Articles by: Rich Mancuso

Jeruys Familia, NY Mets

Familia Suspension: Mets Will Survive And Baseball Got It Right

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor You can put this all in perspective when it comes to the 15-game suspension imposed by MLB on Mets closer Jeurys Familia for violating the League domestic violence policy. The Mets got a break and Familia […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Domestic Violence, Sports
Fordham sophmore guard Joseph Chartouny.
Photo credit: Robert Cole.

Fordham’s Joseph Chartouny to Declare for NBA Draft

Fordham University sophomore guard Joseph Chartouny announced today that he will declare for the 2017 NBA Draft. However, he will not sign with an agent, allowing him to return to Fordham if he withdraws by the May 24 deadline.  Chartouny […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Sports
Gleyber Torres in the Arizona Fall League. Credit: Ryan "Moose" Morris

Yankees Torres Wins James P. Dawson Award

GLEYBER TORRES WINS 2017 JAMES P. DAWSON AWARD The New York Yankees today announced that infielder Gleyber Torres is the recipient of the 2017 James P. Dawson Award, given annually to the outstanding Yankees rookie in spring training. In his […]

by · March 28, 2017 · Sports
Fordham Rams Football Additions to Football Coaching Staff

Fordham Rams Football Additions to Football Coaching Staff

Fordham University head football coach Andrew Breiner announced the addition of four coaches to the 2017 Rams’ staff. Tommy Galt has been named offensive line coach, Jon Guynes has been named assistant defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator, Stephen Pribble has been […]

by · March 28, 2017 · Sports
Laurie Hernandez, winner, Jefferson Award for Outstanding Service by a Young American 25. Photo: Luis Vazquez

Olympian Laurie Hernandez Has Many Options

By Luis Vazquez Laurie Hernandez, Olympic gold medal gymnastic champion and recipient of the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Service by a Young American 25 or under, continues to ride the winds of fame in 2017 with the same eyes of […]

by · March 26, 2017 · Sports
New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada, whose leg was broken in a hard slide by Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley in Game 2, tips his cap during baseline introductions for baseball's Game 3 of the National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Didi Gregorius Void For Yankees, Tejada Needs to Fill The Role

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Perhaps the World Baseball Classic became a blessing for Ruben Tejada. The former Met with a minor league contract is in New York Yankees camp. Manager Joe Girardi has to make decisions without Didi Gregorius who […]

by · March 23, 2017 · Sports
Michael Conlan enjoys dream debut win over Tim Ibarra as Conor McGregor steals headlines with 'I am boxing' diatribe. Credit: The

Conor McGregor Stole The Show Not Conlan At The Garden

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Michael Conlan was supposed to be the headline Friday night in the ring at the Theatre in Madison Square Garden but Conor McGregor the UFC star stole the show. Conlan did his job and easily disposed […]

by · March 20, 2017 · Sports
New York City Football Club/MLS

For NYCFC: A Frustrating Loss At Home

  By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor NYCFC head coach Patrick Vieira viewed a 1-1 tie to Montreal Saturday afternoon as disappointing and frustrating. It didn’t help that cold conditions at Yankee Stadium made the task more difficult for both teams but […]

by · March 19, 2017 · Sports
Growing Up: Yankees or Dodgers Fan?

Growing Up: Yankees or Dodgers Fan?

By William Coppola Growing up in New York in the 50’s to middle 60’s as a secret Yankee fan, in a Dodger house, that would later become a Mets house, was very confusing to me. My Dad loved the Brooklyn […]

by · March 17, 2017 · Sports
New York Liberty forward Rebecca Allen (9) drives

Guard Spot Has Void For Liberty Without Wright

By Luis Vazquez The announcement by New York Liberty President Isiah Thomas was a surprise. Tanisha Wright decided to take the 2017 WNBA season to rest and recover from injuries that we now know took it’s toll over two demanding […]

by · March 17, 2017 · Sports
Perfect Opener For NYCFC: Villa Paces Newcomers

Perfect Opener For NYCFC: Villa Paces Newcomers

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor David Villa is aware that NYCFC got the reinforcements needed to go further in the MLS postseason. And in their third season at Yankee Stadium he is the fan favorite that always propels NYCFC to something […]

by · March 13, 2017 · Sports
World Baseball Classic 2017

Injuries Poses Questions for WBC Tournament

By Lenny Ortiz There was a World Series atmosphere in early March in Jalisco, Mexico where team Italy hosted a hungry Venezuela squad in the WBC Tournament that is being played every four years before the start of another Major […]

by · March 13, 2017 · Sports
Lightning in the Bronx: A Goal for Willie Negron

Lightning in the Bronx: A Goal for Willie Negron

  By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Inside the front lobby of the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center in the Rosedale section of the Bronx Willie Negron waits patiently with a net of basketballs and some uniforms and energy drinks.  He […]

by · March 12, 2017 · Sports
David Villa, NYCFC


By Luis Vazquez It’s not necessary for an athlete to know a language that is not native to him to play professional soccer at a high level. Many foreign players have come to MLS of which many did not feel […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Sports
Tim Tebow practices his swing during batting practice in Port St. Lucie, FL. Credit: Las Vegas Review-Journal

“TebowMania” Is Not Headed to Citi Field

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor If one is to believe that Tim Tebow will become a fan favorite at Citi Field in a few weeks step right up and get your tickets for Opening Day. “TebowMania” continued Wednesday afternoon in Port […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Sports