Tag: Sports

Biles, Osaka Help Destigmatize Mental Health Struggles For Student-athletes

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.

Wantagh Diver Earns Silver Medal at First Olympics Appearance

A diver from Wantagh earned a silver medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics’ men’s 3-meter synchronized springboard event on Wednesday.

4 Long Island Olympians to Rep Team USA in Tokyo

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, delayed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, officially kick off on Friday, with some events beginning Wednesday. Here are the four Long Island natives to look out for as they compete for Team USA.

U.S. Supreme Court Backs College Athletes in NCAA Compensation Fight

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.

Islanders, Fans Penning Final Love Letters to Nassau Coliseum

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.

Long Island Ducks Back for the 2021 Season, Tickets on Sale...

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.

Belmont Park Will Reopen to Limited Spectators Saturday

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.

An Inside Look at the Islanders’ New Home at UBS Arena...

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. 

These Are Long Island’s Top Sports Facilities, Athletic Spots

From the best bowling alley to the best extreme sports center, find out where the top athletic spots are on Long Island.

NY Allows Greater Capacity at Sports Venues Starting April 1 Ahead...

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.