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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 ...

Stars Above Me wins Coronation Cup at Saratoga

7-30-14
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Favored Stars Above Me burst through an opening along the rail in mid-stretch and pulled away for a 2 1/4-length victory Wednesday in the $100,000 Coronation Cup at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Graham Motion, the ...

NFL retirees lose round in concussion settlement

7-30-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an attempt by seven former professional football players to intervene in a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million. Senior U.S. District ...
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NCAA Settles Head Injury Lawsuit with $70M Fund

7-30-14
The NCAA has agreed to create a $70 million fund to help diagnose brain injuries in student athletes after a class action lawsuit.

Princeton youth soccer coach pleads guilty

7-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Princeton youth soccer coach has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Jorge Roman of Trenton had 600 or more images of child sexual abuse on DVDs, computers and other ...

7 ex-NFL players appeal terms of concussion deal

7-22-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven former professional football players are challenging a tentative class action settlement of NFL concussion claims. Their appeal echoes their previous complaints some players won't be fairly compensated under the ...

Stanley Cup spends some time at the beach

7-17-14
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Stanley Cup is spending some time at the Jersey shore. The Press of Atlantic City reports (http://bit.ly/1l9uzv4 ) that Los Angeles Kings assistant coach John Stevens spent his day with the trophy in Sea Isle City. ...

Man convicted in slaying of NJ football star

7-15-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Essex County jury has convicted a man of killing a former Orange High School football star. The panel deliberated for about a day and a half before convicting 22-year-old Mark Lovett of aggravated manslaughter in the death ...
Deborah "Zuke Smith and Grace Nevin. Photo credit: Jessica Earnshaw.

12-Year-Old Singer to Host Benefit Concert for West Milford Special Olympics Team

7-10-14
Twelve-year-old singer, songwriter and volunteer Grace Nevin will be holding her first benefit concert for the West Milford Special Olympics Team July 12 and will be debuting the song she wrote for her Special Olympian friend, Ben Weiss.