Several sources say MLS is looking to build a permanent stadium for the team, which is slated to begin playing next year at Yankee Stadium, at Aqueduct Race Track.
Going out on your own is never easy, whether it be as a freshman in your first dorm, or leaving your folks’ home for your first apartment. There are a number of consumer goods out there to make your life a bit easier.
Lester Lin knows what the approximately 370 children living at the Boulevard Family Residence are going through.
When the Taiwanese immigrant was 4 years old, he and his family slept on the sidewalk in front of a Flushing church.
While the US Open formally got underway Monday morning, in actuality the action really began a week earlier with the qualifying matches for the precious few wild card spots on both the men’s and women’s sides.
Frankly, the BJK National Tennis Center used to be a ghost town for the qualifiers, but word has gotten out that it’s the best sports bargain in the world, as some of the top players compete with a ton of pressure on them and it’s free to the public. The CBS Sports Network broadcast many of the matches live.
When we Baby Boomers were growing up the changing of the seasons from summer to fall meant two things: (a) the start of a new school year and (b) the various TV networks launching their new primetime programs.
Terry Collins was known for being a fiery guy who alienated many players he managed during his stints with the Houston Astros and the Anaheim Angels, and many observers were surprised when the Mets hired him to be the team’s skipper four years ago. But Collins has surprised nearly everyone with his calm, almost avuncular demeanor as Mets manager.
Last Thursday, at his pregame press conference, Terry showed the short fuse that many thought that they would see far more frequently than they have. No, it wasn’t because of the Mets’ inability to get a run in from third base with less than two out, a troubling fact that he acknowledged as a leading reason why the Mets have had losing records during his tenure.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson claimed Friday night in Philadelphia that the team is not putting up the white flag in 2014 by releasing underperforming veteran outfielders Bobby Abreu and Chris Young and replacing them with Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Matt den Dekker. Alderson also announced that Wilmer Flores will be getting the bulk of playing time at shortstop for the rest of the season in place of Ruben Tejada, who has been in the organization’s doghouse for the last two years.
I can’t blame Alderson for wanting to take a good look at the three players who have logged a lot of time in the Mets’ minor league system. If they play well then he’ll have some homegrown inexpensive talent on the 2015 roster. If they can’t, they might as well be dropped from the 40-man roster once the season ends.
Like a lot of observers I was puzzled this past winter why the Mets, a team that has scrupulously watched its payroll the last five years, decided to lavish a $20 million, two-year contract on rotund veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon.
I felt the Mets would have been better re-signing free agent pitcher Chris Capuano, who had pitched reasonably well for them in 2011 and would have commanded less money than Colon, who was coming off an 18-win season for the Oakland Athletics. The Yankees recently acquired Capuano, who has pitched well in two starts. Unfortunately, the Yankees’ bats were quiet when he was on the mound.
One Queens man has conquered the Bronx — and for a good cause.
For the second year in a row, Matt Lowenthal, 28, of Woodhaven was the top finisher in the Runyon 5K charity run at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. He ran the course, which wound through the legendary ballpark’s concourses and ramps, leading adventurous runners up the stairs between levels, in 22 minutes.
(StatePoint) We all get bored from time to time and want to change things up. While it’s easy to add items to your wardrobe or try a new hairstyle, it may not always feel as easy to change the look and feel of your home.
Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees may have been in Cleveland to take on the Indians, but over 100 area children enjoyed a fun-filled day of playing ball courtesy of The Captain at the Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing last Thursday.
Turn 2, Jeter’s foundation, hosted its 15th annual youth baseball clinic giving young ballplayers a chance to fine-tune their hitting, catching and throwing skills under the eye of volunteer coaches.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy weren’t the only representatives from New York City at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday.
William Termine, a gym teacher at PS/IS 87 in Middle Village, was honored as one of the 30 winners of the “All-Star Teachers” program, aimed at celebrating successful educators around the country.
The Mets were 11 games under .500 when they returned to Citi Field July 4 after a seven-game road trip. General manager Sandy Alderson knew that he would have to address the media about his perceptions of the first half of the 2014 season. Clearly it was not a get-together that he was looking forward to having.
Alderson began the proceedings by saying he believes the Mets have the personnel to perform far better than they have been, and that they are heading in the right direction. Eyeballs were understandably rolling and heads were shaking after Alderson made that statement.
In recent years, some of baseball’s best pitchers are the biggest players on the field.
Future Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, a former New York Yankees hurler, stood 6 feet, 10 inches tall, making him one of the tallest players in baseball history.
Mets fans have heard the term “phenomenon” used to describe pitcher Zack Wheeler ever since he arrived from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for Carlos Beltran in July 2011. The season-ending elbow injury to Matt Harvey put even more attention and pressure on Wheeler to pick up the slack for the Mets to have any shot at a winning season in 2014.
While Zack certainly can hit the upper 90s with his fastball, his control is awful. The Mets have played a number of nine-inning games that have gone way past three hours, and they always seem to be ones Wheeler started because he goes to full counts on nearly every hitter and then frequently walks them.
The Cardozo baseball team celebrates their dramatic 3-1 victory over Tottenville in the PSAL city title game on Thursday at Yankee Stadium. It is the program’s first championship since 1988. The school also won boys basketball and girls volleyball titles this year.
Members of the Beach Channel High School baseball team hold up their championship banner after defeating Bronx Science at Yankee Stadium to win their first Public School Athletic League B Division city baseball crown last Thursday.
I was reading your ninth article about the 1964 New York World’s Fair and was shocked to read the claim that color television was introduced there.
No way! Color TV had been around since 1953, when the FCC gave the OK for color TV standards. Eisenhower was the first president to be broadcast in color, in June 1955. The 1955 World Series (Dodgers vs. Yankees) was broadcast in color. TV Guide used to have a section listing all the color programs schedules for the week in the late 1950s. My grandmother had an RCA color TV in 1958. Walt Disney’s “Wonderful World of Color” began broadcasting in September 1961. It is estimated that there were 1,600,000 color TV sets in US households by 1964, representing 3.1 percent of the population.
There were still a lot of TV shows broadcasting in black and white in the early 1960s, but to say that color TV was introduced in 1964 is incorrect.
Regular black-and-white TV was introduced at the 1939 NY World’s Fair. President Roosevelt was at the fair and his speech was broadcast live by TV cameras to the perhaps 50 sets in all of New York City capable of receiving the broadcast.
Cardozo High School outfielder Christopher Campbell remembers watching members of the school’s boys basketball team triumphantly march through the halls after their Public School Athletic League city championship win in March.
Ever since then, he said, it was the baseball team’s mission to feel that same type of jubilation that comes with being crowned city champs.
A little less than 20 months ago, Hurricane Sandy rendered some of the Beach Channel High School baseball players homeless.
Coach John Mangieri was even forced to stay with his in-laws for six weeks because his Howard Beach home was too badly damaged.
Cardozo High School outfielder Christopher Campbell remembers watching members of the school's boys basketball team triumphantly march through the halls after their Public School Athletic League city championship win in March.
Ever since then, he said it was the baseball team's mission to feel that same type of jubilation that comes with being crowned city champs.
California Chrome’s co-owner, Steve Coburn, took a lot of heat after Tonalist defeated his horse at the Belmont Stakes last Saturday. Coburn voiced his “Coward’s way out” comment to NBC Sports reporter Kenny Rice just minutes after learning that his horse would not be a Triple Crown winner as Tonalist, a horse that skipped both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, ruined what many thought would be a day of immortality for Coburn and California Chrome.
Coburn did not seem to care that Tonalist’s owners badly wanted to run him in the Derby but the horse’s sudden illness forced them to change their mind. The fact that Tonalist qualified for Belmont by winning the Peter Pan Stakes a week after the Derby enraged him.
One of the slogans used in the advertising campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa was “this is the one month, every four years, that we all agree on one thing.”
An undying love for the sport may unite Queens soccer fans from all corners of the globe, but that’s where the agreeing ends for many.
It has been 36 years since a thoroughbred has been able to win the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes to take the Triple Crown. Many have won the first two races only to come up short at the mile-and-a half Belmont Stakes.
In 1979 Spectacular Bid appeared to be a thoroughbred in the same league as Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed, but he stepped on a safety pin and was not up to the Belmont challenge. In 2004 Smarty Jones, the pride of Philadelphia Park, had his Triple Crown dreams dashed at Belmont, while in 2008, Big Brown, who went off as a 1-5 favorite, proved to be yet another also-ran. Two years ago, I’ll Have Another, who was so dominant at Churchill Downs and Pimlico, was scratched two days before the race. Thoroughbred racing officials are obviously praying that California Chrome will be able to break the Triple Crown hex.
The Mets have not had a winning season since Citi Field opened in 2009, and things appear unlikely to change in 2014, based on what we’ve seen so far. While they have not been exactly world beaters, on the road the Mets have played better as the visitors than as the home team.
Last week Daily News baseball columnist Andy Martino wrote that Mets management is concerned that the players are fatigued at home because of such factors as making appearances in the community; having to deal with smaller media outlets (a self-serving claim that fits the dailies’ agenda, Andy); and the large number of visitors permitted to go on the field before a game to watch batting practice.