BrooklynFans Of Books: “Springfield Confidential” On America’s Funniest Family

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Working for The Simpsons

Mike Reiss with Mathew Klickstein

Dey St., An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Mike Reiss, former head writer of The Simpsons, gives a freewheeling, irreverent account of working on the landmark show in his new memoir, Springfield Confidential.

In celebration of the Simpsons’ 30th anniversary this year, Reiss is best-suited to give an inside look at the making of one of the most famous shows in television history.

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Yankees HOPE Week: A Kickball Game Supporting “No Bully” Campaign

(Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances and a child from the “No Bully” organization close in on a pop up in the kickball game – Photo by Jason Schott)

Yankees HOPE Week continued on Tuesday morning as Yankees players and coaches joined Cassidy Warner, her family, and children and staff from the anti-bullying organization “No Bully” for a kickball game at Heritage Field, the site of the original Yankee Stadium and across the street from the current Stadium.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Arena Asks “What’s Wrong With US?”

What’s Wrong With US?: A Coach’s Blunt Take on the State of American Soccer After a Lifetime on the Touchline

By Bruce Arena, with Steve Kettmann

Harper, 288 pages; $28.99, available today, June 12

When the United States Men’s Soccer team was in trouble and looking for someone to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach, they turned to a familiar face in Bruce Arena.

The winningest coach in US soccer history, Arena was at the helm for the USMNT’s best-ever World Cup performance in 2002 when they made the quarterfinals. It was a natural that he come back and try to get them over the top and see if he can duplicate that magical run and keep building enthusiasm for soccer in this country.

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Yankees HOPE Week: The Muddy Puddles Project

The Yankees began HOPE (Helping Others Persevere and Excel) Week 2018 on Monday afternoon with Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner, Sonny Gray, Didi Gregorius, bench coach Josh Bard, NYCFC Goalkeeper Brad Stuver and the founders of the Muddy Puddles Project, Cindy and Louis Campbell, surprising families that have been affected by pediatric cancer at Mohawk Day Camp.

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Torrent Named New NYCFC Head Coach

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New York City Football Club did not take long finding their new leader, as they announced the appointment of Domènec Torrent as Head Coach on Monday afternoon, just hours after Patrick Vieira left the club to take over Nice.

Torrent, former Head Coach of Girona FC and Assistant Coach at Barcelona FC and Bayern Munich, has most recently been Pep Guardiola’s right hand man at sister club Manchester City FC.

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Patrick Vieira leaves NYCFC For Nice In France

(Patrick Vieira last Wednesday night when NYCFC played the Red Bulls in the US Open Cup – USA Today Sports)

Patrick Vieira will be departing New York City Football Club after two-plus years as head coach to take over at OGC Nice in France.

City Football Group, which owns Manchester City and NYCFC, announced Vieira will join Nice immediately.

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