Frozen Apple At MSG: Harvard Rolls Past Cornell

(Harvard goaltender Michael Lackey making a save – Photo by Jason Schott)

One of the annual traditions at Madison Square Garden is the Frozen Apple, the college hockey game held the Saturday night of Thanksgiving weekend.

This year’s event featured Harvard taking on Cornell, and in front of 14,132, it was Harvard who came away with the 4-1 win.

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NIT: In Battle Of Top-Ranked Teams, Kansas Beats Tennessee In OT

(Kansas’ Dedric Lawson drives the lane in the first half – Photo by Jason Schott)

In the NIT Championship Game on Friday night at Barclays Center, Kansas, the second-ranked team in the country, outlasted fifth-ranked Tennessee, in overtime.

The consolation game also went to overtime, and Marquette beat Louisville 77-74.

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Barclays Center Classic: Pitt Powers Past Saint Louis

(Pitt (in white) on offense in the first half against Saint Louis – Photo by Jason Schott)

In the Barclays Center Classic on Wednesday afternoon, Pittsburgh powered past Saint Louis, 75-73, to improve to 6-0 on the season under new Head Coach Jeff Capel.

Pitt was led by Xavier Johnson, who had 20 points, including 17 in the second half, on 6-11 from the field, including 1-1 from behind the arc, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists.

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Yankees Roster Moves: November 20 & 21

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The Yankees made three moves on Tuesday and Wednesday, as they acquired an outfielder and pitcher, and promoted one of their own pitchers to the major-league roster.

On Wednesday, the Yankees acquired OF Tim Locastro from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for RHP Drew Finley and cash considerations.

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St. John’s Wins Legends Classic With OT Win Over VCU

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St. John’s won the Legends Classic on Tuesday night at Barclays Center with a thrilling overtime victory over VCU, 87-86.

Shamorie Ponds led the way for St. John’s once again, as he poured in 35 points to take home tournament Most Valuable Player honors. Combined with the 32 points he had against California on Monday night, his 67 points were a tournament record.

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Legends Classic At Barclays: Ponds Powers SJU Past Cal

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Shamorie Ponds proved on Monday night why he was named the Big East Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year, as he poured in 32 points to lead St. John’s past California, 82-79, in the Legends Classic semifinals at Barclays Center.

St. John’s will face off against VCU on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. in the championship game. VCU beat Temple 57-51 in the other semifinal game on Monday night. Temple and Cal will face off in the consolation game at 5 p.m.

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Yankees Acquire Paxton As They Begin To Bolster Rotation

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Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman entered this offseason vowing to bolster their starting rotation, and he made major progress on that Monday night.

The Yankees acquired left-hander James Paxton from Seattle in exchange for three prospects LHP Justus Sheffield, RHP Erik Swanson and OF Dom Thompson-Williams. Sheffield was the top prospect in their system, brought over from Cleveland in the Andrew Miller trader in 2016.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Bill Nye’s “Everything All At Once”

Everything All At Once: How to Think Like a Science Guy, Solve any Problem, and Make a Better World

By Bill Nye and Corey S. Powell

Rodale Books; paperback, $17.99; available Tuesday, November 20

Bill Nye has been the face of science and discovery for over 20 years. The educator, author, and television host has taught us to be more observant and think more critically using humor, music, and scientific visuals in his award-winning educational programs.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Matt Gutman On “The Boys In The Cave” In Thailand

The Boys In The Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand

By Matt Gutman

William Morrow, in imprint of HarperCollins; hardcover; $26.99

The world was captivated this past June when 12 boys on a soccer team, along with their coach, were miraculously rescued from an underground cave in Thailand after being trapped for three weeks.

Matt Gutman, ABC News’ Chief National Correspondent, covered the rescue on the ground in Thailand, and has written the new book, The Boys In The Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand to show the real story of what was taking place inside the cave, which was far different than the information being given to reporters on the scene.

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