Arnie: The Life Of Arnold Palmer
By Tom Callahan
Harper, an imprint of Harper Collins
Tom Callahan got to know Arnold Palmer as well as anybody, as the veteran golf writer has covered the Masters since 1972 and kept up with Palmer since then.
“Throughout the years, I watched him at many tournaments on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. i was at Oakmont in Pennsylvania when, with six holes left to play, Palmer was sure he was winning the US Open only to hear the thunder of Johnny Miller’s 63 up ahead. I was at Medinah in Illinois when the vinegar between Arnold and Jack (Nicolaus) finally spilled out. I was at Muirfield Village in Ohio when they reconciled. And I was at Augusta in Georgia on the Wednesday when they played their first practice round with 20-year-old amateur Tiger Woods.
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(Mickey Callaway at his introductory press conference Monday – @Mets)
The Mets made an intriguing and surprising move as they named Mickey Callaway the 21st manager in team history, and gave him a three-year contract.
The speculation over who would replace Terry Collins as Mets manager centered on Joe McEwing, Robin Ventura, Bob Geren, Manny Acta, and Kevin Long, all guys with ties to the Mets organization, so it was quite a shock when the Mets announced on Sunday afternoon that Callaway was their man.
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(Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (left) with the Atlantic Cup trophy after their win over DC United on Sunday – @NewYorkRedBulls)
The Red Bulls used two late goals secure its fifth Atlantic Cup title over D.C. United, 2-1 in Sunday’s regular season finale at RFK Stadium. It was the last game ever at the storied stadium as United will have a new facility next season.
The Red Bulls secured their fifth Atlantic Cup over D.C. United in the last eight seasons.
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(NYCFC at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon – Photo by Jason Schott)
New York City Football Club tied Columbus 2-2 on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field in the regular season finale.
The point from the tie was enough for NYCFC (57 points, 16-9-9) to hold onto second place in the eastern conference and earn a first-round bye.
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(The scene Wednesday at Madison Square Garden – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Big East and Big Ten Conferences held their media days at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday and Thursday, and the pay-to-play issue was more apparent than ever.
The elephant in the room was the FBI investigation into the bribery that went on with recruiting between assistant coaches at many schools and the sneaker companies, and resulted in the firing of longtime Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino.
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(Jeremy Lin – @BrooklynNets)
Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin will miss the entire 2017-18 season with a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee.
The injury occurred during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s loss to Indiana on opening night.
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Unquiet Spirits: Whisky Ghosts Murder, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
By Bonnie MacBird
Harper Collins Publishers
Bonnie MacBird’s latest rollicking Sherlock Holmes adventure Unquiet Spirits revolves around a Scottish whisky dynasty and a series of murders and hauntings in the Highlands.
Unquiet Spirits is set in the winter of 1889, and Holmes and Watson are fresh off the terrifying affair of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Watson finds his friend is the target of a mysterious, tongue-less man bent on murderous revenge.
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(The Big East coaches assembled for their annual Media Day picture, with St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin third from left – Photo by Jason Schott)
Big East Media Day was on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, and the conference released its preseason poll for the occasion and announced its preseason honorees.
The St. John’s men’s basketball team was picked to finish sixth in a preseason poll of the league’s coaches. Two of their young stars, Shamorie Ponds and Marcus LoVett, were named to Preseason All-Big East Second Team.
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(New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray leads the ribbon cutting at the field dedication in Harlem on Tuesday – Photo by Jason Schott)
On Tuesday, New York City Football Club cut the ribbon on a new mini-soccer pitch at P.S. 083 Luis Munoz Rivera / P.S. 182 The Bilingual Bicultural School in Harlem, the first ten new mini-soccer pitches across the City.
First Lady Chirlane McCray, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships Gabrielle Fialkoff, and Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, were joined today by New York City Football Club (NYCFC) President Jon Patricof, NYCFC Head Coach Patrick Vieira, NYCFC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna and NYCFC players David Villa, Jack Harrison and Sean Johnson, community leaders, agency partners and philanthropic sponsors were on hand for the event.
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(Patrick Vieira on Tuesday at a soccer field dedication in East Harlem – Photo by Jason Schott)
New York City Football Club will be entering the regular season finale Sunday afternoon against the Columbus Crew looking to hold on to second place in the Eastern Conference.
NYCFC has a record of 16-8-9, 56 points, just one point ahead of the Chicago Fire, who have 55 points and record of 16-7-10.
For NYCFC Head Coach Patrick Vieira, the objective going into this game is clear, “We want to finish as high as we can and that is second and we are going to try to do it.
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