St. John’s Cruises By Maryland Eastern Shore

(LJ Figueroa driving to the hoop – @StJohnsBball)

St. John’s continued their strong start to the season with a dominant performance against Maryland Eastern Shore, as they cruised to an 85-64 win on Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena.

St. John’s improved to 6-0 on the season, and they remain the last unbeaten team in the Big East Conference.

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Yankees Claim Parker Bridwell Off Waivers From Angels

(Parker Bridwell)

The Yankees made another move to solidify their starting rotation on Monday, as they claimed right-hander Parker Bridwell off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.

Bridwell, 27, went 1-0 with a 17.55 ERA (6.2IP, 13ER) in five games (one start) with the Angels in 2018. He spent the majority of the season on the minor league disabled list, but also made six starts with Triple-A Salt Lake, going 1-1 with an 8.68 ERA (28.0IP, 27ER).

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St. John’s Ponds Named Big East Player Of The Week

(Shamorie Ponds in action against California on November 19 – @StJohnsBball)

Shamorie Ponds had a record-shattering pair of performances to lead St. John’s to the Legends Classic title, and that earned him Big East Player of the Week honors, it was announced on Monday morning.

Playing in his home borough of Brooklyn for just the second time as a member of the Red Storm, had 32 points against California on Monday, November 19, followed by 35 the next night against VCU.

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Atlanta Gains Major Advantage On Red Bulls In 1st Leg Of East Finals

(Atlanta’s Hector Villalba celebrates his goal – @ATLUTD)

In the first leg of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night, Atlanta United took advantage of being at home and beat the Red Bulls, 3-0.

The second leg is Thursday night at Red Bull Arena, and the Red Bulls need to score three goals to send the match to overtime, or four to win outright. If Atlanta gets one, which would be a “road goal,” the Red Bulls would need to score five.

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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

(Yankee Stadium – Photo by Jason Schott)

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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