Tuesday, July 31, 2018
The Red Bulls will honor striker Bradley Wright-Phillips on Sunday night after the Red Bulls' match against Los Angeles Football Club, which begins at 6 p.m.
Wright-Phillips' MLS record of fastest to 100 league goals will be recognized with a post-game ceremony.
Monday, July 30, 2018
Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman made his third big pitching acquisition of the week, as they acquired RHP Lance Lynn and cash considerations from Minnesota in exchange for INF Tyler Austin and RHP Luis Rijo on Monday night.
This comes in addition to adding Zach Britton to an already impressive bullpen and J.A. Happ to the rotation.
The Yankees starting rotation now has something it has been searching for all year: depth.
Red Bulls and United States National team midfielder Tyler Adams has been named to the 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, the league announced today.
Adams joins teammates Bradley Wright-Phillips, Aaron Long and Michael Amir Murillo (pictured above) to face Italian giants Juventus FC on August 1 at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
|David Villa. Provided by NYCFC.|
New York City Football Club's David Villa has been forced to withdraw from this week’s MLS All-Star Game due to injury.
The Spanish striker, who has scored eight goals in 10 starts this season, has missed NYCFC’s last six games and will not be ready to return for the game vs. Juventus at the Mercedes Benz Arena.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
|Seattle's Harry Shipp, who scored Sunday, getting a shot off. USA Today Sports.|
New York City Football Club's streak of four straight wins, all of which were shutouts, was snapped on Sunday when they lost, 3-1, to the Seattle Sounders.
NYCFC's scoreless streak lasted 434 minutes, and was snapped when Cristian Roldan got Seattle on the board in the 36th minute.
The Yankees got just what they needed from J.A. Happ in his debut in The Bronx, since he was acquired from Toronto on Thursday, in a 6-3 win over Kansas City on Sunday.
Happ earned the win, as he went 6 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and a walk, with 2 strikeouts.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
|The Red Bulls and Crew enter the pitch. Photo by Jason Schott.|
The Red Bulls nearly completed a big comeback in the second half, but they came up short, losing 3-2 to the Columbus Crew on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.
Shipments of Sunday's promotional item, W.B. Mason Collectible Trucks for the first 18,000 guests 14-and-younger, have been delayed and will not arrive in time to be distributed at Yankee Stadium prior to the Yankees-Royals game on Sunday, July 29.
Friday, July 27, 2018
The Gutfeld Monologues: Classic Rants From The Five
By Greg Gutfeld
Threshold Editions, hardcover $27.00, available this Tuesday, July 31
Fox News star Greg Gutfeld has covered everything from crazed academics, to unhinged celebrities, to the wildest election in recent history on his shows The Five, which airs weekday afternoons, and The Greg Gutfeld Show on the weekend.
Gutfeld is known for delivering sharp, hilarious monologues, and he has put together his favorites in this funny, unorthodox collection, The Gutfeld Monologues.
|Provided by NYCFC.|
New York City Football Club has acquired Valentin Castellanos on loan from Club Atletico Torque.
The attacking midfielder joins on loan until the end of the 2018 season with an option to purchase and will join up with his teammates subject to receipt of his P1 Visa and ITC.
|Maxi Moralez (second from left) celebrates his goal. USA Today Sports.|
New York City Football Club earned their fourth straight victory, as they used two late goals in the first half to earn a 2-0 win over Orlando City on the road Thursday night.
The shutout Orlando gives NYCFC and goalkeeper Sean Johnson a club record four-successive clean sheets.
They also stretched a club-record 398 minutes without conceding a goal streak.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
For the second time in as many days, the Yankees acquired a top left-handed pitcher.
On Tuesday, it was reliever Zach Britton, who came from the Baltimore Orioles to bolster an already elite bullpen.
On Thursday, the Yankees struck again, as they got top starter J.A. Happ out of the Toronto Blue Jays for infielder Brandon Drury and outfield prospect Billy McKinney.
|Barclays Center. Photo by Jason Schott.|
On Thursday, BSE Global announced that Barclays Center and NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, will eliminate single-use plastic straws at all events by 2019, becoming the first sports and entertainment venues in the New York area to make this commitment.
Sugar: Michael Ray Richardson, Eightees Excess, and the NBA
By Charley Rosen
Nebraska University Press, 192 pages, $24.95
The 1980s were arguably the NBA’s best decade, giving rise to Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan. They were among the game’s greatest players who brought pro basketball out of its 1970s funk and made it faster, more fluid, and more exciting. Off the court the game was changing rapidly too, with the draft lottery, shoe commercials, and a style driven largely by excess.
A Blood Thing
By James Hankins
Thomas & Mercer, 455 pages, $24.95 hardcover, $15.95 paperback, and $4.99 Kindle ebook
Critically-acclaimed bestselling author James Hankins' latest, A Blood Thing, follows a relentless blackmailer who pushes family ties to a sickening breaking point in this how-far-would-you-go thriller.
Andrew Kane, Vermont's promising young governor, is at a public meet-and-greet moving through the line shaking hands when something unexpected happens.
|Bradley Wright-Phillips in a jersey commemorating his goal. @NewYorkRedBulls.|
Bradley Wright-Phillips' goal, his 100th in MLS play, was all the Red Bulls needed in a 1-0 win over DC United on Wednesday night.
The Red Bulls have now won three straight matches and six of their last seven.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Late Tuesday night, the Yankees made a major move to bolster their bullpen as they acquired lef-hander Zach Britton from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for RHP Dillon Tate, RHP Cody Carroll and LHP Josh Rogers.
Britton is one of the top closers in baseball, as he has racked up 139 career saves since he started his career with Baltimore in 2011.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
|NYCFC Captain David Villa and Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola. Courtesy NYCFC/Manchester City.|
New York City Football Club got the chance to have a training session with their parent club, Manchester City FC on Monday afternoon at NYCFC’s elite First Team training facility, Etihad City Football Academy NY.
Monday, July 23, 2018
I Love Capitalism! An American Story
By Ken Langone
Penguin Random House, $28.00
Ken Langone, the co-founder of Home Depot and former director of the New York Stock Exchange, shares the story of his unlikely rise and storied career in his memoir, I Love Capitalism!
This story is also Langone's passionate defense of the American Dream: a country in which any young striver can reach the maximum potential of his or her talents and work ethic.
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles
By Fran Leadon
W.W. Norton and Company, hardcover, $35.00
Broadway is possibly the most iconic street in the world. Nineteenth-century journalist Junius Henri Browne spoke for many when he wrote, "Broadway represents the national life."
Its thirteen miles tell the history of New York, as it evolved from a seventeenth-century cow path into its twentieth-century incarnation, the "Great White Way."
The Summer Sail: A Novel
By Wendy Francis
Touchstone, trade paperback, $16.00
Wendy Francis' new novel, The Summer Sail, looks at a trio of lifelong friends reuniting aboard a cruise ship to Bermuda.
The women deemed themselves "forever sisters" while they were college roommates, and their sisterly bond has continued to grow over the years. They are set to embark on an unforgettable vacation with their families in tow as one of them celebrates their twentieth wedding anniversary.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
The Cash and Carter Family Cookbook
By John Carter Cash
Thomas Nelson, $29.99
John Carter Cash shares memories, recipes, and celebrity stories about meals shared around the kitchen table with his parents, Johnny and June Carter Cash in The Cash and Carter Family Cookbook.
People the world over loved Johnny and June for their charismatic stage presence and powerful, soul-stirring music, but those who had the fortune to know them personally remember them best for their warm hospitality and the meals from their kitchen.
|Bradley Wright-Phillips. @NewYorkRedBulls.|
The Red Bulls used two second half goals, including a big one from Bradley Wright-Phillips, to get by the New England Revolution, 2-0, on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.
The Red Bulls have won back-to-back matches and five of their last six, and they have captured 25 of the possible 30 points at Red Bull Arena and have outscored their opponents, 25-6.
|The Chicago Cubs celebrate winning the 2016 World Series.|
The last two champions in baseball, the 2016 Chicago Cubs and the 2017 Houston Astros, have compelling narratives behind their success, and a pair of new books out looks at the leadership that delivered them their historic championships.
Bill Chastain and Jesse Rogers look at Cubs Manager Joe Maddon's life in baseball and how he brought Chicago their first title since 1908 in the biography Try Not To Suck, while Ben Reiter looks at the system the Astros used to earn their franchise's first championship last season in Astroball.
The Existentialist's Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age
By Gordon Marino
HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Gordon Marino, a professor of philosophy and Director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College and the boxing correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, recasts the practical take-aways existentialism offers for the 21st century in his new book The Existentialist's Survival Guide.
Friday, July 20, 2018
|Coney Island beach.|
As summer progresses and people are taking vacations, it's time to think of what books to read on lazy days at the beach.
There are four thrillers coming out this Tuesday that are sure to delight, thrill, and entertain - Little Girl Lost by Wendy Corsi Staub, What Remains Of Her by Eric Rickstad, A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay, and Whistle In the Dark by Emma Healey.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Born Trump: Inside America's First Family
By Emily Jane Fox
Harper, 352 pages, $27.99
To truly understand President Donald Trump, argues Vanity Fair columnist Emily Jane Fox, one must get to know his children, whose stories provide insight into what makes him tick.
In Born Trump, Fox gives a deeply reported and richly detailed look at Trump's five kids - Don, Jr., Ivanka, and Eric, who he had with his first wife Ivana; his one daughter with Marla Maples, Tiffany; and Barron, his fifth child and the only child he has with his current wife, First Lady Melania Trump. There also is a look at Ivanka's husband Jared Kushner, who became a leading advisor on the campaign and in the White House.
Monday, July 16, 2018
|Yankees batting practice. Photo by Jason Schott.|
The Yankees announced on Monday afternoon the introduction of a $49.99 mobile-only Yankees Ballpark Pass, which guarantees general admission access to Yankee Stadium in non-assigned Standing-Room-Only locations for all Yankees’ home games originally scheduled for August 2018.
In The Vines
By Shannon Kirk
Thomas & Mercer; 317 pages, $24.95 hardcover; $15.95 paperback; $4.99 Kindle eBook - available tomorrow July 17th
Internationally bestselling author Shannon Kirk's In The Vines is a frenetic and lyrical thriller set on the grounds of an opulent Atlantic-side estate.
Mary Olivia Pentecost, known affectionately by her initials Mop, was born into one of the wealthiest families in the country, as well as one of the most guarded.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Love & War: An Alex & Eliza Story
By Melissa de la Cruz
Putnam; Ages 12 and up; $18.99
Melissa de la Cruz retold the love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler in Alex & Eliza: A Love Story, which was released last year.
The love story continues to unfold in the sequel, Love & War, as Alex and Eliza begin their new life as a married couple while the war for American independence rages on.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
|USA Today Sports.|
Just as they did against the Red Bulls and Montreal earlier in the week, New York City Football Club used a big second half to earn a 2-0 win over Columbus Crew SC on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium.
NYCFC earned three clean sheets on the homestand, the first time they have done gotten three in a row since July 2016.
|Red Bulls Head Coach Chris Armas. USA Today Sports.|
Marc Rzatkowski's first career MLS brace helped the Red Bulls earn a 3-2 win over Sporting Kansas City, 3-2, on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.
Red Bulls Head Coach Chris Armas recorded his first career win as manager after taking over the position on July 6.
The Case Against Impeaching Trump
By Alan Dershowitz
Hot Books, 160 pages, $21.99
Alan Dershowitz has been called “one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America” by Politico and “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights” by Newsweek.
Lately, he has come under partisan fire for applying those same principles to President Donald Trump during the course of his many appearances in national media outlets as an expert resource on civil and constitutional law. As Politico says, "Maybe the question isn't what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it's what happened to everyone else."
Friday, July 13, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
A Franchise On The Rise: The First Twenty Years Of The New York Yankees
By Don Amore, Foreword by John Sterling
Sports Publishing, $27.99
The New York Yankees are the most successful franchise in American sports with 27 world championships.
In A Franchise on the Rise, veteran sportswriter Dom Amore looks at the origins of the franchise, and takes readers back in time to the first twenty years of the team's existence, from 1903 to 1923.
The Light Within Me
By Ainsley Earhardt
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, $27.99
Ainsley Earhardt, a leading Fox News anchor and #1 New York Times bestselling author, offers a powerful, uplifting look at her life and her spiritual journey, with reflections on her family, her faith, and her successful career in her memoir, The Light Within Me.
Earhardt reminisces about growing up with a father who loved his children unconditionally—a cherished model of parenthood she has adopted with her own daughter—how her Christian faith has shaped her life, and the dynamic journalism career that has made her a trusted household name.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
|Jonathan Lewis (17, right) celebrates his goal with Maxi|
Moralez. USA Today Sports.
New York City Football Club rolled to a 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, with all goals coming in a big second half.
NYCFC imrpoved to 11-4-4, with 37 points, in second place in the Eastern Conference, now just three points behind Atlanta for the top spot, and five points ahead of the Red Bulls. They have gained six points on the Red Bulls this week, as they beat them at The Stadium on Sunday night, 1-0.