Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Books: Daniel Silva Examines a Reform-Minded Saudi Prince In "The New Girl"

The New Girl
By Daniel Silva
Harper; hardcover, $28.99; available today, July 16

In his #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring Gabriel Allon, art restorer and assassin, Daniel Silva has long placed his finger on the pulse of contemporary geopolitics. With his much-anticipated twenty-second novel, The New Girl, Silva focuses a fictional lens on one of the world’s most controversial figures.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Yankees Dominated By d'Arnaud Again

Yankee closer Aroldis Chapman battling Travis d'Arnaud in the ninth inning Monday night. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Tampa Bay Rays got a stunning 5-4 win over the Yankees on Monday night at The Stadium, as ex-Met Travis d'Arnaud led the way with three home runs.

This was just the fifth time in Tampa Bay's franchise history that someone hit three or more homers in a game, with Evan Longoria the last Ray to do it on October 3, 2012.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Red Bulls Outlast NYCFC, Who Question Refs' Actions On Game-Winner

The Red Bulls celebrate the game-winner while NYCFC protests. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Red Bulls won the first installment of the Hudson River Derby on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena, 2-1, over New York City Football Club.

Books: "Justice on Trial" On The Fight Over Kavanaugh's Nomination To Court

Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court
By Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino
Regnery Publishing; hardcover; $28.99

The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy last summer sparked a political firestorm as President Donald Trump would now have to choose a nominee to replace the swing vote on the Court.

Books: "Elevated" On The Rise Of The NBA

Elevated: The Global Rise of the N.B.A.
By Harvey Araton and the staff of The New York Times; Foreword by Jeff Van Gundy
Triumph Books; hardcover, 483 pages; $30.00

The NBA has grown into a world game, with stars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Curry helping turn it into a sport that generates attention every single day. These players have become business tycoons, Hollywood celebrities, and advocates for many causes.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Judge's Four Hits Not Enough To Lift Yankees Past Jays

A member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team arriving in style on Military Appreciation Day. Photo by Jason Schott.

Aaron Judge had four hits for the Yankees, who had plenty of chances, but couldn't get the big hit as they lost a nailbiter to the Toronto Blue Jays, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at The Stadium.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Books: On Baseball Trivia & History

Photo by Jason Schott.

The baseball season is approaching the second half of the season, making it a perfect time to brush up on some trivia and learn more about the history of the game.

Three books will help illuminate America's pastime: Incredible Baseball Trivia by Daivd Nemec; The Baseball Maniac's Almanac, edited by Bert Randolph Sugar with Ken Samelson; and Incredible Baseball Stats by Kevin Reavy and Ryan Spaeder.