Q&A sessions to give fans a closer look at tennis legends during US Open


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Photos courtesy of Time Warner Cable

Fans attending the U.S. Open will have the chance to come face to face with tennis legends during question-and-answer sessions at Time Warner Cable Studios.

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Teens from Little Neck and Flushing to serve as US Open ball persons


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Photo courtesy of New York Junior Tennis and Learning

Two Queens kids from the NY Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL) program will be front and center as ball persons at the U.S. Open next week to assist their favorite players throughout the games.

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Martial arts tournament to be held at Queens College


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Photo courtesy of World Fighting Martial Arts Federation

Each year, the U.S. Open Martial Arts Championship, one of the premier martial arts competition events on the East Coast, brings together hundreds of competitors from around the world to compete in a variety of matches.

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Queens kids compete in citywide track and field sports games


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Photos courtesy of City Parks Foundation

Children from Queens joined scores of kids from across New York City at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island for City Parks Foundation’s (CPF) 14th Annual CityParks Track & Field Citywide Championships on Aug. 12 for a day of healthy competition in a wide range of track and field events.

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Howard Beach softball team X-Bays crowned 2015 champs


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Photo courtesy of the X-Bays

The X-Bays, a softball team started as a fun activity for friends living in the Howard Beach area, celebrated their third championship in five years on Sunday and several moves up the Queens Metro ASA Softball League division ladder.

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Red Storm men’s soccer draws with Manhattan Jaspers in exhibition match


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy St. John's Athletics

The St. John’s Red Storm began its exhibition schedule with a 1-1 draw against the Manhattan Jaspers at Belson Stadium on Aug. 15. A total of 20 Red Storm players saw action in the contest, including eight newcomers.

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New York Riveters, city’s first female pro hockey team, set to take ice


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Photos courtesy Aviator Sports and Events Center

The New York Riveters of the newly formed National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) will play their home games at the Aviator Sports and Events Center located at Floyd Bennett Field.

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Knicks legend John Starks scores with LeFrak City library visit


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Photos by Stephen Vrattos

Legendary Knicks shooting guard John Starks visited the Queens Library at LeFrak City on Tuesday as part of the 9th annual “Knicks Read to Achieve” summer reading program, sponsored by Optimum Community and Madison Square Garden.

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Bayside Little League Rebels advance to finals of the Borough Cup Challenge


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Photo courtesy Bayside Rebels

The Bayside Rebels of the Bayside Little League will be traveling to the Bronx next month to play in the championship game of the Borough Cup Challenge at Yankee Stadium.

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Forest Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics team performs at ‘World’s Most Famous Arena’


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Photos courtesy Forest Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics

The girls from the Forest Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics team got the chance to showcase their skills on center court at Madison Square Garden during the halftime show at a New York Liberty game earlier this month.

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Gastropub and beer bar is newest concession stand at Citi Field


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Randolph Group and Entertainment Fusion Group

Mets fans wanted it, and now they’ve got it — after winning the second annual Citi Call-Ups Program, Randolph Beer, an American gastropub and beer bar, will be joining the culinary lineup at Citi Field starting July 23 during the Mets’ first home game after the All-Star break.

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Team Duce of Bayside Little League completes undefeated season with championship win


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Photo courtesy of Team Duce

After finishing the regular season undefeated, Bayside Little League’s Team Duce made it to the championship game and were victorious over Texas West Division rival, W7, by a score of 4-3, completing their season with a perfect 16-0 record.

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Kids learn basketball fundamentals at Maspeth High School summer camp


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice

Maspeth High School wrapped up its second summer basketball camp on Friday, where local middle school students came together to learn the fundamentals of basketball, play some games and most importantly, have fun.

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