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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 →

Op-Ed: Ali, Frazier and the cost of the 'Thrilla in Manila'

VIDEO SOURCE: DAILY MAIL It was, Muhammad Ali would later say, the closest thing to death he had ever known. He and Joe Frazier had gone 14 brutal rounds in stifling heat of a Philippines morning before Frazier's trainer Eddie Futch mercifully signaled things to an end, his fighter blind and battered and feeling pretty close to death himself. It… Read more →

Diverse Musicians to Play Chicago and Detroit

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNewsnet Detroit-- Karolina Cicha’s, compelling interpretations of the old songs of the Kresy (the Polish Eastern Borderlands) traditional folk music and performance art thrills the most critical ear. Cicha sings in the languages of the Kresy—Polish, Belorussian, Ukrainian, Russian, Lithuanian, Tatar, Romani, Yiddish, and even Esperanto. She also uses her primary instrument, the accordion, to further highlight her art. A student of Poland’s diverse cultural traditions, Carolina honed her skills at the renowned Gardzienice Academy for Theatre Practices. With cellist and vocalist Bart Pałyga, Karolina brings forth a new boldness of rock and pop to old songs of Poland’s multi-ethnic cultural landscape. Karolina Cicha and Bart Pałyga will visit the United States for the first time this fall, playing over 10... Read more →

Summer Showcase for the Rahway International Film Festival at the Union County Performing Arts Center, Hamilton Stage, August 28th to 30th

photo provided Eric Gilliom as Jay June, takes a jump shot in front of Jimmy Chittwood played by Maris Valainis in the 1986 basketball classic, HOOSIERS. Gene Hackman starred as Norman Dale, the new Milan High School basketball coach, with a secret past. The film co-starred Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper, whose role as the basketball-loving town drunk earned him an Oscar nomination. Jerry Goldsmith was also nominated for an Academy Award for the film's scor **** by Ray Rolak | CNBNews Exclusive RAHWAY NJ--The Rahway International Film Festival will be in full swing August 28-30th, in Rahway International Film Festival coordination team. (photo provided) downtown Rahway, New Jersey and there will be a wide assortment of indie presentations. Full features, shorts and music videos... Read more →

United States Women’s National Soccer Team Celebration Brings Forth New York Nostalgia

By Raymond Rolak SPECIAL TO CNBNewsnet DETROIT-- The office of New York Mayor Bill deBlasio made it official, as his staff announced Photo courtesy of Haley-Bopp productions that the U.S. Women’s National Team will get a parade down Broadway Avenue into the “Canyon of Heroes” on Friday morning. These days, the Mid-Manhattan honor of such parades is mostly reserved for local New York sports teams that win a major championship. That hasn’t always been the case. Olympic medalists got a parade in 1984, Sammy Sosa got one in 1998, and numerous non-sports figures have been honored as well. On March 9, 1960, the Heiss family of Ozone Park, New York got a parade down the “Canyon of Heroes”. This was to celebrate home grown figure... Read more →

Educator, Coach and Mentor Becomes Special Footnote in MLB History | CNBNews

Reporter Lee Cowan, John Paciorek, Tommy LaSorda and Tom Paciorek talked some baseball history recently at Dodger Stadium for the national news on the CBS-This Morning Show. (photo provided) By Raymond Rolak Special for CNBNews The book, “The Rise and Fall of John Paciorek, Baseball’s Greatest One-Game Wonder” by Steven K. Wagner and Breakaway Books, Halcottsville, N.Y. 12438, is available at www.amazon.com or any book store. John Paciorek, a native Detroiter and longtime educator in California was featured on the Monday, June 29th “CBS This Morning” show. Paciorek, 70, is now a very veteran and well-respected consummate baseball instructor at a private school in San Gabriel, California. He has been teaching and coaching for over 40 years. CBS producer and reporter Lee Cowan showcased a... Read more →

Friends of Polish Art Host Fabric Artist

(CNBNews.net)--Rayneld Rolak Johnson, Ph.D., has been a longtime educator at Wayne State Rayneld Rolak Johnson, Ph.D. Wayne State University University in Fashion Design and Art. A native daughter of Detroit, she was recognized for her fashion prowess early and while, in high school, she received from Governor William Milliken, the Michigan State Fair-Best of Show acknowledgment for the entire State Fair. This special blue ribbon award was for an apparel design and garment construction that she had entered. This was the only time in over 100 years of competition, at the Michigan State Fair, that a garment received this special designation. She was also an honored award winner at the national convention of the National Wool Council in San Francisco. Rayneld's art appreciation takes a... Read more →

Minnesota Beats Michigan for Big Ten Title

Jake Hildebrand, Michigan State 2015 Big Ten Player-of-the-Year By Raymond Rolak Special for CNBNEWS.NET DETROIT(CNBNews.net)-- Minnesota got by Michigan in the 2015 Big Ten Ice Hockey playoffs at Joe Louis BIG TEN TOURNAMENT LOGO (Graphic Credit Big Ten) Arena, 4-2. The winner got the automatic NCAA bid for the regional playoffs. The Golden Gophers will advance to the Northeast Regional and face in-state rival Minnesota-Duluth in the opener. Yale and Boston University are also in this very tough bracket. Boston will host the “Frozen Four” this year at the historic Matthews Arena (built in 1910). Minnesota has played hot recently, going 11-3-0 in its final 14 games. “We’re excited to once again be competing for a national championship, and I’m proud of the way our... Read more →

Hurley Leads Buffalo to First NCAA Big Dance

Buffalo coach, Bobby Hurley, receives the 2015 Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Championship trophy from MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher at the Q-Arena in Cleveland. Photo courtesy of the Rolco Sports Network By Raymond Rolak special for CNBNews.net CLEVELAND-- The University of Buffalo made the correct choice when hiring Bobby Hurley, two years ago as their men’s basketball coach. The New Jersey native son led his charges, (a.k.a.)- The University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, to a 89-84 win over Central Michigan in the Mid-American Conference Championship Game. The Bulls are currently 23-9 on the year and are riding an eight-game winning streak. The Bulls will be going to their first ever NCAA Tournament. Bulls sophomore guard Shannon Evans had a strong second-half performance,... Read more →


SHORTSTOP TO SHORTSTOP: Ernie Banks presents to Fred Bowen, the American Legion Player-of-the-Year award in 1959, before the Hall of Fame benefit game between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians in Cooperstown, New York. Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame By Jacek Adamski/Special to CNBNews.net Fred Bowen, 73, a longtime Detroit area sportsman and fixture in baseball circles passed peacefully last week in Arcadia, Florida. He succumbed after a short illness and valiant effort Fred Bowen Baseball Ambassador fighting stomach cancer. Bowen had been retired after a career as a Detroit and Warren Consolidated elementary school educator. The Rochester Hills, Michigan resident and former University of Detroit-Mercy shortstop played three seasons of varsity baseball and graduated in 1963. He helped... Read more →


Suspensions Handed Out, U.S. Championship Title Revoked, Special District Advisor To Be Named February 11, 2015 After an extensive review of the operations of Jackie Robinson West Little League and Illinois District 4, the Little League International Charter/Tournament Committee has determined that the Jackie Robinson West Little League and Illinois District 4 Administrator knowingly violated Little League International Rules and Regulations by placing players on their team who did not qualify to play because they lived outside the team’s boundaries. The Charter/Tournament Committee has decided to vacate the league’s wins from the 2014 Little League Baseball® International Tournament, including its Great Lakes Regional and United States Championships, and suspend team manager, Darold Butler, from Little League activity. Illinois District 4 Administrator, Michael Kelly, has also... Read more →

Seahawks Coach: IT WAS MY FAULT

Larry Stone: Seahawks' narrative takes a stunning detour \ GLENDALE, Ariz. \'97 The Seattle Seahawks had history in their grasp, a dynasty in sight, sitting just a yard away. An agonizing, elusive, maddening and ultimately haunted yard. They had the right man leading them down the field in Russell Wilson, and the game's most bruising runner waiting to be unleashed. We knew how this was\'85 \ \ \ \ } Read more →

Who will win the big game?

by Steve Donohue “Green” up for the big game! Sadly, my beloved Philadelphia Eagles will not be in the big game this year – again! But we can all be winners by conserving resources and saving money on game day and every other day. Last year 111.5 million viewers watched the game. If all these fans used WaterSense toilets(which use 1.28 gallons per flush, gpf, or less) instead of the old 3.5 gpf models we could save enough water to fill Lincoln Financial Field up to the Club Box level with just one flush! If you’re thirsty during the game you can drink bottled water at 50 cents or more each, or thanks to the Safe Drinking Water Act, your local utility, and other partners,... Read more →


When the NFL formed in 1920, football already had a strong following in the United States. That popularity allowed young players to earn decent livings while honing their skills. Today, the NFL has a long history of amazing players. These four stand out as some of the best. Jim Brown Jim Brown is a former NFL fullback recruited by the Cleveland Browns in 1957. Over eight seasons, he won numerous awards and set records that took decades to beat. Everything about the player comes from a athleticism rarely seen in any sport. Among Brown's accomplishments, he: Set a record of scoring 100 touchdowns in just 93 games Is the only NFL rusher to average more than 100 years per game Was voted into the Pro... Read more →

Eagles Offense Unable to Penetrate Seahawks Defense, Fall to 9-4

December 7, 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer By Zach Berman Richard Sherman cupped his ear and antagonized the Philadelphia crowd during the Eagles' 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, and the Seahawks cornerback had every reason to gloat. There was no possible retort. The silence of the Eagles' offense spoke volumes. If the Seahawks' visit on Sunday offered a chance to measure the Eagles against the defending Super Bowl champions and coach Chip Kelly's offense against the NFL's top defense, then the loss became an indisputable indication that the Eagles are not yet in Seattle's class. The Eagles offense totaled 139 yards, which was the worst output since Kelly became coach. It was their first home loss this season. "You go into the game with a game... Read more →

2014 MAC Title Goes to NIU

Mid-American Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher presents the 2014 Marathon Mid-American Conference Championship game trophy to Northern Illinois University Head Coach Rod Carey and his team after their 51-17 title win over Bowling Green State University at Ford Field. BGSU had bested NIU last year in the MAC championship. Photo by Lars Hjelmroth, Detroit Photo Company By Raymond Rolak CNBNEWS.NET BOWL GAME DESTINATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED SUNDAY DETROIT-- Northern Illinois University pulled away in the second half with 24 straight points to take a 51-17 win over Bowling Green State University in the 2014 Marathon Mid-American Conference Championship game at Ford Field. This was the fifth straight MAC championship game for NIU. This year’s MAC title tilt was a rematch of last season’s championship game, when BGSU... Read more →

Pahranagat Valley Home of Eight-Man Football: The Biggest, And Only, Game in Town

Fed by natural springs, Nevada’s verdant Pahranagat Valley is more than a high-desert oasis. It is a sanctuary—some 230 avian species make use of the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, but that is only the beginning of its idyllic nature. Locals in the unincorporated community of Alamo (pop. 1,080), 90 miles north of Las Vegas along Highway 93, will tell you that Pahranagat Valley is a haven. “Houses are unlocked,” says Ken Higbee, the local high school football coach. “Car keys are in the ignition. It’s old-school America.” Pahranagat Valley is an anachronism. Alamo sits in Lincoln County, which boasts more square mileage than Massachusetts but not a single stoplight. The town has three houses of worship, the largest by far a Mormon ward, but nary... Read more →

Katy Perry to Head Super Bowl 2015 Show

Get ready for kittens, a time-machine that teleports in another performer, and glitter -- possibly edible. It's been confirmed by the NFL and Pepsi that pop star Katy Perry will be the halftime performer at the 2015 Super Bowl. Perry tweeted about it from Australia, where she's on her Prismatic World Tour, while watching the New… Perry beat out Coldplay and Rihanna, who were both on a shortlist with Perry, and she'll be following last season's Beyoncé, whose performance drew in a record 111.5 million viewers, according to Variety, making it the most-watched TV event in history. Read more →


It was in Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics when I ran into Pat Quinn sitting by himself on an outdoor bench at the athletes’ village. He had a big fat stogie in his hand but hadn’t lit it. “What are you doing, coach?” “Just watching all these terrific kids,” he said, waving his waving his arm towards the beautiful young athletes coming and going. He did that every day during those Games, soaking up the atmosphere of the Olympics, where the NHL players had returned in 1998, Canada shockingly coming away from Nagano without a medal of any colour. The pressure was squarely on Quinn’s broad shoulders this time. Related articles Flyers mourning Pat Quinn, coach during their record 35-unbeaten streak in... Read more →

Green Bay Packers STOMP Philadelphia Eagles

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Six days after the Eagles played perhaps their best game of the season, they experienced what was undoubtedly their worst loss since Chip Kelly became head coach. They visited Green Bay with the hope of competing against one of the NFL's best teams, and they left with a 53-20 loss to Packers… Related articles Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has shown he can win, but can he do it in the playoffs? Defense gives Eagles a chance against Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Packers Eagles' linebacker Casey Matthews would like to be a teammate of his brother Clay one day Eagles vs. Packers Week 11 NFL Pick & Point Spread: November 16th 2014 Read more →

New Rules to Speed Up Baseball Being Discussed

PHOENIX — There's no clock in baseball. But that age-old distinction could change if Major League Baseball implements new rules designed to speed up play. And some Marlins prospects and coaches have become lab rats in the league's attempt to reduce the time it takes to complete nine innings. "As a baseball guy, having a clock… Read more →

CNB BOXING: Time for Bernard Hopkins to Retire

ANALYSIS/OPINION: He is the last master craftsman in boxing - the last stonecutter, the last glassmaker. But now it is time for 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins to put away his tools. "I think now it's time that Hopkins give younger guys a chance," said Sergey Kovalev, the undefeated light heavyweight champion who gave Hopkins a 12-round beating… Related articles Sergey Kovalev dominates Bernard Hopkins Hopkins to fight on despite defeat Photo Gallery 2 | Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev Fight Night Read more →

Ravens Criticize CBS for Airing Harbaugh Steelers Comments

The Baltimore Ravens criticized CBS-TV for airing footage from head coach John Harbaugh’s postgame speech without permission. Harbaugh bashed the AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers after Baltimore’s 21-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans. “The comments made by John Harbaugh in the locker room following today’s [Sunday's] victory over the Titans were meant for Ravens players and… Read more →

Easy Win for Eagles, Improve Record to 7-2

PHILADELPHIA — Chip Kelly and Mark Sanchez chatted while the Philadelphia Eagles offense let the final seconds tick off the clock, surrounded by a departing Lincoln Financial Field crowd that continues to watch the Eagles establish themselves as one of the NFL's finest teams. Kelly turned to Sanchez at quarterback to start the second half of… Read more →

New York Contender to Fight Saturday

By Raymond Rolak CNBNews Sports Steve Bujaj of New York is set to return to Detroit for an eight round contender fight. DETROIT-- Unbeaten cruiser-weight Steve Bujaj, (12-0-1, 9 KO's); of Tuckahoe, New York, comes back to Detroit for an eight round co-main event. Bujaj, will be one of the headliners at the Masonic Temple-Jack White Auditorium in Detroit on Saturday, November 8. It is his first time back fighting since suffering a broken jaw. He will take on veteran Zack Page (21-44-2); of Warren, Ohio in the highlighted match. Bujaj, who came to America as an infant from his native Albania, is hoping to have support from the large Albanian community that resides around the Motor City area. “I want the Albanian people to... Read more →

Giants 3-2 win over Royals, third title in five years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was their rallying cry in good times and in bad, a joyous chorus picked up by Hunter Pence while watching a college football game. The Giants used it to celebrate homers, fire up the fan base on the eve of the postseason and check off one clinch after the next during… Read more →

Cardinals' big play foils Eagles, 24-20

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Eagles could have been stunned, if only they did not know what was coming. All week, they acknowledged how the Arizona Cardinals like to challenge defenses with the vertical passing game. They knew they must keep the Cardinals' wide receivers in front of them. At the most pivotal point in the game,… Read more →

No Need For A Hail Mary Play When Your Coach Is A Nun

DULUTH, Minn. — She resisted the call at first, even as God's persistent whisper became a roar. Lisa Maurer loved her original vocation — being a high school teacher and coach in Sleepy Eye, Minn. — and while her spirit was pulling her toward a convent, she found it hard to give up her work with… Read more →

CNB SPORTS:Royals Beat Giants, Lead Series 2-1

SAN FRANCISCO — This ballpark consists of red bricks, wind-whipped World Series banners and orange Giants hoodies. It's nearly 1,700 miles west of TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, the stadium where Brandon Finnegan set his sights upon as last winter thawed. How could he have imagined his presence here? Could anyone? Before his appearance on Friday… Read more →

Giants pitcher Tim Hudson's long journey finally leads to World Series start Friday night

SAN FRANCISCO — It's getting a little tiresome for the three Hudson children. Nearly every day in hotel rooms on the road this week, Giants' starting pitcher Tim Hudson will ask them, "You realize we're in the World Series, right?" "Yes, Dad," they dutifully reply. "You keep saying that." He can't help it. At 39 years… Read more →

CNBSports: Royals Win 7-2, World Series Even

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The collapse was quick and complete and left the Giants scrambling. Five pitchers took the mound in the sixth inning Wednesday, and the Giants gave up five runs in the frame as the Kansas City Royals turned a tie game into a laugher, winning 7-2 to even the World Series through two… Related articles The Kansas City Royals Are Going To The World Series Royals' lights-out bullpen has answered the call Amazing! Royals advance to ALDS on 12th-inning walk-off The Ump Who Blew the '85 World Series Wants a Rematch Royals' confidence soars after sweep of Angels Read more →

American League Championship Series MVP Lorenzo Cain taking challenges in stride

Sure, it was a worthy challenge to make breathtaking catches and hit .533 in the American League Championship Series and thus be honored as its Most Valuable Player. But if you want to know what's weighing on Lorenzo Cain right now, well, it's his aptitude for changing diapers on his not-yet-two-week-old son, Cameron Loe. "I haven't… Read more →

CNB SPORTS: World Series Preview,

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS vs. KANSAS CITY ROYALS All games on Sportsnet and Fox 8 p.m. Eastern (*if necessary) Game 1 Tuesday @ K.C. LH Madison Bumgarner (18-10, 2.98) vs. RH James Shields (14-8, 3.21) Game 2 Wednesday @ K.C. RH Jake Peavy (7-13, 3.73) vs. RH Yordano Ventura (14-10, 3.20) Game 3 Friday @ S.F. TBA… Read more →

CNB SPORTS: Royals' Postseason Win Streak Could Be One for the Record Books

When last seen in the World Series 29 years ago, the Royals' de-facto MVP was Don Denkinger, a major league umpire whose blown call at first base helped them avoid losing in six games to the Cardinals. Given new life, they staged a ninth-inning rally to win Game 6 before cruising to an 11-0 victory in… Read more →


Bumgarner gets the call for the Giants in Game 1

SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner has logged 249 innings already this season on his brawny left arm with the Giants making their third deep postseason run in five years. Given that number, manager Bruce Bochy was asked today whether he'd felt the need to check on Bumgarner before naming him the Giants' starter for the opening… Read more →

CNB SPORTS: Flyers Get First Win of the Season, Edge Stars 6-5 in OT

DALLAS — A few days ago, winger Matt Read predicted the Philadelphia Flyers' three-game road trip would be the "turnaround of our season" and that the team would "start to learn how to win games." On Saturday night, after a wild and crazy finish at the stunned American Airlines Center, Read's words looked prophetic. The Flyers… Read more →

Controversial penalty against Irish turns upset victory into bitter 31-27 defeat to Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Since coach Brian Kelly arrived on campus nearly five years ago, Notre Dame has longed to rejoin the elite of college football. They were dealt a tremendous setback in that goal when Alabama thrashed them in the 2013 BCS championship game. The Irish had their first real attempt to answer that embarrassment Saturday on the… Related articles 5 ways Notre Dame-FSU mirrors 1993 'Game of the Century' No. 2 Florida St rallies past No. 5 Irish, 31-27 Read more →

Sayreville High School Football Players Face Sexual Assault Charges In Alleged Hazing

Maria Vultaggio Posted with permission from International Business Times Seven Sayreville (New Jersey) War Memorial High School students are facing charges for allegedly sexually hazing freshmen. The players apparently turned the lights off in the locker room and sexually assaulted the victims, CNN reported Sunday. Six of players were taken into custody. Their names have not been revealed since they are all minors, the (Newark)… Read more →

Eagles Win, Beat Rams 34-28

Zach Berman The Philadelphia Inquirer Posted with permission PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles continue to find creative ways to win. On Sunday, they used a fumble return and blocked punt return to build a four-touchdown lead, but gave up 21 unanswered points and needed a defensive stand late in the fourth quarter to preserve a 34-28 victory over the St. Louis Rams. They kept fans… Related articles Eckel: And the Philadelphia Eagles season plays out like this ... Eagles vs. Rams Final Score: Philadelphia holds on to beat St. Louis, 34-28 Many happy returns: Eagles withstand Rams comeback Eagles beat Rams behind defense, special teams Read more →

SPORTS: Nova Breaks School Record as Rutgers Dominates Tulane, Final 31-6

By Tom Luicci ScarletKnights.com PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Sept. 27, 2014) - Gary Nova knew he was close to putting his name into Rutgers' passing record book, but it wasn't something the senior quarterback had been tracking closely. So when teammate Delon Stephenson leaned over to congratulate him today during halftime of the Scarlet Knights' game against Tulane, Nova was momentarily confused. "I said `what are you talking about?' He said `You know what I'm talking about. The record,' " Nova said. "Then I remembered I was close and realized I must have gotten it. We have so much going on at halftime you really can't think of stuff like that. But it's good feeling now." Nova's four touchdown passes, including the school record 60th of his... Read more →

SPORTS: Rutgers (3-1) and Tulane (1-3) meet Today at Noon / CNBNews.net

September 27, 2014 /source scarletknights.cstv.com The Game • For the third time in five years, Rutgers (3-1) and Tulane (1-3) meet as the Scarlet Knights finish their non-conference portion of the 2014 schedule Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium. • Kickoff is set for noon with live television coverage on ESPNews. Beth Mowins (play-by-play), Joey Galloway (color analyst) and Paul Carcaterra (sideline) have the call. • Coverage on the Rutgers IMG Sports Network begins at 11 a.m. with Marc Malusis and Jamaal Westerman on the pre-game show. Chris Carlin, Ray Lucas, Eric LeGrand and Anthony Fucilli have the game broadcast at noon. Fans can listen to the game on WCTC-1450 AM in Central Jersey and 710-WOR AM Radio in New York City. • Kyle Flood... Read more →


Philadelphia Eagles Muscle to Top of NFL Pack with 3-0 Start

CNB SPORTS Philadelphia QB Nick Foles PHILADELPHIA PA (September 26, 2014)--In a season where no one knows what to expect from the Philadelphia Eagles, Coach Chip Kelly’s group has provided exactly one thing again and again through the first three weeks: dramatic victories. The team is the first in NFL history to go 3-0 after falling behind by at least 10 points in each of their games thus far, and now sit atop an AFC East, which remains theirs to lose this season. Three games into the season, the Eagles have far shorter odds than the Jets or Giants who are both listed at +8000 to win the 2015 Super Bowl. The Giants, for their part, look like they may have begun to turn things... Read more →

Rutgers Falls, 13-10, on Late Penn State Touchdown

SVG version of the Rutgers "R" logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Tom Luicci ScarletKnights.com PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Sept. 13, 2014) – One bad defensive series -- after nearly 57 minutes of stellar play by the unit -- proved to be Rutgers' undoing in its naticipated Big Ten Conference opener last night. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg drove his team 80 yards in six plays, with Bill Belton finishing the drive with a five-yard run with 1:13 to play, as the Nittany Lions rallied for a 13-10 victory over the Scarlet Knights before a record crowd of 53,774 at High Point Solutions Stadium tonight. Held in check most of the game, Hackenberg needed just 1:49 to drive those 80 yards after Penn State (3-0) took over at its... Read more →

Five-Time World Champion Boxer Vinny Paz Shares Thoughts About Upcoming Movie

Vinny Pazienza preparing to fight Roberto Duran in Vegas 1994 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) August 18, 2014 NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Investorideas.com ( http://www.investorideas.com), a global news source covering leading sectors including sports stocks, issues an exclusive interview with former world champion boxer in the lightweight and light middleweight classes, Vinny Pazienza (PAZ). Vinny discusses his upcoming movie, 'Bleed for This' and what's next for his career. Vinny also talks about his recently released online photo ads for NXT-ID's (OTCQB: NXTD) Wocket smart wallet ( http://www.wocketwallet.com), designed to replace all the cards in your wallet and discusses his plans for a new wine company. Vinny's new movie "Bleed for This" is executive-produced by movie icon Martin Scorsese and has... Read more →

Little League WS: West Rallies in the Sixth, Beat Mid-Atlantic 8-1

Sixth-inning rally sparks win for West, 8-1 WILLIAMSPORT PA (AUGUST 20, 2014)--West beat Mid-Atlantic 8-1 in six innings on Wednesday at Lamade after a five-run explosion in the sixth inning. West scored in the sixth on a passed ball, an RBI double by Zach Hare, an RBI single by Austin Kryszczuk, and a two-run home run by Brennan Holligan. Hare paced West at the plate. Hare went 3-4, drove in one and scored two runs. Kryszczuk looked sharp on the rubber. Kryszczuk held Mid-Atlantic hitless over three innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out six. Mo'ne Davis ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision and was charged with the loss. She lasted just 2 1/3 innings, walked one, struck... Read more →


UPDATED 2pm Brooklawn American Legion Post 72 National Champions 2014 (photo credit Bruce Darrow) August 19,2014 SHELBY, N.C. - For the fourth time in team history and the second consecutive year, Brooklawn, New Jersey won the American Legion World Series with a mercy-rule victory, this time a 18-0 rout of Midland, Mich., in seven innings. Brooklawn (54-7) became the first team to win back-to-back ALWS titles since Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico did it in 1973 and 1974. The defending champs rolled up a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first and never looked back. They added a run in the second and five more in the third that had a record crowd of 7,907 feeling the impending mercy-rule victory. Starting pitcher Tyler Mondile delivered... Read more →