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LoVett Leaving St. John’s

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Marcus LoVett announced on Saturday morning that he is leaving the St. John’s men’s basketball program. The 6-foot guard will return home to California where he will focus on rehabbing from his season-ending injury and aims to pursue a career in professional basketball.

“Right now I feel it is best for me to return home, get healthy and explore all options for my basketball future,” said LoVett. “It has always been a goal of mine to play professional basketball, so I am committed to working hard to position myself for the best available opportunity. I enjoyed my experience at St. John’s and appreciate all the support from Red Storm fans.”

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CoCo Vandeweghe To Compete At Tie Break Tens at MSG 3/5

Tie Break Tens, the new fast-paced, short-form tennis competition, announced that American star CoCo Vandeweghe will compete at its inaugural tournament in the United States at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, March 5, 2018.

Vandeweghe, coming fresh off a win at this weekend’s Fed Cup, joins a line-up of elite athletes that includes Serena and Venus Williams, Elina Svitolina and Marion Bartoli. The final three stars set to compete will be announced soon.

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Red Bulls Sign Alejandro “Kaku” Romero Gamarra as Young Designated Player

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The Red Bulls have completed the transfer of Argentine attacking midfielder Alejandro “Kaku” Romero Gamarra from Club Atletico Huracan pending receipt of his P-1 visa and ITC, the club announced today. Gamarra will be the first Young Designated Player in club history and occupy an international roster spot.

At 23, Gamarra is already in his fifth professional season. He signed with Club Atletico Huracan’s senior team in July of 2013, and made his professional debut in the second half of the 2014/15 season. He helped the club earn promotion to Argentina’s top division in 2015.

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Red Bulls Tie Sporting KC In Final Preseason Match

(Bradley  Wright-Phillips getting a shot off against Sporting KC – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls played to a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday night at the Kino Sports Complex in a preseason match in Tucson, Arizona behind a goal from Bradley Wright-Phillips.

With the first leg of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 series against CD Olimpia just over a week away,  Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch pushed his starting group to a full 90 minutes, aside from midfielder Marc Rzatkowski, who played 75 minutes before being replaced by academy product Amando Moreno.

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St. John’s Wins 4th In A Row As Ponds Has Another Big Performance

(Shamorie Ponds (center) led the way for St. John’s – Photo by @StJohnsBball)

 

St. John’s kept their hot streak going on Wednesday night as they got their fourth straight win with a 77-76 win at DePaul.

This was a measure of payback for St. John’s as they lost to DePaul 91-74 on January 6 in Queens.

The Red Storm is now 14-13 overall and 3-11 in the Big East. They are now just a half-game back of DePaul (3-10) for ninth in the conference, two games behind Georgetown (5-9) for eighth, 2-1/2 behind Marquette (5-8) for seventh, and 3-1/2 behind Seton Hall (6-7) for sixth.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: The Invention Of Ana by Rosengaard

The Invention Of Ana: A Novel

By Mikkel Rosengaard

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Mikkel Rosengaard’s debut novel, The Invention Of Ana, is a story about a young man’s friendship with a most peculiar artist.

The title character was inspired by the author’s own chance encounter with an unforgettable Romanian artist years ago.

While on a rooftop in Brooklyn on a spring night, a young intern and would-be writer, who just arrived from Copenhagen, meets the intriguing artist and mathematician Ana Ivan.

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Ponds Earns Pair Of Honors From Big East & Katz

(Shamorie Ponds – @StJohnsBball)

St. John’s sophomore guard Shamorie Ponds had another incredible week, which included leading the Red Storm to a win over then-number 1 Villanova.

After putting up  26 against Villanova and 44 in a win against Marquette Saturday, Ponds was honored as the Big East Player of the Week for the second time in a row. He was also named the National Player of the Week by NCAA.com’s Andy Katz.

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St. John’s Surge Makes Them The Basketball Story Of New York

(The Carnesecca Arena crowd giving St. John’s a standing ovation as they are introduced before the game – Photo by Jason Schott)

The St. John’s Red Storm have a slogan, “We Are New York’s Team.” That is certainly true now, as they are the focus of New York basketball for the rest of this season.

A couple wins over top five teams, a player on a record-setting run, led by a coach who is one of the faces of the glory days of the program will do that.

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Mullin on SJU After 2 Big Wins: “Their perseverance is starting to pay off”

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin – Photo by Jason Schott) 

St. John’s is heading into Saturday’s game against Marquette at Carnesecca Arena flying high after knocking off Duke last Saturday and Villanova on Wednesday night.

Duke entered that game ranked fourth in the nation, while Villanova was ranked number one nationally. These were St. John’s first wins since December 20 and broke an 11-game losing streak.

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