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Captain of the corn maze: Farm honors Derek Jeter

8-17-14
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — As far as corny Derek Jeter tributes go, this one will be tough to beat. A farm in central New Jersey carved an image of the New York Yankees captain and a thank you message to him into its five-acre corn maze. The ...

Ex-Eagle Cobb running for Congress in New Jersey

8-15-14
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — One former Philadelphia Eagle representing New Jersey is leaving Congress. Now another is running against the Democratic establishment to take over an open seat there. Ex-linebacker Garry Cobb is running against state Sen. ...

NJ town welcomes home softball champions

8-15-14
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — They are the girls of summer. Robbinsville turned out on Thursday to welcome home the team that won the Little League Softball World Series. Their bus was given a police escort. The Robbinsville team beat Bossier City, ...

Maine governor: Rice’s NFL suspension not enough

8-13-14
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor has told the National Football League's commissioner that it's unconscionable for the league to punish Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice with a two-game suspension for a domestic violence arrest. Maine Gov. ...

2 girls may play in Little League regional final

8-7-14
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Kayla Roncin and Mo'ne (moh-NAY') Davis are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. But to get there, one girl's team may have to knock off the other's. Mo'ne is a star pitcher for Taney ...
Feury (left) and Ramage (right) pose for a picture on top of the Chula Vista Olympic training center sign. Photo courtesy of Diane Ramage.

NJ Athletes to Participate in Youth Olympics in China

8-7-14
Two New Jersey athletes were selected to be a part of Team USA at the 2014 Youth Olympics in China.

Tricky Hat wins John’s Call at Saratoga

8-6-14
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Tricky Hat found a narrow opening along the inside and edged Holiday Star by a nose in the $100,000 John's Call on Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey and ridden by Rosie ...

Sinistra wins Evan Shipman at Saratoga

7-31-14
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Sinistra edged Big Business by a nose Thursday in the $100,000 Evan Shipman for New York-breds at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Karl Grusmark for owner-breeder Edward Shapoff, the 4-year-old Stonesider gelding came ...

Horse euthanized after being injured at Saratoga

7-31-14
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Thoroughbred Lavender Road has been euthanized after breaking her neck when she fell from heat stroke while leaving the paddock at Saratoga Race Course. Dr. Travis Tull of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga ...

NJ law will let retired coaches return earlier

7-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Retired New Jersey high school athletic coaches who want to continue coaching will be able to do so without having to wait six months and risk affecting their pensions. A law signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday was ...