If you ask a baseball fan, they’ll tell you there are two kinds of New Yorkers: Yankees fans and Mets fans. And according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University, Yankees fans are winning the numbers game—by a lot. Only 34 percent of New York City baseball fans prefer the Mets. And the Mets aren’t known for winning baseball games either. So reporter Sarah Wyman set out in search of what else is keeping them on the hook.
The U.S. Women’s soccer team has gone from World Cup win…to wage discrimination. The women’s team has won the world cup no less than three times and the olympics four. The men’s national team hasn’t even made it to the finals of the world cup in the past 50 years. But the female players are getting paid less. And earlier this week, five of them, filed a federal complaint.
Katie Ferguson spoke to Grant Wahl, a senior writer at Sports Illustrator and asked him what this lawsuit is about.
The British are coming! And they’re bringing a sport with them: rugby. This Saturday, the London Irish and Saracens will face-off at the Red Bull Arena just across the river in Harrison, NJ. It’s the first Aviva Premiership match played outside the UK. And it’s all in hopes of finding new American fans. My co-host, Elizabeth Brockway, reports.
It’s only February, but the boys of summer are heading back to work. That’s right, it’s spring training for Major League baseball. Both New York teams are back to camp, with pitchers and catchers going through their first official workouts today. And probably the biggest news is this: the Yankees pitching rotation got an upgrade over the winter.
New York City public high school students are demanding for more equitable funding for team sports from the Department of Education and the Public School Athletic League.
New York is the only state in the country to ban professional mixed martial arts events. New York fighters have to travel out of state to compete and gain national recognition in the increasingly popular sport. Charlotte Gibson reports that momentum is growing in Albany to legalize the violent fight club events in New York.
This weekend, over 2000 high school kids will take part in an annual robotice competition in midtown Manhattan. They’re hoping to be crowned robot king…or queen.
Men outnumbered women aroudn 3 to 1 in Science and Techology degrees. But Joe Sykes found one team that isn’t paying attention to gender disparity.
Major League Soccer and the Players Union settled on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that will increase players’ salaries and create free agency. The new deal will last five years and opens the door for many young, talented players.
Last week the U.S. Department of Education announced that the New York City Public Schools District has agreed to take steps to create more opportunities for girls to participate in sports. The agreement comes after a complaint filed in 2010 that alleged the school district was in violation of Title Nine, the civil rights legislation that aims to create equal opportunity for girls and boys in education. As Theresa Avila reports, a host of issues make that difficult in the city.
Two years ago, Manchester City Football Club and the New York Yankees acquired a Major League expansion team for 10 million dollars. The New York City Football Club is expected to start its inaugural season in nine days.