'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Island banning transgender women and girls from participating in sports at public facilities was given five days to be rescinded, according to New York State Attorney General Letitia James.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 Cheerleading Team From Hudson Valley Celebrated By Lawmakers Championship-Winning Cheerleading Team From Hudson Valley Celebrated By Lawmakers
Championship-Winning Cheerleading Team From Hudson Valley Celebrated By Lawmakers A championship-winning cheerleading team from a Hudson Valley high school got the chance to celebrate their impressive accomplishment with local lawmakers at the New York State Capitol.  The Putnam County cheerleading team, the Putnam Valley Tigers, was invited to Albany by Assemblyman Matt Slater, Rep. Mike Lawler, and Sen. Rob Rolison on Tuesday, Feb. 27 to celebrate their first-ever state championship win.  The Tigers, who won the 2023 New York State Cheerleading Championship on Sunday, Nov. 5, received much praise from elected officials. "As a community, we are inspired by th…
Championship-Winning Team From College In Westchester Honored At NY State Capitol Championship-Winning Team From College In Westchester Honored At NY State Capitol
Championship-Winning Team From College In Westchester Honored At NY 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 Hudson Valley College Legend NY Giants QB Tommy DeVito's Agent ‘Italian Jerry Maguire’ Is A Hudson Valley College Legend
NY Giants QB Tommy DeVito's Agent ‘Italian Jerry Maguire’ Is A Hudson Valley 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' Arena Belmont Stakes Moving Upstate In 2024 During Construction Of 'Reimagined' Arena
Belmont Stakes Moving Upstate In 2024 During Construction Of 'Reimagined' 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…
NY Native Kevin Brown To Be 'Freed' From Much-Maligned Suspension By Major League Team NY Native Kevin Brown To Be 'Freed' From Much-Maligned Suspension By Major League Team
NY 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': Major League Team Suspends NY Native For Announcing Facts, Report Says 'Thin Skinned': Major League Team Suspends NY Native For Announcing Facts, Report Says
'Thin Skinned': Major League Team Suspends NY 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…
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 …
Former Westchester HS Standout To Make Major League Debut Former Westchester HS Standout To Make Major League Debut
Former Westchester HS Standout To Make Major League Debut There's a brand-new major leaguer from the Hudson Valley. Northern Westchester native Henry Davis, an alum of Fox Lane High School in Bedford, is set to make his Major League debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 23-year-old Davis, a right-hand hitting catcher, was called up by the Pirates on Sunday, June 18 from Triple-A affiliate Indianapolis. The Pirates host the Chicago Cubs in the first of a three-game series at 7:05 p.m. Monday, June 19. Davis, a resident of Bedford, began the season with Double-A Altoona, Pennsylvania, where he batted .284 with 10 home runs before b…
Foul Play: Video Shows Adult Baseball Player Attacking 15-Year-Old Over Ball At NY Park Foul Play: Video Shows Adult Baseball Player Attacking 15-Year-Old Over Ball At NY Park
Foul Play: Video Shows Adult Baseball Player Attacking 15-Year-Old Over Ball At NY 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. …
Coach On Top Of College Basketball World Spent 10 Years Guiding Team In Hudson Valley Coach On Top Of College Basketball World Spent 10 Years Guiding Team In Hudson Valley
Coach On Top Of College Basketball World Spent 10 Years Guiding Team In Hudson Valley 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-…
Super Bowl Flyover: Navy Pilot From Westchester Joins All-Woman Team For Big Game Super Bowl Flyover: Navy Pilot From Westchester Joins All-Woman Team For Big Game
Super Bowl Flyover: Navy Pilot From Westchester Joins All-Woman Team For Big Game A US Navy pilot from Northern Westchester was one of several women who flew over Super Bowl LVII just before the game started.  Former North Salem resident and North Salem High School alumni Lieutenant Margaret Dente, also known as Peggy Bobbin, was part of the all-woman team who took part in an integrated flyover over State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where the game was held on Sunday, Feb. 12, North Salem Town Supervisor Warren Lucas said.  The flyover was conducted at the end of the national anthem, and consisted of three tactical aircraft squadrons, US Navy officials said.  …
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…
National Champions: Cheer Team From Hudson Valley Wins Big National Champions: Cheer Team From Hudson Valley Wins Big
National Champions: Cheer Team From Hudson Valley Wins Big Members of a high school cheerleading team from the Hudson Valley are now national champions.  The Mahopac High School Varsity Cheerleading team emerged as the national champions after winning the National Cheerleaders Association High School Nationals, which was held in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, Jan. 22.  The team participated in the Intermediate Coed Varsity Crowd Performance category, where they ranked first.   Wow!!! What an accomplishment!!! Congrats to @MahopacCheer on winning the NCA National Championship down in Dallas this weekend!!! Amazing performance!!…
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, Hudson Valley Resident Amar'e Stoudemire Charged After Punching Daughter: Report Ex-Knick, Hudson Valley Resident Amar'e Stoudemire Charged After Punching Daughter: Report
Ex-Knick, Hudson Valley Resident 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…
Westchester Native Mandy Rose Released From WWE Over Risqué Photos, Report Says Westchester Native Mandy Rose Released From WWE Over Risqué Photos, Report Says
Westchester Native Mandy Rose Released From WWE Over Risqué Photos, Report Says WWE star Mandy Rose, a native of Northern Westchester, has been let go after sharing sexually suggestive photos of herself, a report from the New York Post said.  Rose, age 32, who grew up in Yorktown, joined the WWE in 2015 and had been named the champion of the WWE's developmental brand, NXT, for more than 400 days before losing her title on Wednesday, Dec. 14, after losing to Roxanne Perez, according to the news outlet. On the same day, she was also released from the organization for posting photos of herself in the shower with her fiance on her FanTime page, a website similar to On…
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…
Aaron Judge Signs 9-Year, $360M Contract To Stay With Yankees Aaron Judge Signs 9-Year, $360M Contract To Stay With Yankees
Aaron Judge Signs 9-Year, $360M Contract To Stay With Yankees Just months after breaking the American League single-season home-run record, star outfielder Aaron Judge has signed a nine-year, $360 million contract to stay with the New York Yankees, according to multiple reports. If you're scoring at home, that's $40 million per season, the second-largest contract in Major League Baseball history. The 30-year-old Judge hit 62 home runs this past season, breaking the league record of 61 established by Roger Maris in 1961. There had been speculation that Judge, a California native, might sign with the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, or San Di…
'Captain America' Christian Pulisic 'Cleared To Play' At World Cup Following Hospitalization 'Captain America' Christian Pulisic 'Cleared To Play' At World Cup Following Hospitalization
'Captain America' Christian Pulisic 'Cleared To Play' At World Cup Following Hospitalization Christian Pulisic will be returning to the field after he was injured while scoring his first goal at the World Cup during the US game against Iran —  making this the first winning game for the US men's national team.  The US squad now plays in the Round of 16 against the Netherlands in Qatar at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 (FOX-TV).  Captain American will be reporting for duty, the fans are tweeting after the US Men's National Team shared the update on Friday, Dec. 2.  Earlier report: Former Fairfield University Standout Goalie Shuts Out Iran As Team USA Advances In World Cup As protests…
Court Sides With Hudson Valley Woman Whose Middle Finger Cost Her College Scholarship Court Sides With Hudson Valley Woman Whose Middle Finger Cost Her College Scholarship
Court Sides With Hudson Valley Woman Whose Middle Finger Cost Her College Scholarship A former University of Connecticut athlete from New York's Hudson Valley who was stripped of her full college scholarship after she raised a middle finger following a championship game victory has won a victory in court, a report by Courthouse News Service said.  In November 2014, UConn women's soccer player and then-freshman Noriana Radwan, from the Dutchess County village of Wappingers Falls, flashed her middle finger to a television camera after her team beat the University of South Florida 3-2 in the American Athletic Conference championship game.  Immediately after the w…
Two High School Seniors From Westchester County To Play Lacrosse At Division I Universities Two High School Seniors From Westchester County To Play Lacrosse At Division I Universities
Two High School Seniors From Westchester County To Play Lacrosse At Division I Universities Two high school star lacrosse athletes from Northern Westchester will be bringing their talents to Division I universities.  Armonk natives Gavin Javorsky and Sean Siegel, who are currently seniors at Byram Hills High School, committed to colleges during a ceremonial signing day ceremony in the school's lecture hall on Wednesday, Nov. 9, according to the Byram Hills Central School District. Javorsky, who plays attack, will play lacrosse at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, while Siegel, a midfielder, will play at the University of Richmon…
Westchester 20-Year-Old Among 5 Members Of USA World Cup Team With NY Ties Westchester 20-Year-Old Among 5 Members Of USA World Cup Team With NY Ties
Westchester 20-Year-Old Among 5 Members Of USA World Cup Team With NY Ties Five players with ties to New York are members of the USA men's national team in soccer's World Cup in Qatar. One of them, a 19-year-old New York native, is the youngest player to ever start for the USA team. Born to a Ghanaian mother in the Bronx, Yunus Musah, a midfielder, grew up in Italy before moving again with his family to London, England in 2012, according to his bio on the USA Soccer website. Another midfielder on the team is also a native New York, from the Hudson Valley:  Tyler Adams from Wappingers Falls in Dutchess County. Forward Giovanni "Gio" Reyna, age 20, grew up in…
Former Yale Head Coach Sentenced In College Admissions Case Former Yale Head Coach Sentenced In College Admissions Case
Former Yale Head Coach Sentenced In College Admissions Case A former Yale University women's soccer coach was sentenced for accepting bribes to facilitate the admission of students to Yale as purported athletic recruits. New Haven County resident Rudolph "Rudy" Meredith, age 54, of Madison, was sentenced to five months in prison and one year of supervised release on Wednesday, Nov. 9, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. He was also ordered to pay a $19,000 fine and forfeiture of $557,774, the US Attorney's Office said. The US Attorney's Office said Meredith pleaded guilty to one co…
Ex-Giants To Help Stop & Shop Deliver Thanksgiving Turkeys To Food Bank of Hudson Valley Ex-Giants To Help Stop & Shop Deliver Thanksgiving Turkeys To Food Bank of Hudson Valley
Ex-Giants To Help Stop & Shop Deliver Thanksgiving Turkeys To Food Bank of Hudson Valley Ex-Giants players helped Stop & Shop launch its annual Turkey Express program by delivering 500 Thanksgiving turkeys to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. The kickoff was held in Rockland County on Tuesday,  Nov. 1, in Nanuet where former New York Giants running back alum Joe Morris and wide receiver Stephen Baker worked alongside Stop & Shop associates to deliver 500 Thanksgiving turkeys. During the initiative, Stop & Shop will deliver 25,000 Thanksgiving turkeys, equaling a total of nearly 400,000 pounds, to 30 community partners and hunger relief organizations acro…