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As the New York Islanders gear up for the National Hockey League playoffs starting Aug. 1, the name of their future home at Belmont Park was made official Wednesday, when UBS announced its exclusive … more
Hofstra University’s Department of Athletics is suspending intercollegiate athletics competition for the fall sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the University's mission to care for the health, safety, and welfare of its student-athletes, coaches, and staff. more
The high school athletic fields across New York State will remain quiet at least until the third week of September.   more
About 25 percent of Nassau County High School varsity baseball players are getting a chance to step on the field together in 2020 thanks to the efforts of many coaches, led by Clarke’s Tom Abruscato. more
While still awaiting guidance and direction from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State’s Education Department on how schools could operate this fall, the state Public High School Athletic Association Covid-19 Task Force held two meetings in June to discuss multiple scenarios for sports. more
With most of the sports world still idle in the midst of Covid-19, horse racing grabbed the spotlight Saturday evening with the Belmont Stakes serving as the opening leg of the Triple Crown for the first time in history. more
Jay Hegi has only missed a handful of Belmont Stakes since 1978 when he witnessed a classic in his first experience at the event as Affirmed nipped Alydar to complete the Triple Crown. more
Girls on the Run Long Island, part of a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls, had 750 runners participate in its 5K run last fall and expected to surpass 1,000 for this spring’s event scheduled for June 20 on the campus of Hofstra University. 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
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