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BrooklynFans Of Books: The Man Who Made The Movies

The Man Who Made The Movies: The Meteoric Rise And Tragic Fall Of William Fox

By Vanda Krefft

Harper Collins, on sale November 28th, $40.00

The FOX movie studio and its offspring, the FOX television network and its sports and news coverage, can trace its origins back to the early 1900s and its founder, William Fox.

Fox was a fascinating, flawed, and brilliant man who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire.

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Red Bulls 2017 Season Awards

(Bradley Wright-Phillips after scoring a goal this season – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls announced their 2017 team awards, led by Bradley Wright-Phillips being named the team’s MVP.

Aaron Long was honored as the Defender of the Year honors, Michael Amir Murillo received Newcomer of the Year, and Luis Robles was redognized for his charity work with the Humanitarian of the Year award.

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Providence Routs Saint Louis To Win 2K Classic

(Providence taking on Saint Louis – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Providence Friars rolled to a 90-63 victory over the Saint Louis Billikens to win the 2K Classic on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

They beat Washington on Thursday night, 77-70, in the semifinal to reach the championship game.

Providence was led by Rodney Bullock, who had 15 points on 4-6 from the field, including two threes, with three rebounds and three assists.

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St. John’s Crushes Central Connecticut

(Chris Mullin imparting wisdom to Justin Simon – Photo by Jason Schott)

St. John’s improved to 2-0 on Tuesday night with a dominant 80-55 win over Central Connecticut State at Carnesecca Arena.

Shamorie Ponds led the Red Storm with 21 points, including 5-11 from the field, 1-5 on three-pointers, and 10-12 from the free-throw line, with nine rebounds and four assists.

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LoVett Named to First Big East Weekly Honor Roll of Season

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Marcus LoVett has been named to the season’s first Big East Weekly Honor Roll after leading the Red Storm to victory in its season opener on Friday night, 77-61 over New Orleans at Carnesecca Arena,

The redshirt sophomore kicked off the campaign with a bang, as he scored a game-high 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including a 5-for-10 effort from beyond the arc.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Belichick And Brady

Belichick And Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football – Championship Edition

By Michael Holley

Hachette Books

The New England Patriots have become the gold standard in terms of how a sports organization should operate, and they have the hardware to prove it.

Their head coach, Bill Belichick, and quarterback, Tom Brady, have combined to win five Super Bowls, the record for a coach-quarterback duo.

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Marsch: “There’s something really special happening here”

(Red Bulls Head Coach and Sporting Director Denis Hamlett on Wednesday morning at Red Bull Arena – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls had a largely successful season, reaching the U.S. Open Cup Final, CONCACAF Champions League semifinals, and reached the MLS playoffs for the eighth straight season.

The fact it didn’t end with any hardware would seem disappointing, especially since the MetroStars/Red Bulls franchise has never won a trophy. The only banners that hang at Red Bull Arena are for two Supporters Shields, earned for having the best regular season record.

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Red Storm Rolls Past New Orleans In Season Opener

(Justin Simon shooting a free throw with support from the St. John’s fans – Photo by Jason Schott)

St. John’s opened the new season in style on Friday night, with a dominant 77-61 win over New Orleans at Carnesecca Arena.

Sophomore guard Marcus LoVett picked up right where he left off, as he poured in 23 points on 7-14 from the field, including five three-pointers. He also had four steals and three assists.

His fellow sophomore stand-out, guard Shamorie Ponds, had a nice night, with 12 points (5-15 FG, 2-9 on threes), seven rebounds and six assists.

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