A sports journalist tells the story of Blue Monday (October 19, 1981) — the Expos’ heartbreaking and unbelievable last-minute loss that cost them a spot in the World Series
Includes never-before-told first-person accounts from Expos and Dodgers team members who were there
Blue Monday was the highlight and lowlight of the 36 seasons the Expos played major-league baseball
The 1981 season included a 50-day strike, and was the only time the Expos made the playoffs
Author is a veteran sports writer with 45 years’ experience, looking back at a game that defined many players’ careers
This book thoroughly explains military techniques of close combat fighting necessary for self-defense in every situation. They will enhance your strength, flexibility, balance, and cardio-respiratory fitness. The practice will help you build personal courage, self confidence and self-discipline. Be as prepared and skillful as a U.S. Marine and act instantly when an unexpected confrontation occurs. Close combat fighting is an engagement between two or more persons in an empty-handed struggle, or with hand-held weapons such as knives or sticks.
Table of Contents:
Definition of Combatives
Purposes of Combative Training
Responsibilities of Trainers
Warm-Ups and Stretches
Crawl, Walk, and Run
Execution at Combat Speed
Basic Ground-Fighting Techniques:
Body Positioning Moves
Defense Against Headlocks…
Advanced Ground-Fighting Techniques:
Advanced Body Positions
Pass the Guard
Attacks from the Mount
Attacks from the Back Mount
Attacks from the Guard
Striking from Side Control
Defending Against Strikes in the Guard…
Takedowns and Throws:
Closing the Distance and Achieving the Clinch
Takedowns from Against a Wall
Double Leg Attack
Single Leg Attack
Attacks from the Rear
Throws and Takedowns
Transition Between Ranges
Angles of Attack
Rifle with Fixed Bayonet
Defense Against the Knife…
Lethal Force Scenarios
Restrictive Force Scenarios
Two Against One
Three Against Two
Lethal Force Scenarios
Restrictive Force Scenarios
If you want to learn the basics about mountain biking by an everyday expert, then get this step-by-step guide.
In this no-fluff, short, and straight-to-the-point step-by-step guide, you will discover the tips and tricks on how to mountain bike the right way.
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A Forbes Best Book of the Year: “Must reading for any yacht-racing aficionado.” —Frank Deford The America’s Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports, and one of the most hotly contested. In 2000, Larry Ellison, cofounder and billionaire CEO of Oracle Corporation, decided to run for the coveted prize and found an unlikely partner in Norbert Bajurin, a car radiator mechanic who had recently been named Commodore of the blue collar Golden Gate Yacht Club. The Billionaire and the Mechanic tells the incredible story of the partnership between Larry and Norbert, their unsuccessful runs for the Cup in 2003 and 2007, and their victory in 2010. With unparalleled access to Ellison and his team, the New York Times–bestselling author of How to Make a Spaceship takes readers inside the design and building process of these astonishing boats, and the management of the passionate athletes who race them. She traces the bitter rivalries between Oracle and its competitors, including Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli’s Team Alinghi—and throws readers into exhilarating races from Australia and New Zealand to Valencia, Spain. “The Billionaire and the Mechanic opens with a thrilling scene as old as Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ and as iconic as ones from Conrad, Melville, Hemingway and Sebastian Junger: a man battling a dangerously stormy sea. That the sailor, Larry Ellison, is one of our contemporary captains of industry, the swashbuckling billionaire of the title . . . only heightens the drama.” —San Francisco Chronicle
This audio book will talk about the history of Rugby and some individuals that made it great. This informative audio book is packed with games and drills for improving core skills such as handling, kicking and decision making while providing tough physical Challenges.
The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind, not the body. Elite athletes have known this for decades, and now science is learning why it's true. In his fascinating new book, How Bad Do You Want It?, coach Matt Fitzgerald examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness.
Fitzgerald puts you into the pulse-pounding action of more than a dozen epic races from running, cycling, triathlon, XTERRA, and rowing with thrilling race reports and revealing postrace interviews with the elites. Their own words reinforce what the research has found: Strong mental fitness lets us approach our true physical limits, giving us an edge over physically stronger competitors. Each chapter explores the how and why of an elite athlete's transformative moment, revealing powerful new psychobiological principles you can practice to flex your own mental fitness.
The new psychobiological model of endurance performance shows that the most important question in endurance sports is: How bad do you want it? Fitzgerald's fascinating book will forever change how you answer this question and show you how to master the psychology of mind over muscle. These lessons will help you push back your limits and uncover your full potential.
Mike Shannon, top-selling author of the critically acclaimed baseball classics Tales from the Dugout and Tales from the Ballpark, returns for a third success to deliver a brand-new collection true stories and never-before-told anecdotes that come straight from the insider's circle. Entertaining and masterfully told, More Tales from the Dugout brings together delightful stories from the great and the not-so-great, both on and off the field, including baseball personalities from the past and present such as:Roger MarisKen Griffey, Jr.Pete RosePhil RizzutoGaylord PerryAt turns hilarious and heartwarming, this compilation is sure to join Shannon's previous books as a baseball classic.
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