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When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo put pen to paper on April 16, 2016, it became a landmark day for the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). By signing the legislation, Cuomo made New York the 50th and final state to legalize the sport of MMA after years of debate. more
Rockville Centre gave an Olympic-sized sendoff to Crystal Dunn, who earned a spot on the U.S. women’s soccer team that will compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. More than 1,000 … more
About a dozen people blocked Huntley Road on July 16, adjacent to the south parking lot of Belmont Park, to protest a proposal by the New York Cosmos to build a new soccer stadium at the … more
It was a memorable first half of the Atlantic League baseball season for the Long Island Ducks, who after a sluggish 1-6 start clinched the Liberty Division title for a guaranteed playoff spot and set a single-game attendance record on consecutive nights. more
The Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame (HOF) was created a year ago to recognize, preserve and promote the heritage of interscholastic sports. The HOF is temporarily located in the rotunda of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola and is expected to call the new Nassau Coliseum its home. more
It was a banner season for many high school sports teams within the Herald's coverage area in 2015-16, including state titles for Elmont's boys' basketball team and Wantagh's baseball squad. more
As Charlie McAvoy’s name was called at last Friday’s NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo, the reality set in. Selected by the Boston Bruins with the 14th overall pick, the Long Beach native had climbed … more
It took a record-setting performance from quarterback Sharif Harris-Legree for New York City to snap a five-game losing streak against Long Island in the 21st annual UnitedHealthcare Empire Challenge all-star football game. more
Alyssa Garbarino’s second concussion came on a frigid Sunday afternoon when she was 17. Under overcast skies, Garbarino, of North Merrick, who was then playing with the East Meadow Soccer Club’s Storm, bruised her way through a sea of bodies. As she battled with her opponent on the Northport Cow Harbor United Soccer Club, she was constantly driven to the ground, her head hitting the hard earth. As fast as she went down, though, she popped back up. As the game wore on, she began to feel dizzy and developed a sharp headache. more
Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community at a June 15 meeting at the Elmont Public Library. The company’s … more
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