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NYCFC Completes Coaching Staff

(NYCFC Head Coach Domenec Torrent after his first win with the club on June 24 – @NYCFC)

New York City Football Club have completed their new coaching staff with four additions to the Club’s Sporting Department.

The additions to Head Coach Doménec Torrent’s staff include Assistant Coaches Albert Puig and Jordi Gris;  Director of Performance Francesc Cos and Head of Performance Ismael Caenforte.

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Red Bulls Promote Armas To Head Coach After Marsch Departs

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The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to Head Coach, effective immediately, as Jesse Marsch has left the organization to pursue other opportunities.

“We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. “Jesse played a large role in establishing our club identity, but the culture here is the result of the dedication and hard work of many. We are confident in Chris Armas. We know Chris and the coaching staff will have our team ready to compete each week, and they will continue to find ways to improve and work towards our ultimate goal of winning MLS Cup.”

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2 Years After Trade, Torres Terrific For Yankees, Just Don’t Forget What Cubs Got

(A familiar sight at Yankee Stadium: Gleyber Torres rounding the bases on a home run – @Yankees)

Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres is putting together a Rookie of the Year campaign in 2018, proving to be the future star the Yankees thought he would be when they acquired him from the Cubs two years ago in the Aroldis Chapman trade.

When Torres joined the Yankees organization, he instantly became one of their top five prospects, and was their number-one prospect before being called up in April.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “We Are The Clash”

We Are The Clash: Reagan, Thatcher, And The Last Stand Of A Band That Mattered

By Mark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki

Akashic Books, Brooklyn NY, available today, July 3, 400 pages, $18.95

The revolutionary rock band The Clash was a paradox of revolutionary conviction, musical ambition, and commercial drive.

We Are The Clash, by Mark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki, is a gripping tale of the band’s struggle to reinvent itself as George Orwell’s 1984 loomed. This bold campaign crashed headlong into a wall of internal contradictions and rising right-wing power.

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Loaisiga Has Met Yankees’ Expectations

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Yankees starting pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga, the 23-year old rookie from Nicaragua, has impressed since he arrived on June 15, immediately drawing comparisons to Mariano Rivera.

That night, he dominated against the Tampa Bay Rays, as he threw five shutout innings, scattering just three hits and four walks, while striking out six, to earn the win.

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Yankees 3B Miguel Andujar Named June AL Rookie of the Month

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Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar has been named the American League Rookie of the Month for June.

Andujar posted a slash line of .264/.302/.560 in June, with seven home runs, 20 RBI, 10 runs scored, 24 hits, and six doubles in 25 games played to claim the first monthly honor of his career.

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