Yankees Starting To Show Championship Form

(Miguel Andujar with Neil Walker during Thursday’s win – @Yankees)

The Yankees have made their slow start a distant memory, as they have won 12 of their last 13 games through Thursday’s come-from-behind win in Houston.

After a loss to Toronto at Yankee Stadium on Friday, April 20 left the Yankees at 9-9, they took the last two of that series against the Blue Jays and then swept the Minnesota Twins in a four-game set to close that homestand at 7-2.

They then hit the road, where they swept the Angels in dominating fashion, and then took three out of four in Houston over the defending champion Astros to improve to 21-10, just one game behind the Red Sox for first place in the American League East.

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SJU Asst. Coach Greg St. Jean Named 2017-18 NABC 30-under-30 Honoree

(Greg St. Jean – @gstjean10)

St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball assistant coach Greg St. Jean has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 30-under-30 list for 2017-18, which recognizes a group of up-and-coming young coaches in college basketball.

St. Jean is among 15 Division I coaches and one of just two from the Big East Conference to receive this distinguished honor.

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Steinbrenner Family, Yankees Honored For Support Of Amateur Football

The NYC Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame held their Elite Eleven Dinner on Tuesday night at the New York Athletic Club.

The 2018 Founder Award Winner went to the George M. Steinbrenner Family and the New York Yankees for their many contributions to amateur football in New York City.

National Football Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Hatchell was on hand to present the award.

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St. John’s Ponds Wins Haggerty Award

(Shamorie Ponds – @StJohnsBball)

The Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MBWA) awarded St. John’s sophomore Shamorie Ponds with the Haggerty Award presented annually to New York City’s collegiate player of the year.

Ponds becomes the 23rd player in St. John’s history, including the third Red Storm player in the last five years to receive the award named in honor of St. John’s basketball and baseball star Lieutenant Frank J. Haggerty.

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2018 Pinstripe Bowl Will Be On December 27

(Yankee Stadium during the 2017 Pinstripe Bowl – Photo by Jason Schott)

The 2018 New Era Pinstripe Bowl will be played on Thursday, December 27 at 5:15 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

This year will mark the ninth edition of the game, and it will be the fifth consecutive New Era Pinstripe Bowl to feature competitors from the Big Ten and ACC Conferences.

This year’s bowl game will be nationally televised by ESPN and broadcast nationally and locally by ESPN Radio.

Iowa beat Boston College, 27-20, in the 2017 Pinstripe Bowl.

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Red Bulls Sign Kutler To MLS Contract

(Ethan Kutler in action with Red Bulls II on April 14 against the Tampa Bay Rowdies -provided by Red Bulls)

The Red Bulls have signed outside back Ethan Kutler to an MLS contract, and he becomes the seventh player from New York Red Bulls II to ink a first team contract.

Kutler, who was the Red Bulls’ second-round pick (39th overall) in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft out of Colgate University, signed with NYRB II ahead of the 2017 season.

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Villa Gets 400th Goal Of Career (And Then 401) As NYCFC Beats Dallas

(David Villa – Courtesy NYCFC)

New York City Football Club got two goals from David Villa, including the the 400th of his illustrious career, on their way to a 3-1 win over FC Dallas on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.

It took just three minutes for NYCFC to get on the board, as Jesus Medina swooped in to drive home a rebound off a shot from Anton Timmerholm that rang off the right post to make it 1-0.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Carleton Looks At New Baseball Strategies, Including “The Shift”

(Aaron Judge of the Yankees at the plate with the shift employed by the Miami Marlins against him on April 17th – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Shift: The Next Evolution In Baseball Thinking

By Russell A. Carleton

Triumph Books

Baseball has always been a game of numbers. Mention Joe DiMaggio’s 56, Hank Aaron’s 755, and Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,632 to avid baseball fans, and they will know instantly you’re referring to how many hits Joe D. had in a row, Aaron’s career home run record, and Ripken’s consecutive game streak.

For generations, fans have held these numbers up as touchpoints that transcend the national pastime and act as cultural markers of greatness. Sometimes, the numbers themselves tell the story with no other explanation needed. But what if that story turns out to be fiction?

Russell Carleton, a psychologist, baseball writer researcher, and fan living in Atlanta, examines the new numbers changing the way we play and think about our game in The Shift: The Next Evolution in Baseball Thinking.

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Red Bulls Win In LA; Update On Lawrence & Duncan

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The Red Bulls got a late penalty kick goal from Kaku to earn a 3-2 win over the Galaxy in Los Angeles.

The Red Bulls improve to 4-3-0, with 12 points, in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, just two points out of third place. The LA Galaxy dropped to 3-4-1, 10 points, and they are in fifth in the West.
This was the Red Bulls’ first road win in league play as they bounced back from a loss for the third time this season.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Everything That Follows” By Meg Little Reilly

Everything That Follows

By Meg Little Reilly

MIRA Books, on sale Tuesday, May 1st, $15.99

Meg Little Reilly has followed up her debut novel, the acclaimed We Are Unprepared, with an electrifying new psychological drama, Everything That Follows.

This gripping nail-biter provides an immersive plunge into the darkness beneath the veneer of civilized society when a drunken evening derails and thrusts its participants into a moral and ethical morass.

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