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Social media and historical research do not usually go hand in hand. And yet, the never-ending nature of online connectivity has paved the way for a new digital community with local significance. The Bronx Basketball Hall of Fame Facebook page has provided just that. more
Jonathan Antigua has been wearing red and carrying a whistle for 15 years but not as a fashion statement. He plans to pass along the uniform to six lifeguard trainees this weekend. more
  Summer in New York City offers plenty on the sporting front. Baseball fans flock to the two Major League Baseball ballparks – or whichever Little League diamond their child is … more
  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
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