Category Archives: NYC Sports

Seton Hall Wins On Senior Night To Earn 3 Seed At Big East Tournament

(Angel Delgado touching the Pirate logo at center court when he was pulled late in the game – Photo by Jason Schott)

Seton Hall, on an emotional Senior Night, beat Butler 77-70 on Saturday night at Prudential Center to earn the third seed in the  Big East Tournament.

Seton Hall entered the night needing a win to finish 10-8 and take the third seed, or else they would have been seventh.

The Pirates will have a rematch with Butler on Thursday night at 9:30 in the Big East quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden.

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Red Bulls Acquire Parker From Vancouver

The Red Bulls have acquired center back Tim Parker from Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for midfielder Felipe, $500,000 in Targeted Allocation Money over two years, and an international roster spot for 2018 on Friday afternoon.

The Red Bulls will send Vancouver $225,000 of TAM for 2018, and $275,000 of TAM for 2019.

Parker, 24, was drafted by the Whitecaps 13th overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. Parker made 32 MLS appearances in 2017, recording his first MLS goal and assist. He was second in MLS with 86 headed clearances, and was fifth league-wide with 73 aerials won. The center back led Vancouver in minutes played, touches, and successful passes.

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Red Bulls Beat C.D. Olimpia To Move On In Champions League

(The Red Bulls celebrating their first goal of the night – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls beat Club Deportivo Olimpia of Honduras 2-0 on Thursday night at Red Bull Arena in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16.

Coupled with the 1-1 draw they played a week ago in Costa Rica, the Red Bulls won 3-1 on aggregate.

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Marsch On Robles: “Luis is a natural fit” To Be Captain

(Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch and goalkeeper and Captain Luis Robles at Tuesday’s Media Day – Photo by Jason Schott)

One of the biggest moves the Red Bulls made this offseason was naming goalkeeper Luis Robles their new Captain.

Robles becomes the first goalkeeper since Tony Meola to be honored as the team’s captain. Meola was captain of the then-MetroStars in 1997-98.

At Media Day on Tuesday, Robles said of what it means to him, “To be the captain of the New York Red Bulls is an incredible honor and a great privilege.

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St. John’s, Without Ponds, Beats Butler In Double OT

(Photo by Jason Schott)

The St. John’s Red Storm, who were without their star Shamorie Ponds, stepped up to beat Butler 75-68 in double overtime on Wednesday night at Carnesecca Arena.

The trio of Justin Simon, Bashir Ahmed, and Marvin Clark II combined for 66 of the Red Storm’s 75 points to lead them to their fifth win in seven games and improve their overall record to 15-15 and Big East record to 4-13. They are now tied with DePaul for ninth in the conference as they head to Providence for the regular season finale on Saturday afternoon.

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NYCFC Acquires Sebastien Ibeagha On Transfer

New York City Football Club announced that Sebastien Ibeagha has joined the club on a transfer from USL affiliate team San Antonio FC after spending preseason with City in Florida, LA and Mexico.

Ibeagha, a 26-year-old central defender, is a former U.S. U-20 international and the reigning USL Defender of the Year.

He becomes NYCFC’s ninth addition of the offseason, following Saad Abdul-Salaam, Jo Inge Berget, Cedric Hountondji, Jesus Medina, Ebenezer Ofori, Brad Stuver, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi and Anton Tinnerholm to the Club.

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Shuai Zhang Completes Tie Break Tens Lineup

Tie Break Tens, the new fast-paced, short-form tennis competition, announced that Chinese tennis star Shuai Zhang will compete at its inaugural tournament in the United States at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, March 5, 2018.

Shuai completes the line-up of elite athletes that includes Serena and Venus Williams, Elina Svitolina, Marion Bartoli, CoCo Vandeweghe, Sorana Cirstea, and Daniela Hantuchová.

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Seton Hall Outlasts St. John’s In OT For 20th Win

(Seton Hall celebrates at center court after the final whistle – Photo by Jason Schott)

Seton Hall notched their 20th victory of the season as they outlasted St. John’s 81-74 on Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.

20 wins usually is the magic number for an NCAA Tournament bid, and the Pirates are now 20-9 overall and 9-7 in the Big East, tying them with Butler for third in the conference.

St. John’s has now dropped two straight after their magical four-game winning streak. They drop to 14-15 overall and 3-13 in the Big East, now in last place in the conference since DePaul beat Marquette on Saturday afternoon to improve their record to 4-12.

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Red Bulls Tie Olympia To Open Champions League

(Estadio Nacional – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls earned a 1-1 draw against Club Deportivo Olimpia in the first leg of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 on Thursday at Estadio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica

The Red Bulls goal came from Daniel Royer in the 31st minute on a feed from Bradley Wright-Phillips.

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Hantuchova & Cirstea Added To Tie Break Tens Lineup

(Daniela Hantuchova)

Tie Break Tens, the new quick-fire, short-form tennis competition, announced that Daniela Hantuchová and Sorana Cirstea have been added to the star-studded lineup competing at its inaugural United States tournament at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, March 5.

They join a dynamic line-up, including Serena and Venus Williams, Elina Svitolina, CoCo Vandeweghe and Marion Bartoli, with just one contender yet to be unveiled.

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