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Of its many positive traits, the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball’s split-season concept gives six of the eight teams a reboot every year and an opportunity to qualify for the playoffs regardless of the first 70 games. more
Last Saturday night, NYCB Live at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum welcomed the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for the first time in history. The long-anticipated event drew a crowd of 11,198, compiled a gate of more than $1 million, and saw five Long Island-born fighters compete on a card headlined by former middleweight champ Chris Weidman of Baldwin. more
The Hofstra men’s basketball team got a head start on the 2017-18 season with a late summer exhibition tour to Canada that head coach Joe Mihalich hopes plays dividends in March. more
After a challenging non-conference schedule, Hofstra's women's basketball team will have its hands full in conference play. James Madison, Elon, and William & Mary are among the preseason favorites in the always tough Colonial Athletic Association. more
Coming off a special 18-win campaign that ended with a tough overtime loss to St. Thomas Aquinas in the East Coast Conference championship game, Molloy College’s men’s basketball team is faced with the task of replacing three of its top five scorers, including its top two rebounders. more
With no seniors and only a handful of returnees from last season’s special 24-win, East Coast Conference championship team, Molloy College women’s basketball head coach Joe Pellicane is expecting some growing pains in 2017-18. more
The Glen Cove girls’ soccer team finished its 2017 campaign at 4-8-2, competing within Nassau Conference AB-5. The Lady Big Red, after moving up in conference following last season, was looking for solid competition to continue to gain experience. more
Seven-time Grand Slam champion and Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe has been named as the honorary ambassador of the inaugural New York Open ATP World Tour event to be held at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, from Feb. 11-18. more
The Glen Cove girls’ volleyball team traveled cross-town to North Shore High School for a non-league matchup in an unsuccessful effort, losing 3 matches to none in a clean sweep for the Lady Vikings on Sept. 27. more
Four top 20 ATP World Tour tennis players, John Isner (No. 17), Kei Nishikori (No. 14), and Bob and Mike Bryan (No. 6 doubles), are the first commitments in the player field for the inaugural New York Open at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which takes place Feb. 11-18. more
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