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Hofstra Men’s Basketball Duo Earn more Honors

The awards keep on rolling in for the Aaron Estrada and Tyler Thomas of Hofstra University, as the duo were recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. It was announced that the two student-athletes were named to the Division 1 All-District Teams. In addition, Estrada was named on the District 10 First Team, while Thomas was named to the District 10 Second team.

Estrada was also named to the USBWA All-District II Team and has been able to earn a ton of hardware thus far. The accolades for Estrada also include the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, as well as the All-CAA First Team selection.
Thomas has also been named to the All-CAA Second team thanks to his 16.3 points per game, in addition to averaging 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assist per game.

As for Estrada he has had a phenomenal year so far, as he has been able to average 20.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 4.1 steals per game this season. Thus far Aaron ranks first on the team in scoring and rebounding, while being ranked second in assists and steals.

Hofstra (24-9) will continue their magical run as they are taking on Rutgers University in the first round of the NIT Tournament.

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

Hofstra University Athletics – Official Athletics Website (gohofstra.com)

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Battle RIOT V to have star power in John Hennigan and Jimmy Lloyd

Major League Wrestling prides themselves in bringing the best and the brightest to their fans on a daily basis. The next event they will have on April 8 will be no different as John Hennigan and Jimmy Lloyd will be participants in the 40-wrestler Battle RIOT V, as MLW returns to Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on April 8.

Hennigan, who ascended to the National Openweight Championship in a quick manner, could cement his position in MLW and is looking to add more gold. Hennigan who features a parkour background is elusive and speedy whenever he enters into the ring. In addition, Hennigan is hopeful that his AZTECA Luca teammates will also be in the fray to help increase his chances of winning the tournament.

Jimmy Lloyd is also unique, as he has participated in any and all matches imaginable. He has been in the independent Professional Wrestling scene as an underdog and a fan favorite, pouring his blood, sweat and tears into the sport that he loves.
During the 2022 year, Lloyd has dedicated himself to become more of a hybrid wrestler, and the Battle RIOT V will be the ultimate test. Jimmy is hoping to earn respect of the Major League Wrestling officials and fans by bringing his style and passion on April 8

Who of these two will come out on top when it comes time for Battle RIOT V. In addition will either Hennigan or Lloyd even prevail as there will be 40 other competitors in the mix all looking to make a name for themselves on that day.

Here are the other Battle RIOT entrants:
John Hennigan
Willie Mack
Shigehiro Irie
Mr. Thomas
Jimmy Lloyd

There will also be surprises and legends in store all planned out for that day. The best part for the MLW fans is that the Battle RIOT will have no disqualifications as there will be a true battle to determine who the best of the best will be.

For more information on the Battle RIOT Fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

MLW: Major League Wrestling® | Styles make fights.

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Washington Mystics Add Li Meng to Training Camp

Looking to add some of the top talent to their training camp, the Washington Mystics announced that they were able to sign Chinese national team shooting guard Li Meng to a training camp contract.

“Li Meng is the premier scorer for the Chinese national team – an outstanding perimeter player who has the ability to stretch the floor with her excellent 3-point shooting,” said General Manager Mike Thibault. “She reads the game and uses screens well and knows how to play off of her teammates. She adds more size, strength and toughness to our guard group. Our players will enjoy playing with her.”

Meng, who is only 28 years old, joins the Mystics after tallying 16.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.5 assist per game. She was able to do all of that while representing China in the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup last year. Meng’s 16.0 points per game was the fourth highest average in the world Cup in addition to also shooting 40.7 % from the three-point line.

Li has always been a solid player as she has been able to average 9.5 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 2.1 assist. In addition, Meng also played professionally for Shenyang Army Golden Lions in the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association from the 2012.

The countdown to the 2023 season is on as the Mystics will take on WNBA foe the New York Liberty on Friday May 19.

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Hofstra Going Dancing as they have punched ticket to NIT Tournament

After a wonderful 2023 College Basketball season the Hofstra University Men’s Basketball team will take on Rutgers in the first round of the 2023 National Invitation Tournament.

These two metropolitan area teams will square off at Jersey Mike’s Arena, with the tip set for 7:00 p.m.
The Pride will be making their seventh appearance in the NIT and their first since the 2018-19 season. In that campaign Hofstra was able to take on North Carolina State. In addition to that appearance there were also appearances during the 2016, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 1999 (that was also at Rutgers).

Hofstra was able to punch their ticket to the NIT Tournament after they won the regular season Colonial Athletic Association Title.
As they enter into the NIT Tournament the Pride will hold a 24-9 overall record, as the team was able to have the top seed in the CAA Championship. That goes along with a 16-2 conference record, in addition to a 12-game winning streak, which ranks as the fifth-longest in the program history.

Rutgers holds a 19-14 regular season record, while finishing the season with a 10-10 record in the Big Ten.

As they enter into the game on Tuesday, that will mark the seventh all-time meeting between Hofstra and Rutgers. The series between these two College Basketball rivals are knotted at three. The last time the teams met was in the 2020-21 season opening game, as the Scarlet Knights had a 70-56 victory over the Pride.

For more information on the Hofstra Athletics Department fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

Hofstra University Athletics – Official Athletics Website (gohofstra.com)

For more information on the NIT fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

National Invitation Tournament – NIT home (ncaa.com)

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Albany FireWolves Trade Greg Downing to Toronto Rock

Hoping to make a move towards their future the Albany FireWolves traded defender Greg Downing to the Toronto Rock in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2023 Entry Draft.

Downing, who has been in the National Lacrosse League for 14 years, has been with the FireWolves since 2019. He has been able to play in 23 regular season games, while grabbing 112 loose ball recoveries, 12 points and 24 turnovers. Through nine games, Greg ranks fourth no the squad with three blocked shots, and fifth with six caused turnovers.

In exchange the FireWolves hope to have a part of their future that will propel them to the playoffs and beyond with the second-round pick in the 2023 Entry Draft.

Up next for the Albany FireWolves will be a road trip to the New York Riptide, before returning to the MVP Arena for a rematch against the Rock on Saturday, March 25. Face-off between the FireWolves and the Rock is set for 7:00 p.m.

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Atlantic 10 Conference honors Fordham Khalid Moore

During the course of the College Hoops season, one of the more impressive performances came from Khalid Moore, who was named to the 2023 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball All-Championship Team. That honor was annouced following the championship game at the Barclays Center.

Moore is the first Fordham University athlete to earn the All-Championship honors since Bryant Dunston in 2006.
It was during the Championship run that Moore impressed many in the world of College Sports, as the forward was able to average 22.0 ppg and 9.0 rpg in the first two games of the championship. In addition Khalid was able to have a .500 (15-30) shooting performance from the field, along with a .455 (5-11) from behind the arc.

He was able to score 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, which was his fifth double-double of the year. During the quarterfinal victory over LaSalle, Moore helped the Rams advance to their first semis game since 2006.

Thus far in the season Moore was able to average 15.8 ppg, which ranks as second on the team, along with a team-best 6.7 rpg. He was also ranked ninth in the Atlantic 10 in scoring and eighth in rebounding. Moore was able to shoot .487 (175-359) from the field, which ranks for sixth in the conference.

Fordham had themselves an outstanding season, as they had a 25-8 record, which is the most wins since the 1990-1991 team who won 25 games. The 25 victories that Fordham had is one shy of the school record that was set by the 1970-1971 team. In addition, during the course of the 2023 season, the Rams were able to finish the Atlantic 10 Conference with a 12-6 record, which tied them for second, along with being seeded third for the conference championship. This was Fordham’s best finish along with the highest seeding since joining the conference in the 1995-1996 seasons.

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

Fordham University Athletics – Official Athletics Website (fordhamsports.com)

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New York Mets Take Over New York City on March 25

New York City will be painted Orange and Blue thanks to the New York Mets and their first-ever Amazin’ Day that will be happening on March 25. Those fans who wear a Mets hat or any Met gear will be granted to seveal events at iconic New York institutions, community-focused events and giveaways.

The Mets are dedicated to creating the best fan experience in sports, and on that day, fans will have an opportunity to win exclusive ticketed events and enter the Amazin’ Day Sweepstakes to win the ultimate grand prize.

“The Mets are entering a new era; with great baseball and so much more,” said Andy Goldberg, Mets EVP & Chief Marketing Officer. “Amazin’ Day is a demonstration of that philosophy, giving people across the city a chance to experience different aspects of New York and be ‘amazed’ on behalf of the Mets. We look forward to bringing the Mets’ infectious energy to the streets of New York City and surprising and delighting fans with pop-ups and giveaways, free access to some of the city’s most iconic venues, and opportunities to give back.”

Here are some of the events that will be happening:

Fans will have an opportunity to attend limited-ticketed events at locations including:
Gotham Comedy Club
Metropolitan Opera

On a first-come, first-served bases, those wearing Mets hats can gain free acess to immersive experiences including:
Brooklyn Museum
Hudson Yards
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Bowery Presents

One of the things the franchise takes pride in is their involvement in the community and the Amazin’ Mets Foundation provided more than $5 Millon in grants to local nonprofits that provide opportunities to children, families and underserved groups in the neighborhoods. On March 25 fans will have an opportunity to be a part of the community related events that the team will have on that day.

There will be a ton of exciting events that will feature several Mets alumni along with Mr. and Mrs. Met on that day that includes:

A pop-up animal adoption event with the North Shore Animal League America at Wolman Rink

A Diamond Takeover youth baseball game at NYC Parks’ Flushing Meadows Corona Park, at that location the Mets will donate gear to the local teams and announce a grant to renovate the field.

A distribution of Mets co-branded, limited-edition library cars with the Queens Public Library

In addition, anyone wearing a Mets hat on that day may have a surprise coming on that day, as official Mets reps will be passing along swag. In addition, participating Coca-Cola restaurants will give away free Coke products. In addition, the Dunkin’ Jeep will be driving around sharing gift cards on that day.

Fans should also keep an eye out on the Amazin’ Day Merch Pop-Ups throughout Manhattan and Queens, as there will be reps handing out free Amazin’ Day Mets hats and gear.

Lastly there will be an Amazin’ Day Sweepstakes that fans can enter that will allow the true faithful unprecedent access to Citi Field. That includes throwing out the first pitch, meeting the player during batting practice, receiving premium tickets and more.

For more information on Mets Amazin’ Day visit the link below:

Mets Amazin’ Day (metsamazinday.com)

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Official New York Mets Website | MLB.com