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Army drops 2015 opener to Fordham

Army began the 2015 season a close 37-35 loss to Fordham on Sept. 4, a disappointing start to head coach Jeff Monken’s second season at West Point. The game featured plenty of new names and faces though, with sophomore quarterback Ahmad Bradshow showing a lot of potential in his first career start. Bradshaw can run the option and showed a …

Twins prospect Berrios unravels after six hitless innings

Jose Berrios is the Twins’ top pitching prospect and looks primed for September call-up this season, but after Friday’s outing, it’s clear he isn’t exempt from the usual challenges that face aspiring Major Leaguers. Berrios (pronounced buh-ree-ohs) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his latest Triple-A start for Rochester before getting slammed for five runs without recording an …

Work ethic fueled Gardner after college snub

Among my most popular stories this baseball season was a feature about Brett Gardner’s journey from failed college walk-on to Major League All-Star. Brett Gardner is not a typical Yankees slugger, although his surprising home run power last season points to a trend — some would even call it a mission — that began a decade ago. “I just remember …

Inspired Jenkins dominates for mom, Braves

I wrote a story recently about Braves prospect Tyrell Jenkins, who has found inspiration from his mother, a cancer survivor who follows every pitch the right-hander throws now in the Minors.  Jenkins allowed just two hits and struck out five over eight innings to help Gwinnett blank Durham, 5-0, on July 27. “To see a smile on her face and see her …

In battle for New York, Red Bulls sweep NYCFC

Aug 9, 2015; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Felipe Martins (8) celebrates his goal with defender Connor Lade (5) and midfielder Dax McCarty (11) against New York City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports I was asked to cover my first MLS game this past weekend in New …

The Battle of Stony Point

This weekend marked the 236th anniversary of the Battle of Stony Point, a Revolutionary War victory for the Continental Army in the fight for the Hudson River. I went up Saturday morning expecting a full re-enactment, but it was more of a casual step back in time — more education and less action. Either way I had a fun time with …

The moon at 1,120mm

A quick photo of the moon tonight at 90 percent — it’ll be a full moon in three days. Photographed from New York with a Canon 1D Mark IV, 400mm f/2.8L lens with stacked 1.4 and 2x teleconverters for a 1,120mm view. Photo by Danny Wild.