Tariq Owens Leaving St. John’s

Tariq Owens announced on Monday afternoon that he is leaving the St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball program to pursue a graduate transfer opportunity.

The 6-foot-11 redshirt junior from Odenton, Md. is on track to receive his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s this summer.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to represent St. John’s during my three years with the program,” said Owens.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Francis I,” A Look At An Enlightened Ruler

Francis I: The Maker Of Modern France

By Leonie Frieda

Harper, available April 10th, $29.99

Leonie Frieda has applied her customarily rigorous scholarship, fresh insights and narrative power in her new work, Francis I: The Maker Of Modern France.

This is a companion to her internationally bestselling Catherine de Medici, who was Francis I’ s daughter-in-law.

Francis I was integral to to bringing the Renaissance to France, with his patronage of both Italian masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, and home-grown artists, writers, and scientists as well.

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Steve Garvey Introduces King’s Hawaiian To Yankee Stadium

(Steve Garvey with Matt Gibson, Legends Hospitality Senior Executive Chef on Friday night – All Photos by Jason Schott)

Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey was at Yankee Stadium on Friday night to introduce King’s Hawaiian to the Bronx.

Fans visiting Yankee Stadium this season will find the King’s Hawaiian Grill locations in Sections 115 and 334.

This is the latest exciting feature to debut at Yankee Stadium the past couple of seasons to enhance the fan experience.

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Guadalajara’s Pereira Suspended For 2nd Leg Vs. Red Bulls

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Jair Pereira of Club Deportivo Guadalajara will be suspended for the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals against the Red Bulls for choking Tyler Adams during the first leg on Wednesday night.

This was part of the decisions of the Concacaf Disciplinary Committee on Friday in cases involving Club America (MEX), Toronto FC (CAN), and player Jair Pereira of Club Deportivo Guadalajara (MEX).

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Leading Young Adult Novelists At Books of Wonder Wednesday Night

Leading young adult novelists Dhonielle Clayton, Alexandra Monir & Rebecca Ross will team up at Books of Wonder for a special panel discussion and book signing on Wednesday, April 11th at 6pm.

Clayton, Monir, and Ross have written three of the most buzzed-about young adult novels of spring 2018.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Old-Time Vegas & Hollywood Glamour In “The Magnificent Esme Wells”

The Magnificent Esme Wells

By Adrienne Sharp

Harper, on sale April 10, $26.99

Adrienne Sharp, nationally bestselling and critically acclaimed author, takes us to a golden age of show business in The Magnificent Esme Wells.

Sharp tells the story of a girl growing up in Las Vegas and Hollowood in the 1930s and ’40s.

Esme Wells is the daughter of a low-level gangster, Ike Silver, trying to make his way in Bugsy Siegel’s organization, and her mother is Dina, a wannabe showgirl.

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Chivas Gains 1-0 Edge On Red Bulls In Champions League Semis

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The Red Bulls lost to Club Deportivo Guadalajara, 1-0, in the first leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Semifinals on Wednesday night at Estadio Akron.

Leg Two will be on Tuesday, April 10 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET with coverage on Univision Deportes, go90.com and Red Bulls Radio in English on TuneIN.

Chivas got the winning goal in the 26th minute when Isaac Brizuela scored on a feed from Rodolfo Pizarro.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Louisiana Lightning On Leading Yankees to ’77 & ’78 Titles

Gator: My Life in Pinstripes

By Ron Guidry, with Andrew Beaton

Crown Archetype, available now, $26.00

Ron Guidry, one of the greatest pitchers in Yankees history, was the ace of their championship teams in 1977 and 1978.

Guidry, known as Louisiana Lighting as well as another nickname, which is the title of his new memoir, Gator: My Life in Pinstripes.

1978 was when Guidry rose to prominence when he went 25-3 with an impressive 1.74 ERA, or earned run average. To show how amazing those numbers are, 15 wins and a 4.00 ERA is considered excellent in this era.

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Red Bulls’ Duncan Out With Torn ACL

(Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch with Kyle Duncan during a recent game – @NewYorkRedBulls)

On Tuesday afternoon, the Red Bulls announced that defender Kyle Duncan suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his right knee during their match against Orlando City SC.

Duncan will have surgery to repair the tear in the coming weeks.

A timetable for his return will be established after surgery.

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