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Mariano Rivera · Little Brown & Co.
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball.Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted...
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The Outsider: A Memoir

Jimmy Connors · Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The Outsider is a no-holds-barred memoir by the original bad boy of tennis, Jimmy Connors.Connors ignited the tennis boom in the 1970s with his aggressive style of play, turning his matches with John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, and Ivan Lendl into prizefights. But it was his prolonged dedication...
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A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the Pga Tour

John Feinstein · Little Brown & Co
Pages: 475
Format: Hardcover

A behind-the-scenes study of men's professional golf follows a turbulent year on the PGA tour, sharing portraits of superstars and rising players, the pressures of a high-profile sport, and dramatic tournament moments. By the author of A Season on the Brink. 100,000 first printing....
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Redskins: Insult and Brand

C Richard King · UNP - Nebraska 2016.
Pages: 256
Format: eBook

The Washington Redskins franchise remains one of the most valuable in professional sports, in part because of its easily recognizable, popular, and profitable brand. And yet "redskins" is a derogatory name for American Indians. The number of grassroots campaigns to change the name...
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Runner's World Big Book of Running for Beginners: Lose Weight, Get Fit, and Have Fun

Jennifer Van Allen · St Martins Pr
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Every day, people are reaching their get-up-or-give-up moments and resolving to change. And they're realizing that running is the simplest, cheapest, and most effective way to lose weight, gain confidence, and relieve stress. For newcomers, the obstacles are fierce. There are fears...
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Pete Rose: An American Dilemma

Kostya Kennedy · Little Brown & Co
Pages: 341
Format: Hardcover

"Kennedy's book on the tarnished and enigmatic Rose is exceptional. Like the best writing about sport--Liebling, Angell--it qualifies as stirring literature. I'd read Kennedy no matter what he writes about." --Richard FordPete Rose played baseball with a singular and headfirst...
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They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived

Doug Harvey · Gallery Books
Pages: 274
Format: Hardcover

In the pageantry of baseball, one select group is virtually unknown in the outside world, derided by fans, faced with split-second choices that spell victory or defeat. These men are up-close observers of the action, privy to inside jokes, blood feuds, benches-clearing brawls, and managers'...
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The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers' Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse

Molly Knight · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"From the outside looking in, the Dodgers have been a bubbling cauldron of personality, talent and moods, with the occasional dollop of jealousy. In The Best Team Money Can Buy, it's as if Molly Knight ushers you behind the closed clubhouse doors to see it for yourself." - Buster...
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Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America

Bruce Weber · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Based on his popular New York Times series, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares the adventures of his solo bicycle ride from coast to coast. Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill. During the summer and fall of 2011,...
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When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World

Carli Lloyd · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From the celebrated star of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, an inspiring, uplifting, and candid memoir of how she got there In 2015, the U.S .Women's National Soccer Team won its first FIFA championship in sixteen years, culminating in an epic final game that electrified...
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Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak

Andy Hall · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 252
Format: Hardcover

Denali's Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time.In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska's Mount McKinley - known to the locals as Denali - one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world....
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Beckett Basketball Card Price Guide: 2013 Edition

James Beckett · Beckett Pubns
Format: Book

Offers checklists and pricing for basketball card sets from 1910 to present, includes pricing for other collectibles, and provides a brief history of basketball cards.
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The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them

Tim Howard · Harper
Format: Hardcover

In this inspiring, down-to-earth memoir the revered goalkeeper and American icon  idolized by millions worldwide for his dependability, daring, and humility recounts his rise to stardom at the 2014 World Cup, the psychological and professional challenges he has faced, and the enduring...
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