Barclays Center Continues to Host Premier Boxing Champions

(Danny Jacobs after winning on the first fight night at Barclays Center in October 2012 – Photo by @LolitaLens)

On Thursday, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment announced that their venues, Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Long Island’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank (NYCB), will be the sites for select Premier Boxing Champions Series (PBC ) events in 2017.

This Saturday’s PBC welterweight showdown between Danny “Swift” Garcia and Keith “One-Time” Thurman in Brooklyn will be the first of a multi-fight schedule at Barclays Center and The New Coliseum Presented By NYCB in 2017.

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NYCFC Releases Roster for 2017 MLS Season

(NYCFC star David Villa – USA Today Sports)

New York City FC released its roster for the 2017 MLS Regular Season, which begins this Sunday at Orlando City.

The 2017 roster features 12 new offseason additions, including new Designated Player Maxi Moralez, 2015 MLS Cup champion Rodney Wallace, Venezuelan international midfielder Yangel Herrera and former Chicago Fire goalkeeper, Sean Johnson.

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Turner Sports & CBS Broadcast Pairings For March Madness

(Jim Nantz of CBS Sports – Photo by Jason Schott)

March Madness is right around the corner, and CBS Sports and Turner Sports announced on Thursday that they will once again feature a marquee lineup of announcers for their seventh year of combined coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

All 67 games from the 2017 NCAA Tournament will be televised across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live, beginning Tuesday, March 14, with the NCAA First Four on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual.

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Red Bulls Expand Youth Team Platform

(Red Bull Arena – Photo by Jason Schott)

The New York Red Bulls Academy will expand its Regional Development School (RDS) programming with the addition of six new full-time, regionally based teams in 2017, the club announced today.

The New York Red Bulls youth programs are widely recognized locally and nationally as having a history of developing players for the Red Bulls first team.

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NYCFC Introduces Maxi Morales

(Maxi Morales with students at P.S. 83 / P.S. 182 – @NYCFC)

New York City Football Club introduced its newest Designated Player Maxi Moralez on Tuesday.

Maxi spoke to media before an appearance at P.S. 83 / P.S. 182 (BBMS) in East Harlem, a current ‘City in the Community’ site where the Club supports free soccer programming, where he played small-sided games with the students.

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St. John’s Falls to Creighton

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin – @StJohnsBBall)

St. John’s lost a tough one, 82-68, to Creighton in front of 17,006 fans at CenturyLink Center Omaha on Tuesday night.

Shamorie Ponds led the way for the Red Storm in the losing effort, tallying 16 points and registering a career-high six assists. The freshman from Brooklyn also dished out three assists and surrendered no turnovers in 35 minutes of action.

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Mets To Hold National Anthem Search

The New York Mets will host their 2017 Anthem Search on Tuesday, March 14, with the winner performing the National Anthem on Thursday, August 17 during the Subway Series.

The first 100 contestants to arrive are guaranteed an audition to sing a song of their choice – excluding the National Anthem – a cappella.

The audition on March 14 will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Contestants must check in by 11:00 a.m.

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New York City FC Announces New NYCFC Girls Soccer Academy

(NYCFC plays at Yankee Stadium – Photo by Jason Schott)

New York City Football Club announced on Monday the creation of the NYCFC Girls Soccer Academy.

The new Academy program will provide an elite training environment for girls across four age groups (U-14, U-15, U-16/17 & U-18/19), offering the highest level of technical standards and competition for New York’s brightest young talent.

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St. John’s Ponds & Ahmed Receive Big East Weekly Honors

(Bashir Ahmed puts one up against Georgetown – @StJohnsBBall)

After helping the St. John’s Red Storm notch its seventh Big East victory of the season on Saturday afternoon, an 86-80 triumph over Georgetown, Shamorie Ponds and Bashir Ahmed have been recognized by the conference for their efforts.

Ponds was selected as the Big East Freshman of the Week, while Ahmed found a spot on the Big East Weekly Honor Roll.

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NYCFC Young Leader Training

(Photo courtesy NYCFC)

More than 40 local Young Leaders from ‘City in the Community’ (CITC) partners came together last week to take part in the New York City Young Leader Training.

During the week-long training program, the Young Leaders participated in a variety of in-classroom seminars and on-the-pitch training sessions to develop their leadership and coaching skills, share experiences and gain knowledge that will help them tackle the most pressing social issues affecting the five boroughs.

The training was facilitated by CITC – the charity proudly supported by NYCFC – as well as community coaches from NYCFC sister Club, Manchester City.

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