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Approaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts

Davis Miller · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 212
Format: Print book

The single most intimate look at Muhammad Ali's life after boxing, told through the story of an unexpected friendship.On Easter weekend 1988, then struggling writer and movie store clerk Davis Miller drove to Muhammad Ali's mother's modest house in Louisville, knocked on the front door,...
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Let Them Play: The Mindful Way to Parent Kids for Fun and Success in Sports

Jerry Lynch · New World Library
Pages: 172
Format: Print book

American youth sports is undergoing a crisis in parental behavior: parents are fighting with refs, coaches, their kids, and each other. Verbal abuse is being thrown at adolescent referees, fist fights are breaking out on the sidelines, and leagues are having to impose new restrictions on parents'...
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The Courage of Magic Johnson

Peter Pascarelli · Starfire
Pages: 115
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Everyone calls Earvin Johnson "Magic." His gravity-defying moves, split-second passes, and game-winning shots are only part ot the reason. Throughout his remarkable career with the Los angeles Lakers. Magic has embodied the qualities of teamwork, discipline, courage, and leadership...
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God is Round

Juan Villoro · Restless Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A brilliant and kaleidoscopic exploration of the world's favorite sport and the passion, hopes, rivalries, superstitions, and global solidarity soccer inspires from award-winning author and Mexico's leading sports journalist, Juan Villoro.What was the greatest goal of all time?...
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Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian

Anthony Ervin · Akashic Books
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

"Here Ervin and swim trainer and journalist Markides combine talents to create a biography that is part first-hand narrative by Ervin, with Markides filling in the details and providing context. The formula works, pulling readers into Ervin's experience of the thrill of victory...
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Here Comes Exterminator!: The Longshot Horse, the Great War, and the Making of an American Hero

Eliza Mcgraw · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The father of the Kentucky Derby called him "the greatest all-around Thoroughbred in American racing history." Sportswriter Grantland Rice simply called him "the greatest race horse." Now, Eliza McGraw tells the story of how a gangling, longshot Kentucky Derby winner...
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Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present

Gail Buckland · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 344
Format: Print book

From the creator/editor of Who Shot Rock & Roll ("I loved this book" - Dwight Garner, The New York Times. "Whatever Gail Buckland writes, I want to read") , a book that brings together the work of 165 extraordinary photographers, most of their images heralded, most...
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The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano and the Story of an Epic College Basketball Rivalry

John Feinstein · Doubleday, 2016.
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest rivalry among three coaching legends - University of North Carolina's Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and North Carolina State's Jim Valvano - by the king of college basketball writers, #1 New York Times bestseller John FeinsteinOn...
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Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin' A's

Jason Turbow · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

How the Oakland A's of the 1970s-a revolutionary band of brawling winners led by Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Vida Blue, Sal Bando, and Rollie Fingers-won three straight championships and knocked baseball into the modern ageThe Oakland A's of the early 1970s were the most transformative...
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Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip-Hop, and Street Basketball

Onaje X O Woodbine · Columbia University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

J-Rod moves like a small battle tank on the court, his face mean, staring down his opponents. "I play just like my father," he says. "Before my father died, he was a problem on the court. I'm a problem." Playing basketball for him fuses past and present, conjuring...
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Greater than Gold : from Olympic heartbreak to ultimate redemption

David Boudia · Nelson Books
Pages: 194
Format: Print book

One of America's most heralded young divers, David Boudia twice went for Olympic gold, training obsessively and whole-heartedly for success. In his first Olympics, he failed miserably, not winning a single medal. Four years later saw a different story: he mounted the podium twice, winning...
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The Ultimate Treadmill Workout: Run Right, Hurt Less, and Burn More with Treadmill Interval Training

David Siik · Adams Media
Format: Print book

Maximize the burn and eliminate the pain with the BITE method!Move over, HIIT--theres a new workout in town! The Balanced Interval Training Experience, or BITE method, helps you shed weight and improve your run faster than ever before. Based on David Siiks award-winning methodology and experience...
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Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame: Their Remarkable Journeys to Canton

David Thomas · ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Troy Aikman. Emmitt Smith. Michael Irvin. Tom Landry. The names are easily recognizable as Dallas Cowboys, and their legacies are on display in one location: the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Twenty-two members of the Hall of Fame were a part of the Dallas franchise; only eight...
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Walking the Llano: A Texas Memoir of Place

Shelley Armitage · University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

When American explorers crossed the Texas Panhandle, they dubbed it part of the "Great American Desert." A "sea of grass," the llano appeared empty, flat, and barely habitable. Contemporary developments - cell phone towers, oil rigs, and wind turbines - have only added...
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Fast into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail

Debbie Clarke Moderow · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 262
Format: Print book

A captivating memoir of one woman's attempt to finish the Iditarod, led by her team of spunky huskies with whom she shares a fascinating and inextricable bond At age forty-seven, a mother of two, Debbie Moderow was not your average musher in the Iditarod, but that's where she found herself...
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