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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Red Rocks shocks Curlin at Belmont

The 49th running of the Man O’ War was just another weekend graded stakes race at Belmont Park for the casual horse racing enthusiast. That is B.C. — Before Curlin. Comment

Frankly addicted

It’s an anniversary Frank Alesci wasn’t about to celebrate. It was July 8, 2007 and the late-afternoon California sun had baked the turf at Concordia University, a small Catholic school in Irvine. Comment

Middle Village’s Duddy set for IBF shot

Middle Village resident John Duddy returned from a five-month layoff to defeat Charles Howe by unanimous decision June 28 at the Park Plaza Castle in Boston, Mass. Duddy, a native of County Derry in Ireland, improved to 25-0 in the 10-round middleweight bout. Comment

The Butler Did It: Johnnie in paradise

Bill Gaudette didn’t expect to be playing professional soccer in Puerto Rico. He was happy to be plying his trade in the capital of Ohio with the Columbus Crew, happy to be a Major League Soccer player. Comment

Monday, July 14, 2008

A destination for boro talent

Jorge Ynoa had interest from Hofstra and places like Albany and Stony Brook. But instead of waiting for one of those Division I baseball programs to step forward with a good offer, the outfielder signed with Division II Caldwell College in nearby Caldwell, N.J. Comment

Former Terrier terrorizing CACC

Ask Omar Velazquez about Rob Casal and his face brightens. Comment

PSAL All-Queens girls’ soccer Coach of the Year

He had the best player in Class B, one of the most skilled in the city. But Faller missed all but four games in the regular season and Kehoe was the one who held QHST together. Faller came back and the Tigers, seeded 14th, won the city title. Comments (1)

PSAL All-Queens girls’ soccer Player of the Year

She only played four games in the regular season and everyone, including Faller herself, thought her senior season was over due to injury. But then she found out her father, Joe, had terminal brain cancer and it changed her life — and the Tigers’ fortunes. Faller decided she needed to play soccer as an escape and the Loyola-bound forward led 14th-seeded Queens HS of Teaching to the PSAL Class B title. Comment

The Butler Did It: Ashe Stadium has more uses

History will be made next Saturday night when the New York Liberty take on the Indiana Fever in the first-ever outdoor professional basketball game at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Comment

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