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“Big Papi” Leaves With Respect as the Rival

“Big Papi” Leaves With Respect as the Rival

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor There was David Ortiz Thursday night in the Bronx. One last time with those 53- career home runs against the New York Yankees as a rival with the Boston Red Sox. He has called it a […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Sports
Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins

Jose Fernandez: A Heart Even Bigger Than the Diamond

A Heart Even Bigger Than The Diamond By Christopher Saunders   Early Sunday morning on September 25th,  Fernandez and two friends passed away in a boating accident near Miami Beach. When Jose Fernandez, age 24, pitched anything was possible. He was […]

by · September 29, 2016 · Sports
For Another Night the Yankees Stick Around

For Another Night the Yankees Stick Around

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor For another game the New York Yankees remain in the hunt for a wildcard spot in the American League. Tuesday night in the Bronx, and with the inevitable of elimination at their hands, the Yankees lived […]

by · September 28, 2016 · Sports
Fordham Defeats Penn, 31-7. Photo credit: Gerson Legend

Homecoming win for Fordham Over Penn

Fordham vs Penn, 31-17 By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor After a bye week the Fordham University football Rams returned to Rose Hill Saturday and took care of business on Homecoming Day before a large crowd with a 31-17 win over […]

by · September 27, 2016 · Sports
Bullpen big contributor in Mets continued drive to wildcard

Bullpen big contributor in Mets continued drive to wildcard

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor   New York Mets manager Terry Collins utilized a bullpen Friday night at Citi Field that had to come up strong. Righthander Gabriel Ynoa  was put in a tough position to get the start because Steven […]

by · September 24, 2016 · Sports
Yoenis Cespedes, NY Mets

Cespedes was robbed and Mets manager helped in key loss

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Atlanta Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte had a game to remember Wednesday night at Citi Field. Robbing Yoenis Cespedes from a game winning home run in the ninth inning with two outs and two on became […]

by · September 22, 2016 · Sports
Layne, Parker Give Yankees Much Needed Middle Relief Help

Layne, Parker Give Yankees Much Needed Middle Relief Help

Manager Joe Girardi has used 16 different relievers this year, none of which have stood out in a positive way.

by · September 21, 2016 · Sports
TJ Giordano (left) and

Baseball Wisdom: Veteran Scout Tom “T-Bone” Giordano

Longtime scout Tom “T-Bone” Giordano meets the future at T M Baseball Academy By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor They sat in the office are of the T M Baseball Academy in the Bronx. The parents and some of the 250 or […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Sports

Wally Backman: Take it Like a Man and Move on

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor This will probably irritate the many Mets fans and supporters of Wally Backman, but come on and take it like a man and stop taking a message to the media that New York Mets gM Sandy […]

by · September 15, 2016 · Sports
New Soccer Mini-Pitch. Credit: NYCFC.

New York City FC Unveils Mini-Pitch in the Bronx

NEWS FROM NEW YORK CITY FC  Wednesday afternoon, New York City FC, alongside MLS WORKS, the US Soccer Foundation, SNHU and Adidas unveiled a new mini-pitch at Public School 049 Willis Avenue School as part of the league-wide 20 for […]

by · September 15, 2016 · Sports

Can’t win them All: Yankees Still in Hunt Despite loss to Rays

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor At the end of the day the New York Yankees lost minimal ground in this September stretch of games in their quest to be one of those Al wild card teams. They are also looking […]

by · September 13, 2016 · Sports
Fordham Home Opener: A Record Setter, 83-21

Fordham Home Opener: A Record Setter, 83-21

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor What a difference a week makes and that held true at Rose Hill Saturday afternoon for the Fordham University football Rams. Last week the execution was off and new head coach Andrew Breiner saw that in […]

by · September 11, 2016 · Sports
Fordham Announces 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Fordham Announces 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Schedule

  The full 2016-2017 Fordham University men’s basketball schedule was released today. It features eight televised Atlantic 10 contests and a visit from the defending Atlantic 10 champions, Saint Joseph’s University, to the historic Rose Hill Gym. Fordham will play […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Sports

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