BrooklynFans Of Books: Basketball Greats On The Love Of The Game

(Photo above: Barclays Center during a Brooklyn Nets game – credit: Jason Schott)

BASKETBALL: A Love Story

By Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew, and Dan Klores

Crown Archetype; hardcover, $30.00; available Tuesday, September 18

Two of the most well-respected basketball journalists today, Jackie MacMullan and Rafe Bartholomew, collaborated with award-winning director Dan Klores to tell the comprehensive story of the game of basketball in its many compelling dimensions.

They have produced BASKETBALL: A Love Story, a groundbreaking work based on interviews with more than 170 of the greats of the game.

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Judge & Chapman Make Progress In Returning To Yankees

(Aaron Judge in the batting cage earlier in the season – Photo by Jason Schott)

Monday was an off day for the Yankees ahead of the start of their three-game series with the Boston Red Sox, but they received some good news on two of their key players, right fielder Aaron Judge and closer Aroldis Chapman, returning for the stretch run.

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Ralph Lauren To Throw Out First Pitch At Yankees Game Thursday Night

On Thursday night, Bronx native Ralph Lauren will return home to be honored by the New York Yankees in recognition of the company’s 50th anniversary.

Lauren will be celebrated with a special pregame home plate ceremony and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the  Yankees take on the Red Sox.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Dear America” By Jose Antonio Vargas

Dear America: Notes Of An Undocumented Citizen

By Jose Antonio Vargas

Dey Street Books; hardcover, $25.99; eBook, $20.99; available Tuesday, September 18

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has been called “the most famous undocumented immigrant in America” after The New York Times Magazine published his story on his life in the United States after arriving from the Philippines in 1993 at the age of twelve.

By coming out publicly in 2011 as an undocumented immigrant, Vargas was risking everything he had built in the United States.

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NYCFC’s Lewis On Loan To Louisville City FC

(Jonathan Lewis – @NYCFC)

New York City Football Club’s Jonathan Lewis has joined Louisville City FC until the end of the USL Regular Season.

NYCFC retains the right to recall the 21-year old winger at any stage before Louisville’s final league game on October 13. Lewis will return to New York once the USL regular season concludes and will be eligible for the remainder of the MLS regular season and playoffs.

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Red Bulls, Thanks To BWP Hat Trick, Tie Rooney & DC United

(Bradley Wright-Philips of the Red Bulls and his fellow Englishman, Wayne Rooney, of DC United – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls, backed by a Bradley Wright-Phillips hat trick, earned a point on the road with a 3-3 draw with DC United 3-3 on Sunday at Audi Field.

The Red Bulls are now 17-5-7, 56 point and are within one point of first-place Atlanta United (17-6-5, 57 points) for the Supporters’ Shield and Eastern Conference lead.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: An Oral History Of The Obama Presidency

OBAMA: An Oral History 2009-2017

By Brian Abrams

Little A; hardcover, $24.95; paperback, $14.95; eBook, $5.99

Barack Obama had one of the most consequential presidencies in American history, and Brian Abrams has created a candid oral history of a near-decade in Washington.

OBAMA: An Oral History 2009-2017 is the first ever comprehensive oral history of the politics and governing behind a landmark American presidency. Abrams obtained unprecedented access to Obamaworld, interviewing aides and advisers in the administration and on the campaigns as well as several elected members of Congress, both Democrat and Republican.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Road To Disaster” On Vietnam

Road To Disaster: A New History of America’s Descent into Vietnam

By Brian VanDeMark

Custom House Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $32.99; available this Tuesday, September 18

Many books have been written on the decision-making by the Kennedy and Johnson administrations regarding the Vietnam War, but no historian has been able to explain why such decent, brilliant, and successful people repeatedly made so many mistakes.

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Manchester City, Parent Club Of NYCFC, Releases Annual Report

(Manchester City Head Coach Pep Guardiola when the team was in New York – Provided by NYCFC)

Manchester City Football Club recently released its Annual Report for 2017-18, announcing revenues of more than £500 million for the first time in City history, and the tenth successive year of improved financial performance.

Manchester City,  the parent club of New York City Football Club, enters its fourth consecutive year as a profitable business, posting a profit of £10 million.

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