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Batter up! N.Y.U. fields a baseball team again

Batter up! N.Y.U. fields a baseball team again

BY ROBERT ELKIN  |  Baseball returns to New York University! The last time that the N.Y.U. Violets fielded an intercollegiate baseball program was back in 1974. After that season was over, the college dropped the sport. Last fall, the Village university fielded a club team in preparation for what was to come, as the athletic […]

Xavier cagers are aiming high

Xavier cagers are aiming high

BY ROBERT ELKIN  |  Off to a decent start, the varsity basketball team at Xavier High School ended the month of December with a 4-5 record with the last game a 64-42 victory blowout over Monsignor McClancy on the latter’s home court across the river in Queens. Xavier, part of the Catholic High School Athletic […]

Storied LaSalle program looking for next stars

Storied LaSalle program looking for next stars

BY ROBERT ELKIN  |  Let’s turn the clock back in high school basketball history and ask ourselves who are some of the greatest players ever to come out of the Catholic High School Athletic Association of New York City. There are too many great ones to single out anyone. However, one hoop buff can’t leave […]

Former champ Agassi is a hit in Hudson Square

Former champ Agassi  is a hit in Hudson Square

Photo by Milo Hess A week before the U.S. Open started, Andre Agassi, a two-time men’s champion of the tennis tournament, rallied in Duarte Square, at Canal St. and Sixth Ave., on a makeshift court set up by Nike.

It’s not over for U.S. soccer

BY SERGEI KLEBNIKOV  |  While watching England lose to Uruguay — an early result that ended England’s World Cup hopes — a frustrated fan at a pub just north of the East Village made a bet that the U.S. would win the World Cup before England would again. Although it sounds like a long stretch, […]

World Cup 2014 finals predictions from Pier 40

BY JUDITH STILES & JOHNNY O’HARA  |  A crystal ball for the World Cup? The oddsmakers at football-bookmakers.com in the U.K. surely would love to get their hands on that ball. Mathematicians, statisticians, even psychoanalysts are weighing in and crunching the numbers on what country is likely to win the 2014 World Cup. But as […]

East Village ‘Spartan’ will join 300 in the ‘ultimate challenge’

BY ALINA TSUI  |  Being a New Yorker means being able to handle everything that this crazy city throws at us, right? Well, for one New Yorker, that’s not enough of a challenge — not by far. East Villager Brian Hennessy will be pushing himself to the limit in the Spartan Death Race. The three-day, challenge-driven, […]

N.Y. Outrigger brings spirit of Hawaii to the Hudson

N.Y. Outrigger brings spirit of Hawaii to the Hudson

BY LAUREN VESPOLI  |  Despite living on an island, few Manhattanites think of the Hudson and East rivers as prime locations for water sports. However, the members of New York Outrigger, the city’s only Hawaiian-style outrigger canoeing club, are trying to change this perception. One Saturday afternoon in early June, nine novice paddlers gathered at […]

A league of their own: Girls softball a huge hit

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  They started out with stretching, then moved on to wind sprints, stampeding back and forth across the artificial turf like a herd of wild gazelles. Next, they broke up into various stations, hitting, fielding, throwing at red balloons on a fence. Finally, there were full-speed scrimmages. Admittedly, some of the batters […]

Downtown All-Stars are too much, bury Furies, 11-6

Downtown All-Stars are too much, bury Furies, 11-6

The Lower East Side Lady Furies softball team came back to earth last Saturday after going crosstown to face a very tough opponent, the Downtown Little League All-Star Team. The two U10 (age 10 and under) teams faced off on the Battery Park City ball fields for the noon contest. It wasn’t the prettiest of […]

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