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Villanova Wins Second National Title In 3 Years

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The Villanova Wildcats cruised to their second national championship in three years as they beat the Michigan Wolverines, 79-62, on Monday night in San Antonio.

Villanova was led by Donte DiVincenzo, who had 31 points off the bench on 10-15 from the field, including 5-7 on three-pointers, with five rebounds and three assists.

The turning point of the game was when DiVincenzo came in about seven minutes into the first half and scored eight straight points and helped them turn a 14-8 deficit into a 37-28 lead at halftime.

DiVincenzo was named the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Because We Are Bad” On Living With OCD

Because We Are Bad: OCD and A Girl Lost in Thought

By Lily Bailey

Harper; Hardcover; $26.99; available tomorrow April 3rd

Lily Bailey provides a searingly honest, brave, and beautifully written account of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, one of mental health’s most misinterpreted and misunderstood conditions in her work Because We Are Bad: OCD and A Girl Lost in Thought.

What if your imaginary friend were not what most would think one is, a buddy, but a blight on your childhood?

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Villanova National Title Game Press Conference

(Villanova players practice on Sunday afternoon with Head Coach Jay Wright looking on (right) – @VillanovaMBB)

Villanova is seeking its second national men’s basketball championship in three seasons when they take on Michigan in the title game on Monday night in San Antonio.

Villanova had no trouble beating Kansas on Saturday night to get to this point in search of their third national championship.  In addition to their dramatic buzzer-beating championship in 2016, they also won it all in 1985.

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Michigan National Title Game Press Conference

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Michigan will take on Villanova will face off for the National Men’s Basketball Championship tonight in San Antonio.

Michigan outlasted Loyola-Chicago on Saturday night to reach their first national championship game sine 2013. They lost to Louisville, who had to vacate that win a couple months ago due to recruiting violations.

The Wolverines’ last national title came in 1989, when they beat Seton Hall in Seattle.

MICHIGAN PRESS CONFERENCE with Head Coach John Beilein and players Moe Wagner and Duncan Robinson:

COACH BEILEIN: I got back, obviously with all the media responsibilities after the game I didn’t get to see the first half of Villanova. I’m sure glad I didn’t get to see it. The second half I did get back to my hotel in time to watch it.

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Villanova Back In National Title Game

(Villanova’s Jalen Brunson gets ready to lay one in – @VillanovaMBB)

Villanova is back in the National Championship game after they had no trouble with Kansas, rolling to a 95-79 win on Saturday night.

The Wildcats will take on Michigan as they seek their second national title in three seasons.

Villanova was led by Eric Paschall, who had 24 points on a near-perfect 10-11 from the field, including 4-5 on three-pointers, with three rebounds and three assists.

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NYCFC Stay Unbeaten With Win In San Jose

(Maxi Moralez after he scored a goal on Saturday night – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club overcame an early goal to pull out a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on the road on Saturday night.

The win keeps NYCFC undefeated on the season, with a record of 4-1-0, with 13 points, in first place in the Eastern Conference.

NYCFC won this one without David Villa, who felt discomfort during the warm-ups, so he was pulled from the starting lineup.

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Red Bulls Come Up Short In Orlando

(Orlando City celebrates a goal on Saturday – @OrlandoCitySC)

The Red Bulls lost a heartbreaker to Orlando City SC, 4-3, on the road on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Bulls fell to 2-2-0, 6 points in MLS play this season, while  Orlando City SC earned their first win, and is now 1-2-1 with 4 points on Saturday afternoon.

In the seventh minute, the Red Bulls got on the board when Florian Valot scored his first MLS goal when he headed in a brilliant cross from Kaku to make it 1-0.

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Villanova Final Four Press Conference

(Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright with Jim Nantz of CBS Sports, who will be calling the Final Four on TBS – @VillanovaMBB)

Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright and players Phil Booth, Mikal Bridges, and Jalen Brunson spoke on Friday ahead of their Final Four matchup with Kansas on Saturday night.

Villanova is seeking their second national title in three years.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: How Three Women Won Battle Against Onassis

Small Town, Big Oil: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the Richest Man in the World – And Won

By David W. Moore

Diversion Books

In the fall of 1973, Aristotle Onassis, the Greek oil shipping tycoon and husband of President John F. Kennedy’s widow Jackie, arrived on the New Hampshire Coast to scout out plots of land.

Onassis was on the of the world’s richest and famous men who was convinced his plan would go off without a hitch. He lined up support for the project from New Hampshire Governor Meldrim Thomson and by William Loeb, publisher of the Manchester Union Leader.

Small Town, Big Oil tells the story of how three women, Nancy Sundberg, Dudley Wesbter Dudley, and Phyllis Bennett, fought Onassis’ bid to build an oil refinery in the town of Durham, New Hampshire, and won.

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