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Friday, August 26, 2011
Hurricane Irene: Sports schedule changes

By Matt Ehalt

AP Photo/NASAHurricane Irene may or may not hit New York, but it's already wreaked havoc on Big Apple sports.

With Hurricane Irene set to bring nasty weather to the East Coast this weekend, it’s going to affect the schedules for New York sports teams. Here’s the latest list of what is going on as planned, what’s been canceled and what’s been postponed or moved up for New York teams.

Keep checking back here for updates.

FOOTBALL

GIANTS VS. JETS (Postponed): The annual preseason game has been moved to Monday night at 7 p.m. The game had been scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, but was moved up to 2 p.m. and eventually moved back to Monday. Full details here.


BASEBALL

METS VS. BRAVES (Postponed): Games on both Saturday and Sunday have been postponed. Full details here. The games will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Sept. 8.

YANKEES AT ORIOLES (Postponed): These two teams were supposed to play a day-night doubleheader on Saturday -- not anymore. Full details here.

CYCLONES VS. HUDSON VALLEY (Moved up): Sunday's game has been moved to Friday and there will be a doubleheader. Full details here.

SI YANKEES VS. ABERDEEN (Canceled): Sunday's game has been canceled. A doubleheader will be played Monday. Full details here.

YANKEES TICKET OFFICE (Closed): Closed both Saturday and Sunday.


HOCKEY

RANGERS SEASON SUBSCRIBER FAN FEST (Postponed): The event has been postponed until Sept. 10 at the MSG Training Center. Full details here.


GOLF

BARCLAYS (Reduced): Its first playoff event has been reduced to 54 holes. Full details here.


SOCCER

RED BULLS VS. GALAXY (Postponed): Sunday's game has been moved to Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. Full details here.


TENNIS

NEW HAVEN OPEN (Moved Up): The championship match has been moved from 5 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Full details here.

ARTHUR ASHE KIDS DAY (Canceled): The event has been canceled. The official word from the website here.


HORSE RACING

MEADOWLANDS (Closed): The track is closed Saturday and Sunday. Full details here.

MONMOUTH (Closed): The track has canceled its live race card Sunday. Full details here.

YONKERS (Closed): The Saturday night live harness card has been canceled, and racing is scheduled to resume Monday. Full details here.