BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Gutfeld Monologues”

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.

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NYCFC Earns Fourth Straight Shutout

(Maxi Moralez (second from left) and his teammates celebrate 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.

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Happ-y Day For Yankees, Who Get Top Lefty Out Of Toronto

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.

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Barclays Center & NYCB Live Eliminate Plastic Straws

(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.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Sugar” On Michael Ray Richardson & The ’80s NBA

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.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “A Blood Thing” By James Hankins

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.

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