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LI Sports: Mets Sign Former Flyer; Coach Gets Win No. 400

The top sports stories from around Long Island.

From exciting sports games to college commitments and inspiring stories of student athletes, Patch brings you our weekly wrap-up of the top sports stories across Long Island.

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Mets Sign Former Flyer to Minor League Deal

John Lannan will get a chance to pitch for a New York team, just not the one he grew up rooting for. The Long Beach native and Chaminade High School graduate was offered a one-year minor-league contract by the New York Mets for the 2014 season, with an invitation to spring training to compete for a spot in the major-league rotation.

Glen Cove Girls Basketball Coach Gets Win No. 400

Exactly one month after junior Taylah Hudson became Glen Cove High School’s all-time leading scorer in girls basketball, head coach Greg Mayerhofer achieved a personal milestone by winning his 400th career game.

Harlem Wizards, Garden City Teachers Gearing Up for Rematch

Harlem Wizard James "Road Runner" Tyndal visited Garden City primary and elementary schools this month to promote the upcoming Feb. 1 rematch between the Harlem Wizards and the Garden City teachers.

Hauppauge Resident Named Athlete of the Week

A Hauppauge resident and basketball player has been named Athlete of the Week by her college.Veronica Peck, a member of Nazareth College women's basketball team is now in her second season as a Golden Flyer.

Local Kids Shoot Hoops in Free Throw Competition

More than 60 boys and girls competed in the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, hosted at the Trinity Regional School in East Northport by Fr. Thomas A. Judge Knights of Columbus Council 6893.

Stony Brook Athletics Debuts Mobile App for Seawolves Fans

If you are a Seawolves fanatic, staying connected with Stony Brook Athletics just got a little easier with the addition of a new mobile app.

Miller Place Student Signs Letter of Intent

Steve Liantonio, son of Steve and Maria Liantonio, and member of the Miller Place High School Class of 2013, signed his National letter of Intent to play college lacrosse at C.W. Post College on Long Island next year.

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