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Red Bulls Re-Sign Tim Parker

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The Red Bulls have signed defender Tim Parker to a multi-year MLS contract using Targeted Allocation Money, the club announced today. Parker, a Long Island native, was an integral part of the Red Bulls’ historic 2018 season.

The center back solidified a backline that allowed 33 goals in 34 regular season games en route to the 2018 Supporters’ Shield with league-record points (71) and wins (22).

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Big East Tournament Will Continue To Be Held At MSG

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The Big East Conference and The Madison Square Garden Company announced an extension through 2028 of their agreement to hold the Big East Tournament at The Garden.

The agreement also ensures that the Tournament will be staged on its traditional dates at the close of college basketball’s regular season.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Avocaderia’s Must-Have Recipes

Avocaderia: Avocado Recipes for a Healthier, Happier Life

By Alessandro Biggi, Francesco Brachetti, and Alberto Gramigni

Houghon Mifflin Harcourt; hardcover, 224 pages; $19.99; available Tuesday, December 4

The popular Brooklyn cafe Avocaderia became an overnight sensation when its doors opened in 2017, and they recently wowed the team of investors on ABC’s Shark Tank.

Alessandro Biggi, Francesco Brachetti, and Alberto Gramigni created the world’s first avocado bar, and it delivered just what people wanted, simple, nutrient-rich dishes full of flavor that also are Instagrammable.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Speeches Of Note

Speeches Of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Orations Deserving of a Wider Audience

Compiled By Shaun Usher

Ten Speed Press – Penguin Random House; hardcover, 384 pages; $40.00; available Tuesday, December 4

In an era in which the ability to communicate is more valuable than ever, this collection of history’s most profound, compelling, and sometimes unknown speeches is more valuable than ever.

Shaun Usher has compiled 75 speeches from electrifying personalities such as Meghan Markle, Justin Trudeau, Frederick Douglass, Yeonmi Park, Tilda  Swinton, Nick Cave, Panti Bliss, Wamsutta Frank B. Jones, Socrates, Barbara Jordan, and Ursula K. LeGuin.

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National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner Tuesday Dec. 3

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame’s renowned 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner will take place Tuesday, December 4 at the New York Hilton Midtown. ESPN3 will stream the Annual Awards Dinner live at 8:30 p.m. ET.

A star-studded College Football Hall of Fame Class, which includes Calvin Johnson, Kerry Collins, and Charles Woodson, will headline the event.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Sherlock Holmes Canon-Inspired Stories

For The Sake Of The Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon

Edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger

Pegasus Crime; hardcover, 272 pages; $25.95; available Tuesday, December 4

This is the latest volume in the award-winning series from New York Times bestselling editors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger, which offers tales of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and friends in a variety of eras and forms.

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