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    Lack of African American Head Coaching Positions in the NFL

    by  • February 7, 2013 • Sports • 1 Comment

    By ROSS CAPUANA The recent firing of an African American coach immediately after the regular season had ended has raised questions about diversity among National Football League coaches. Former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith was fired despite his 10 win season in this most recent 2012 NFL season. With the Rooney Rule in place, it was...

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    Winter X-Games Put On A Great Show Once Again

    by  • February 7, 2013 • Sports • 1 Comment

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    By FRANK DAPOLITO The 17th running of the Winter X-Games concluded January 27, and ended on a somber note when a snowmobiler died. Snowmobiler Caleb Moore passed away after his condition deteriorated from a crash attempting a backflip. Moore went for the trick, and as he was coming down the front skis of his snowmobile caught...

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    Making the Team

    by  • February 7, 2013 • Sports • 1 Comment

    This would be an example of the type of outfit a woman would wear to auditions.

    By MEGAN CLANCY Imagine standing in a room with 500 women and being judged in nearly no clothes and having every inch of your body scrutinized.   This is the reality for many aspiring dancers and cheerleaders. Professional dance and cheerleading, in sports, has become a norm for most professional teams in the United States.  At 26...

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    Simmonds overcomes racism in Europe

    by  • February 5, 2013 • Sports • 1 Comment

    View of a hockey stick PHOTO/MIKE MONTALTO

    By MIKE MONTALTO A member of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers refused to let racism he experienced while playing in Europe during the NHL lockout hinder his success. Wayne Simmonds heard the crowd chant “opice” the Czech word for monkey at him, according to the New England Sports Network. Simmonds, a black Canadian didn’t understand the taunts...

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    Hockey In Newark Program Scores a Permanent Home

    by  • December 20, 2012 • Sports • 1 Comment

    Former Devils Bruce Driver and Ken Daneyko, along with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Councilman Augusto Amador, Hockey In Newark Coaches Keith Veltre and Dennis Ruppe, and others take part in the Grand Reopening festivities at the Ironbound Recreation Center in Newark (Photo/Anthony Smith).

    By ANTHONY SMITH In 2003, the Hockey In Newark program, a non-profit organization, was founded to enable Newark children to learn and play the game of hockey at no cost to them. Since its inception, with only five children at the time, the  program has taken great strides to grow immensely. But while the program...

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    Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine Gets the Boot

    by  • October 17, 2012 • Sports • 1 Comment

    Only one year working for the Red Sox, Valentine gets fired after worst season in 50 year history for Boston.

    By KRISTA SALINARDI Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine gets ejected from the clubhouse, Thursday, Oct. 4,, after only one year of being in contract. Based on the 69-93 record, the worst in almost 50 years for Red Sox Nation, the management demanded a change. According to the Huffington Post, since Valentine went into power, the...

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    Passion for Fashion During Football Season

    by  • September 12, 2012 • Sports • 0 Comments

    By KRISTA SALINARDI We all know what happens when the fall season rolls around. The leaves begin to change colors, the weather starts to get that much colder, pumpkin flavored everything roams the local Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, and the biggest transition for the men and women is…you guessed it, football! Monday, Thursday, and especially Sunday...

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    Hockey Fans Upbeat About Latest CBA Proposal

    by  • September 12, 2012 • Sports • 0 Comments

    By ANTHONY SMITH It was reported Tuesday that the National Hockey League made a new offer, the first offer in over a month, to the NHL Players Association, offering to split the hockey related revenue in half, 50/50. When the NHL made their last offer, they said the NHLPA wouldn’t receiver a better offer if...

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    NHL 2011-12 Season Preview

    by  • October 18, 2011 • Features, Sports • 0 Comments

    NHL Season Preview 2011 - 2012

    by DANIEL MORRELL As the bitter winter looms around the corner, the coolest (literally) professional sport, the NHL, is back for another exiting season. The trilling Stanley Cup match between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks reignited the interest of many, giving the sport it’s highest television rating since 1974.  The game also earned a...

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