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Assembly passes bill to allow soccer in Pinelands

9-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is a step closer to allowing youth soccer and other recreational activities in agricultural areas within the state's heavily protected Pinelands. The state Assembly passed a bill Monday to change the state's ...

Youth football player dies after collapsing

9-29-14
SALEM, N.J. (AP) — A youth football player who collapsed on the field during a practice in southern New Jersey last week has died. But authorities say it's still not clear what caused the death of 12-year-old Jeremiah "Lil'J" Pierce. The South ...

Mo’ne Davis donates LLWS jersey to Hall of Fame

9-25-14
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Mo'ne Davis took the field in Cooperstown after taking her place in history. The pitching star for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons donated her jersey to the baseball Hall of Fame on Thursday after becoming the first girl to ...

Late New Jersey football coach to receive honor

9-25-14
PARK RIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A longtime New Jersey high school football coach who passed away before the start of the season will be honored with a national award next week. Gary Mioli was heading into his 24th season at Park Ridge High School when he ...

Owner: ‘No misinformation’ by Ravens on Rice

9-22-14
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an ...

Derek Jeter corn maze opens as his career wraps up

9-20-14
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Fans are flocking to a New Jersey farm that has opened a 5-acre corn maze carved in honor of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. The VonThun Farm in South Brunswick opened its Jeter corn maze Saturday. The farm is ...

Q&A: New Jersey’s sports gambling push

9-20-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Well over 100 NFL and major-college football games have been played since Gov. Chris Christie's Sept. 8 order that racetracks and casinos in New Jersey won't be prosecuted if they accept wagers on sporting events. Yet so far not ...

Cops from 9 states in charity softball tournament

9-20-14
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Troopers and police officers from New York and eight other states are competing this weekend in a charity softball tournament being held outside of Albany. The New York State Police is hosting the 13th annual East Coast ...

Rutgers’ Hermann made joke about Sandusky scandal

9-19-14
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has acknowledged that Athletic Director Julie Hermann made an off-the-cuff joke about the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State during a meeting with staff last fall. The university said ...

Ravens fans trade in their Rice jerseys at stadium

9-19-14
BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands of fans have traded in their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Baltimore Ravens at the team's stadium store. The team set up the two-day program after releasing Rice last week. He has been suspended indefinitely by the ...