Barclays Center to Host Overwatch League

(Barclays Center – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Grand Finals for the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, which will determine the champions of the world’s first global city-based esports league, will be held at Barclays Center over July 27–28, 2018.

Following the end of the Overwatch League regular season on Sunday, June 17, the postseason will begin with a field of six teams on Wednesday, July 11, at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles in Burbank, California. After the playoffs conclude, two finalists will take center stage in Brooklyn—at the home arena of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets—to battle for a share of the USD $1.4 million prize pool, the Overwatch League trophy, and a place in the history books.

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Yankees & Red Sox To Play In London in 2019

The Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play an historic two-game series in London in 2019, marking the first time Major League Baseball has played games in Europe, in the MLB London Series.

The announcement was made on Tuesday afternoon in London, and Yankees and Red Sox ownership were in attendance.

The Yankees were represented by Managing General Partner/Co-Chairperson Hal Steinbrenner and General Partner/Vice Chairperson Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal; and Red Sox Principal Owner John W. Henry represented Boston.

This comes on a day that the Yankees and Red Sox will be starting a three-game series tonight at Yankee Stadium with each team holding the best two records in Major League Baseball.

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Nets Games To Continue On WFAN Radio

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The Nets and Entercom, the nation’s unrivaled leader in sports radio, have reached a new multi-year agreement that extends the team’s broadcast rights with WFAN Sports Radio through the 2020-21 season.

These broadcast rights include airing regular season and any postseason games. In addition, WFAN will continue to be the home of the Nets in-depth pre-and-post-game coverage for all contests broadcast on the station.

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Yankees Match Mark Set By 1998 Team

The Yankees during batting practice before a recent game – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Saturday afternoon at The Stadium for their fifth straight win.

They have now won 14 of their last 15 games, the first time they have done that since 1998, a season in which they won 114 games.

After the Yankees acquired Giancarlo Stanton in December, adding the National League MVP to a team that came within one win of the World Series, comparisons to the 1998 team were inevitable.

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Red Bulls Rout NYCFC

(Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) watches the first Red Bulls goal get past NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson – USA Today Sports)

The Red Bulls routed New York City Football Club, 4-0, in the first installment of the Hudson River Derby on Saturday afternoon at Red Bull Arena.

It’s no exaggeration to say the Red Bulls wasted no time getting one on the board on this one, as Kaku slammed home a rebound from a Bradley Wright-Phillips shot in the second minute of the match.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: On The Hunt For The Golden State Killer

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer

By Michelle McNamara

Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, $27.99

For over ten years in Northern California, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults before he took his rampage to the southern part of the state, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders.

Then, he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.

Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called “the Golden State Killer.”

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Yankees Starting To Show Championship Form

(Miguel Andujar with Neil Walker during Thursday’s win – @Yankees)

The Yankees have made their slow start a distant memory, as they have won 12 of their last 13 games through Thursday’s come-from-behind win in Houston.

After a loss to Toronto at Yankee Stadium on Friday, April 20 left the Yankees at 9-9, they took the last two of that series against the Blue Jays and then swept the Minnesota Twins in a four-game set to close that homestand at 7-2.

They then hit the road, where they swept the Angels in dominating fashion, and then took three out of four in Houston over the defending champion Astros to improve to 21-10, just one game behind the Red Sox for first place in the American League East.

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SJU Asst. Coach Greg St. Jean Named 2017-18 NABC 30-under-30 Honoree

(Greg St. Jean – @gstjean10)

St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball assistant coach Greg St. Jean has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 30-under-30 list for 2017-18, which recognizes a group of up-and-coming young coaches in college basketball.

St. Jean is among 15 Division I coaches and one of just two from the Big East Conference to receive this distinguished honor.

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