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Wright scores 22 to lead Marist over Rider 76-67

Jan. 23, 2021 10:16 PM EST

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Ricardo Wright scored a season-high 22 points as Marist topped Rider 76-67 on Saturday night. Braden Bell had 15 points for Marist (8-6, 6-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Matt Herasme had eight rebounds and Jordan Jones added three blocks. Marist dominated the first half...

Murray scores 22 to lift Rider over Marist 76-64

Jan. 22, 2021 10:09 PM EST

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Dwight Murray Jr. had 22 points as Rider beat Marist 76-64 on Friday night. Allen Powell had 13 points for Rider (4-10, 4-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which ended its five-game home losing streak. Jeremiah Pope added 12 points. Rodney Henderson Jr. had eight rebounds....

FILE - In this April 2, 2015 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse for his arraignment in Newark, N.J. The prominent Florida eye doctor, convicted of defrauding Medicare out of $73 million, got out of prison early on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, after former President Donald Trump commuted his sentence just hours before his term ended. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Florida eye doctor gets clemency from Trump in health fraud

Jan. 21, 2021 10:45 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Dr. Salomon Melgen once held political fundraisers at his palatial Florida home, hung out with prominent Democrats including New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and made millions of dollars through his eye care practice. The problem, according to federal prosecutors, was that Melgen...

New Jersey Devils' Jack Hughes, right, scores against New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

Hughes has 3 points in 2nd period as Devils beat Rangers 4-3

Jan. 19, 2021 11:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Hughes had two goals and an assist in New Jersey’s three-goal second period, Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 47 shots and the Devils beat the New York Rangers 4-3 Tuesday night. Miles Wood had a goal and an assist, and Travis Zajac also scored to give New Jersey at least a point in...

NJ high court overturns conviction over 'Shining' reference

Jan. 19, 2021 4:51 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme court has overturned a man's bank robbery conviction because of a prosecutor's reference to a classic horror movie. During closing arguments in the case against Damon Williams, the prosecutor showed jurors a photo from the movie “The Shining”...

This Sept. 10, 2014 photo shows a partially burned-out sign on the exterior of the Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, an auction house soliciting bids for the right to press the button to implode the shuttered casino stopped the effort after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from billionaire Carl Icahn, who owns the property. Icahn says the auction would have promoted something he considered to be a safety risk, and said he will replace the $175,000 that would have gone to the Boys Girls Club of Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Carl Icahn nixes charity bid to blow up ex-Trump casino

Jan. 18, 2021 3:16 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An auction house trying to raise money for a youth charity by soliciting bids to blow up a former casino once owned by President Donald Trump called off the effort Monday after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from conservative billionaire Carl Icahn. Icahn told The Associated...

King scores 22 Siena tops Rider 74-72 for 16th straight win

Jan. 16, 2021 9:55 PM EST

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Jordan King scored a career-high 22 points and Siena survived a last-second 3-point shot that rimmed out to defeat Rider 74-72 on Saturday night and win a school-record 16th straight game. King, who scored 19 as Siena beat Rider Friday night, shot 4 for 6 from deep on Saturday...

Tall Dark Stranger voted harness racing’s Horse of the Year.

Jan. 16, 2021 6:31 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tall Dark Stranger is harness racing’s Horse of the Year. The 3-year-old colt won 11 of 13 races, including victories in the Meadowlands Pace, the Cane Pace and the North America Cup. He led the sport with earnings of $1.3 million for driver Yannick Gingras, trainer...

New Jersey Devils center Yegor Sharangovich (17) celebrates his game-winning overtime goal with right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) and defenseman P.K. Subban (76) as the Devils defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Egor Shrangovich's OT goal gives Devils 2-1 win over Bruins

Jan. 16, 2021 6:18 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Egor Sharangovich scored his first NHL goal in the final seconds of overtime to propel the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday. MacKenzie Blackwood made 27 saves and picked up his first victory of the season. Miles Wood also scored for the second...

Wisconsin's D'Mitrik Trice, left, passes the ball past Rutgers' Ron Harper Jr. during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Trice's big second half sends No. 9 Wisconsin past Rutgers

Jan. 15, 2021 11:53 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — D’Mitrik Trice had 13 points and five assists and turned in a strong second half to lead No. 9 Wisconsin past Rutgers 60-54 on Friday night. Trice scored eight points and assisted on another basket in a 12-0 run that gave Wisconsin a 54-44 lead with 4:19 to go. “It was...