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Tales from the San Diego Chargers Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Chargers Stories Ever Told

by Gerri Brooks, Sid Brooks & Dan Fouts

During his 27-year tenure with the San Diego Chargers, equipment manager Sid Brooks kept over 5,000 football players from appearing naked before their cheering fans. The first African American to hold the job...


1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach--Here's How It Will Go Down

by Philip Maffetone

What will it take to run a marathon in less than two hours?

The world’s fastest times for the marathon have been dropping since the distance of 26.2 miles was made official nearly one hundred years ago. But...


Wildcat Memories: Inside Stories from Kentucky Basketball Greats

by Doug Brunk & Dan Issel

Since the tenure of Coach Adolph Rupp, the University of Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team has been a virtual powerhouse, repeatedly dominating the Southeastern Conference and garnering eight national...


The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

by John J. Miller

The intriguing, never-before-fully-told story of how Theodore Roosevelt helped tosave the game that would become America’s most popular sport.

In its infancy during the late nineteenth century,the game of football...


Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games

by Michael Weinreb

From an award-winning writer, journalist, and college football expert: an entertaining cultural history that highlights the key moments, games, personalities, and scandals of the popular and controversial American...


The Riddle of Sphinx Rock: The life and times of Great Gable

by Ronald Turnbull & Colin Brash

‘Grand to look at, grand to look from, and grand to climb’ – so Great Gable was described over a hundred years ago. Probably the Lake District‘s best loved hill, it receives twenty thousand ascents each...


This Day in Philadelphia Sports

by Kevin Reavy, Brian Startare & Charlie Manuel

This Day in Philadelphia Sports offers a concise 366-day approach to looking back at the history of Philadelphia sports. Every day on the calendar is represented with a fun tidbit of information of what had...


Cricket's Greatest Rivalry: A History of the Ashes in 10 Matches

by Simon Hughes

'Hughes takes us on a breathless tour through cricket history, the great players, personalities, matches and events. He never slackens pace or dwells on the dry details of the scoreboard.' - The Times From...


Making Sport History: Disciplines, identities and the historiography of sport

by Pascal Delheye

The field of sport history is a relatively new research domain, situated at the intersection of a number of disciplines and sub-disciplines.  This interdisciplinarity has created interesting avenues for growth...


Ali: The Official Portrait of the "Greatest"

by Nancy J. Hajeski

Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest champions of all time. His boxing skills were unparalleled, and his words have never been forgotten. From his birth in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky to his first Golden Gloves...


A Contemporary History of Women's Sport, Part One: Sporting Women, 1850-1960: Sporting Women, 1850-1960

by Jean Williams

This book is an historical survey of women's sport from 1850-1960. It looks at some of the more recent methodological approaches to writing sports history and raises questions about how the history of women's...


Beyond the Sports Huddle: Mona on Minnesota

by Dave Mona

If it happened in Minnesota sports in the last forty years, Dave Mona was there. Working the sports beat for print and radio, covering the big stories and the ones others missed, rubbing shoulders with the stars...


Eight World Cups

by George Vecsey

On the eve of the 2014 World Cup, New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey offers a personal perspective on the beautiful game

Blending witty travelogue with action on the field—and shady dealings in back...


Sport in Latin American Society: Past and Present

by Lamartine DaCosta & J A Mangan

This work deals with the infancy, adolescence and maturity of sport in Latin American society. It explores ways in which sport illuminates cultural migration and emigration and indigenous assimilation and adaptation....


Amateurs and Professionals in Post-War British Sport

by Dilwyn Porter & Adrian Smith

The pressures and demands of professionalism and commercialization have transformed Britain's sports. At the end of the 20th century sports have been packaged and marketed as mass entertainment for a national...


Hello Canada!

by Scott Young

The life of Canadian broadcasting legend Foster Hewitt is recounted in vivid detail in author Scott Young’s moving biography. From his early days as a sports announcer on local radio to his nationwide success...


The Boston Marathon: A Celebration of the World's Premier Race

by Tom Derderian & Bill Rodgers

Offering an inside look at the most famous marathon in the world, this exploration traces the Boston Marathon's 26.2-mile route from the starting line on narrow Main Street in Hopkinton to the Boylston Street...


The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta

by Gil Capps

A captivating account of one of the greatest Masters Tournaments in history, when the battle between Nicklaus, Miller, and Weiskopf changed the world of golf


A History of the World Cup: 1930-2010

by Clemente A. Lisi

From the tournament's origins in 1930 to modern times, A History of the World Cup: 1930-2010 contains vivid accounts of individual games, statistics for each competition, photos, and profiles of the players...


Spare Time in Texas: Recreation and History in the Lone Star State

by David G. McComb

What do Texans' pastimes and recreations say about their characters? Looking at Texas history from a new angle, David McComb starts from the premise that how people spend their leisure time may well reveal more...