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Seton Hall Holds On In Fierce Battle With Butler

(Shavar Reynolds dropping a pass to Darnell Brodie – Photo by Jason Schott)

Seton Hall led throughout their game against Butler on Wednesday night at Prudential Center, and they held off a late surge from the Bulldogs to win 76-75.

Seton Hall, who improved to 12-4 overall and 3-1 in Big East Conference play, was led by Myles Powell’s 31 points on 8-15 from the field, including two three-pointers, with 3 rebounds and an assist.

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Ponds Named National Player Of The Week

St. John’s point guard Shamorie Ponds was awarded with National Player of the Week honors from the Citizen Naismith Trophy and United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

This comes one day after he was named the Big East Player of the Week for the second time this season on Monday for his performances in wins over Georgetown and Marquette.

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St. John’s Earns Spot In AP Top 25; Ponds Big East Player Of The Week

(Shamorie Ponds against Georgetown on Saturday – @StJohnsBball)

Monday was a huge day for the St. John’s Red Storm, as they earned a spot in the  Associated Press Poll, ranked no. 24 in the nation after garnering a total of 221 points, and point guard Shamorie Ponds was named the Big East Player of the Week for the second time this season.

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Ponds Powers St. John’s Past Georgetown

(Shamorie Ponds drives the lane – @StJohnsBball)

St. John’s star point guard Shamorie Ponds put together one of his signature performances on Saturday afternoon against Georgetown, as they prevailed in overtime, 97-94.

Ponds had 37 points on 11-21 from the field, with six three-pointers, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds, the latest big outing from the Big East Preseason Player of the Year.

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Mullin On Start Of Big East Play: “We’re excited to get started on Saturday”

(Chris Mullin – Photo by Jason Schott)

St. John’s is off to a 12-0 start this season, and they face their biggest test on Saturday night when they open Big East Conference play at Seton Hall.

“Our team is ready to go,” St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin said on Thursday. “We’re excited to get started on Saturday.”

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Red Bulls Re-Sign Tim Parker

(Tim Parker – Provided by Red Bulls)

The Red Bulls have signed defender Tim Parker to a multi-year MLS contract using Targeted Allocation Money, the club announced today. Parker, a Long Island native, was an integral part of the Red Bulls’ historic 2018 season.

The center back solidified a backline that allowed 33 goals in 34 regular season games en route to the 2018 Supporters’ Shield with league-record points (71) and wins (22).

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Speeches Of Note

Speeches Of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Orations Deserving of a Wider Audience

Compiled By Shaun Usher

Ten Speed Press – Penguin Random House; hardcover, 384 pages; $40.00; available Tuesday, December 4

In an era in which the ability to communicate is more valuable than ever, this collection of history’s most profound, compelling, and sometimes unknown speeches is more valuable than ever.

Shaun Usher has compiled 75 speeches from electrifying personalities such as Meghan Markle, Justin Trudeau, Frederick Douglass, Yeonmi Park, Tilda  Swinton, Nick Cave, Panti Bliss, Wamsutta Frank B. Jones, Socrates, Barbara Jordan, and Ursula K. LeGuin.

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Barclays Center Classic: Pitt Powers Past Saint Louis

(Pitt (in white) on offense in the first half against Saint Louis – Photo by Jason Schott)

In the Barclays Center Classic on Wednesday afternoon, Pittsburgh powered past Saint Louis, 75-73, to improve to 6-0 on the season under new Head Coach Jeff Capel.

Pitt was led by Xavier Johnson, who had 20 points, including 17 in the second half, on 6-11 from the field, including 1-1 from behind the arc, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists.

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Yankees Roster Moves: November 20 & 21

(Yankee Stadium – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees made three moves on Tuesday and Wednesday, as they acquired an outfielder and pitcher, and promoted one of their own pitchers to the major-league roster.

On Wednesday, the Yankees acquired OF Tim Locastro from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for RHP Drew Finley and cash considerations.

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