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Nantz on Nova Buzzer-Bearer, Musburger, & Tiger

(Jim Nantz – Photo by Jason Schott)

Jim Nantz will be the lead announcer for CBS and Turner Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Tournament, and will be working with Bill Raftery and Grant Hill.

I caught up with Nantz recently, and we discussed Villanova’s buzzer-beater to win the championship last year, the retirement of his former CBS colleague Brent Musburger, the Super Bowl, and the future of golfer Tiger Woods.

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NYCFC Led By Newcomers And Villa To Home Opener Win

(Rodney Wallace, Maxi Moralez, and David Villa – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club had a big day in their home opener, led by a star, David Villa, who has been here from Day One of the franchise, and newcomers Maxi Moralez, Rodney Wallace, and Sean Johnson.

NYCFC beat DC United 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

It didn’t take long for NYCFC to get on the board, as Rodney Wallace tipped in a rebound off the post of a rocket from Jack Harrison to give them the lead in the eighth minute.

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Red Bulls Owning It

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Just as they did in the season opener in Atlanta last Sunday, the Red Bulls won their home opener on Saturday afternoon because of an own goal.

The Red Bulls earned a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on an own goal credited to Colorado’s Eric Miller just before halftime.

Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles earned a shutout while setting a new league record for consecutive games played with his 142nd MLS appearance. The record was held by Chris Klein.

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Mets Team Up With Marvel Entertainment

(Citi Field – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Mets have teamed up with Marvel Entertainment  for Noah Syndergaard-Thor Bobblehead Day. Saturday, July 22 when the Mets host the Oakland A’s 7:10 p.m..

The first 15,000 Mets fans in attendance will get this one-of-a-kind collectible courtesy of Delta Air Lines. The Jackie Robinson Rotunda Gates will open at 5:10 p.m.

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Villanova Wins Big East Championship

(Tip off between Villanova and Creighton on Saturday evening – Photo by Jason Schott)

Villanova won the Big East Championship on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden with a dominant win over Creighton, 74-60.

This is Villanova’s second Big East Championship in three seasons. Seton Hall beat them in the Final a year ago, and in this year’s Tourmanent, Villanova edged out the Pirates by two points, 55-53, on Friday night.

This game started off as a defensive battle, just as Creighton wanted it, and it was tied at 11 halfway through the first half.

Villanova then started to open it up, and they had a 22-15 lead on a three-pointer by Josh Hart at the 7:23 mark. Creighton responded and pulled to within 22-20 a couple minutes later.

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Seton Hall Wins To Set Up Rematch With Villanova

(Seton Hall sets up a play – Photo by Jason Schott) 

The Seton Hall Pirates beat the Marquette Golden Eagles 82-76 on Thursday afternoon in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals to set up a rematch of last year’s championship game.

Seton Hall will take on Villanova in the Big East Tournament semifinals on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Seton Hall beat Villanova in the title game a year ago, but Villanova went on to win the National Championship.

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Villanova Vaults Past Weary St. John’s

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The Villanova Wildcats blew out the St. John’s Red Storm, 108-67, in their Thursday afternoon quarterfinal matchup of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden.

St. John’s looked like a team that had played a brutal one-point win over Georgetown on Wednesday night just 14 hours before the noon tip on Thursday.

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St. John’s Outlasts Georgetown In Classic; Villanova Next

(A fight broke out after a flagrant foul by St. John’s Amar Alibegovic at the 8:35 mark of the second half – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Big East Tournament started on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden with a legacy matchup between St. John’s and Georgetown, and they added another monumental chapter to their history.

In a gritty battle worthy of this rivalry, it was St. John’s who came out on top, 74-73.

St. John’s moves on to play the top seed in this tournament and the defending National Champion Villanova, at noon on Thursday.

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To Honor 35 Years At MSG, Big East Honored 35 New Yorkers

(The National Anthem being played before the opening game of the Big East Tournament between St. John’s and Georgetown – Photo by Jason Schott)

To celebrate 35 consecutive years of holding its Men’s Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden, the Big East Conference honored members of the New York City community who have served its residents and visitors over the past 35 years, along with members of the Big East community who have contributed to all 35 BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournaments.

The honorees included former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, St. John’s and Mets legend John Franco, and former Rangers star and Staten Island native Nick Fotiu.

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Villanova’s Hart Named Big East Player Of The Year

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At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at The Garden ahead of the start of the Big East Tournament, Villanova guard Josh Hart has been selected Big East Player of the Year, Creighton freshman center Justin Patton has been named Big East Freshman of the Year, and Butler head coach Chris Holtmann was tabbed Big East Coach of the Year. The winners were selected by a vote of the league’s head coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own players.

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