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  When Kenny Stevens co-founded the Dyckman Basketball Tournament, it was another way for him and his friends to play more basketball. But since that summer 32 years ago, life has never been … more
Ivan Cheren loved baseball so much he couldn’t stay away from the local fields around greater Riverdale. And those who came to know of him recall his presence wherever the nearest crack of the bat was heard. His folk-like stature was made for a starring role in a baseball movie. But to Ivan, baseball was about so much more, including giving back to others. more
It’s not every day any New York Knicks player is spotted in Riverdale, let alone on the basketball courts of any school. But on May 21 they came to help a 16-year-old Horace Mann School sophomore raise funds for a local cause. more
The New York Jets begin the annual NFL Draft Thursday with a tough decision — do they take Kayvon Thibodeaux, a star defensive end for the Oregon Ducks, with their fourth pick in the first round. Or does the team that finished last year at 4-13 look south instead, picking up Florida State Seminoles defensive end Jermaine Johnson with the 10th pick? more
While all of Major League Baseball last week celebrated the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, two families with roots in Fieldston and Riverdale recalled another story involving the Brooklyn Dodger great. more
It’s an impressive list of multi-sports greats: Deion Sanders. Jim Thorpe. Bo Jackson. Jackie Robinson is in Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame, but excelled at three other sports in college as well — football, basketball and track. Still, he’d have to tack on one more to catch up with Martin Zelnik. more
Saying someone has the heart of a champion is not a compliment that should be taken lightly. After all, not everyone is worthy of such an effusive description. Grant Schwartz isn’t your typical high school athlete. more
Warren Williams may not be Usain Bolt, but he’s positioning himself as a leading ambassador for his country when it comes to hoops. The 6-foot-9 forward is a household name at Manhattan College, fresh off his third season with the school. And it wasn’t too long ago he was in Jamaica, with basketball dreams in the making. more
The 50 miles between Cardinal Hayes High School and the U.S. Military Academy transitions from a busy urban corridor to rural hilly terrain along Palisades Parkway. There’s a natural ease for embracing the difference in lifestyle between the Bronx and West Point — two places whose only apparent commonality is the state each calls home. more
First it was resurrected from the dead, and now it’s likely getting a new name. The baseball diamond at Van Cortlandt Park has been getting a lot of attention over the last several months as Manhattan College looked to bring its ball club back to the Bronx — and now a former player who was killed on 9/11, could be getting some renewed attention as well. more
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