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Willie Colon III of the Jets Inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame

12/09/13 - New York Jets' Willie Colon speaks to the media. Photo by Bill Kostroun

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 background, neighborhood, gender ... Read More »

Sports Beat: The 2014 NFL Draft and 2014 Sports Emmys

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NEW YORK - 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 NFL teams. ... Read More »

Jets Transcript: Newly Signed Jets QB Michael Vick

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On if he’ll have an opportunity to start… As of right now I’m planning to come in and compete with Geno [Smith]. I’ll push him as hard as I can, push him to be the best. Try to become the best that I can be. Most importantly, learn the new intricacies of the offense and what Marty [Mornhinweg] has in ... Read More »

Mark Sanchez Released By The Jets

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New York/New Jersey – The New York Jets have released QB Mark Sanchez. Sanchez  was selected by the Jets with the fifth-overall pick after a 2009 draft-day trade with Cleveland. He started 62 games over his first four seasons, passing for 12,092 yards on 1,028-of-1,867 passing for 68 touchdowns and 69 interceptions. Sanchez spent the 2013 season on injured reserve. “I’d like ... Read More »

College Football At Yankee Stadium: Black Knights Will Face Huskies on Nov. 8

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Bronx, NY - On Thursday, it was announced that the Army football team will face the University of Connecticut at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, November 8. Throughout the Press Conference, both sides expressed their enthusiasm of playing in Yankee Stadium. Led by first-year coach Jeff Monken, the Black Knights will play their third football game at Yankee Stadium. Overall, it’ll be the Black ... Read More »

Sports Beat: The NFL Means Well, But…

Love the view of an empty NFL stadium (Image Source: Cesar Diaz)

New York - The National Football League generated  backpage headlines this past weekend when it was learned that the league is pushing for penalties and possible game suspensions for players who use  “N-word” slur during a game. The NFL was acting primarily in response to such lunkheads as the Miami Dolphins’ Richie Incognito and the Philadelphia Eagles’ Riley Cooper who brought ... Read More »

ESPN To Air Inspiring Story Of California’s Mendota High School Football Team

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ESPN Deportes and ESPN’s SportsCenter Featured will tell the inspiring story of a California high school football team across multiple ESPN programs on Sunday, Feb. 16. In Mendota, Calif., unemployment and poverty are high and the residents are almost all Hispanic, many of them immigrants. Despite most of the Mendota High School football team’s players having to work in the agricultural fields around ... Read More »

Sports Beat Super Bowl XLVIII: Broncos Crushed By Seahawks

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East Rutherford, NJ –  After all of the consternation about the weather and the first Super Bowl every held in New York, it was a pretty decent day by early February standards for all except the Denver Broncos who lost 43-8 to the Seattle Seahawks. During Super Bowl week, perceptive lead Fox Sports voice Joe Buck told me that the ... Read More »

Fordham Graduate Greg Wilson Returns To Metropolitan Area As A Denver Bronco

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New York, NY - Millions of residents of the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area will be watching the 2014 Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. Tens of thousands of those football fans will be in the MetLife Stadium viewing the game live. One 2013 graduate of Fordham University in the Bronx, Greg Wilson, ... Read More »

Notes From NYU’s Forum: 48 Hours Before Super Bowl XLVIII

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By: Samuel Martinez With NY/NJ putting the finishing touches on hosting Super Bowl XLVIII questions regarding weather, transportation and security were frequent topics at yesterday’s forum “48 Hours Before Super Bowl XLVIII: The Lasting Impact of Sports’ Greatest Events that took place at NYU. Another important factor is the economic impact, which host cities benefit from having these types of ... Read More »

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