In early June, a student asked Greg Sankey, the SEC commissioner, what more the conference had done to address racial disparities since 2015, when Sankey criticized the battle flag after a white supremacist murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C. And in Indianapolis, where N.C.A.A. leaders had periodically considered whether to strengthen the association’s stand […]
Like “American Born Chinese” — his groundbreaking 2006 Y.A. debut, and the first graphic novel to be a finalist for the National Book Award — Gene Luen Yang’s DRAGON HOOPS (First Second, 446 pp., $24.99; ages 14 to 18) weaves multiple story lines of American identity and anxiety into a comics format. Engaging, entertaining and […]
After a week of play, the CONCACAF 2019 Gold Cup hasn’t produced anything a regular fan wouldn’t have seen coming. Sure, there’s been good showings by smaller countries like Bermuda and Curaçao plus the United States has looked pretty good following a series of weak friendly tune-up matches and the memories of 2017 still fresh. […]
With the way that the Yankees Colombian third baseman is playing this season, the Yankees can not afford to take Gio Urshela out of the lineup. Miguel Andújar is off to a slow start since coming back from a small tear in his right labrum, so the Yankees can not rely him just yet. Andújar is […]
The Supreme Court on Monday suggested it may side with New Jersey in its effort to make sports gambling legal in a case that could make betting on football, basketball and other sports widely available. The justices heard New Jersey’s challenge to a federal law that bars states from authorizing gambling in most professional and […]
Sports betting continues to prove its success here in the Garden State. This content was originally published here.
After my reunion with Jim Paige last May, I said I hoped to visit him again. “Better hurry,” said his wife, Cheryl. Not long before, she said, she thought he was about to die. That was ten months ago, further proof of what a strong soul Paige had, even as his body betrayed him in […]
That there is New Jersey governor Phil Murphy signing into law the sports betting bill. It passed last week and was just waiting to be signed by the gov. Under the law, sports betting will now be fully legal in New Jersey, both at casinos and racetracks, and online, the latter of which can go […]