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It seems as if you can’t be a key player for the St. John’s Red Storm unless head coach Steve Lavin has suspended you for at least one game for mysteriously violating team rules. Last year guard D’Angelo Harrison missed the last few games of the regular season, along with St. John’s futile appearance in the postseason NIT. Earlier this season center Chris Obepka was suspended for a pair of exhibition games for unsaid infractions.
This past Friday night it was hyped rookie guard Rysheed Jordan’s turn to sit out a game for unspecified bad deeds. Jordan, a big-time Philadelphia high school star, was supposed to be the best recruit to come to St. John’s since Lavin became head coach four years ago. Lavin and the St. John’s Sports Information Department decided before this season started that the media would not be able to interview him until January 2014 at the earliest. Obviously putting Rysheed in a cocoon has not been the foolproof plan that the St. John’s coaching staff thought it would be. At press time, Lavin did not indicate when Jordan would be reinstated.
Besides elder law attorney and former assemblywoman, you can add to Ann-Margaret Carrozza’s resume the title of “media darling.”
Carrozza, who served in the Assembly for 14 years from Bayside, is now the regular legal contributor to “Entertainment Tonight” on CBS and provides legal commentary for the local NBC affiliate.
If only fairy tales could last forever in real life as they do in the world of make-believe, Queens native Fran Drescher would have undoubtedly taken her place alongside the likes of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
By the time Drescher was attending Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, she was a beauty pageant contestant, nearly capturing the title of Miss New York Teenager in 1973.
Although the 2009 takeoff and emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 took all of six minutes, behind that “Miracle on the Hudson” was 20,000 hours of flight time clocked in by Cap. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.
Since he was 5 years old, Sullenberger knew that he wanted to be a pilot. As he noted in his book,“Highest Duty,” he was awed by the sounds of jet fighters zooming over his childhood home, which was just nine miles from an Air Force base in Texas. “It fed my wanderlust,” he wrote.
The Big East conference has undergone some seismic shifts in the past few years as it has seen many members, such as Syracuse University, Boston College, the University of Miami and the University of Pittsburgh, bolt for the greener TV and licensing grass of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Last year, the Big East, which has been home to St. John’s University since the league’s formation in 1979, underwent its biggest reorganization as the seven Catholic universities without football teams — St. John’s, Seton Hall, Georgetown, Marquette, Villanova, Providence, and DePaul — broke away from the nonsectarian schools that do, such as Louisville, Rutgers, and the University of Connecticut. The football schools are now in a conference called simply The American, while the basketball-only colleges retain the Big East name. The new Big East added Xavier, Creighton and Butler to make it a 10-team league.
“Escape Plan” marks the first time that veteran action film actors Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger have teamed up on screen.
Although it was a foregone conclusion that Mets ace pitcher Matt Harvey would need Tommy John surgery to repair damage on his pitching elbow and miss the entire 2014 season, many Mets fans on social media, along with a good number of sportswriters, reacted as if they had just learned that the sky was falling. You would have thought these folks were expecting a parade down the Canyon of Heroes next November if Harvey were part of the Mets rotation in 2014.
The success rate for Tommy John surgery is reportedly over 90 percent. Given Harvey’s competitive nature, which probably breeds the arrogance that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, I fully expect him to be as good, if not better, when he returns to the mound in 2015.
The Mets’ 3-2 come-from-behind victory last Sunday afternoon at Citi Field to close out the 2013 season meant that the team wound up in third place in the National League East with its 74-88 record. That wasn’t a cause for anyone to be popping champagne in the clubhouse, but considering that many believed the Mets would be battling the penurious Miami Marlins all season for the cellar, it was a major accomplishment. Hardly anyone had predicted that the Mets would finish ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies. Of course, that’s more of an indictment of an aging, overpaid and underperforming Phillies squad than it is a tribute to the Mets.
Nonetheless, Mets manager Terry Collins, who rightfully received an extension on his contract Monday, sees finishing third as an important launching point for the 2014 Mets. “I told Sandy after we swept the Phillies down there last weekend that we were going to overtake them in the standings,” Collins proudly said in his postgame press conference, referring to general manager Sandy Alderson. “This is important to us.”
Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine stirred things up when he complained that the Yankees did not reach out to their community following September 11, 2001.
In fairness to Valentine, he was probably still steaming about a 2004 HBO Sports documentary, “Nine Innings From Ground Zero,” which spent the lion’s share of the time concentrating on the Yankees playoffs and seven-game nail-biting World Series loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fall of 2001 and how that helped cheer up New Yorkers needing a diversion. The Mets barely rated a three-minute mention in it from what I remember even though Valentine and his players spent a lot of time preparing boxes of food and supplies. Shea Stadium was used as an emergency center for first responders because of its sizable parking lot which Yankee Stadium lacked. The MLB network replayed the documentary last week — carryitclearly.com.
Two weeks ago I wrote about how there did not appear to be many opportunities, outside of one Serena Williams, for fans of the red, white and blue to cheer for one of their own at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. I also noted that it’s been a decade since Andy Roddick won the US Open, and no American man has won a Grand Slam event since.
For a country that has produced such tennis legends as Jack Kramer, Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and, of course, Douglaston’s own John McEnroe, the natural tendency is to believe that the USA has been in a slump but the cycle will reverse itself.
Residents in the Forest Hills, Rego Park and Glendale areas may have noticed trailers and street detours over the past week as filming for the CBS drama “Blue Bloods” Season 4 has begun.
Trailers were put in place last Thursday along Yellowstone Boulevard at the Alderton and Selfridge intersections. According to Community Board 5 and the 104th Precinct, filming began on Tuesday on 88th Street between Cooper and Doran avenues between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Last Friday around 10 p.m., a 52-year-old woman was exiting the Rego Park subway station at 63rd Drive and Queens Boulevard when a young man in his 20s started flirting with her.
He introduced himself as Junior and told the victim he liked her shoes, asked if she was a model and for her phone number. When she refused, he pursued her and she walked into the Rite Aid drug store across the street in hopes he’d leave her alone.
A lot was made of Andy Roddick’s retirement last year, since he remains the last American man to win a tennis Grand Slam event: the 2003 US Open. What got surprisingly little play when he lost to Argentina’s Juan Del Potro in 2012 was that he was the last American men’s player left in the US Open at that point.
Things have not markedly improved for those who want to chant “USA!” at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center this week and next. Yes, Serena Williams remains the top-ranked women’s player, but after her, things go downhill precipitously for the red, white and blue — in both genders.
When I was a kid, fall meant the end of summer vacation and a return to the school grind. The good news was that it meant the end of the summer TV rerun doldrums and the eager anticipation of checking out the new fall TV lineup. As an adult, I still look forward to the debut of new shows.
(NAPSI)A new educational program is building on childrens natural affinity for animals to encourage kids to be more calm, confident and caring.
Time Warner Cable and CBS act like two kids fighting in a playground, each yelling: “He started it.” Both are shooting themselves in the foot with audiences and advertisers. They’re also violating two federal laws:
1. Must Carry, enacted during cable TV’s early days, requires all cable systems to carry all local stations in their viewing areas. TV station owners demanded this bill to ensure that broadcasters didn’t bypass them.
2. The Federal Communications Act, updated in 1996, requires all TV stations to “serve the public’s interest, convenience and necessity,” or risk losing their licenses for free use of public air waves. Cutting off viewers to extort retransmission consent fees from cable operators hardly meets this criteria.
The Federal Communications Commission’s interim chairwoman, Mignon Clyburn, threatens to end the blackout. If she doesn’t, TWC owes subscribers a refund. CBS owes viewers an apology and advertisers a rebate. Enough already. Just end this nonsense.
Mets fans emitted a collective groan last Friday seeing David Wright writhe in pain after running hard to first base in the 10th inning of yet another extra-inning game. The immediate diagnosis was that Wright had a suffered a pulled hamstring in his right leg.
Unlike in past years, when Mets management would delay putting players on the disabled list in the hopes of some overnight miraculous recovery which never happened, Wright was immediately placed on the 15-day disabled list. The immediate consensus was that he would not play again until early September.
One would think some of the candidates for New York City comptroller came straight out of a Saturday Night Live skit.
Earlier this week it was reported that former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is running. Spitzer, who stepped down from office in March 2008 after a prostitution scandal, could face his former madam, Kristin Davis, in the race as she is running on the Libertarian ticket.
Residents are frustrated with trucks that won’t go away. Several 18-wheelers, some of which are used to transport cars, park on the north side of 73rd Avenue, between 210th Street and the Clearview Expressway, along Cunningham Park. The trucks come and go regularly, but they usually return.
Sometimes the line of trucks is merely an eyesore in a residential area, but when the Auburndale soccer league plays games on their Cunningham Park fields, the situation is downright dangerous. Since each truck takes up several spots, parents often double- and triple-park when they go to drop off and pick up their children. Traffic on that stretch of 73rd Avenue typically exceeds 40 miles per hour.
A recent Land Use hearing hosted by Borough President Helen Marshall regarding the redevelopment of Willets Point did not pass last Thursday without fanfare and a bit of a turf war, as the specter of a second community board’s involvement was not enough to sway an adamant Marshall, who repeatedly noted the dilapidated state of the Iron Triangle.
“The fact is Willets Point is a mess and has been one since I took office,” Marshall said at one point during the proceedings.
Last month the various broadcast networks introduced their new prime time shows to advertisers and the media at events that are called “upfronts” in the trade. Here is a look at what CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and the CW have in store for us this fall.
The suspect in the May 18 shooting death of 14-year-old D’aja Robinson is on his way back to New York City after being arrested in South Carolina Tuesday morning on a fugitive warrant.
Thestate.com, a news website in South Carolina, reported on Tuesday afternoon that Kevin McClinton, 21, was arrested at about 6:30 a.m. in Lexington County, SC, near the state capital of Columbia, by a team that included U.S. Marshals and officers from the NYPD.
The Parks Department has repainted areas of Doughboy Park in Woodside shortly after a group of volunteers painted many of the appointments in the park a lime green color.
In early May, Edgar Cartegena, the superintendent of a local apartment building along with Edward Bergendahl, a Korean War veteran and president of the Woodside Civic Association, led a group of volunteer veterans and children in painting the park.
Published reports are saying that a car with an assault rifle and a bulletproof vest in the trunk has been stolen from in front of the South Ozone Park home of an FBI agent.
The vehicle was stolen Tuesday night at about 8 p.m.
The Subway Series, which gets underway on Monday at Citi Field and concludes Thursday at Yankee Stadium, is a great way to take stock of our two Major League Baseball franchises. Last June the Mets dropped five out of six games against the Yankees, which served as a warning that their supposed terrific first half when they won 46 games was a mirage.
This year the Mets are not teasing their fans, as they have been playing at the low level that was expected of them before the season began. The Yankees, on the other hand, have been near or at the top of the American League East standings despite the loss to injuries of such household names as Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Texeira and Curtis Granderson. Granderson has returned to the team but was replaced on the disabled list by veteran pitcher Andy Pettitte.