Ron Darling On The Upcoming MLB Postseason

(Turner Sports)

Ron Darling will be on the call for TBS, along with Ernie Johnson and Cal Ripken, for the 2016 Major League Baseball Postseason.

TBS is the exclusive TV home of the 2016 American League Postseason, starting with the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and continuing through the ALCS.  This is TBS’ 10th season of MLB Postseason coverage, which began in 2007, and the network is completing its’ ninth regular season slate of Sunday game coverage.

Daring spoke at MLB on TBS Media Day and here is a sampling of the conversation:

How impressive has this late run by the Mets been, considering all their injuries?

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NYC FC Draws With Dallas In Battle of MLS Elites

(Khiry Shelton after celebrates his late goal – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club earned a 2-2 draw with FC Dallas on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium in a battle of the two of MLS’ best teams.

Dallas leads the Western Conference, and has the most points in the MLS, 52, with a record of 15-7-8.

NYCFC is in second place in the East, with 45 points (12-9-9), just one point behind Toronto for the top spot. Toronto hosts the Red Bulls, who are in third with 44 points, in a pivotal matchup on Sunday afternoon.

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Super K Gets Red Bulls Big Win In Champions League

(Photo courtesy Red Bulls)

Sacha Kljestan scored in the 90th minute to give the Red Bulls a 1-0 win over Alianza FC, a club from El Salvador, in their CONCACAF Champions League match on Thursday night at Red Bull Arena.

Gonzalo Veron, coming down the left side, whipped a pass into the box to Kljestan, who buried it in the right corner of the net for the only goal of the game.

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Nets Unveil Brooklyn Remix Uniform

A lot about the Brooklyn Nets will be new this season. They have a new head coach, Kenny Atkinson, and a revamped roster with a lot of new faces, including star point guard Jeremy Lin.

On Wednesday, the Nets continued the fresh feel of the 2016-17 season when they unveiled the Brooklyn Remix uniforms.

The Nets will debut the new uniforms at its home opener on Friday, October 28 vs. the Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center. They will wear the alternate uniforms for an additional three home games and 8 road games.

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NYCFC Promotes 20 for 20 initiative

(Photo courtesy of NYCFC)

New York City Football Club, alongside MLS WORKS, the US Soccer Foundation, SNHU and adidas unveiled a new mini-pitch at Public School 049 Willis Avenue School on Wednesday afternoon as part of the league-wide 20 for 20 initiative

The mini-pitch will offer the kids in this Bronx community a safe place to play, while providing a soccer environment that encourages unstructured play to continue the growth of the game.

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Mystics, Ruffin-Pratt Roll By Liberty

(Washington’s Tierra-Ruffin Pratt driving past Carolyn Swords – Photo by @LolitaLens)

The Washington Mystics came into Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night and got a big win against the Liberty, 75-62.

Stefanie Dolson led the way for Washington with 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and three blocks. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 19 points, six rebounds, and two assists.

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BrooklynFans of Books: My Father & Atticus Finch

My Father & Atticus Finch: A Lawyer’s Fight For Justice in 1930s Alabama

By Joseph Madison Beck

W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

When one thinks of an intrepid lawyer defending a black man accused of rape in the South, one thinks of Atticus Finch in the landmark novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

The thing is there were figures in real life in the South during the time Mockingbird was set, including Foster Beck.

Joseph Madison Beck tells the story of his father’s courageous defense of a black man in South Alabama.

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Madison Square Garden Announces Big College Hoops Season

(The 2014 East Regional at Madison Square Garden – Photo by Jason Schott)

Madison Square Garden is known as the Mecca of Basketball, and the schedule they have put together this season proves it.

On Tuesday, The Garden announced their jam-packed college basketball schedule for the 2016-2017 season, highlighted by the return of the NCAA Tournament.

For the second time in four years, the road to the Final Four runs through The Garden.

Madison Square Garden will again be the last stop for one team before heading to Phoenix to compete for a national title. On March 24 and 26, The Garden will host the 2017 NCAA East Regional, which has the Sweet 16 and Elite 8.

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UEFA Champions League Battle Begins

(Gareth Bale, Manager Zinedine Zidane, and Cristiano Ronaldo (center l. to r.) and defending champion Real Madrid – @Real Madriden)

The UEFA Champions League Group Stage kicks off on Tuesday afternoon.

Defending champion Real Madrid will be looking to repeat and win their third Champions League title in four years. They beat fellow Spanish club and crosstown rival Atletico Madrid in the Final in 2014 and 2016.

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St. John’s Full Schedule Released

(St. John’s in action at Madison Square Garden against Villanova last season – Photo by Jason Schott)

The St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball team’s 2016-17 schedule was finalized Tuesday, with the Big East’s public release of the upcoming conference slate.

The league’s broadcast schedule was also revealed, confirming all 31 Red Storm regular-season contests will be televised with 30 delivered to a national audience. As part of the league’s landmark partnership with FOX Sports, the Red Storm will appear on the broadcast network’s signature sports station FS1 17 times.

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