Articles by: Rich Mancuso

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
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