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Dear Little League Parents, Players, Volunteers: Some Easton Ghost X Bats No Longer Allowed

On Thursday, May 3, USA Baseball informed youth organizations, including Little League, that effective immediately, the bat identified as the Easton Ghost X YBB18GX10 30/20 2 5/8" (or the "Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8" at retail) has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard. This applies to the 30-inch drop 10 variation of the Easton Ghost X only. Pursuant to Rule 1.10, this is now an illegal bat. At the time of this decertification notice, all other lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X bat remain approved for play. All parents, coaches, and umpires must check their bats and remove these bats from play if they are in possession of these bats. Any questions regarding... Read more →


EMU Wins in the First Round of the CIT Tourney

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNewsnet YPSILANTI-- The Eastern Michigan University Men’s basketball team took a giant step to salvage the 2017-18 season by posting a resounding 85-63 victory over Niagara in the CollegeInsider.com postseason tourney. It is a nice consolation prize after the tough 64-63 last second loss to Toledo in the semi-final at the Mid-American Conference Championship in Cleveland. It is not the NCAA Tournament or even the NIT but EMU could go far in the CIT. Before a sparse crowd, redshirt junior Elijah Minnie had a career-high 29 points. Junior James Thompson IV tallied 20 points and pulled down a team-high 16 rebounds. Senior Tim Bond had a banner night with 11 points, 12 boards, and eight assists, while also adding two steals.... Read more →


CNBNews Feb. Stats: Daily Avg. 4,470 Visitors

Related: CNBNews Tips and Snippets Related: CNBNews Point of View Editor's Note -The CNBNews daily average page views for February 2018, totaled 4,470 a day. We would like to thank our readers, columnists, and reporters for their help throughout the month; Jacek Adamski, Raymond Rolak, Nicole Pensiero, Dawn Watson, Austin Darrow, Bruce Darrow, Slim Randles, Bill Donohue, and artist Dave Wolfe. Hi Bill Cleary, Monthly Stats Report: 1 Feb - 28 Feb 2018 Project: Cnbnews.net URL: http://cnbnews.net Summary Page Loads Unique Visits First Time Visits Returning Visits Total 125,148 72,970 62,238 10,732 Average 4,470 2,606 2,223 383 Date Page Loads Unique Visits First Time Visits Returning Visits Thu, 1 Feb 5,322 3,325 2,953 372 Fri, 2 Feb 3,845 2,226 1,867 359 Sat, 3 Feb 3,540... Read more →


2018 Winter Olympics Open in South Korea

Veteran alpine skiers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffren By Raymond Rolak | CNB Sports Pyeongchang, South Korea (February 12, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)— The United States sent its largest contingent ever, 243 athletes, to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Veteran alpine skiers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffren created the most attention because of their stunning good looks and million dollar smiles. They were both quoted as having, “Need for speed,” when they race. Ceremony The opening ceremony had a message centered on peace, passion, harmony, and convergence. Five children from rural Gangwon province led the event, and included animals, nature and a cast of 2,000. Five children were used to symbolize the five Olympic rings and the five names were chosen to represent fire, water, wood, metal,... Read more →


HALL-OF-FAMER AND COACH CHRIS MARTIN TO BE FEATURED SPEAKER AT UNSUNG HEROES DAY

Chris Martin CHERRY HILL, NJ (January 30, 2018)--The Albert Carino Boys Basketball Club has announced that Unsung Heroes Day will be Wednesday, February 7th at the Crowne Plaza, Route 70 and Cuthbert Blvd., Cherry Hill starting at 11:30 A.M. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and may be made by calling Jack Mongulla, Vice President/Treasurer (856-461-8800), Bill Thomas (856-667-2442) or Bob DeLambily (856-858-0053).or emailing the Club at basketballclub@comcast.net. ​​​The Club will honor Jared Latene (Haddon Heights), Andrew Sims (Lenape), Myles Thompson(Camden), D’Andre Thurmond (Burlington City), Jawan Roane (Penns Grove) and Anthony Mitchell(Glassboro) at the luncheon. Chris Martin, Head Coach at Rowan College at Gloucester County, was hired in 2010 to lead the Roadrunner Men's Basketball program, and he has collected over 100 wins in his collegiate coaching career.... Read more →


Patriots vs. Eagles: Unalike but similar for Super Bowl LII

A look at some key similarities between the Patriots and Eagles this season: --- New England Patriots - Down and ... out? ... . ——— Philadelphia Eagles — Down and ... out? The Eagles entered the Dec. 4 game at Seattle on a nine-game winning streak, averaging 31.9 points per game. But the Eagles failed the big road test, losing 24-10 ... Read more →


EASTERN MICHIGAN U BASKETBALL TEAM SHARES VICTORY CELEBRATION WITH STUDENT (video)

EMU nursing major, Jacob Lackey accomplished the stroke of a lifetime (credit EMU 10K putt promo) By Raymond Rolak | CNBNewsnet Exclusive YPSILANTI-- The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball team had more to celebrate than their close 79-74 victory over in-state rival Central Michigan University during a mid-week game recently. A spirited crowd also witnessed one of their EMU student family win ten thousand dollars during a half-time promotion. The CNBNewsnet coverage team was present to witness the extra ordinary occurrence. EMU nursing major, Jacob Lackey accomplished the stroke of a lifetime. Billed as the “10-K Putt Challenge” it turned in to a special night. Lackey, a senior from Plymouth High School, made a golf putt the length of the basketball court. Lackey, not an overly... Read more →


Fabulous Ford Field to Host Boxing Day Bowl Game

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNewsnet Exclusive DETROIT-- The Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field is still a holiday destination. The event debuted in 2014, taking the place of the Motor City Bowl and Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit. The first edition of the game pitted Rutgers against North Carolina; a game the Scarlet Knights won 40-21 after their first season in the Big Ten. Minnesota beat Central Michigan in the 2015 game. The 2016 edition had pitted two 6-6 teams against each other with Maryland and Boston College. The game ended up being an entertaining contest, with BC holding on for a 36-30 win. According to the Quick Lane Bowl’s official website, “After hosting college bowl games for nearly three decades at their home... Read more →


"Boss" George Norcross Loves Spending Our Money

CNBNews Point of View: Campbell's Field, Camden City NJ (image courtesy of Wikipedia) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor How many people reading this article would throw away hard earned money? Before answering consider this, the amount of money that we are talking about is $21 million. Obviously, none of us would deliberately discard money in a trash can particularly when the amount we are are talking about is in the millions of dollars. But, what you and I think is foolish and wasteful, doesn't mean that others feel the same. Especially if they are politicians who have no reason to be frugal when they are spending money that doesn't belong to them. In fact, our elected leaders in Camden County and in the... Read more →


Wentz's Outstanding in Prime Time 34-24 Win Over Redskins, Eagles Best Record in NFL

PHILADELPHIA — Two cheers echoed through the Philadelphia crowd during the Eagles' 34-24 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday night that illustrated just how special this Eagles season might be, and just how fragile it could be, too. Carson Wentz's fourth touchdown pass drew "M-V-P!" chants, not a far-fetched aspiration with the Eagles at 6-1… Read more →


NJAC Weekly Award Winners: Oct. 2

PITMAN --- The New Jersey Athletic Conference has announced its fifth weekly award winners of the 2017 season in men's and women's soccer, field hockey, volleyball, men's and women's cross country, and women's tennis. The honors cover performances for the week ending October 1. MEN'S SOCCER Offensive Player of the Week: Fabio DeSousa, Rutgers-Newark Defensive Player of the Week: Will Sjaastad, Rowan Rookie of the Week: Chaz Burnett, Montclair State WOMEN'S SOCCER Offensive Player of the Week: Marisa Adelman, William Paterson Defensive Player of the Week: Shelby Money, Rowan Rookie of the Week: Ana Lucia Silveira, Rutgers-Newark FIELD HOCKEY Offensive Player of the Week: Rachel Galante, Rowan Defensive Player of the Week: Christina Fabiano, TCNJ Rookie of the Week: Kaitlyn Prestinari, Montclair State VOLLEYBALL Player... Read more →


CNBNews Stats September:

Daily Average 4,996 Visitors

Related: CNBNews Tips and Snippets Related: CNBNews Point of View Editor's Note -The CNBNews daily average page views in September 2017 totaled 4,996 a day. We would like to thank our readers, columnists, and reporters for their help throughout the month; Jacek Adamski, Raymond Rolak, Nicole Pensiero, Dawn Watson, Austin Darrow, Bruce Darrow, Slim Randles and artist Dave Wolfe. Monthly Stats Report: 1 Sep - 30 Sep 2017 Project: Cnbnews.net URL: http://cnbnews.net Summary Page Loads Unique Visits First Time Visits Returning Visits Total 119,887 70,443 60,056 10,387 Average 4,996 2,348 2,002 346 Date Page Loads Unique Visits First Time Visits Returning Visits Fri, 1 Sep 3,922 2,288 1,943 345 Sat, 2 Sep 4,259 2,677 2,279 398 Sun, 3 Sep 3,541 2,156 1,898 258 Mon, 4... Read more →


CNB ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: BILL COWELL PRESENTS THE 2017 EDITION OF THE BNIFF

By Jacek Adamski | for CNBNewsnet NIAGARA- The 2017 Buffalo-Niagara International Film Festival starts on Wednesday September 20th and runs thru Sunday October 1st . The opening night red carpet festivities (Wednesday September 20th) will include an Festival director, Bill Cowell extravagant arrival, by helicopter, of actor, producer and director Robert Davi, (The Goonies, Die Hard, Licence to Kill, The Expendables 3). Festival director, Bill Cowell, has an ambitious schedule of panels, workshops and seminars as an added attraction to the festival. “We strive for education to go hand-in-hand with the outstanding films that are being presented,” said Cowell. He added, “At the workshops, students and avid cinema watchers will be able to collaborate with the presenting filmmakers. We have a wonderful selection of international... Read more →


Phillies' Rhys Hoskins, Red Sox' Andrew Benintendi named NL & AL Rookies of the Month

Press Release | September 3rd, 2017 Philadelphia Phillies first baseman/outfielder Rhys Hoskins has been voted the National League Rookie of the Month for August, and Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi has been voted the American League Rookie of the Month for August. Hoskins slashed .304/.402/.747 with 19 runs scored, 24 hits, two doubles, 11 home runs, 25 RBI and 12 walks over 22 games played to claim his first career monthly award. Rhys, a fifth round selection by Philadelphia in the 2014 MLB Draft, paced all qualified Major League rookies in runs scored, home runs, extra-base hits, RBI and slugging percentage. This is Philadelphia's first Rookie of the Month Award since Hoskins' teammate Maikel Franco won in June 2015. Across a five-game stretch from... Read more →


Mayweather Scores TKO in 10th    

Photo courtesy of the Rolco Sports & Entertainment Network By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Exclusive They Used 8–ounce Gloves for Big Fight LAS VEGAS-- The strip was energized and plenty of young peoplewere milling in the T-Mobile plaza adjacent to the arena. There were even some tickets available for the “Money Fight”. That is how the Mayweather camp billed the branding and hype for this event. Referee Robert Byrd stopped the fight in the tenth round as a “fatigued and wobbly” Conor McGregor was being pummeled by Floyd Mayweather Jr. He hadn’t been knocked down yet. McGregor might have been able to survive for another round. “(Mayweather) is so composed,” McGregor said post-fight. “I have to give him great respect. I thought it was close.... Read more →


CNBNews Boxing: McGregor strong early but Mayweather's skill wins out for 10th-round KO

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he set out a game plan to let Conor McGregor attempt his best shots, and then tire himself out. The strategy was timed perfectly by Mayweather, who set aside the ills of age and hammered McGregor with a series of late punches to set up a 10th-round technical-knockout victory… Read more →


Mayweather Wins with 10th Round TKO

CBS SPORTS LAS VEGAS -- In the end, the equation we all knew coming in turned out to be true: The best boxer in the world beat one of the best mixed martial artists in a boxing match. How we got there, however, was completely surprising. In his return from a two-year retirement, Floyd Mayweather improved to 50-0 with a 10th-round TKO over an incredibly game Conor McGregor in their pay-per-view superfight at T-Mobile Arena. But the storyline was just as much about McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion, in defeat than it was about the 40-year-old Mayweather in victory. McGregor, 29, who was making his debut as a boxer, never fought reckless or overly aggressive, in contrast to his prediction of a first-round knockout. What... Read more →


Shields Dominates in Detroit Victory

Photo by Bob Ryder By Raymond Rolak | Exclusive for CNBNewsnet Tex-Mex Fighter to Undefeated Russian, ‘Good Night’ - (Spokojnoj Nochi) DETROIT — It was a spirited and home-style crowd at the MGM Ballroom urging Claressa Shields onward and upward. They were there to see Shields defeat the women’s pro-Nikki Adler from Germany. It was the undefeated and much more experienced Adler. It didn’t take much urging and it didn’t take the full ten rounds. From the opening bell, Shields put strong jabs into the face of the former champion. In later action, Shields followed with many scoring and heavy body blows. Shields, the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Flint stopped Adler at 1 minute, 34 seconds of the fifth round, the referee ending the... Read more →


Wrocław is “Looking Good”

By Raymond Rolak Wrocław-- The World Games are held every four years, a year after the summer Olympics. After many years of planning, the tenth edition of The World Games is almost ready to start. A better location could not have been selected. The host city of Wrocław (vrots-wɑ), puts its best foot forward when you arrive at Copernicus Airport Wrocław (WRO). This is a super-efficient and ultra-modern international airport. Wrocław is Poland’s 4th largest city and it is an exciting and intriguing place with an old city center and a vibrant nightlife. Wrocław will be the 10th city to host the games, which have been held since 1981. The attractive capital of the Lower Silesia region in Poland has many charms. There are many... Read more →


Ford’s Garage to Open in Dearborn

By Raymond Rolak DEARBORN-- Restaurateur Billy Downs is coming to the area again opening Ford’s Garage on Michigan Avenue in Dearborn. Downs had founded the successful concept chain BD’s Mongolian Grill. Ford’s Garage, which is a licensee of Ford Motor Co., is located at 21367 Michigan Ave. 48124, next to the John D. Dingell Transit Center in a 13,200-square-foot development that includes a private function room, an adjacent designer coffee emporium, and a merchandise store. It will open July 7th and will feature prime burgers and craft beer. The eatery is a car buffs dream as a destination restaurant. It is a celebration of the Ford Motor Company in the 1930’s. The restaurant expects to employ about 160 full and part-time workers and will have... Read more →


Manager of the Polish National Baseball Team Introduced Before the MLB Game in Detroit

Baseball coaches Raymond Rolak (L) and Paul Solarski (R) congratulate Robert Szczublewski (middle) of Toledo, Ohio on his renditions of the Polish and American national anthems. This was before the game and on the field at Comerica Park in Detroit. Photo by Lars Hjelmroth, Detroit Photographic Company By Jacek Adamski l special for CNBNewsnet Paul Solarski, the head coach of the Polish National Baseball Team was introduced before the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers game at Comerica Park in Detroit recently. It was part of the 47th annual Polish-American Heritage Night pregame highlights. Ethnic celebrations are popular promotions as part of a trend to have theme events as a draw combined with Major League Baseball games. In and out of the stadium, Polish culture, dancing... Read more →


Smith and Dorr lead the CCI3* and CCI2*After Dressage at the 2017 Jersey Fresh International

press release Allentown, NJ, May 11, 2017 - The Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, presented by B.W. Furlong & Associates, kicked-off in grand style as it enters its 15th anniversary, with dueling dressage rings for the CCI3* and CCI2* divisions. Tamra Smith and Wembley danced in dressage, taking the lead on a score of 45.9 penalties. Cornelia Dorr with Louis M, her first of two rides of the day, took an early lead in the CCI2* with a score of 45.8. The Jersey Fresh International (JFI) has become one of the most influential international three-day events in the United States. A must-attend by the sport's leading athletes, JFI has historically helped determine both United States' and Canadian teams for the World Equestrian Games and Pan... Read more →


Chicago Sky Draft Jankoska in First Round, Joins the Rutgers Connection

Graphic courtesy of MSU Sports Information By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Exclusive FREELAND, Mich. -- Tori Jankoska couldn’t hold back the tears of joy when, with the ninth overall pick, she was drafted by the Chicago Sky. She watched the draft festivities with about 40 family and friends in the basement of her parents, Randy and Lisa Jankoska. The Michigan State guard wanted to stay in the confines of support and share the experience. Her whole playing career has been that way. She shares and dishes off to her teammates. She offers support. She is the complete team player. Michigan State head coach Suzy Merchant watched the draft in Freeland along with the Jankoska family. As a senior, in 33 games this season, Jankoska averaged... Read more →


Red Berenson Retires as Michigan Ice Hockey Coach

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Exclusive ANN ARBOR-- Gordon ‘Red’ Berenson (77) retired as the Men’s Ice Hockey head coach for the Michigan Wolverines. In a joint appearance by Athletics Director Warde Manuel and Berenson they made the announcement at the Junge Center. He will remain on staff as a special advisor to Manuel. Michigan went 848-426-92 in Berenson’s 33 years, including the 1996 and 1998 NCAA National Championships. Berenson’s accomplishments behind the bench at Michigan put him among the greatest coaches in college hockey history. “I’ve thought about this for a long time and I think this is the right time and it’s the right thing to do for the Michigan hockey program,” said Berenson. “My heart will always be at Michigan and I... Read more →


Denver’s Hobey Baker Winner Hails from Wisconsin

Will Butcher (Photo courtesy of the Rolco Sports & Entertainment Network) By Raymond Rolak CHICAGO-- Senior defenseman Will Butcher of the University of Denver was named the 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner. The honor is named for Baker, who was a football and hockey star at Princeton. Baker was hockey’s brightest name when he was killed in a plane crash in France during the final days of World War I. The announcement came during the NCAA Frozen Four festivities at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago. Butcher was this year’s National Collegiate Hockey Conference player of the year. He had seven goals and 30 assists for 37 points and was Denver’s captain this season. He also excelled in the classroom. Butcher is... Read more →


The University of Detroit Mercy Honors Vitale, Duerod and the 1976-77 Team

Terry Duerod thanks the crowd as his # 42 jersey was retired at Calihan Hall on the campus of the University of Detroit Mercy. Photo supplied by the UDM Sports Communication Dept. By Raymond Rolak | Special to CNBNewsnet DETROIT-- A spirited and large crowd enjoyed ESPN’s Dick Vitale as he addressed the present day Detroit Mercy Titan basketball supporters. He was the head coach of the 1976-77 Titan team that was being honored in a 40th reunion celebration. The pep-band kept those in attendance at the iconic field-house, Calihan Hall, energized. Vitale said in typical and enthusiastic Vitale-speak, “In 1977, we had all of Detroit in the palm of our hands….baby.” Vitale, a New Jersey native son, and former Rutgers assistant coach, had the... Read more →


Six Minor League Baseball Players Suspended

The modern MLB logo was first used in 1969. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) MLB Press Release | January 13th, 2017 The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that six Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Cincinnati Reds Minor League right-handed pitcher Carlos Gonzalez has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for Methamphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the program. The suspension of Gonzalez, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Louisville Bats of the International League, will be effective at the start of the 2017 International League season. The following three players have each received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine, a stimulant in violation... Read more →


Terrell Owens To the Hall of Fame Is A No Doubter

Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet The NFL Hall of Fame finalists have been announced and now the waiting game begins as they have to cut the final 18 players down to five before voting anyone in. When the Hall of Fame committee cuts the final 18 members down to five, the final five must accumulate a minimum of 80% of the votes to make it to Canton, Ohio. Each player that has made it this far has done their civil service for their teams and have done more than enough to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The one player I want to focus on is Terrell Owens. Owens is second all-time in receiving yards and third all-time in receiving touchdowns. So this... Read more →


Boston College Takes the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit (See Photo Gallery

Related: Sports by Raymond Rolak By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Exclusive DETROIT-- The game score indicated it was close and Boston College did hold on to win. The Eagles defense was relentless and it paid off with a 36-30 victory over Maryland. This was in the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field. The Boston College defense had four sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception from junior defensive end Harold Landry. In the beginning of the third quarter, teammate Kevin Kavalec recovered a fumble and turned it into a touchdown for the Eagles. Kavalec said post-game, “It was huge, really made a difference in the game, so that was awesome.” It turned out to be the winning score of the game because at the... Read more →


2017 Cotton Bowl Classic for Midwest Bragging Rights

By Raymond Rolak | Exclusive for CNBNews DALLAS-- Both teams excel at the skill positions and have explosive scoring potential. The game will be determined by the depth of the Wisconsin line play pitted against the offensive minded enthusiasm of undefeated Western Michigan University. This will determine the 2017 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic title. The Badgers will meet the Broncos in the 81st edition, in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium on Monday, January 2. This is the first Cotton Bowl Classic for either team. Wisconsin (10-3) and WMU (13-0) have met four times previously, all in Madison and with the Badgers leading the all-time series 3–1. The most recent meeting was on August 31, 2000, when Wisconsin defeated the Broncos, 19–7. It is a classic... Read more →


Father Time Catches Up With "The Executioner"

Smith Jr. ends Hopkins career with TKO win SAN DIEGO – December 17, 2016 – Future Hall of Fame boxer Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins (55-8-2, 32 KOs) entered the ring to the sounds of his own version of "My Way," flanked by two hooded executioners as he stepped into the ring. The Los Angeles crowd pf 6,513 at The Forum greeted the Philadelphia native… Read more →


The Positives and Negatives of the MLB's Pre-Draft MRI Screening

Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet The MLB’s new collective bargaining agreement has some major changes coming to the game. The free agent compensation has been overhauled and MLB players meal money has taken a hit. All of the changes are making teams become more complex in doing business. Another part of the CBA is the new MRI program for top 50 pitching prospects in the MLB Draft. The players will be asked to voluntarily get an MRI on their throwing arm. The MLB Scouting Bureau determines who the top 50 players are. All the players must be registered by the MLBSB, and the responsibility falls on the Scouting Bureau to sign them up for the draft, not the players. Teams have been trying to gain medical... Read more →


College Football:The 1976 Scarlet Knights

40 years ago on Thanksgiving, Rutgers achieved perfection On the heels of a seven-game winning streak to close out the 1975 campaign, the Rutgers football team had big expectations for the '76 season. "We should have a seasoned team,'' Rutgers coach Frank Burns said prior to beginning his fourth season on the banks. "Offensively, we should be more confident in the (Wing-T) system and… Read more →


Wentz Outstanding as Eagles Beat Steelers 34-3

PHILADELPHIA — If any doubt remained about the start to the Eagles season, it vanished well before the final seconds of the Eagles' 34-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. It can no longer be qualified by the opponents the Eagles have played, because the Steelers are considered among the NFL's… Read more →


Philadelphia Rookie Carson Wentz Was Dazzling in Debut; Eagles 29-Browns 10

PHILADELPHIA — If the Eagles are right about Carson Wentz, then their 29-10 season-opening win Sunday over the Cleveland Browns will be long remembered as the start of a promising era of football in Philadelphia. Wentz did his part in the debut, appearing ready for the big stage the Eagles gave him earlier than expected. The… Read more →


FAMED STRONGMAN PASSES

By Raymond Rolak | Exclusive for CNBNewsnet Nobert Schemansky attained great fame in Europe but never got his due in America. He served in World War II and saw action in Normandy and Belgium at the Battle of the Bulge. Schemansky died last week in hospice at 92. He is considered the last heavyweight weightlifter to not use performance enhancing drugs. Schemansky competed across four decades, winning competitions, breaking records and with his 400-pound heaves, leaving spectators in awe. He accomplished breaking 26 world records and winning four Olympic medals. He competed until the age of 40. Schemansky began his Olympic run in 1948 in London, where he won the silver medal in the super heavyweight class. In 1952, in Helsinki, he won the gold... Read more →


Recruiting Scheme or Enriching Experience ?

UPDATED By Raymond Rolak | CNBNewsnet ANN ARBOR---- The score was 38-20, Paramus Catholic (N.J.) defeated Baltimore (Maryland) St. Francis Academy. The real eye-opener was that the two out-of-state high school teams played their Friday evening game at the University of Michigan Stadium. The teams traveled by bus and are scheduled to watch the University of Michigan and Hawaii game Saturday. This was the first game ever at Michigan Stadium between two out-state high schools. Michigan’s football team is heavily recruiting two Paramus Catholic players, linebacker Drew Singleton and defensive lineman, Corey Bolds. Singleton was all over the field recording 11 tackles. Paramus Catholic quarterback Andrew Brito threw two second-half touchdowns to cement the win. He also ran for three scores. St. Francis Academy led... Read more →


Consumer Tips: 2016 End of Year Auto Purchase

By Raymond Rolak Bargains and sales enticements will soon flood the auto dealerships to gain market share from customers. It is approaching the time to shop for end of year bargains. The dealers will say that they have to make room for the 2017 models. The consumer can take advantage of the end of the year sales will be augmented by good financing and low interest rates. There will also be enticements if you choose the lease route for a 2016 model. Ten points an informed consumer should know and watch for. Schedule an appointment to test drive the car. Notice if it car is comfortable getting in and out. How does it accelerate? How does it handle bumps? Take the vehicle on different kinds... Read more →


8 Former American Legion Baseball Players Partake in 2016 Major League All-Star Game

source American Legion SAN DIEGO, CALIF--Petco Park in San Diego played host to some of the best professional baseball players this week, including eight former American Legion Baseball players, for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The Legion Baseball alumni played in the July 12 All-Star Game, also known as the Midsummer Classic, as well as in the Future Games, All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game and Home Run Derby. All-Star Game starters included Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. They were joined by reserve players Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brad Brach, Boston Red Sox closing pitcher Craig Kimbrel, San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max... Read more →


Baseball Enrichment at Plymouth District Library

Tom Paciorek as a 1967 University of Houston all-America. He was a 2016 College Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame inductee. Photo courtesy of the College Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame By Jacek Adamski | Special to CNB Sports Filmmaker, sports broadcaster and former baseball scout, Raymond Rolak will present an enrichment program about Raymond Rolak the changing landscape in baseball/softball. It will be hosted by the Friends of the Plymouth District Library, Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. His presentation is titled, The National Pastime at Home and Abroad. Rolak just returned from the recent 2016 College Baseball Museum & Hall of Fame induction in Lubbock, Texas. Related: Sports by Raymond Rolak He was there to support the induction of Tom Paciorek.... Read more →


Philadelphia Flyer Rick MacLeish Succumbs at the Age of 66

Press release Rick MacLeish, member of the Flyers Stanley Cup championship teams in 1974 and 1975, passed away on Monday at the age of 66. “With the passing of Rick MacLeish, the Flyers have lost one of their legends,” said Flyers President, Paul Holmgren. “A good father, grandfather, teammate and friend, Rick will be missed by all who were fortunate to come and know him over the years. His happy and friendly demeanor was front and center everywhere Rick went. Today, our thoughts and prayers are with Rick’s wife, Charlene, his daughters, Danielle and Brianna along with his grandchildren. May he rest in peace.” MacLeish spent parts of 12 seasons with the Flyers, including 11 straight from 1970-71 to 1980-81. He accumulated 697 points as... Read more →


Masterson - Schorr - Montefusco lead Rowan into Region IXX Championship

Number 1 Nationally Ranked Rowan College (RCGC) moved to within 1 win of a trip to the Junior College World Series in North Carolina. In round one RCGC beat Northampton College 6 - 2 as starting pitcher Nick Montefusco (Shawnee HS) pitched 7 strong before turning the pitching duties to Dale Masterson (Williamstown HS). Photos By: Bruce Darrow Pictured Nick Montefusco, Dale Masterson and Eric Schorr (celebrating Home Run) Masterson pitched the final two innings in scoreless relief for winning pitcher Montefusco who improved his record to 9 - 0 on the season. Masterson was masterful on the mound dropping his ERA and picking up his second save of the season. With the round 1 win the Roadrunners advanced into the second round to play... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC COAST TO 9-3 WIN OVER TRENTON CATHOLIC; Grafton Chalks Up 10K's

CNB SPORTS MAPLE SHADE N.J. (May 14, 2016)Gloucester Catholic jumped out to an early lead on Trenton Catholic and captured a 9-3 victory on Saturday at Maple Shade. With six runs in the first three innings, the Rams left no doubt about the eventual outcome. An error and an RBI single by Lillo Paxia during the first inning and an error and an error in the second inning fueled the Rams' offense early. It was a good day at the plate for the Rams' Evan Giordano. Giordano went 2-3 and scored three runs. Gloucester Catholic's Eric Grafton's 10 strikeouts were enough to push the Rams past Trenton Catholic. Grafton allowed no earned runs on three hits and four walks over 6 1/3 innings. Urban couldn't... Read more →


MILT PAPPAS PASSES:

Baseball Player Loved Chicago

(photo provided) By Raymond Rolak | Special to CNBNewsnet CHICAGO-- MiltPappas, former professional baseball player was found dead in his suburban Beecher, Illinois house on Tuesday of natural causes. He was 76. He led Detroit Cooley High School to the Detroit Public School championship in 1957 with a 5-3 victory over Cody High School. The game was played at night and because it was the grand celebration of the newly lighted Butzel Field. This was a departure of from being held at the traditional Major League Briggs Stadium, which had been the custom. It was standing room only at Butzel with an estimated 6,000 in attendance. “Cody was not used to playing under the lights so my fastball looked quicker,” Pappas told Morris Moorawnick of... Read more →


How Peyton Manning plans to share a Super Bowl 2016 moment with brother Eli

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- He was as introspective as a professional athlete will ever be days before playing for a championship, which was especially impressive since a puppet was among the media throng asking him questions. Oh, the puppet was not alone. Miss Universe was there, too. So was a man dressed as the Swedish Chef… Read more →


Spencer Haywood Has His Jersey Retired

Raymond Rolak | Special for CNB Spencer Haywood (Photo by Jim Busch) DETROIT MICHIGAN (CNBNewsnet)-- The University of Detroit-Mercy honored one of its greats recently as they raised #44, Spencer Haywood’s jersey to the rafters and retired his number. They held a brief ceremony before the Titans home game against Northern Kentucky (Horizon League). Haywood was the sixth men's basketball player to have his jersey retired following Bob Calihan, Dave DeBusschere, John Long, Rashad Phillips and Terry Tyler. It was a festive night in Calihan Hall as Haywood, 67, reflected on memories of almost 50 years ago. A lot of the narrative of Detroit’s great basketball traditions was discussed and remembered. He went from the Detroit’s Public School League and Pershing High School to U.S.... Read more →


CNB SPORTS : Longtime NFL Coach and Colts Broadcaster Passes

Ted Marchibroda, Coach Buddy Parker, Jack Scarbath, and Len Dawson discuss the quarterback situation at the 1957 NFL in preseason Pittsburgh Steelers training camp held at St. Bonaventure, New York.\u00a0 (Notice the 'heater' in Coach Parker's left hand) By Raymond Rolak Detroit Sports Broadcaster Association Past President Starred at St. Bonaventure and the University of Detroit Humble Son of Immigrants Honored Member of the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame Ted Marchibroda being honored before an Indianapolis Colts in game in 2009. Former St. Bonaventure and University of Detroit quarterback, Ted Marchibroda, passed away this weekend surrounded by family at his home in Weems, VA. The Franklin, PA, native son was 84. Ted Marchibroda was the NFL head coach of the Colts in Baltimore from... Read more →


Game is fantasy but money is real with FanDuel and DraftKings

It is virtually impossible these days to watch a football or baseball game, turn on sports-talk radio, or download anything on a mobile device without being blitzed by ads for FanDuel and DraftKings. The burgeoning daily fantasy sports companies have gone viral, grown at a dizzying pace, and are valued at $1 billion apiece. They have… Read more →


Los Angeles Dodgers' Chase Utley's Dirty Slide

NEW YORK -- Neither Matt Harvey nor Terry Collins said the Mets would retaliate against the Dodgers for Chase Utley's dirty slide that broke Ruben Tejada's leg Saturday night. But the Mets' starting pitcher and manager sure didn't rule it out. "All I know is, for years and years and years, as long as this game… Read more →