Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn
Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn Head coach Dan Hurley of the two-time national champion University of Connecticut men's basketball team has hit the jackpot by signing a new $50 million, six-year contract with the program. The school announced the deal on Monday, July 8, saying Hurley was the best college basketball coach in the nation. Under the new contract, Hurley will receive a base salary of $400,000 yearly and additional compensation for speaking, consulting, and media obligations of $6.375 million this year. The university said the contract then escalates each year. He will also receive a retention bonus …
Look Who's Coming Back: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn Look Who's Coming Back: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn
Look Who's Coming Back: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley has turned down a jaw-dropping offer from the Los Angeles Lakers and will stay to pursue a third straight national title, according to multiple news reports. Related: UConn's Dan Hurley Could Be LA Lakers' Next Coach The Lakers had dangled a $70 million offer in front of the 51-year-old Hurley, which sent him to Los Angeles last week to meet with team brass, news sources reported. The offer would have made Hurley one of the NBA's highest-paid coaches, said Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN on X.  It would have also allowed him to work with the …
UConn's Dan Hurley Could Be LA Lakers' Next Coach, Report Says UConn's Dan Hurley Could Be LA Lakers' Next Coach, Report Says
UConn's Dan Hurley Could Be LA Lakers' Next Coach, Report Says After two back-to-back NCAA championships, the Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly wooing UConn's Dan Hurley to be their next head coach. Click here for a new, updated story: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn  According to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the franchise is working on a "massive," long-term contract to bring the famous Hurley, age 51, to the Lakers. Wojnarowski reported on Thursday, June 6, that the Lakers' front office had preliminary contact with Hurley and planned to escalate the discussions. Wojnarowski reported that the tea…
Want To Improve Your Golf Game? Try This New App Want To Improve Your Golf Game? Try This New App
Want To Improve Your Golf Game? Try This New App Local golf enthusiasts have a new tool in their arsenal with the launch of the Pinpoint Golf app, a cutting-edge application designed to help golfers of all skill levels improve. The app promises to bring precision and convenience to golfers, from beginners to seasoned pros. Pinpoint Golf (www.pinpoint.golf) offers a comprehensive suite of features aimed at improving your game. The app centers on strokes gained tracking, an advanced method to measure and improve performance. In addition, the app provides detailed GPS mapping of courses, real-time shot tracking, and other performance analytic…
Tom Brady Says He'll Never Do Another Netflix Roast: Here's Why Tom Brady Says He'll Never Do Another Netflix Roast: Here's Why
Tom Brady Says He'll Never Do Another Netflix Roast: Here's Why Tom Brady took some hard hits during his 23 seasons in the NFL and always managed to bounce back, but he said the shots at his family were too much during the Netflix roast of the GOAT earlier this month.  Brady appeared on the Wednesday, May 15, episode of "The Pivot Podcast" hosted by former footballers Fred Taylor, Ryan Clark, and Channing Crowder to discuss his career, his future, his family, and the Netflix roast that became the talk of the internet for days after it aired live on Sunday, May 5.  The former Patriots great said he didn't mind the harsh jokes at his expens…
Family Of NY College Football Standout, NFL Hopeful Who Died At 25 Sees Flood Of Support Family Of NY College Football Standout, NFL Hopeful Who Died At 25 Sees Flood Of Support
Family Of NY College Football Standout, NFL Hopeful Who Died At 25 Sees Flood Of Support Support is swelling for the family of a former college football standout in New York following his unexpected death at age 25. Amitral “AJ” Simon, a former defensive lineman for the University at Albany, died Tuesday, April 16, relatives confirmed. A cause of death was not given. Simon announced late last year that he was entering his name in the NFL Draft, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27. Earlier Report: UAlbany Football Star, NFL Draft Hopeful AJ Simon Dies The 6-foot-1, 270-pound Simon, a native of Pennsylvania from Coolbaugh Township in Monroe Co…
NY College Football Star Dies At 25, Week Before NFL Draft NY College Football Star Dies At 25, Week Before NFL Draft
NY College Football Star Dies At 25, Week Before NFL Draft A former college football standout in New York died at age 25, just a week before the NFL Draft. Amitral “AJ” Simon, a defensive lineman for the University at Albany, announced late last year that he was entering his name in the draft. "He was a tremendous young man and even better teammate throughout his time at UAlbany," the UAlbany football program said in a statement announcing his death on Wednesday, April 17. "He will be profoundly missed." Simon's cause of death has not yet been released. The 6-foot-1, 270-pound Simon, a native of Pennsylvania from Coolbaugh Township in Monroe…
'Warrior' LI Student Who Survived Chimpanzee Attack Now Dominates At Wrestling Competition 'Warrior' LI Student Who Survived Chimpanzee Attack Now Dominates At Wrestling Competition
'Warrior' LI Student Who Survived Chimpanzee Attack Now Dominates At Wrestling Competition A Long Island teen who, as a child, narrowly survived a chimpanzee attack in his native Central Africa is now showing his resilience by making a name for himself in high school wrestling. When Dunia Sibomana Rodriguez was only 6, his life was forever changed. Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he traveled into Virunga National Park to play with his brother and cousin one day when the trio was attacked by a chimpanzee. Sibomana Rodriguez’s younger brother and cousin were killed in attack and the 6-year-old suffered severe injuries to his lips and face. In 2015, rangers from …
Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner Visits Long Island In Support Of Trans Athletes Ban Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner Visits Long Island In Support Of Trans Athletes Ban
Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner Visits Long Island In Support Of Trans Athletes Ban Caitlyn Jenner, a former Olympian and media personality, paid a visit to Long Island to publicly back a recent executive order banning transgender women from participating in women’s sports. On Monday, March 18, the former Olympian, who came out as a trans woman in 2015, held a press conference alongside Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman in support of his polarizing transgender athlete ban. The executive order, which went into effect on Thursday, Feb. 22, prohibits the Nassau County Parks & Recreation Department from issuing permits to female teams that include transgender women, …
East Hampton Sailor Becomes First American Woman To Race Around World East Hampton Sailor Becomes First American Woman To Race Around World
East Hampton Sailor Becomes First American Woman To Race Around World A sailor who hails from New York has done what only a small number of people have done — sailed around the world solo. Twenty-nine-year-old Cole Brauer has made history. The Long Island sailor, who grew up in Springs, East Hampton, became the first American woman to race solo nonstop around the world on Thursday, March 7. She placed second in the Global Solo Challenge, which a total of 16 avid sailors signed up to compete in, after launching off from A Coruña, Spain on October 29, 2023. Brauer spent 130 days circumnavigating the 30,000 miles down the west coast of Africa, Australia, ar…
'Blatantly Illegal': NYAG Submits Cease-And-Desist Over Transgender Athlete Ban On Long Island 'Blatantly Illegal': NYAG Submits Cease-And-Desist Over Transgender Athlete Ban On Long Island
'Blatantly Illegal': Nyag Submits Cease-And-Desist Over Transgender Athlete Ban On Long Island An executive order on Long Island banning transgender women and girls from participating in sports at public facilities was given five days to be rescinded, according to New York State Attorney General Letitia James. “This executive order is transphobic and blatantly illegal.” On Friday, March 1, just over a week after Nassau County Bruce Blakeman issued an executive order prohibiting transgender women (those assigned male at birth) from playing in women’s sports, James — who had quickly condemned the act — officially submitted a cease-and-desist against the order. Original Report:&nbs…
Championship-Winning Team From College In NY Honored At State Capitol Championship-Winning Team From College In NY Honored At State Capitol
Championship-Winning Team From College In NY Honored At State Capitol The first college team to win a national title from a school in Westchester was honored during a celebration held at the New York State Capitol.  The Pleasantville-based Pace University women's lacrosse team, the Setters, which won the 2023 NCAA Division II National Championship on Sunday, May 21, 2023, after beating No. 1-ranked West Chester University 19-9, was honored at the New York State Capitol in Albany on Tuesday, Jan. 16, university officials announced.  Earlier Report - White House Visit: Championship-Winning Team From Pace University Honored During the celebration…
Jimmy Kimmel Unloads On Jets' Aaron Rodgers Over False Jeffrey Epstein Claims Jimmy Kimmel Unloads On Jets' Aaron Rodgers Over False Jeffrey Epstein Claims
Jimmy Kimmel Unloads On Jets' Aaron Rodgers Over False Jeffrey Epstein Claims Jimmy Kimmel has hit back at New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers after Rodgers implied the late-night talk show host was a patron of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. During his opening monologue on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Monday, Jan. 8, Kimmel called for Rodgers, a New Jersey resident who bought an Essex County mansion in Cedar Grove after his trade to Gang Green, to apologize for saying on ESPN's "The Pat McAfee Show" last week that Kimmel would be on a list of clients who flew on the disgraced financier's private jet. Aaron Rodgers warns ESPN's audience about "the alphabet g…
Jimmy Kimmel Threatens Lawsuit Against Jets' Aaron Rodgers Over Epstein Claims Jimmy Kimmel Threatens Lawsuit Against Jets' Aaron Rodgers Over Epstein Claims
Jimmy Kimmel Threatens Lawsuit Against Jets' Aaron Rodgers Over Epstein Claims Aaron Rodgers' big mouth might have finally gotten him in trouble. The New York Jets quarterback, who bought a New Jersey mansion in Cedar Grove after he was traded to Gang Green from the Green Bay Packers, went on "The Pat McAfee Show" on ESPN on Tuesday, Jan. 2 and implied late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel was a patron of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Aaron Rodgers caps off a busy Pat McAfee Show spot by addressing a Super Bowl logo-based conspiracy and again suggesting ABC host Jimmy Kimmel will be on the Jeffrey Epstein client list... pic.twitter.com/eQ62mbVSbM — Awful…
NY Giants QB Tommy DeVito's Agent ‘Italian Jerry Maguire’ Is A NY College Legend NY Giants QB Tommy DeVito's Agent ‘Italian Jerry Maguire’ Is A NY College Legend
NY Giants QB Tommy DeVito's Agent ‘Italian Jerry Maguire’ Is A NY College Legend The football world got its first taste of New York Giants Quarterback Tommy DeVito's agent on Monday night, but Massachusetts residents and many college football fans in New York already knew him. Sean P. Stellato made a splash Monday night, Dec. 11, when a video of him and DeVito went viral on X, formerly Twitter, with even Barstool Sports Owner David Portnoy shouting him out. Though, in true Portnoy fashion, he has a small grudge with the former Salem High School alum.  This motherfucker wrote a book about beating Swampscott my senior year. What a world! https://t.co/3wLRG84HF…
Belmont Stakes Moving Upstate In 2024 During Construction Of 'Reimagined' LI Arena Belmont Stakes Moving Upstate In 2024 During Construction Of 'Reimagined' LI Arena
Belmont Stakes Moving Upstate In 2024 During Construction Of 'Reimagined' LI Arena The Belmont Stakes will have a temporary new home in 2024. For the first time in 118 years, the third and final leg of the Triple Crown will be held at the Saratoga Race Course during construction of a new, “reimagined” Belmont Park on Long Island, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced. “As part of the exciting modernization of Belmont Park, Saratoga now adds to its storied history by hosting the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown,” said. “It’s a win for horseracing and for the Capital Region to have the excitement and the ability to host the four-day Festival in June at America’s most historic track. As I…
Long Island Native Kevin Brown To Be 'Freed' From Much-Maligned Suspension By Major League Team Long Island Native Kevin Brown To Be 'Freed' From Much-Maligned Suspension By Major League Team
Long Island Native Kevin Brown To Be 'Freed' From Much-Maligned Suspension By Major League Team Baltimore Orioles announcer and New York native Kevin Brown is ready to return home to the broadcasting booth. Brown, a Long Island native who was notoriously suspended from his job two weeks ago  for accurately reporting about the team's past struggles against a rival is set to return to calling O’s games on Friday night, Aug. 11 when Baltimore squares off in Seattle against the Mariners. During the Sunday, July 23 game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Brown read his game notes - which are provided by the team's PR staff - regarding the Orioles' recent history playing in St. Petersburg. Ear…
'Thin Skinned': MLB Team Suspends Long Island Native For Announcing Facts, Report Says 'Thin Skinned': MLB Team Suspends Long Island Native For Announcing Facts, Report Says
'Thin Skinned': MLB Team Suspends Long Island Native For Announcing Facts, Report Says The Baltimore Orioles have suspended play-by-play announcer and New York native Kevin Brown after he accurately recapped the team’s struggles in past seasons against the Tampa Bay Rays during a live broadcast, AwfulAnnouncing.com reports. Sources told the sports media site that Brown has been suspended indefinitely following his commentary during the end of the team’s series against the Rays on Sunday, July 23. In his pregame overview, Brown noted that Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg has been “maybe the toughest ballpark” for the Orioles to play in and reminded viewers that the team had…
'Let's Go Pequa!' Little League Softball Team From Long Island Heading To World Series 'Let's Go Pequa!' Little League Softball Team From Long Island Heading To World Series
'Let's Go Pequa!' Little League Softball Team From Long Island Heading To World Series These young Long Islanders are in a league of their own. After playing a perfect 15-0 season, the Massapequa International Little League softball team is heading to the Little League World Series. Repping the Mid-Atlantic region, the team is made up a dozen girls ages 12 and younger. “We did it! Now we go to the World Series next week,” coach Joe Fackler raved on Facebook. The team arrived in Greenville, North Carolina early Thursday, Aug. 3, where eight teams from the United States, as well as the Philippines, Canada, Italy, and Puerto Rico, will duke it out for the championship. …
Review: Best Golf Stats Apps Review: Best Golf Stats Apps
Review: Best Golf Stats Apps Finding a golf stats app can be a bit overwhelming, simply because there are so many to choose from. We’ve written about the value of strokes gained stats, and the best golf stats app absolutely needs to measure strokes gained. Here is our comparison of the best golf stats apps and which ones are worth your investment. Pinpoint GolfPinpoint Golf 1. Pinpoint Golf Pinpoint Golf is the top golf stats app for tracking strokes gained. If you want to dive into strokes gained tracking, but you’re worried about data collection and complexity, don’t fret. Pinpoint makes navigation and data inpu…
What Is Strokes Gained In Golf? What Is Strokes Gained In Golf?
What Is Strokes Gained In Golf? If you play golf, you know it's not easy. In fact, it's probably the most frustrating and difficult game there is. Athletes in other sports might disagree, but everyone can agree that getting good at golf is hard. That's where “strokes gained” comes in. Golfers can finally learn exactly where they need to improve their game so that they can get better faster. A lot faster. Strokes gained compares every facet of a golfers game to other players of a similar skill level. How good are you at short putts, long putts, short game, irons, driving? Strokes gained tells you all this and more. This …
Foul Play: Video Shows Adult Baseball Player Attacking Teen Over Ball At Greenlawn Park Foul Play: Video Shows Adult Baseball Player Attacking Teen Over Ball At Greenlawn Park
Foul Play: Video Shows Adult Baseball Player Attacking Teen Over Ball At Greenlawn Park A New York man is facing assault charges after he was allegedly caught on video attacking a 15-year-old boy over a foul baseball. The incident happened Sunday, May 21, on Long Island, near the Greenlawn Skatepark in Suffolk County. Video shared on Facebook shows an adult baseball player attempting to grab something out of the teen’s pocket before he grabs the victim by his bicycle helmet and slams him into a railing. The video then shows the teen swinging at the man’s head as he attempts to break free from his grip. The suspect attempts to slam the boy onto the ground but is unsuccessful. …
Long Island Hometown Honoring World Champion Wrestler Long Island Hometown Honoring World Champion Wrestler
Long Island Hometown Honoring World Champion Wrestler This might make him even more insufferable. Maxwell Jacob Friedman, the All Elite Wrestling World Champion and one of the biggest bad guys in professional wrestling, is being honored in his Nassau County hometown on Monday, April 3. The Town of Oyster Bay is presenting the wrestler, also known as MJF, with the key to the city and proclaiming April 3 as Maxwell Jacob Friedman Day, ahead of AEW running the UBS Arena on Wednesday, April 5. Friedman is a 2014 graduate of Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, where he played football.  Since joining AEW in 2019, Friedman has…
Coach On Top Of College Basketball World Spent 10 Years Guiding Team In NY Coach On Top Of College Basketball World Spent 10 Years Guiding Team In NY
Coach On Top Of College Basketball World Spent 10 Years Guiding Team In NY The first-year Division I head coach who's now at the top of the men's college basketball world guides Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. But 51-year-old Tobin Anderson has strong ties to both New York and Connecticut. Bracket-busting FDU became just the second No. 16 seed to defeat a top seed when the Knights stunned Purdue 63-58 Friday night, March 17 in Columbus, Ohio. FDU was a 23.5-point underdog. "We just made history, college basketball history tonight," Anderson told his team in the locker room after the game. "From four wins last year -- it's one of the most u…
Former All-Pro Antonio Brown Becomes Part Owner Of NY Arena League Team Former All-Pro Antonio Brown Becomes Part Owner Of NY Arena League Team
Former All-Pro Antonio Brown Becomes Part Owner Of NY Arena League Team NFL free agent Antonio Brown is going from player to owner. Appearing at a press conference at MVP Arena in Albany on Thursday, March 2, the former All-Pro receiver announced that he was becoming part owner of the National Arena League’s Albany Empire. WELCOME TO THE TEAM! @AB84 @HCEBrown pic.twitter.com/Aj29hsgkJY — Albany Empire (@AlbanyEmpireNAL) March 2, 2023 “I’m excited and grateful to be a part of the Albany Empire,” he told reporters before recounting his time growing up in Albany, where as a child he watched his father play for what was then the Albany Firebirds. “The face-…
Man Dies After Brawl At Middle School Basketball Game In Vermont (Video) Man Dies After Brawl At Middle School Basketball Game In Vermont (Video)
Man Dies After Brawl At Middle School Basketball Game In Vermont (Video) A brawl that erupted during a middle school boys basketball game in New England appears to have turned deadly. Vermont State Police said 60-year-old Russel Giroux died Tuesday night, Jan. 31, shortly after being involved in a large fight at the Alburgh Community Education Center in the town of Alburgh, Vermont. Troopers were called to the school just before 7 p.m. with reports that a fight had broken out between spectators during a 7th-8th grade game between Alburgh and visiting St. Albans. Video posted on Twitter shows nearly a dozen adults on the court, some throwing punches and yelling…
Knicks Broadcaster Who Is Son Of Hall-Of-Fame Coach Fired Over Harassment Claims Knicks Broadcaster Who Is Son Of Hall-Of-Fame Coach Fired Over Harassment Claims
Knicks Broadcaster Who Is Son Of Hall-Of-Fame Coach Fired Over Harassment Claims A longtime New York Knicks broadcaster has signed off the air for the last time after being fired by the MSG Network amid alleged harassment allegations, according to reports. A spokesperson for MSG Networks announced radio analyst Brendan Brown's ousting in a statement on Monday, Jan. 23, along with plans for the rest of the Knicks’ regular-season broadcasts. “MSG Networks and Brendan Brown have decided to part company,” officials stated. “For the remainder of the season, various personalities including former Knick John Wallace, will serve as the Knicks radio analyst on the MSG Radio Netw…
Here's How Much Mobile Sports Betting Has Generated For NY In 1st Year, Where It's Going Here's How Much Mobile Sports Betting Has Generated For NY In 1st Year, Where It's Going
Here's How Much Mobile Sports Betting Has Generated For NY In 1st Year, Where It's Going New York State has raked in some serious cash since mobile sports betting was legalized one year ago. In all, the Empire State has collected more than $709.2 million in tax revenue on such betting, the highest in the nation, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office. Another $200 million was collected from licensing fees. That revenue came from the more than $16 billion that was wagered on sports since betting was first allowed in January 2022. So, where is all that tax revenue going? The overwhelming majority, nearly $700 million, goes toward education funding, the governor’s office said. …
Ex-Knick Amar'e Stoudemire Charged After Punching Daughter: Report Ex-Knick Amar'e Stoudemire Charged After Punching Daughter: Report
Ex-Knick Amar'e Stoudemire Charged After Punching Daughter: Report Ex-New York Knick Amar'e Stoudemire has been charged with battery after allegedly punching his teen daughter in the jaw at his Miami condo, the Miami Herald reports. The 40-year-old former basketball great's daughter, who is between ages 14 and 17, allegedly told cops that her 6-foot and 10-inch tall dad slapped her hard enough to draw blood and punched her sometime over the weekend, the outlet says citing police papers. The girl allegedly sent a photo to her mom of herself with blood on her face, sweater and sweatpants, crying, the Herald says citing the arrest report. The former NBA star…
Popular Sports Journalist From NY, Age 48, Dies Suddenly While In Press Box Covering World Cup Popular Sports Journalist From NY, Age 48, Dies Suddenly While In Press Box Covering World Cup
Popular Sports Journalist From NY, Age 48, Dies Suddenly While In Press Box Covering World Cup A popular sports journalist died while covering a game at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Grant Wahl, a New York City resident and soccer analyst for CBS Sports, was age 48. According to CBS News, Wahl collapsed while in the press box during the Argentina-Netherlands quarterfinal match early Saturday, Dec. 10. Paramedics quickly responded, but Wahl was pronounced dead a short time later, the report said. Wahl had written about health issues he had been experiencing while in Qatar. "My body finally broke down on me," Wahl wrote on Substack on Monday, Dec. 5. "Three weeks of little sleep, hi…
High School Girls Wrestling, Fast-Growing Nationwide, Now Emerging In NY High School Girls Wrestling, Fast-Growing Nationwide, Now Emerging In NY
High School Girls Wrestling, Fast-Growing Nationwide, Now Emerging In NY After much effort, girls wrestling at the high school level is becoming more popular in New York State. In a report from D1 Women's Wrestling for Thanksgiving 2022, the sport has been given an "emerging sport" status in New York State, along with four other states.  "There is no denying that opportunities at the high school level are at an all-time high," the organization said in a post from Monday, Nov. 21, also listing 36 states as "fully sanctioned," which means they hold approved official championships for Girls Wrestling.  "We LOVE seeing NY in purple on this chart. Nex…