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Photographing sporting events provides an exciting and challenging opportunity for both amateur and professional photographers who wish to try new avenues of photographic expression and technical challenge.  As the American photojournalist and National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson has been quoted as saying, “if you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff”.  The exciting and fast moving action, colorful uniforms, the range of emotions and facial expressions...

Help Kristina Esposito Racing and FDNY Racing Raise Funds for the Widows and Orphans of Heroes

For the past 222 years, members of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) have been racing to the sites of disaster and putting their lives on the line in service of others. Three Hundred and Forty-Three sacrificed their lives on 9-11 and many more have since succumbed to 9-11 related illness.  What better way to recognize the heroes and heroines of the FDNY than with a contribution to the Widows and Child...

On January 18, 2020, approximately 150 of the nation’s strongest athletes gathered at the Westchester County Center for the New York Strong-Est Man and Woman 7 competition. Organized and hosted by Mamaroneck’s NY Strong gym, this United States Strongman (USS) sanctioned event serves as one of the qualifiers for the National Competition and the Arnold Internationals.

Above: Opening Ceremony of the 2020 New York Strong-est Man and Woman 7.  Photo Credit: Clark Thompson - Clarkshots

The competition consi...

New York City, home to the New York and NASDAQ stock exchanges is, unarguably, the financial capital of the world. When the financial markets perform well and stock prices rise, it is referred to as a “bull market”. How fitting then that one of the better known landmarks of New York City’s financial district is the three and half ton bronze “Charging Bull” statue created by the Italian born sculptor, Arturo Di Modica, who worked out of a SOHO studio in the City.

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This past weekend, January 3-5, New Yo...

The Professional Bull Riders Kicks Off Its 2020 Season at Madison Square Garden with the Monster Energy Buck Off

Opening its 14th year at the World’s Greatest Arena in New York City, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) kicks off its 2020 season this evening with round one the Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden – part of the PBR’s Unleash the Beast tour. Among the 36 bull-riding human athletes will be the returning PBR World Champion, 22 year old Jess Lockwood, former 3-time Champion Silvano Alves fr...

On November 30th, New York City’s Randall’s Island came alive with over 2,000 athletes, representing 140 teams from across the United States and abroad, competing in the 61st Annual New York Sevens Rugby Tournament (NY7s). Hosted by NYC’s own New York Rugby Club, the NY7s is the nation’s oldest and largest single-day Rugby 7s tournament getting its start in 1958.

As has been the custom, this year’s event kicked off with a pre-tournament party at The Australian on New York City’s west 38th street and c...

November 18, 2019

On the November 6-10, 2019 six members of the USA Table Tennis Team, four from the New York Metro region, gathered in Tokyo, Japan for the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) Zen-Noh 2019 Team World Cup. Kai Zhang, from Pleasantville, NY, Yijun (Tom) Feng who plays for the N.Y.U. team and Kanak Jha from California represented the USA on the men’s side. Yue “Jennifer” Wu, a New Jersey resident who trains in NY City, seventeen year old Amy Wang from New Jersey, and Lily Zhang from California...

“You’ve come a long way, baby” was the slogan used in one of the most famous advertising campaigns of the late 1960s,

celebratingthe strides made in the women’s liberation movement.

It was in early September of 2009 when 56 year old Lynne Tombs, a woman coping as best she could with the symptoms of her Parkinson’s Disease, received some disappointing news from her home town table tennis club. She was asked not to participate on doubles night at the Gloucestershire club out of concern that her spastic...

On Saturday, September 7th, the Tenth Annual Westchester County Boxing Championship took place outdoors, under sunny skies, in Mount Vernon’s Hartley Park. Fans who attended the free event were treated to 13 competitive and entertaining amateur bouts where both developing and advanced boxing skills were on display along with great sportsmanship. The event was sanctioned by USA Boxing Metro and hosted by Mt. Vernon’s Main Street Boxing Gym.

Mt. Vernon Mayor Andre Wallace welcomed the combatants, offici...

Veteran defensive NHL standout of the 1980-1987 New York Rangers and 1987-1990 Los Angeles Kings, Tom Laidlaw, visited The College of Westchester in White Plains to meet with students and share some sage advice for success in business and in life. Now a motivational speaker available through his company ‘True Grit Life’, this former defensive brawler now dedicates himself to motivating others and supporting several charitable causes.

Above: Tom Laidlaw speaking to students at The College of Westcheste...

Will Kristina Esposito follow in the footsteps of, and perhaps surpass, Guy Vaughan?

Above: (Left) Kristina Esposito behind the wheel of the TLM Racing BMW 325, (Right) TLM Racing BMW on the starting grid

On the weekend of August 10-11, 2019, 17 year-old Mamaroneck resident and high school honor student, Kristina Esposito, competed as a driver in the Tire Rack ChampCar Endurance Series Race at Virginia International Raceway. She was part of the team of drivers along with Jeronimo Guzman, T.O. Johnson,...

Edited by Will Shortz.

For those who follow the Olympic sport of table tennis, it should come as no surprise that the Westchester Table Tennis Center’s (WTTC) July Open Tournament continue to solidify its place as one of the country’s premier venues for the sport. Since its opening in 2011, the WTTC has hosted numerous tournaments including those of the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association, International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) North America Cup, New York State Table Tennis Championship...

Above: 2019 FIA Formula E series champion, Jean-Eric Vergne with the Championship Trophy. Photo Credit FIA Media

It isn't widely known, but New York City has a long history of automobile racing.

The second race ever staged in the nation was the 1896 Cosmopolitan Race (sponsored by Cosmopolitan Magazine) that began in the Bronx and ended at Irvington, the Westchester town located some 30 miles north along the Hudson River.

Over the next century, more than three dozen venues in the Big Apple and the surro...

International racing has a long history in New York City dating back 1908 where the New York to Paris Auto Race set off with teams from France, Italy, Germany and the United States. With the fourth annual FIA all-electric formula race car series set to take place on the grounds of the Brooklyn waterfront in mid-July, the third weekend of June belonged to the international wind-powered racing boats of SailGP, described as “a completely new global sports series”.

Above: Left, from the Library of Congres...