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Bergen County Underdog Stuns Fighters With Unexpected Win At European MMA Competition
Edgardo Moran stood in the corner of the gym feeling like the underdog.
It was his first international trip and he was moments away from representing the USA in the International Tang Soo Do competition, held Nov. 11 and 12 in the Netherlands.
"The competition was pretty much for Europeans only," said Moran, who owns Xtreme Edge Martial Arts in Lyndhurst.
"There were a lot of people from Germany, Wales, Poland, Sweden, and London. I was an American, a Latino, knowing no one.
"I felt like the underdog, the outcast. Coming from America to a whole different, country and my style of martial…
Meet Sportscaster Kenny Albert In North Jersey
Kenny Albert, a Closter resident, has called some of the biggest moments in sports and has plenty of stories to tell.
Albert, the only sportscaster who does play by play for the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL will be signing copies of his new book "A Mic For All Seasons" at Bookends in Ridgewood on Monday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.
In the book, Albert discusses growing up the son of iconic sportscaster Marv Albert and calling 3,000 games, including calling the 1994 Stanley Cup Final, Jose Bautista's bat flip home run in 2015 and the U.S. women's hockey shootout in the 2018 Winter Olympic gold medal game, acc…
Frances Tiafoe, Son Of Maryland Custodian, Ends US Open Run In Historic Upset
Frances Tiafoe's 2023 US Open run ended in an upset on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
For Ben Shelton, though, it's only just begun.
Tiafoe, who is ranked No. 10 in the world, fell to 20-year-old Shelton in the quarterfinals 6-2 3-6 7-6(7) 6-2, in Queens, NY.
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The match was historic in that it was the first time two Black men faced off, and that Shelton's win makes him the youngest American to reach the Open semis since Andy Roddick in 2003. He'll face Novak Djokovic on Friday, Sept. 8.
Aaron Rodgers Cheers On Fellow NJ Resident Tommy Paul At US Open
The US Open is the place to be for New Jersey residents on Sunday, Sept. 3.
Aaron Rodgers, who famously moved to Montclair earlier this year, was among the celebs at this year's US Open, presumably cheering on Voorhees native, Tommy Paul.
Paul, 26, advanced to the fourth round of the Open for the first time in his career, after beating Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Friday, Sept. 1. He lost in the fourth set, making 20-year-old Ben Shelton the youngest American quarter-finalist since Andy Roddick in 2002.
There was no shortage of star power in the stands for Paul's match. Rodgers …