Articles by: Rich Mancuso

Boxers Canelo Alvarez, left, and Amir Khan pose for pictures during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The pair will fight in Las Vegas on May 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig/Golden Boy Promotions)

Keep In The Ring: Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan ‘Mega Fight’

Canelo and Khan promote their so-called “mega fight” By Rich Mancuso A three-city press tour came to New York City Tuesday afternoon and for Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan, who clash on May 7th in Las Vegas, it was more […]

by · March 2, 2016 · Sports
Hot Stove Report: Aroldis Chapman Suspension Won’t Hurt Yankees

Hot Stove Report: Aroldis Chapman Suspension Won’t Hurt Yankees

Chapman suspension won’t hurt Yankees as MLB sends a Message   By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor   The New York Yankees will not be hindered by the 30-game suspension leveled by Major League Baseball on closer Aroldis Chapman.  The Cuban […]

by · March 2, 2016 · Sports
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Keep It In The Ring: Verdejo, Crawford Win Decisively

Verdejo with easy decision over Silva at the Garden   By Rich Mancuso / Sports Editor   Felix Verdejo at 22 years of age is still learning even as  the undefeated lightweight from San Juan Puerto Rico won a dull […]

by · February 28, 2016 · Sports
Before HBO Fight, Felix Verdejo Stops By Betances Center

Before HBO Fight, Felix Verdejo Stops By Betances Center

Verdejo ready for next step Saturday at the Garden   By Rich Mancuso   New York —  Felix Verdejo the 22-year old lightweight sensation from San Juan is on the verge of becoming the next boxing superstar from Puerto Rico. […]

by · February 26, 2016 · Sports
Hot Stove Report: The ‘Rites of Spring’ for New York Baseball

Hot Stove Report: The ‘Rites of Spring’ for New York Baseball

The “Rites” of Spring for New York baseball   By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor   The seven week countdown has started to opening day in the Bronx when the first pitch is thrown at Yankee Stadium. But the defending NL champion […]

by · February 23, 2016 · Sports
Mugging Danger Lurks Near Bronx Psychiatric Center

Mugging Danger Lurks Near Bronx Psychiatric Center

I Was a Victim of Danger by Bronx Psychiatric on Waters Place   By Rich Mancuso You never expect this in your community but it happened to yours truly Wednesday afternoon walking on the sidewalk outside of the Bronx Psychiatric […]

by · February 19, 2016 · Crime, Local News, Mental Health, News
Yanks Err In Not Signing Reliever Carlos Torres

Yanks Err In Not Signing Reliever Carlos Torres

A Yankees miss not signing Carlos Torres for the pen   By Rich Mancuso   A few days ago Carlos Torres was weighing his options. The reliable righthander out of the bullpen was designated for assignment by the New York […]

by · February 13, 2016 · Sports
Super Bowl 50 Has Bronx Connections

Super Bowl 50 Has Bronx Connections

Super Bowl 50 and a Bronx Connection   By Rich Mancuso   The Peyton Manning storyline of Super Bowl 50 and his possible last game on the gridiron is a major emphasis of the big game Sunday as the Denver […]

by · February 6, 2016 · Sports
Cespedes deal complete and Mets get ready for the spring

Cespedes deal complete and Mets get ready for the spring

Cespedes deal complete and Mets get ready for the spring   By Rich Mancuso   So the mission is complete as the New York Mets and Yoenis Cespedes have reunited. For GM Sandy Alderson and the Wilpon ownership, a three-year […]

by · January 28, 2016 · Sports
Yoenis Cespedes, NY Mets

The Cespedes Drama and Return to the Mets

The Cespedes Drama and Return to the Mets   By Rich Mancuso   It was going to get done because Yoenis Cespedes continually said his desire was to remain in New York and that team he wanted was the New […]

by · January 24, 2016 · Sports
Pacquiao/Bradley III In Las Vegas, April 9th

Pacquiao/Bradley III In Las Vegas, April 9th

Pacquiao-Bradley trilogy at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on April 9th will be televised on HBO pay-per-view.

by · January 22, 2016 · Sports
Hot Stove Rumor Mill: Cespedes eying Mets return. Could be a reality

Hot Stove Rumor Mill: Cespedes eying Mets return. Could be a reality

Cespedes eying Mets return: Could be a reality by Rich Mancuso   A week ago there was every reason to understand there was no chance of Yoenis Cespedes returning to Citi Field and solving the lack of that big bat […]

by · January 14, 2016 · Breaking News, News, Sports
Lance Thomas seizing opportunity with hometown Knicks

Lance Thomas seizing opportunity with hometown Knicks

Lance Thomas seizing opportunity with hometown Knicks   By Steven Seminieri   A few weeks ago, Lance Thomas joined Instagram and he received a special shout-out from one of the most recognizable players in the league, Kevin Durant. The Oklahoma […]

by · January 8, 2016 · Sports
The Rams Ryan Rhoomes (30) scores in the paint.

Sense of Something Special at Rose Hill after latest win for Fordham

Sense of Something Special at Rose Hill after latest win for Fordham   By Rich Mancuso   Wednesday evening The Rose Hill Gym on the campus of Fordham University was not at capacity and that had nothing to do with […]

by · January 7, 2016 · Sports
The Legacy of Roberto Clemente Remembered

The Legacy of Roberto Clemente Remembered

Understanding the legacy of Roberto Clemente is the Number   By Rich Mancuso   Roberto Clemente the first Hispanic ballplayer enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame has many roots in the Bronx. There are schools, community centers and baseball […]

by · January 6, 2016 · Local News, News, Sports