• Rutgers suspends Carroo, Laviano, 3 others for half a game

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has suspended star receiver Leonte Carroo and quarterback Chris Laviano, along with three other players, for the first half of its season opener against Norfolk State for a curfew violation. Coach Kyle Flood said Laviano, who was competing to be the starting quarterback, tried using a fake ID.

  • This Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, shows the outline of letters that once spelled out "Trump Plaza" on the facade of the former casino in Atlantic City N.J. The federal ban on sports betting in all but four states was upheld Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, dealing a blow to New Jersey's latest effort to expand gambling options to help its struggling casino and racetrack industries. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

    Federal ban on sports betting upheld by appeals panel

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal ban on sports betting in all but four states was upheld Tuesday, dealing a blow to New Jersey’s latest effort to expand gambling options to help its struggling casinos and racetracks.

  • Teen becomes first to swim 20 miles through New York Bight

    SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (AP) — In a story Aug. 25, The Associated Press reported that teenager Charlotte Samuels was the first person to swim a course of just over 20 miles through what’s known as the New York Bight. The story should have included background about Patricia Sener, who swam 17 miles through the New York Bight in July.

  • Today in History

    Today is Wednesday, August 26, the 238th day of 2015. There are 127 days left in the year.

  • Jets sign tight end LaCosse, D-lineman Walls waived-injured

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed rookie tight end Matt LaCosse, and waived-injured rookie defensive lineman Davon Walls.

  • Presidents Cup to reduce number of matches

    EDISON, N.J. (AP) — The PGA Tour agreed Monday to reduce by four the number of matches in the Presidents Cup, giving the event its fewest matches since it began in 1994.

  • Giants’ shaky offense not a big worry for Manning, Coughlin

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning and the Giants starting offense have been a preseason dud so far, but bad numbers haven’t bothered the quarterback and coach Tom Coughlin.

  • Geno Smith shows his injured jaw to assistant special teams coach Steve Hagen as the New York Jets practice Monday, Aug, 24, 2015, in Florham Park, NJ. Smith is back at the practice field for the first time since being sidelined with a broken jaw after a teammate punched him nearly two weeks ago. (John Munson/The Star-Ledger via AP)

    Geno Smith at Jets practice for 1st time since jaw broken

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Geno Smith is working his way back to playing. For now, a visit to practice counts as progress for the New York Jets quarterback.

  • This photo provided by Ocean County Prosecutor's Office shows Steven Sheerer.  Sheerer, the owner of the home where Rosie O’Donnell’s missing teen daughter was found earlier this week has been arrested for allegedly having inappropriate online communications with the 17-year-old girl, authorities announced Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. He faces charges of child endangerment and distribution of obscenity to a minor.  (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office via AP)

    Prosecutor: Man sent nude pic to Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a home where comedian Rosie O’Donnell’s teenage daughter was found last week sent the girl a nude photo, according to a criminal complaint released Monday.

  • Middleburg edges Special Envoy in Cliff Hanger at Monmouth

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Favored Middleburg edged Special Evoy by a neck as Mr. & Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone saw their runners finish 1-2 in the $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday.