Category Archives: NYC Sports

Seton Hall Smothers Georgetown

(Michael Nzei about to take a free throw with his teammates looking on – Photo by Jason Schott)

Seton Hall had one of their best performances of the season, as they thoroughly dominated Georgetown, 90-75, on Wednesday night at Prudential Center.

The win puts the Pirates in a tie for third place in the Big East with St. John’s, with both teams holding 6-6 conference records. Georgetown fell to 5-7 in the Big East and they are in a three-way tie for fifth with DePaul and Butler.

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Boone: Sanchez Has “A real hunger to go out and show the world what a good player he is”

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One focus for the Yankees as they enter spring training will be on the growth of one of their prized young players, catcher Gary Sanchez.

Sanchez burst on the scene in 2016, had a strong year at the plate the following season, but had a tough 2018 in which he played only 89 games due to injury and saw his average dip to .189, with 18 home runs and 53 RBI.

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Boone: “Yankees Have To “Go deliver on what we believe is a really good club”

(Photo by Jason Schott)

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon as spring training in Tampa commenced with the arrival of pitchers and catchers.

Boone enters his second season at the helm after winning 100 games last season as a rookie manager. The Yankees beat Oakland in the Wild Card Playoff game before falling to Boston in the Division Series.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Secretary” By Renee Knight

The Secretary

By Renee Knight

Harper; 368 pages, hardcover; $26.99; available Tuesday, February 12

Renée Knight’s 2015 debut Disclaimer made her an international phenom across the thriller and suspense genre, and rights to the book were sold in 31 countries and it was optioned for film by Fox Searchlight.

Knight’s new novel, The Secretary, is a chilling psychological tale of power, devotion and betrayal.

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St. John’s Stunned By Providence; Seton Hall Survives Creighton

(The tip-off of Seton Hall and Creighton – Photo by Jason Schott)

Saturday was a pivotal day for the Big East locals, as St. John’s was dominated down the stretch in a 70-86 loss to Providence at Madison Square Garden in the afternoon, while Seton Hall survived a late late charge from Creighton to pull out a 63-58 victory at the Prudential Center.

The results leave both teams with 5-6 records in Big East Conference play, two of five teams tied for third place, along with Georgetown, DePaul, and Butler. Villanova (10-1) and Marquette (9-2) are secured in the top two spots.

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NYCFC Names Alex Ring Its New Captain

(Alex Ring in the Captain’s armband – Courtesy NYCFC)

New York City Football Club has named midfielder Alex Ring its new Captain with the departure of David Villa, who had the captaincy since the team’s inception since 2015.

The midfielder from Finland has worn the armband on various occasions over the past two seasons and will take the captaincy on a permanent basis moving forward for NYCFC.

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A Look At New Mets Analytics Guru Russell Carleton’s Book “The Shift”

(Aaron Judge of the Yankees at the plate with the shift employed by the Miami Marlins against him on April 17th – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Mets have hired Russell Carleton, a longtime Baseball Prospectus writer, and Andrew Perpetua, a researcher, to work in their analytics department.

Carleton recently wrote a book, The Shift, on how baseball strategy has changed, giving a look into his mind and what he will bring to the Mets as they expand their analytics research. Below is my review from last April:

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