On Thursday afternoon, Marcellus Earlington has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend St. John’s and play basketball for the Red Storm next season.
Earlington, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound incoming freshman, is a two-time all state selection from Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) who helped lead the Ironmen to a pair of NJSIAA Non-Public A championships and consecutive appearances in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title game.
“Marcellus is a versatile player who comes from a winning tradition at Don Bosco Prep,” said St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin. “We believe his athleticism, physicality and strength will translate well at this level. He can thrive in our program because he has a relentless work ethic. Our staff is excited to welcome Marcellus to the St. John’s basketball family.”
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Olivia Twist: A Dark Past, A Glittering Future, And The World Between Them
By Lorie Langdon
Blink/HarperCollins; hardcover; $18.99
Lorie Langdon has won critical acclaim and created a legion of fans for her skill at telling compelling stories that come from her passion for the theatre, music, and classic literature.
Langdon, known for being the co-author of the popular Doon series, books for young adults inspired by the musical Brigadoon, has now created Olivia Twist, a gender-swapping reimagining of the Charles Dickens classic Oliver Twist.
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(NYCFC’s Maxi Moralez scoring on Wednesday night – USA Today Sports)
New York City Football Club rolled to a 4-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.
NYCFC kept their unbeaten streak to start the season, as they improved to 5-1-0, with 16 points, in first place in the Eastern Conference.
It only took them just 12 minutes to get on the board. Ismael Tajouri was in the right place at the right time, as he intercepted a clearing pass from a Real Salt Lake defender at the top of the key, then fired it into the net to make it 1-0 NYCFC. It was his fourth goal of the season.
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(Chivas celebrates after the final whistle – Photos by Jason Schott)
The Red Bulls and Chivas de Guadalajara played to a scoreless draw on Tuesday night in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Semfinal, and by virtue of their 1-0 win in the first leg last week, Chivas will be moving on to the Final.
Incredibly, Chivas won this one with superb defense, as they did not give an inch. If it looked at times that the Red Bulls had an opening, there were as many as three defenders there to cover.
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Why Baseball Matters
By Susan Jacoby
Yale University Press
There is a lot of concern about how baseball will change in this era where people’s attention spans are shorter than ever and games that can routinely go on for as long as four hours seemingly feel longer than ever.
How baseball will “reinvent” itself to move from the slow pace of a bygone time that characterized the games of the 20th century is the overriding debate around the game.
Susan Jacoby, in her new book Why Baseball Matters, explores how baseball has reinvented itself all along in ways people didn’t realize because they were so natural.
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Tariq Owens announced on Monday afternoon that he is leaving the St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball program to pursue a graduate transfer opportunity.
The 6-foot-11 redshirt junior from Odenton, Md. is on track to receive his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s this summer.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to represent St. John’s during my three years with the program,” said Owens.
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Francis I: The Maker Of Modern France
By Leonie Frieda
Harper, available April 10th, $29.99
Leonie Frieda has applied her customarily rigorous scholarship, fresh insights and narrative power in her new work, Francis I: The Maker Of Modern France.
This is a companion to her internationally bestselling Catherine de Medici, who was Francis I’ s daughter-in-law.
Francis I was integral to to bringing the Renaissance to France, with his patronage of both Italian masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, and home-grown artists, writers, and scientists as well.
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(Steve Garvey with Matt Gibson, Legends Hospitality Senior Executive Chef on Friday night – All Photos by Jason Schott)
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey was at Yankee Stadium on Friday night to introduce King’s Hawaiian to the Bronx.
Fans visiting Yankee Stadium this season will find the King’s Hawaiian Grill locations in Sections 115 and 334.
This is the latest exciting feature to debut at Yankee Stadium the past couple of seasons to enhance the fan experience.
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Jair Pereira of Club Deportivo Guadalajara will be suspended for the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals against the Red Bulls for choking Tyler Adams during the first leg on Wednesday night.
This was part of the decisions of the Concacaf Disciplinary Committee on Friday in cases involving Club America (MEX), Toronto FC (CAN), and player Jair Pereira of Club Deportivo Guadalajara (MEX).
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Leading young adult novelists Dhonielle Clayton, Alexandra Monir & Rebecca Ross will team up at Books of Wonder for a special panel discussion and book signing on Wednesday, April 11th at 6pm.
Clayton, Monir, and Ross have written three of the most buzzed-about young adult novels of spring 2018.
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