Articles by: Rich Mancuso

New York City Football Club/MLS

NYCFC: Reason For Optimism

By Luis Vazquez Patrick Vieira feels the possibilities. He stated as much with his statement that this NYCFC team is better, deeper and versatile than last year’s playoff squad. Coming off a comeback draw versus Emelec and holding their own […]

by · February 28, 2017 · Sports
What’s On Second: Change for Baseball

What’s On Second: Change for Baseball

By William Coppola (Tampa, Florida) The other day in Yankee camp, Didi Gregorius and Starlin Castro put on a home run display that had the no admission crowd (estimated 673), on their feet cheering. They loved it. Maybe during the regular season, batting […]

by · February 27, 2017 · Sports
Fordham Football Coaching Staff Additions

Fordham Football Coaching Staff Additions

Fordham University head football coach Andrew Breiner announced the addition of three assistant coaches today with the appointment of John Bowes as the defensive coordinator/safeties coach, Andrew Jackson as the defensive line coach and Jordan Orlovsky as the linebacker coach. […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Sports
Time for Travis d’Arnaud to Step Up For Mets

Time for Travis d’Arnaud to Step Up For Mets

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Travis d’Arnaud is on watch and Sandy Alderson will take notice because if the Mets catcher does not step up there will be a change.  The expectations come every spring for the 28-year old catcher and […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Sports
Conor McGregor responds to Floyd Mayweather's fight comments: 'I run boxing'. Photo Credit: USA TODAY Sports

It is All Hype: Mayweather vs. McGregor

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor   You want hype? Well, you have it with this talk of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor battling in the squared circle. To me, the eventuality of such a fight is a long shot. Unless the […]

by · February 19, 2017 · Sports
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Garcia-Thurman Ready For Unification

By Luis Vazquez There are two young and undefeated boxing champions in the welterweight division who want unify the belts. This is rare in the sweet science and only three times before has this happened. Danny “Swift” Garcia, the WBC […]

by · February 19, 2017 · Sports
Jack Harrison, NYC FC (Credit: Goal.com)

NYCFC THREE SIGNINGS BRINGS DEPTH TO THE BLUES

By Luis Vazquez NYCFC fought well in a 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls in Arizona but as the pre-season has been a worthy showcase for young talent, the three recent signings by the Blues are meant for […]

by · February 16, 2017 · Sports
The Need For Speed: Baseball Pooh-Bahs Propose Changes

The Need For Speed: Baseball Pooh-Bahs Propose Changes

By William Coppola Thank goodness that there was another meeting of baseball owners and the commissioner to discuss rule changes to speed up the game. With the average time of a nine-inning game last year at three hours, a four- […]

by · February 16, 2017 · Sports
Hiroki Kuroda, Former NY Yankees hurler. Credit: nj.com

The Rites of Spring: New York Baseball

The “Rites” of Spring: New York Baseball By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor The seven week countdown has started to opening day  when the first pitch is thrown at Citi Field and a week later the Yankees get their turn in the […]

by · February 11, 2017 · Sports
Fordham Rams go down to La Salle: Was it a Ripple Effect?

Fordham Rams go down to La Salle: Was it a Ripple Effect?

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Fordham coach Jeff Neubauer in the first half Wednesday night up at Rose Hill talk off the jacket and tie. It was more than a call from the official call that got him frustrated as his […]

by · February 9, 2017 · Sports
New York Liberty forward Rebecca Allen (9) drives

New York Liberty Still Sweet On Sugar

By Luis Vazquez This was a no-brainer. The New York Liberty re-signed two of their restricted free agents today. Sugar Rodgers and Rebecca Allen are back in the fold after making positive impacts in 2016. Sugar Rodgers, who was a […]

by · February 8, 2017 · Sports
Super Bowl LI MVP -- QB Tom Brady, New England Patriots.

Tom Brady Proves He’s An All-Time Great

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was booed off the podium Sunday night when he presented another Super Bowl Trophy to the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady.  Obviously there has been no forgiveness of the Brady […]

by · February 6, 2017 · Sports
New York City Football Club/MLS

NYC FC Harrison Ready for Competition

By Luis Vazquez Jack Harrison of NYC FC is already in a better place at the midpoint of the preseason and happier as a result. Fast forward a year ago and you see an injured Harrison. Today he is in […]

by · February 5, 2017 · Sports
Yankees Spring Training News

Yankees Spring Training News

This week, the New York Yankees announced that they have signed 11 players to minor league contracts with an invitation to Major League Spring Training: C Wilkin Castillo, INF Ji-Man Choi, C Kellin Deglan, C Francisco Diaz, LHP Jason Gurka, […]

by · February 5, 2017 · Sports
Bronx native, Scoochie Smith attempts to drive past Fordham's Antoine Anderson, during A-10 match at Fordham University in the Bronx, on Tuesday evening January 31, 2017. (Robert Cole)

Dayton Overcomes Fordham Run

By Robert Cole For 38 minutes the Fordham Rams stood toe-to-toe with the top team in the Atlantic- 10 conference, before ultimately losing to the Dayton Flyers 75-66 at Rose Hill Gym, in the Bronx. After battling Dayton to a […]

by · February 5, 2017 · Sports