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Lampard, Formerly Of NYCFC, Takes Over Derby County In England

(Frank Lampard – from Derby County on Twitter @DCFCofficial)

Frank Lampard, a legend at Chelsea who finished his career with New York City Football Club, has been named the Derby County manager.

Derby County is in the Coca Cola Championship in England, one level below the English Premier League. They finished in sixth place, earning a spot in the playoffs for promotion to the EPL, and they lost to Fulham.

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Mustapha Heron Transfers To St. John’s From Auburn

(@StJohnsBball)

The St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball program has received a commitment from highly-touted transfer Mustapha Heron, who comes to Queens after two seasons at Auburn.

The 2018 Second Team All-SEC selection must complete one full academic year of residency before competing for the Red Storm per NCAA requirements, but he is expected to apply for a hardship waiver in order to gain immediate eligibility.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Goodbye, Sweet Girl” By Sundberg

Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story Of Domestic Violence and Survival

By Kelly Sundberg

Harper, 272 pages, $26.99, available Tuesday, June 5

Kelly Sundberg gives one of the most brave and beautifully written accounts of a marriage gone wrong in her new memoir, Goodbye, Sweet Girl.

Sundberg looks at both the tenderness and the violence of her abusive marriage, while also analyzing why women remain too long in dangerous relationships.

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NYCFC, Led By Ismael Double, Downs Orlando City

(Ismael Tajouri-Shradi celebrates his first-half goal Saturday night – USA Today)

New York City Football Club shutout Orlando City FC, 3-0, on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium.

Ismael Tajouri-Shradi led the way with a pair of goals for NYCFC, who improved to 8-3-3, with 27 points on the season.

With the win, NYCFC is now back in second place in the Eastern Conference, just two points behind Atlanta United FC.

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Revolution Run Past Red Bulls

(Bradley Wright-Phillips of the Red Bulls battling New England’s Luis Caicedo – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls lost to the New England Revolution, 2-1, on Saturday night.

This ends the Red Bulls’ five-game unbeaten streak, and their record drops to 7-1-4, with 22 points. They are now in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, seven points behind Atlanta United FC for first place with two games in hand.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Porochista Khakpour’s Memoir “Sick”

Sick: A Memoir

By Porochista Khakpour

Harper Perennial, paperback, 256 pages, $15.99, available June 5th

Porochista Khakpour’s memoir, Sick, is an honest, beautifully written look into her struggles with late-stage Lyme disease, including suffering through chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery.

For as long as Porochista can remember, she has been sick, and sadly, most of the time, she didn’t know why. All of her visits to the emergency room and the daily anguish, pain, and lethargy only resulted in one question: how could any one person be so sick?

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