Category Archives: NYC Sports

BrooklynFans Of Books: Announcer Verne Lundquist Looks At His Career In “Play By Play”

PLAY BY PLAY: Calling the Wildest Games in Sports – From SEC Football to College Basketball, The Masters, and More

By Verne Lundquist

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; Hardcover. $28.99; available Tuesday, October 16

Renownced announcer Verne Lundquist, or “Uncle Verne” as many know him, has one of the most recognizable voices, and faces, in sports and enjoyed a remarkable 50-plus year career in broadcasting. He has called NFL games, The Masters golf tournament, and College Football and Basketball.

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Yankees “have the people to be an absolute elite offense,” Says Boone

(Aaron Judge in the batting cage this past July – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees’ offense in their 100-win regular season showed signs of being one of the greatest offenses in team history.

They hit a franchise-record 267 home runs, with five players hitting 27 or more homers, including 38 from Giancarlo Stanton to lead the team in his first year in pinstripes.

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Boone: Yankees need to “get better on the margins in every aspect of the game”

(Aaron Boone on Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium – Photo by Jason Schott)

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone had a successful season in his first year at the helm, navigating his team to 100 wins in the regular season as they dealt with injuries to slugger Aaron Judge and the pitching staff.

In the playoffs, they beat the Oakland A’s in the Wild Card Game, but they lost in four games to the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS.

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Mustapha Heron Eligible For St. John’s This Season After Being Granted Legislative Relief Waiver By NCAA

(Mustapha Heron practicing with his new team – @StJohnsBball)

St. John’s got a major lift just as the season is about to tip off, as junior transfer Mustapha Heron has been granted a legislative relief waiver by the NCAA and will be immediately eligible for the Red Storm in 2018-19.

The NCAA has allowed Heron, who played for Auburn for two seasons, to forego the mandated academic year in residence to be closer to his mother, Talia, who has been suffering from severe health issues.

“I’m incredibly thankful that the NCAA has decided to allow me to play right away closer to home,” said Heron, a native of Waterbury, Conn. “I would like to thank all of the staff at St. John’s that fought to make this a possibility for me and my family.”

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Didi To Have Tommy John Surgery; Will Machado Finally Become A Yankee?

(Yankee Stadium on Friday morning – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees season ended on Tuesday night when they lost to the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS. The Yankees won 100 games in the regular season, then beat the Oakland A’s in the one-game Wild Card playoff before losing to Boston in four games.

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone and General Manager Brian Cashman held their farewell press conferences on Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

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NYCFC Signs Callens, Johnson, & Ring To New Long-Term Contracts

(Sean Johnson – @NYCFC)

New York City FC today announced that Alex Callens, Sean Johnson and Alex Ring have all agreed to new long-term contracts with the Club. The trio will remain in New York City for 2019 and beyond after agreeing to terms on multi-year deals.

All three players, key figures in the NYCFC locker room, joined the Club ahead of the 2017 MLS season and have since gone on to make a combined 190 appearances across all competitions.

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St. John’s Red Storm Tip-Off Friday Night

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin will be entering his fourth season at the helm – @StJohnsBball)

St. John’s will hold its annual Red Storm Tip-Off tomorrow night, Friday, October 12, inside Carnesecca Arena.

Tickets are free of charge for St. John’s students and can be picked up at the Carnesecca Arena box office on Friday morning beginning at 9 a.m. Student season ticket holders can skip the line, as tickets will be sent directly to their mobile phones on Friday morning.

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Red Sox Close Out Yankees, Celebrate At The Stadium A 2nd Time

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The Boston Red Sox held on for a 4-3 win in Game 4 of the American League Division Series to close out the Yankees on Tuesday night.

This was the second time Boston got to celebrate at Yankee Stadium, as they also clinched the American League East title on September 20 with a comeback win.

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ALDS Game 4 Pregame: Yankees Manager Aaron Boone

(Yankees Manager Aaron Boone)

The Yankees suffered the worst playoff loss in their franchise’s history on Monday night, as they lost, 16-1, to Boston in Game 3 of the ALDS.

Trailing 2-1 in the series, the Yankees are sending veteran CC Sabathia to the mound for Game 4 on Tuesday night in the hopes of keeping the series going. Boston is sending 17-game winner Rick Porcello to the mound to try to end the series.

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone addressed the media on Tuesday afternoon ahead of Game 4, and here is what he had to say:

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