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One Way, Uphill Only: Cross Country D...

Chris Quick

One Way, Uphill Only is a journey to the center of high school cross country in America. Covering an entire year of action, the narrative follows the trials and tribulations of five young men as they try to win the first state and nat...

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Published: Sep 2013

Tiger, Meet My Sister...: And Other T...

Rick Reilly

"Reilly's is so good, it almost is painful for sportswriters like me to read him." -- The Sherman Report Rick Reilly is a sports writer like no other. A former ESPN columnist and eleven-time National Sportswriter of the Yea...

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Published: Apr 2015

The Red Smith Reader

Dave Anderson

"Quite simply the most thorough collection ever of the master's work . . . a joy to everyone who picks it up."-John Schulian, The Chicago Sun-TimesAwarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1976, Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith is...

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Published: Sep 2014

Not Your Average Runner: Why You’re...

Jill Angie

Do you think running sucks?Do you think you're too fat to run? Look no further, Not Your Average Runner is for everyone. With humor, compassion, and lots of love, Jill Angie delivers the goods: overcoming the challenges of running wit...

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Published: Jan 2018

Let's Have Another

Dan Coughlin

This third batch of humorous stories from Cleveland sports journalist Dan Coughlin includes a nutty team owner who nearly killed his franchise (and some spectators), an adventurous Browns lineman who survived a gunshot wound, an India...

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Published: Nov 2015

Raw: My 100% Grade-A, Unfiltered, Ins...

Colin Cowherd

In his no-holds-barred, unapologetically controversial voice, New York Times bestselling author of You Herd Me! and ESPN radio show host Colin Cowherd gives an insider's look into every aspect of sports, including behind-the-scenes sc...

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Published: May 2016

I'd Know That Voice Anywhere: My Favo...

Frank Deford

Frank Deford is one of the most beloved sports commentators in America. A contributing writer to Sports Illustrated for more than fifty years, he is also a longtime correspondent on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. These days, Deford i...

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Published: May 2017

It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to ...

Bill Heavey

"Mr. Heavey takes us back to the joys-and occasional pitfalls-of the humble edibles around us, and his conclusions ring true."-Wall Street JournalLongtime Field & Stream contributor Bill Heavey has become the magazine's most...

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Published: Jun 2014

Great Men Die Twice: The Selected Wor...

Mark Kram

Imagine Mad Men set not in the advertising world but at 1960s Sports Illustrated, a place where the finest sports staff of any generation was attended by an open bar and almost unlimited expense account. This was the world Mark Kram ...

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Published: Jun 2015

Things I've Learned from Watching the...

Terry Pluto

"For dedicated Browns fans [the book is] like leafing through an old family photo album."— BlogCritics.comHere's a question for any Browns fan: Why? Why, more than four long decades after your team's last championship . . ...

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Published: Oct 2010

This Book Has Balls: Sports Rants fro...

Michael Rapaport

The sports world according to Michael Rapaport—actor, Top 50 podcaster, award-winning film maker, and sports fanatic—from the greatest and downright worst athletes, players, teams, and jerseys, but minus statistics, analytics, or ...

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Published: Aug 2018

We Had a Ball...: The Indelible Influ...

Nancy Hoehl Shapiro

Do you remember playing sports as a child? In Nancy Hoehl Shapiro's anthology We Had a Ball...The Indelible Influence of Youth Sports on the Game of Life contributors reflect on their time playing sports as children, and the impact th...

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Published: Feb 2015

Swim: Why We Love the Water

Lynn Sherr

Swim is a celebration of swimming and the effect it has on our lives. It's an inquiry into why we swim—the lure, the hold, the timeless magic of being in the water. It's a look at how swimming has changed over the millennia, how thi...

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Published: Jun 2013

The Best American Sports Writing 2013...

Glenn Stout

J. R. Moehringer, a Pulitzer Prize–winning feature writer and the author of The Tender Bar, has selected the best in sports writing from the past year. Chosen from more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications an...

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Published: Oct 2013

The Best American Sports Writing 2016...

Glenn Stout

For more than twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has curated the year’s finest sports journalism. Continuing the tradition in a long line of notable guest editors is Rick Telander, acclaimed journalist, author, and ...

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Published: Oct 2016

The Best American Sports Writing 2017...

Glenn Stout

"Excellent . . . A no‑brainer pickup for the sports collection." —Booklist For over twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the...

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Published: Oct 2010

The Best American Sports Writing 2018...

Glenn Stout

For more than twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and...

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Published: Oct 2018

The Best American Sports Writing 2015...

Wright Thompson

The latest addition to the acclaimed series showcasing the best sports writing from the past year For twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the...

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Published: Oct 2015
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