Site near Aqueduct could be home to new MLS stadium: report


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After plans to build the New York City Football Club’s new stadium in the South Bronx fell through, developers are now looking at land near the Aqueduct Racetrack, according to a published report.

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Cosmos players teach kids soccer in Flushing Meadows Corona Park  


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of New York Cosmos

More than 50 children had an exciting time as they kicked a ball around with New York Cosmos players at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Tuesday. The children, between the ages of six and 14, were participating in the second of five free Back to School clinics organized by the soccer team and led by their coaches and players.

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NY Cosmos holding free ‘Back to School’ soccer clinics  


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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This and next week, children between the ages of six and 14 and their parents are invited to attend five free “Back to School” soccer clinics hosted by the New York Cosmos and collaborating youth organizations in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Long Island.

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St. Francis Prep teen earns rare college sand volleyball scholarship


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Photos courtesy Bogda family 

St. Francis Prep student Stephanie Bogda verbally committed to a four-year scholarship with Division I University of New Orleans to play sand volleyball, despite the odds of being from a state where the temperature gets to be near freezing point for half of the year.

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19th annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day to kick off US Open with concerts, tennis programs


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Photos courtesy Dominick Totino

The 19th annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day event will kick off the US Open with appearances from tennis and music stars, and fun activities for youngsters to learn more about the sport.

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Serena Williams to host tennis clinic with Queens youngsters


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Photo courtesy of Dominick Totino

Reigning US Open champion Serena Williams will host a tennis clinic with 25 Queens kids from the Corona-based Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities Community Center.

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St. John’s women’s basketball team playing in Europe


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Following in the footsteps of the St. John’s men’s basketball team last summer, the women’s basketball team will travel through Italy and Spain for pre-season games in the program’s first experience traveling abroad.

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Whitestone defeats Bayside in Nick Lomangino championship title game


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Getting thrown out of a championship game wasn’t part of the strategy, but after Whitestone Renegades baseball team coaches were tossed in the top of the fifth inning from the Nick Lomangino Tournament final, the team seemed to have new energy.

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First phase of National Tennis Center expansion complete


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Photo courtesy United States Tennis Association

The United States Tennis Association announced Monday the completion of the first phase of a five-year, $500 million transformation of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, just weeks ahead of the 2014 US Open.

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Thousands come to 24th annual Dragon Boat Festival


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

The 24th annual Dragon Boat Festival began on Saturday morning with thousands of people coming to Flushing Meadows Corona Park to watch 197 teams compete in boat races.

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