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Joe McDonald

The Ducks Winning Formula Is Baseball Recession Proof

As we link toward the end of the baseball season here in New York, you look for bright spots. At ...

Sounds of the Game

New York Red Bulls Postgame

HARRISON, NJ (September 20, 2014) - MLS Golden Boot leader Bradley Wright-Phillips recorded his third hat trick this season as the ...

Lloyd Carroll

Sports Beat “Jeff’s Mess”

     When the word leaked out two weeks ago that the Mets had fired Leigh Castergine, their senior vice president ...

Dave "The Koz" Kozlowski

featuredimage The Koz Interviews US Open Girls Winner Marie Bouzkova

Unseeded charismatic 16-year-old Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic won the 2014 US Open junior girls’ singles edging out No. ...

Andy Esposito

featuredimage The NY Yankees Unretired Retired Numbers KIng

When the Yankees honored recent Hall of Fame Inductee Joe Torre by retiring his number 6, they inadvertently inducted another ...

Derrel Johnson

featuredimage The Red Star Cafe Is The Open Choice

As the US Open heads into its final weekend, there are many people who will be entering the grounds for ...


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New York Mets

Ed Kranepool, a Bronx Native and a ’62 Met, Did Charity Work at Citi Field This Week

Flushing, NY—On Monday night, a most recognizable former Met, Ed Kranepool, was seated in front of the Citi Field Rotunda. He was greeting fans in a most pleasant manner and signing eagerly desired autographs. The former first sacker, who joined the Mets in 1962 at the age of 17, was not at the ballpark to […]

New York Yankees

Long Island Rookie Marcus Stroman Stops Yankees

Marcus Stroman, a rookie pitcher from the New York area, Medford, New York in Suffolk County, earned his 11th win of the season on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. The 23 year-old was not pitching for the Yankees but against them as he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2012 MLB Draft. […]

New York Giants

Detroit Debacle: Lions Roar Past Giants in Season Opener

Following an awful start, the New York Giants tried to hang Ford tough, but ultimately looked too confused and ill prepared on each side of the ball while dropping their fourth straight season opener on Monday Night Football. This time, the Detroit Lions (1-0) were the beneficiaries, in a rather easy 35-14 win at Ford […]

New York Jets

Willie Colon III of the Jets Inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame

Bronx, NY—The final day of the Bronx Week festivities always includes a salute to Bronxites who have accomplished much in their chosen professions and have brought positive attention and respect to their birthplace. This year’s group of honorees follows in the respected footsteps of those recognized in past years. Regardless of differences in age, ethnic […]

New York Knicks

Sports Beat “Carmelo Reups”

Carmelo Anthony seemed pretty optimistic that he would be returning to the Knicks when I saw him in May at ESPN’s annual programming preview for advertisers and the print media known as the Upfront. “We’re working on it!” he said with his trademark smile. Clearly the Knicks had the negotiating advantage over other NBA clubs […]

Brooklyn Nets

Hollins names KG starting power forward

Nets Head Coach Lionel Hollins announced on Monday night that Kevin Garnett will be the starting power forward and play 15 minutes per game this season if healthy. Hollins appeared at Deron Williams’ Celebrity Dodge Basketball event at Basketball City and said of Garnett, “There is nobody in the gym that I would put in […]

New York Rangers

Boyle Still Has Something Left In The Tank

Dan Boyle was the defenseman the Rangers always wanted. Too bad it comes 10 years too late. The 38 year-old suited up for the first time as a Blueshirt today, lining up with Marc Staal and looking to have one last great season at age 38. “I want to be clear that I’m not here […]

New York Islanders

High Expectations As The Islanders Close Nassau

It’s been a long and winding road for the New York Islanders as they enter their last year in the 516 area code. Will they go out with a bang or just slink to Brooklyn without giving their loyal fans a proper goodbye. “There are a lot of loyal fans here, and we want to […]

Baseball

The Ducks Winning Formula Is Baseball Recession Proof

As we link toward the end of the baseball season here in New York, you look for bright spots. At Yankee Stadium, well they are still alive, but on life support and the plug about to be pulled. And it’s wait ‘til next year in Queens. However, the Long Island Duck -, who were eliminated […]

Football

Greenburg works his magic on “Forgotten Four”

Fantastic Four is a tremendous film from renowned producer Ross Greenburg about the integration of the NFL in 1946 by Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley and Bill Willis.  The documentary gives a detailed history of football starting in the 1920s on the college and pro levels and a stark look at race relations in the country […]

Basketball

NBA’s Silver, General Dempsey discuss Hoops for Troops

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and General Martin Dempsey spoke about the Hoops for Troops program at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night before the United States beat the Dominican Republic 105-62 in an exhibition game for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Silver said of Dempsey the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “For those of […]

Hockey

NHL Kings Again: 3rd OT Win Over Rangers Gives L.A. Its 2nd Cup in 3 Years

Henrik Lundqvist did all he could to extend the 2014 Stanley Cup Final for at least one more game. But after stopping his 48th shot on Friday night, there was no one to do the same to defenseman Alec Martinez on the rebound. All alone, Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime period to turn […]

US Open Tennis

The Koz Interviews US Open Girls Winner Marie Bouzkova

Unseeded charismatic 16-year-old Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic won the 2014 US Open junior girls’ singles edging out No. 9 seed Ukrainian Anhilina Kalinina 6-4, 7-6 (5).  It was the first Slam title for Bouzkova.   Dave “Koz” Kozlowski caught up with the champion after the match.     

Other Sports

New York Red Bulls Postgame

HARRISON, NJ (September 20, 2014) – MLS Golden Boot leader Bradley Wright-Phillips recorded his third hat trick this season as the New York Red Bulls defeated Seattle Sounders FC 4-1 at Red Bull Arena on Saturday night in front of a sold out crowd of 25,000. With the three goals, Wright-Phillips moved into a tie for […]

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