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NYCFC Beats Toronto In Torrent’s Debut

(NYCFC’s Jo Inge Berget connecting on his first goal – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club got two goals from Jo Inge Berget to beat Toronto FC, 2-1, in Domenec Torrent’s debut as Head Coach.

NYCFC improves to 9-4-3, with 31 points, in second place in the Eastern Conference. They are three points behind Atlanta for the top spot in the conference, and two points ahead of the Red Bulls.

NYCFC remained unbeaten at Yankee Stadium this season, as they have seven wins and a draw.

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Red Bulls Provide Fireworks All Night In Rout Of Dallas

(Fireworks greeted the Red Bulls and FC Dallas as they entered the pitch – Photo by Jason Schott)

Saturday night at Red Bull Arena was a summer celebration, which featured fireworks before and after the Red Bulls’ game with FC Dallas, and they provided plenty of fireworks during the game, as they rolled to a 3-0 victory.

The Red Bulls improved to 9-4-2 with 29 points, and move into second place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of NYCFC for the time being. NYCFC hosts Toronto on Sunday night. FC Dallas, firmly in second place in the West, fell to 8-2-5 with 29 points.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Amber Tamblyn’s “Any Man”

Any Man

By Amber Tamblyn

Harper Perennial, 304 pages, $15.99, available this Tuesday June 26

Amber Tamblyn, author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection Dark Sparkler, has now turned to writing her debut novel, Any Man, a groundbreaking work on how we understand trauma.

With the influence of feminist authors like Lidia Yuknavich, Carmen Maria Machado, and Amelia Gray, Tamblyn challenges our understanding of rape culture and the trauma that goes with it, while also searching for hope, with a space for victims to be heard, in the hardest of places.

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Anton Goff Resigns As St. John’s Athletic Director

(Anton Goff before St. John’s played Villanova this past January – Photo by Jason Schott)

St. John’s Director of Athletics Anton Goff announced his resignation on Friday, effective immediately. Goff had held the post since late 2016.

“Due to family reasons it is in my best interest to move on from St. John’s at this time,” said Goff. “I am thankful for the opportunities afforded to me at the University and will treasure all of the relationships I built with our student-athletes, coaches and administrators during my tenure.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: D.L. Hughley On “How Not To Get Shot”

How Not To Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People

By D.L. Hughley and Doug Moe

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, $25.99, available Tuesday, June 26

Race relations have come to the forefront of American consciousness in the last decade, from the elections of Barack Obama and Donald Trump to the tragic events of Ferguson and Charlottesville.

Legendary comedian and activist D.L. Hughley has never shied away from discussing race relations, and in his new book, How Not To Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People, he offers his cutting observations on this contentious issue that continues to traumatize the nation.

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