Monday, February 18, 2019

Books: "The Presidents and the Pastime"

In honor of President's Day and the start of baseball's spring training, enjoy this review of a book on the relationship between the sport and the Presidency.

Books: "Death In Provence" By Serena Kent

Death In Provence
By Serena Kent
Harper; hardcover, 368 pages; $26.99; available Tuesday, February 19

Penelope Kite is a young-at-heart divorcee with a knack for stumbling across dead bodies. We are introduced to her in this first installment of a series of clever, lighthearted mystery series from Serena Kent set in modern Provence.

St. John's Heron Named Big East Player of the Week; Figueroa Earns Honor Roll

Mustapha Heron. @StJohnsBball.

On Sunday, Mustapha Heron and LJ Figueroa led St. John’s to a comeback victory over No. 13/13 Villanova, and on Monday, Heron has been named the Big East Player of the Week and Figueroa earned a spot on the league’s weekly honor roll.

Red Bulls Sign 2018 MLS Defender of the Year Aaron Long

Aaron Long with the fans. Provided by Red Bulls.

The Red Bulls have signed United States Men's National Team defender Aaron Long to a multi-year MLS contract using Targeted Allocation Money, the club announced on Monday morning.

Long was an integral piece of the Red Bulls' success last season, anchoring a Red Bulls backline that allowed just 33 goals in 34 regular season games en route to the 2018 Supporters' Shield with league-record points (71) and wins (22), as well as appearances in the Eastern Conference Finals and Semifinals of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.

Steinbrenner Field Now A Smoke & Tobacco-Free Stadium

Steinbrenner Field.

The Yankees announced on Monday morning that Steinbrenner Field has become a smoke- and tobacco-free stadium.

This policy will be in place for all stadium events, including all Yankees spring training workouts and games, and all Tampa Tarpons games.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

St. John's Stuns Villanova, Earns Signature Win

LJ Figueroa goes up for a layup. @StJohnsBball.

The St. John's Red Storm reversed an early 19-point deficit to stun the Villanova Wildcats, 71-65, on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.

This was the signature win that St. John's was waiting all season for, as they improved to 19-7 overall and 7-6 in Big East Conference play. This puts them close to sewing up a bid in the NCAA 

Seton Hall Crushes Creighton Late Again

Seton Hall's Myles Cale and Creighton's Mitch Ballock.

Seton Hall staged a late comeback to stun Creighton, 81-75, on Sunday at CHI Health Center Omaha, their second victory over the Blue Jays in eight days.