Saturday, October 20, 2018

Books: "The History Of The World According To Facebook"

The History Of The World According To Facebook - Revised edition
By Wylie Overstreet
Dey Street Books; trade paperback, $17.99; available October 23

Facebook has become so much a part of our lives, it is curious to wonder what it would have been like if every historical event took place online.

Red Bulls & Two Nines Launch Capsule Collection


The Red Bulls and Bradley Wright-Phillips' Two Nines line have launched a limited-edition capsule collection of hats and apparel, designed by RBNY and Two Nines in partnership with New Era. The collection debuted during a launch event at Hat Club in Manhattan on Wednesday night.

Red Bulls' Aaron Long Earns First Career USMNT Cap


Red Bulls starting center back Aaron Long made his debut for the United States Men's National Team against 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier Peru on Tuesday night at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field on the campus of UConn.

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.