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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.
There was a change in the top as the Iona Gaels took over the top spot after earning a berth in Monday night's MAAC title game against Manhattan. St. John's dropped one spot to second despite a thrilling win over Marquette, while Stony Brook stayed third after knocking off Hartford in an America East semifinal. The remainder of the top 10 remained the same.
1. Iona (22-9)2. St. John's (20-11)3....Read more »
It was a banner regular season for the Stony Brook women's basketball team. And the America East rewarded the squad as four Seawolves players took home all-conference awards.
Senior guard Chikilra Goodman (11.8 ppg, 7.8 reb, 2.7 stl) and junior forward Sabre Proctor (14.9 ppg, 5.7 reb) were both first-team All-America East selections. Goodman was also first team All-AE defense as well as the...Read more »
There are many places Hofstra can look to for motivation to succeed in Friday's CAA first-round game against ninth-seeded UNC-Wilmington.
One place the No. 8 Pride, who square off against UNCW at 7:00 p.m., can look to is how they finished the regular season. Hofstra (9-22) dropped three of its final four games. But the three losses came by a total of 15 points, including an 81-77 setback...Read more »
Canelo Alvarez (42-1-1) returns to the ring for the first time since suffering the first loss of his career to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September. Alvarez will take on Alfredo Angulo on Saturday at the MGM Grand on SHOWTIME pay-per-view....Read more »
Signing on record and at concerts for millions of music fans apparently isn't the only thing on Ashanti's wish list.
The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, whose full name is Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, is an avid boxing fan and will sing the National Anthem at the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight on April 12 at the MGM Grand, Top Rank announced Tuesday.
The Glen Cove native...Read more »
Marist takes over the top spot for the first time season after a big 79-67 win at Iona. Iona falls one spot to No. 2, Stony Brook is up two places to third following a huge win at Albany, while St. John’s dropped to fourth after dropping four of its last five games.
Rutgers is down two places to fifth, Fordham held at No. 6, while Army is up one to seven after four straight wins. Fairfield...Read more »