The recent withdrawals for mental health reasons by gymnastics great Simone Biles from the Tokyo Olympics and tennis star Naomi Osaka from Wimbledon will go a long way toward reducing the stigma of mental health concerns among student-athletes, according to professionals at Long Island universities.
A diver from Wantagh earned a silver medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics’ men’s 3-meter synchronized springboard event on Wednesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out limits set by the major governing body for American intercollegiate sports on education-related benefits that schools can give players as a violation of antitrust law, handing a big victory to student-athletes fighting for greater financial compensation.
In its final season of hosting this Islanders team before they move to a massive, state-of-the-art home at UBS Arena at Belmont Park this fall, Nassau Coliseum and its impassioned fan base — which will defend the honor of the building nicknamed “The Old Barn” until the very end — are flexing its muscles one last time; and it was on full display this week.
The Long Island Ducks will play ball this year with fans in the stands after having to cancel last year's season due to the pandemic.
The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced on Wednesday that Belmont Park in Elmont, home to one of the most famous horse racing tracks in the world, will re-open to limited spectators on Saturday, May 1.
They’re around the final turn and into the homestretch at Belmont Park, which is opening its doors to a brand-new venue in UBS Arena — the home of the New York Islanders beginning in the 2021-22 NHL season.
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On April 1, the governor will be allowing indoor sports venues to operate at a max of 10% and 20% in outdoor venues such as Citi Field as long as fans in attendance prove that they have received a negative COVID-19 test in the past 72 prior to the game, or if they have a vaccination card.
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