Articles by: Rich Mancuso

Baseball: Lets Get This Thing Started

Baseball: Lets Get This Thing Started

By William Coppola No other sport has a build up to their season like baseball. It takes us from the cold dreary days of winter, into the warmth of spring and then summer. A new season of baseball brings us […]

by · February 5, 2017 · Sports
Boxing Survives Last Round:  New York Action Resumes

Boxing Survives Last Round: New York Action Resumes

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Boxing has been revived and has survived another round in New York and the fighters are content. So are the promoters, matchmakers, managers, and trainers. Most of all the venues, including Madison Square Garden and […]

by · January 30, 2017 · Op Ed, Sports
New York City Football Club/MLS

NYCFC TRADES JOSH SAUNDERS TO ORLANDO CITY

By Luis Vazquez Well, that settled the rumors for good. Josh Saunders is officially no longer part of the plans of NYCFC. The former number one goaltender in the NYC team’s first season was traded to Orlando City for their […]

by · January 29, 2017 · Sports
Former NY Islanders Coach Jack Capuano. Photo credit: Brandon Titus/Islanders Today

JACK CAPUANO PLAYS SCAPEGOAT FOR LOST ISLANDER SEASON

By Luis Vazquez The language coming from the New York Islanders GM Garth Snow and his recently fired head coach Jack Capuano were too cordial to be believed. If you read it at face value one had to wonder why […]

by · January 20, 2017 · Sports
Fordham's Antwoine Anderson who finished with 15  points and got the game winning buzzer shot for the win over VCU in overtime.
Credit: Gary Quintal

Anderson Buzzer Beater: What Fordham Needed in A-10 Win

Fordham’s Antwoine Anderson, finished with 15 points, hit the game winning buzzer shot over VCU in overtime, 69-67.

by · January 19, 2017 · Sports
Still Scratching My Head: The Hall of Fame Vote

Still Scratching My Head: The Hall of Fame Vote

By Williams Coppola Here we go again, talking about the Hall of Fame voting. This year, the voters are being asked to evaluate catcher Ivan Rodriguez for induction this year that will be announced this week. He had a very […]

by · January 17, 2017 · Sports
Badou Jack, world super welterweight champion.

Bronx Champion Del Valle Helped Groom Badou Jack

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Lou Del Valle knows something about what it takes to be a world champion. A former New York City Golden Gloves champion propelled himself and became a WBA light heavyweight champion. He would lose to Virgil […]

by · January 14, 2017 · Sports
My Wall, A Ball and Dad

My Wall, A Ball and Dad

By William Coppola When I think of baseball in it’s simplest form, I have to look back to my days as a kid playing games like stoop ball, box ball or stickball. The development of eye-hand coordination happened here as […]

by · January 11, 2017 · Sports
ODELL BECKHAM JR: FIRST PLAYOFF FORAY IS AN EPIC FAIL

ODELL BECKHAM JR: FIRST PLAYOFF FORAY IS AN EPIC FAIL

By Luis Vazquez Odell Beckham Jr. is a very talented wide receiver with a cool hairstyle who parlayed one hand catches into a super stardom art form. But if Odell Beckham Jr. is ever to be a great player, he […]

by · January 10, 2017 · Sports
War on WAR…

War on WAR…

By William Coppola Everyone in the baseball world, seems to be obsessed with WAR, spin ratios, WHIP, BBD, BBE, and DCOVs among other mind boggling stats being thrown at us. I think it is time to go to war with […]

by · January 5, 2017 · Sports
Lady Rams Win Third Straight A-10 Game

Lady Rams Win Third Straight A-10 Game

By Robert Cole With much of the basketball media’s attention on the St. John’s vs. Creighton game played in Queens, there was a college basketball team in the Bronx making their own claim for some of that attention.  The Lady […]

by · January 5, 2017 · Sports
JEREMY LIN: WHAT THE BROOKLYN NETS NEED WHEN HE PLAYS

JEREMY LIN: WHAT THE BROOKLYN NETS NEED WHEN HE PLAYS

Jeremy Lin is valuable to teams as a draw for Asian-American fans but he is still treated as a novelty, a one-trick pony.

by · January 5, 2017 · Sports
A Capsule of NY Sports Good and Bad in 2016

A Capsule of NY Sports Good and Bad in 2016

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Good luck, prosperity and all the best to you as we ring out the old and bring in a new year. And it is no different in the world of fun and games that this columnist […]

by · December 31, 2016 · Sports
Mets Rosario Making Case as Best Shortstop in New York 

Mets Rosario Making Case as Best Shortstop in New York 

Though so young, Rosario is extremely mature, demonstrating leadership qualities during plays and mound visits.

by · December 31, 2016 · Sports
Photo credit: Gary Quintal

Northwestern Makes a Statement: New Era Pinstripe Bowl Champion

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Pittsburgh came up short  in their ninth straight Bowl appearance as Northwestern won their second consecutive bowl game, 31-24.  The New Era Pinstripe Bowl once again had a feel of championship contest from the opening kickoff to […]

by · December 29, 2016 · Sports