Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Super Bowl week kicks off in Big Apple

New York City is ready for some football, and more importantly, it’s ready for the energy and economic boost that comes with it.

Players, fans gear up for Isle’s first taste of Brooklyn hockey

Brooklynites will get their first taste of Islanders hockey with an exhibition game at the Barclays Center.

Mayoral candidates chat about their favorite sports

Just because they are campaigning, doesn’t mean they don’t time for some athletic R and R.

Yankee supported MLS team draws cheers and jeers

The announcement of MLS’s expansion into the five boroughs has New Yorkrers excited and concerned at the same time.

Yankees begin to sell Groupon discounts for home games

A slumping season may have forced the Pinstripes to seek new ways to get fans to Yankee Stadium.

Jason Collins reveals he is gay in Sports Illustrated

Gay rights advocates in the city say Jason Collins’s decision to come out will create a positive domino effect for the LGBT community.

Fans pumped as the Knicks and Nets kick off their playoff runs

Playoff fever in New York is bigger than ever now that both of the city’s basketball teams are vying for the NBA championship.

Mayor’s anti-gun coalition pays for gun control Super Bowl ad

Companies usually use sex, comedy or visual effects to get their message across in their Super Bowl ads. The mayor’s big game ad, however, is all serious.

NYC ‘kicks off’ plans for 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium

The Big Apple is getting its playbook ready to host next year’s Big Game.

MLB star admits midtown anti-Semitic assault

A former Detroit Tigers star is getting tolerance training following his guilty plea.

Yankees fans frustrated with A-Rod’s latest playoff slump

Yankee fans are not letting their third baseman’s latest playoff slump go unnoticed.

Brooklyn Nets add to borough’s rich sports history

The arrival of a NBA team to Brooklyn will end a 55-year sports drought in the borough.

Barclays center expected to have huge opening despite polarizing boro

The new arena is going to change Brooklyn, but leaders and residents differ on whether this is a good thing.

NHL Lockout to cost city $3.2 million per game

Without Rangers, Islanders and Devils games, New York City’s economy is going to suffer.

NYC Marathon organizers change mind about checked bags ban

Participants of this year’s race can now check in their bags.

Giants’ player wants his correct face in Madden ’13

Marcus Thomas really wants his picture to be in the game.

U.S. Open set to be huge economic boon for NYC

The city is set to be the biggest winner from the tennis tournament.

Yankees pitcher busted on DUI charge in Florida: Police

A Yankee who has his run in of bad luck on the field was arrested for allegedly driving drunk off the field.

Justin Tuck says he has no current plans to retire from Big Blue

The two-time Super Bowl athlete shares his thoughts on the current season and helps with a charity event.

U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team celebrates in NY

After wowing the world with their acrobatics in London, the teens of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team took New York City by storm.