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Didi To Have Tommy John Surgery; Will Machado Finally Become A Yankee?

(Yankee Stadium on Friday morning – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees season ended on Tuesday night when they lost to the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS. The Yankees won 100 games in the regular season, then beat the Oakland A’s in the one-game Wild Card playoff before losing to Boston in four games.

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone and General Manager Brian Cashman held their farewell press conferences on Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

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NYCFC Signs Callens, Johnson, & Ring To New Long-Term Contracts

(Sean Johnson – @NYCFC)

New York City FC today announced that Alex Callens, Sean Johnson and Alex Ring have all agreed to new long-term contracts with the Club. The trio will remain in New York City for 2019 and beyond after agreeing to terms on multi-year deals.

All three players, key figures in the NYCFC locker room, joined the Club ahead of the 2017 MLS season and have since gone on to make a combined 190 appearances across all competitions.

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St. John’s Red Storm Tip-Off Friday Night

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin will be entering his fourth season at the helm – @StJohnsBball)

St. John’s will hold its annual Red Storm Tip-Off tomorrow night, Friday, October 12, inside Carnesecca Arena.

Tickets are free of charge for St. John’s students and can be picked up at the Carnesecca Arena box office on Friday morning beginning at 9 a.m. Student season ticket holders can skip the line, as tickets will be sent directly to their mobile phones on Friday morning.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Kornacki On “The Red And The Blue” Of American Politics

The Red And The Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism

By Steve Kornacki

Ecco; hardcover, 512 pages; $29.99

The United States is divided more than ever politically, as exhibited by the recent battle over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and the upcoming midterm elections.

Some would say that politics became heated when Donald Trump decided to run for President and wound up beating Hillary Clinton in a brutal campaign in 2016.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Presidents of War” By Beschloss

Presidents of War

By Michael Beschloss

Crown; hardcover, 752 pages; $35.00

Preeminent presidential historian Michael Beschloss is the author of nine books on presidential history, including, most recently, the New York Times bestsellers Presidential Courage and The Conquerors, as well as two volumes on Lyndon Johnson’s White House tapes. He is the NBC News Presidential Historian and a PBS NewsHour contributor and has received an Emmy and six honorary degrees.

Beschloss’ latest epic work, Presidents of War, is a groundbreaking saga of America’s wartime chief executives.

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Red Sox Close Out Yankees, Celebrate At The Stadium A 2nd Time

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The Boston Red Sox held on for a 4-3 win in Game 4 of the American League Division Series to close out the Yankees on Tuesday night.

This was the second time Boston got to celebrate at Yankee Stadium, as they also clinched the American League East title on September 20 with a comeback win.

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ALDS Game 4 Pregame: Yankees Manager Aaron Boone

(Yankees Manager Aaron Boone)

The Yankees suffered the worst playoff loss in their franchise’s history on Monday night, as they lost, 16-1, to Boston in Game 3 of the ALDS.

Trailing 2-1 in the series, the Yankees are sending veteran CC Sabathia to the mound for Game 4 on Tuesday night in the hopes of keeping the series going. Boston is sending 17-game winner Rick Porcello to the mound to try to end the series.

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone addressed the media on Tuesday afternoon ahead of Game 4, and here is what he had to say:

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ALDS Game 3: Red Sox Romp, 16-1, Over Yankees

(Nathan Eovaldi – @RedSox)

The Red Sox rolled to a 16-1 win over the Yankees, in Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.

Boston now leads the series, 2-1, and they can close it out at The Stadium Tuesday night.

This was the largest margin of defeat for the Yankees in a postseason game, 15 runs. It was also the largest defeat by a home team in Major League postseason history.

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ALDS Game 3 Pregame: Yankees Manager Aaron Boone

Game 3 of the ALDS between the Yankees and Red Sox is on Monday night at Yankee Stadium, with the series tied at one game apiece after the teams split over the weekend at Fenway Park.

The Yankees’ starting pitcher will be Luis Severino, who had a nice outing in last Wednesday’s Wild Card Game, and Nathan Eovaldi, who pitched for the Yankees a couple years ago, will be going for the Red Sox.

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Judge’s Chambers Honorees: ALDS Games 3 & 4

(The Judge’s Chambers – Photo by Jason Schott)

During the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees will honor heroes in the Judge’s Chambers.

The Yankees will host families of fallen NYPD officers for Game 3 on Monday night, and American Red Cross volunteers who assisted with relief efforts of Hurricane Florence for Game 4 on Tuesday night.

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