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Lois Elman

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Liberty clip the Wings

It was the narrowest of victories, but in the closing moments the New York Liberty pulled out a 91-88 home court win over the Dallas Wings.

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Liberty Burn the Fever

Last Friday’s 91–59 home court win over the Indiana Fever was the New York Liberty’s largest margin of victory since August 2010.

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Pompey elevates St. John’s to the next level

Two members of the St. John’s University track and field team are headed to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 8-11.

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Liberty drop two overtime games

For two games in a row, the New York Liberty held a lead over its opponents for most of the game only to fade in the final minutes and crumble in overtime.

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Holdsclaw documentary debuts on Logo

Intensely private by nature, for years New York City basketball legend Chamique Holdsclaw suffered in silence as she dealt with issues of depression and bipolar disorder.

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Liberty go big on draft day

The first pick of the 2016 WNBA draft surprised no one. As expected, the most decorated player in women’s college basketball, Breanna Stewart of the University of Connecticut, was selected.

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Stewart and Reynolds make Sullivan Award history

There were firsts at the 86th annual AAU Sullivan Award, which was held at the New York Athletic Club this past Sunday.

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Post-season proves short for NY and NJ Division I teams

Post-season cut short for New York and New Jersey Division I NCAA Women's basketball teams.

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Seton Hall seniors focus on postseason

Seton Hall honors seniors at the final regular season game of the season.

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Hometown glory at Millrose Games

Brooklyn native Natasha Hastings wins big in the 400 meters dash at the Millrose Games.

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No shame, no blame! Liberty season comes to a quiet end

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.

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Liberty in the pink

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.

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Liberty honor Hammon, score big win

“It’s all about energy,” said New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer after the team’s 78-62 win over the Seattle Storm.

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Liberty off to their best start since 2001 as they win a hustle game in Seattle

Tina Charles (30 points) led the Liberty to a 81-77 on-the-road win in Seattle.

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Liberty rising across WNBA land and on the road

“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.

Swin Cash helping to propel a youthful Liberty 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.

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Liberty plot new direction

It’s been a hard fought, somewhat disappointing preseason for the New York Liberty.

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Wiggins feels sense of purpose with 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.

LIU Wins Northeast Conference on its way to NCAA Tournament

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.

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Desyre Blackburn running in stride for Seton Hall 

Growing up with Nike’s Beaverton, Ore., headquarters in the neighborhood, Desyre Blackburn was destined to run.

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Fairleigh Dickinson aims for NEC title

With a 5-3 record, Fairleigh Dickinson currently sits atop the women’s soccer standings in the Northeast Conference.

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Hofstra Aims for Another Championship

“We’re off to a good start with this new coaching staff,” said Adama Aja, a middle blocker on Hofstra’s volleyball team.

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Fierce battles in WNBA conference finals

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.

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Liberty search for consistency

It’s been a tough stretch for the New York Liberty.

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Pondexter near perfect in huge Liberty win

“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.

St. John’s concludes satisfying season of track and field

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.

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Williams savors final St. John’s track meets

St. John’s senior sprinter Corrine Williams is collecting memories, souvenirs and lots of photos

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Olympians celebrate Figure Skating in Harlem’s successful year

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.

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Ups and downs for NY-NJ teams in postseason play

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.

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Fordham heads to the big dance

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.

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Brooklyn’s Ralph Green makes his mark at Paralympics

“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

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Columbia’s Ward to participate in renowned coaching program

Columbia University point guard Taylor Ward posted 16 points in the final game of her collegiate career, a loss to the Princeton Tigers