NY Native Kevin Brown To Be 'Freed' From Much-Maligned Suspension By Major League Team NY Native Kevin Brown To Be 'Freed' From Much-Maligned Suspension By Major League Team
NY Native Kevin Brown To Be 'Freed' From Much-Maligned Suspension By Major League Team Baltimore Orioles announcer and New York native Kevin Brown is ready to return home to the broadcasting booth. Brown, a Long Island native who was notoriously suspended from his job two weeks ago  for accurately reporting about the team's past struggles against a rival is set to return to calling O’s games on Friday night, Aug. 11 when Baltimore squares off in Seattle against the Mariners. During the Sunday, July 23 game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Brown read his game notes - which are provided by the team's PR staff - regarding the Orioles' recent history playing in St. Petersburg. …
'Thin Skinned': Major League Team Suspends NY Native For Announcing Facts, Report Says 'Thin Skinned': Major League Team Suspends NY Native For Announcing Facts, Report Says
'Thin Skinned': Major League Team Suspends NY Native For Announcing Facts, Report Says The Baltimore Orioles have suspended play-by-play announcer and New York native Kevin Brown after he accurately recapped the team’s struggles in past seasons against the Tampa Bay Rays during a live broadcast, AwfulAnnouncing.com reports. Sources told the sports media site that Brown has been suspended indefinitely following his commentary during the end of the team’s series against the Rays on Sunday, July 23. In his pregame overview, Brown noted that Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg has been “maybe the toughest ballpark” for the Orioles to play in and reminded viewers that the team had …
Review: Best Golf Stats Apps Review: Best Golf Stats Apps
Review: Best Golf Stats Apps Finding a golf stats app can be a bit overwhelming, simply because there are so many to choose from. We’ve written about the value of strokes gained stats, and the best golf stats app absolutely needs to measure strokes gained. Here is our comparison of the best golf stats apps and which ones are worth your investment. Pinpoint GolfPinpoint Golf 1. Pinpoint Golf Pinpoint Golf is the top golf stats app for tracking strokes gained. If you want to dive into strokes gained tracking, but you’re worried about data collection and complexity, don’t fret. Pinpoint makes navigation and data input…
What Is Strokes Gained In Golf? What Is Strokes Gained In Golf?
What Is Strokes Gained In Golf? If you play golf, you know it's not easy. In fact, it's probably the most frustrating and difficult game there is. Athletes in other sports might disagree, but everyone can agree that getting good at golf is hard. That's where “strokes gained” comes in. Golfers can finally learn exactly where they need to improve their game so that they can get better faster. A lot faster. Strokes gained compares every facet of a golfers game to other players of a similar skill level. How good are you at short putts, long putts, short game, irons, driving? Strokes gained tells you all this and more. This a…
Former Northern Westchester HS Standout To Make Major League Debut Former Northern Westchester HS Standout To Make Major League Debut
Former Northern Westchester HS Standout To Make Major League Debut There's a brand-new major leaguer from the Hudson Valley. Northern Westchester native Henry Davis, an alum of Fox Lane High School in Bedford, is set to make his Major League debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 23-year-old Davis, a right-hand hitting catcher, was called up by the Pirates on Sunday, June 18 from Triple-A affiliate Indianapolis. The Pirates host the Chicago Cubs in the first of a three-game series at 7:05 p.m. Monday, June 19. Davis, a resident of Bedford, began the season with Double-A Altoona, Pennsylvania, where he batted .284 with 10 home runs before b…
Foul Play: Video Shows Adult Baseball Player Attacking 15-Year-Old Over Ball At NY Park Foul Play: Video Shows Adult Baseball Player Attacking 15-Year-Old Over Ball At NY Park
Foul Play: Video Shows Adult Baseball Player Attacking 15-Year-Old Over Ball At NY Park A New York man is facing assault charges after he was allegedly caught on video attacking a 15-year-old boy over a foul baseball. The incident happened Sunday, May 21, on Long Island, near the Greenlawn Skatepark in Suffolk County. Video shared on Facebook shows an adult baseball player attempting to grab something out of the teen’s pocket before he grabs the victim by his bicycle helmet and slams him into a railing. The video then shows the teen swinging at the man’s head as he attempts to break free from his grip. The suspect attempts to slam the boy onto the ground but is unsuccessful. …
Coach On Top Of College Basketball World Spent 10 Years Guiding Team In Hudson Valley Coach On Top Of College Basketball World Spent 10 Years Guiding Team In Hudson Valley
Coach On Top Of College Basketball World Spent 10 Years Guiding Team In Hudson Valley The first-year Division I head coach who's now at the top of the men's college basketball world guides Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. But 51-year-old Tobin Anderson has strong ties to both New York and Connecticut. Bracket-busting FDU became just the second No. 16 seed to defeat a top seed when the Knights stunned Purdue 63-58 Friday night, March 17 in Columbus, Ohio. FDU was a 23.5-point underdog. "We just made history, college basketball history tonight," Anderson told his team in the locker room after the game. "From four wins last year -- it's one of the most un…
Former All-Pro Antonio Brown Becomes Part Owner Of NY Arena League Team Former All-Pro Antonio Brown Becomes Part Owner Of NY Arena League Team
Former All-Pro Antonio Brown Becomes Part Owner Of NY Arena League Team NFL free agent Antonio Brown is going from player to owner. Appearing at a press conference at MVP Arena in Albany on Thursday, March 2, the former All-Pro receiver announced that he was becoming part owner of the National Arena League’s Albany Empire. WELCOME TO THE TEAM! @AB84 @HCEBrown pic.twitter.com/Aj29hsgkJY — Albany Empire (@AlbanyEmpireNAL) March 2, 2023 “I’m excited and grateful to be a part of the Albany Empire,” he told reporters before recounting his time growing up in Albany, where as a child he watched his father play for what was then the Albany Firebirds. “The face-p…
Super Bowl Flyover: Navy Pilot From North Salem Joins All-Woman Team For Big Game Super Bowl Flyover: Navy Pilot From North Salem Joins All-Woman Team For Big Game
Super Bowl Flyover: Navy Pilot From North Salem Joins All-Woman Team For Big Game A US Navy pilot from Northern Westchester was one of several women who flew over Super Bowl LVII just before the game started.  Former North Salem resident and North Salem High School alumni Lieutenant Margaret Dente, also known as Peggy Bobbin, was part of the all-woman team who took part in an integrated flyover over State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where the game was held on Sunday, Feb. 12, North Salem Town Supervisor Warren Lucas said.  The flyover was conducted at the end of the national anthem, and consisted of three tactical aircraft squadrons, US Navy of…
Man Dies After Brawl At Middle School Basketball Game In Vermont (Video) Man Dies After Brawl At Middle School Basketball Game In Vermont (Video)
Man Dies After Brawl At Middle School Basketball Game In Vermont (Video) A brawl that erupted during a middle school boys basketball game in New England appears to have turned deadly. Vermont State Police said 60-year-old Russel Giroux died Tuesday night, Jan. 31, shortly after being involved in a large fight at the Alburgh Community Education Center in the town of Alburgh, Vermont. Troopers were called to the school just before 7 p.m. with reports that a fight had broken out between spectators during a 7th-8th grade game between Alburgh and visiting St. Albans. Video posted on Twitter shows nearly a dozen adults on the court, some throwing punches and yelling.…
National Champions: Mahopac Cheer Team Wins Big National Champions: Mahopac Cheer Team Wins Big
National Champions: Mahopac Cheer Team Wins Big Members of a high school cheerleading team from the Hudson Valley are now national champions.  The Mahopac High School Varsity Cheerleading team emerged as the national champions after winning the National Cheerleaders Association High School Nationals, which was held in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, Jan. 22.  The team participated in the Intermediate Coed Varsity Crowd Performance category, where they ranked first.   Wow!!! What an accomplishment!!! Congrats to @MahopacCheer on winning the NCA National Championship down in Dallas this weekend!…
Knicks Broadcaster Who Is Son Of Hall-Of-Fame Coach Fired Over Harassment Claims Knicks Broadcaster Who Is Son Of Hall-Of-Fame Coach Fired Over Harassment Claims
Knicks Broadcaster Who Is Son Of Hall-Of-Fame Coach Fired Over Harassment Claims A longtime New York Knicks broadcaster has signed off the air for the last time after being fired by the MSG Network amid alleged harassment allegations, according to reports. A spokesperson for MSG Networks announced radio analyst Brendan Brown's ousting in a statement on Monday, Jan. 23, along with plans for the rest of the Knicks’ regular-season broadcasts. “MSG Networks and Brendan Brown have decided to part company,” officials stated. “For the remainder of the season, various personalities including former Knick John Wallace, will serve as the Knicks radio analyst on the MSG Radio Netw…
Here's How Much Mobile Sports Betting Has Generated For NY In 1st Year, Where It's Going Here's How Much Mobile Sports Betting Has Generated For NY In 1st Year, Where It's Going
Here's How Much Mobile Sports Betting Has Generated For NY In 1st Year, Where It's Going New York State has raked in some serious cash since mobile sports betting was legalized one year ago. In all, the Empire State has collected more than $709.2 million in tax revenue on such betting, the highest in the nation, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office. Another $200 million was collected from licensing fees. That revenue came from the more than $16 billion that was wagered on sports since betting was first allowed in January 2022. So, where is all that tax revenue going? The overwhelming majority, nearly $700 million, goes toward education funding, the governor’s office said. …
Ex-Knick, Hudson Valley Resident Amar'e Stoudemire Charged After Punching Daughter: Report Ex-Knick, Hudson Valley Resident Amar'e Stoudemire Charged After Punching Daughter: Report
Ex-Knick, Hudson Valley Resident Amar'e Stoudemire Charged After Punching Daughter: Report Ex-New York Knick Amar'e Stoudemire has been charged with battery after allegedly punching his teen daughter in the jaw at his Miami condo, the Miami Herald reports. The 40-year-old former basketball great's daughter, who is between ages 14 and 17, allegedly told cops that her 6-foot and 10-inch tall dad slapped her hard enough to draw blood and punched her sometime over the weekend, the outlet says citing police papers. The girl allegedly sent a photo to her mom of herself with blood on her face, sweater and sweatpants, crying, the Herald says citing the arrest report. The former NBA star …
Northern Westchester Native Mandy Rose Released From WWE Over Risqué Photos, Report Says Northern Westchester Native Mandy Rose Released From WWE Over Risqué Photos, Report Says
Northern Westchester Native Mandy Rose Released From WWE Over Risqué Photos, Report Says WWE star Mandy Rose, a native of Northern Westchester, has been let go after sharing sexually suggestive photos of herself, a report from the New York Post said.  Rose, age 32, who grew up in Yorktown, joined the WWE in 2015 and had been named the champion of the WWE's developmental brand, NXT, for more than 400 days before losing her title on Wednesday, Dec. 14, after losing to Roxanne Perez, according to the news outlet. On the same day, she was also released from the organization for posting photos of herself in the shower with her fiance on her FanTime page, a website similar to On…
Popular Sports Journalist From NY, Age 48, Dies Suddenly While In Press Box Covering World Cup Popular Sports Journalist From NY, Age 48, Dies Suddenly While In Press Box Covering World Cup
Popular Sports Journalist From NY, Age 48, Dies Suddenly While In Press Box Covering World Cup A popular sports journalist died while covering a game at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Grant Wahl, a New York City resident and soccer analyst for CBS Sports, was age 48. According to CBS News, Wahl collapsed while in the press box during the Argentina-Netherlands quarterfinal match early Saturday, Dec. 10. Paramedics quickly responded, but Wahl was pronounced dead a short time later, the report said. Wahl had written about health issues he had been experiencing while in Qatar. "My body finally broke down on me," Wahl wrote on Substack on Monday, Dec. 5. "Three weeks of little sleep, hig…
High School Girls Wrestling, Fast-Growing Nationwide, Now Emerging In NY High School Girls Wrestling, Fast-Growing Nationwide, Now Emerging In NY
High School Girls Wrestling, Fast-Growing Nationwide, Now Emerging In NY After much effort, girls wrestling at the high school level is becoming more popular in New York State. In a report from D1 Women's Wrestling for Thanksgiving 2022, the sport has been given an "emerging sport" status in New York State, along with four other states.  "There is no denying that opportunities at the high school level are at an all-time high," the organization said in a post from Monday, Nov. 21, also listing 36 states as "fully sanctioned," which means they hold approved official championships for Girls Wrestling.  "We LOVE seeing NY in purple on this chart. Nex…
Aaron Judge Signs 9-Year, $360M Contract To Stay With Yankees Aaron Judge Signs 9-Year, $360M Contract To Stay With Yankees
Aaron Judge Signs 9-Year, $360M Contract To Stay With Yankees Just months after breaking the American League single-season home-run record, star outfielder Aaron Judge has signed a nine-year, $360 million contract to stay with the New York Yankees, according to multiple reports. If you're scoring at home, that's $40 million per season, the second-largest contract in Major League Baseball history. The 30-year-old Judge hit 62 home runs this past season, breaking the league record of 61 established by Roger Maris in 1961. There had been speculation that Judge, a California native, might sign with the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, or San Di…
'Captain America' Christian Pulisic 'Cleared To Play' At World Cup Following Hospitalization 'Captain America' Christian Pulisic 'Cleared To Play' At World Cup Following Hospitalization
'Captain America' Christian Pulisic 'Cleared To Play' At World Cup Following Hospitalization Christian Pulisic will be returning to the field after he was injured while scoring his first goal at the World Cup during the US game against Iran —  making this the first winning game for the US men's national team.  The US squad now plays in the Round of 16 against the Netherlands in Qatar at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 (FOX-TV).  Captain American will be reporting for duty, the fans are tweeting after the US Men's National Team shared the update on Friday, Dec. 2.  Earlier report: Former Fairfield University Standout Goalie Shuts Out Iran As Team USA Advances …
Court Sides With Hudson Valley Woman Whose Middle Finger Cost Her College Scholarship Court Sides With Hudson Valley Woman Whose Middle Finger Cost Her College Scholarship
Court Sides With Hudson Valley Woman Whose Middle Finger Cost Her College Scholarship A former University of Connecticut athlete from New York's Hudson Valley who was stripped of her full college scholarship after she raised a middle finger following a championship game victory has won a victory in court, a report by Courthouse News Service said.  In November 2014, UConn women's soccer player and then-freshman Noriana Radwan, from the Dutchess County village of Wappingers Falls, flashed her middle finger to a television camera after her team beat the University of South Florida 3-2 in the American Athletic Conference championship game.  Immediately after the w…
Two High School Teammates In Northern Westchester To Play Lacrosse At Division I Universities Two High School Teammates In Northern Westchester To Play Lacrosse At Division I Universities
Two High School Teammates In Northern Westchester To Play Lacrosse At Division I Universities Two high school star lacrosse athletes from Northern Westchester will be bringing their talents to Division I universities.  Armonk natives Gavin Javorsky and Sean Siegel, who are currently seniors at Byram Hills High School, committed to colleges during a ceremonial signing day ceremony in the school's lecture hall on Wednesday, Nov. 9, according to the Byram Hills Central School District. Javorsky, who plays attack, will play lacrosse at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, while Siegel, a midfielder, will play at the University of Richmon…
Northern Westchester 20-Year-Old Among 5 Members Of USA World Cup Team With NY Ties Northern Westchester 20-Year-Old Among 5 Members Of USA World Cup Team With NY Ties
Northern Westchester 20-Year-Old Among 5 Members Of USA World Cup Team With NY Ties Five players with ties to New York are members of the USA men's national team in soccer's World Cup in Qatar. One of them, a 19-year-old New York native, is the youngest player to ever start for the USA team. Born to a Ghanaian mother in the Bronx, Yunus Musah, a midfielder, grew up in Italy before moving again with his family to London, England in 2012, according to his bio on the USA Soccer website. Another midfielder on the team is also a native New York, from the Hudson Valley:  Tyler Adams from Wappingers Falls in Dutchess County. Forward Giovanni "Gio" Reyna, age 20, grew up in…
Former Yale Head Coach Sentenced In College Admissions Case Former Yale Head Coach Sentenced In College Admissions Case
Former Yale Head Coach Sentenced In College Admissions Case A former Yale University women's soccer coach was sentenced for accepting bribes to facilitate the admission of students to Yale as purported athletic recruits. New Haven County resident Rudolph "Rudy" Meredith, age 54, of Madison, was sentenced to five months in prison and one year of supervised release on Wednesday, Nov. 9, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. He was also ordered to pay a $19,000 fine and forfeiture of $557,774, the US Attorney's Office said. The US Attorney's Office said Meredith pleaded guilty to one co…
Ex-Giants To Help Stop & Shop Deliver Thanksgiving Turkeys To Food Bank of Hudson Valley Ex-Giants To Help Stop & Shop Deliver Thanksgiving Turkeys To Food Bank of Hudson Valley
Ex-Giants To Help Stop & Shop Deliver Thanksgiving Turkeys To Food Bank of Hudson Valley Ex-Giants players helped Stop & Shop launch its annual Turkey Express program by delivering 500 Thanksgiving turkeys to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. The kickoff was held in Rockland County on Tuesday,  Nov. 1, in Nanuet where former New York Giants running back alum Joe Morris and wide receiver Stephen Baker worked alongside Stop & Shop associates to deliver 500 Thanksgiving turkeys. During the initiative, Stop & Shop will deliver 25,000 Thanksgiving turkeys, equaling a total of nearly 400,000 pounds, to 30 community partners and hunger relief organizations acro…
Hudson Valley School District Pauses Home Competitions After HS Football Post-Game Shooting Hudson Valley School District Pauses Home Competitions After HS Football Post-Game Shooting
Hudson Valley School District Pauses Home Competitions After HS Football Post-Game Shooting A school district in the Hudson Valley paused home athletic competitions following a shooting that injured three people after a high school football game. The Newburgh Enlarged City School District temporarily paused all athletic competitions located at district or local municipality-sponsored locations, Newburgh Schools Athletic Director Howard Harrison announced on Thursday, Oct. 6. The school district said home games for the NFA Goldbacks will resume on Saturday, Oct. 15. The news comes after a shooting that happened at the Newburgh Free Academy at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday, S…
High School In Westchester Mourns Loss Of Beloved Longtime Coach High School In Westchester Mourns Loss Of Beloved Longtime Coach
High School In Westchester Mourns Loss Of Beloved Longtime Coach A Westchester County high school is mourning the loss of a longtime lacrosse coach. On Sunday, Aug. 7, Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains announced the death of Coach Spencer Barker. Barker worked for the Stepinac Lacrosse Program for 23 years and recently served as the Junior Varsity Lacrosse head coach. It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Coach Spencer Barker. Coach Spencer has been a part of the Stepinac Lacrosse Program for the last 23 years, most recently as the Junior Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach. You will be truly missed.Rest in Peach, Coac…
Boston Celtics Legend, Civil Rights Activist Bill Russell Dies At 88 Boston Celtics Legend, Civil Rights Activist Bill Russell Dies At 88
Boston Celtics Legend, Civil Rights Activist Bill Russell Dies At 88 NBA legend and and former center for the Boston Celtics William "Bill" Russell has died at the age of 88, according to a statement on his Twitter.  An announcement… pic.twitter.com/KMJ7pG4R5Z — TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) July 31, 2022 Russell won 11 NBA titles with the Celtics, the most by any player, over his 13 seasons with the team, ESPN reports.  Russell was also a five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a 12-time NBA All-Star. He later became the first Black coach of a North American professional sports team.  An all-time winner, teammate and pers…
Investigation Underway After Mysterious Drone Flies Above Yankee Stadium During Game Investigation Underway After Mysterious Drone Flies Above Yankee Stadium During Game
Investigation Underway After Mysterious Drone Flies Above Yankee Stadium During Game Police are investigating after a drone flew above Yankee Stadium in the middle of Yankees-Red Sox, according to NJ.com. The incident took place on Saturday, July 16 when the Yankees were en route to beating the Sox 1-14. The drone reportedly zipped around in the air for 15 minutes near the Delta Airlines sign in the right-center field, NJ.com said. The drone flashed red and green lights as it flew around before vanishing behind the stands in right field and then out of the stadium completely, the news site reported. Yankees officials told NJ.com they were aware of the drone and the NYPD w…
NY Rangers Fan's Punch Knocks Tampa Bay Fan Unconscious Leaving MSG NY Rangers Fan's Punch Knocks Tampa Bay Fan Unconscious Leaving MSG
NY Rangers Fan's Punch Knocks Tampa Bay Fan Unconscious Leaving MSG A New York Rangers fan viciously cold-cocked an unsuspecting Tampa Bay Lightning fan -- and then punched a Good Samaritan who tried to grab him -- following the Blueshirts' playoff loss Thursday night, June 9 at the Madison Square Garden. A now-viral Twitter video shows James Anastasio, age 29, of Staten Island spinning around and throwing a haymaker left as fans filed out of MSG after the Lightning's 3-1 Stanley Cup semifinal victory in Game 5 of the best-of-seven series. The punch knocked the victim out cold. Fight at MSG #NYR #NoQuitInNY #Fights #TampaBay pic.twitter.com/xxL9oD1if1 —…
Yankees, Other Pro Sports Teams Urge Fans To Take Action On Gun Law Reform After Mass Shootings Yankees, Other Pro Sports Teams Urge Fans To Take Action On Gun Law Reform After Mass Shootings
Yankees, Other Pro Sports Teams Urge Fans To Take Action On Gun Law Reform After Mass Shootings The game of baseball took a backseat for a pair of rival teams who took the opportunity to encourage gun control and legislative action after the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, Texas, and elsewhere in the US. Social media departments from the New York Yankees and AL East rival Tampa Bay Rays teamed up during their matchup on Thursday, May 26 to forego tweeting and messaging about their game, and instead used it to promote gun law reform. “In lieu of game coverage and in collaboration with the Tampa Bay Rays, we will be using our channels to offer facts about the impacts of gun violence,”…
Bullied 6-Year-Old Fairfield County Burn Victim Gets Hero's Welcome At Yankee Stadium Bullied 6-Year-Old Fairfield County Burn Victim Gets Hero's Welcome At Yankee Stadium
Bullied 6-Year-Old Fairfield County Burn Victim Gets Hero's Welcome At Yankee Stadium A 6-year-old Connecticut boy who was burned by a gasoline ball by alleged bullies was treated to a day at Yankee Stadium and met with team players. In a video posted to Twitter by the New York Yankees, Fairfield County resident Dominick Krankall, of Bridgeport, can be seen getting a ball on Wednesday, May 11 from pitcher Gerrit Cole, and talking with fellow pitchers Nestor Cortes and Joran Montgomery. “6-year-old Dominick Krankall recently suffered severe burns, but he is an absolute warrior!” the team said in a Tweet. “We are so excited to have him here at Yankee Stadium for a special day.…