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Red Bulls Road Tie In Vancouver Puts Them In First Place

(Daniel Royer – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls earned a 2-2 draw on the road against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, putting them into first place.

Daniel Royer led the way for the Red Bulls, as his two goals, in the early and late stages of the game, bookended a pair of goals from Vancouver’s Kendall Waston.

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Boone on Andujar: “There’s a joy with which he plays the game”

(Miguel Andujar points the way to success this season – @Yankees)

One of the bright spots for the Yankees this season has been the play of rookie third baseman Miguel Andujar.

Through Tuesday night’s win over Tampa Bay, Andujar has played in 108 games, and has a .294 average (121 hits in 411 at-bats) to lead the team among everyday players (for the record, Ronald Torreyes has a .323 average in 24 games played).

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Atticus Finch: The Biography”

(Atticus Finch as portrayed by Gregory Peck in the movie version of To Kill a Mockingbird)

Atticus Finch: The Biography

By Joseph Crespino

Basic Books; hardcover, 272 pages, $27.00

Joseph Crespino, the Jimmy Carter Professor of history at Emory University, tells the story of one of the most famous characters of all time in Atticus Finch: The Biography.

Crespino tells Atticus Finch’s story, from his origins in the life and example of Harper Lee’s father, Amasa Coleman (A.C) Lee, to his evolution in her two novels, his adaptation in the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, and his public reception during the critical years of the southern civil rights struggle.

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St. John’s Releases Non-Conference Schedule

(St. John’s guard Shamorie Ponds – @StJohnsBball)

The St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball team released its 2018-19 non-conference schedule on Thursday.

Some of the early season highlights include a return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the Legends Classic on November 19 and 20, a showdown with Georgia Tech as part of the Hoophall Miami Invitational, and a road trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 2 for a rematch with Duke, whom St. John’s upset last season at Madison Square Garden.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Life List Of Adrian Mandrick”

The Life List Of Adrian Mandrick

By Chris White

Touchstone, $24.99

Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Chris White is a star in the theater world, with an MFA in dramatic writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and her plays have been produced nationally and internationally. She received a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play for Rhythms.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Amateur” By Thomas Page McBee

Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man

By Thomas Page McBee

Scribner, 224 pages, $24.00, available Tuesday, August 14

Thomas Page McBee is the first transgender man to ever box in Madison Square Garden, and in his new book Amateur, he explores his relationship to violence as experienced in a man’s body, while wrestling with the larger issue of what healthy masculinity looks like in our society.

McBee gives a powerful, nuanced exploration of masculinity through the eyes of a new man. Written in a visual and intimate style, this is a compelling narrative of self-definition and a roadmap for new possibilities.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Robert Webb’s “How Not To Be a Boy”

How Not To Be a Boy: Rules For Being A Man

By Robert Webb

Canongate Books

Robert Webb, a British star of Peep Show & the comedic duo Mitchell & Webb, looks at the expectations that boys and men has thrust upon them at every stage of life in How Not To Be a Boy, his best seller in the UK that is now available in the United States.

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