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Yankees score six runs in first inning in 8-2 victory over Angels

newsday.com — Yankees fans were rewarded for arriving early Saturday night. The Yankees aired a live showing of American Pharoah's Triple Crown victory on the scoreboard a few minutes before their game against the Angels began. Then the Yankees saw to it that Garrett Richards' time on the mound lasted only slightly longer than the horse's historic jaunt around Belmont's track.

Joe Girardi marvels at Alex Rodriguez's accomplishment

newsday.com — With Alex Rodriguez on the verge of reaching the 3,000-hit plateau, manager Joe Girardi isn't thinking about the number being tainted by A-Rod's performance-enhancing drug use. "To me, it's an accomplishment," Girardi said. "People want to say, is it a milestone? I don't know. But 3,000 hits is a lot of hits."

Esmil Rogers continues to struggle

newsday.com — The ninth-inning meltdown Friday night in which the Yankees almost blew a seven-run lead started with Esmil Rogers, who allowed all five hitters he faced to reach base (although one got there because of a miscommunication on a pop-up). It was the latest in a string of rough outings this season for Rogers, which Joe Girardi attributed to inconsistent use.

Nassau Coliseum groundbreaking awaits a lengthy to-do list

newsday.com — Developer Bruce Ratner wants to break ground in less than four months on a $261 million renovation of Nassau Coliseum and the plaza around it. But before anyone sees hard hats and shovels at the site, there's a lengthy to-do list that involves everyone from county officials and labor negotiators to minor-league hockey team owners and the issuers of town building permits.

Scuffle scuttled quickly by extra police presence at Coliseum

newsday.com — What began as some taunting between two guys in Washington Capitals jerseys and a handful of Islanders fans Saturday quickly began to escalate, and it soon appeared that a fight on the Nassau Coliseum concourse was on the horizon.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says not fair to give Islanders fans 'any hope' of return to Long Island

newsday.com — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Friday downplayed any thought of the Islanders returning to Long Island because, in his view, Nassau County's track record of trying to upgrade Nassau Coliseum is "terrible."

Bettman: NHL working with Nassau Coliseum and county to increase Game 6 security

newsday.com — IslandersSports * Hockey The NHL is working with the Nassau Coliseum and Nassau County to increase security in the wake of fans stealing a "handful" of seats and reports of aggressive behavior toward the opposing fans, commissioner Gary Bettman said. The Islanders play the Washington Capitals at 3 p.m.

Mark Emmert, NCAA president, concerned about salary rise of college football coaches

newsday.com — NCAA president Mark Emmert said Thursday that the rapid rise in compensation for top-tier college football coaches is "clearly not sustainable." Emmert, speaking in Manhattan at a Q&A with Associated Press Sports Editors, also said he's concerned the increase in salaries could lead to universities dropping non-revenue sports programs. "I worry about on the expenditure side the decisions that universities will make in order to support the high profile sports," Emmert said.

The Horn Identity: Islanders fans bond through parking-lot tradition at Coliseum

newsday.com — At the end of the day, all Islanders fans really want to do is honk. In a tradition that might be as old as the Islanders, fans celebrate each victory at Nassau Coliseum by honking their car horns to the beat of the "Let's go, Is-land-ers!" chant.

Chris Mullin and Lou Carnesecca have a strong connection

newsday.com — The list of contacts in Chris Mullin's cellphone reads like a who's who from the basketball coaching fraternity. Many have "coach" next to their name, but Mullin is quick to point out that there's only one man he input simply as "Coach." In Mullin's world, there's only one guy deserving of the title.
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Jul 03, 2015

@themaggierogers hello. me again. i've lost your email. can you email me? jim.baumbach@newsday.com. looking for help w/ark public records

Jul 01, 2015

But so far the Mets subsidiary says they only have received $100,000. So they filed the lawsuit.

Jul 01, 2015

The Mets subsidiary says Vysk was supposed to pay $200k upon signing the deal, $137,500 on 5/1 and $137,500 on 6/1.

Jul 01, 2015

In return, Vysk gets signage on the outfield fence and behind home plate, the right to use Mets' logo and other promotions at Citi Field.

Jul 01, 2015

The lawsuit says Vysk signed a three-year deal for signage at Citi Field that cost $475,000 in 2015, $700,000 in 2016 and $625,000 in 2017.

Jul 01, 2015

The Mets' subsidiary that runs Citi Field filed a lawsuit yesterday vs Vysk Communications in federal court seeking unpaid advertising $.

Jul 01, 2015

Ever wonder how much it costs a company to buy advertising at a baseball stadium? Sure you have! Well...

Jun 28, 2015

Lol. Once filed a girls bb story from a Freeport gas station attendant's phone. twitter.com/albaneselaura/…

Jun 25, 2015

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