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Marsch’s Moniker For BWP: “The most underrated player in league history”

(Bradley Wright-Phillips saluting the fans when he left Saturday night’s game in the 81st minute – Photo by Jason Schott)

The New York Red Bulls rolled to an impressive 3-0 win over Minnesota United FC on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

Bradley Wright-Phillips led the way with two goals, both showcases of his amazing talent.

The Red Bulls’ first goal came in the 15th minute when Wright-Phillips stepped back from deflecting a shot from Alex Muyl in the box that wound up going into the net to give the Red Bulls the early lead.

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Boston Tie Party: NYCFC Earns Draw With New England

(Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scoring one of his two goals for NYCFC on Saturday afternoon – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club came from behind late to earn a 2-2 draw with the New England Revolution on the road in Foxborough on Saturday afternoon.

NYCFC got both of their goals from their budding star Ismael Tajouri-Shradi to remain unbeaten on the season (3 wins, 1 draw, 10 points).

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NCAA Tournament: Duke Outlasts Syracuse

(Syracuse’s Frank Howard puts up a shot on Friday night against Duke)

The Duke Blue Devils outlasted a spirited effort from the underdog Syracuse Orange, 69-65, on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in Omaha.

Duke was led by Marvin Bagley III, who had 22 points on 8-12 from the field, with seven rebounds and an assist.

Grayson ALlen had 15 points and eight assists, while Gary Trent, Jr. and Wendell Carter, Jr. had 14 points apiece, and Carter had a double double as he also had 12 rebounds.

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Duke vs. Syracuse In Sweet 16: Coach K, Boeheim Speak

(Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski and his players at the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Duke Blue Devils, the second seed in the Midwest regional, will be taking on the Cinderella team of the tournament, the Syracuse Orange, who are the 11th seed and upset Michigan State last Sunday to get here, on Friday night in Omaha.

This unexpected matchup pits two legendary coaches, as Duke’s Coach K, Mike Krzyzewski, will face off against Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim.

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Yankees Give Fans More OF A Chance To See BP

(Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees have announced that Yankee Stadium will open Gates 6 and 8, as well as the Suite Entrance, 3 hours prior to the scheduled start of every Friday night game, as well as all Saturday games scheduled to start at 4:05 p.m. or 7:15 p.m.

Prior to these games, the entire Field Level, Great Hall, Bleachers (including Pepsi Lounge), Legends Suites and Club, Champions Suites and Clubs, and Ford Field MVP Club will be accessible. All other Gates and the rest of the Stadium will open 1 ½ hours prior to first pitch.

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Red Bulls Game On April 7 Postponed Due To Champions League

(Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch after a Champions League win – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls home match on April 7 against the Houston Dynamo has been rescheduled due to the Red Bulls historic advancement to the semifinals of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, Major League Soccer announced on Thursday afternoon.

The Red Bulls and Dynamo will square off at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday, August 29 at 8 p.m. ET, with coverage on MSG Networks and Red Bulls Radio.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Yankees Bound For Glory With “The Baby Bombers”

The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty

By Bryan Hoch

Diversion Books

The New York Yankees dynasty in the 1990s, which saw them win four World Series championships, revolved around homegrown players Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Mariano Rivera.

The last championship for The Core Four, as they came to be known, came in 2009, and the feeling of that era lasted until Jeter retired at the end of the 2014 season.

In The Baby Bombers, Bryan Hoch, who has covered the Yankees as a beat writer since 2007, chronicles how the team rebuilt over the past few years, and came within one win of reaching the World Series last season.

With Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, and Greg Bird, the Yankees have a homegrown core of talent again.

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NYCFC Signs Scally, 15, as second-ever Homegrown Player

(Joe Scally with NYCFC Head Coach Patrick Vieira – @NYCFC)

New York City Football Club announced that Joe Scally has signed his first professional contract with the Club. The 15-year old becomes their second-ever Homegrown Player, following James Sands in graduating from NYCFC Academy to the first-team.

Scally, who joined the first-team on their preseason training camps in Jacksonville, LA and Mexico, will finish out the remainder of the school year before commencing full-time training with the seniors in the summer.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Secret Empires” In Politics

Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends

By Peter Schweizer

Harper, Published Today

Peter Schweizer, the president of the Government Accountability Institute, leads a team that is committed to exposing crony capitalism, misuse of taxpayer money, and other government corruption and malfeasance.

Schweizer has become an authority on the subject of money in politics with his bestsellers Clinton Cash, Throw Them All Out, Do As I Say (Not As I Do), Extortion, and Architects of Ruin.

In his new book Secret Empires, Schweizer, with his team of investigative researchers and journalists, exposes vast corruption by top Washington figures who leverage their political power to enrich their family members and friends, often by helping grease deals with foreign entities.

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Red Bulls Fall To Real Salt Lake

(Carlos Rivas getting off a shot on Saturday night – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls suffered a tough 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium in a game played in the snow.

The game was essentially decided just three minutes in when Real Salt Lake was awarded a penalty-kick opportunity, and Albert Rusnak converted for the eventual game winner.

This was the Red Bulls’ first loss of the 2018 season across all competitions, and they are now 1-1-0 in MLS play.

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