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Cosmos sign Connor Lade on Loan from the New York Red Bulls

The New York Cosmos announced on Monday that the team has signed defender Connor Lade on loan from the New York Red Bulls. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“I’m very excited to be joining the Cosmos,” Lade said. “I look at it as a chance to join another quality organization and continue my professional development and work on all aspects of my game.”

Lade, 24, was born in Morristown, NJ and joined the New York Red Bulls Academy in 2007. Lade played his college soccer at St. John’s University, where he teamed with fellow Red Storm alum, Cosmos midfielder Jimmy Mulligan for multiple seasons before being signed to a contract with the Red Bulls in 2011.

Lade, who has experience as both a defender and a midfielder, debuted for the Red Bulls in 2012, making 22 regular season starts and recording three assists for the team in his first season. Lade has appeared in 36 regular season games for the Red Bulls as a professional and was recently selected to participate in the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game – an all-star game showcasing the league’s top homegrown talent.

“Connor Lade is a talented young player who was able to contribute for the Red Bulls immediately as a rookie,” head coach Giovanni Savarese said. “We feel he will have a great opportunity here with the Cosmos to grow as a player and try to earn an opportunity to contribute to our team this season.”

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PHOTO GALLERY: 2014 MMA World Expo

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following photos from the 2014 MMA World Expo that was held at the Jacob Javits Center on July 26 and 27:

Included are photos from the ADCC Tournament the Fighters Source Tournament, grappling with Ricco Rodriguez, Dan Henderson, and Anderson Silva along with Steven Dumeng  getting to interview Anthony Giacchina, Kenny Foster,  Glover Teixeira and Matt Serra:

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VIDEOS: 2014 MMA World Expo

1495 Sports is proud to present the following videos from the 2014 MMA World Expo that was held at the Jacob Javits Center on July 26 and 27:

Interviews done by Steven Dumeng:

Upcoming MMA Pro Anthony Giacchina and Bellator Veteran Kenny Foster who chat about their career as well as Quest Training:

UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Glover Teixeira who chats about his last fight v Jon Jones and his association with Fight Match:

UFC Legend Matt Serra who chats about the dominance of the NYC Fighters and many other subjects:

Sights from the MMA World Expo including the ADCC Tournament and grappling with Ricco Rodriguez, Dan Henderson and Anderson Silva~Intro by Steven Dumeng:

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No Joy for Cyclones in 5-2 loss to Lake Monsters

On the combined Christmas in July night and Italian Heritage Night there was no joy for the Brooklyn Cyclones (19-22) in the 5-2 loss to the Vermont Lake Monsters (16-25) in New York-Penn League Action on Friday night at MCU Park.

Brooklyn struggled early, as normally reliable starter Octavio Acosta (3-2) had to fight through most of the ballgame. In the end the righty was able to work out of some big time innings, striking out three batters, but lost his confidence in the top of the fourth inning.

Leading the way on this night offensively were Michael Conforto and Tyler Moore who both had multi-hit nights. In the first six games with the team Conforto has a .407 average (11-for-27), four doubles. As for Moore this was his first multi-hit game since June 25 versus Aberdeen, as the Louisiana State University-product also recorded his third double in the top of the ninth inning.

On the defensive end  Conforto had two stellar plays, proving to many that he can not only do great things with his at-bats but with his glove as well. The left fielder made a leaping grab in the top of the second, and had a cannon of a throw in the bottom of the fifth to get one of the Vermont runners out at home plate.

The Brooklyn bats were not able to  get the hit that was needed to drive in the runs, as the team were unable to bring home seven runners, though the team finished with seven hits overall.

Recording hits for the Cyclones were Jhoan Urena, who now has an 11-game hitting streak, while Michael Katz and Michael Bernal also were able to connect for a hit in the game.

The Cyclones will look to take the finale against the Vermont Lake Monsters that will be played on Saturday, July 26, with the first pitch slated for 6:00 p.m.

It will be a battle of the righties and Corey’s for the finale as Brooklyn will send out  Corey Oswalt (3-1, 2.48 ERA) to take on Lake Monster Corey Miller (0-1, 6.00 ERA).

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Brooklyn Cyclones Manager Tom Gamboa:

Outfielder Michael Conforto:

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NOTES: New York Lizards v Chesapeake Bayhawks for 7/27/14

New York Lizards Helmet. Photo by: Stacy Podelski /1495 Sports

New York Lizards Helmet. Photo by: Stacy Podelski /1495 Sports


Here are some notes for our New York Lizards fans as the team (7-4) prepares for a home game at Stony Brook University versus the Chesapeake Bayhawks (3-8) in Major League Lacrosse action on Sunday, July 27.

Six members of Team USA rejoin Lizards after FIL World Games:

The FIL World Games ended last weekend in Denver, meaning six Lizards players home to New York to rejoin The Lizards. Returning are Rob Pannell, Greg Gurenlian, Ned Crotty, Max Seibald, Drew Adams and Kyle Hartzell.

Lizards clinch playoff spot with win against Chesapeake:

With a 7-4 record so far this season, the Lizards can clinch a spot in the 2014 playoffs with a win over the Bayhawks. The Lizards can also clinch a playoff spot with a loss to Chesapeake AND a loss by Ohio AND a loss by Charlotte. At 3-8, the Bayhawks will be eliminated form playoffs with a loss. If they are eliminated, this will be the first time since 2009 that the Bayhawks do not make the post-season.

New York  looks to defeat Chesapeake for the first time since 2011:

The Bayhawks boast 19 wins all-time against the Lizards. Trailing in the series with 12 wins, the Lizards look to defeat the Bayhawks for the first time since 2011, when they swept Chesapeake, winning 15-8 and 14-11.

Last Week’s Recap against Boston

New York held their own last week against a Boston team that had previously defeated the top ranked Denver Outlaws. Down six crucial players, The Lizards fought it out until the end and with 0:16 seconds left in the game, Michael Kimmel came down the field and scored a two pointer to send the game to overtime. One minute and forty seven seconds into overtime, JoJo Marasco netted the winning point and kept New York on a four game winning streak.

It will be social media day at Stony Brook University, as fans in attendance will get to participate in Social Media Trivia to have an opportunity to win some great New York Lizards prizes. Also the  first 1,000 fans in attendance will get a six-pack of player cards featuring JoJo Marasco, Rob Pannell, Greg Gurenlian, Kyle Hartzell, Joe Fletcher, and Tommy Palasek.

The face-off between the Lizards and the Bayhawks is set for 3:00 p.m with the game set to air on the CBS Sports Network.

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Bellator Weigh-In Results from Pechanga Resort and Casino

The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed from Cabaret Theater inside Pechanga Resort & Casino in preparation for Bellator MMA’s July 25 event, which will showcase the Bellator Middleweight and Welterweight Tournament Finals.

Bellator MMA will take place from Pechanga Resort & Casino on Friday, July 25th with the first fight taking place at 4 p.m. PST and streaming LIVE on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will begin at 6 p.m. PST and will air LIVE on Spike TV.

Bellator Welterweight Tournament Final: Adam McDonough (170.5) vs. Andrey Koreshkov (170.8)
Bellator Middleweight Tournament Final: Brandon Halsey (185) vs. Brett Cooper (186)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal: Egidijus Valavicius (204) vs. Liam McGeary (203)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Phil Baroni (170) vs. Karo Parisyan (169)

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal: Kelly Anundson (205.5) vs. Philipe Lins (206)
Heavyweight Feature Fight:  Dmitriy Sosnovskiy (240) vs. Manny Lara (251.5)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Poppies Martinez (145) vs. Bubba Jenkins (146)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Augusto Sakai (255.5) vs. Matt Frembling (236)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Linton Vassell (205) vs. Virgil Zwicker (206)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Fernando Gonzalez (170.6) vs. Karl Amoussou (170)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Joe Duarte (155) vs. Saad Awad (156)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Stephen Martinez (155.6) vs. Sergio Rios (154.9)

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FWE Wrestling Presents ReFueled on October 3 and 4

FWE Wrestling returns in a big way in two mega shows on October 3 and 4 in Bay Ridge and brought to you by the folks at VegasFuel Energy Drink.

Here is the card announced for Night One on October 3:

Orange Cassidy vs Alex Reynolds

Adrenaline Express v Tony Nese and Jigsaw

Young Bucks vs Bad Influence

Veda Scott vs Hania

Drew Galloway (formerly known as Drew McIntyre)  vs Trent?

Wes Draven vs Bandido Jr. vs Sam Shields vs Rich Swann

Jorge Santi v Damien Darling

*Maria Kanellis on Guest Commentary

Card Announced for Night Two on October 4:

Drew Galloway fka Drew McIntyre vs Tommy Dreamer

Maria Kanellis (c) vs Ivelisse Velez for the FWE Women’s Championship

Trent? vs Rich Swann

JT Dunn vs Bandido Jr.

Joey Ryan v Wes Draven

4 Way TLC for the FWE Tag Team Titles:

Bad Influence v  Adrenaline Express (c) v The Young Bucks v Tony Nese and Jigsaw

Joey Ryan and Candice LeRae aka The World’s Cutest Tag Team has been brought to fans by Zorba’s Burgers the best place in California to get a Burger.

Just added to  the night will be an appearance by Eric Young brought to fans by VegasFuel Energy Drink

Colt Cabana has been added along with Johnny Gargano.

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