St. John’s Leads Legends Classic Field

(Barclays Center – Photo by Jason Schott)

St. John’s, Temple, VCU, and California headline the field for the 2018 Legends Classic, which culminates with the Championship Rounds at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, November 19 and 20.

All four games of the Championship Rounds will be televised on ESPN networks.

St. John’s, Temple, VCU, and California will each host a pair of regional round games on campus in addition to facing off at Barclays Center in the Championship Rounds on Nov. 19-20. The four regional round hosts combine for 102 NCAA Tournament appearances and eight Final Fours.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “This Is Me,” The Inspiring Journey Of Chrissy Metz

This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today

by Chrissy Metz

Dey Street Books, Hardcover, On Sale Today, March 27, $26,99

Chrissy Metz is one of the lead actors of a series that has become a cultural phenomenon since it debuted in the fall of 2016, This Is Us.

The acclaimed program was honored with the coveted spot after the Super Bowl this past February, and has been renewed for two upcoming seasons.

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Turner Unveils B/R Live; Streaming Service Will Include NBA & Champions League

(Turner President David Levy and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver – Photo by Jason Schott)

Turner unveiled their new premium live sports streaming service, Bleacher Report Live, at their headquarters on Tuesday morning.

In what they see as the future of how people consume sports, B/R Live will serve as the central hub for both the discovery and consumption of live sport content. The streaming service will allow fans to find and watch their favorite sports content anywhere, anytime, and on the screen of their choice.

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BWP Named MLS Player of the Week

(Bradley Wright-Phillips with Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch during a recent game – Photo by Jason Schott)

Red Bulls Forward Bradley Wright-Phillips, who was deemed the “most underrated player in league history” by his coach, Jesse Marsch, got some recognition on Tuesday as he was voted the Alcatel MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).

Wright-Phillips earned the honor after scoring two goals in the Red Bulls 3-0 home win over Minnesota United FC on Saturday night. Marsch’s comments came after that incredible performance.

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New Yankee Stadium Dining Options & Social Spots For 2018

(Yankee Stadium on Monday afternoon – All Photos by Jason Schott)

The Yankees unveiled new dining options and social gathering spaces at Yankee Stadium on Monday afternoon ahead of their home opener on Monday, April 2 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

New spots you should check out this season include the Blue Point Bleachers Bar located on the 200 Level in the left field bleachers, and a Rotisserie Chicken & Steak kiosk at section 105, right by the highly popular Judge’s Chambers in right field.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Ray Allen On The Big 3 In Boston And Making His Mark In Miami

From The Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love

By Ray Allen, with Michael Arkush

Dey Street Books, Hardcover, available this Tuesday, March 27

Ray Allen is one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, especially known for draining them from behind the arc, and set the record for most three-pointers made in the process.

Allen, who displayed an incomparable work ethic in his 18-year career, won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and the Miami Heat in 2013.

In a very engaging and revealing work, From The Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love, Allen writes about growing up in a military family. This that taught him about responsibility and respect, and led to the laser focus that made him one of the greatest players in NBA history.

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Marsch’s Moniker For BWP: “The most underrated player in league history”

(Bradley Wright-Phillips saluting the fans when he left Saturday night’s game in the 81st minute – Photo by Jason Schott)

The New York Red Bulls rolled to an impressive 3-0 win over Minnesota United FC on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

Bradley Wright-Phillips led the way with two goals, both showcases of his amazing talent.

The Red Bulls’ first goal came in the 15th minute when Wright-Phillips stepped back from deflecting a shot from Alex Muyl in the box that wound up going into the net to give the Red Bulls the early lead.

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Boston Tie Party: NYCFC Earns Draw With New England

(Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scoring one of his two goals for NYCFC on Saturday afternoon – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club came from behind late to earn a 2-2 draw with the New England Revolution on the road in Foxborough on Saturday afternoon.

NYCFC got both of their goals from their budding star Ismael Tajouri-Shradi to remain unbeaten on the season (3 wins, 1 draw, 10 points).

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NCAA Tournament: Duke Outlasts Syracuse

(Syracuse’s Frank Howard puts up a shot on Friday night against Duke)

The Duke Blue Devils outlasted a spirited effort from the underdog Syracuse Orange, 69-65, on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in Omaha.

Duke was led by Marvin Bagley III, who had 22 points on 8-12 from the field, with seven rebounds and an assist.

Grayson ALlen had 15 points and eight assists, while Gary Trent, Jr. and Wendell Carter, Jr. had 14 points apiece, and Carter had a double double as he also had 12 rebounds.

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Duke vs. Syracuse In Sweet 16: Coach K, Boeheim Speak

(Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski and his players at the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Duke Blue Devils, the second seed in the Midwest regional, will be taking on the Cinderella team of the tournament, the Syracuse Orange, who are the 11th seed and upset Michigan State last Sunday to get here, on Friday night in Omaha.

This unexpected matchup pits two legendary coaches, as Duke’s Coach K, Mike Krzyzewski, will face off against Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim.

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