Category Archives: NYC Sports

DJ Khaled Named First-ever Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) Artist Ambassador

Record producer and social media sensation DJ Khaled has been named as the first-ever Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) artist ambassador.

As BSE’s artist ambassador, Khaled will bring his social media prowess to BSE’s accounts, including hosting takeovers on the company’s various Snapchat pages.

DJ Khaled will appear at a variety of events at Barclays Center and NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

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Red Bulls, Atlanta Play To Draw In Possible Playoff Preview

(Fireworks greeted the Red Bulls and Atlanta as they entered the field – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls and Atlanta United played to a scoreless draw on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena in a possible playoff preview.

Both teams have clinched a playoff spot, and the Red Bulls are in sixth with a record of 13-8-12, with 47 points. Atlanta entered the day in third place, but Chicago passed them with a win in Philadelphia. Atlanta, in their first year in MLS, has 54 points with a record of 15-9-9. Chicago has 55 points with a record of 16-7-10.

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St. John’s Holds Tip-Off To Welcome Season

(Marcus LoVett gets the royal treatment – Provided by St. John’s)

St. John’s held their 10th annual Red Storm Tip-Off on Friday night to inaugurate the new season for their men’s and women’s basketball teams.

For the first time, Tip-Off began with an alumni game, welcoming some of the most recognizable names in St. John’s hoops history home for a lighthearted scrimmage.

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Yankees, MLB To Host Play Ball: Stickball This Saturday

(Yankee Stadium – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees and Major League Baseball, in partnership with the New York Emperors Stickball League (NYESL) and the 161st Street Business Improvement District, will host a ‘PLAY BALL: Stickball’ event on Saturday, September 23rd in the Bronx, N.Y.

The event will take place on River Avenue between 158th Street and 161st Street from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET

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Yankees Team with Ed Randall To Offer Free Prostate Cancer Screening

(Ed Randall promoting his Fans for the Cure at the MLB All-Star Fan Fest in 2013 – Photo by Jason Schott)

For the seventh consecutive year, the Yankees will join with New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medicine and Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure (fans4thecure.org), to save the lives of their fans and employees from prostate cancer during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by offering a free screening.

Prior to and during the 7:05 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, September 26, ticketed fans, game day employees and media members 40 years of age and older are encouraged to visit the area near Main Level Section 220 where medical personnel under the direction of Dr. James McKiernan, Urologist-in-Chief, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, will be standing by to administer quick and simple PSA blood tests to all who request one. Those fans will have the option of continuing on to the first aid room across the hall to take a digital rectal exam, a highly accurate marker for the disease.

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Red Bulls Can’t Find The Net Against Philly

(A chance for the Red Bulls early on Sunday – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls and the Philadelphia Union played to a scoreless draw on Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena.

The Red Bulls earned a point, and it was their fourth tie in a row starting with a 1-1 draw against NYCFC on August 25, followed by ties in Dallas and Chicago.

They now hold the sixth and final playoff spot with 42 points (12-6-10), just one point behind Atlanta United (43 points, 12-7-8). Atlanta tied Orlando City 3-3 in their game on Saturday. Columbus is in fourth place with 44 points (13-5-12).

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Mets To Host Hurricane Relief Drive Sept. 19-21 At Citi

(Citi Field – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Mets will be partnering with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz to hold a Hurricane Relief Drive next week at Citi Field to help those affected in Houston and Florida.

The Mets will be accepting donations at Citi Field next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (September 19-21) from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in front of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.

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Yankees To Honor 2007 Giants

(Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora taking down Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLII)

The New York Yankees announced that they will be hosting a special pregame ceremony recognizing the 10-year anniversary of the New York Football Giants’ 2007 Super Bowl Champions before Saturday’s game against Baltimore.

The Giants won that championship with a historic victory in Super Bowl XLII over the then-undefeated New England Patriots.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Lou On George, Billy, And A Life In Baseball

LOU: Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball

By Lou Piniella, With Bill Madden

Harper Collins

Lou Piniella’s career is defined by the indispensable role he played in the Yankees championship teams in 1977 and 1978, but that is just part of a historic baseball life that lasted almost 50 years.

Piniella was an accomplished manager, with his greatest achievement coming in 1990, when he led the Cincinnati Reds to an unexpected championship. He then went to the Seattle Mariners, where he had a great run as their manager. He led the Mariners to their first-ever playoff series win in the 1995 Division Series over the Yankees and to the most wins in a regular season in 2001. He then managed the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, where he could not get the expansion franchise going, and the Chicago Cubs, where he won a couple of division titles.

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