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Professional box lacrosse will return to Long Island on Dec. 28 when the New York Riptide, one of two expansion teams to join the National Lacrosse League this season, make their home debut against the Saskatchewan Rush at the Nassau Coliseum. more
At Carefree Racquet Club, tennis is an international affair. Six of the top players who practice at the Merrick club recently captured a national title at the 2019 U.S. Tennis Association League National Championships, and only two are native to the Island. The others are from England, Venezuela, Ukraine and France. more
The Hofstra women’s basketball program ushered in a new era with a familiar face this year. Hofstra Athletic Director Rick Cole. Jr. tapped Danielle Santos Atkinson as the Pride’s new head coach in April after she earned valuable experiences on coaching staffs at Pittsburgh, Florida State and Kentucky the past six seasons. more
Hofstra’s push for the school’s first NCAA men’s basketball tournament bid in nearly two decades is not slowing down following the graduation of the nation’s second-leading scorer. more
Turnover continues to be a theme for this year's Long Island Nets. The raising of last year's G League championships banner quickly flipped to a messy game, with the Nets falling behind by 18 and giving away the ball 24 times, leading to 38 Delaware Blue Coats points. It all amounted to a 152-137 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers affiliate at Nassau Coliseum Friday night. more
In any developmental league, turnover is a given. Still, the Long Island Nets, the G League affiliate of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, may be taking “turnover” to a whole new level. more
Following a season full of victories, the Bellmore-Merrick Lady Sharks continued their momentum at the Nassau County Girls’ Swimming and Diving Championships on Nov. 9. The squad finished second behind Garden City High School, their conference rival. more
Finishing a 5K in less than 20 minutes can be hard to accomplish, especially at the high school level, but in the case of sisters Marissa and Maya Spottiswood, of south Merrick, they have already acquitted themselves as experienced runners. more
Angel Nunez, a 6-8 forward born in the Dominican Republic and raised in The Bronx, is one of those who tried out for basketball's G League hoping to turn his dreams into NBA reality. His journey includes attending two high schools, three colleges and formerly playing overseasons before succeeding in a local tryout wih the Long Island Nets this year. more
Playing for the Nassau Class A girls’ soccer championship for a second consecutive season as the No. 8 seed, MacArthur seized the moment Tuesday night after a runner-up finish in 2018. more
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