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March 13, 2018

Photography by Kevin Lynch

The U.S. Sled Hockey team has won its third consecutive game at the 2018 Paralymipc Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, and are headed to the semifinal round against Italy.

The following is republished, with update, from the August 2016 issue of MetroSports Magazine.

Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut was the site of a July 9th ice hockey game between the New York Rangers and the Connecticut Wolfpack. But this was not a contest between the more widely-known professiona...

The 44th Annual NYPD-FDNY Charity hockey game returned to its original home borough of Brooklyn on Saturday night, March 18, 2017, at the Barclays Center before a sell-out crowd. The game was the second half of a hockey double header at The Barclays Center, current home of the Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders hockey, with an earlier game between the NHL’s Islanders and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The series between the NYPD and FDNY started back in 1974 at Coney Island’s Stark Arena, had not been p...

The Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York, home to the NBA’s D-League Westchester Knicks, was the site of the inaugural game between two local teams of a new national Women’s D-League, The Westchester Shooting Stars Women's Basketball League. This evening's match-up was between the Westchester Shooting Stars and the Connecticut Stars. These two teams are part of the six team league with franchises in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, the District of Columbia and Georgia. The...

January 30, 2017

Is Cheerleading a sport?  For too long many have made the argument that it is not. A Federal Appeals Court in August 2012 determined, in adjudicating a suit filed against Quinnipiac University, that cheerleading “does not meet the standards of a sport" under federal Title IX statutes. In 2014 the NCAA affirmed its belief that Cheerleading would not be recognized as an intercollegiate sport.

Opinion began to change that year when the American Medical Association officially declared Cheerleading to be a...

January 8, 2017

Pamplona, Spain, move over. The Bulls are Bucking in NYC.

New York City’s investors and stock traders love a good bull market and the City’s sports fans love their bulls and bull riders. For the eleventh year in row, NYC’s Madison Square Garden – The World’s Most Famous Arena – has hosted sell-out crowds for the annual kick off of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) national tour. Co-branded as the Monster Energy Buck Off,  the event brings together 35 of the best profess...

Day four of the 2016 Westchester County Slam Dunk High School Basketball Tournament finally gave Ossining High School head coach Dan Ricci something to smile about. Although unable to repeat as Tournament Champions as they did in 2010 and 2012, the Ossining Pride girl’s basketball team claimed a decisive win over rival Bishop Loughlin High School for third place honors in the Tournament and established senior Andra Espinoza-Hunter as the latest torch-bearer of the Ricci-era Ossining dynasty. The team...

September 12, 2016

The New York Metro Area's Westchester Table Tennis Center in Pleasantville, NY, hosted the 6th stop on the 2016 the USA Table Tennis Over-40 All America National Tour and featuring competitors whose ages ranged into their 8th decade. Notable among them were two of USA Table Tennis' national treasures and Table Tennis Hall of Fame members George Braithwaite and David Sakai. The Westchester Table Tennis Center, owned by the New York Times crossword puzzle editor, Will Shortz, will host the Tour's Grand...

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