NYSD Columnists

Joe McDonald

Dump Collins And Make It Wally Backman Time

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported this week that Terry Collins is likely to return to the Mets in 2015, ...

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: Terry’s Temper Tested”

Terry Collins was known for being a fiery guy who alienated many of the players he managed during his stints ...

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


By now, you’ve seen, heard and/or read about the wonderful weekend that captivated thousands of baseball fans in the time-protected ...

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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US Open Tennis

Mike Lupica Added As Guest Chair Umpire For August 21 Johnny Mac Tennis Project Event at Sportime Randall’s Island

The Johnny Mac Tennis Project today announced that New York media personality and best-selling author Mike Lupica will serve as a guest chair umpire on Thursday August 21 at Sportime Stadium on Randall’s Island, for its the 2014 benefit night. Lupica will join the announced lineup of Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic, Hall of Famer John […]

New York Mets

“Sports Beat: Terry’s Temper Tested”

Terry Collins was known for being a fiery guy who alienated many of the players he managed during his stints with the Houston Astros and the Anaheim Angels and that’s why many observers were surprised when the Mets hired him to be the team’s skipper four years ago. It turns out that Collins has surprised […]

New York Yankees

Quality Start for Michael Pineda but Yankee Pen Fails

Bronx, NY—On Wednesday night, Michael Pineda made his second major league start since April 23. On that date, the 25 year old was ejected from the game after 1.2 innings and given a 10 game suspension for possessing a foreign substance. When his suspension ended, the right-hander was placed on the disabled list with a […]

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

Nets schedule released…when does Kidd return?

One difference on this schedule release night compared to the prior two for Brooklyn Nets supporters is looking to see when the Milwaukee Bucks come in. It’s not because they want to see the second pick in this year’s Draft, Jabari Parker, but to see their coach, Jason Kidd, and likely boo him. The most […]

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 Busch Stadium Experience

ST. LOUIS – On the banks of the Mississippi right in the center of the country, there’s a Baseball Mecca in St. Louis, where the whole city shuts down for their beloved Cardinals when they are playing at home. Unlike New York, where baseball is part of the fabric of the city, St. Louis is […]


Giants Legend Toomer Also Stood Tall

Maybe many casual sports fans in the New York area don’t know the story of De La Salle High School. After all, New York is a pro football town; college and high school football are sometimes what goes on well west of the Hudson and south of Staten Island. But the story of De La […]


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 […]


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

Get Ready for the 2014 Barclays

It used to be that the completion of golf’s four majors meant the end of interest in golf for the year. With the implementation of the PGA Tour’s playoff system, the FedEx Cup, that is certainly no longer the case. The first leg of that playoff series, the Barclays, which marks the PGA Tour’s annual […]

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