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Regular Season Home Finale ends in a Draw For Cosmos

The New York Cosmos got the performance they wanted and the support they had been hoping for, but at the end a goal by Tampa Bay Rowdies Evan Frimpong earned the visiting team a draw in North American Soccer League action on October, 25.

At the start of the night the Rowdies were able to get on the board first as Frimpong was able to find the back of the net, putting the ball past a leaping Jimmy Maurer at the 24th Minute for the lead.

New York climbed back when Hagop Chirishian equalized on a pinpoint goal from the right side to tie it up at the 27th Minute. Both the Cosmos and the Rowdies fought throughout the night, with the teams getting some great opportunities.

Hans Denissen was one of the impressive players for the Cosmos as the Forward was able to get himself open on many occasions. Denissen finished the night with three shots. Also impressive in his debut with the club was Jimmy Mulligan, who was able to create several chances throughout the night.

The Cosmos finally broke through at the 49th minute when Marcos Senna used a patented free kick to put the team up 2-1. It had seemed as if the team had the match fully under control, but that sadly was not the case.

It was in the closing minutes of the match that the Rowdies started to become more aggressive and attacking the Cosmos defensive end. Tampa Bay kept on attacking until the 91st Minute when Frimpong tied it up, and the night ended in a Draw.

Things got heated between the two teams after the final horn had sounded, but after a while cooler heads prevailed and the team took time to thank the 8, 565 in attendance to catch the Regular Season Home Finale.

As of now the Cosmos are in third place and are projected to take on the San Antonio Scorpions in the 2014 Soccer Bowl. New York does have one final game on the road to take on the Scorpions on November 1.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following postgame videos:

New York Cosmos Head Coach Giovanni Savarese:

New York Cosmos Players Marcos Senna and Jimmy Mulligan 

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 http://www.nycosmos.com

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Field Goal lifts Brooklyn over Omaha as Bolts win Second Home Thriller

The Brooklyn Bolts were able to secure their second comeback thriller a 15-13 decision at MCU Park in FXFL action on October 24. This time the visiting team was a very tough Omaha Mammoths, who seemed to have the second game of the young season won-that was up until the Second Half of play.

New York teams have always had a way of grinding it out and finding ways back into the game. It was no different for the Bolts, whose defense stepped up big time to keep the Mammoths at 13 points, allowing the offense ample enough opportunities to scratch and claw their way back into the game.

One of the keys to success for Brooklyn was the play of Tight End AC Leonard, who used his 6-2 frame to make several huge catches for the Bolts. Once again the hosts rotated Quarterbacks as Kolton Browning and Corey Robinson were both able to contribute to the contest.

It was the play of Browning that was able to help lift the Bolts to the drive that eventually won the game as he was able to connect to Leonard that would set the home team up for a 36-yard Field Goal Attempt for Kicker Nick Marsh.

Marsh who had his struggles earlier in the night, found redemption with 12 seconds left and the gusty wind coming in on him, as the former Utah/Rutgers product connected on the game-winner.

The Bolts will now go on their first road game on October 31, as they will travel to Boston for the rematch against the Brawlers. Brooklyn will next be at MCU Park for the home finale on November 7 as they will take on the Florida Blacktips.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following videos:

Brooklyn Bolts Head Coach John Bock postgame:

Bolts players AC Leonard, Nick Marsh and Kolton Browning:

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http://www.brooklyncyclones.com/home/

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http://www.fxfl.com

 

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Bellator 130 Weigh-In Results from Kansas Star Casino

The Bellator/Bellator 130 weigh-ins have been completed Kansas Star Casino. Bellator MMA will take place from the Kansas Star Arena on Friday, October 24th with the first fight taking place at 5:45 p.m. CST and steaming live on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will air LIVE on Spike TV at 8 p.m. CST.

MAIN CARD:
Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Emanuel Newton (204.1) vs. Linton Vassell (204.5)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Bobby Lashley (247.1) vs. Karl Etherington (258)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Marloes Coenen (145.9) vs. Annalisa Bucci (145.2)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Rick Hawn (156) vs. Dave Jansen (156)

PRELIMINARY CARD:
Featherweight Feature Fight: Ricky Musgrave (145.5) vs. Joe Wilk (145.6)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Marcio Navarro (156) vs. Cody Carrillo (156)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Gzim Selmani (264.9) vs. Daniel Gallemore (264.9)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Sam Oropeza (184.2) vs. Gary Tapusoa (184.1)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Anthony Dizy (145.9) vs. Darrion Caldwell (145.8)
Catchweight Feature Fight (159 lbs.): Nate Jolly (156) vs. Aaron Derrow (158.8)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Alex Huddleston (253.5) vs. Derek Bohi (260.6)
Lightweight Feature Fight: David Rickels (155.6) vs. Davi Ramos (155.7)

For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BellatorMMA

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Mets Name Kevin Long New Hitting Coach and other new Staff Members

The New York Mets today announced the club has named Kevin Long the team’s new hitting coach. The club also tabbed Dustin Clarke, their new Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach.

“Kevin’s experience, success and wealth of knowledge make him the perfect fit as our hitting instructor,” said Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson. “This is a very positive step for the Mets. We welcome Kevin, and his wife, Marcey, to the Mets family.”

“I’m excited to get the opportunity to work with a team that I think is on the rise,” said Long. “I had a great meeting with Sandy and Terry yesterday and I can’t wait to get started and help in any way I can.”

Long, 47, had spent the previous eight seasons (2007-2014) as the Yankees hitting coach. Under his guidance, the Yankees led the majors in runs scored three times and finished second twice. Before he joined the major league team, Long served as the Yankees’ Triple-A hitting coach with Columbus of the International League for three years (2004-2006).

Prior to joining the Yankees, Long was the hitting coach for the Triple-A Omaha Royals from 2002-2003 and the Double-A Wichita Wranglers’ from 2000-2001. Long was named the Northwest League Manager of the Year after leading Spokane to the title in 1998. He began his coaching career with Wilmington in the Carolina League in 1997.

Long was a second-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-10 in 1989 at the University of Arizona. The outfielder was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 31st round of the 1989 First-Year Player Draft and played eight years (1989-1996) in Kansas City’s minor league system reaching, Triple-A.

Clarke was the Strength and Conditioning Coach with Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League last season. He had served in the same capacity with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League from 2012-2013 and with the Gulf Coast Mets in 2011. He previously had worked with the University of Michigan football team, along with strength and conditioning programs at Lafayette College and Drexel University. Clarke received his Masters in Exercise Science from East Stroudsburg University (PA) after earning a B.S. in Exercise Science from the same institution.

For more information on the New York Mets fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

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VIDEOS: Big East Women’s Basketball Media Day

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following videos from the Women’s Basketball portion of the Big East Media Day held at Madison Square Garden on 10/22/14:

St. John’s University Head Coach Joe Tartamella:

St. John’s Women’s Basketball:

Seton Hall Women’s Basketball Coach Tony Bozzella:

Seton Hall Women’s Basketball:

Georgetown Women’s Basketball:

Butler Women’s Basketball:

Maddison Blackwell ~ Xavier Women’s Basketball:

Marissa Janning ~ Creighton Women’s Basketball:

Villanova Women’s Basketball:

For more information on the Big East Conference fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.bigeast.com

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VIDEOS: Big East Men’s Basketball Media Day

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following videos from the Big East Men’s Basketball Media Day that was held on 10/22/14 at Madison Square Garden:

Seton Hall Men’s Basketball:

Georgetown Men’s Basketball:

DePaul Men’s Basketball:

Villanova Men’s Basketball:

St. John’s University Men’s Basketball Coach Steve Lavin:

Providence Men’s Basketball:

Creighton Men’s Basketball:

For more information on the Big East Conference fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.bigeast.com

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VIDEOS: NEC Social Media Day

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following videos from the Northeast Conference Social Media Day, which was held at the Barclays Center on 10/21/14:

St. Francis Brooklyn Men’s Basketball Senior Forward Jalen Cannon  

St. Francis Brooklyn Men’s Basketball Head Coach Glenn Braica

St. Francis Brooklyn Women’s Basketball Senior Guard Eilidh Simpson

St Francis Brooklyn Women’s Basketball Coach John Thurston

Wagner College Men’s Basketball Senior Guard Marcus Burton

Wagner College Women’s Basketball Head Coach Lisa Cermignano

For more information on St Francis College Brooklyn Athletics fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.sfcathletics.com/index.aspx

For more information on Wagner College Athletics fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.wagnerathletics.com

For more information the Northeast Conference fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.northeastconference.org/index.aspx

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