The Magnificent Esme Wells
By Adrienne Sharp
Harper, on sale April 10, $26.99
Adrienne Sharp, nationally bestselling and critically acclaimed author, takes us to a golden age of show business in The Magnificent Esme Wells.
Sharp tells the story of a girl growing up in Las Vegas and Hollowood in the 1930s and ’40s.
Esme Wells is the daughter of a low-level gangster, Ike Silver, trying to make his way in Bugsy Siegel’s organization, and her mother is Dina, a wannabe showgirl.
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(Kassoum Yakwe – @StJohnsBBall)
Kassoum Yakwe announced Thursday that he will not be returning to the St. John’s men’s basketball program for the 2018-19 season.
The junior from Bamako, Mali is on track to earn his bachelor’s degree this summer, and he will pursue transfer opportunities for his final collegiate season.
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The Red Bulls lost to Club Deportivo Guadalajara, 1-0, in the first leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Semifinals on Wednesday night at Estadio Akron.
Leg Two will be on Tuesday, April 10 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET with coverage on Univision Deportes, go90.com and Red Bulls Radio in English on TuneIN.
Chivas got the winning goal in the 26th minute when Isaac Brizuela scored on a feed from Rodolfo Pizarro.
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Gator: My Life in Pinstripes
By Ron Guidry, with Andrew Beaton
Crown Archetype, available now, $26.00
Ron Guidry, one of the greatest pitchers in Yankees history, was the ace of their championship teams in 1977 and 1978.
Guidry, known as Louisiana Lighting as well as another nickname, which is the title of his new memoir, Gator: My Life in Pinstripes.
1978 was when Guidry rose to prominence when he went 25-3 with an impressive 1.74 ERA, or earned run average. To show how amazing those numbers are, 15 wins and a 4.00 ERA is considered excellent in this era.
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(Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch with Kyle Duncan during a recent game – @NewYorkRedBulls)
On Tuesday afternoon, the Red Bulls announced that defender Kyle Duncan suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his right knee during their match against Orlando City SC.
Duncan will have surgery to repair the tear in the coming weeks.
A timetable for his return will be established after surgery.
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By Lee Goldberg
Thomas & Mercer
Lee Goldberg, who is a successful TV writer/producer on shows like Diagnosis Murder and Monk, is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books.
Goldberg is known for his witty wordplay, twisty plots, and captivating characters.
In his latest work, True Fiction, Goldberg turns the lens back on himself and his colleagues in a fast-moving adventure where the line between fact and fiction is blurred.
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The Villanova Wildcats cruised to their second national championship in three years as they beat the Michigan Wolverines, 79-62, on Monday night in San Antonio.
Villanova was led by Donte DiVincenzo, who had 31 points off the bench on 10-15 from the field, including 5-7 on three-pointers, with five rebounds and three assists.
The turning point of the game was when DiVincenzo came in about seven minutes into the first half and scored eight straight points and helped them turn a 14-8 deficit into a 37-28 lead at halftime.
DiVincenzo was named the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
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Because We Are Bad: OCD and A Girl Lost in Thought
By Lily Bailey
Harper; Hardcover; $26.99; available tomorrow April 3rd
Lily Bailey provides a searingly honest, brave, and beautifully written account of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, one of mental health’s most misinterpreted and misunderstood conditions in her work Because We Are Bad: OCD and A Girl Lost in Thought.
What if your imaginary friend were not what most would think one is, a buddy, but a blight on your childhood?
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(Villanova players practice on Sunday afternoon with Head Coach Jay Wright looking on (right) – @VillanovaMBB)
Villanova is seeking its second national men’s basketball championship in three seasons when they take on Michigan in the title game on Monday night in San Antonio.
Villanova had no trouble beating Kansas on Saturday night to get to this point in search of their third national championship. In addition to their dramatic buzzer-beating championship in 2016, they also won it all in 1985.
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Michigan will take on Villanova will face off for the National Men’s Basketball Championship tonight in San Antonio.
Michigan outlasted Loyola-Chicago on Saturday night to reach their first national championship game sine 2013. They lost to Louisville, who had to vacate that win a couple months ago due to recruiting violations.
The Wolverines’ last national title came in 1989, when they beat Seton Hall in Seattle.
MICHIGAN PRESS CONFERENCE with Head Coach John Beilein and players Moe Wagner and Duncan Robinson:
COACH BEILEIN: I got back, obviously with all the media responsibilities after the game I didn’t get to see the first half of Villanova. I’m sure glad I didn’t get to see it. The second half I did get back to my hotel in time to watch it.
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