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Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside t...

James Andrew Miller

ESPN began as an outrageous gamble with a lineup that included Australian Rules Football, rodeo, and a rinky-dinky clip show called Sports Center. Today the empire stretches far beyond television into radio, magazines, mobile phones,...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2011

Mike and Mike's Rules for Sports and ...

Mike Golic

ESPN's star comedic duo – Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg – bring their radio and TV sports shtick to the listener in this hilarious audio book: their definitive list of rules to live by. This is for all ESPN devotees, all Mike & Mi...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2010

One on One: Behind the Scenes with th...

John Feinstein

After numerous beloved and bestselling sports books, John Feinstein returns to the subjects of his first ten books, crafting a narrative of the most revealing encounters he's had. Feinstein has interviewed some of the most enduring fi...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2011

Tales from Q School: Inside Golf's Fi...

John Feinstein

It is the tournament that separates champions from mortals. It is the starting point for the careers of future legends and can be the final stop on the down escalator for fading stars. The annual PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament is one ...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2007

The Last Season: A Team in Search of ...

Phil Jackson

Nine-time NBA Champion coach Phil Jackson knows all about being in the spotlight-about high-profile, high-pressure seasons coaching gigantic personalities through adversity and controversy in the middle of a media hothouse in which ev...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2004

The Champion's Mind: How Great Athlet...

Jim Afremow

Even amongst the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesn't necessarily translate to a superio...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jun 2014

The Best Game Ever: Giants vs. Colts,...

Mark Bowden

On December 28, 1958, the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts met under the lights of Yankee Stadium for that season's NFL Championship game. Football, growing in popularity amid America's post-war economic boom, was still greatly ove...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2008

The Best Game Ever: Giants vs. Colts,...

Mark Bowden

On December 28, 1958, the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts met under the lights of Yankee Stadium for that season's NFL Championship game. Football, growing in popularity amid America's post-war economic boom, was still greatly ove...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2008

The Last Best League: One Summer, One...

Jim Collins

Every summer, in ten small towns across Cape Cod, the finest college baseball players in the country gather in hopes of making it to "The Show." The hopes are justifiably high: The Cape Cod Baseball League is the best amateu...

Paperback
Published: May 2014

Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences B...

L. Jon Wertheim

In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that s...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2011

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know ab...

Sam Berkeley

Books on the World Cup fall into two types: some are weighty, detailed and reasonably accurate but inaccessible, for the most hardcore of fans only; others are funny, easy to read and a great introduction but pack little punch and lea...

Paperback
Published: May 2014

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, ...

H. G. Bissinger

The 25th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller and Sports Illustrated's best football book of all time, with a new afterword by the authorReturn once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa-th...

Paperback
Published: Sep 2004

You Can Do This: Sports Officiating 1...

Cindy C-Wilson

Sports Officiating 101 Presented by Referee Lady An overview of sports officiating for any sport. What it takes and how to enjoy your sport from a different perspective. A great book for those interested in officiating and a good rev...

Paperback
Published: Jul 2014

Great Moments in the Summer Olympics

Matt Christopher

The Summer Olympics are chock full of epic athletic achievements across hundreds of disciplines, especially Track and Field, Gymnastics, and Swimming. These are the sports that gave us Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis, Wilma Rudolph and Jac...

Paperback
Published: May 2012

The Impact of Cody Lehe

Jim Cooley

Over one million young men and women play high school football in the United States each year. Many of these athletes will be diagnosed with a concussion. Others may suffer from a concussion but are not aware or do not report it. The ...

Paperback
Published: Sep 2014

No Way! Spectacular Sports Stories (T...

Monika Davies

No Way! Weird and Wild Sports Moments offers an exciting nonfiction reader that builds critical reading skills while students are immersed in engaging subject area content. This text is purposefully leveled to increase comprehension w...

Paperback
Published: Jan 2017

Judo, A Catchy Game!

Mark Donners

The author of this book is a native Dutch, born and raised in the Netherlands. This popular book was first published in the Dutch language and over time it became an asset to many Dutch judo teachers. This book gives you a lot of idea...

Paperback
Published: Apr 2017

The Sports Gene: Inside the Science o...

David Epstein

What explains the Manning brothers, the Williams sisters, and all those worldclass Jamaican sprinters? Do superstar athletes like Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps owe their success to genetic luck? Or are they basically normal pe...

Paperback
Published: Jun 2014

100 Things Iowa State Fans Should Kno...

Alex Halsted

Most Iowa State fans have taken in a game at Jack Trice Stadium or Hilton Coliseum and have seen highlights of Troy Davis and Fred Hoiberg. But only real fans know how the team name came to be, the location and story behind the "...

Paperback
Published: Sep 2015

Hot Hands, Draft Hype, and Dimaggio's...

Sheldon Hirsch

In sports there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. Joe DiMaggio's fifty-six-game hitting streak was magical. The three-point shot is an essential part of NBA basketball. Babe Ruth shouldn't have attempted to steal second base in t...

Paperback
Published: Apr 2017

Fight Stories, September 1930

Robert E. Howard

This issue features WATERFRONT FISTS by Robert E. Howard, SONS OF SOCK by Paul L. Anderson, SOCKER DOOLEY, FIGHTING GOLFER by Charles Francis Coe, SAY IT WITH HAYMAKERS by Joseph B. Fox, NO BELL TO SAVE HIM by Will H. Greenfield, FIGH...

Paperback
Published: May 2014

Water Polo Team Notebook

Richard Kent

Water Polo Team Notebook... a workbook for every player on your team. Based on the training logs, notebooks, and journals of Olympians and other world-class athletes, the Water Polo Team Notebook provides a wide var...

Paperback
Published: Mar 2014

It's about the People, Not Just the G...

Paul Kenyon

There's no one in Rhode Island who has covered as many sporting events in as many places as Paul Kenyon. Over his fifty-year career as a journalist (including thirty-seven years at The Providence Journal), he covered the Boston Red So...

Paperback
Published: Jun 2016

College Baseball Recruitment: Beating...

Jacob Koch

College Baseball Recruitment: Beating the Odds is a guide to getting noticed by college coaches, earning your way on to a college baseball team, and succeeding at that college level. The author's first hand experience climbing the hig...

Paperback
Published: Feb 2014

Fishing For Snook: Landing A Lineside...

Randy Laukshtein

All the different types of fishing have their extremists, but Snook fishermen are all extremists. Addiction, passion, obsession, whatever you want to call it, it is what makes a Snook angler different than the rest. We cannot really t...

Paperback
Published: Mar 2016

A Son of the Sun

Jack London

Contains a number of lesser-known South Pacific tales. A Son Of The Sun (excerpt) The Willi-Waw lay in the passage between the shore-reef and the outer-reef. From the latter came the low murmur of a lazy surf, but the sheltered stretc...

Paperback
Published: Aug 2017

Children of the Frost

Jack London

Tales from the Klondike. Children of the Frost is a collection of short stories first published in 1902. Includes: - The League of the Old Men - In the Forests of the North - The Law of Life - Nam-Bok the Unveracious - The Master of M...

Paperback
Published: Aug 2017

Dutch Courage and Other Stories

Jack London

A collection of very early stories published posthumously, with a preface by his wife Charmian. Dutch Courage (excerpt) "Just our luck!" Gus Lafee finished wiping his hands and sullenly threw the towel upon the rocks. His at...

Paperback
Published: Aug 2017

Moon-Face & Other Stories

Jack London

Moon-Face (Excerpt) John Claverhouse was a moon-faced man. You know the kind, cheek-bones wide apart, chin and forehead melting into the cheeks to complete the perfect round, and the nose, broad and pudgy, equidistant from the circumf...

Paperback
Published: Aug 2017

Stories of Ships and the Sea

Jack London

A collection of Jack London sea stories. Chris Farrington: Able Seaman (Excerpt) "If you vas in der old country ships, a liddle shaver like you vood pe only der boy, und you vood wait on der able seamen. Und ven der able seaman s...

Paperback
Published: Aug 2017
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