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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DC United Stun Red Bulls To Earn Draw

(The Red Bulls honored September 11th victims in the pregame ceremonies – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls were cruising on their way to another victory on Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena.

They got goals from Gonzalo Veron, off a feed from Sacha Kljestan, in the 30th minute, and Bradley Wright-Phillips in the 54th minute on a slick pass from Daniel Royer to make it 2-0.

It was Wright-Phillips’ league-leading 18th goal of the season, and 63rd with the Red Bulls, as he keeps adding to his franchise record.

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Another Lampard Goal Not Enough for NYCFC In New England

(New England’s Diego Fagundez gets a step on NYCFC – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club got another goal from Frank Lampard, but it was not enough, as they fell to the New England Revolution, 3-1, Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

Juan Agudelo was played behind the NYCFC defense and put the Revolution in front in the 21st minute. Lee Nguyen made it 2-0 New England in the 42nd minute.

Lampard pulled NYCFC a goal back four minutes into the second half when he knocked in RJ Allen’s cross at the edge of the six-yard box. This was Allen’s sixth assist of the season, and Andrea Pirlo also had an assist, his 10th of the year.

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Jim Nantz On TNF, Peyton & Denver, Deflategate, & Brady

Jim Nantz will be entering his third season calling Thursday Night Football with Phil Simms for CBS and the NFL Network.

I caught up with Nantz at NFL on CBS Media Day, and he discussed last year’s Super Bowl, Peyton Manning, the Broncos’ prospects this season, and Tom Brady and the Patriots.

Jason Schott: What are your memories of last year’s Super Bowl, with Peyton Manning going out on top?

Jim Nantz: That was a thrill. To have the responsibility of broadcasting Super Bowl 50, I don’t know, it’s going to rank up there when my career many, many years down the road comes to a close. I will always treasure that on the short list of things I’ve had a chance to do.  Very special.

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