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Rutgers, Boston College face off in 1st game since '04

Sep. 20, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Boston College and Rutgers will try to get back on track when they meet for the first time in 15 years. Both are coming off bad losses heading into Saturday's game at SHI Stadium. Rutgers (1-1, 0-1 Big Ten) was overwhelmed 30-0 two weeks ago against now-No. 18 Iowa. The Scarlet...

Falk goes from practice squad to sudden starter for Jets

Sep. 20, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Luke Falk was merely a practice squad quarterback a week ago, a guy whose name with which some New York Jets fans might not even have been familiar. Well, they all know it now. With Sam Darnold still sidelined by mononucleosis and Trevor Siemian out for the season with an ankle...

Giants' Shepard played after concussion, says wanted to win

Sep. 20, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard said he knew he had a concussion in the season opener against Dallas but played to try to help the team win. Speaking on Friday for the first time since sustaining the concussion on Sept. 8, Shepard said he didn't start feeling...

Police: 5 men spent $12K at casino using stolen identity

Sep. 20, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Five men stand accused of using 81 illegally obtained gift cards to spend nearly $12,000 at an Atlantic City casino. Atlantic City police say William Newhart, of Philadelphia, opened a credit card in another man's name without his permission. Newhart then allegedly used it to buy...

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,...