Category Archives: NYC Sports

BrooklynFans Of Books: An Unvarnished Look At Tiger Woods

(Tiger Woods on the 18th green at The Barclays in 2013 – Photo by Jason Schott)

Tiger Woods

By Jeff Benedict & Armen Keteyian

Simon & Schuster; $30.00; 512 pages

Tiger Woods was on top pf the golf world, if not the entire sports world for 15 years, and ever since his world came crashing down on him, it has been a struggle for him to find who he is as a person and to stay healthy enough to be the player he once was.

Veteran journalists Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian examine Tiger in the first truly comprehensive biography of one of the greatest golfers ever in Tiger Woods.

“Very few individuals are known throughout the world by one word,” Benedict and Keteyian write.

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St. John’s Signs Caraher

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The St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball teamm signed rising sophomore David Caraher, who previously starred at Houston Baptist and was named the 2017-18 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year, on Monday.

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound forward from Chapel Hill, N.C., averaged a team-high 16.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in 2017-18, starting all 29 of his appearances for the Huskies.

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Villa Gets NYCFC A Point in Atlanta

(NYCFC’s David Villa (center) collides with Atlamta’s Ezequiel Barco (8) late in the game Sunday night – USA Today Sports)

David Villa got a goal and an assist to get New York City Football Club a point on the road against Atlanta United FC in a 2-2 draw on Sunday night.

NYCFC remains unbeaten on the season at 5-2-0, in first place in the Eastern Conference, four points ahead of Atlanta, who is 4-1-1-, 13 points.

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Manchester City Wins English Premier League

(Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany celebrates their win at Tottenham on Saturday night – @ManCity)

Manchester City has won the English Premier League Championship for the third time in seven years following what has been a record-breaking season.

City clinched the title with a 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday night which put them 16 points ahead of second place Manchester United, who suffered an embarrassing loss at Old Trafford to West Bromwich Albion, who are in last place in the Premier League and likely to be relegated.

The amazing thing is that Manchester City was able to win at Wembley after suffering a crushing defeat to Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, and getting stung at home by Manchester United last Saturday, April 7, when they coughed up a 2-0 halftime lead and lost 3-2.

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Red Bulls II Run Out Rowdies, Who Have Link To Baseball History

(Red Bulls II and the Tampa Bay Rowdies in action – Photo by Jason Schott)

After the Red Bulls took care of Montreal in MLS action on Saturday afternoon, their USL affiliate, Red Bulls II, took to the Red Bull Arena pitch and rolled by the Tampa Bay Rowdies 5-0.

Red Bulls II is now 3-1-1 with 10 points, while Tampa Bay fell to 3-2-0, with nine points on the season.

NYRB II stayed perfect at Red Bull Arena, improving to 3-0-0 and they have outscored their opponents, 12-3, at home this season.

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Red Bulls Maul Montreal In Return To MLS Action

(The Red Bulls celebrating after an early goal – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls returned to MLS play with a dominant 3-1 win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday afternoon at Red Bull Arena.

This came just days after an emotional loss to Chivas de Guadalajara in the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday night at home, so this was just the performance they needed in their first MLS game in a couple of weeks.

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Prokhorov Completes Sale Of Stake In Nets To Tsai

(Mikhail Prokhorov)

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has completed the sale of a 49% interest in the Brooklyn Nets to Joe Tsai.

Tsai is executive vice chairman and co-founder of Alibaba Group, a global internet company with businesses in e-commerce, cloud computing, and digital entertainment.

Prokhorov, through Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding USA, Inc., will continue to be the controlling owner and the NBA Governor of the team. There will be no changes in the day-to-day management of the team’s business or basketball operations.

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Earlington Signs With St. John’s

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On Thursday afternoon, Marcellus Earlington has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend St. John’s and play basketball for the Red Storm next season.

Earlington, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound incoming freshman, is a two-time all state selection from Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) who helped lead the Ironmen to a pair of NJSIAA Non-Public A championships and consecutive appearances in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title game.

“Marcellus is a versatile player who comes from a winning tradition at Don Bosco Prep,” said St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin. “We believe his athleticism, physicality and strength will translate well at this level. He can thrive in our program because he has a relentless work ethic. Our staff is excited to welcome Marcellus to the St. John’s basketball family.”

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NYCFC Rolls By Real Salt Lake

(NYCFC’s Maxi Moralez scoring on Wednesday night – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club rolled to a 4-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

NYCFC kept their unbeaten streak to start the season, as they improved to 5-1-0, with 16 points, in first place in the Eastern Conference.

It only took them just 12 minutes to get on the board. Ismael Tajouri was in the right place at the right time, as he intercepted a clearing pass from a Real Salt Lake defender at the top of the key, then fired it into the net to make it 1-0 NYCFC. It was his fourth goal of the season.

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Red Bulls Fall To Chivas In CONCACAF Champions League Semis

(Chivas celebrates after the final whistle – Photos by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls and Chivas de Guadalajara played to a scoreless draw on Tuesday night in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Semfinal, and by virtue of their 1-0 win in the first leg last week, Chivas will be moving on to the Final.

Incredibly, Chivas won this one with superb defense, as they did not give an inch. If it looked at times that the Red Bulls had an opening, there were as many as three defenders there to cover.

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