Category Archives: NYC Sports

Braica Sees Potential In Young St. Francis Squad

(St. Francis Head Coach Glenn Braica (2nd from right) and Yunus Hopkinson (far right) at NEC Media Day – @SDFBKTerriers)

The St. Francis Terriers have a new look this season, as they have one returning senior, Yunus Hopkinson, six sophomores that will see more playing time, and three new freshman, including New York City products Rasheem Dunn and Gianni Ford.

St. Francis Head Coach Glenn Braica, speaking at NEC Media Day at Barclays Center on Wednesday, said he is optimistic about the potential of his young team.

“I think it’s a work in progress,” said Braica. “I think it’s a very different team than what we’ve had the last couple of years. The last few years, we’ve had better and more big guys than I ever thought we’d have here when I took the job, and they were productive.

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Kenny Smith On the New NBA Season

(Turner Sports)

Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, and Ernie Johnson were recently inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame for their work on the acclaimed TNT show Inside the NBA.

Smith was in his hometown of New York City, and spoke to the media about the NBA season, which begins Tuesday night when the Knicks open the season in Cleveland against the defending champion Cavaliers.

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Yankees Stadium Enhancements For 2017 Season

(Yankee Stadium during NYCFC’s win on Sunday – Photo by Jason Schott)

The new Yankee Stadium opened in 2009, and it will be undergoing its first major changes during this baseball offseason.

The Yankees announced on Monday that the enhancements will include seven new social gathering spaces and additional dynamic food and beverage areas. Construction will begin this week for an anticipated debut prior to the start of the 2017 regular season.

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Fort Hamilton Tigers Roar Past Flushing In Home Finale

(Troy Booker scoring on a 25-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Fort Hamilton Tigers roared past Flushing 38-6 on Saturday afternoon in Bay Ridge to improve their record to 4-3 on the season.

This was the home finale for the Tigers, winners of three straight, and they finish the season at Grand Street this Saturday and at rival Erasmus Hall on Sunday, November 6th.

As has been the case for most of the season, Fort Hamilton was led by their dynamic duo of Seba Nekhet and Troy Booker.

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NYCFC Clinches Second In East & First-Round Bye In MLS Playoffs

(David Villa fires it by Columbus defender Michael Parkhurst – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club clinched second place in the Eastern Conference and a first-round bye in the playoffs with a 4-1 win over Columbus Crew SC on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

NYCFC finishes the regular season with a record of 15-9-10 with 54 points. They edged out Toronto FC by one point for second and finished three points behind the Red Bulls for the top spot in the East.

This is the first time NYCFC has made the playoffs, in their second year in existence. This season is a 17-point improvement over last season.

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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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