ravens and was only their second win over Rosemont in that time, with the first coming on November 19, 2014 by a 92-90 score in Camden. Trailing, 17-10, midway through the first half, the Scarlet... Read more →


Lillian Watson Straub, (GHS Class of 1960) Inducted Into Camden County Sports Hall of Fame

Lillian Watson Straub, formerly of Gloucester City, was inducted into the Camden Lillian Watson Straub with trophy (photo by Doris Cann) County Sports Hall Fame, on October 24, 2019. Starting at Gloucester City High School, (GHS Alumnus Class of 1960) Lillian Watson Straub played field hockey for 43 years. She worked on many committees for field hockey including the committee to divide New Atlantic into two divisions, which led to the creation of the Mid Atlantic Section. She was also instrumental in having women’s hockey added as an Olympic Sport. Read more →


Learn How NFL Betting Works and Ways to Win Big

Gloucestercitynews.net (October 24, 2019)--American football is one of the biggest sports on the planet and is quickly becoming a lucrative betting option for punters around the world. The sport is fast-paced and full adrenaline for fans and each season is capped off with the unique Super Bowl. That event is one of the most betted on sporting occasions of the year, but how can punters understand the different betting markets that are involved with the sport? No sport can claim to have as many betting selections available to punters as the NFL, and sometimes punters can feel overwhelmed when they need to place their wager. However, we will take you through some of the most popular markets and detail precisely what punters need to do... Read more →


Jim Curtin: Philadelphia Union are yet to accomplish anything in 2019

source: MLSsoccer.com Matthew RalphContributor CHESTER, Pa. – A common narrative around the Philadelphia Union this season has been that the club has won matchups in 2019 that likely would have been losses in years past. That narrative’s biggest test arrives on Sunday (3 pm ET | FS1, TSN4, TVAS2) when Philadelphia host the New York Red Bulls in Round One of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. The reward for a third-place finish in the Eastern Conference is a long-awaited second home playoff game in franchise history. Expectations are high and the fanbase is clamoring for a change in fortunes after the Union have lost three U.S. Open Cup finals and never made it past the conference semifinals. “I think our club’s gotten better, I... Read more →


Jagiellonian University Team Verifies New Comet Entering Our Solar System

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 15, 2019)--A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. Comet-'Oumuamua-Illustration For decades, astronomers have speculated that the space between stars may be populated by solar minor bodies -- comets and asteroids. These are thought to have been ejected from their home planetary systems. Studies have also suggested that these bodies may occasionally pass through our Milky Way Solar System and be identified thanks to their strongly open orbits. The discovery of 'Oumuamua two years ago brought the long-awaited confirmation, sparking hopes for subsequent detections. A team of scientists led by astronomers from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland had done their homework well ahead... Read more →


ROAD TO ATLANTA

CNBNewsnet (September 22, 2019)--The first game of the season is officially set to tip off on Tuesday November 5th, but the unofficial opening to the 2019-20 NCAA basketball season comes when teams hit their home court for Midnight Madness. A tradition started in 1971 by the Maryland Terrapins, the first official practice of the season brings a celebration of players, fans and players together in preparation for the road to Atlanta and the 2020 Final Four. Although many brackets will be busted come March Madness and predicting how well teams will fare throughout the season is tough to do with over a month before the first jump ball of the season, experts have already put their thoughts out on who are the top teams to... Read more →


A Preview of Gloucester Catholic & Gloucester High 2019 Gridiron Teams

By Josh Lashley | CNBNews Sports Gloucestercitynews.net--(GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)-- The time of year that everyone from the athletes themselves to fans and coaches not only look forward to but, prepare diligently for has arrived-it’s football season. A pair of local teams, Gloucester City High School and Gloucester Catholic High School have done their due diligence during those tough pre-season practices, workouts and scrimmages. Now it’s time to get the best possible results where it counts the most-on the field. Let’s take a closer look at each squad: Gloucester Catholic (Rams): The Rams are scheduled to begin the regular season with a home game versus Robbinsville on September 14. Rams Coach Casey Murphy Key returning student athletes to the varsity roster include Luke Van Auken (senior,... Read more →


Idaho wins first-ever American Legion World Series

image courtesy of The American Legion By Jeremy Field A record-setting year for Idaho Falls, Idaho Post 56 culminated in a perfect way as the Bandits won the American Legion World Series on Wednesday morning with a 5-3 victory over Fargo, N.D., Post 2. Idaho Falls navigated a difficult path to even make the World Series, winning four straight elimination games in the regional tournament, including an extra-inning affair in the title game. Once in Shelby, N.C., the Bandits swept all three pool play games, won their semifinal on Monday and captured the crown on Wednesday morning in the conclusion of a suspended game from Tuesday night. This is the first American Legion World Series win for a team from the state of Idaho. In... Read more →


Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri undergoes treatment for Pneumonia

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 22, 2019)--Italian and Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has been reported to be receiving treatment for pneumonia. The Italian manager was at the club training ground on Monday having missed out on the club friendly against Triestina for what was reported to be flu. For this topic we talked shortly with Alessandro Brocciolo, expert in the field of football predictions, to get some more inside information. But having been unable to regain his full fitness, the Biaconeris had Sarri undergo further test and was diagnosed with pneumonia with Juve confirming that treatment had begun. Juventus will be visiting Parma on Saturday in their first Serie A game for the season and it is unclear whether the Italian manager will be available for before then. Sarri... Read more →


Differences between AFL and NFL

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 20, 2019)--Football is known for its passion and hard play. The sport demands a lot many things but most importantly physical play matched with strategy. The game rules are simple, you need to kick the ball across the goal of the other party and score, and however, the rules of the Football leagues across the world are different. While America celebrates National Football League, Australia follows a different set of rules for the Australian Football league. This creates a lot of confusion among people who aren't familiar with these Sports and this is why we are decoding the most confusing terms in this post- AFL vs. NFL. NFL: NFL stands for National Football League and is one of the most professional football leagues in... Read more →


Museum Highlights Ron Leflore

By Jacek Adamski Special for CNB DETROIT-- There was confusion about the anniversary date but the Detroit Historical Society hit a giant home run by hosting former Tiger Ron LeFlore and showcasing the ONE IN A MILLION biopic. It was standing room only as the Detroit Historical Museum also presented their special exhibit of the Lindell A.C. An afterglow and reception followed hosted by the Buddies Pizza of Detroit metropolitan fame. It started off with an introduction by Dave Mesrey, who also acknowledged former Tiger Ike Blessitt. Executive Director of the Detroit Historical Society, Elana Rugh introduced the movie, ONE IN A MILLION, starring LeVar Burton. In 1977, Burton was coming off the hugely popular mini-series ROOTS at the time. Also in the audience was... Read more →


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 the first. After a single and an out, Cole Hage hit a bomb to dead center to put Fargo up early. The first two batters for North Carolina reached with singles in the bottom of the frame, setting up a first-and-third situation. A flyball to shallow left field ensued and the runner strayed a bit too off of third on a fake tag up attempt.... 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 desperate to continue their strong run of form. It has been nearly 40 years since the 76ers last won the Championship title all the way back in 1983. But the early indications are that the 76ers are amongst the top five teams tipped to win the NBA this season. At the moment the basketball odds, presented by oddspedia show that the Philadelphia 76ers are just... 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 Griffith, a strong promoter of improved physical fitness among Americans, given the typically poor health of many who had gone on to serve in the Great War. “Intelligent courage, fighting instinct and cooperation are some things which I believe are visibly expressed in our athletic games ... American Legion posts, as a matter of citizenship training, could easily carry on such athletic activities throughout the... 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 in 1916. The extraordinary hospitality extended by the membership of the Detroit Golf Club, which is hosting the Rocket Mortgage Classic this week, is signaling Detroit’s renewed renaissance. Keith Studzinski, the Green Committee Chairman has the course set to 72 for par and 7,330 yards long. This is about average for a PGA event but expect a birdy frenzy by contenders. It will be hot... 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 junior utility catcher at Northwestern University, he is now making his mark as Nick Paciorek a stopper. When Wildcat’s coach Spencer Allen needed a closer this season, he called on his new relief ace. Three of his uncles, John, Tom and Jim made the majors. Nick has both the DNA and pedigree. The transition was smoother because he has a great fastball. According to Chicago-land... 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 when the sides meet Sunday afternoon. The Loons (6-5-3) are looking to bounce back from a 3-0 midweek loss at Atlanta United. Franco Escobar opened the scoring in the first half and Josef Martinez tacked on a late brace to lift the hosts. The Union (7-4-4) squandered a first-half lead and settled for a 1-1 draw against the Colorado Rapids Wednesday night at Talen Energy... 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 mound and his control of the ball was nearly perfect. He looked strong throughout the day. His fastball was hitting 90 mph according to a scout who was clocking him. The Rams, who are the reigning 2-year champions, will defend their state title on Wednesday, June 5 at 7 PM. at DeMeo Field at Veterans Park in Hamilton. They will face St. Mary of Rutherford... 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 on the “Field of Dreams.” The lights at the historic stadium lit up the night sky over downtown Detroit seducing the “birds of a feather” into believing it was time to get up and go hunt worms again. The lights were also on in the old row houses in Detroit’s nearby Irish neighborhood, “Corktown.” Even the kids were up late, hoping to catch glimpse of... 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 Basketball today announced a multiyear partnership with Red Bull® North America to build an elite pathway for men's and women's players who have a goal of competing at the highest levels of 3x3 basketball. The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will feature eight men's and eight women's 3x3 basketball national teams competing for the first time in the new Olympic discipline, with players being identified... 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 independence,” said Governor Wolf. “Hosting massive sporting events like Baseball’s Midsummer Classic or the 2017 NFL Draft brings even more excitement to the city and generates a huge economic impact for workers and businesses.” The governor joined Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., Phillies Managing Partner John Middleton, current and former Phillies All-Stars, Mayor Jim Kenney and other local officials for the announcement... 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 a warm balmy night, perfect for baseball, the crowd got a great show. The volatile winds from the night before had left the area and Finn, the bat-dog, was energized and very much part of the show. The national anthem was performed by the children’s choir of the John C. Boss School of Clark County School District and they nailed it. On first impressions, the... 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, according to the analysts for TheLines.com. The NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed on Sunday, officially tipping off one of the largest sports betting holidays in the United States. In seven of the eight legal sports betting jurisdictions in the U.S., this will mark the first time bettors will get a chance to make a legal March Madness bet, and the fervor should be significant. “In... 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 basketball tournament will be available for live sports wagering at the SugarHouse Sportsbook. The casino’s “March Mania” offerings will include betting options for all 67 Division 1 games in the wildly popular bracket format, including the first four games played on March 19 and 20. Throughout the tournament, the best SugarHouse seats will be in the sportsbook and at Fishtown Hops, the casino’s beer garden.... 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 in North Carolina who then played in the Southern Conference and now plays in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Detroit Mercy sensation and team won a close contest in historic Calihan Hall over IUPUI, 87-85. Davis tossed in 20. He worked for them all. There were 13 lead changes. Senior Josh McFoley had 23 points for the winners and freshman Marquis Moore had his best... 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 the court and shook hands with longtime supporter and alumnus, Ken McCarter. The color guard from the Rochester Police Department looked sharp and well-ordered, while Chiara Clayton nailed the national anthem. All the while, public address announcer Kevin Beers kept revving up the home supporters with his version of, “Three pointer, 1-2-3.” It was quite a show and Oakland responded better than expected. The Golden... 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 the Detroit Sports Commission, the United States Figure Skating Association presented their annual championships at the fabulous Little Caesars Arena. They had standing room crowds. The U.S. Championships, held since 1914, are the nation’s most coveted figure skating crown in the United States. Champions were determined in ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dance at the senior, junior, novice, intermediate and juvenile levels of the U.S.... 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 hit for 48 points including 10-three’s, as he led the Titans to a Horizon League victory. Davis leads the country (NCAA D-I) in 3’s made with 81 and in scoring at 26.9 points per game. (AS A TRUE FRESHMAN at 6’1” and 170 pounds.) And he plays defense. It was his first Horizon League home game on the historic court. Detroit Mercy was picked to... 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 hill? His next step has been decided. Adrian Granados. The best online sportsbooks haven’t listed odds for the fight yet. It is likely that Garcia will come into this bout as a moderate favorite, but we can’t count Granados out. No Venue Yet The venue has yet to be determined. But we know the time and place that we can watch the fight over 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 able to be drafted from any one club. Protected from selection by FC Cincinnati are the following players: David Accam, Alejandro Bedoya, Andre Blake, Cory Burke, Jack Elliott, Raymon Gaddis, Ilsinho, Olivier Mbaizo, Fafa Picault, Keegan Rosenberry, and CJ Sapong. Additionally, the following Union players are automatically protected as Homegrown Players on a club’s Supplemental or Reserve roster: Brenden Aaronson, Anthony Fontana, Derrick Jones, Mark... 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 Boras has been seen wandering the corridors of the convention and meeting spaces. All the major league execs are in town to make a blockbuster trade and finalize their spring training rosters. It's the first time the meetings have been held here in a decade. At the general managers meetings in early November, Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said he made an offer to Boras, which... 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 the 2018 Marathon Mid-American Conference Championship game. The final touchdown gave the Huskies their first lead of the game. NIU scored the final 20 points for the impressive comeback. The game, before a sparse crowd was on prime-time television, available to a national audience on ESPN2. NIU wide-receiver Spencer Tears catches TD in the 2018 Marathon MAC Championship game at Ford Field in Detroit. Photo... 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 WIRE)--Oscar Mayer continues to go to great heights and great lengths to feed people’s love of meat. And now, Oscar Mayer is going to new speeds—becoming the official primary sponsor of Matt Kenseth’s No. 6 Roush Fenway Ford Fusion at the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, September 2. “We’re proud to sponsor an iconic driver and storied racing program in Matt Kenseth and... 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 goal in the eighth minute and were two minutes from bringing the championship trophy back to Utah when Alyssa Monti sent in a fortuitous ball that appeared at first to be a cross but sailed into the upper corner of the goal. With the game tied, the two sides went to extra time to decide it. In the 92nd minute, Erin Sullenberger’s pressure at midfield... 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 Lawn, PA on Saturday, August 4th. Reading United (15-0-2) will face Calgary Foothills FC (14-1-2) for the chance at their first ever PDL Championship in team history. United advanced to the championship game after defeating Villages SC, the Southern Conference Champions, on a late goal scored by Kieran Roberts in the second period of extra time. Calgary Foothills defeated Chicago FC United last night with... Read more →