(NYCFC at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon – Photo by Jason Schott)
New York City Football Club tied Columbus 2-2 on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field in the regular season finale.
The point from the tie was enough for NYCFC (57 points, 16-9-9) to hold onto second place in the eastern conference and earn a first-round bye.
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(The scene Wednesday at Madison Square Garden – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Big East and Big Ten Conferences held their media days at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday and Thursday, and the pay-to-play issue was more apparent than ever.
The elephant in the room was the FBI investigation into the bribery that went on with recruiting between assistant coaches at many schools and the sneaker companies, and resulted in the firing of longtime Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino.
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Unquiet Spirits: Whisky Ghosts Murder, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
By Bonnie MacBird
Harper Collins Publishers
Bonnie MacBird’s latest rollicking Sherlock Holmes adventure Unquiet Spirits revolves around a Scottish whisky dynasty and a series of murders and hauntings in the Highlands.
Unquiet Spirits is set in the winter of 1889, and Holmes and Watson are fresh off the terrifying affair of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Watson finds his friend is the target of a mysterious, tongue-less man bent on murderous revenge.
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(The Big East coaches assembled for their annual Media Day picture, with St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin third from left – Photo by Jason Schott)
Big East Media Day was on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, and the conference released its preseason poll for the occasion and announced its preseason honorees.
The St. John’s men’s basketball team was picked to finish sixth in a preseason poll of the league’s coaches. Two of their young stars, Shamorie Ponds and Marcus LoVett, were named to Preseason All-Big East Second Team.
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(New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray leads the ribbon cutting at the field dedication in Harlem on Tuesday – Photo by Jason Schott)
On Tuesday, New York City Football Club cut the ribbon on a new mini-soccer pitch at P.S. 083 Luis Munoz Rivera / P.S. 182 The Bilingual Bicultural School in Harlem, the first ten new mini-soccer pitches across the City.
First Lady Chirlane McCray, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships Gabrielle Fialkoff, and Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, were joined today by New York City Football Club (NYCFC) President Jon Patricof, NYCFC Head Coach Patrick Vieira, NYCFC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna and NYCFC players David Villa, Jack Harrison and Sean Johnson, community leaders, agency partners and philanthropic sponsors were on hand for the event.
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(Patrick Vieira on Tuesday at a soccer field dedication in East Harlem – Photo by Jason Schott)
New York City Football Club will be entering the regular season finale Sunday afternoon against the Columbus Crew looking to hold on to second place in the Eastern Conference.
NYCFC has a record of 16-8-9, 56 points, just one point ahead of the Chicago Fire, who have 55 points and record of 16-7-10.
For NYCFC Head Coach Patrick Vieira, the objective going into this game is clear, “We want to finish as high as we can and that is second and we are going to try to do it.
Continue reading Vieira, NYCFC Look Forward To Making Citi Field Feel Like Home
(Jesse Marsch – Photo by Jason Schott)
Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch spoke after their game on Sunday about the United States Men’s National Soccer Team failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Marsch was on the United States coaching staff under Head Coach Bob Bradley in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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Record producer and social media sensation DJ Khaled has been named as the first-ever Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) artist ambassador.
As BSE’s artist ambassador, Khaled will bring his social media prowess to BSE’s accounts, including hosting takeovers on the company’s various Snapchat pages.
DJ Khaled will appear at a variety of events at Barclays Center and NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
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(Fireworks greeted the Red Bulls and Atlanta as they entered the field – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Red Bulls and Atlanta United played to a scoreless draw on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena in a possible playoff preview.
Both teams have clinched a playoff spot, and the Red Bulls are in sixth with a record of 13-8-12, with 47 points. Atlanta entered the day in third place, but Chicago passed them with a win in Philadelphia. Atlanta, in their first year in MLS, has 54 points with a record of 15-9-9. Chicago has 55 points with a record of 16-7-10.
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(Marcus LoVett gets the royal treatment – Provided by St. John’s)
St. John’s held their 10th annual Red Storm Tip-Off on Friday night to inaugurate the new season for their men’s and women’s basketball teams.
For the first time, Tip-Off began with an alumni game, welcoming some of the most recognizable names in St. John’s hoops history home for a lighthearted scrimmage.
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