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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BrooklynFans Of Books: The Roger Kahn Reader

The Roger Kahn Reader

By Roger Kahn, Edited and with an introduction by Bill Dwyre

University of Nebraska Press; 408 pages; $32.95; available June 1

Roger Kahn, most famous for his classic work The Boys of Summer about the Brooklyn Dodgers, is widely regarded as one of the greatest sportswriters of our time.

An acclaimed sportwriter for more than 60 years, The Roger Kahn Reader is a rich collection of his stories and articles that originally appeared in publications such as Sports Illustrated, theNew York Times, Esquire, and the Nation.

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Priyanka Chopra To Star In “If I Could Tell You One Thing”

(Priyanka Chopra)

If I Could Tell You Just One Thing, featuring Hollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, has been commissioned as a YouTube Original series.

The series from Sundog Pictures, the award-winning premium factual indie, is based on the best-selling book by Richard Reed.

The commission was announced by YouTube’s Chief Business Officer, Robert Kyncl, at YouTube’s annual digital upfront, Brandcast, in New York, recently.

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2019 CBS Sports Classic Will Be In Las Vegas

(T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas – Photo by Jason Schott)

T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will host the 2019 CBS Sports Classic, the annual event that features Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA in a college hoops doubleheader.

The sixth edition of the CBS Sports Classic will be staged Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 with North Carolina facing UCLA and Kentucky taking on Ohio State. Home to the 2016 event, this will be the second time T-Mobile Arena has hosted the CBS Sports Classic.

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