The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America
By Mohammed Al Samawi
William Morrow. $27.99
Mohammed Al Samawi came to the United states in May 2015, and he has been involved in many NGOs an interfaith groups.
Al Samawi is a fellow at the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on combating extremism in Yemen and the MENA region by engaging Imams who are outspoken critics of the West.
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Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond
By Davey Johnson with Erik Sherman
Triumph Books, available Tuesday, May 15, 400 pages, $26.95
Davey Johnson is known here in New York mostly for winning the 1986 World Series as manager of the Mets.
Johnson was also well-known for being the guy teams hired when they needed a manager who would help them improve, such was the case with the Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Washington Nationals.
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The Perfume Burned His Eyes
By Michael Imperioli
Akashic Books, Brooklyn, NY, 270 pages, hardcover, $25.95
Actor Michael Imperioli is best known for his starring role as Christopher Moltisanti on the acclaimed TV series The Sopranos, for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Emmy Award.
Imperioli wrote five Sopranos episodes, and he was the co-screenwriter of the film Summer of Sam, which was directed by Spike Lee.
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(NYCFC’s David Villa with a header on Sunday night in LA – USA Today Sports)
New York City Football Club tied Los Angeles FC, 2-2, on the road Sunday night at Banc of California Stadium.
NYCFC is now 6-3-2, with 21 points, tied for second place with the Columbus Crew and four points behind Atlanta for the top spot in the East.
In the 12th minute, NYCFC’s Anton Tinnerholm took a shot from outside the box that struck LAFC’s Edward Atuesta’s outstretched hand, resulting in a penalty confirmed by Video Assisted Review.
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(Giancarlo Stanton in the batting cage on Friday night – Photo by Jason Schott)
Giancarlo Stanton had a big afternoon to lead the Yankees to a 6-2 win over the Oakland A’s on Sunday afternoon at The Stadium.
The Yankees took two of three from Oakland to finish the homestand with a record of 7-2.
The Yankees have now won 19 of their last 22 games, and are now 28-12, tied with Boston for the best record in the American League East and the entire league.
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From now until the end of the season, we will be tracking the progress of the current Yankees to their 1998 World Championship counterparts, who won 114 games in the regular season.
Through 40 Games:
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(Danny Royer – Courtesy Red Bulls)
The Red Bulls went on the road and came out with a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado.
The Red Bulls have now hit their stride, winners of three straight games and they have improved their record to 6-3-0, with 18 points, in fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
The victory was the Red Bulls’ first in Colorado since 2007, snapping a 0-5-1 streak in Commerce City.
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From now until the end of the season, we will be following the progress of the current Yankees against the 1998 World Championship team that won 114 games in the regular season.
Through 39 Games:
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We Matter: Athletes and Activism
By Etan Thomas
Akashic Books of Brooklyn, NY, 250 pages, $28.95
Former NBA player Etan Thomas, who was born in Harlem and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been honored for his social justice advocacy as the recipient of the 2010 National Basketball Players Association Community Contribution Award.
Thomas also received the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation Legacy Award.
With this background, Thomas has the gravitas to tackle this moment where athletes are speaking out on social justice issues mote than ever.
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(Sonny Gray pitching early in the game on Friday night – Photo by Jason Schott)
Just as it looked like Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray was turning a corner, with two strong starts against Houston and Cleveland, he took a major step back on Friday night against his old team, the Oakland A’s.
After retiring Oakland in order in the top of the first, Oakland had no trouble with Gray after that.
Khris Davis led off the bottom of the second with a blast to deep right that cleared the Yankee bullpen to make it 1-0 Oakland.
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