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Report: Plea deal offered to former Giant’s son

2-25-14
SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The son of a former New York Giants football player is being offered a plea agreement in his assault by auto case. Gannett New Jersey (http://mycj.co/1cjjlA8) reports Somerset County Prosecutor Frank Kolodzieski told a ...

Subsidy of Rutgers athletics soars amid transition

2-24-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University officials say they still expect the athletics department to be financially independent by 2020 despite having to boost subsidies by nearly 70 percent last year. USA Today and the Home News Tribune ...
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Harlem Globetrotter Visits Kids In New Brunswick Hospital

2-24-14
Harlem Globetrotter Hawk Thomas visited patients at the Children's Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick.

Collins becomes 1st openly gay player with Nets

2-23-14
Jason Collins is set to become the NBA's first active openly gay player. But his only focus is playing basketball, saying "I don't have time to really think about history right now." Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets earlier ...

Authorities look into NJ wrestlers’ lynching photo

2-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey school sports officials have asked the state Division on Civil Rights to look into a photo that shows members of a high school wrestling team apparently depicting a lynching. New Jersey State Interscholastic ...

Marino, Sharpe out, Gonzalez in on CBS pregame

2-18-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime analysts Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe will not return to CBS' "The NFL Today" pregame show. CBS chief Sean McManus said in a statement that "Dan and Shannon are true Hall of Famers on the field and in front of the camera. ...

Ravens await details on Rice arrest

2-17-14
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens intend to talk to Ray Rice before deciding how to deal with the running back's arrest in a New Jersey casino. According to Atlantic City police, Rice was arrested early Saturday morning after an ...

SMU-Rutgers basketball postponed until Friday

2-13-14
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers men's basketball game against Southern Methodist has been postponed due to heavy snow in the area. The school says Thursday night's game has been rescheduled to Friday. A game time has not been announced. No. 23 ...

Chobani to donate yogurt intended for US athletes

2-12-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Chobani's quest to get its Greek yogurt to the Sochi Olympics is coming to an end. The company says it will donate a shipment of about 5,000 cups of yogurt it had hoped to send to U.S. athletes at the Winter Games. The shipment ...

SOCHI SCENE: International Flavor

2-8-14
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The new team event has added a heaping dose of national pride to figure skating. In this sport, though, athletes and coaches are always crossing borders. Japan's entries in the ice dance Saturday are New Jersey's own Cathy and ...