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78-Year-Old Slashed In Brooklyn – CBS New York

78-Year-Old Slashed In Brooklyn CBS New YorkPolice say a 78-year-old was slashed by a suspect in Williamsburg after accidentally hitting the attacker’s car with a push cart. 3 hours ago …

How The Brooklyn Brigade became a building block in establishing Nets culture

Chris Milholen talks to The Brooklyn Brigade’s founder, Bobby Edemeka, about how the group evolved and how proud they are of the team. As players scuffled in Game 4 of the Nets-76ers match-up and refs and coaches tried to restore order, a chant arose from Section 114 at Barclays Center. “BROOOK-LYN, BROOO-LYN” Soon, the whole arena joined in as loud as it’s ever been. The BK Block, home of the Brooklyn Brigade, was marking its territory and what a territory it is. Section 114 in the Barclays Center has established its place as the heart of an increasingly rowdy Nets fanbase. There, denizens of The Brigade, with their signs, their big heads and, of course, their chants personalized and directed at opponents, …

On The Day Jeter Celebrates Retirement, BH Softball Starts Anew

Yes, sports fans, it’s true: the Yankees #2 man (sorry, no one can ever supplant the immortal Babe!) will celebrate his imminent retirement tomorrow.You could pay your respects at the Stadium Tickets range from $90 to $3,562 on StubHub and sit passively as “El Capitán” receives an assortment of inane gifts How many remember that the Yankees gave Phil Rizzuto a cow when his number was retired? Where is that cow now?.Or, you could do what Jetes does: play. And “The Commish”—Tony Lacitignola—has just the thing for you, frustrated athlete who works too much: The Brooklyn Heights Athletic Club Coed Adult Softball League.Opening Day for the league is…

The Rookies: Looking at what they did… what future holds

Sean Marks, despite having all those draft picks zapped away from him by various GM’s over what felt like a decade, has done a pretty, pretty good job at digging out young talent when he’s had the opportunity. Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen were first round picks who became starters on a playoff team this season. Very cool! You know who else was a Nets draft pick and started in the playoffs? Rodions Kurucs, who was taken in the second round! Yes, you read that correctly, three of the Nets five starters were picks Marks acquired to make up for all that history … and ironically, this is also the first season when they control their own first rounder …

St. Francis Volleyball Hangs Tough with LIU Brooklyn In NEC Opener

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On Sunday afternoon in front of a raucous Genovesi Center crowd, the St. Francis Brooklyn women’s volleyball team faced the behemoths of Brooklyn, Long Island University. The Blackbirds have not dropped a Northeast Conference (NEC) match in more than two years and have dominated the host Terriers over the last decade.Despite a spirited effort that saw new Terriers perform well, the results were the same as they’ve been since 2002. Visiting LIU (10-5; 1-0 NEC) captured a 3-0 win (25-14, 25-13, 25-16) over SFC (2-15; 0-1 …

NetsDaily Off-Season Report – No. 1

And we’re back, for our 12th big year! Every weekend, we’ll be updating the Nets’ off-season with bits and pieces of information, gossip, etc. to help take the edge off that first round loss. First things first As we note above, we’ve been doing this for 12 years, through thick and (mostly) thin. Some editions will be long, some will be short. Some will be better than others. Some will come out on Saturday, some on Sunday. The Off-Season Report will follow the off-season, right up to October 1, which is the start of the pre-season … FIVE MONTHS FROM…

St. Francis Men’s Water Polo Opens Home Slate Tonight at 7:30pm

St. Francis Brooklyn men’s water polo squad opens the home portion of their 2014 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division schedule tonight with a match against local rival Iona College (2-11; 2-3 Northern Division) at the Generoso Pope Athletic Center.The Terriers (4-6; 3-1 Northern League) are led by newcomer Bora Dimitrov, a junior transfer from Diablo Valley College who has compiled 23 goals in his first season wearing SFC red, white and blue. Junior co-captain Liam Veazey has registered 14 goals and 8 assists, while sophomore Ilija Djuretic…

Nets interested in Tobias Harris? In a word, yes.

The rumors started during the Nets-76ers series. Brooklyn, according to various reports, has the 6’9” stretch-4 on its short list, a hometown boy (Dix Hills, Long Island). As the 26-year-old proved vs. the Nets, he’s a versatile player not afraid of the big game. And he’s a high character guy, being one of the finalists for the NBA’s Community Assist Award. Of course, he’s not Kevin Durant, not Kawhi Leonard, believed to be the Nets top targets but he’d be a huge upgrade nonetheless. Earlier this week, Michael Scotto wrote the Nets were among four teams — as well as the Sixers — with interest. Around the league, executives believe several other teams, such as Memphis, Utah, Dallas and…

Hot Time at the Pope Center! St. Francis Water Polo Opens at Home with a Win Over Iona College

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Last night the hottest spot in Brooklyn Heights was underground. It was standing room only on the deck of the Generoso Pope Center pool at St. Francis College as its men’s water polo team played their first home match of 2014 against Iona College.When a Terrier meets a Gael, guess what happens? The Terrier kicks butt, as SFC cruised to a 17-7 win over their beleaguered guest to improve their Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division record to 4-1.St. Francis—5-6 over all and winners of four straight—was led by four goals from senior defender Balint Toth. Senior driver Vuk Vujosevic…

Joel Embiid returns, leads Philadelphia 76ers past Brooklyn Nets – Burlington County Times

Joel Embiid returns, leads Philadelphia 76ers past Brooklyn Nets Burlington County TimesNets fall short after wild 4th quarter in Brooklyn, now trail Embiid and Sixers 3-1 New York Daily NewsJoel Embiid does it all as Sixers pull out a gutsy win against Brooklyn Nets to take a 3-1 series lead NorthJersey.comSimmons and the 76ers visit Brooklyn with 2-1 series lead Arizona Daily StarBad blood between Sixers and Nets boils over into courtside scrum The Washington PostView full coverage on Google News

Nets fight and claw but lose Game 4 in disappointing fashion, 112-108

It’s a 3-1 Sixers lead. BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Down 2-1 in the series, the Nets were fighting for their lives. Maybe even literally. Unfortunately, the Nets lost 112-108, and are now down 3-1 with this season’s lifespan may be determined in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. It’s win-or-go-home in this best-of-seven series. “There’s a disappointment losing any game – whether it be home or on the road – especially, when you’re up, five minutes left to go in the game,” said Caris LeVert afterwards. Indeed, the Nets were up by one with 50 seconds left, but turnovers and what the…

Weekend Offers Tough Home Matchups for St. Francis Brooklyn Water Polo

Riding a five-game winning streak that has pushed their record over the .500 mark for the first time this season, the St. Francis Brooklyn men’s water polo team (10-9; 8-1 CWPA Northern Division) closes out its Collegiate Water Polo Association’s (CWPA) regular season schedule at home this weekend with key matches against Brown, Harvard and M.I.T.At stake for the Terriers is a possible fourth straight Northern Division title and ninth in the last ten years.First up today at 4pm for St. Francis, ranked 17th in the latest CWPA …

NBA Playoffs: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers Game 1 Live Thread

WHO: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers (series: 0-0) WHAT: The playoffs are here! And the Nets, an incredible story, actually, played their way into the 6th see where they are now up against the top-heavy Philadelphia 76ers team with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons at the top. Hey, look, the Nets are the underdog, right? But at this point they’ve played all season as an underdog and, well, we’re here – a place that no one expected them to be. WHERE: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA WHEN: 2:30 p.m. EST HOW: WWOR; ESPN THE STORY: Film Study + Game 1 Preview Embiid will make life very difficult for the Nets thin front court and this will be a particular challenge for second year big…

Running Up Jehovah’s Hill

Racked recently profiled a woman named Beth Weinstein who launched a clothing line for runners called Only Atoms. In the Q&A she was asked, “What’s the city’s most challenging route?”Jehovah’s Hill in Brooklyn Heights! That’s not the official name, but since the hill is near the Jehovah’s Witness building, that’s what I call it. Sure, it’s a short hill, but it’s one of the steepest in New York City—great for hill repeats.Daunting, to be sure. And while I’ve run down Jehovah’s Hill, I guess the true test is up. Have you run up that hill? Kate Bush has.