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Golfers tee up for Amputee Golf Classic in Monroe Township, New Jersey

Dozens of golfers hit the links for the Amputee Golf Classic, not only for the love of the game, but to prove to themselves what they are capable of. → Read More

Hofstra University, LIU advance to NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament

For the first time in history Hofstra University has secured a seat in the NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament and they'll be joined by Long Island University (LIU). → Read More

Hofstra pitcher defies the odds to help his team advance to CAA Championship

The Hofstra Pride wrapped up their regular season this weekend before heading to the CAA Championship - and they do so with a player who defied the odds to help his team. → Read More

Meet Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman, a pioneer in sports

You hear her on New York Yankees broadcasts - a trailblazer as the third woman in MLB history to serve as a full-time commentator in the booth. → Read More

Moms start flag football program to empower young girls

Two local moms started a program two years ago to empower young ladies, showing them that the sky is the limit. → Read More

Long Island dog 'Rascal' becomes first three-legged dog to compete in AKC agility event

Sports champions can come in many different shapes and forms. One special champion is proving you don't need to have two or four legs to overcome a disability. → Read More

After 52 years, legendary NY high school football coach Tony DeMatteo calls it a career

Legendary New York high school football coach Tony DeMatteo, who ranks second in the state in career wins, has decided to retire after a career that spanned more than half a century. → Read More

Stony Brook women's basketball team heads to first ever NCAA tournament

The Stony Brook women's basketball team received some well-deserved fanfare during a sunrise send-off Tuesday as the Seawolves departed campus on their way to their first trip to the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament in school history. → Read More

Future Stars: Teen jiu-jitsu star hopes to inspire other girls, women

It's a story you might get a kick out of - Monmouth County's Sophie Sharp is already a decorated Tae Kwon Do fighter, and she is only 14 years old and now making a name for herself in jiu-jitsu. → Read More

Track club gets creative by turning shopping center garage into own running facility

A local track club is getting creative in the pandemic by turning a shopping center parking garage into their own running facility. → Read More

Special Olympics Unified Sports bringing Long Island schools together

Special Olympics Unified Sports teams, made up of students with disabilities and those without, are showing benefits that extend well beyond the court or field. → Read More

Coronavirus News: Suffolk PAL hosts field day for youth athletes of all abilities

Wednesday was a day of competition, inspiration, and fun on Long Island as the Suffolk PAL hosted a youth field day with the Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program and local high school athletes. → Read More

50 years later: Looking back at early years of TCS New York City Marathon

On what would have been the 50th anniversary of the TCS NYC Marathon, we are taking a look back at the early years of the race. → Read More

Running in a pandemic: How races will be made safer this fall

With the health and safety of athletes in mind, New York Road Runners is developing a new model for races to make a safe return this fall. → Read More

Kickball is coming to Long Island at a minor league ballpark

The Long Island Ducks are making good use of their ballpark with kickball. → Read More

Reopen NY: Special Olympics New York athletes resume training for fall season

For the first time since the pandemic started, athletes involved with Special Olympics New York can participate in a sports season, while also following COVID health and safety guidelines. → Read More

Coronavirus News: Driveway Jazzercise to stay in shape during pandemic

Tara Griesing wanted to find another way to keep the Jazzercise community involved and engaged, so she started the Birthday Brigade -- visiting members in their driveway for outdoor group classes. → Read More

Coronavirus News: Dog shows try to go on amid the pandemic

Cancellations, postponements, delayed seasons are commonplace in sports because of COVID-19, and that includes dog shows. → Read More

Backyard Basketball Workout Series from NJ coach a big hit on Facebook

It all began with an idea to keep local kids involved in athletics when school buildings were initially "temporarily" closed. → Read More

Outcycling riding group adds virtual Pride Ride to their events

The group started more than 10 years ago with a few dozen riders. Outcycling has grown to include 2,000 cyclists. → Read More