Category: Sports

  • Transworld Skateboarding (June 2012)

    For over 25 years, TransWorld SKATEboarding has showcased the easiest images, inventive path, and storytelling in skateboarding. greater than simply the world's number 1 skateboarding magazine-TWS is skateboarding, providing the easiest unique content material to the published web page, video display, HDTV, iPhone, and bed room wall. by way of skate boarders, for skate boarders.
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  • Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever

    By Jack McCallum

    They have been the Beatles of basketball, the Mercury Seven in footwear.

    In Dream staff, acclaimed activities journalist Jack McCallum grants the untold tale of the best crew ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball group that captivated the realm, kindled the ring desires of numerous young ones round the planet, and remade the NBA right into a international sensation.

    As a senior employees author for activities Illustrated, McCallum loved a courtside seat for the main interesting basketball spectacle in the world, overlaying the Dream crew from its inception to the gold medal rite in Barcelona. at some point of the Olympics, he lived with, golfed with, and—most important—drank with a few of the maximum avid gamers of the NBA’s Golden Age: Magic Johnson, the ebullient showman who shrugged off his contemporary analysis of HIV to develop into the team’s unquestioned captain and chief; Michael Jordan, the transcendent expertise on the top of his powers as a player—and a advertising juggernaut; and Charles Barkley, the outspoken iconoclast whose utterances off and on the court docket threatened to ignite a world incident. Presiding over the complete touring circus was once the Dream Team’s liked trainer, Chuck Daly, whose laissez-faire process proved instrumental in getting the main out of such disparate personalities and superstars equivalent to Larry fowl, Patrick Ewing, and Scottie Pippen.

    Drawing on clean interviews with the avid gamers, McCallum offers the definitive account of the Dream group phenomenon. He bargains a behind-the-scenes examine the arguable choice approach. he's taking us contained in the team’s Olympic suites for late-night card video games and bull periods the place the gamers debate either the finer issues of basketball and their respective locations within the NBA pantheon. And he narrates a riveting possession-by-possession account of the mythical July 1992 intrasquad scrimmage that pitted the Dream Teamers opposed to each other in what can have been the best pickup game—and the best exhibition of trash talk—in history.

    In the two decades because the Dream staff first captivated the world’s awareness, its mystique has purely grown—and so has its impact. The NBA is now flush with foreign stars, lots of them encouraged by means of the exuberant spirit of ’92. Dream staff vividly re-creates the instant while a once-in-a-millennium workforce of athletes got here jointly, outperformed the hype, and adjusted the way forward for sports—one completely done quickly holiday at a time.
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  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

    By Laura Hillenbrand

    Laura Hillenbrand, writer of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a common underdog tale during this no 1 New York Times bestseller.

    Seabiscuit used to be essentially the most electrifying and renowned sights in activities heritage and the one greatest newsmaker on the planet in 1938, receiving extra assurance than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. yet his good fortune used to be a shock to the racing institution, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sorrowful tail. 3 males replaced Seabiscuit’s fortunes:

    Charles Howard was once a onetime bicycle repairman who brought the car to the western usa and have become an in a single day millionaire. whilst he wanted a coach for his new racehorses, he employed Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith advised Howard to shop for Seabiscuit for a bargain-basement rate, then employed as his jockey purple Pollard, a failed boxer who used to be blind in a single eye, half-crippled, and liable to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Over 4 years, those not going companions survived a ravishing run of undesirable fortune, conspiracy, and serious harm to rework Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American activities icon.


    From the Hardcover edition.
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  • The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

    By Wayne Coffey

    The tale of the best activities second of the 20 th Century

    Once upon a time, they taught us to think. They have been the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey staff, a blue-collar bunch led by way of an unconventional trainer, they usually engineered what Sports Illustrated known as the best activities second of the 20 th century. Their “Miracle on Ice” has turn into a countrywide fairy story, however the genuine Cinderella tale is much more extraordinary.

    Wayne Coffey casts a clean eye in this seminal activities occasion, giving readers an ice-level view of the amateurs who took on a Russian hockey juggernaut on the top of the chilly warfare. He info the bizarre chemistry of the Americans—formulated by means of their fiercely made up our minds trainer, Herb Brooks—and seamlessly weaves pics of the men with the fluid motion of the sport itself. Coffey additionally lines the trails of the avid gamers and coaches when you consider that their attractive victory, analyzing how the Olympic occasions affected their lives.

    Told with heat and an uncanny eye for aspect, The Boys of iciness is an intimate, perceptive portrayal of 1 Friday evening in Lake Placid and the iconic energy of the extraordinary.


    Also to be had as an e-book
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  • Stumbling On Wins: Two Economists Expose the Pitfalls on the Road to Victory in Professional Sports

    By David J. Berri

    The subsequent quantum bounce past Moneyball , this e-book deals robust new insights into all human decision-making, simply because if activities groups have become it unsuitable this badly, how are you aware you are not? occasionally the selections that groups make are easily inexplicable. ponder: activities groups have an enormous volume of certain, quantifiable info to attract upon, greater than in nearly the other undefined. they've got robust incentives for making solid judgements. all people sees the result of their offerings, and the results for failure are serious. And yet... they maintain making a similar blunders again and again again... systematic blunders you would imagine they might methods to steer clear of. Now, prime activities economists show these blunders in basketball, baseball, soccer, and hockey, and clarify why activities decision-makers by no means appear to study their classes. you will examine which information are hooked up to wins, and which are not, and which facts can and cannot expect the longer term. alongside the best way, David Berri and Martin Schmidt express why a quarterback's position within the draft tells you not anything approximately how he will practice within the NFL... why basketball decision-makers do not concentrate on the standards that actually correlate with NBA success... why recognized coaches do not convey larger results... and masses more.

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  • The Last Real Season: A Hilarious Look Back at 1975--When Major Leaguers Made Peanuts, the Umpires Wore Red, and Billy Martin Terrorized Everyone

    By Mike Shropshire

    There are baseball books and there are baseball books.

    But for the baseball cognoscenti, there are only a few "must-have" classics: BALL 4 through Jim Bouton. THE lengthy SEASON by means of Jim Brosnan. WILLIE'S TIME by means of Charles Einstein. And SEASONS IN HELL via Mike Shropshire, which was once a hilarous first-person account of Mike's travails serving as a regular beat author masking the hapless 1972 Texas Rangers.

    Now, within the final actual Season, Shropshire captures the essence of a unique time and assorted position in baseball, while the common wage for significant leaguers used to be in simple terms $27,600...when the ballplayers' drug of selection was once alcohol, now not steroids...when significant leaguers sported tight doubleknit uniforms over their long-hair and Afros...and on July twenty eighth, 1975, the day that famed Detroit resident Jimmy Hoffa went lacking, the Detroit Tigers all started a wasting streak of nineteen video games in a row. at the day that the Tigers blew a 4-run lead within the backside of the 9th, Shropshire recollects: "I drank 3 bottles of Stroh's beer in under a minute and wrote that 'Jimmy Hoffa will appear within the left box stands with Amelia Earhart as his date earlier than the Tigers will win one other game.'"

    And so it is going. packed with simply the type of awesome baseball tales that genuine enthusiasts crave, this can be the funniest baseball booklet of the 12 months.
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  • The Cycling Professor

    By Marco Pinotti

    Marco Pinotti takes us within the saddle with him, mountain climbing the Stelvio, less than the rain over the Cotes of Liege-Bastogne-Liège, frantically using alongside the "white" roads of Tuscany, as a punctilious time trialist able to struggle for each 10th of a moment, within the electrical surroundings of the Olympic Village or education alongside the roads of Bergamo, his domestic. He unfolds the biking international from the interior of the peloton. the result's an outline of a multicoloured universe. Like a traveling circus it strikes to varied locations worldwide - from Qatar to Mallorca, from Malaysia to California, from Flanders to the united kingdom - with an array of specialists: from activities administrators to mechanics, organisers, newshounds, sponsors and masseurs. The bike owner is then placed during the efforts of somebody and staff activity the place crashes are a part of the agreement, nutrition is gas, task lack of confidence is assured, doping is a temptation to be shunned. each pedal stroke ignites ardour for a recreation that remains obtainable and shut to people's hearts.
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  • Another Slice Of Johnners

    By Brian Johnston

    Following the luck of A scrumptious Slice of Johnners, Barry Johnston has edited one other pleasant anthology in keeping with 3 of his father’s most well liked books, Brian Johnston’s consultant to Cricket, Chatterboxes and It’s Been a section of Cake.
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  • Instant Golf: Tips and Techniques for Beginners

    By Infinite Ideas

    This convenient little consultant grants every thing you must find out about the fundamentals of enjoying golfing. It'll assist you increase your video game off the tee, at the fairways and at the vegetables. It's no longer intended to be a whole training path. quite, it bargains a number suggestions and strategies that you should test. For that's the unusual factor in regards to the online game of golfing. There's no wrong or right solution to swing or grip your membership, no correct stance to take or method to place your ball. What works for one participant (infuriatingly) most likely won't paintings for an additional. We can't promise you'll prove a Tiger (actually, you most likely don't are looking to be a Tiger), a Rory or a Phil, yet we will be able to promise that you'll take into consideration your online game a bit another way and consequently increase. satisfied swinging!
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  • Bowling: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Sports Series)

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