MLS Playoffs: Red Bulls Roll Past Columbus To Reach East Final

(The Red Bulls celebrating Daniel Royer’s late goal – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls played one of their best games of the season at just the right time, as they beat the Columbus Crew, 3-0, on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena to win their Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup.

Columbus won the first leg at home a week ago, 1-0, and they didn’t put much pressure on the net in this one, as Red Bulls goalkeeper and captain Luis Robles needed to make just three saves for his seventh career postseason clean sheet in his 20th career playoff match.

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St. John’s Wins Battle With Bowling Green

(St. John’s celebrating during the second half – Photo by Jason Schott)

St. John’s faced a tough test in their second game of the season on Friday night at Carnesecca Arena, as they outlasted Bowling Green, 84-80.

Just as they did in their opening night win on Tuesday night over Loyola-Maryland, St. John’s jumped out to a nice lead early, as Marvin Clark II drained a pair of free throws to make it 20-12 seven minutes in.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Find Out About Yourself & Friends With “Fill Me In”

FILL ME IN: Part Journal, Part Game, All Yours

Touchstone; hardcover; $14.99

Having close friendships is very important and can bring lots of joy to our lives. Throughout major milestones in life, people are there along the way that mean very much to us.

FILL ME IN: Part Journal, Part Game, All Yours, which was created solely by members of the Touchstone team, is here to capture and preserve all those memories.

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Red Bulls’ Aaron Long Named MLS Defender Of The Year

(Courtesy of the Red Bulls)

Red Bulls center back Aaron Long has been named the 2018 MLS Defender of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday.

Long earns MLS Defender of the Year honors in just his second MLS season, two years removed from being named USL Defender of the Year in 2016 with NYRB II. He also plays for the United States Men’s National team.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Rose’s Baking Basics

Rose’s Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, With More Than 600 Step-By-Step Photos

By Rose Levy Beranbaum

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Hardcover; $35.00

Rose Levy Beranbaum has been crowned the queen of baking by Epicurious, and her 11th cookbook, Rose’s Baking Basics is her most comprehensive and accessible cookbook yet.

Rose embraces beginners in a way that her previous books did not, but advanced bakers are sure to come away with some new techniques to add to their repertoire.

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St. John’s Opens Season With Big Win Over Loyola-Maryland

(Shamorie Ponds – @StJohnsBball)

St. John’s opened the season with a dominant performance, as they beat Loyola Maryland, 76-55, on Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena.

St. John’s took control of this game early, jumping out to a 21-8 lead on a Mikey Dixon three-point play at the 9:58 mark of the first half and a Shamorie Ponds three-pointer as time expired gave them a 48-23 lead at halftime.

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