Chivas Gains 1-0 Edge On Red Bulls In Champions League Semis

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The Red Bulls lost to Club Deportivo Guadalajara, 1-0, in the first leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Semifinals on Wednesday night at Estadio Akron.

Leg Two will be on Tuesday, April 10 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET with coverage on Univision Deportes, go90.com and Red Bulls Radio in English on TuneIN.

Chivas got the winning goal in the 26th minute when Isaac Brizuela scored on a feed from Rodolfo Pizarro.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Louisiana Lightning On Leading Yankees to ’77 & ’78 Titles

Gator: My Life in Pinstripes

By Ron Guidry, with Andrew Beaton

Crown Archetype, available now, $26.00

Ron Guidry, one of the greatest pitchers in Yankees history, was the ace of their championship teams in 1977 and 1978.

Guidry, known as Louisiana Lighting as well as another nickname, which is the title of his new memoir, Gator: My Life in Pinstripes.

1978 was when Guidry rose to prominence when he went 25-3 with an impressive 1.74 ERA, or earned run average. To show how amazing those numbers are, 15 wins and a 4.00 ERA is considered excellent in this era.

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Red Bulls’ Duncan Out With Torn ACL

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Red Bulls announced that defender Kyle Duncan suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his right knee during their match against Orlando City SC.

Duncan will have surgery to repair the tear in the coming weeks.

A timetable for his return will be established after surgery.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Lee Goldberg’s Reality In “True Fiction”

True Fiction

By Lee Goldberg

Thomas & Mercer

Lee Goldberg, who is a successful TV writer/producer on shows like Diagnosis Murder and Monk, is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books.

Goldberg is known for his witty wordplay, twisty plots, and captivating characters.

In his latest work, True Fiction, Goldberg turns the lens back on himself and his colleagues in a fast-moving adventure where the line between fact and fiction is blurred.

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Villanova Wins Second National Title In 3 Years

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The Villanova Wildcats cruised to their second national championship in three years as they beat the Michigan Wolverines, 79-62, on Monday night in San Antonio.

Villanova was led by Donte DiVincenzo, who had 31 points off the bench on 10-15 from the field, including 5-7 on three-pointers, with five rebounds and three assists.

The turning point of the game was when DiVincenzo came in about seven minutes into the first half and scored eight straight points and helped them turn a 14-8 deficit into a 37-28 lead at halftime.

DiVincenzo was named the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Because We Are Bad” On Living With OCD

Because We Are Bad: OCD and A Girl Lost in Thought

By Lily Bailey

Harper; Hardcover; $26.99; available tomorrow April 3rd

Lily Bailey provides a searingly honest, brave, and beautifully written account of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, one of mental health’s most misinterpreted and misunderstood conditions in her work Because We Are Bad: OCD and A Girl Lost in Thought.

What if your imaginary friend were not what most would think one is, a buddy, but a blight on your childhood?

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Villanova National Title Game Press Conference

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Villanova is seeking its second national men’s basketball championship in three seasons when they take on Michigan in the title game on Monday night in San Antonio.

Villanova had no trouble beating Kansas on Saturday night to get to this point in search of their third national championship.  In addition to their dramatic buzzer-beating championship in 2016, they also won it all in 1985.

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Michigan National Title Game Press Conference

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Michigan will take on Villanova will face off for the National Men’s Basketball Championship tonight in San Antonio.

Michigan outlasted Loyola-Chicago on Saturday night to reach their first national championship game sine 2013. They lost to Louisville, who had to vacate that win a couple months ago due to recruiting violations.

The Wolverines’ last national title came in 1989, when they beat Seton Hall in Seattle.

MICHIGAN PRESS CONFERENCE with Head Coach John Beilein and players Moe Wagner and Duncan Robinson:

COACH BEILEIN: I got back, obviously with all the media responsibilities after the game I didn’t get to see the first half of Villanova. I’m sure glad I didn’t get to see it. The second half I did get back to my hotel in time to watch it.

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Villanova Back In National Title Game

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Villanova is back in the National Championship game after they had no trouble with Kansas, rolling to a 95-79 win on Saturday night.

The Wildcats will take on Michigan as they seek their second national title in three seasons.

Villanova was led by Eric Paschall, who had 24 points on a near-perfect 10-11 from the field, including 4-5 on three-pointers, with three rebounds and three assists.

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