(Michael Nzei about to take a free throw with his teammates looking on – Photo by Jason Schott)
Seton Hall had one of their best performances of the season, as they thoroughly dominated Georgetown, 90-75, on Wednesday night at Prudential Center.
The win puts the Pirates in a tie for third place in the Big East with St. John’s, with both teams holding 6-6 conference records. Georgetown fell to 5-7 in the Big East and they are in a three-way tie for fifth with DePaul and Butler.
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One focus for the Yankees as they enter spring training will be on the growth of one of their prized young players, catcher Gary Sanchez.
Sanchez burst on the scene in 2016, had a strong year at the plate the following season, but had a tough 2018 in which he played only 89 games due to injury and saw his average dip to .189, with 18 home runs and 53 RBI.
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Yankees Manager Aaron Boone addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon as spring training in Tampa commenced with the arrival of pitchers and catchers.
Boone enters his second season at the helm after winning 100 games last season as a rookie manager. The Yankees beat Oakland in the Wild Card Playoff game before falling to Boston in the Division Series.
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St. John’s junior point guard Shamorie Ponds has earned the latest in a long line of national recognitions this season, earning a spot on the midseason team for the Citizen Naismith Trophy, it was announced Wednesday morning.
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The Yankees have invited a pair of pitchers, left-hander Phillip Diehl (No. 82) and right-hander Trevor Stephan (No. 81) to Major League spring training.
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St. John’s won a thriller over Butler, 77-73, in overtime on Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena.
This was a huge win for St. John’s, as they bounced back from a tough loss to Providence on Saturday and their Big East record returns to .500 at 6-6.
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The Red Bulls have completed the transfer of U-19 Denmark National Team forward Mathias Jørgensen from Odense Boldklub using Targeted Allocation Money, and signed him to a multi-year MLS contract.
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Mets icon Edgardo Alfonzo, will return as manager for the 2019 season, his sixth year with the Cyclones organization and third as manager. “Fonzie” will be joined on the bench by hitting coach Delwyn Young, pitching coach Josué Matos and coach Endy Chávez.
Chávez is known for authoring one of the best moments in Mets history when he reached over the left field fence to rob Scott Rolen of a grand slam in the seventh game of the 2006 NLCS. This will be his first season as a coach.
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Trigger: A Frank Marr Novel
By David Swinson
Mulholland; hardcover, $27.00; available Tuesday, February 12
Frankie Marr returns in all his jittery, mordant brilliance, as he has kicked his addiction to cocaine, but he’s drinking more, and he has lost the woman he’s crazy about. The one thing that hasn’t changed is how he moves through the nation’s capital, balancing accounts his way.
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How To Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a time of Transparency
By Akiko Busch
Penguin Press; 224 pages, hardcover; $26.00; available Tuesday, February 12
In an era in which people are on social media constantly sharing pictures and what they’re thinking at any given moment. We are encouraged to reveal, share, and promote ourselves, and that pressure does not just come just from our peers, but from vast and pervasive technology companies that want to profit from patterns in our behavior.
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