Articles by: Rich Mancuso

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Missed Opportunities, NYCFC Shutout

A shutout at Yankee Stadium as NYCFC missed opportunities   By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor   Steven Mendoza made the shot and it hit the post at Yankee Stadium Friday night with 15 minutes remaining in what became a defensive […]

by · March 20, 2016 · 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)

Hot Stove Report: Mets made mistake letting Tejada walk away

If money was the reason: Mets made mistake letting Tejada walk away   By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor   Nothing personal here about Ruben Tejada, The infielder who was placed on waivers by the New York Mets is now a […]

by · March 20, 2016 · Sports
March Madness In The Bronx

March Madness In The Bronx

March Madness in the Bronx by Howard Goldin Bronx, NY—The most important month of the year to college basketball fans has arrived. Approximately 150 Division I squads will be participating in a national basketball tournament this month. Although the most […]

by · March 18, 2016 · Sports
Bronxite Scoochie Smith, Dayton Make NCAA ‘Big Dance’

Bronxite Scoochie Smith, Dayton Make NCAA ‘Big Dance’

Bronxite Scoochie Smith, Despite Dayton A-10 loss looks to NCAA Tournament   By Rich Mancuso   Dayshon ‘Scoochie’ Smith and the Dayton Flyers came up short last Saturday in their Atlantic 10 Tournament semifinal Men’s  Basketball Championship game against Saint […]

by · March 16, 2016 · Bronx Personalities, Sports
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Home Opener for NYC FC Soccer at Yankee Stadium

Home Opener for NYC FC Soccer at Yankee Stadium Created a Buzz By Rich Mancuso / Sports Editor   There was this buzz outside Yankee Stadium Sunday afternoon and it is expected with Opening Day at the ballpark. But this […]

by · March 14, 2016 · Sports
Despite exit from A-10 Fordham deserved NIT with 17 wins

Despite exit from A-10 Fordham deserved NIT with 17 wins

Despite exit from A-10 Fordham deserved NIT with 17 wins   By Rich Mancuso   They did not exit off the Barclays Center court with their heads down, and there was no reason why the Fordham men’s basketball team should […]

by · March 12, 2016 · Sports
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Fordham coach Neubauer: “We’re Not Done” as A-10 Tournament is Next

Fordham coach Neubauer: “We’re not done” as A-10 Tournament is Next By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor The talk of a resurgence up at Rose Hill come quicker than expected for the men’s basketball team at Fordham University and a senior […]

by · March 6, 2016 · Sports
Boxers Canelo Alvarez, left, and Amir Khan pose for pictures during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The pair will fight in Las Vegas on May 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig/Golden Boy Promotions)

Keep In The Ring: Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan ‘Mega Fight’

Canelo and Khan promote their so-called “mega fight” By Rich Mancuso A three-city press tour came to New York City Tuesday afternoon and for Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan, who clash on May 7th in Las Vegas, it was more […]

by · March 2, 2016 · Sports
Hot Stove Report: Aroldis Chapman Suspension Won’t Hurt Yankees

Hot Stove Report: Aroldis Chapman Suspension Won’t Hurt Yankees

Chapman suspension won’t hurt Yankees as MLB sends a Message   By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor   The New York Yankees will not be hindered by the 30-game suspension leveled by Major League Baseball on closer Aroldis Chapman.  The Cuban […]

by · March 2, 2016 · Sports
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Keep It In The Ring: Verdejo, Crawford Win Decisively

Verdejo with easy decision over Silva at the Garden   By Rich Mancuso / Sports Editor   Felix Verdejo at 22 years of age is still learning even as  the undefeated lightweight from San Juan Puerto Rico won a dull […]

by · February 28, 2016 · Sports
Before HBO Fight, Felix Verdejo Stops By Betances Center

Before HBO Fight, Felix Verdejo Stops By Betances Center

Verdejo ready for next step Saturday at the Garden   By Rich Mancuso   New York —  Felix Verdejo the 22-year old lightweight sensation from San Juan is on the verge of becoming the next boxing superstar from Puerto Rico. […]

by · February 26, 2016 · Sports
Hot Stove Report: The ‘Rites of Spring’ for New York Baseball

Hot Stove Report: The ‘Rites of Spring’ for New York Baseball

The “Rites” of Spring for New York baseball   By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor   The seven week countdown has started to opening day in the Bronx when the first pitch is thrown at Yankee Stadium. But the defending NL champion […]

by · February 23, 2016 · Sports
Mugging Danger Lurks Near Bronx Psychiatric Center

Mugging Danger Lurks Near Bronx Psychiatric Center

I Was a Victim of Danger by Bronx Psychiatric on Waters Place   By Rich Mancuso You never expect this in your community but it happened to yours truly Wednesday afternoon walking on the sidewalk outside of the Bronx Psychiatric […]

by · February 19, 2016 · Crime, Local News, Mental Health, News
Yanks Err In Not Signing Reliever Carlos Torres

Yanks Err In Not Signing Reliever Carlos Torres

A Yankees miss not signing Carlos Torres for the pen   By Rich Mancuso   A few days ago Carlos Torres was weighing his options. The reliable righthander out of the bullpen was designated for assignment by the New York […]

by · February 13, 2016 · Sports
Super Bowl 50 Has Bronx Connections

Super Bowl 50 Has Bronx Connections

Super Bowl 50 and a Bronx Connection   By Rich Mancuso   The Peyton Manning storyline of Super Bowl 50 and his possible last game on the gridiron is a major emphasis of the big game Sunday as the Denver […]

by · February 6, 2016 · Sports