St. John’s Opens Season With Big Win Over Loyola-Maryland

(Shamorie Ponds – @StJohnsBball)

St. John’s opened the season with a dominant performance, as they beat Loyola Maryland, 76-55, on Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena.

St. John’s took control of this game early, jumping out to a 21-8 lead on a Mikey Dixon three-point play at the 9:58 mark of the first half and a Shamorie Ponds three-pointer as time expired gave them a 48-23 lead at halftime.

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NYCFC Beats Philly To Advance To East Semis

(Maxi Moralez – @NYCFC)

For the second time in four days, New York City Football Club beat the Philadelphia Union at Yankee Stadium. On Sunday night, it was in the regular season finale, and on Wednesday night, NYCFC dominated again, to the tune of a 3-1 win in their one-game playoff.

The win sets up a meeting between NYCFC and second-seeded Atlanta United in the Eastern Conference semifinals, with the first leg this Sunday at Yankee Stadium and the second leg in Atlanta on November 11.

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Yankees Bring Back Brett Gardner

(Brett Gardner (center) during batting practice this past season – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees are bringing back their longest-tenured player, outfielder Brett Gardner, on a one-year contract for the 2019 season after he declined the 2019 club option on his previous contract.

Gardner, 35, made his Major League debut in 2008 after he was drafted by the Yankees in the third round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Why We Fight” By Sebastian Gorka

Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies – With No Apologies

By Sebastian Gorka

Regnery Publishing; hardcover; $28.99

Sebastain Gorka, Ph.D., former Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump for Strategy and one of America’s most trusted authorities on national security, strategy, and counterterrorism, sees American leadership restored under Trump, but that does not mean our enemies have disappeared.

In his new book, Why We Fight, Gorka clarifies who our enemies are, what makes them tick, and how to defeat them.

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Pearce Made Difference For Red Sox, Wins World Series MVP

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Steve Pearce played for all five American League East teams in his career before he found a home in Boston this season, and he was as key as anybody to the Red Sox’s success in the playoffs.

Pearce won the World Series Most Valuable Player award after he racked up three home runs and eight RBI in the series, which was won in five games over the Dodgers.

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NYCFC Beat Philly, Will See Them Again In Playoffs

(David Villa and Alexander Ring celebrate – @NYCFC)

New York City Football Club beat the Philadelphia Union, 3-1, on Sunday at Yankee Stadium to clinch third place in the Eastern Conference and home field in the first round of the MLS playoffs.

NYCFC finished with a record of 16-8-10, with 56 points, and they will face Philadelphia, who finished in sixth with a record of 15-5-14, with 50 points, on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

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Red Bulls Win Supporters’ Shield

(Derrick Etienne, Jr. – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls beat Orlando City SC, 1-0, on Sunday at Red Bull Arena to clinch the Supporters’ Shield, their first since 2015 and third overall in franchise history.

Derrick Etienne, Jr. scored the game-winning goal in the 53rd minute, as he dribbled past two defenders and beat Orlando goalkeeper Adam Grinwis with a low shot for what turned out to be the game winner.

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