Category Archives: NYC Sports

Red Bulls Clinch East Crown & BWP Wins Golden Boot

(Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrates – courtesy Red Bulls)

The New York Red Bulls clinched first place in the Eastern Conference for the second straight time, and for the third time in four years, as they beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Sunday.

The Red Bulls finish the regular season with a 16-9-9 record, 57 points, after going 15-3-9 following a 1-6-0 start. They finished on a 16-game unbeaten run, the third-longest undefeated streak in MLS history. Only FC Dallas (19), Columbus Crew (19) and Real Salt Lake (18) have longer streaks to their name.

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Mo Vaughn Launches MVP Collections

Mo Vaughn, the hard-hitting first baseman who played for the Mets, Red Sox, and Angels, recently launched the clothing line MVP Collections.

The name is inspired by Vaughn’s 1995 American League Most Valuable Player Award while a member of the Red Sox.

The selection in big and tall clothing has been limited, and that is what inspired Vaughn to launch MVP Collections so men can find stylish tailored clothing that fits them.

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BWP Named MLS Player of the Week

(Courtesy Red Bulls)

Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the 33rd week of the 2016 MLS season.

It is the third MLS Player of the Week award for Wright-Phillips this season. He is one of three Red Bulls to earn MLS Player of the Week honors this season, along with Felipe and Mike Grella.

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Fort Hamilton Reaches .500 With Yuuggee Win Over Utes

(Photos by Jason Schott)

The Fort Hamilton Tigers reached .500, at 3-3 on the season, with a big win in their Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst neighborhood rivalry game with the New Utrecht Utes, 26-24, on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers were led by quarterback Seba Nekhet, who did it with his arm and on the ground. He threw for a touchdown pass to Jemar Hamilton at the end of the first half, and he completed five of six passes for 52 yards. Nekhet had 10 carries for 48 yards and a touchdown.

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Red Bulls On Verge Of East Crown

(The Red Bulls advance up the field – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls are on the verge of the Eastern Conference championship after they beat Columbus Crew SC 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena, and New York City Football Club lost to DC United, 3-1.

With the win, the Red Bulls improve to 15-9-9, 54 points, and NYCFC dropped to 14-9-10, 51 points, after both teams entered Sunday’s action with identical records.

The Red Bulls enter the final game of the season with a three-point edge and a massive edge in goal differential, with +15 to +2 for NYCFC.

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Villanova’s Jay Wright At Big East Media Day

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Jay Wright, the Head Coach of the National Champion Villanova Wildcats, was on hand at Big East Media Day on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Wright spoke to the media about Kris Jenkins’ buzzer beater to win the championship last season and his perspective after it, recruiting Jenkins and Kris Hart, and his philosophy on what type of player he likes at Villanova.

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In Year Two Of Mullin Era, St. John’s Starts Fresh With Ponds & Ahmed

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin – @StJohnsBball)

The St. John’s Red Storm are ready to put last year behind them and start fresh with highly-touted additions Shamorie Ponds and Bashir Ahmed.

St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin will be entering his second season at the helm.

At Big East Media Day on Tuesday at Madison Square  Garden, Mullin said of what he took away from last year, “The whole season was a good learning experience. Obviously, no one likes to lose but when you put the effort in and prepare, you live with the results. I thought our guys did a really good job of that each day and I think that will pay off. When you’re building, it’s not so much about the results. It’s how you handle [the results] and what you do about it.”

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NYCFC In Mexico

(NYCFC Head Coach Patrick Vieira leading practice at Estadio Victoria – Photo courtesy NYCFC)

New York City Football Club traveled to Mexico on Thursday, October 6 in anticipation of the Club’s friendly match against Club Necaxa the following night in Aguascalientes at the Estadio Victoria.

Upon arrival, David Villa, Andrea Pirlo and Andoni Iraola joined Marcelo Barovero, Jesus Isijara and Marcos Gonzalez from Club Necaxa at a signing session at the Altaria shopping center.  Over 2,000 fans began lining up early in the morning for the opportunity to meet their favorite players.

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Red Bulls, NYCFC In Race For The Top Spot

(NYCFC’s Jack Harrison dribbles in between Dax McCarty and Sal Zizzo of the Red Bulls earlier this season – USA Today Sports)

The Red Bulls and New York City Football Club are in a battle for the top spot in the Eastern conference with just two games remaining in the regular season.

They have gone back and forth in the battle for East supremacy, such as last weekend when an NYCFC win on Friday night on the road against the Houston Dynamo put them in first, and the Red Bulls answered with a win of their own against the Philadelphia Union to reclaim the top spot.

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ALDS Start Time Scenarios For Games 4 & 5

(Cleveland’s Andrew Miller and Manager Terry Francona during Game 1 Thursday night – @Indians)

TBS today announced start time scenarios for exclusive American League Division Series (ALDS) Coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile on Monday, Oct. 10.

If both ALDS extend to a Game 4, the network will televise Texas vs. Toronto at 1 p.m., with pre-game coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m., and Cleveland vs. Boston at 6 p.m. with pre-game coverage at 5:30 p.m. If the Cleveland/Boston series ends in a sweep, the Rangers and Blue Jays will play at 6 p.m., with pre-game coverage at 5:30 p.m.

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