Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Books: Avocaderia's Must-Have Recipes

Avocaderia: Avocado Recipes for a Healthier, Happier Life
By Alessandro Biggi, Francesco Brachetti, and Alberto Gramigni
Houghon Mifflin Harcourt; hardcover, 224 pages; $19.99; available Tuesday, December 4

The popular Brooklyn cafe Avocaderia became an overnight sensation when its doors opened in 2017, and they recently wowed the team of investors on ABC's Shark Tank.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Books: Speeches Of Note

Speeches Of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Orations Deserving of a Wider Audience
Compiled By Shaun Usher
Ten Speed Press - Penguin Random House; hardcover, 384 pages; $40.00; available Tuesday, December 4

In an era in which the ability to communicate is more valuable than ever, this collection of history's most profound, compelling, and sometimes unknown speeches is more valuable than ever.

Shaun Usher has compiled 75 speeches from electrifying personalities such as Meghan Markle, Justin Trudeau, Frederick Douglass, Yeonmi Park, Tilda  Swinton, Nick Cave, Panti Bliss, Wamsutta Frank B. Jones, Socrates, Barbara Jordan, and Ursula K. LeGuin.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner Tuesday Dec. 3

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame's renowned 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner will take place Tuesday, December 4 at the New York Hilton Midtown. ESPN3 will stream the Annual Awards Dinner live at 8:30 p.m. ET.

A star-studded College Football Hall of Fame Class, which includes Calvin Johnson, Kerry Collins, and Charles Woodson, will headline the event.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Books: Sherlock Homes Canon-Inspired Stories

For The Sake Of The Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon
Edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
Pegasus Crime; hardcover, 272 pages; $25.95; available Tuesday, December 4

This is the latest volume in the award-winning series from New York Times bestselling editors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger, which offers tales of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and friends in a variety of eras and forms.

Friday, November 30, 2018

St. John's Gets Commitment From Steere


The St. John’s men’s basketball team secured a commitment from NC State transfer Ian Steere, the latest part of what looks like a stellar roster for the 2019-20 season.

Steere, a former four-star recruit, will enroll at the University next semester and be eligible to play at the conclusion of the fall 2019 term.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Yankees Trade Torreyes To Cubs

On Wednesday, the Yankees traded infielder Ronald Torreyes to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for a player to be named later or cash consideration.

Torreyes, 26, had been designated for assignment by the Yankees on Monday to clear a roster spot for pitcher Parker Bridwell, whom they acquired off waivers from the Angels.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

David Villa To Depart NYCFC

David Villa. Courtesy NYCFC.

New York City Football Club is losing its first-ever player, as their Captain David Villa will leave the team at the end of his contract on December 31, 2018.

Villa spent four glorious years with NYCFC, in which he scored 80 goals in 124 MLS matches.