Thursday, October 18, 2018

Books: Chris Gethard On How To "Lose Well"

Lose Well
By Chris Gethard
HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $26.99

Comedian and cult hero Chris Gethard knows a thing of two about losing, and failing is an art form, as he argues in his new book Lose Well.

Let’s face it, everyone wants a seat at the cool table, a great job, and loads of money. Most of us won’t be able to achieve this widely accepted, black-or-white, definition of winning, which makes us feel like failures, that we’re destined to a life of loserdom. This is the conventional wisdom, and Gethard thinks it's bunk.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

St. John's Has High Expectations Entering 2018-19 Season

St. John's Head Coach Chris Mullin. Photo by Jason Schott.

The St. John's Red Storm are entering this 2018-19 campaign with the highest expectations they have had in the four years Chris Mullin has been their head coach.

“We’ve got a lot of offensive players, we do," Mullin said at Tuesday's Media Day at Carnesecca Arena. "Guys that have scored pretty big in college basketball ... Five guys on the court that have to share the ball, gotta set screens, be unselfish. I think a big factor for us is going to be on the defensive end. Being able to force turnovers and increase possessions so everyone gets a piece of the pie.”

Yankees Make Donation For Hurricane Michael Relief

Photo by Jason Schott.

The Yankees announced on Tuesday that the organization made a $100,000 donation to support the relief efforts associated with Hurricane Michael. The contributions include $50,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to the Salvation Army.

Books: Jane Leavy On "The Big Fella," Babe Ruth

The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created
By Jane Leavy
Harper; hardcover, $32.50; available today, Tuesday, October 16

Jane Leavy, has written award-winning New York Times bestsellers on Mickey Mantle, The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, and she has now written the definitive biography of Babe Ruth, The Big Fella.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Books: Announcer Verne Lundquist Looks At His Career In "Play By Play"

PLAY BY PLAY: Calling the Wildest Games in Sports – From SEC Football to College Basketball, The Masters, and More
By Verne Lundquist
William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; Hardcover. $28.99; available Tuesday, October 16

Renowned announcer Verne Lundquist, or “Uncle Verne” as many know him, has one of the most recognizable voices, and faces, in sports and enjoyed a remarkable 50-plus year career in broadcasting. He has called NFL games, The Masters golf tournament, and College Football and Basketball.

St. John's Guard Ponds Named to Bob Cousy Award Preseason Watch List


After a stunning sophomore season, guard Shamorie Ponds was named to the Preseason Watch List for the Bob Cousy Award, it was announced on Monday afternoon by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Books: Greg Sargent On America's "Uncivil War"

President Donald Trump.

An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics
By Greg Sargent
Custom House; hardcover, $26.99; available Tuesday, October 16

Just in time for the Congressional midterm elections, Greg Sargent, author of The Washington Post's "Plum Line" blog, looks at the incredibly high stakes involved this fall and in the 2020 presidential election in his new book, An Uncivil War.