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Liberty Report: Moving Forward

by Sean Hahner, Sam Torres Jr

Sean Hahner : WFUV Sports

Maddie the mascot’s birthday was not the only reason to celebrate this Sunday for the New York Liberty (5-10). The team, who had just lost a close game on Friday against Chicago 73-69, bounced back and beat the Connecticut Sun 67-65 in another tight one. 

Dillon Gee Rehabs in Brooklyn

by Drew Casey

Drew Casey : WFUV Sports

Since being placed on the disabled list on May 14 with a right lat strain, New York Mets opening day starter Dillon Gee has been rehabbing to rejoin the Amazins as soon as possible. He made his second rehab start with the Brooklyn Cyclones, the short season affiliate of the Mets, on Sunday night in Coney Island. 

Life in the Minors: Chapter 2- The Road Here

by Drew Casey

Anthony Pucik : WFUV Sports 

For the fourteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the New York Single-A Penn League about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.

This week,  Christian Goewey and Drew Casey talk about what it took these young ballplayers to end up making it to the minor leagues. 

Liberty Report: Hodgepodge

by James Decker

James Decker/WFUV Sports

The Liberty are in the midst of a critical five-game homestand, in which they hope to turn around what has been a poor start to the season. Coach Bill Laimbeer and the entire Liberty team had obvious frustration after Friday night’s 73-69 loss to the Chicago Sky. Laimbeer said at the conclusion of the press conference that this defeat was “a tough one to take.” New York was outscored 50-37 in the first half, and despite a second half run, were unable to complete the comeback. This loss put the Liberty at 4-11, last place in the Eastern Conference.

A Son's Dedication Honored to Wrap Up Hope Week 2014

by Matt Moro

Matt Moro : WFUV Sports

When looking back on the amazing stories and gestures that come together during HOPE week, its not really fair to compare each one. But what is fair to say, is that the story of Quai and Vaida Jefferson may be one of the most inspiring stories you will ever hear.

When Quai Jefferson was just 6 years old, his mother was diagnosed was Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system. This is devastating news for any family, but is especially tough when it affects a single mother and her young son. For Quai, his mother was everything to him.

Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker discuss Versatility, Each Other

by Kenny Ducey

Kenny Ducey/WFUV Sports

Andrew Wiggins became the 11th international player to be drafted 1st overall when he went to the Cleveland Cavaliers to begin the 2014 NBA Draft. It also marks two consecutive years a Canadian player has gone atop the draft board. Jabari Parker followed Wiggins, and became the third Duke player to go in that slot, and the first since Jay Williams in 2002.

Both Wiggins and Parker commented on the competition between each of them at the top of the Draft, as well as where they might fit on their respective teams.