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Jets' Adams appealing fine, says officials apologized

Sep. 19, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jamal Adams is throwing a penalty flag on the NFL. The New York Jets safety is appealing his fine from the league for a roughing the passer call against Cleveland, and said officials later acknowledged they made a mistake. "What's funny is that after the game, those guys came to...

Former 'American Gangster' prosecutor sentenced to probation

Sep. 19, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey prosecutor portrayed by actor Russell Crowe in the film "American Gangster" was sentenced to five years' probation Thursday, two months after pleading guilty to scheming with his law partner to steal money from clients. Richard Roberts spoke very briefly in court...

Big Ten has some of nation's top punters, and 4 Australians

Sep. 19, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The Big Ten Conference knows the value of having good punters, and it is willing to go a long way to get them. The league has four of the nation's top 23 punters after last weekend's games: Michael Sleep-Dalton of Iowa (46.4 yard average), Adam Korsak of Rutgers (46.4), Isaac...

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer returns with new outlook

Sep. 19, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — C. Vivian Stringer is back with a new outlook on life after stepping away at the end of last season because of exhaustion. Rutgers' Hall of Fame women's basketball coach said doctors told her last February that she ought to rest. She listened, missing the end of the Scarlet Knights'...

3 politicians sorry for using, defending anti-Semitic trope

Sep. 19, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Three city council members in New Jersey's capital city have now apologized for using or defending anti-Semitic language while discussing actions taken by the city's Jewish attorney. Councilwoman Robin Vaughn apologized in a statement on Wednesday, saying her comments defending Council...

Devils spoil preseason debut for new Rangers Panarin, Kakko

Sep. 19, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

Brett Seney's goal 3:55 into the third period was the game-winner as the New Jersey Devils beat the Rangers 4-3 Wednesday night, spoiling the preseason debuts for New York newcomers Artemi Panarin and Kaapo Kakko at Madison Square Garden. Nico Hischier, Mikhail Maltsev and Nikita Gusev also scored for New Jersey,...

Ref who told wrestler to cut dreadlocks barred for 2 seasons

Sep. 18, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A referee who told a New Jersey high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match last year was suspended by the state for two seasons Wednesday, and officials also announced mandatory bias training for all referees and coaches involved in high school athletics. Referee...

Officers caught on camera kicking man avoid jail time

Sep. 18, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities say two police officers caught on camera kicking a man after a fiery crash will not face jail time. However, the two officers and two other policemen will be prohibited from working in law enforcement in the state, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said...

Darnold working way back to health as Jets prepare for Pats

Sep. 18, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is back at the New York Jets facility, feeling healthier by the day. Patience and caution are the two key plays in his game plan right now, but the second-year quarterback is looking forward to when he can get back under center. That could come as soon as Week 5 at...

Politician apologizes for use of anti-Semitic trope

Sep. 18, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The city council president in New Jersey's capital city apologized Tuesday for using an anti-Semitic trope while discussing actions taken by the city's Jewish attorney. Trenton City Council President Kathy McBride, who is black and not Jewish, said at a council hearing she was sorry...