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Marcus Henry began working for Newsday’s city edition in April 2003. He’s been a part of the Newsday high school/local college sports desk since then, covering both Long Island and New York City colleges and high schools. In addition to his experience covering the New York Metro-area local colleges -Hofstra, Stony Brook, St. John's- he also covered the WNBA’s New York Liberty for three seasons. Prior to coming to Newsday he spent four years working for PA SportsTicker, a real time sports newswire service. Marcus has also freelanced for the New York Amsterdam News, College and Pro Football Weekly, and the National Sports Weekly. In addition to his work on the local desk, Marcus is also a huge boxing fan and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. He has covered several fights for Newsday, including the Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto-Shane Mosley, Cotto-Michael Jennings and Cotto-Zab Judah fights.
More conference movement is afoot as Elon announced Thursday it was leaving the Southern conference for the CAA, beginning July 1, 2014.
It’s been an eventful couple of years for the CAA, which has lost George Mason, VCU, Georgia State and Old Dominion. But the conference responded quickly with the additions of Elon and the College of Charleston. There was also the addition of Stony Brook...Read more »
The old man is at it again; the old man being Bernard Hopkins.
The 48-year-old IBF light heavyweight champ will become the oldest fighter to make his initial title defense when he takes on No. 1 rated contender Karo Murat (25-1-1) on July 13 at the Barclays Center, Golden Boy Promotions announced Sunday.
The last time Hopkins (53-6-2) fought at the Barlclays Center he had his way against...Read more »
Long Island USILA Division II All-Americans
First Team Luke Miller, Attack – NYIT Joe Celano, Midfield – Adelphi Kevin Kennedy, LP Midfield – Adelphi Lou Riley, Specialist – Dowling Danny McDermott, Defense – NYIT
Second Team Ryan Brunet, Midfield – NYIT T.J. McAndrews, LP Midfield – LIU Post Greg Puskuljian, Specialist – Adelphi Jeff Melsopp, Defense – Adelphi
Honorable Mention...Read more »
Delvin Rodriguez has had his fare share of television bouts. In fact, it will happen again on Friday when the junior middleweight contender takes on Freddy Hernandez at the Mohegan Sun live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.
It will be the 16th appearance on Friday Night Fights for Rodriguez, who is fresh off a sixth-round TKO victory over George Tahdooahnippah on February 15 at the Mohegan Sun....Read more »