Red Bulls Fall To Chivas In CONCACAF Champions League Semis

(Chivas celebrates after the final whistle – Photos by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls and Chivas de Guadalajara played to a scoreless draw on Tuesday night in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Semfinal, and by virtue of their 1-0 win in the first leg last week, Chivas will be moving on to the Final.

Incredibly, Chivas won this one with superb defense, as they did not give an inch. If it looked at times that the Red Bulls had an opening, there were as many as three defenders there to cover.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: How Baseball Has Reinvented Itself, And Will Need To Again

Why Baseball Matters

By Susan Jacoby

Yale University Press

There is a lot of concern about how baseball will change in this era where people’s attention spans are shorter than ever and games that can routinely go on for as long as four hours seemingly feel longer than ever.

How baseball will “reinvent” itself to move from the slow pace of a bygone time that characterized the games of the 20th century is the overriding debate around the game.

Susan Jacoby, in her new book Why Baseball Matters, explores how baseball has reinvented itself all along in ways people didn’t realize because they were so natural.

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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

(Jair Pereira)

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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