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The Long Island Ducks, in their 20th anniversary season and first under manager Wally Backman, overcame a myriad of roster defections to Major League Baseball or foreign organizations in the first half of the Atlantic League campaign to win 42 of 69 games to finish atop the Liberty Division standings. more
The landscape of professional lacrosse has changed, but the goal for the rebuilt New York Lizards remains the same — compete for the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) championship. more
Winning the Women’s World Cup was a double triumph for Crystal Dunn. Not only did the Rockville Centre native prove she could play left back at the highest level of the game, she also outbattled many of the best right-sided players on the planet. more
Surf Week is set to return to Long Beach for its 10th year and will feature surfing and skating competitions, a movie night, a summer party and charity events. NYSEA’s New York Surf Week will … more
It was a banner season for many high school athletic programs in the Herald’s coverage area. Listed are the biggest team accomplishments, in chronological order. more
James “Jimmy” Bernhardt passed away in peace on Friday, June 21, at the age of 63 surrounded by family and friends in Longwood, Fla. He is survived by his loving wife, Catherine, and his … more
“It’s always been about the animal,” said Megan Devine, who developed an instant passion for horses when she began riding as a 7-year-old at what’s now the New York Equestrian Center in West Hempstead. more
While in high school, future Hofstra basketball standout Justin Wright-Foreman penned a note in the attic of his Queens home with the words “future NBA star.” more
As a 3-year-old playing wiffle ball in his Valley Stream backyard, Vito Friscia would pretend he was New York Yankee legends Paul O’Neil and Tino Martinez. Two decades later, Friscia will now … more
Andrew Misiaszek played tee ball at the age of 5. He hated it, and never expected to play baseball again. Several years later, he went to a friend’s Rockville Centre Little League game and had a catch with his friend’s dad, who called Misiaszek’s mom and urged her to sign him up. more
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