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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

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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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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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Ponds Will Return For Junior Season At St. John’s

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Shamorie Ponds has announced that he will return to St. John’s for his junior season in 2018-19 after previously declaring for the NBA Draft and working out for teams over the past month.

Ponds is coming off a breakthrough season, in which he was the leading scorer in the Big East last year at 21.6 points per game and was a First Team All-Big East selection in 2017-18.

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Red Bulls Unveil Soccer Programs In Newark Public Schools

(Provided by Red Bulls)

The Red Bulls, Newark Public Schools, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation unveiled a new initiative yesterday aimed at dramatically increasing access to safe places to play and evidence-based soccer programs at Newark Public Schools.

Over the next five years, the partners will build 20 mini-soccer courts, called mini-pitches, and engage more than 2,500 Newark students in Soccer for Success, the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s after-school soccer program that delivers positive health and youth development outcomes.

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Young Yankee Phenoms Paced By Veteran Gardner

(Brett Gardner during batting practice earlier in the season – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees have surged to the top of the standings thanks in part to the performance of phenoms like Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar.

Their success this season also depends on their longest-tenured player,  lead-off hitter Brett Gardner.

On Tuesday night against Houston, Gardner went 4-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI.

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