Peter Schwartz

Pat Lafontaine of the New York Islanders takes a slap shot during warm ups prior to a game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Oct. 4, 1990. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Islanders To Honor LaFontaine On March 24, Prior To Game Vs. Wild

After representing the United States in the 1984 Winter Olympics, Pat LaFontaine jumped straight to the NHL and joined the Islanders in the midst of their quest for a fifth consecutive Stanley Cup.


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Schwartz: Self-Publishing Has Become Big Hit With Both Athletes And Fans

These days, players and fans have a voice, and they are reaching a lot of people who are looking for something different in their sports news and stories.


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Schwartz: SpeedFlex Football Helmet Enjoys Highly-Successful Launch

The SpeedFlex helmet from Riddell burst onto the scene in 2014. Its safety features and unique design were a big hit among the initial players that made the switch.


Hockey Hall of Famer and New York Islanders legend  Mike Bossy, seen here back on Oct. 13, 2006 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Bossy Embracing Islanders’ Fast Start To Final Season In Nassau

Mike Bossy heard plenty of cheers at the Nassau Coliseum during his 10-year Hall of Fame career. Lucky for him, he still hears them today.


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Schwartz: Former ‘Sopranos’ Star Creates Sports-Themed Covers For Water Bottles

Gannascoli has teamed up with Fabrique Innovations on a unique product for the sports fan.


The 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 26, 2014 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Outdoor-Game Documentaries To Be ‘Epix’ For Hockey Fans

The “Road to the Winter Classic” and “Road to the Stadium Series” on Epix will only make these marquee games even more memorable with behind-the-scenes access and the ability to tell stories.


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Schwartz: New York Red Bulls Are Finally Relevant In Local Sports Scene

It’s taken the Red Bulls a long time and a lot of struggles to get to this point. After many years of being the butt of many jokes, they have turned into winners both on and off the field.


Islanders mini-locker nights will honor some of the franchise's greatest players. (Photo: Peter Schwartz)

Schwartz: Islanders To Honor Past Greats With Unique Mini-Locker Giveaways

The Islanders will welcome back their legendary players, whose retired numbers hang in the rafters, for one last curtain call. At those games, fans who purchase “Tradition on Ice” tickets will take home a commemorative mini-locker for each player.


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Schwartz: OYO Sportstoys — The Mighty Mini Collectibles

With the holiday season right around the corner, you can be sure that these are going to be a popular gift for kids and sports fans of all ages.


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Schwartz: Pizzeria To Donate All Sales To Charity In Honor Of Michael Strahan

This Monday, as a tribute to Giants Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan being inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor, Umberto’s is having an event called “Pizza With A Purpose.”


Mike Petri #9 of the USA Eagles dives across the goal line for a try against Uruguay in the opening qualifying match of the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on March 29, 2014 in Kennesaw, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Brooklyn’s Mike Petri Leads USA Rugby Into Chi-Town Showdown

Saturday is more than just a game against New Zealand. It’s about how far the sport has come in the United States.


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Schwartz: Fordham Rams, High-Octane Offense Off To Flying Start

The local NFL season hasn’t been very enjoyable. But in the Bronx, there’s a football team that is having a terrific season and appears to be headed for another trip to the playoffs.


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Schwartz: Giants Punter Steve Weatherford Visits Pediatric Patients

After chatting with WFAN co-hosts Boomer & Carton in studio, he spent some time at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to visit with pediatric patients at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion.


Former Real Madrid player Raul, donning a towel bearing his likeness, acknowledges the crowd after the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match between Real Madrid CF and Al-Sadd at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 22, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Schwartz: With Raul On Board, It’s Like Old Times In Cosmos Country

Without question, Raul is going to help the Cosmos sell tickets. He just might also help build momentum for the franchise’s proposal to build a soccer-specific stadium next to Belmont Park.


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Schwartz: New Book Introduces Young Readers To Economic Concepts Through Sports

All in all, this terrific book for young readers is a fun journey that combines sports, statistics and financial literacy.