Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor exchange another round of verbal blows as they face one another in Brooklyn.
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR welcomes the circus surrounding the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight.
Adrien Broner (33-2) will square off against Mikey Garcia (36-0) on Saturday, July 29th at Barclays Center.
SportsNite reports from Jersey City where St. Anthony High School is closing, leaving behind a long and storied basketball legacy.
An "unprecedented" level of sanctions have been levied against Paterson Eastside High School stemming from the scandal involving the school's men's basketball team, reports Matthew Stanmyre and Steve Politi of NJAM.
The scandal revolved around a controversial pipeline that funneled talented players from all over the world to the public school.
State criminal investigators had launched an inquiry in May, Stanmyre and Politi reported at the time.
The sanctions will include a two-year state tournament ban for the boys and girls basketball teams, with one year already served, as well as a two-year coaching suspension for boys coach Juan Griles and a two-year probationary period for the entire Eastside athletics department.
Jonas Schwartz sits down with Eric LeGrand to discuss his seventh annual "A Walk to Believe" 5K event, among other New York football topics.
State criminal investigators have launched an inquiry into the Paterson Eastside High basketball scandal, according to Matthew Stanmyre and Steve Politi of NJ Advanced Media.
This marks a significant turn in the story of a controversial pipeline that funneled talented players from all over the world to the public school.
Investigators from the Division of Criminal Justice in the Office of the Attorney General are actively reaching out to staff members inside the school and setting up interviews.
"It would be nice for somebody to get to the bottom of this so that we can start doing things the right way," said Rich Callaway, a longtime teacher and union representative at Eastside, in a telephone interview. "Because right now, it's not even close."
St. Anthony High School in New Jersey, the home of one of the most storied boy's basketball programs ever, will close at the end of this school year, reports Steve Politi of NJAM.
The closure is due to "a lack of funding and dwindling enrollment," a source told Politi.
Bob Hurley, Sr., who was the school's principal and the coach of the basketball team, was meeting with his staff on Wednesday to break the news.
Iona College has extended the contracts of their men's and women's basketball coaches, Tim Cluess and Billi Godsey, through the 2021-2022 season, the school announced on Wednesday.
"The Iona community and Gael Nation are proud to have Coach Cluess and Coach Godsey remain the leaders of the Iona basketball programs," college president Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D said. "We are excited about the bright future ahead for the Gaels following another successful year."
Cluess has produced a 162-78 (.675) record in seven seasons with the Gaels. Under his guidance, Iona has won three Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) titles while making the NCAA Tournament four times, including this past season. The men's program has won 20 or more games eight consecutive years, a school and conference record.
Godsey is 82-46 (.641) in four years as coach of the women's team, which includes a MAAC Tournament championship and the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament berth in 2015-16.
A quick take on Syracuse's 85-80 loss to Ole Miss in the NIT second round at the Dome, ending the Orange season:
WHAT HAPPENED: In a first-ever meeting between the schools, Ole Miss (22-13) became the ninth SEC team (of 14) to play in the Dome, and using a mix of defenses and torrid three point shooting, knocked the Orange (19-15) out of the NIT.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) With star big man Chris Boucher cheering in a bulky knee brace from the sidelines, Tyler Dorsey scored 24 points to lead four players in double figures, and No. 3 seed Oregon beat 14th-seeded Iona 93-77 Friday in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament's Midwest Region.
The Ducks (30-5) showed they have depth and sheer athleticism to make a special March run, just as coach Dana Altman hoped this week when he challenged role players to make larger contributions in shot-blocker Boucher's absence.
Jaylen Barford hit the go-ahead layup with 57.8 seconds left to help Arkansas hold off Seton Hall 77-71 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Barford had 12 of his 20 points after halftime for the Razorbacks (26-9), the No. 8 seed in the South Region. That included his layup off Khadeen Carrington's turnover at the other end, pushing Arkansas ahead for good as the Razorbacks scored the game's final seven points.
The 6-foot-3 junior also came through with a pair of free throws with 18.3 seconds left following a whistle in which officials reviewed Desi Rodriguez's foul to stop the clock and changed it to a flagrant foul...
Oregon will have to lean on Pac-12 Player of the Year Dillon Brooks even more in the NCAA Tournament.
The third-seeded Ducks will be without shot-blocking big man Chris Boucher as they navigate the rest of the postseason, starting against 14th-seeded Iona in a Midwest Regional game Friday. The game tips off at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., at 2 p.m. ET.
Oregon (29-5) tied Arizona for first place in the Pac-12, but lost to the Wildcats in the championship game of the Pac-12 tournament a night after losing Boucher to a torn ACL. Iona (22-12) earned an automatic bid after beating Siena to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament.
Arkansas and Seton Hall ought to be well tuned up and ready for the NCAA Tournament.
Both teams excelled during the last month of the season, doing enough to be safely in the tournament field.
As part of the South Region, eighth-seeded Arkansas (25-9) meets ninth-seeded Seton Hall (21-11) on Friday afternoon to open play at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C.
"Our biggest goal was, No. 1, to be dancing," Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said. "If you watched our team, it has been a team of streaks. We won a lot of games in a row. ... Now we want another streak of six. How about that?"
Michelle Yu breaks down all the action from Seton Hall as they get ready to start their March Madness run.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Bonzie Colson scored 18 points and Notre Dame survived a first-round NCAA Tournament scare by pulling out a 60-58 win over Princeton.
The West Region's 12th-seeded Tigers had a chance to pull ahead on their final possession, but Devin Cannady missed an open 3-pointer just before the final horn. Notre Dame's Steve Vasturia pulled down the rebound and was fouled.
The Fighting Irish (26-9) nearly squandered an 11-point second half lead. Guard Matt Farrell scored 16 points, but missed the front end of a one-and-one with Notre Dame up 59-58...
Notre Dame has made its mark in March as the only team to reach the Elite Eight round of the past two NCAA Tournaments.
To be truly elite, however, the Fighting Irish know they need to carry that success into another month.
"We have a great opportunity ahead of us to make a deep run in this tournament," senior guard Steve Vasturia told the Chicago Tribune. "It culminates in April, and we haven't been able to get there. That's a goal."
Notre Dame (25-9) is seeded fifth in the West Region and will tip-off the first round Thursday afternoon against No. 12 seed Princeton (23-6) in Buffalo, N.Y.
Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard speaks with the media ahead of the team's first round matchup with Arkansas in the NCAA Tournament.
Head coach Kevin Willard and Seton Hall players discuss the team's preparation and expectations heading into March Madness.
Seton Hall earned a 9-seed while Princeton and Iona are both double-digit seeds in the NCAA tournament as the bracket was announced on Sunday.
Seton Hall, which received an at-large bid, will face No. 8 Arkansas in the South Regional on Friday at 1:30 p.m. The winner of that matchup will face the winner of No. 1 North Carolina and No. 16 Texas Southern.
Ivy League champion Princeton is the 12-seed in the West Regional and will face No. 5 Notre Dame on Thursday at 12:15 p.m. The winner will face the winner of No. 4 West Virginia and No. 13 Bucknell.
The Wildcats, who had six players score in double figures, set team tournament records for points scored and margin of victory.
DiVincenzo, a redshirt freshman who finished 7 of 8 from the field, including 5 of 6 on 3s, surpassed his previous career high of 20 points, also set against St. John's, which suffered its worst loss ever in the tournament.
NEW YORK (AP) It was a chance to experience a basketball time warp.
St. John's and Georgetown were playing in the Big East Tournament, something that has happened seven times since the postseason tournament started in 1980.
Their regular season matchups were keepers with names like Thompson, Ewing and Mullin. There was the "sweater game."
On Wednesday night, for a few minutes Madison Square Garden was suddenly in the 1980s...
The Paterson Eastside boys basketball team withdrew from the New Jersey state tournament on Wednesday after an explosive report detailed that the team's former coach had six players living in his Paterson condominium.
On Friday, three suspensions in addition to the boys basketball coaches suspensions were announced, and the girls basketball team withdrew from the state tournament, according to NJ.com.
Coach Juan Griles -- who has since been suspended, along with assistant coach Al Maldonado -- reportedly had six players living in his Paterson condo, three Nigerians and three Puerto Ricans. Griles is the guardian of one of the Puerto Rican players, while Maldonado is the guardian of another, Juny Santiago...
CLIFTON, N.J. -- Former Eastside High School assistant basketball coach Al Maldonado said he was "shocked" and "stunned" at the allegations against him and suspended head coach Juan Griles that emerged from this week's explosive NJ Advance Media report.
In an exclusive interview with SNY in his attorney's office on Wednesday afternoon, Maldonado, 54, spoke frankly and also broke down in tears as he discussed the report that six Eastside players were living with Griles in his Paterson condo.
"I was shocked," Maldonado, who wore an orange and blue tie to honor the Ghosts' colors, said in an interview with SNY. "I know what Coach Griles is about, I know what I'm about. Without getting into too much detail, some of the allegations that I [saw] in that article stunned me. In my opinion, [there was] a little bit of sensationalism. But my initial reaction was shock."
NJ Advance Media did not interview Maldonado for its piece, but he was anxious to give his side of the story to attempt to clear his name. He and Griles now have separate attorneys. Griles declined to speak with SNY at his home on Wednesday.
St. Raymond's Isaiah Washington, a four star recruit from Harlem, made his presence felt in the SNY Invitational Championship Game.
NEW YORK -- Despite trailing by 10 points in the second half of the SNY Invitational championship game, Jose Alvarado and his Christ the King teammates never wavered.
The Royals stormed back to knock off Catholic League-rival St. Raymond, 67-66, to win the title for the first time before a packed crowd on Saturday afternoon at City College of New York.
NEW YORK -- St. Anthony's came into the SNY Invitational looking to become the first team ever to win the event three times since its inception in 2008.
Bob Hurley and the Friars previously won the championship in 2011 and '13.
But after losing by one point to St. Raymond on Friday night, the Friars had to settle for a consolation game Saturday afternoon. They made the most of it, routing Mount Vernon, 76-54, to secure third place in the event.
NEW YORK -- It will be an all-Catholic League final for the SNY Invitational championship -- and Christ the King coach Joe Arbitello couldn't be happier.
"I'm extremely happy that it's St. Raymond's-Christ the King in the final," Arbitello said after his Royals knocked off Mount Vernon, 60-55, in the second game on Friday night at City College of New York. "You know what, it proves something about the Catholic school league that it's still a pretty good league."
NEW YORK -- In the battle of New York City vs. Jersey City, the Big Apple came out on top.
In the first game of the SNY Invitational at City College of New York on Friday night, St. Raymond took out St. Anthony's, 64-63, in dramatic fashion to advance to Saturday's championship game (SNY). The Ravens (11-7) will face the Christ the King-Mount Vernon winner in the final. The Friars (11-3) will meet the loser in the consolation game at 2 p.m.
Two days before St. Raymond's was set to play New York Catholic league rival Bishop Loughlin on January 13th, Isaiah Washington called up Carmelo Anthony and let him know about the game.
Sure enough, when game day arrived, Anthony turned up at the St. Raymond's gym along with fellow Knicks Brandon Jennings and Kyle O'Quinn and rising Def Jam recording artist Dave East.
"I had spoke to Melo and another good friend that knows Melo and they said they was going to come through," the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Washington told SNY.tv by phone.
The trio of Knicks then watched as the Minnesota-bound Washington went off for a triple-double of 29 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds as St. Raymond's prevailed, 85-84, in a game that was marred by a St. Raymond's guard Dallas Watson going down with a broken wrist. The Knicks remained in the building throughout the 32-minute injury delay mainly to watch Washington.
Daily News Live is joined by Jorge Lopez, coach of St. Raymond High School, who talks about his team playing in the SNY Invitational.
GEICO SportsNite previews the SNY Invitational, which begins January 27th at 6:00 PM and features top high school basketball talent.
Deshaun Watson threw a two-yard touchdown to Hunter Renfrow with one second remaining to win the College Football Playoff national championship game over Alabama, 35-31.
In the fall of 2016, the documentary "Ice Guardians" was released. The documentary delves into one of the most respected, yet dangerous, positions on an NHL team. But, as we have seen the roles these players once filled are quickly going away.
It took 22 games.
The team that once employed Tie Domi, Joey Kocur, PJ Stock and Colton Orr had zero fights through their first 21 games.
The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in 10 innings, 8-7, to caputure their first World Series championship since 1908.
Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King," died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.
Alastair Johnson, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, confirmed that Palmer died Sunday afternoon of complications from heart problems. Johnson said Palmer was admitted to the hospital Thursday for some cardiovascular work and weakened over the last few days.
Palmer ranked among the most important figures in golf history, and it went well beyond his seven major championships and 62 PGA Tour wins. His good looks, devilish grin and go-for-broke manner made the elite sport appealing to one and all. And it helped that he arrived about the same time as television moved into most households, a perfect fit that sent golf to unprecedented popularity.
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Baseball brought New York City together following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. For a moment, it helped to distract from the tragic events that unfolded 10 days prior. But for Stanley Jefferson, a former New York Met and retired NYPD police officer, those wounds are as fresh as the day that changed our world forever.
"The last time I watched [baseball in person] was Mike Piazza Day [when he was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame]," Jefferson recounted. "Unfortunately, when I went it was probably one of the worst days I've had in a while, because I'm not very good with large crowds. I'm not good with dealing with people in that manner. I stay away and I kind of stay to myself a lot, and that was a horrible, horrible day and it'll be a while before I do something like that again."
Baseball used to be Jefferson's world. He would hit wiffle balls in his living room pretending to be Mickey Mantle. He played on the ballfields around his home in Co-Op City in the Bronx - for Pelham Parkway, the Bronx Angels and Truman High School. Despite his rising star, he had no idea how good he really was. "I was short, and very small, and skinny, and I thought that I had to prove myself consistently," Jefferson remembered in a recent interview with SNY. "I played with the older kids…And I always thought that I had to work a little bit harder, and be better, and I never really thought of myself being that good."
Despite losing a set, Serena Williams advanced into the semifinals at the US Open.
Michelle Yu joins GEICO SportsNite to discuss Serena Williams' health and her performance in the first round of the US Open in Queens.