NYCFC Clinches Second In East & First-Round Bye In MLS Playoffs

(David Villa fires it by Columbus defender Michael Parkhurst – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club clinched second place in the Eastern Conference and a first-round bye in the playoffs with a 4-1 win over Columbus Crew SC on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

NYCFC finishes the regular season with a record of 15-9-10 with 54 points. They edged out Toronto FC by one point for second and finished three points behind the Red Bulls for the top spot in the East.

This is the first time NYCFC has made the playoffs, in their second year in existence. This season is a 17-point improvement over last season.

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Red Bulls Clinch East Crown & BWP Wins Golden Boot

(Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrates – courtesy Red Bulls)

The New York Red Bulls clinched first place in the Eastern Conference for the second straight time, and for the third time in four years, as they beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Sunday.

The Red Bulls finish the regular season with a 16-9-9 record, 57 points, after going 15-3-9 following a 1-6-0 start. They finished on a 16-game unbeaten run, the third-longest undefeated streak in MLS history. Only FC Dallas (19), Columbus Crew (19) and Real Salt Lake (18) have longer streaks to their name.

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BrooklynFans of Books: The Euro, by Stiglitz

The Euro: How A Common Currency Threatens The Future Of Europe

Joseph E. Stiglitz

W.W. Norton & Company

Since 2010, Europe has been in economic crisis, as the 19 countries that share the euro currency have been rocked by stagnation and debt crisis.

Some countries have been in depression for years while the eurozone’s governing powers have gone from emergency to emergency, most notable in Greece.

Nobel Prize-winning economist and best-selling author Joseph E. Stiglitz examines in The Euro the causes for the endless crisis and mistakes made around the creation of the single currency. He lays bare the European Central Bank’s misguided inflation-only mandate and explains how eurozone policies, especially toward the crisis countries, have further exposed the zone’s flawed design. Continue reading BrooklynFans of Books: The Euro, by Stiglitz

Mo Vaughn Launches MVP Collections

Mo Vaughn, the hard-hitting first baseman who played for the Mets, Red Sox, and Angels, recently launched the clothing line MVP Collections.

The name is inspired by Vaughn’s 1995 American League Most Valuable Player Award while a member of the Red Sox.

The selection in big and tall clothing has been limited, and that is what inspired Vaughn to launch MVP Collections so men can find stylish tailored clothing that fits them.

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BWP Named MLS Player of the Week

(Courtesy Red Bulls)

Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the 33rd week of the 2016 MLS season.

It is the third MLS Player of the Week award for Wright-Phillips this season. He is one of three Red Bulls to earn MLS Player of the Week honors this season, along with Felipe and Mike Grella.

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Fort Hamilton Reaches .500 With Yuuggee Win Over Utes

(Photos by Jason Schott)

The Fort Hamilton Tigers reached .500, at 3-3 on the season, with a big win in their Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst neighborhood rivalry game with the New Utrecht Utes, 26-24, on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers were led by quarterback Seba Nekhet, who did it with his arm and on the ground. He threw for a touchdown pass to Jemar Hamilton at the end of the first half, and he completed five of six passes for 52 yards. Nekhet had 10 carries for 48 yards and a touchdown.

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Red Bulls On Verge Of East Crown

(The Red Bulls advance up the field – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls are on the verge of the Eastern Conference championship after they beat Columbus Crew SC 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena, and New York City Football Club lost to DC United, 3-1.

With the win, the Red Bulls improve to 15-9-9, 54 points, and NYCFC dropped to 14-9-10, 51 points, after both teams entered Sunday’s action with identical records.

The Red Bulls enter the final game of the season with a three-point edge and a massive edge in goal differential, with +15 to +2 for NYCFC.

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BrooklynFans of Books: Ralph Terry’s Unique Place In Yankees History

Right Down the Middle

Ralph Terry with John Wooley

Mullerhaus Publishing Arts, Inc. – the book is releasing with a hard bound collectors edition,  signed and numbered limited edition.  The total is 338, one for each game Ralph started in MLB. Please follow us on Facebook “RalphTerryBaseball” or order direct a soft bound copy from Amazon.com, Prime. 

 

Ralph Terry, the top right-handed pitcher on the fabled New York Yankees teams of the early 1960s, is known for two big moments at the end of one of their many World Series.

Terry is the only pitcher to throw the final pitch in two World Series Game Sevens. He gave up the game-winning home run to Bill Mazeroski of the Pirates in 1960 and, two years later, he went the distance in the finale against the Giants to help the Yankees win the title, and was only the seventh man in history to win the World Series MVP Award in 1962.

Right Down The Middle is an inspiring story of an 18-year-old rookie from small-town Oklahoma taking the field with the likes of Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Billy Martin, Whitey Ford, and Moose Skowron while playing on the biggest baseball stage, Yankee Stadium.

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Villanova’s Jay Wright At Big East Media Day

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Jay Wright, the Head Coach of the National Champion Villanova Wildcats, was on hand at Big East Media Day on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Wright spoke to the media about Kris Jenkins’ buzzer beater to win the championship last season and his perspective after it, recruiting Jenkins and Kris Hart, and his philosophy on what type of player he likes at Villanova.

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In Year Two Of Mullin Era, St. John’s Starts Fresh With Ponds & Ahmed

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin – @StJohnsBball)

The St. John’s Red Storm are ready to put last year behind them and start fresh with highly-touted additions Shamorie Ponds and Bashir Ahmed.

St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin will be entering his second season at the helm.

At Big East Media Day on Tuesday at Madison Square  Garden, Mullin said of what he took away from last year, “The whole season was a good learning experience. Obviously, no one likes to lose but when you put the effort in and prepare, you live with the results. I thought our guys did a really good job of that each day and I think that will pay off. When you’re building, it’s not so much about the results. It’s how you handle [the results] and what you do about it.”

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