(Carlos Rivas getting off a shot on Saturday night – @NewYorkRedBulls)
The Red Bulls suffered a tough 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium in a game played in the snow.
The game was essentially decided just three minutes in when Real Salt Lake was awarded a penalty-kick opportunity, and Albert Rusnak converted for the eventual game winner.
This was the Red Bulls’ first loss of the 2018 season across all competitions, and they are now 1-1-0 in MLS play.
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(Seton Hall’s Desi Rodriguez going up for a layup against Kansas on Saturday night)
The Seton Hall Pirates lost to the Kansas Jayhawks, the top seed in the Midwest Region, 83-79, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night in Wichita.
Seton Hall’s vaunted class of seniors gave their all in their last game as Pirates.
Khadeen Carrington led the way with 28 points on a superb 9-13 from the field, including 5-8 from behind the arc, with two assists and a block.
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(Ismael Tajouri of NYCFC – USA Today Sports)
New York City Football Club beat Orlando City SC, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, with both goals coming in the second half.
NYCFC improved to 3-0-0 on the season, the first time they have done so in their history. It is the longest they have remain unbeaten since their inaugural season in 2015. That season, they had a win and two draws in their first three games, so this squad is off to their best start ever, talking all nine possible points so far this season.
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By Chelsey Johnson
Custom House / William Morrow, on sale March 20th, hardcover $25.99
In her debut novel Stray City, Chelsey Johnson explores the notion within LGBTQ culture of creating an alternative or “chosen” family, which is vital and born of necessity.
Johnson looks at this concept with scintillating wit, a fresh eye, and heart-crushing pathos, and in the process flipping the script on the traditional coming-out story in the process.
“I wanted to imagine and realize joyful, inventive, liberatory possibilities of family formation,” says Johnson.
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(Seton Hall’s Ismael Sanogo slams one home against NC State on Thursday afternoon)
Seton Hall opened the NCAA Tournament with a 94-83 win over North Carolina State in Wichita on Thursday afternoon.
Khadeen Carrington led the way for the Hall, as he had 26 points on 6-14 shooting, 3-5 on three-pointers, and he drained 11 free throws.
Seton Hall’s balanced attack continued with big contributions off the bench from two players who battled injuries down the stretch, Desi Rodriguez and Ismael Sanogo.
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(The Red Bulls before their win over Tijuana on Tuesday night – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Red Bulls and Chivas Guadalajara will face off in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals on April 4 and April 10.
The first leg will be in Mexico on Wednesday April 4 at 10 p.m. eastern time kick off and will host the return leg at Red Bull Arena on Tuesday, April 10 at 8 p.m.
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I’ll Never change My Name: An Immigrant’s American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars
By Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Dey St., An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Valentin “Val” Chmerkovskiy, who has been one of the professional ballroom dancers on Dancing with the Stars since 2011, tells his life story for the very first time in his engaging memoir I’ll Never Change My Name.
Starting with his childhood in Odessa, Ukraine, and his Jewish family’s immigration to the United States, he examines what it was like to arrive in Brooklyn at the age of eight without knowing a word of English, and was a stranger in a strange land.
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For The Love Of The South: Recipes and Stories from My Southern Kitchen
By Amber Wilson
Harper Design, An imprint Of Harper Collins Publishers, 256 pages, $35.00
Amber Wilson, who created the acclaimed food blog For the Love of the South, has just published her first cookbook, which is a delightful collection of 100 amazing and accessible recipes for Southern classics.
For The Love Of The South: Recipes And Stories From My Southern Kitchen captures the essence of Southern culture and honors family, friends, food, and Wilson’s experience growing up on the bayous of Louisiana.
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(Club Tijuana and the Red Bulls enter the field – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Red Bulls, after falling behind early, rallied to a 3-1 win over Club Tijuana on Tuesday night at Red Bull Arena in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal matchup.
This result coupled with the Red Bulls’ 2-0 win in Mexico last Tuesday, means they advance on the 5-1 aggregate.
The Red Bulls are now in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals for the first time in club history.
The win secures a home match in the second leg of the semifinals against the winner of the Seattle/Guadalajara series, which has the second leg tomorrow night.
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(Shamorie Ponds against Villanova on January 13 – @StJohnsBball)
The accolades keep pouring in for St. John’s sophomore guard Shamorie Ponds.
Last week, he was named to the All-Big East First Team and USBWA All-District Team honors.
Ponds has now been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ All-District Second Team for the second-straight season.
A 6-foot-1 guard from Brooklyn, Ponds led the Big East in scoring (21.6 ppg) and steals (2.3 spg) during the regular season while also finishing top-5 in the conference in assists (4.7 apg).
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