Articles by: Rich Mancuso

Boxing Dead in New York: Is MMA the Culprit?

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor  What’s going on here? Again this columnist refers to the words of Dick Young, the great and late New York sports scribe.  The  issue today: Boxing in New York appears to be dead because of a […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Sports
Sick Bay Near Flushing Bay: Theme Continues for the Mets

Sick Bay Near Flushing Bay: Theme Continues for the Mets

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Before the skeptics say the New York Mets need a witch doctor to cure the ailments there is one reason for optimism. There are 27 games left and two games away from that second NL wild […]

by · September 8, 2016 · Sports
The Unexpected Rookies: Inching Mets closer to Wildcard

The Unexpected Rookies: Inching Mets closer to Wildcard

The Unexpected Rookies: Inching Mets closer to wildcard Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor On the other side of town it has been all about Gary Sanchez and other highly touted youngsters. So with the rookies, and some of the veterans, the Mets took […]

by · September 5, 2016 · Sports
Pitching from the Orioles stops the Yankees: But not Sanchez

Pitching from the Orioles stops the Yankees: But not Sanchez

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Hold the presses! Gary Sanchez the New York Yankees phenom rookie catcher did not drive the ball out of the yard Sunday afternoon in the Bronx, But the AL Player of the Week went 2-for-4 with […]

by · August 29, 2016 · Sports
Michael Paez: Mets Draft Pick Is Adjusting His Game With Cyclones

Michael Paez: Mets Draft Pick Is Adjusting His Game With Cyclones

Michael Paez, A Coveted Mets Pick , Looks To Make His Mark By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Michael Paez is learning on the job which is common for a novice. However, the New York Mets fifth selection in Round 4 of […]

by · August 25, 2016 · Sports
For Mikey Lopez: NYCFC Time Is Limited but Good

For Mikey Lopez: NYCFC Time Is Limited but Good

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Early Saturday evening  after New York City FC shutout the LA Galaxy 1-0 at Yankees Stadium, Mikey Lopez the midfielder was dressed in the visitor’s locker room at Yankee Stadium. Once again the 22-year old Lopez […]

by · August 21, 2016 · Sports
(l-r) Dr. Cary Goodman, 161st Street BID’s executive director; Council Speaker Mark-Viverito; and Mike Rendino, Stan’s Sports Bar owner, in front of the Derek Jeter mural. Photo courtesy 161st St BID

Despite the Loss: “Baby Bombers” Had Another Yankees Moment

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor It is no longer about Brian McCann, Mark Teixeira or Jacoby Ellsbury, and for that matter neither is it about Brett Gardner for these New York Yankees. It’s about the future and despite losing two of […]

by · August 18, 2016 · Sports
Nobody Does it Better: A Typical Weekend at Yankee Stadium

Nobody Does it Better: A Typical Weekend at Yankee Stadium

If I were to throw a big time party, I would have to ask Debbie Tymon to plan it.

by · August 17, 2016 · Sports
Kids from Dominican Republic Arrive in New York To Play Baseball

Kids from Dominican Republic Arrive in New York To Play Baseball

Santo Domingo and The Bronx – Linked by love of baseball By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor They arrived in town earlier this week with ambitions of competing on the baseball diamond with kids  just like them. But these youngsters from Santo […]

by · August 15, 2016 · Sports, Youth and Children
First Pitch To Be Thrown for Ram-Crusader Cup Game at Yankee Stadium

First Pitch To Be Thrown for Ram-Crusader Cup Game at Yankee Stadium

THE COLLEGE OF HOLY CROSS DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS NATHAN PINE AND FORDHAM UNIVERSITY HEAD FOOTBALL COACH ANDREW BREINER TO THROW OUT CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCHES PRIOR TO MONDAY’S YANKEES-BLUE JAYS GAME AT YANKEE STADIUM Holy Cross and Fordham Alumni, Fans and […]

by · August 15, 2016 · Sports
For T.J. Rivera: The Long Journey To Citi Field Is Here

For T.J. Rivera: The Long Journey To Citi Field Is Here

NYC Homecoming For Mets T.J. Rivera Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor There were so many family and friends at Citi Field to see T.J. Rivera Wednesday night as the long journey to the Major Leagues was here. The New York Mets in […]

by · August 11, 2016 · Sports
Fordham Men’s Basketball Releases 2016-2017 Non-Conference Schedule

Fordham Men’s Basketball Releases 2016-2017 Non-Conference Schedule

NEWS FROM FORDHAM UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS Rams to host eight non-conference games in Rose Hill Gym Coming off one of its most successful seasons over the past 25 years, the Fordham University men’s basketball program released its non-conference schedule today, a […]

by · August 11, 2016 · Sports
T.J. Rivera of the Bronx is On the Way But the Mets Are Not

T.J. Rivera of the Bronx is On the Way But the Mets Are Not

T.J. Rivera of the Bronx is on the way but the Mets are on the way out Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Tuesday night at Citi Field, Zach Greinke made a successful return to the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks after missing six […]

by · August 10, 2016 · Sports
A-Rod and Yankees Are Finally At Peace

A-Rod and Yankees Are Finally At Peace

A-Rod and Yankees Are Finally At Peace Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Alex Rodriguez was emotional Sunday morning in the press conference room at Yankee Stadium. GM Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi followed and were grateful for his 12-years in pinstripes, […]

by · August 7, 2016 · Sports

Sanchez Shines in Yankees Win Over Indians 

 ‘Tex’ and Rookie Sanchez Shine in Victory Over Indians Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor The youth movement for the New York Yankees started in the past two weeks with the trades of pitchers Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman who were in the […]

by · August 6, 2016 · Sports