Red Bulls Score Early & Often To Win Playoff In Chicago

(Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrating a goal on Wednesday night – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The old saying was that you voted “early and often” in Chicago.

Well, the Red Bulls took that saying to heart as they scored early and often in their 4-0 rout of the Chicago Fire on the road in the Knockout Round of the MLS Playoffs.

Bradley Wright-Phillips got it started in the seventh minute when he scored off a feed from Damien Perrinelle.

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Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Gala

(The View’s Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Star Jones)

The 2017 Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 27th Anniversary Gala was held recently, and honorees included The View and Univision’s Maria Elena Salinas.

The hosts were actress Susan Lucci, known for the classic soap opera All My Children, and Maurice DuBois, an Anchor from WCBS-TV here in New York City.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Sidekicks”

 The Sidekicks 

By Will Kostakis

HarlequinTEEN

Will Kostakis is a bestselling author in Australia, and The Sidekicks, a novel centered around three young men who connect over their shared loss of best friend, is his debut in America.

Ryan, Harley and Miles are very different people—the swimmer, the rebel and the nerd. All they’ve ever had in common is Isaac, their shared best friend, but they discover there’s more common ground to be found than they imagined.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Arnie”

Arnie: The Life Of Arnold Palmer

By Tom Callahan

Harper, an imprint of Harper Collins

Tom Callahan got to know Arnold Palmer as well as anybody, as the veteran golf writer has covered the Masters since 1972 and kept up with Palmer since then.

“Throughout the years, I watched him at many tournaments on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. i was at Oakmont in Pennsylvania when, with six holes left to play, Palmer was sure he was winning the US Open only to hear the thunder of Johnny Miller’s 63 up ahead. I was at Medinah in Illinois when the vinegar between Arnold and Jack (Nicolaus) finally spilled out. I was at Muirfield Village in Ohio when they reconciled. And I was at Augusta in Georgia on the Wednesday when they played their first practice round with 20-year-old amateur Tiger Woods.

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Mets Name Mickey Callaway New Manager

(Mickey Callaway at his introductory press conference Monday – @Mets)

The Mets made an intriguing and surprising move as they named Mickey Callaway the 21st manager in team history, and gave him a three-year contract.

The speculation over who would replace Terry Collins as Mets manager centered on Joe McEwing, Robin Ventura, Bob Geren, Manny Acta, and Kevin Long, all guys with ties to the Mets organization, so it was quite a shock when the Mets announced on Sunday afternoon that Callaway was their man.

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Red Bulls Win In DC; Will Face Chicago in Knockout Round

(Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (left) with the Atlantic Cup trophy after their win over DC United on Sunday – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls used two late goals  secure its fifth Atlantic Cup title over D.C. United, 2-1 in Sunday’s regular season finale at RFK Stadium. It was the last game ever at the storied stadium as United will have a new facility next season.

The Red Bulls secured their fifth Atlantic Cup over D.C. United in the last eight seasons.

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The Dynamics Of The Pay Debate In College Basketball

(The scene Wednesday at Madison Square Garden – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Big East and Big Ten Conferences held their media days at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday and Thursday, and the pay-to-play issue was more apparent than ever.

The elephant in the room was the FBI investigation into the bribery that went on with recruiting between assistant coaches at many schools and the sneaker companies, and resulted in the firing of longtime Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino.

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BrooklynFans of Books: Sherlock Holmes Examines Unquiet Spirits

Unquiet Spirits: Whisky Ghosts Murder, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

By Bonnie MacBird

Harper Collins Publishers

Bonnie MacBird’s latest rollicking Sherlock Holmes adventure Unquiet Spirits revolves around a Scottish whisky dynasty and a series of murders and hauntings in the Highlands.

Unquiet Spirits is set in the winter of 1889, and Holmes and Watson are fresh off the terrifying affair of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Watson finds his friend is the target of a mysterious, tongue-less man bent on murderous revenge.

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