Red Bulls Take First Place On White’s First MLS Goal

(The Red Bulls celebrate Brian White’s goal – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls took first place in the Eastern Conference and Supporters’ Shield race on Wednesday night with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo, with Brian White’s first MLS goal being the game-winner.

The Red Bulls improved to 17-6-4, with 55 points, leapfrogging Atlanta United, which has 54 points with a record of 16-4-6.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “All This I Will Give To You”

All This I Will Give To You

By Dolores Redondo; translated by Michael Meigs

AmazonCrossing; 478 pages; hardcover, paperback, and e-book; available September 1

Literary thriller writer Dolores Redondo was the most-read author in Spain in 2017, surpassing Ken Follett, Fernando Aramburu and Carlos Ruiz Zafon, according to the Spanish Publishers Association.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “I Will Never Leave You” By S.M. Thayer

I Will Never Leave You

By S.M. Thayer

Thomas & Mercer; $24.95 hardcover; $4.99 Kindle eBook; available September 1, 2018

With a lavish lifestyle, powerful friends, and a historic mansion in the nation’s capital, banking heiress Trisha and her husband, James, seem to have it all.

The only thing that was missing from their dream life was a baby.

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Torres & Andujar Part Of Exclusive Yankees Class

(Gleyber Torres – @Yankees)

When Gleyber Torres hit a two-run home run in the Yankees’ 6-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday night, he joined Miguel Andujar in an exclusive club in franchise history.

This was Torres’ 20th homer of the season, while Andujar has 21, making them the first pair of Yankees rookies to hit 20 homers in the same season.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “America’s Game” On Baseball In The Early-20th Century

America’s Game: A History Of Major League Baseball Through World War II

By Bryan Soderholm-Difatte

Rowman & Littlefield; hardcover, $45.00; eBook $42.50

In a comprehensive survey of major league baseball, Bryan Soderholm-Difatte looks at the national pastime’s legendary figures, major innovations, and pivotal moments in the beginning of the twentieth century in America’s Game: A History of Major League Baseball through World War II.

Soderholm-Difatte details pivotal moments—including the founding of the American League, the 1919 Black Sox scandal, and navigating the Great Depression and two World Wars—and concludes with a chapter examining the exclusion of black ballplayers from the major leagues.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: The Gripping Novel “The Waiting Room”

The Waiting Room

By Emily Bleeker

Lake Union Publishing; hardcover, $24.95; paperback, $10.99; ebook $3.99

Emily Bleeker, the bestselling author of When I’m Gone and Working Fire, is back with a gripping novel about a mother, her missing daughter, and the dark secrets that surround them in The Waiting Room.

Veronica Shelton has suffered from postpartum depression ever since her husband’s death collided with the birth of her daughter. She has trouble sleeping, can’t go to work, and can’t bear to touch her beautiful baby girl.

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American League East Race Back On After Yankees Gain Ground On Sox

(Giancarlo Stanton (l.) and Brett Gardner (r.) celebrate Sunday night’s win – @Yankees)

The Yankees completed their four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 5-3 win on Sunday night.

While the Yankees took care of business against the woebegone Orioles, the Red Sox got swept by the Tampa Bay Rays, including a 9-1 demolition on Sunday afternoon.

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Red Bulls Roll By Rooney & DC United

(The Red Bulls celebrate Kaku’s goal – Photos by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls shutout English soccer legend Wayne Rooney and DC United, 1-0, on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena.

The lone goal of the match came in the 56th minute when Kaku fired one from just above the left corner of the box for his fourth goal of the year. All four of his goals this season have been game-winners.

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MLB Players’ Weekend August 24-26

(CC Sabathia during last year’s Players’ Weekend)

MLB Players’ Weekend will return for its second year, for all games scheduled this weekend, August 24 to 26, with each team in special uniforms for the occasion.

Players’ Weekend will showcase the personalities and interests of Major League Baseball players by letting them select a nickname for the back of their jersey, such as “The Knight” for Yankee shortstop Didi Gregorius.

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NYCFC & Red Bulls Play To Draw In Feisty Derby

(The scene when Eloi Amagat was given a red card – USA Today Sports)

The Red Bulls and New York City Football Club played to a 1-1 draw in the final installment of the Hudson River Derby of the regular season on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Each team earned four points overall in the three Derby matches in MLS play, with a win, a loss, and a draw. The Red Bulls won a US Open Cup game over NCYFC at Red Bull Arena on June 6.

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