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It took a record-setting performance from quarterback Sharif Harris-Legree for New York City to snap a five-game losing streak against Long Island in the 21st annual UnitedHealthcare Empire Challenge all-star football game. more
Alyssa Garbarino’s second concussion came on a frigid Sunday afternoon when she was 17. Under overcast skies, Garbarino, of North Merrick, who was then playing with the East Meadow Soccer Club’s Storm, bruised her way through a sea of bodies. As she battled with her opponent on the Northport Cow Harbor United Soccer Club, she was constantly driven to the ground, her head hitting the hard earth. As fast as she went down, though, she popped back up. As the game wore on, she began to feel dizzy and developed a sharp headache. more
Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community at a June 15 meeting at the Elmont Public Library. The company’s … more
Unsound surf shop held its 7th annual surf art show and auction on June 11, which featured live music by the Shipwrecks. Each year, the event features some of the best artists and photographers … more
To most of the world, pyramids are synonymous with ancient Egypt, but to fitness buffs it’s the favored form of resistance training. The name may be foreign to some, but pyramid training has … more
Pickleball, a cross between badminton and tennis, is the fastest growing sport among baby boomers in America. Created in the 1960s, and now popular in many retirement communities, the game is played on a badminton-sized court with paddles, a whiffle-type ball and a net — 34 inches high. This summer, the Town of Hempstead Department of Parks and Recreation is providing residents with opportunities to learn the team sport with a series of lessons being offered at Seaman’s Neck Park in Seaford. more
Notwithstanding the absence of a Triple Crown hopeful, the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes featured a dramatic finish with Creator inching past Destin in the final stride to win by a nose. more
Hundreds of people gathered at the Alva T. Stanforth Sports Complex near Elmont Library on Saturday to kick off the Elmont/Belmont Day Parade, marking the unofficial start of summer and the lead-up … more
For people around the world, the news that former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali died last Friday at age 74 undoubtedly spurred memories of the boxer’s greatest fights, grandiose trash talk and unyielding stance against the Vietnam War that brought charges of draft evasion during the prime of his career. But many Long Beach residents also remember him as a giver. more
Long Beach’s girls’ track and field team made strides this spring and is racing toward a promising 2017 season. Among next year’s returners who shined was junior Kelly DiResto, who earned All-Division in the 100-meter high hurdles. more
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