Yankees Give Fans More OF A Chance To See BP

(Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees have announced that Yankee Stadium will open Gates 6 and 8, as well as the Suite Entrance, 3 hours prior to the scheduled start of every Friday night game, as well as all Saturday games scheduled to start at 4:05 p.m. or 7:15 p.m.

Prior to these games, the entire Field Level, Great Hall, Bleachers (including Pepsi Lounge), Legends Suites and Club, Champions Suites and Clubs, and Ford Field MVP Club will be accessible. All other Gates and the rest of the Stadium will open 1 ½ hours prior to first pitch.

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Red Bulls Game On April 7 Postponed Due To Champions League

(Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch after a Champions League win – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls home match on April 7 against the Houston Dynamo has been rescheduled due to the Red Bulls historic advancement to the semifinals of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, Major League Soccer announced on Thursday afternoon.

The Red Bulls and Dynamo will square off at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday, August 29 at 8 p.m. ET, with coverage on MSG Networks and Red Bulls Radio.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Yankees Bound For Glory With “The Baby Bombers”

The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty

By Bryan Hoch

Diversion Books

The New York Yankees dynasty in the 1990s, which saw them win four World Series championships, revolved around homegrown players Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Mariano Rivera.

The last championship for The Core Four, as they came to be known, came in 2009, and the feeling of that era lasted until Jeter retired at the end of the 2014 season.

In The Baby Bombers, Bryan Hoch, who has covered the Yankees as a beat writer since 2007, chronicles how the team rebuilt over the past few years, and came within one win of reaching the World Series last season.

With Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, and Greg Bird, the Yankees have a homegrown core of talent again.

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NYCFC Signs Scally, 15, as second-ever Homegrown Player

(Joe Scally with NYCFC Head Coach Patrick Vieira – @NYCFC)

New York City Football Club announced that Joe Scally has signed his first professional contract with the Club. The 15-year old becomes their second-ever Homegrown Player, following James Sands in graduating from NYCFC Academy to the first-team.

Scally, who joined the first-team on their preseason training camps in Jacksonville, LA and Mexico, will finish out the remainder of the school year before commencing full-time training with the seniors in the summer.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Secret Empires” In Politics

Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends

By Peter Schweizer

Harper, Published Today

Peter Schweizer, the president of the Government Accountability Institute, leads a team that is committed to exposing crony capitalism, misuse of taxpayer money, and other government corruption and malfeasance.

Schweizer has become an authority on the subject of money in politics with his bestsellers Clinton Cash, Throw Them All Out, Do As I Say (Not As I Do), Extortion, and Architects of Ruin.

In his new book Secret Empires, Schweizer, with his team of investigative researchers and journalists, exposes vast corruption by top Washington figures who leverage their political power to enrich their family members and friends, often by helping grease deals with foreign entities.

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Red Bulls Fall To Real Salt Lake

(Carlos Rivas getting off a shot on Saturday night – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls suffered a tough 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium in a game played in the snow.

The game was essentially decided just three minutes in when Real Salt Lake was awarded a penalty-kick opportunity, and Albert Rusnak converted for the eventual game winner.

This was the Red Bulls’ first loss of the 2018 season across all competitions, and they are now 1-1-0 in MLS play.

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NCAA Tournament: Seton Hall Season Ends With Loss To Kansas

(Seton Hall’s Desi Rodriguez going up for a layup against Kansas on Saturday night)

The Seton Hall Pirates lost to the Kansas Jayhawks, the top seed in the Midwest Region, 83-79, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night in Wichita.

Seton Hall’s vaunted class of seniors gave their all in their last game as Pirates.

Khadeen Carrington led the way with 28 points on a superb 9-13 from the field, including 5-8 from behind the arc, with two assists and a block.

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NYCFC Stays Unbeaten With Shutout Of Orlando City

(Ismael Tajouri of NYCFC – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club beat Orlando City SC, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, with both goals coming in the second half.

NYCFC improved to 3-0-0 on the season, the first time they have done so in their history. It is the longest they have remain unbeaten since their inaugural season in 2015. That season, they had a win and two draws in their first three games, so this squad is off to their best start ever, talking all nine possible points so far this season.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Stray City” By Chelsey Johnson

Stray City

By Chelsey Johnson

Custom House / William Morrow, on sale March 20th, hardcover $25.99

In her debut novel Stray City, Chelsey Johnson explores the notion within LGBTQ culture of creating an alternative or “chosen” family, which is vital and born of necessity.

Johnson looks at this concept with scintillating wit, a fresh eye, and heart-crushing pathos, and in the process flipping the script on the traditional coming-out story in the process.

“I wanted to imagine and realize joyful, inventive, liberatory possibilities of family formation,” says Johnson.

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NCAA Tournament: Seton Hall Opens With Win Over NC State

(Seton Hall’s Ismael Sanogo slams one home against NC State on Thursday afternoon)

Seton Hall opened the NCAA Tournament with a 94-83 win over North Carolina State in Wichita on Thursday afternoon.

Khadeen Carrington led the way for the Hall, as he had 26 points on 6-14 shooting, 3-5 on three-pointers, and he drained 11 free throws.

Seton Hall’s balanced attack continued with big contributions off the bench from two players who battled injuries down the stretch, Desi Rodriguez and Ismael Sanogo.

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