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Rowand, Martinez lead Giants past Mets 10-1
Aaron Rowand homered and had four hits, Joe Martinez won close to home and the San Francisco Giants routed a makeshift New York Mets team 9-1 on Monday night to split their four-game series.
Report: Christie lent $46K to fellow prosecutor
The Republican candidate for New Jersey governor says there's nothing wrong with a $46,000 loan he made to a fellow prosecutor who is now the No. 2 at the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Sabathia looks forward to Bay Area start
C.C. Sabathia always loved coming to the Oakland Coliseum when he was growing up in nearby Vallejo to watch his heroes on the Athletics and Raiders.
Bears QB Cutler upsets some with Hester remark
One game into the preseason and already Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has had to smooth things out with one of his wide receivers.
Pavlik has infected hand, delaying fight
Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik's title defense against Paul Williams has been postponed because of a persistent infection in his left hand.
Syracuse, USC, Notre Dame to play at Meadowlands
Syracuse has agreed to play three home games against Notre Dame and Southern California over the next seven years in the new stadium at the Meadowlands.
Bollywood star treatment raises ire in US, abroad
In sheer fan numbers, Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most recognizable movie stars in the world.
Pavlik-Williams title fight postponed
Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik's fight against Paul Williams has been postponed because of an injury to his left hand.
Treatment of Bollywood star raises ire
Anger at the way a famous Bollywood star was treated at a New Jersey airport continues.
Wright rejoins Mets, says head feels better
The most frightening moment for David Wright came an instant before he got hit in the head. It was the moment he braced for impact, knowing he had no time to dodge that 94 mph fastball.
Wrong-way driver causes 2 accidents in NJ
A suspected drunk driver traveling the wrong way on the Garden State Parkway during Monday evening rush hour caused two minor accidents.
Police: NJ mom killed young daughter, hurt another
Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi says there's little question that a mother strangled her 4-year-old daughter and tried to kill the girl's 6-year-old sister. Bianchi says the next part is to figure out why 33-year-old Jenny Lizette Erazo-Rodriguez did what she did.
Christie: Nothing improper about talks with Rove
New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie said he talked to Bush strategist Karl Rove twice about running for governor before he left the U.S. Attorney's office, but the two never discussed criminal investigations or cases being prosecuted by the office.
NTSB changes key point in Hudson collision report
Federal safety officials investigating a midair collision over the Hudson River now say an air tour helicopter struck by a small plane wasn't initially visible on radar to an air traffic controller handling the plane.
Study: More young sea scallops off northeastern US
A survey of the sea scallop population off the Eastern seaboard released Monday shows an upswing in the number of young scallops in a key fishing area in the Northeast, which could be a good sign for several years to come.
Jets' Jenkins returns to practice after 2 weeks
New York Jets nose tackle Kris Jenkins returned to practice Monday on a limited basis after missing more than two weeks with a strained left calf muscle.
Study: More young scallops off northeastern US
A survey of the scallop population off the Eastern Seaboard shows an upswing in the number of young scallops in a key fishing area, and scientists say that could be a good sign for coming years.
Rex Ryan upset Ravens gave McCrary's 99 to rookie
A sharp-tongued Rex Ryan might have provided a Baltimore Ravens rookie with some extra motivation.
How to keep politicians honest? Maybe polygraphs
A committee of New Jersey lawmakers is looking for new ways to prevent the sort of political corruption that often gives the state a bad name.
Daggett gets enviro's backing in NJ gov's race
The independent candidate in New Jersey's race for governor has picked up his most visible endorsement to date.
Controllers: NTSB report on Hudson collision wrong
Union leaders said Monday that federal safety officials made a mistake in a report that implied an air traffic controller could have prevented a mid-air collision over the Hudson River and demanded a retraction.
Jets DE Ellis suspended for 1 game, fined $100,000
New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis was suspended without pay Monday for the team's regular-season opener and fined $100,000 by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
NJ Republicans hold anti-corruption hearing
A string of politicians and analysts are talking corruption in Trenton on Monday.
Freighter free after running aground in Del. River
The U.S. Coast Guard says a freighter has freed itself after it ran aground overnight near the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
Teen gunned down in NJ's largest city
Newark police are seeking two suspects in connection with a shooting that left a teenager dead.
NJ mom accused of killing child, injuring other
Bail is set at $1 million for a New Jersey woman accused of killing her 4-year-old daughter and attempting to kill a second daughter.
Tweet this: Jets encourage players to use Twitter
Kerry Rhodes logs on to Twitter nearly everyday and tweets about pretty much anything his 12,422 followers _ and counting _ bring up.
Reynolds wins BMX park final in Portland
Garrett Reynolds won the BMX park final Sunday in the Wendy's Invitational for his first career Dew Tour victory.
Mother charged in slaying of 4-year-old daughter
Authorities say a Morris Township woman has been charged with murder in the death of her 4-year-old daughter.
Wright, Kuroda, Kinsler OK after being hit in head
Mets third baseman David Wright and Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda were released from the hospital Sunday and Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler was back in the lineup after all three took balls off their heads Saturday.
Jets sign LB Mauga, P Parrish
The New York Jets have signed undrafted free agent linebacker Joshua Mauga and free agent punter Kenneth Parrish, and re-signed wide receiver Huey Whittaker.
Lopez, Fister help Mariners slow down Yanks
Last summer, Ichiro Suzuki was so distraught over Seattle's losing, he said he was seeking beer from far-flung Papua New Guinea to soothe his pain.
McCarville scores 19 in Liberty's win over Mystics
Janel McCarville's so-called "ugly" winning shot produced a picture-perfect victory for the New York Liberty.
2 killed, 3 hurt in 3-car crash in northern NJ
Two people were killed and three injured when three cars collided on a bridge in northern New Jersey early Sunday.
Custer sets Monmouth Park turf record
Custer set a turf course record in winning the $48,000 allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Sunday, overtaking Pleasant Coups in the closing strides to win by a neck.
Jeter passes Aparicio for SS hits record
Yet another Hall of Famer passed and milestone reached for Yankees captain Derek Jeter.
Giants' young receivers get shot against Panthers
The New York Giants have been waiting for almost nine months to find out whether they have the receivers to replace Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer, and they will get an idea of whether they do against the Carolina Panthers on national television.
Yankees DH Matsui out indefinitely
Hideki Matsui was held out of the New York Yankees' lineup on Sunday, got his swollen knee drained and will likely miss at least one more game.
NFC powers Giants and Panthers meet
It's the opening of the preseason, so neither the Carolina Panthers nor the New York Giants will be revealing any top secrets when they meet Monday night.
Mo. RICO charges a 1st for human trafficking case
From a nondescript brick building a few blocks from the bright lights of Westport, Kansas City's oldest entertainment district, Giant Labor Solutions lured hundreds of foreigners to the city with promises of good jobs and a chance to live the American dream.
NJ moves to preserve veterans' experiences
New Jersey has taken a step to help ensure that the personal experiences and stories of its military veterans will not be forgotten.
Cell phone crackdowns continue in NJ prisons
Tracking down illicit cell phones in New Jersey's prisons and halfway houses remains a daunting task.
2 NJ lawmakers angling to help fishing industry
Two southern New Jersey lawmakers are angling to help the state's commercial fishing industry.
Yankees win for 12th time in 13 games
Ichiro Suzuki regularly is part of the conversation in the opposing clubhouse. It's rare when it's because of his mistakes.
Red Bulls lose, MLS winless streak at 14
Maykel Galindo scored off a feed from Chukwudi Chijindu in the 15th minute, and Eduardo Lillingston added a goal late in added time in Chivas USA's 2-0 victory over the reeling New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.
A-Rod back in Yankees lineup
Two days of rest and treatment was enough for Alex Rodriguez to feel better. He's jumping back into the New York Yankees lineup just in time to be welcomed back by the lustful boos that come with every visit to Seattle.
Evening NJ lottery numbers drawn
Here are the winning numbers selected Sunday night in the New Jersey State Lottery:
Jets sign guard, cut 2
The New York Jets have signed guard Dennis Conley and released two players from the Ivy League.
Long shot Telling wins Sword Dancer at Saratoga
Long shot Telling stormed to the lead at midstretch and earned a 2-length upset victory in the $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational on the turf course at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday.
Body found in NJ state park
The discovery of a body found Saturday inside a state park in Middlesex County will be investigated as a suspicious death.
Just Jenda captures Monmouth Oaks
Just Jenda took the lead as the field turned for home and then raced to an easy win in the $200,000 Monmouth Oaks on Saturday, beating Malibu Prayer by 4 1/4 lengths.
Giants PK practices, ready for preseason
Placekicker Lawrence Tynes attempted about 20 field goals on Saturday, took eight kickoffs and pronounced himself ready for the New York Giants preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers on Monday night.
Wright beaned in fourth inning by Cain's pitch
David Wright sustained a concussion after being hit squarely in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball from Giants starter Matt Cain on Saturday, and the Mets third baseman was expected to spend the night in the hospital.
Mets CF Beltran ready to test injured knee further
Carlos Beltran declared himself ready to take the next step in his recovery from a right knee injury after the Mets center fielder completed outfield drills for a second straight day.
Mickelson's putter fails again at PGA Championship
For all 18 holes Saturday, the crowd at Hazeltine National cheered Phil Mickelson, hoping to will him out of a weeklong funk at the PGA Championship.
Andre Brown injury gives RB Allen Patrick a shot
An injury to Adrian Peterson gave Allen Patrick his shot at running back at Oklahoma.
Man sentenced in fatal Cape May shooting
A Cape May County man convicted of weapons charges in the shooting death of another man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Altidore's move to Hull held up by permit delay
U.S. striker Jozy Altidore's move to Hull has been held up by a delay in obtaining a work permit.
In gov race blame game, it's Corzine vs. recession
As a former CEO of Goldman Sachs Inc., one of the most important firms in the investment world, Jon Corzine has unique financial expertise among the nation's 50 governors.
NJ blogger set to appear in Conn. court
A New Jersey blogger accused of threatening two Connecticut lawmakers is set to be arraigned.
Teixeira's HR keeps Yankees rolling
The Yankees appear to have another MVP candidate at just the right time.
Jets' Sanchez sparkles in NFL debut
Mark Sanchez heard someone chuckle as his mouthpiece fell to the turf before his first snap for the New York Jets.
Giants rookie RB Andre Brown tears Achilles'
New York Giants rookie running back Andre Brown tore the Achilles' tendon in his left leg and will be lost for the season.
A-Rod scratched, Joba starting Sunday
Alex Rodriguez was scratched from the Yankees' lineup Friday night because of a new ailment: back spasms.
Corzine names 11 to NJ ethics study panel
Gov. Jon Corzine has named 11 people to a task force that will study the Local Government Ethics Law and recommend changes.
NJ police: Man was trying to sell grenade launcher
New Jersey authorities say a Glassboro man was in the process of selling a grenade launcher to an undercover state trooper when authorities took him into custody.
You're Bob Dylan? Show me some ID
Like a complete unknown.
Proud Kentuckian rallies to win at Monmouth
Proud Kentuckian wore down front-runner Greenspirit in deep stretch to score a half-length victory in the $48,000 allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Friday.
Mom gets 3 years for dumping newborn in trash
A young mother has been sentenced to three years in prison for placing her newborn son in a bag, dumping him in a trash bin and walking away.
APNewsBreak: Resorts AC wants lenders to be owners
Strapped for cash and unable to make loan payments since October, America's first casino to open outside Las Vegas wants to hand itself over to its lenders.
Fight intensifies between NJIT, ex-alumni group
The fight has intensified between the New Jersey Institute of Technology and its independent alumni association as the university requested a court order to stop the group from asking alumni for donations and dismissed an alumni group member who also taught at the school.
Brother of Tigers' ace Porcello opts for school
The younger brother of Detroit Tigers rookie pitcher Rick Porcello has chosen college over minor league baseball.
NJ getting nearly $300 million for transit
New Jersey is about to get nearly $300 million more in federal stimulus money.
Once-powerful NJ pol to begin prison sentence
Wayne Bryant's attorney says the former New Jersey state senator convicted of bribery and fraud charges will begin serving his four-year prison sentence later this month.
NJ soccer coach found guilty of molesting 3 boys
A South Jersey youth soccer coach has been convicted of sexually assaulting three boys who played on his teams.
Fight between NJIT, alumni group heats up
The fight between the New Jersey Institute of Technology and its estranged alumni association continues.
Md. waste hauler sold to NJ company
Western Maryland waste hauler Howell Trucking Co. says it has sold the family-owned business to Interstate Waste Services Inc., of Ramsey, N.J.
NJ sheriff's officer pleads to extortion charge
A suspended sheriff's officer in New Jersey has admitted demanding $60,000 from an inmate.
APNewsBreak: Resorts AC wants lenders to be owners
Strapped for cash and unable to make loan payments since October, America's first casino to open outside Las Vegas wants to hand itself over to its lenders.
APNewsBreak: Resorts to hand ownership to lenders
America's first casino to open outside Las Vegas wants to hand itself over to its lenders.
NetJets to move headquarters to Ohio
Private air charter service NetJets Inc. is moving its corporate headquarters from New Jersey to Columbus, Ohio, the base of its flight operations.
Eli Manning signs 6-year contract extension
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is officially the NFL's highest paid player.
Schering-Plough gets FDA approval for Saphris
Schering-Plough Corp.'s new drug for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Saphris, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Princeton officer resigns amid alcohol charges
A Princeton Borough police officer has resigned after being accused of serving alcohol to minors at a party in upstate New York.
NJ foreclosures up 30 percent in first half of '09
New data from the state judiciary shows New Jersey foreclosure filings were up by more than 30 percent in the first half of the year.
Company may supply free coffee to NJ town
Public employees in one New Jersey town might get their free caffeine fix after all.
Man who fought in WWII seeks recognition
An 85-year-old Florida retiree has been waiting 50 years for the federal government to recognize his service in World War II.
NJ man sues over `hypoallergenic kitten'
A New Jersey man is suing a Delaware company for failing to deliver the "hypoallergenic kitten" that he paid $7,900 for.
Woman found dead in car, ex-fiance hanged
Ocean County prosecutors are calling the deaths of a 30-year-old woman and her 36-year-old former fiance a murder-suicide.
FAA: 2 employees investigated in mid-air collision
Authorities have suspended an air traffic controller who was talking on the phone during last week's deadly mid-air collision over New York's Hudson River, along with a supervisor who was out of the building at the time.
Bruised A-Rod, Posada sit for Yankees
Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada are out, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera are in, and the Yankees are still glad they acquired versatile fill-in Jerry Hairston Jr. from the Cincinnati Reds two weeks ago.
NJ program to promote pedestrian safety
Garden State motorists may find it pays to be aware of the rules about pedestrian crosswalks.
LB Michael Boley has a ways to go in comeback
New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley is making progress from his offseason hip surgery, but he is not close to getting on the field yet.
Rangers' and Devils' AHL teams to play at The Rock
The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils are taking their rivalry to another level.
No Kidd or Carter, NJ Nets to market opponents
With no big-names on their roster following the trades of Jason Kidd and Vince Carter over the past 18 months, the New Jersey Nets have taken a novel approach to ticket sales this season _ they're marketing LeBron, Kobe, K.G., Dwyane and Dwight Howard.
Myprincessallyson wins $52,000 Monmouth feature
Myprincessallyson took the lead in the stretch and scored a two-length victory over Yankee Empress in the $52,000 feature at Monmouth Park on Thursday.
Mo. clergy sex abuse case settled for $600,000
The Roman Catholic Church and a religious order with ministries in the St. Louis area have agreed to pay $600,000 in one of the largest clergy sex abuse settlements ever in Missouri.
Giants rookie Ramses Barden shows promise at WR
ALBANY, N.Y. _ Ramses Barden may be the biggest surprise of the New York Giants training camp, and it involves much more than his height.
NJ expands health insurance coverage for autism
New Jersey _ the state with the highest autism rate in the country _ now requires health insurers to pay for diagnosis and treatment.
Giants rookie Ramses Barden stepping up at WR
Ramses Barden may be the biggest surprise of the New York Giants training camp, and it involves much more than his height.