(Michigan’s Derrick Walton, Jr. looking to make a play against Marquette – Photo by Jason Schott)
In the 2K Classic Benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, SMU came back to beat Pittsburgh, while Michigan dominated Marquette in the nightcap.
On Friday SMU will meet Michigan in the championship game at 7:00 pm, while Pitt will meet Marquette in the consolation game at 4:30 pm.
SMU 76, Pittsburgh 67
SMU, led by Semi Ojeleye, who had 24 points and five rebounds, had a dominant second half to outlast Pittsburgh.
Pitt led 33-31 at halftime, and 37-35 in the opening minutes of the second half.
Continue reading 2K Classic Night One: SMU Comes Back on Pitt; Michigan Mauls Marquette
(The scene at the end of Duke-Kansas – Photo by Jason Schott)
Kansas beat Duke in a game that went down to the buzzer, and Kentucky blew out Michigan State at the State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.
KANSAS 77, DUKE 75
Duke led this one 34-29 at halftime, led by 11 from Amile Jefferson in the first half.
The second half belonged to Kansas, as they opened up a 10-point lead, 53-43, on a Frank Mason III free throw with 10:58 left.
Continue reading Kansas, Kentucky Win At Champions Classic
(Richmond County Bank Ballpark – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Staten Island Yankees announced over the summer that they were rebranding themselves for the 2017 season with a fan vote to choose the new name.
They announced the finalists in early September: Pizza Rats. Bridge Trolls, Heroes, Killer Bees, and Rock Pigeons.
Since then, the reaction to these choices has been tepid. The only information from the organization since then was that they will extend the time for fans to make their choice.
Continue reading Will Staten Island Keep The Yankees Name?
(Frank Lampard saluting the fans in a game this season – USA Today Sports)
Frank Lampard is set to leave New York City Football Club when his contract expires at the end of 2016.
Lampard, the beloved English midfielder who played most of his career at Chelsea, was the first signing by NYCFC in 2014.
That year, Manchester City, the parent club, decided to have Lampard start the 2014-15 season with them to keep him in shape ahead of the March 2015 debut of NYCFC.
Continue reading Lampard Leaving NYCFC
(Fordham’s Robbi Cantelli scoring on a touchdown pass with 12 seconds left in the first half – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Fordham Rams rolled to a 54-14 win over the Holy Cross Crusaders in the Ram-Crusader Cup at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Fordham came out firing, as Chase Edmonds scored on a 41-yard run 2:42 into the game to make it 7-0.
After they stopped Holy Cross on a fourth down on the ensuing drive, Fordham marched down the field, and Edmonds got another touchdown on a one-yard run to give them a 14-0 lead.
Continue reading Fordham Rams Roll Over Holy Cross At Yankee Stadium
(Red Bulls Sporting Director Ali Curtis and Head Coach Jesse Marsch – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Red Bulls had a successful regular season, as they finished with the top record in the Eastern Conference.
They overcame a 1-6-0 start and went 15-3-9 to finish 16-9-9, with 57 points. They finished with the best home record in MLS (13-2-2) and with the best goal differential (+17).
They were the hottest team entering the playoffs, as they closed the regular season on a 16-game unbeaten streak.
Continue reading Red Bulls Look To Build On Another Solid Regular Season
(Sebastian Giovinco celebrates an early goal – USA Today Sports)
New York City Football Club was facing a tall order entering the second leg of their Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup on Sunday at Yankee Stadium, as they returned home down 2-0.
Toronto scored those two goals a week ago in the final ten minutes, and that momentum carried over to this one, as they won 5-0.
Continue reading Toronto Trounces NYCFC To Move on In MLS Playoffs
(The TCS NYC Marathon Finish Line in Central Park – Photo by Jason Schott)
At the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea won on the men’s side for the first time, while Mary Kheitany won her third title on the women’s side.
Ghebreslassie won it with a time of 2:07:51, edging out Lucas Rotich of Kenya, who finished in 2:08: 53, and Abdi Abdirahman of the United States, who had a time of 2:11:23.
Continue reading NYC Marathon: Ghebreslassie Wins First Title; Kheitany Takes If For Third Time
(NYCFC’s David Villa with a header – USA Today Sports)
Major League Soccer recently announced the finalists for the 2016 End of Year Awards, honoring the league’s top performers during the 2016 MLS regular season.
In what will be a closely contested race for the 2016 Landon Donovan MLS MVP Award, the finalists come down to an impressive trio of New Yorkers.
Featuring the most dangerous attacking duo the league has seen over the past two years, finalists include New York Red Bulls’ Bradley Wright-Phillips and New York City FC’s David Villa (82 combined goals, 2015-2016), and Red Bulls midfielder and league assist leader Sacha Kljestan.
Continue reading Villa & 2 Red Bulls Battle For MLS MVP Award
(Celebrity runners gather ahead of the TCS New York City Marathon – Jason Schott)
One of the highlights of the TCS New York City Marathon is the chance see celebrities running for their favorite charities.
Here is a list of stars to look for on the Marathon route on Sunday:
Continue reading NYC Marathon: Celebs Running For A Cause