(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.
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Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I’m Not Allowed to Say on TV
By Joe Buck
Joe Buck, the face of FOX Sports as its lead announcer for Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and USGA Golf coverage, has written an entertainingly candid, self-deprecating memoir.
In Lucky Bastard, Buck writes a lot about his father, Jack, the legendary St. Louis Cardinals announcer and the impact he had on his life and career. Joe grew up sitting in the booth while Jack called Cardinals games, and started calling games himself at the age of 19.
Continue reading BrooklynFans of Books: Joe Buck On Being A “Lucky Bastard”
(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
(Barclays Center – Photo by Jason Schott)
Barclays Center will be the host as Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment will bring the annual Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year awards celebration to Brooklyn on Monday, December 12, 2016.
For the first time ever, Sports Illustrated will open the event to fans on a limited basis by offering exclusive VIP packages.
The star-studded affair will honor the 2016 SI Sportsperson of the Year winner, along with the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award recipient, the SI Kids SportsKid of the Year selection and other top names and moments from the year in sports.
Continue reading Barclays Center Hosts SI Sportsperson Of The Year
(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
(Photo courtesy Red Bulls)
The New York Red Bulls’ MLS Cup dreams ended earlier than expected when they were eliminated from the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs with a 2-1 loss to the Montreal Impact on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls lose the Eastern Conference Semifinal series 3-1 on aggregate.
Ignacio Piatti scored for the Impact in the 51st minute to increase the aggregate lead to 2-0 and give the Impact the all-important away goal. Piatti would get a second late in the game to seal the win.
Continue reading Red Bulls Exit Playoffs Early As They Fall To Montreal
(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