Articles by: Rich Mancuso

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Tale of Two Halves For The Rams

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Wednesday night playing on their home court, the Fordham Rams did what they do best — converting the 3-pointer — to propel them to a comeback 67-66 win over George Mason. Just like that second half […]

by · February 8, 2018 · Sports
Lightning Suffer Tough Loss, 129-118

Lightning Suffer Tough Loss, 129-118

By Brandon Colon The New York Lightning played their second game of their preliminary season in the American Basketball Association (ABA) against crosstown rival the Bronx Holy Flames. Both teams played a hard-fought game, but in the end, the Bronx […]

by · February 5, 2018 · Sports
Not The End For Brady and the Pats

Not The End For Brady and the Pats

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Sure this was an Eagles win and first Super Bowl victory with the Lombardi Trophy. And for sure this was not the last time Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick will be seen together on […]

by · February 5, 2018 · Sports
MiniMart & Deli (Photos: Rich Mancuso)

New Deli Offers Good Choice in Pelham Bay Area

By Rich Mancuso Every Bronx resident is aware about being on the move and looking for that quick way to fill the stomach. And in the Bronx there is always an establishment to get that fix in order to satisfy […]

by · February 5, 2018 · Food & Restaurants, News
Oscar Gamble: his trade to the Yankees before the 1976 season brought about the demise of his large afro hairstyle. [Pintrest -- MLB.com]

Tears For Oscar Gamble

By Ray Negron When I first started with the Yankees as a batboy in 1973 Ron Blomberg used to tease me about my Afro hairdo. He and Bobby Murcer called me the “Oscar Gamble of batboys.” George Steinbrenner used to […]

by · February 2, 2018 · Sports
Baseball: Forever The Same

Baseball: Forever The Same

By William Coppola As we sit in freezing weather anticipating the coming of spring and another baseball season, the possibility of more changes to the game we love also brings about many discussions with fellow fans and yes even professionals […]

by · February 2, 2018 · Sports

Fordham Gets Needed Win With Their Threes…

By William Coppola At Fordham’s Rose Hill Gym Saturday afternoon the Rams blew away the University of Massachusetts 82 -69 for a big win in the A10 conference. With the score tied at 40 and 14:26 on the clock in […]

by · January 28, 2018 · Sports
Police Officer Jon-Erik Negron. (Credit: Ray Negron)

Beautiful Boy

By Ray Negron In the song beautiful boy, John Lennon say “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Ain’t it the truth? At midnight Friday, I was talking to my oldest son Jon-Erik talking about plans for […]

by · January 24, 2018 · Op Ed
Credit: Tom Casino/ Showtime Boxing

Spence Jr. Could Be Next Sugar Ray

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Promoter Lou DiBella said that Errol Spence Jr. is in that category of Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard. The undefeated IBF welterweight champion at the Barclays Center Saturday night continued his dominance by stopping […]

by · January 22, 2018 · Sports
Actor Chazz Palminteri holds a framed street sign from his new collection.--Photo by David Greene

A Real Bronx Tale

By Ray Negron Last week there was a horrific fire in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Seven people perished in the blaze. Families destroyed forever.   When something like this happens, as a human being, you want to help out […]

by · January 18, 2018 · Entertainment, News
Alex Rodriguez, NY Yankees

PEDs, Steroids and Cooperstown

By William Coppola The results of the voting for the 2018 class of new inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will be announced next Wednesday.  Heading the list are Chipper Jones and Jim Thome, who are on […]

by · January 18, 2018 · Sports
Mets May Have KO’d Dominic Smith

Mets May Have KO’d Dominic Smith

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Dominic Smith heads to Port St. Lucie in four weeks and is back to ground zero. It is obvious the Mets first round draft pick has to fight for his job at first base now that […]

by · January 16, 2018 · Sports
Darvish to Yankees Is Necessary

Darvish to Yankees Is Necessary

Yu Darvish has averaged 6.1 innings in a six-year career with a 3.42 ERA and a record of 56 wins and 42 losses. 

by · January 12, 2018 · Sports
New Fordham Football Coach: Defined Process

New Fordham Football Coach: Defined Process

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Joe Conlin had the credentials and Fordham University Athletic Director David Roach welcomed his new head football coach to Rose Hill Thursday afternoon in the Bronx. This search for a new head coach did not take […]

by · January 12, 2018 · Sports
Expanded Netting At Yankee Stadium

Expanded Netting At Yankee Stadium

The New York Yankees announced that additional protective netting will be installed at Yankee Stadium for the start of the 2018 regular season. 

by · January 11, 2018 · Sports