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Sullivan: The more Goodell talks, the worse it gets for him

northjersey.com — PHOENIX - Forty-five minutes was never going to be enough time for Roger Goodell to clear the many questions in the NFL air, was never going to allow him to address every problem the league has faced across a scandal-ridden year, was never going to do enough to repair an image and leadership profile crushed by one of the worst public perception stretches in league memory.
Jan 31, 2015

.@Record_Tara: Roger Goodell could not make everything better w/ what he said, but sure could make it worse. And did. shar.es/1o3iRV

Jan 30, 2015

Sullivan: The more Goodell talks, the worse it gets for him - Sports - NorthJersey.com shar.es/1oXtDh via @sharethis

Getting outshot by wide margin recurring theme for Devils; Kinkaid to start; Henrique's hand OK

fireandice.northjersey.com — Patrik Elias admitted he sounded "like a broken record." That's because we've heard this story from the Devils before - it certainly feels like I've written it before - and we've definitely seen the kind of game they played tonight before. For all the talk about the "progress" the Devils have made since the Dec.
Jan 31, 2015

Fire & Ice blog: Getting outshot by wide margin a recurring theme for Devils; Kinkaid to start; Henrique's hand OK: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Super Bowl: Superstition haunts McCourty brothers

northjersey.com — PHOENIX - You might think Jason McCourty would not have any problem securing a ticket for Super Bowl XLIX. And you'd be right, considering his twin brother, Devin, is the starting free safety and captain for the Patriots, who will be looking to stop the Seahawks' quest for a championship repeat Sunday night at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Jan 31, 2015

A bit of superstition haunts @McCourtyTwins, which is why only one of them will be in the stadium for Super Bowl XLIX shar.es/1o3KEy

Super Bowl: O'Brien Schofield getting second chance

northjersey.com — PHOENIX - O'Brien Schofield was a Giant back in March, if only for about 24 hours. He was driving to the team facility in East Rutherford to make the NFL marriage official 10 months ago when the partnership was dissolved before pen was put to paper.
Jan 31, 2015

O'Brien Schofield, the Almost Giant, gets shot at Super Bowl ring No. 2 with Seahawks shar.es/1o3EpA

Schneider deserved better, but Devils didn't in OT loss to Penguins; Harrold's first penalty costly

fireandice.northjersey.com — Cory Schneider will get a deserved night off Saturday as rookie Keith Kinkaid will start in net when the Devils host the Florida Panthers. Schneider deserved more than that, though, after his performance in tonight's 2-1 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Jan 31, 2015

Fire & Ice blog: Schneider deserved better, but Devils didn't in 2-1 OT loss to Pens; Harrold's first penalty costly: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Nets' OT loss to Raptors caps bad month at home

northjersey.com — NEW YORK - In the final seconds Friday night, Jarrett Jack bent at the waist and stared directly at the floor. He didn't look up for several seconds, as if he didn't want to see the reality of what had just happened. Jack and the Nets had played one of their finest games of the season.
Jan 31, 2015

Big effort from Jarrett Jack, big comeback from the Nets, but a familiar result in the end as Raptors win in OT - northjersey.com/sports/nets-ot…

N.J. bill would end requirement to run legal notices in newspapers

northjersey.com — A proposal to end the requirement that government legal notices be published in a newspaper was introduced on Thursday by four Republican lawmakers, including two from North Jersey. Though language of the bill is not yet available, it appears to mirror previous attempts by lawmakers to change state law to allow county and municipal governments and school districts to publish legal notices on their own websites instead of in newspapers.
Jan 30, 2015

N.J. bill would end requirement to run legal notices in newspapers shar.es/1o0W6r

Jan 30, 2015

NJ lawmakers trying again to end requirement that government legal notices be printed in newspapers shar.es/1o0oMP

New Brunswick man loses suit over Meadowlands Super Bowl ticket prices

blog.northjersey.com — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a New Brunswick, NJ man and another man from Oregon who sued the NFL for alleged New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act violations by not making sufficient tickets available to the general public for the 2014 Meadowlands Super Bowl.
Jan 30, 2015

NJ man loses lawsuit over Meadowlands Super Bowl ticket prices; claimed consumer fraud after paying $2K ow.ly/Ifkme

Elias proud to be a career Devil, but doesn't rule out finishing up elsewhere, like Brodeur

fireandice.northjersey.com — Devils left wing Patrik Elias did not watch Martin Brodeur's retirement news conference in St. Louis Thursday. He was at Prudential Center at the time. Elias did, however, see the video of Brodeur dropping the puck in a ceremonial faceoff before the Blues' game against Nashville Thursday night.
Jan 30, 2015

Fire & Ice blog: Elias proud to be a career Devil, but doesn't rule out finishing up elsewhere, like Brodeur: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Senator McCain calls for Congressional hearings on sports betting

blog.northjersey.com — Senator John McCain of Arizona, the host state of the Super Bowl this year, on an ABC/ESPN podcast has called for Congressional hearings on the issue of sports betting. McCain, the 2008 Republican candidate for President, has a lot of influence in Washington, D.C. and could very well get his wish.
Jan 30, 2015

Senator John McCain's call for Congressional hearing on sports betting: trial balloon, or game changer? ow.ly/IeVVf

Appeals court blocks release of docs in fatal 2014 police shooting

northjersey.com — An appeals court panel on Friday granted a law enforcement request to block the release of documents involving a police chase that ended with the fatal shooting of a driver near the Rutherford-Lyndhurst border last September. The panel overruled an order by Bergen County Superior Court Assignment Judge Peter E.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @marinav13: Appeals court blocks release of docs in fatal 2014 police shooting, overruling Sup. Court judge order shar.es/1o0epl @northjerseybrk

American Dream Meadowlands, the 2015 update

blog.northjersey.com — Here's a more in-depth look at Wednesday's Triple Five presentation to the Bergen County Freeholders board: Bergen County Executive James Tedesco, who suggested this meeting, first introduced Triple Five executive Tony Armlin. Armlin described his presentation as a "status update," and began his Power Point presentation that he said would last 20 minutes (it went at least 40 minutes).
Jan 30, 2015

more details on American Dream Meadowlands, shopping/entertainment site slated to open fall 2016 opening ow.ly/IeMH3

Vainieri Huttle named to Assembly leadership

blog.northjersey.com — Englewood Democrat Valerie Vainieri Huttle was named a deputy speaker of the Assembly on Friday, a leadership post she will share with eight others. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, who appointed her, called Huttle an "integral" member of the caucus and "a fierce advocate for some of our most vulnerable residents."
Jan 30, 2015

Bergen County's Valerie Vainieri Huttle named to Assembly leadership shar.es/1o037s

Lamoriello's coaching experiment effective so far; Havlat welcomes baby; Cammalleri "fine"

fireandice.northjersey.com — While admitting that he believes his stint behind the bench has been productive so far, Devils GM and interim coach Lou Lamoriello says he still doesn't know how long he'll continue in that role. Tonight game against Pittsburgh will be the Devils' 13th since Lamoriello fired head coach Pete DeBoer on Dec.
Jan 30, 2015

Fire & Ice blog post on Lamoriello's coaching experience, Havlat's new baby, Cammalleri, Josefson, goalie plan, etc.: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Philly station airs embarrassing Chris Christie video

blog.northjersey.com — Politics is cut throat, but so are Philadelphia sports fans. Philly radio station 94WIP, a safe haven for Governor Christie to escape politics and just talk sports, has turned on the governor by releasing an unflattering video in which Christie falls off a chair.

Gelinas still struggling to earn regular spot on Devils' defense; Ryder: "I want to play and win"

fireandice.northjersey.com — The Devils will make only one lineup change for tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Peter Harrold will replace Eric Gelinas on defense. Gelinas will be a healthy scratch along with right Michael Ryder, who will sit for the second game in a row and fourth time this season.
Jan 30, 2015

Fire & Ice blog: Gelinas still struggling to earn regular spot on Devils' defense; Ryder: "I want to play and win": fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in ’16

northjersey.com — After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016. Christie is scheduled to have dinner with Romney in New York on Friday night, said a source familiar with their plans.

Police chief says workers in Edgewater fire were unlicensed but not clear yet if licenses were needed

northjersey.com — EDGEWATER - The maintenance workers who were doing the plumbing repairs that caused a massive fire at a luxury apartment complex last week did not have licenses, but the borough police chief said it will be up to the building department to determine whether licenses were required.
Jan 30, 2015

Police chief says workers in Edgewater fire were unlicensed but not clear if licenses were needed - shar.es/1om6io via @sharethis

Stapleton: Seattle's dynasty talk a bit premature

northjersey.com — PHOENIX - Ken Norton Jr. is the only player to win three consecutive Super Bowls, so he knows a thing or two about the pressure that comes with trying to sustain success from season to season in the NFL.
Jan 30, 2015

Is Seattle a budding dynasty? Don't rush it, says colleague @art_stapleton shar.es/1om8RG via @sharethis

Jan 30, 2015

Seahawks dynasty still work-in-progress, so I asked some NFL icons + SB champs: Just how close are they to legendary shar.es/1omaRq