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Preview: St. John’s Men’s Basketball v Bethune-Cookman

The St. John's Men's Basketball team huddle. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The St. John’s Men’s Basketball team huddle. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The St. John’s Men’s Basketball team enters into the 109th season in its storied history, along with the 2016-17 season with the ninth-most victories in the NCAA Division 1 history. The Red Storm and Bethune-Cookman will meet for just the second time in thie history of the two programs on friday night. The first contest came during the 2008-2009 campaign.

St. John’s has won its last 12 home openers dating back to 2003-04-all at Carnesecca Arena. Heading into the 56th season at playing at Carnesecca, the red storm hold a 457-91 (.834) in 548 games on its on-campus home.

The Red Storm returns five players who saw action in more than 20 games last season, including Federico Mussini and Amar Alibegovic who each played in 32 contest.

Last Season Mussini finished second on the team in scoring with 10.7 ppg, and led the conference in free-throw percentage. Alibegovic scored double-figures six times, including a career-high 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting against Villanova on Feb. 13.

Another returning player to watch for will be Malik Ellison, who made an appearance in all 18 Contest in BIG EAST play during the 2015-16 season. Ellison averaged 7.7 points and 2.7 assist-per-game, including a season-high 17-point performance against Creighton on New Year’s Eve.

Preseason BIG EAST Freshman of the Year Shamorie Ponds will join Junior Guard/Forward Bashir Ahmed and Richard Freudenberg in making an immediate impact for the Red Storm this season.

St. John’s and Bethune- Cookman will air on the FS1 Network, with the start time set for 9:00 p.m.

Note:

Fans attending the game tomorrow will be in store for a treat as the University has two new LED video displays inside Carnesecca Arena. The historic arena now features the third-largest video displays in a college basketball venue.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following videos from a Press Conference held at Carnesecca Arena:

Featuring:

Head Coach Chris Mullin 

Guard Malik Ellison and Guard/ Forward Bashir Ahmed

For more information on the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team and for tickets to the upcoming games, fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.redstormsports.com

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Magical Run for NYCFC comes to an end with Loss to Toronto

New York City FC prior to match v Toronto FC. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

New York City FC prior to match v Toronto FC. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The Magical 2016 New York City FC Season came to a close in the second leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals, via a 5-0 loss to Toronto FC. Leading the way for Toronto FC was Sebastian Giovinco, who had three goals and an assist.

The visitors also saw scoring from Jozy Altidore and Jonathan Osorio. Toronto FC wins the two-legged aggregate series 7-0 and advances to face the Montreal Impact in the Eastern Conference finals.

New York had one of their best chances come off the boot of Frank Lampard  in the 38th Minute, but the shot was saved by keeper Clint IrwinTony Taylor came in and provided some great oppotunities for the club as a sub in the 56th minute.

For New York City FC, this is a season that many fans will never forget as the boys in blue had an opportunity first-ever MLS Cup playoff game at Yankee Stadium.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following photo gallery from the game:

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Fans are also encouraged to check out the following Post-Match Press Conference:

Featuring:

Head Coach Patrick Vieira

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

http://www.nycfc.com

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Cardiac Cosmos Championship bound with thrilling 2-1 victory over Rayo OKC

Juan Arango. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports

Juan Arango. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports

The Cardiac Cosmos continue to give fans and supporters thrilling victories, the latest in the NASL Championship Semifinals a 2-1 decision over Rayo OKC.

This victory sets up a meeting in The Championship Final with Indy Eleven, who prevailed 1-0 over FC Edmonton in the other semifinal. The Cosmos will host the match at Belson Stadium on the campus of St. John’s University next Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. ET.

Rayo OKC netted the first goal in the match in the First Half, as Futty Danso connected on a free-kick in the 37th minute to give the visiting side momentum before the end of the frame.

As the Cosmos came out to the pitch for the Second Half, the team found energy and scoring from Juan Arango in the 73rd minute.

Magic was found seconds from stoppage time, as Yohandry Orozco was able to net the game-winner for the New York Cosmos.

Now the Cosmos will prepare for their second straight Championship Final, looking to become the first back-to-back champions of the NASL Modern Era.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following photo gallery from the Match between the New York Cosmos and Rayo OKC:

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Fans are also encouraged to check out the following Post-Match Videos:

New York Cosmos Head Coach Giovanni Savarese

Jimmy Maurer, Carlos Mendes, Jairo Arrieta and Yohandry Orozco:

For more information on the New York Cosmos, tickets to the NASL Championship Final match and more fans are encouraged to click on the link below:

http://www.nycosmos.com

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NYCFC Earns Second Place in Eastern Conference with win over Columbus

NYCFC Celebrating. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports

NYCFC Celebrating. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports

Decision Day was a thriller all around Major League Soccer, and that included the action at Yankee Stadium as New York City FC earned a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Crew.

The win in the regular season finale clinched second place in the Eastern Conference for NYCFC, which has a bye into the two-legged Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Steven Mendoza, Jack Harrison, Khiry Shelton and David Villa all led the way on the offensive side for New York City FC, while Keeper Eirik Johansen had a stellar game in the cage.

NYCFC ends the regular season on an eight-match home unbeaten streak. Thanks to being the Second Seed the boys in blue have earned a bye into the Eastern Conference Semifinals, which begin next Sunday at a location to be determined.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following Post-Match Press Conference:

Featuring:

Head Coach Patrick Vieira 

Fans are also encouraged to check out the following Photo Gallery from the match:

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

http://www.nycfc.com

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Cosmos Continue to Break Records and March to NASL Playoffs

Cosmos Celebrating. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Cosmos Celebrating. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The New York Cosmos keep on making history, breaking records and finding way to win big matches at Shuart Stadium.

In the most recent match on 10/22 the boys in green earned a 4-0 victory over Miami FC in the team’s final regular season home game. The result was the Cosmos’ 19th consecutive league match without a loss at Shuart Stadium, breaking their own record of 18 matches set between the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Goals from Jairo ArrietaYohandry Orozco (scored twice in the match), and  Juan Arango allowed for the Cosmos to complete regular season play undefeated (14-2-0) at home.

Cosmos goalkeeper Brian Holt earned his fourth start and kept his first clean sheet this NASL Season.

New York will have one last regular season match on the Road against Minnesota next Saturday, Oct. 29. Kickoff against United is set for 8 p.m. ET.

The Cosmos will have an opportunity to have a match at Shuart Stadium on November 5, as the team has secured the No. 1 seed in The Championship, the NASL’s four-team postseason tournament. More information on The Championship will be announced very soon, so fans are encouraged to stay tuned.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following Post-Match videos:

New York Cosmos:

Cosmos Celebrating. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Cosmos Celebrating. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Head Coach Giovanni Savarese

Players Post-Match Press Conference Featuring:

Ruben Bover, Juan Arango, Brian Holt and Yohandry Orozco

Fans are also encouraged to check out this photo gallery:

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PHOTO GALLERY and VIDEO: NYCFC Captain David Villa Meet and Greet at Modell’s

David Villa with a young fan. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

David Villa with a young fan. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

New York City FC Captain David Villa made a very special apperance at the Modell’s Sporting Good Store located on 86 Street in Manhattan to help promote the team’s upcoming appearance in the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs .

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following video look from the event plus an interview with Villa that has his thoughts on the upcoming match versus the Columbus Crew on Sunday and the team’s playoff run:

Fans are also encouraged to check out the following photo gallery from the event:

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New York City FC final regular season game versus the Columbus Crew is happening this Sunday at Yankee Stadium starting at 4 pm. The match is a big one for the club, as the team is looking to secure the Second Seed in the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Fans are encouraged to come out to Yankee Stadium and support the club, or check out the YES Network for all the action.

For more information on New York City FC and for tickets to all the upcoming matches fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.nycfc.com

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VIDEOS : BIG EAST Media Day 2016

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following video interviews from the 2016 BIG EAST Conference Media Day held at Madison Square Garden on 10/11/16:

Villanova Men’s Basketball:

Darryl Reynolds :

St. John’s Men’s Basketball

Federico Mussini and Kassoum Yakwe :

Head Coach Chris Mullin :

Providene Men’s Basketball:

Kyron Cartwright :

St. John’s Women’s Basketball:

Aaliyah Lewis and Jade Walker :

Head Coach Joe Tartamella :

Seton Hall Women’s Basketball:

Lubirdia Gordon  and Jaquan Jackson :

Villanova Women’s Basketball:

 Jordan Dillard  :

For more information on the BIG EAST Conference fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.bigeast.com