NYSD Columnists

Joe McDonald

Bullpen Answers Are With The Prospects

So much for the Jose Valverde experiment. Just two weeks into his tenure as closer, Papa Grande has become a Busto ...

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 “Mets No Longer Like Ike”

It seemed to take forever but Mets general manager Sandy Alderson finally traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh ...

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 Fantasy Baseball: Mets Style

The Mets have unwittingly created a new version of fantasy baseball for their fans. Call it, “Those Who Are vs. ...

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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Largest Post-Olympic Gathering of Athletes in New York Highlights Right To Play Big Red Ball on April 29

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The reasons why they do it are as numerous and diverse as the thousands of runners who will line up ...

Yanks’ Gardner, Mets’ Gee, Knicks’ King, Giants’ Rolle Highlight 2014 Munson Honorees

The 34th Annual Thurman Munson Awards, which remember the late, great Yankees captain, will be presented at the Grand Hyatt ...

2013 NYSD Holiday Gift Guide

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US Open Tennis

Serena May Be The Most Dominate Player in History

“I started playing tennis not to be the greatest but just because I had a racquet and a dream,” Serena Williams said after her quarterfinals victory against Carla Suarez Navarro during the US Open. After winning her fifth US Open championship and her 17th career Grand Slam title, the little girl who had a racquet […]

New York Mets

Fantasy Baseball: Mets Style

The Mets have unwittingly created a new version of fantasy baseball for their fans. Call it, “Those Who Are vs. Those Who Could’ve Been.” It’s a game you can play with any team, and in any season, but arguably more so this year’s assembled participants at Citi Field feature a cast that could have been […]

New York Yankees

Jackie Robinson and Nelson Mandela Honored at Yankee Stadium

Bronx, NY—On April 15, 1997 the 50th anniversary of the first game played by Jack Roosevelt Robinson in the major leagues, Baseball Commissioner Allan “Bud” Selig announced the retirement of Robinson’s #42 from Major League Baseball. On that date in every year since 1997, all players in a scheduled game wear the #42 to honor […]

New York Giants

Getting Over the Hill: Giants’ Extra Effort Ends Lions’ Playoff Hopes

After clinching their first losing season since 2004 last week, the New York Giants were expected by many to pack it in against the desperate Detroit Lions on the road. But even when the Lions (7-8) scored 17 straight points to erase a 13-3 halftime deficit, the Giants (6-9) found enough pride to answer with […]

New York Jets

Sports Beat “Idzik avoids risk with Rex”

All of the attention during the 2013 Jets season was on whether head coach Rex Ryan would retain his job in 2014. The general thinking was that Ryan was on thin ice because the man who hired him to coach Gang Green, Mike Tannebaum, got fired at the end of the 2012 campaign. As is […]

New York Knicks

Small Consolation: Knicks End Disappointing Year With Fourth Straight Win

NEW YORK — In the end, ESPN’S SCHOENE projection system had it exactly right. Most who heard of the the system’s preseason prediction of 37 wins for the New York Knicks this year, coming off of New York’s 54-win, Atlantic Division-winning campaign last season, mocked the idea that the Knicks (37-45) would fall so far. […]

Brooklyn Nets

Game 1: Pierce, Nets Show Raptors How It’s Done

The Nets won Game 1 over the Raptors in Toronto on Saturday afternoon, grinding out a 94-87 win in the final minutes led by Paul Pierce. This series has been billed as the experienced, older Nets against the young Raptors, and on this night, the veterans knew how to close it out. The Nets led […]

New York Rangers

50,027 Watch Rangers Edge Islanders 2-1, at Yankee Stadium

Bronx, New York—The second 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series contest at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night was a sell-out just as the game played at the historic venue three days earlier. A crowd of 50,027 filled the seats to watch the two locals, New York Rangers and New York Islanders, play the first of […]

New York Islanders

Isles Snap Skid with 3-1 Win over Preds

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (Nov. 12, 2013) – The New York Islanders took a deep breath Tuesday evening, and gasped out a huge sigh of relief, as they stopped a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. Though the first several minutes of the opening […]


Derek Jeter, David Cone, Mike Sweeney, Kevin Millar, Bill Shea, and Hal McCoy on 2014 Ballot for The Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame

On St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17, the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame (IAB HOF) announced the names of the nominees on the 2014 induction ballot.  They include: Current and Former Players · Derek Jeter: Captain of the New York Yankees,13x All-Star, five-time World Series champion and a central figure in the Bombers’ success […]


Fordham University Men and Women Hoopsters Win on First Day of 2013-14 Season

Bronx, NY—The first games of the 2013-14 college basketball season were played on Friday throughout the nation. In the Bronx, the men’s and women’s teams of Fordham University were both victorious in a Friday night doubleheader at the Rose Hill Gym. The University of San Francisco Dons travelled 3,000 miles to drop its opening game, […]


Minnesota, led by a Pitino, wins NIT, which had notable absence

The Minnesota Golden Gophers won the NIT, as they outlasted the SMU Mustangs, 65-63, in the championship game on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Minnesota is coached by Richard Pitino, who is in his first year at the school and is the son of Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino. This is the second straight […]


Like Goalie Stories: There is a Book For that

If you are a New York hockey fan of a certain age, or a student of hockey history, you know the names of Gump Worsley and Terry Sawchuck: Ranger netminders of a long-ago era when even Mark Messier was still trying on his first pair of skates before bringing a Stanley Cup home to Gotham. […]

Other Sports

Yankee Stadium to be Home of the New York City FC

Bronx, NY—Officials of the New York Yankees and the New York City FC (NYCFC) were present at a  press conference that was held at Yankee Stadium on Monday to announce that that the iconic ballpark will be the first home venue for the NYCFC when the team begins its first season in MLS (Major League […]

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