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Last Saturday night, NYCB Live at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum welcomed the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for the first time in history. The long-anticipated event drew a crowd of 11,198, compiled a gate of more than $1 million, and saw five Long Island-born fighters compete on a card headlined by former middleweight champ Chris Weidman of Baldwin. more
Of its many positive traits, the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball’s split-season concept gives six of the eight teams a reboot every year and an opportunity to qualify for the playoffs regardless of the first 70 games. more
The Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame, soon to be located at the new Nassau Coliseum, recently announced its third class of inductees, led by Olympic gold medalist hurdler Derrick Adkins and numerous former NFL players. more
Two years removed from capturing the Major League Lacrosse championship, the New York Lizards are in need of a strong finish to make the playoffs this season but took a considerable step June 29 with a thrilling 15-14 victory over first-place Ohio before a crowd of 5,108 at Hofstra. more
An alumnus of Oceanside High School and four-year member of the varsity baseball team, it should be to nobody’s surprise that Fordham’s Kyle Martin performed so well in his freshman season for … more
This year, three senior lacrosse players from Oceanside High School were awarded for their successes in their final season of playing at the high school. Seniors Alison Schwasnick and Kelsey … more
For a second straight year, late-game heroics lifted New York City over Long Island in a thrilling Empire Challenge. Paul Inzerillo drilled a 32-yard field goal as time expired to give NYC a 37-35 victory before a crowd of 8,621 at Hofstra in the 22nd edition of the high school football all-star showcase on June 21. more
Following an All-County winter season for the Sailors track and field team, Oceanside junior Anthony Romeo was challenged by his coach to achieve even bigger things this spring. Coming into last Saturday’s New York state 110-meter-high hurdles event, Romeo had just one more box left to check off. more
The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association has named Bessie Lamonica, a longtime figure in the Oceanside soccer community, June’s Personality of the Month. Lamonica has been involved in … more
Tapwrit surged past favorite Irish War Cry in the stretch and edged clear under jockey Jose Ortiz to win by two lengths, becoming the fifth Belmont winner in nine years to skip the Preakness after competing in the Derby. more
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