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For the first time in history, the Belmont Stakes will be the opening leg of the Triple Crown, as New York Racing Association officials announced on May 19 that the Stakes will be held on June 20 … more
With the coronavirus pandemic putting an end to the West Hempstead Chiefs Soccer Club’s spring season, the group found a way to score off the pitch. Volunteers and leaders of the club took part … more
Gyms, bowling centers and movie theatres remain closed, but the topic of golf being a safer form of entertainment and exercise during the coronavirus pandemic has bounced around in recent weeks. more
It’s game over for public high school spring sports on Long Island for 2020. Any hopes for even a modified season were dashed Tuesday afternoon when health and safety concerns led athletic administrators and school superintendents in Nassau and Suffolk counties to announced the cancellation of the spring sports season. more
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that the opening of the Belmont Park spring/summer meet will be delayed due to the continuing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. more
Martin Zapata, who lived and worked at Belmont Park, died April 7 at the age of 63 following a two-week battle with the coronavirus. He was a native of Panama and spent the past two years working as a groom for trainer Tom Morley. more
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack is canceled for the remainder of the winter and spring meets with the building now set to serve as a temporary hospital site during the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. more
For the first time since 2001, Hofstra qualified for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. more
On Thursday afternoon, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced winter regional and state championships will be postponed indefinitely. more
Hofstra’s softball team is looking to build off a rebuilding season while sporting one of the youngest rosters in the nation for a second straight spring. more
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