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Red Bull Arena Hosts SheBelieves Cup

(Red Bull Arena – Photo by Jason Schott)

U.S. Soccer will host the third annual SheBelieves Cup from March 1-7 as the USA hosts three of the world top teams in the most elite four-team women’s international tournament of the year.

Red Bull Arena will host a doubleheader on March 4, with the Top-Ranked U.S. Women’s National Team taking on France, and Germany taking on England.

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Villanova Outlasts Spirited St. John’s, Led By Big Night From Ponds

(Villanova setting up their offense – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Villanova Wildcats, the number-one ranked team in the country outlasted St. John’s 78-71 on Saturday night in front of 17,123 at Madison Square Garden.

Villanova has been the top-ranked team in the country for four weeks this season, and they improve to 16-1 overall, 4-1 in Big East play.

For St. John’s, the story is quite different, as they dropped to 0-6 in Big East play (10-8 overall) but played with a lot of pride tonight in their first game since Marcus LoVett was ruled out for the season on Wednesday.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: The Impact Of The Women’s March

Together We Rise: The Women’s March – Behind the Scenes At The Protest Heard Around The World

The Women’s March Organizers and Conde Nast

Dey St. An Imprint Of Harper Collins Publishers

Publication date: January 16, 2018 $30

On January 21, 2017, the Women’s March took place in Washington, D.C. and grew into a worldwide statement against the event that happened the day before, the inauguration of Donald Trump as President.

More than 5 million people participated in marches around the world. Women from 82 countries and on all seven continents rose up in solidarity, hosting their own marches to share a common message: Hear our voice.

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NYCFC Will Host FIFA 18 Tournament

(Chris Holly – via @NYCFC on Twitter)

Soon after the MLS announced the creation of the eMLS, New York City Football Club announced on Friday that they will be hosting a FIFA 18 tournament giving fans a chance to take on NYCFC’s professional eSports player, Chris Holly. The tournament will take place at Upper 90 on Saturday, February 24 at 3:00 p.m.

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NYCFC Signs Cedric Hountondji

New York City Football Club announced the signing of Cedric Hountondji, a 23-year old Benin international defender who will join NYCFC for Preseason 2018, pending receipt of his P1 Visa and ITC.

A former French youth international, Hountondji is a tall, athletic central defender who joins NYCFC as a free agent after his contract with Gazelec Ajaccio came to an end.

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St. John’s Star LoVett To Miss Rest Of Season

(Marcus LoVett earlier this season – @StJohnsBBall)

In a stunner, St. John’s announced on Wednesday night that standout sophomore guard Marcus LoVett will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign

LoVett suffered a left knee injury that he suffered in late November, and has missed the last ten games of the season, which has included an 0-5 start in Big East Conference play.

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Georgetown Outlasts St. John’s In Battle Of Legends

(A meeting of head coaches Chris Mullin of St. John’s and Patrick Ewing of Georgetown – Photo by Jason Schott)

Georgetown outlasted St. John’s 69-66 on Tuesday night in a competitive game that was reminiscent of the battles their two coaches, Chris Mullin of St. John’s and Patrick Ewing of Georgetown, had in their playing days for their alma maters.

For Ewing, it was emotional to get a win at Madison Square Garden after starring here for 15 years for the Knicks.

“It feels good,” said Ewing. “As you know I have had a lot of great memories here. I’ve had ups and downs and a lot of good and bad memories against that guy [Chris Mullin]. It was good to be back and the game was just like the old times, it was a knock down drag up fight. It was one of those ugly games, but I was just happy that we got the win. The guys fought hard, we made some mistakes, but we played hard. Especially the way that we played against Creighton this was a great way to bounce back. They did all the things they needed to do to get the win.”

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Mullin & Ewing Renew Rivalry On The Sidelines

(Chris Mullin and Patrick Ewing at Big East Media Day in October – Photo by Jason Schott)

The St. John’s-Georgetown rivalry in the 1980s was defined by Chris Mullin leading the then-Redman against Patrick Ewing’s Hoyas and taking part in some legendary battles that brought the Big East to prominence.

Mullin, in his third year at St. John’s, and Ewing, in his first at the helm of Georgetown renew their rivalry as coaches of their alma maters on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

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