Category Archives: NYC Sports

Yankees Mourn Michael, Architect of ’90s Dynasty

On Thursday morning, the Yankees were saddened to learn of the passing of Gene “Stick” Michael, who passed away at his home in Oldsmar, Florida, and was 79 years old.

Michael played for the Yankees in the 1960s, and later served as their manager and general manager.

Most importantly, Michael was the architect of the 1990s dynasty that produced five championships, as he drafted the Fab Five of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Bernie Williams.

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Wilson Leaves St. John’s For Personal Reasons

(St. John’s plays at Madison Square Garden – Photo by Jason Schott)

Sid Wilson informed the St. John’s Men’s Basketball coaching staff of his intention to transfer from the school for personal reasons.

The freshman wing from the Bronx signed with the Red Storm in May, and he has been granted permission to speak with other NCAA Division I programs.

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BrooklynFans of Books: Griffin Examines Loss In “Light Years”

Light Years 

By Emily Ziff Griffin

Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division 


Emily Ziff Griffin is a writer and film producer who tells a deeply personal story relating to the loss in her life in her debut novel, Light Years.

Griffin has survived two very hard experiences with grief, the passing of her father from AIDS when she was a teenager and her dear friend, mentor, and producing partner Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died suddenly in 2014.

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NYCFC, Red Bulls Play To A Draw In Final Derby Of Season

(NYCFC’s Maxi Moralez firing one by Red Bulls defender Aaron Long for his goal on Friday night – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club and the Red Bulls played to a 1-1 draw on Friday night at Red Bull Arena in their final regular season Hudson River Derby of the season.

The Red Bulls dominated the first half, with 63 percent possession and 15 shots, including a couple of big chances from Sean Davis, but they couldn’t connect, and it was scoreless at the half.

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Yankees To Host More BP Block Parties

(The Yankees taking batting practice – photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees announced on Wednesday afternoon that they will host three more Yankees Batting Practice Block Parties on Monday, August 28 vs. Cleveland; Thursday, August 31 vs. Boston; and Monday, September 18 vs. Minnesota.

Yankee Stadium will open Gates 6 and 8 at 4:00 p.m., which is one hour earlier than usual, on those three dates.

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NYCFC Relocates Home Game on September 23rd

(NYCFC Captain David Villa in action against New England on Sunday – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club’s MLS regular season home game against the Houston Dynamo on September 23 has been relocated from Yankee Stadium to Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Kick off time will remain at 3 p.m.

This venue change comes as a result of a New York Yankees game that had to be rescheduled due to rain to Monday, September 25.

To ensure the best available location was chosen, an extensive search took place with Pratt & Whitney Stadium being selected as the top alternative.

Pratt & Whitney Stadium, located in East Hartford, CT, has hosted multiple U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team games with the most recent coming on July 1, 2017, when the Men’s team defeated Ghana 2-1 in front of 28,754 fans.

IF YOU HAVE TICKETS: All fans that have tickets to the match on September 23 will have the option to exchange their tickets to another regular season home match at Yankee Stadium or receive a refund. Fans will also receive access to a special pre-sale to secure tickets to the match at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at a discounted rate. Additionally, transportation options will be made available to help accommodate fans.
For more information on tickets and transportation to the September 23 match please click here.
For a full explanation of options click here or call 855-77-NYCFC to speak to a member of our Fan Services team.

NYCFC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna felt it was the best option to replicate a NYCFC home game. Reyna told, “Pratt & Whitney Stadium is a great venue for us due to its wonderful playing surface and facilities.

“Hartford is a great soccer city which has hosted many important international games – I played there in a couple of games for the National Team many years ago – and it was always a wonderful place to play with a fantastic atmosphere and environment.

“We’re looking forward to playing there and having our fans come out and support the team in Hartford.”

NYCFC President Jon Patricof said, “We have worked very closely with Houston and MLS to find an alternative venue prioritizing our supporters and sporting department.

“While we understand this will be an inconvenience for some, we are confident we have put together an excellent variety of ticketing and transportation options for our fans.

“The club would like to thank Pratt & Whitney Stadium for hosting us at what we know will be a fantastic and memorable game.”

NYCFC Comes Back To Beat New England; Red Bulls Lose In Portland

(NYCFC’s Jonathan Lewis celebrates his game-winner, with Head Coach Patrick Vieira (right) running towards him – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club got a stirring, come-from-behind 2-1 win over the New England Revolution on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, as Jonathan Lewis got the game-winner in the 94th minute.

With the win, NYCFC improves to 14-4-7, 46 points, and have opened up a five-point lead on third-place Chicago, who has 43 points, and a record of 13-4-7.

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Red Bulls Earn Top Spot In J.D. Power Fan Experience Study For Second Straight Year

(Red Bull Arena – Photo by Jason Schott)

The New York Red Bulls have earned the top score in the J.D. Power Fan Experience StudySM for the second consecutive season.

The Red Bulls’ score of 819 points was the highest overall score amongst any of the 67 teams surveyed across 11 U.S. markets, including 11 teams in the New York area.

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Red Bulls Advance To US Open Cup Final

(Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrating one of his goals – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls rallied with two late goals in the second half and one in the first overtime to defeat FC Cincinnati, 3-2 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Semifinal on Tuesday night at Nippert Stadium.

New York advanced to the Open Cup Final for the first time since 2003. The 3-2 win Tuesday night is ironically is the same scoreline back in 2003 when they defeated D.C. United in the Open Cup Semifinal.

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Red Bulls Outlast Orlando City

(Bradley Wright-Phillips looking at the change on his Red Bulls career goal record to 83 on Saturday night – Photo by Jason Schott) 

The Red Bulls beat a gritty Orlando City SC team, 3-1, on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

This is their fifth win in six games, and a nice bounce back after their loss in the Hudson River Derby to the New York City Football Club last Sunday.

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