Ryan Chatelain is a digital news manager for Newsday Westchester who has covered sports and news for more than a decade. A native of New Orleans, Ryan has interviewed dozens of high-profile athletes -- Shaquille O’Neal, Peyton Manning, etc. -- who have made him feel even shorter than he already is.
Congratulations, Gary Carter.
In a poll conducted by Hudson Valley Home Stand, Carter was selected as the Hudson Valley's all-time favorite Met.
"The Kid" dominated voting from the start of the month-long poll, receiving 59 percent of the vote. Mike Piazza was a distant second place at 15 percent. Darryl Strawberry (11 percent), Howard Johnson (7 percent), and Keith Hernandez...Read more »
A familiar face in Westchester County will be drawing up X’s and O’s for the Pace University basketball team next season.
The school announced that it has hired Pat Kennedy, a former Iona and Florida State head coach.
Kennedy has spent the past 31 seasons as a head coach on the Division I level, also coaching at DePaul, Montana and Towson. He has won 487 games in his career.
Kennedy...Read more »
Jason Motte is throwing again. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the Valley Central High and Iona College product will pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals this season.
The closer’s low-intensity throwing sessions should be seen as more of a test rather than the first steps of rehabilitation from a tear in his right elbow he suffered in March. If Motte’s throwing arm responds well, he could return...Read more »
In a poll conducted by Hudson Valley Home Stand, Derek Jeter was selected as the Hudson Valley's all-time favorite Yankee. Jeter received an overwhelming plurality of votes at 31 percent, followed far behind by Mickey Mantle and Lou Gehrig, who each received 14 percent. Yogi Berra came in fourth at 13 percent and Mariano Rivera rounded out the top five at 11 percent. Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Thurman...Read more »
Brandon Hepburn drafted by Lions; Trent Steelman, Gilbert Pena and Mike Rios to sign free agent deals
Four Hudson Valley football standouts learned Saturday that they will get their chance in the NFL.
The Detroit Lions used a seventh-round draft pick-- 245th overall -- on Brandon Hepburn, an inside linebacker who played at North Rockland High School and Florida A&M.
After the draft concluded, former Army quarterback Trent Steelman, who projects as a slot receiver in the NFL, agreed...Read more »
Menelik Watson, a former post player on the Marist basketball team, will wear the silver and black.
The Oakland Raiders used their second-round pick – the 42nd selection overall – on Watson, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive tackle from Manchester, England. After spending two years at Marist, Watson transferred to Saddlebrook, a junior college in Mission Viejo, Calif., where he began playing...Read more »
Keith Bulluck, the former Tennessee Titans All-Pro linebacker, says NFL fans should get used to the idea that the pro football will be less violent in the future.
In an interview with Newsday, Bulluck, a Suffern native who played at Clarkstown North High School, said that without rule changes to make the NFL safer, the league faces extinction.
“I come from the age where we use to watch...Read more »
The Army Black Knights lacrosse team is heading into postseason play hoping to win its first Patriot League title since 2010.
The Black Knights have had success during the past decade under head coach Joe Alderici, who had led Army to eight straight appearances in the Patriot League tournament. Only the top four teams in the eight-team conference play in the tournament.
Third-seeded...Read more »
Former Mount Vernon High School basketball star Jabarie Hinds is set to transfer to the University of Massachusetts, he confirmed to SNY.tv Wednesday.
Hinds, who played the past two years at West Virginia University, would be required to sit out the upcoming season under NCAA rules. He would have two years of eligibility remaining once he suits up again in 2014-15.
“I gained a good relationship...Read more »
Marist wide receiver Mike Rios may or may not get selected in this week’s NFL Draft, but there are 4.38 reasons to believe he’ll be on some team’s roster when training camps open.
Rios, the Red Foxes’ record-setting deep threat, worked out for pro scouts last month at Florida International University’s Pro Day in his hometown of Miami, running the 40-yard dash in a blazing 4.38 seconds. That...Read more »