Although the New York Liberty won’t be vying for a WNBA championship this year, it’s hard to criticize a team that re-energized the fan base, fought hard and lit up Madison Square Garden with some of the best play in women’s basketball.
Breast Health Awareness Night always brings an emotional vibe to Madison Square Garden, and the New York Liberty rewarded the enthusiastic crowd of 9,987 with a decisive 84-63 victory over the Chicago Sky.
“It’s all about energy,” said New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer after the team’s 78-62 win over the Seattle Storm.
Tina Charles (30 points) led the Liberty to a 81-77 on-the-road win in Seattle.
“Games like this in the middle of the season … if you can find a way to grind it out, at the end of the season, you look at your standings and it makes you a playoff team or it makes you a home court advantage team.
After an outstanding, hard-fought road victory over the Chicago Sky last week, the New York Liberty players had a few days off before returning to their training base in Westchester, N.Y.
It’s been a hard fought, somewhat disappointing preseason for the New York Liberty.
Having spent most of her life on the West Coast and all of her WNBA career playing in the Western Conference, veteran guard Candice Wiggins is excited to be playing with the New York Liberty in 2015.
Long Island University’s volleyball team caps another successful Northeast Conference season by going undefeated in conference play, winning the conference tournament and earning its third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. Kyle Robinson, who was named NEC Coach of the Year, has built one of the most successful programs at LIU.
Growing up with Nike’s Beaverton, Ore., headquarters in the neighborhood, Desyre Blackburn was destined to run.
With a 5-3 record, Fairleigh Dickinson currently sits atop the women’s soccer standings in the Northeast Conference.
“We’re off to a good start with this new coaching staff,” said Adama Aja, a middle blocker on Hofstra’s volleyball team.
Although the first round of the WNBA playoffs was pretty simple—only one of four match-ups going to three games—the conference finals have been much more competitive.
It’s been a tough stretch for the New York Liberty.
“It was important that the players have a good game under their belts so they know that if they play with that kind of energy [they can win],” said New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer after the team defeated the Washington Mystics 81-64 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon.
For the 23rd consecutive year, St. John’s University track and field was represented at the NCAA championships. The 4x400-meter relay team finished 23rd at the NCAA East Regional, and thrower Danette Hinton capped off a tremendous senior season with a 29th-place finish (out of 48 competitors) in the hammer throw.
St. John’s senior sprinter Corrine Williams is collecting memories, souvenirs and lots of photos
A nonstop downpour didn’t dampen the spirits of five high school seniors during Monday night’s Figure Skating in Harlem gala at Trump Rink in Central Park, their final night with the program that has been an integral part of their lives since elementary school.
St. John’s guard Aliyyah Handford scored 27 points to keep the game alive, but the Red Storm’s first-round victory in the NCAA Tournament came down to Briana Brown’s 3-pointer.
Eight Division I women’s basketball teams from the New York-New Jersey area are headed into postseason play, and four are headed to the NCAA Tournament.
“I consider myself to be an ambassador of this sport,” said Ralph Green, 36, who competed in alpine skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, last week. “You have great camaraderie amongst competitors
Columbia University point guard Taylor Ward posted 16 points in the final game of her collegiate career, a loss to the Princeton Tigers