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50th Polish American Heritage Night Hosted by the Detroit Tiger’s

By Raymond Rolak CNBNews Sports Editor Raymond Rolak. Robert Szczublewski and Paul Solarski at Comerica Park during the recent Polish-American Heritage Night. Polish American Heritage Night has been a tradition and highlight of the baseball season in Detroit since 1971. It is now celebrating its 50th year. This year the game is scheduled against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park. The game is being coordinated by Wally Ozog, Emeritus Vice-President of the Polish Roman... Read more →


Drew Ryback Pitches Complete Game, Ryan Murphy Hitts Grand Slam; Rowan Wins 1st Game

MARIETTA, OHIO - Drew Ryback pitched a complete game and Ryan Murphy hit a grand slam to lead seventh-ranked Rowan to an 8-1 win over Penn State Behrend (25-12) in the opening game of the NCAA Division III Regionals at Marietta College. Rowan (26-4) moves on to the winner's bracket and will play the loser of the St. John Fisher vs. North Carolina Wesleyan game on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Ryback (8-1) threw his third... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

(CNBNEWS)--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home from Penn State for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook... Read more →


Rowan Baseball Begins Quest for NCAA Division III Title; First Game Thursday 11AM

MARIETTA, OHIO - The seventh-ranked Rowan baseball team begins play in the NCAA Division III Regionals on Thursday, May 27 in the double-elimination tournament at Marietta College, which features three other Top 25 teams. The top-seeded Profs will take on sixth-seeded Penn State Behrend in the opening round at 11 a.m. at Don and Sue Schaly Field at Pioneer Park. WATCH | LISTEN (Rowan Radio) | LIVE STATS | GAME PROGRAM | TICKETS | REGIONAL... Read more →


ROWAN MEN’S TRACK & FIELD TO COMPETE IN NORTH CAROLINA NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

GREENSBORO, NC – This week, the Rowan men’s track & field team travels to the NCAA Division III Championships on Thursday-Saturday, May 27-29 at the Irwin Belk Track Complex. The Profs’ qualifiers are Nana Agyemang (long jump, 4x100 meter relay), Ian Bain (discus), Jah’mere Beasley (100 meters, 200 meters, 4x100 meter relay, 4x400 meter relay), Justin Bishop (4x400 meter relay), Amara Conte (4x400 meter relay), Donovan Clement (4x100 meter relay), Ahmir Johnson (long jump, triple... Read more →


Rowan Baseball Headed to the NCAA Division III Regionals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Rowan baseball team is headed to the NCAA Division III Regionals and has been named the top seed in the Marietta Ohio Region. The Profs will take on sixth-seeded Penn State-Behrend on Thursday, May 27 at 11 a.m. at Marietta College. The eighth-ranked Profs (26-4) won the NJAC Championship and received the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, and will make the 27th appearance in school history, and the first... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

CNB SPORTS--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose... Read more →


Win A Trip To Little League World Series

Contest Corner is offering a free trip to the Little World Series, August 22 to August 25 in Williamsport, Pa. The winning team in the contest, sponsored by the makers of OxiClean Multi-Purpose Stain Remover, will also be treated to a special lunch hosted by Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and former Little League player Jim Palmer Related: Gloucester City Little League Coach Dominic Staiano Retiring After 50 Years Read more →


Senior Tim Hutchison, Juniors Mike Husni, John Maldonado Rowan Football Tri-Captains

GLASSBORO, NJ - Senior Tim Hutchison and juniors Mike Husni and John Maldonado have been named the tri-captains of the Rowan football team for the 2021 season, which will mark the Profs' return to competition since the 2020 season was canceled due to the pandemic. Hutchison, a 6-1 linebacker, played in all 10 games for the Profs in 2019 and recorded 28 tackles, with 17 solo tackles. A Rowan Scholar-Athlete, he also posted one sack... Read more →


COLLEGE SPORTS : AUGUST, HAGUE, MACNAIR, ZANE NAMED TO THE NFCA ALL-REGION TEAMS

LOUISVILLE, KY – Rowan pitcher Emily August and catcher Korie Hague were selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) East All-Region first team while shortstop Payton MacNair and outfielder Morgan Zane were members of the second team. This year’s All-Region Teams were voted on by the NFCA member coaches in their respective regions. The eight regions had a total of 308 student-athletes from 134 schools chosen to the first, second and third teams. All... Read more →


Gloucester City Little League Coach Dominic Staiano Retiring After 50 Years

UPDATED: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucester City LL coach Dom Staiano looking at photos of some of the teams he coached over his 50-year career (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)(May 9, 2021)--After 50 years of being a volunteer member of the Gloucester City Little League organization, Dominic Staiano has decided it is time that someone else takes his spot. The 81-year-old city resident got involved with the local Little League in 1971... Read more →


Rory McIlroy’s Is Suffering His Longest Winless Drought This 2021

Image sources: 1 | 2 Back in 2020, at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, Rory McIlroy took the world by storm by hitting with his club 13 out of the 18 greens in regulation and 8 of the 14 fairways, totaling at 14 under for the mentioned tournament and finishing it at 14 under. Indeed, this moment is a testament to the three-time PGA Tour Player of the Year’s prowess. After all, he is considered... Read more →


ProPublica: The Lost Year...What the Pandemic Cost Teenagers

March 8, 12:58 p.m. EST Heather Davis comforts Madasyn Culver after a youth church service in Hobbs, New Mexico in late February. Celeste Sloman for ProPublica Education In Hobbs, New Mexico, the high school closed and football was cancelled, while just across the state line in Texas, students seemed to be living nearly normal lives. Here’s how pandemic school closures exact their emotional toll on young people. Republish ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates... Read more →


The US Women’s Most Favorite Sports

Sports play a significant role in any country’s culture. These days even the audience is essential. The percentages of women and men who watch the games are important, and there are many reasons behind it. The latest development among sports viewers has been the increased numbers of women that watch sports. Many sports even have a larger female following than their male counterparts. In the US, women love sports. They either play professionally, or it’s... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: LEAP Academy High School Senior Maya Goodwin, Clinches 1,000 Points

CAMDEN PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL CELEBRATES STUDENT-ATHLETE WHO HITS HISTORIC SPORTS MILESTONE DESPITE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (CAMDEN CITY ) – Yesterday, LEAP Academy University Charter School, a high-performing public charter school in Camden, hosted a special celebration with students and faculty to recognize a standout student-athlete who just reached a 1,000-point milestone in her high school varsity basketball career, in spite of the obstacles created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Maya Goodwin and Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Ph.D, Board... Read more →


Keeping Safe and Living Well

From sourcing fresh produce to exercising in your local neighborhood it is important to live well, look after yourself and look out for those around you. Take any opportunity you can find to improve your life. When you look after yourself you have the energy and output to enrich your community. When you give back to others you can create and maintain a neighborhood that can be enjoyed by others for many years to come.... Read more →


Kutztown University Announces 2021 Outdoor Track & Field Roster

KUTZTOWN, PA (03/26/2021)-- Kutztown University will have 91 student-athletes representing its track & field program for the 2021 outdoor season. The Kutztown University men's and women's outdoor track & field teams will be back in action for their first competition in nearly two years, as the Golden Bears begin spring competition on Saturday, March 27, at West Chester University's Golden Ram Invitational. Saturday begins a six-week regular season that leads up to the 2021 Pennsylvania... Read more →


FEATURES OF WOMEN'S BIKES

The popularity of cycling around the world is growing every season, exceeding 2 billion in 2020. And women, like men, are happy to sit on a bicycle and pedal tirelessly. However, the variety of styles and models makes choosing a bike difficult, especially for women. After all, they want to get not just the best bike, but certainly a woman's one. Manufacturers studied the rating of preferences of the fair sex, took into account their... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Bobsledder Volunteered for Combat in Afghanistan

Sports Heroes Who Served: March 9, 2021 | BY David Vergun , DOD News Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Bobsledding is in Olympian John Napier's DNA. Napier's father, William, a former Marine, was a bobsled driver from the 1960s to the 1980s and later became president of USA Bobsled and Skeleton, the sport's official governing body in the U.S. Napier's mother,... Read more →


Kashima Antlers vs Nagoya Grampus

Nagoya Grampus won 1-0 against Kashima Antlers in the 6th fixture of the J1 league and Nagoya Grampus was able to conserve their second spot which would allow them to qualify for next season’s AFC Champions League group stage if they continue in holding this second spot. While on the other hand, Kashima Antlers suffered a disappointing defeat at home that saw them retreating back to the 15th spot, which is a dangerous one. This... Read more →


YOUR MONEY; Shares of NHL Players are now available on Jock MKT

The “Stock Market for Sports” adds fourth league to its revolutionary platform (BOSTON – March 9, 2021) Jock MKT (Jock Market), the company turning sports into a stock exchange, announced the National Hockey League has been added to their platform this week. The announcement marks the fourth league within Jock MKT’s proprietary platform that allows users to buy and sell shares of NFL, NBA, PGA and now NHL athletes in real-time for real money. In... Read more →


Branch Rickey, World War 1 Army Officer, General Manager of Brooklyn Dodgers

Branch Rickey image courtesy of Baseball Hall of Fame Branch Rickey was an Army officer in the Chemical Warfare Service during World War I. In his unit, coincidentally, were future baseball greats Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson. Rickey would also take a place in baseball history, thanks to his decision to do the right thing. In October 1945, as general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Rickey signed infielder Jackie Robinson, an African American, for the... Read more →


Hockey Fans Awaiting Lockdowns and Curfews to End

We have all suffered over the last year or so with the pandemic in one way or another, however, there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel, and thankfully it will not be long now until things start to get back to normal. All Hockey fans cannot wait for the day when you can finally start planning which matches you can attend once again and start filling up your calendar with those... Read more →


Deadspin: Tiger Woods’ crash proves that Kobe Bryant’s death taught the media nothing

Writing this on the first anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s memorial service is sadly ironic and eternally frustrating, as it serves as a dejected reminder of just how unprofessional and chaotic the media landscape can be, as both of these unfortunate events were so recklessly covered. In case you forgot, TMZ told the world that Bryant was dead before his family had even been notified. And somehow Rick Fox’s name got caught up in the whirlwind,... Read more →


Gloucester City’s AFC Will Be Hosting Football Fans After 13 Years In Meadow Park

Hempsted, Gloucester--Gloucester City AFC is about to hold the FA Youth Cup tie after 13 years on Meadow Park. The next generation Gloucestershire footballers are taking to the ground after the home ground was submerged in the 2007 floods. This new Meadow Park has 350 seater stands that are two in number and a newly raised artificial pitch. Meadow Park, Hempstead, Gloucester/bing.com Gloucester City AFC Manager Paul Groves announced that the 13 years after the... Read more →


One Lucky Fan Headed to Tampa for Super Bowl VIP Weekend Experience

ATLANTA, Jan. 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society (ACS), through its Crucial Catch partnership with the National Football League (NFL), announced today that two-time Emmy winner and host of NBC's "Access Hollywood", Mario Lopez, will send one lucky fan to Tampa, FL for a Super Bowl VIP weekend experience of a lifetime. Lopez joins ACS and the NFL to support the important work that ACS does through its Super Bowl Sweepstakes, where fans can... Read more →


Anna Marie "Ann" Sturgis, Star Basketball Player for Gloucester Catholic and Lady Goldtrotters

Cherry Hill – Formerly of Gloucester City and Myerstown, PA. On January 21, 2021. Age 77. Loving daughter of the late George H. Sturgis, Sr. and Marie Anna Sturgis (nee McCully). Cherished sister of Harry J. Sturgis, Sr. and many devoted nieces and nephews. Survived by her best friend, Dorothy S. “Dotty” D’Augustino. Beloved sister of the late George H. Sturgis, Jr. Anna Marie "Ann" Sturgis April 27, 1943 - January 21, 2021 Ann was... Read more →


Walt Burrows, Long-Time South Jersey Sports Writer

by CNBNews Staff MARLTON, NJ (November 29, 2020)--Walt Burrows, a sportswriter for decades at the Courier Post, Cherry Hill, died November 24, 2020 at the age of 93. Mr. Burrows started his career in journalism writing for the Gloucester High School newspaper, The Lions Roar. At the same time he covered sports for his hometown newspaper, The Gloucester City News when it was owned by George F. and Mazie Cleary Sr. and later after their... Read more →


The NFL Stars To Have In Your Fantasy Football Team

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 28, 2020)--Some people play fantasy football for fun, but the real player is in it to win it. Alas, with the game so popular, and with so many players to choose from, sometimes it feels like reaching the top is nothing but an uphill battle. While it can take a little time to get used to the game, once you have, you’ll find that a little bit of research can go a long way.... Read more →


The Need for Sporting Activities in Learning Institutions

(SEPTEMBER 24, 2020)--Sports can be defined as an activity that requires you to apply some skill and physical effort to complete. Sports are often used as a means of entertainment as well as a way of keeping students motivated towards a common goal. Sports are the main contributor to physical fitness in most learning institutions, which directly contributed to your improved mental, physical and emotional health. As such, physical fitness can be defined as your... Read more →


CNB Sports: Fight Camp, Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing Announce Upcoming Autumn Schedule

Following the completion of Fight Camp, Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing are pleased to confirm details of their upcoming Autumn schedule that includes the highly-anticipated rematch between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin, as well as the return of Joshua Buatsi and Lewis Ritson as they work towards World Title shots in their respective weight divisions. The long-awaited World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final at the Plazamedia Broadcasting Center in Munich, Germany, between IBF World Champion... Read more →


5 Factors That Will Drive The Popularity Of Online Sports Betting 

Image Source (September 21, 2020)--Although sports betting has existed in many parts of the world since then, it was on May 14, 2018, that the U.S. legalized sports betting across many states. It leads to adding eleven more states on the list like New York, Nevada, and New Jersey. Moreover, other states are still under pending legislation and might find the light at the end of the tunnel. With this, better days are coming talking... Read more →


What Happened to Nick Cannon After Mariah Carey?

September 13, 2020)--In the world of show business and high-profile celebrities, divorce seems to be even more prevalent than in the real world. One of the more famous celebrity breakups in the last few years was the parting of ways of singer-songwriter superstar Mariah Carey and her rapper-comedian husband, Nick Cannon. Mariah Carey and her rapper-comedian husband, Nick Cannon Many people did a double-take when Carey married Cannon due to his comparatively obscure career in... Read more →


The Top 5 Largest Sports Organizations in the USA

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Sept. 2, 2020)--Sports are one of the largest and most varied pastimes in the world. You can find sports in every country, played by all kinds of people. No matter what ethnicity or gender they are, no matter what position they have in society. Everyone loves sports. Whether you’re an Olympic athlete or a standard clerk at an office, or even a villager in a third-world tribe. You’re bound to find sports being played everywhere,... Read more →


Rose Bowl Institute Kickoff Inaugural Program Race and Sports Thursday Live Stream

ABC7/KABC-TV LOS ANGELES WILL LIVESTREAM THE NEWLY ANNOUNCED DIALOGUE ON THURSDAY, AUG. 13 (7:00 p.m. PDT) Viewers Can Stream Live on abc7.com, ABC7LA app, ABC7's Connected TV Appson Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku ABC7/KABC-TV announces it will livestream the inaugural “Race and Sports” dialogue which kicks off the launch of the Rose Bowl’s first-ever nonprofit think tank, the Rose Bowl Institute (RBI). The Institute’s purpose is to champion sportsmanship and leverage... Read more →


Pennsylvania Health Tells Blue Jays No!

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Pennsylvania health officials told the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday to find a new place to play their home games amid an alarming rise of coronavirus cases in the southwestern corner of the state. Gloucestercitynews.net files The team hoped to use PNC Park in Pittsburgh for their shortened 2020 season after the Canadian government denied access to their home field at the Rogers Centre... Read more →


Schedule for the New Jersey Last Dance Tournament

(BROOKLAWN, NJ)--There are 222 teams playing in the New Jersey Last Dance tournament. made up of high school players and recent high school graduates . The tournament begins July 14 and runs through July 31. The championship game Gloucestercitynews.net files will be played at Arm and Hammer Stadium, Trenton, home of the New York Yankees Class AA affiliate Trenton Thunder United States Specialty Sports Association, a Florida-based governing body, is sanctioning the tournament, which is... Read more →


NASCAR RELEASES INVESTIGATION RESULTS

By Staff Report NASCAR.com June 25, 2020 at 12:49 PM NASCAR President Steve Phelps detailed Thursday afternoon via teleconference findings from NASCAR’s internal investigation into the noose found in the garage stall of No. 43 driver Bubba NASCAR has released a photo of the suspected 'noose' found in Bubba Wallace's garage stall at Talladega on Sunday that at was investigated by the FBI as a possible hate crime before being revealed to be an innocent... Read more →


Bills Now Favored To Win AFC East

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 24, 2020)--It’s been a really long time since anyone besides the New England Patriots won the AFC East. They’ve won the division every single year since 2009 and while they came in second in 2008 (when Tom Brady was lost for the season and Matt Cassel had to step in), that’s still the only time since 2003 that they haven’t won the division. Of course, a lot has changed this offseason as Tom Brady... Read more →


“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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... Read more →