NYSD Columnists

Joe McDonald

Maybe This Is The Start Of Something For The Mets

Maybe, it’s time to believe if you are the New York Mets. Maybe, 2014 is not a wash and the team ...

Sounds of the Game

NY Sports Day TV Episode 2

NY Sports Day editor Joe McDonald is joined by Darrel Jazz Johnson of the New York Beacon and Lloyd Carroll ...

Lloyd Carroll

Sports Beat “Neither A Buyer Nor Seller Be”

July 31 is the Major League Baseball trade deadline. This generally has been the week on the baseball calendar when ...

Dave "The Koz" Kozlowski

featuredimage Koz Catches UP With Todd Martin

American tennis great Todd Martin was recently named CEO Designate of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Dave ...

Andy Esposito

featuredimage Espo’s Trivia Challenge: All-Star Trivia – 2014 Edition

With baseball about to take their annual summer spectacular All-Star break, it seemed like a good time to rev up ...

Derrel Johnson

featuredimage Four Top 25 Teams Invade New York City for Big East and A-10 Tournaments

Though teams like #5 Louisville, #12 Syracuse and #21 Connecticut have moved on from the Big East Conference, it still ...

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Recent Features

Goose Gossage Plaque Dedication To Highlight 68th Yankees Old-Timers’ Day June 22

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US Open Tennis

Wimbledon Semifinalist Safarova, Juniors Champ Rubin, Loeb Join No. 1 Djokovic At Johnny Mac Tennis Project Benefit August 21 at SPORTIME

It was just a few days ago that two stars had perhaps their best career performances across the Atlantic, when women’s semifinalist Lucie Safarova and boys junior champ Noah Rubin showed their stuff at Wimbledon. And all spring, the tennis world took notice as Jamie Loeb slammed her way to National College Player of the […]

New York Mets

Sports Beat “Neither A Buyer Nor Seller Be”

July 31 is the Major League Baseball trade deadline. This generally has been the week on the baseball calendar when contending teams try to acquire a veteran player that they believe will help them win a World Series by trading highly regarded prospect or two to a team whose season pretty much ended long ago. […]

New York Yankees

Goose Gossage Plaque Dedication To Highlight 68th Yankees Old-Timers’ Day June 22

The New York Yankees today announced that nearly 50 former Yankees will be on hand at the 68th annual Old-Timers’ Day on Sunday, June 22, at Yankee Stadium, the sixth Old-Timers’ Day at the current Yankee Stadium. Ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. with the traditional Old-Timers’ game to follow, both of which […]

New York Giants

Sports Beat “The 2014 NFL Draft and 2014 Sports Emmys”

The Giants drafted Syracuse University defensive tackle and Flushing High School alum Jayson Bromley in the third round of the National Football League Draft last Friday night. He joins Marco Battaglia, Kevin Boothe, and the Harmon brothers, Ronnie, Kevin, and Derrick, as part of the small fraternity of Queens natives who have been drafted by […]

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

The Truth is out of Brooklyn

Paul Pierce has left the Nets to join the Washington Wizards, accepting a two-year deal worth $10.8 million, the full mid-level exception. He has a player option for the second year. This was all set in motion by a string of events starting Friday afternoon. The Houston Rockets looked set to sign Chris Bosh, but […]

New York Rangers

Rangers Helping Rangers Auction Assists Ailing Stanley Cup Champion Executive Matt Loughran

Though he never laced up the skates, scored a goal or made a kick-save, former executive Matt Loughran was an integral member of the 1994 Rangers Stanley Cup Championship team. Just ask ANY Rangers player who hoisted the Cup. Loughran was recently dealt a bad hand, and the seriously-ill former Rangers Team Operations Manager is […]

New York Islanders

Another Stellar Pitching Performance by Masahiro Tanaka; Yanks Win, 3-1

Bronx, NY—Rookie pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka pitched another masterpiece on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, thus continuing his extremely impressive pitching against major league opposition. Living up to the high expectations, the native of Japan earned his eighth victory in his first nine decisions this season. Already considered the ace of the Yankee starting rotation, […]



The countdown has begun to determine which category your favorite team belongs before the always highly anticipated waiver-less trading deadline on July 31st. Are they buyers or sellers? Chasers or bottom-dwellars? Here in New York the daily rants flip-flop from day-to-day. In Queens, when the Mets win, it’s “Hey, maybe they’ve got a chance.” When […]


Sports Beat “Television Upfront Week & Sports”

The second week of May is when both the broadcast and the major cable networks unveil their new programming to advertisers and the media in presentations known as the upfronts. The days of everyone watching their favorite shows at the times designated by the networks is in the rearview mirror with the advent of DVR […]


Liberty: Laimbeer lays it on the line

The Liberty suffered a tough loss the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night at The Garden, 68-54, as they were held to just four points in the fourth quarter. The Liberty fell to 7-13 on the season. The Liberty were down 42-33 at halftime, and cut it to two at 52-50 on two free throws from […]


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 […]

Other Sports

Scorpions Sting Cosmos Again to Open Fall NASL Season

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Throughout the course of their storied history, the New York Cosmos have never been a team to lose in their current home at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium — that is, unless they host the San Antonio Scorpions. The last time the Scorpions visited Hofstra, they scored an early goal and […]

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