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St. John’s Unveils Full 2014-15 Women’s Basketball Schedule

With five-consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament under its belt, the St. John’s women’s basketball team will play another loaded schedule in 2014-15, a slate which was unveiled today in conjunction with the release of the BIG EAST schedule of games.

Joe Tartamella at St. John's University Basketball Media Day

Joe Tartamella at St. John’s University Basketball Media Day

The Red Storm will take on five teams that appeared in last year’s NCAA Tournament, in addition to nine teams that found a spot in the WNIT in the Spring of 2014.

“This year’s conference schedule proves once again why the BIG EAST continues to be one of the premier leagues in the nation,” said Head Coach Joe Tartamella. “We have 18 games against some of the best competition that the NCAA has to offer.

“When you look at this grueling conference slate and then factor in our non-conference schedule featuring the likes of SEC powers Florida and Auburn, defending National Champion Connecticut in the World’s Most Famous Arena, WNIT quarterfinalist USF and nine-time defending MAAC Champion Marist, I think 2014-15 will be a great test for St. John’s Women’s Basketball.”

This season, the Red Storm will have an unprecedented five regular season games broadcast on national television, highlighted by a game against defending National Champion UConn on ESPN2.

The crown jewel of the schedule awaits following those two games, as the Red Storm takes on defending National Champion UConn in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden.  This will mark the fourth-straight year that St. John’s will play in the event remembering the legacy of former Army coach Maggie Dixon, who tragically passed away at the age of 28 in 2006.  Last season, the Red Storm upended nationally-ranked Texas A&M in “The World’s Most Famous Arena.”

There are plenty of more great games in store for fans of the St. John’s Women’s Basketball Team, and Season tickets are available now and are just $65 for a full-season package.  For more information call 1-888-GOSTORM or visit RedStormTix.com.

The Full 2014-15 St. John’s University Women’s Basketball Schedule can be seen below:

11/15/14  ~ at Yale ~ New Haven, Conn. (Payne Whitney Gym) ~ 2:00 p.m.

11/20/14 ~ FLORIDA~ Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena)~ 7 p.m.

11/24/14 ~ at Marist ~Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (McCann Arena) ~ 7 p.m.

11/28/14 ~ BINGHAMTON ~Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) ~ TBA

11/30/14 ~ WAGNER ~ Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) ~ TBA

12/3/14 ~ *XAVIER ~ Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) ~ 7 p.m.

12/7/14 ~ at USF ~ Tampa, Fla. (Muma Basketball Center) ~ 2:00 p.m.

12/11/14 ~ UCF  ~ Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) ~TBA

12/14/14 ~ NJIT ~ Queens, N.Y.  (Carnesecca Arena)) ~ TBA

Seventh-Annual St. John’s Chartwells Holiday Classic

12/20/14 ~ AUBURN ~  Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) ~ TBA

12/21/14 ~ SMU/INDIANA STATE ~ Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) ~ TBA

12/30/14 ~ *at Providence ~ Providence, R.I. (Alumni Hall) ~ 2:00 p.m.

 1/2/15 ~ * Seton Hall ~ Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) ~ 6:00 p.m.

Maggie Dixon Classic

1/4/15 ~ vs. Connecticut ~ New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden) ~ 1:00 p.m.

1/9/15 ~ *Butler ~ Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) ~ 8:00 p.m.

1/11/15 ~ *at Creighton ~ Omaha, Neb. (D.J. Sokol Arena) ~ 2:00 p.m.

1/16/15 ~ *DePaul ~ Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) ~ 7 p.m.

1/18/15 ~ * Marquette ~ Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) ~ 2:00 p.m.

1/23/15 ~ *at Georgetown ~ Washington, D.C. (McDonough Arena) ~ 6:00 p.m.

1/25/15 ~ *at Villanova~ Philadelphia, Pa. (The Pavilion) ~ Noon

2/1/15 ~ *Seton Hall ~ South Orange, N.J. (Walsh Gym) ~ 2:00 p.m.

2/6/15 ~ * Creighton ~ Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) ~ 7 p.m.

2/8/15 ~ *Providence ~ Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) ~ 2:00 p.m.

2/13/15 ~ *at Marquette~ Milwaukee, Wis. (Al McGuire Center) ~ 9:00 p.m.

2/15/15 ~ *at DePaul ~ Chicago, Ill. (McGrath-Phillips Arena) ~ 1:30 p.m.

2/20/15 ~ *Villanova ~ Queens, NY (Carnesecca Arena) ~ 7 p.m.

2/22/14 ~ *Georgetown ~ Queens, NY (Carnesecca Arena) ~ 2:00 p.m.

2/27/14 ~ *at Butler ~Indianapolis, Ind. (Hinkle Fieldhouse) ~ 7 p.m.

3/1/15 ~ * at Xavier ~ Cincinnati, Ohio (Cintas Center) ~ 2:00 p.m.

BIG EAST Tournament

3/7/15 ~ First Round ~ Rosemont, Ill. (Allstate Arena) ~ TBA

3/8/15 ~ Quarterfinals ~ Rosemont, Ill. (Allstate Arena) ~TBA

3/9/15 ~ Semifinals ~ Rosemont, Ill. (Allstate Arena) ~ 6:30 p.m. or 9 p.m.

3/10/15 ~ Championships  ~ Rosemont, Ill. (Allstate Arena) ~ 8:00 p.m.

For more information on St. John’s and all the Athletics Teams fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.redstormsports.com

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Bellator 124 Weigh-In Results from Detroit, Michigan

The Bellator weigh-ins have been completed from the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel in preparation for Bellator MMA’s September 12th event, which will showcase a Bellator Light Heavyweight Title fight and the Season 10 Light Heavyweight Tournament Final.

Bellator MMA will take place from the Compuware Arena (14900 N Beck Rd, Plymouth Township, MI 48170) on Friday, September 12th with first fight taking place at 7 p.m. EST and streaming LIVE on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will air LIVE on Spike TV at 9 p.m. EST.

MAIN CARD:
Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Emanuel Newton (23-7) vs. Joey Beltran (204.5)
Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: Kelly Anundson (206) vs. Liam McGeary (204.6)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Zeilton Rodrigues (135) vs. L.C. Davis (135.9)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Tom Bagnasco (159) vs. Ryan Couture (155.5)*

PRELIMINARY CARD:
Catchweight Feature Fight (153lbs): Justin Jaynes (152.8) vs. Reuben Baraiac (153.2)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Cortez Phelia (134.8) vs. Eric Ramirez (128.6)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Ben Reiter (185.7) vs. Shamir Garcia (184)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Tony Hervey (154.3) vs. Jason Fischer (155.5)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Adrian Henderson (260.5) vs. Leroy Johnson (263)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Mike Hernandez (136) vs. Thomas Vasquez (135)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Sabah Homasi (170.3) vs. Eric Moon (170.6)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Hamida (155) vs. Adrian Hadribeaj (155.2)

*Bagnasco weighed in at 159 pounds but will still be able to compete after coming to an agreement with opponent.

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New York Liberty Center Tina Charles Named to WNBA Second Team

Tina Charles. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Tina Charles. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

New York Liberty center Tina Charles was named to the 2014 All-WNBA Second Team, the WNBA announced on Thursday. Charles earned her fifth-straight All-WNBA honor and second-consecutive nod to the Second Team.

A three-time WNBA All-Star and former league MVP (2012), Charles led the Liberty with 17.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. She was the only player in the league to rank in the top five in both scoring (fifth) and rebounding (second). Charles scored in double figures in 28 games, including 13 contests with 20-plus points and two games with 30 or more points. She also posted a team-best 17 double-doubles, which tied for the most in the WNBA.

Charles was named to the All-WNBA First Team in 2011 and 2012, and was selected to the All-WNBA Second Team in 2010, 2013 and 2014.

In honor of being named to the All-WNBA First and Second Teams, each player will receive a Tiffany & Co. designed trophy.  In addition, $10,000 will be awarded to each member of the First Team, while each member of the Second Team will receive $5,000.

 

 

Below are the results of the 2014 All-WNBA Team voting:

2014 ALL-WNBA FIRST TEAM

Player                      Team                       Position       Points

Maya Moore              Minnesota Lynx          Forward      180

Candace Parker         Los Angeles Sparks    Forward      116

Brittney Griner          Phoenix Mercury        Center        170

Diana Taurasi            Phoenix Mercury        Guard         171

Skylar Diggins           Tulsa Shock              Guard         140

 

2014 ALL-WNBA SECOND TEAM

Player                      Team                       Position       Points

Angel McCoughtry      Atlanta Dream           Forward      90

Nneka Ogwumike       Los Angeles Sparks    Forward      45

Tina Charles               New York Liberty      Center         88

Lindsay Whalen          Minnesota Lynx          Guard         116

Danielle Robinson       San Antonio Stars      Guard         27

Seimone Augustus      Minnesota Lynx          Guard         27

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

http://www.wnba.com/liberty/

 

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Tom Bagnasco Replaces John Schulz On Main Card, Bagnasco Now Faces Ryan Couture On Spike TV

There has been a change to the Bellator 124 fight card as John Schulz has been removed from the main card due to health issues and has been replaced by Michigan native Tom Bagnasco. With the change, Bagnasco will now face Ryan Couture on the main card of Bellator 124, taking place Friday, September 12th on Spike TV from Compuware Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

With the change, the full fight card is listed below.

MAIN CARD:
Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Emanuel Newton (23-7) vs. Joey Beltran (15-10)
Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: Kelly Anundson (9-2) vs. Liam McGeary (8-0)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Zeilton Rodrigues (12-3) vs. L.C. Davis (20-6)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Tom Bagnasco (3-2) vs. Ryan Couture (7-3)

PRELIMINARY CARD:
Featherweight Feature Fight: Justin Jaynes (3-2) vs. Reuben Baraiac (5-1)
Flyweight Feature Fight: Cortez Phelia (0-1) vs. Eric Ramirez (1-0)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Ben Reiter (14-0-1) vs. Shamir Garcia (5-0)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Tony Hervey (16-17) vs. Jason Fischer (6-3)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Adrian Henderson (5-0) vs. Leroy Johnson (2-0)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Mike Hernandez (6-2) vs. Thomas Vasquez (7-1)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Sabah Homasi (7-4) vs. Eric Moon (14-12-1)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Hamida (3-0) vs. Adrian Hadribeaj (debut)

 

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Athletes In Your Community: Mets Wright and Gee Visit Firehouse in Queens

The pain and sacrifice from those who gave up their lives during the September 11 attacks will never truly go away. For those who had loved ones run in to help when the Towers fell the pain will always remain.

David Wright and Dillon Gee visiting Squad 288/HazMat 1 on 9/10/14. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

David Wright and Dillon Gee visiting Squad 288/HazMat 1 on 9/10/14. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Days like today though always help as on a humid day in Maspeth, Queens New York Mets Captain and Third Baseman David Wright and Pitcher Dillon Gee made their annual visit to Squad 288/HazMat 1. The Firehouse was one of several that were severely devastated by the attacks, as there were 19 men that responded to the call and made the ultimate sacrifice.

For the Mets, who have been one of the more active teams since the 9/11 attacks, decided to adopt the Firehouse immediately after the attack, as the members and residents are less than five miles away from Citi Field.

Both Gee and Wright have an extra special perspective going into their visits. Wright a frequent visitor to various Firehouses throughout the New York area, has a Father who recently retired from the Police Department in Virginia. Gee, meanwhile, has a Father Kevin who is a firefighter in Fort Worth, TX, so the visit has an extra special meaning for both.

Though the pain may never truly go away, at least for one moment and one day a smile was put on the face for all who were in attendance and had the chance to meet Wright and Gee, who both interacted with the members of the house sharing smiles and handshakes for all.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following video from the visit by Wright and Gee to Squad 288/HazMat 1:

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

http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=nym

For more information on the FDNY fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/home2.shtml

For more information on Squad 288/HazMat 1 fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.fdnysquad288.com

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Fordham University Unveils 2014-15 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Fordham University Unveiled the 2014-15 Schedule for the Men’s Basketball Team on Tuesday, as the Rams are getting geared up for a new season. There will be games that  feature a non-conference contest at The World’s Most Famous Arena, games against two Big 10 schools, and a visit to the newest Atlantic 10 member, Davidson College.

The Men’s Basketball team will have an opportunity to play 16 of its 29 contest at the historic Rose Hill Gym in 2014-14, while also making four appearances on National Television during the Atlantic 10 Season.

The 2014-2015  schedule includes eleven schools that played in the postseason last year with seven NCAA participants. Atlantic 10 opponents who advanced to the NCAA tournament last year include Dayton, George Washington, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis and VCU while Manhattan also appeared in last year’s tournament. Davidson and St. John’s played in the 2014 postseason NIT tournament while Penn State and Siena appeared in the 2014 CBI tournament, with Siena winning the championship.

Fordham opens the 2014-2015 season, Fordham’s 112th varsity season, on Friday night, November 14, as they host the New York Institute of Technology in the Rose Hill Gym. It will be the first ever  meeting between the two schools.

The Atlantic 10 schedule will consist of 18 games this year, nine home and nine  away, with the Rams facing five opponents in a home-and-home series. Pecora’s squad will face Dayton, La Salle, Saint Joseph’s, Rhode Island and VCU twice during the 2014-2015 season.

All 14 Atlantic 10 teams will advance to Brooklyn for the A-10 Men’s Championship, to be held from March 11-15 at Barclays Center.

The Full 2014-15 Men’s Basketball Schedule can be seen here:

1/14/2014 New York Institute of Technology Bronx, N.Y. TBA Details
11/16/2014 Penn State University University Park, PA TBA Details
11/20/2014 University of Maryland College Park, MD TBA Details
11/23/2014 University of Massachusetts Lowell Bronx, N.Y. TBA Details
11/29/2014 University of Maryland Eastern Shore Bronx, N.Y. TBA Details
12/1/2014 Siena College Bronx, N.Y. TBA Details
12/10/2014 Monmouth University Bronx, N.Y. TBA Details
12/14/2014 St. John’s University New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden) TBA Details
12/22/2014 Manhattan College Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center) TBA Details
12/28/2014 Howard University Bronx, N.Y. TBA Details
12/31/2014 South Carolina State University Bronx, N.Y. TBA Details
1/4/2015 VCU Bronx, N.Y. TBA Details
1/7/2015 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI 7:00 PM Details
1/10/2015 University of Dayton Bronx, N.Y. 7:00 PM Details
1/14/2015 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA TBA Details
1/17/2015 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA TBA Details
1/22/2015 George Washington University Bronx, N.Y. 7:00 PM Details
1/28/2015 University of Rhode Island Bronx, N.Y. TBA Details
2/1/2015 University of Dayton Dayton, OH TBA Details
2/4/2015 University of Massachusetts Bronx, N.Y. TBA Details
2/7/2015 Saint Louis University Bronx, N.Y. 4:00 PM Details
2/11/2015 University of Richmond Richmond, Va. TBA Details
2/15/2015 Saint Joseph’s University Bronx, N.Y. 2:30 PM Details
2/18/2015 George Mason University Fairfax, Va. TBA Details
2/21/2015 Davidson College Davidson, N.C. TBA Details
2/25/2015 La Salle University Bronx, N.Y. TBA Details
2/28/2015 University of Massachusetts Amherst. Ma. TBA Details
3/4/2015 Duquesne University Bronx, N.Y. TBA Details
3/7/2015 St. Bonaventure University St. Bonaventure, N.Y. TBA Details

For more information for Fordham University Athletics fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://fordham.sidearmsports.com/index.aspx

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Brian Rogers Now Set To Face Brazilian Striker Rafael Carvalho At Bellator 125 From California’s Save Mart Center

The opponent changes continue for Brian Rogers, as the Ohio native is now set to take on Brazilian striker Rafael Carvalho after Brett Cooper has withdrawn from the fight due to a back injury suffered in training, After originally preparing to face James Irvin at Bellator 125 on September 19th, Rogers will once again prepare for a new opponent. The night will be headlined by a middleweight clash as Melvin “No Mercy” Manhoef squares off against Doug “The Rhino” Marshall.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased at the Save Mart Center Box Office, Ticketmaster.com or Bellator.com.

Rogers is coming off another highlight reel victory after a vicious flying knee knockout over Adrian Miles at Bellator 119. Carvalho is currently riding an eight fight winning streak that includes seven finishes, all by knockout.

With the change, the current fight card for Bellator 125 is listed below:

MAIN CARD:
Middleweight Feature Fight: Doug Marshall (18-7) vs. Melvin Manhoef (28-11-1)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Rafael Carvalho (9-1) vs. Brian Rogers (11-6)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Martin Stapleton (13-3) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (17-2)
Heavyweight Feature Fight:  Javy Ayala (7-3) vs. Raphael Butler (8-0-1)

PRELIMINARY CARD:
Welterweight Feature Fight: Ron Keslar (11-6) vs. Jesse Juarez (21-9)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Aaron Wilkinson (11-6) vs. Chris Honeycutt (4-0)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Julio Cesar Neves (29-0) vs. Poppies Martinez (29-10)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Granson Clark (2-1) vs. George Zuniga (2-0)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Jonny Bonilla-Bowman (2-0) vs. Sergio Cortez (9-8)
Flyweight Feature Fight: Oscar Ramirez (3-1) vs. Matt Ramirez (debut)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Joe Neal (3-0) vs. Paul Ruiz (5-1)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Nate James (13-8) vs. Anthony Ruiz (33-18)

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