Audrey Hunt hopes to make her mark on the world. Armed with her masters in broadcast journalism, she applies for a position as an investigative field reporter in her hometown of Philadelphia, which would allow her to do just that. Instead, Audrey finds herself in Columbus, Ohio, covering the NHL's Blue Jackets. At first, she thinks that the job is a joke; however, she quickly discovers that there's more to hockey than scoring goals and more to sports reporting than talking stats. With the support of the players on the team—including lots of help from the superstar captain Nathan Fox—Audrey searches for her niche as a sports journalist for Ohio Sports Network and finds out more about herself along the way.
A you-are-there history of one of football's most successful and beloved teamsWho is the greatest quarterback in Redskins history? Baugh? Jurgensen? Theismann? Rypien? However you answer that question, you'll find plenty of evidence to support your argument in Hail Victory. Based on sportswriter Thom Loverro's exclusive interviews with a host of the greatest players ever to wear the team jersey, this comprehensive history of the tradition-rich Washington Redskins puts you on the 50-yard line to witness all of the team's most memorable moments and meet its greatest players, and you'll hear what they have to say about the brightest and darkest moments from the Skins' past. You'll discover:* Sonny Jurgensen's last conversation with Vince Lombardi* Jeff Rutledge's account of "the Greatest Comeback in Football History"* Joe Theismann's take on the tackle that ended his career* How George Allen assembled the "Over the Hill Gang"* Joe Jacoby's Hog's-eye view of all three Redskins Super Bowl victories* Gene Pepper's memories of playing with the legendary Sammy Baugh* And much moreYou'll also find color photos of outstanding players and coaches in action, including Lombardi, George Allen, Theismann, Jurgensen, Joe Gibbs, and many others. If you love the Skins, you must have Hail Victory!
World-famous bodybuilder Steve Michalik and professional gold coach Michael Manavian team up in this powerful new book, which presents Atomic Golf - a system that joins Michalik's undeniably effective methods of mind-body training with Manavian's unique techniques for creating the perfect golf swing.
Pristine lawns, tennis whites, strawberries and cream, tennis is synonymous with the upper echelons of society, but scratch beneath the surface and you'll quickly discover a different history, one of untold struggles on and off the courts.
From the birth of modern tennis in Victorian Britain to the present day, we bear witness to struggles around sexuality, gender, race and class that have transformed the nature of tennis and sport itself. A People's History of Tennis is populated by diverse voices, recounting the sport's gay origins, 'Workers' Wimbledon', battles for gender equality and more.
Going beyond centre court, this book reveals the hidden history of the game, providing a rich account of the challenges faced and victories won.
Billed as the greatest sporting show on earth, the Olympic Games have produced countless memorable stories of achievement and endurance since entering the "modern" era in 1896.
The major sports take a back seat - some of them long gone from the schedule - as sports fans discover new heroes excelling in obscure events that intrigue.
The Games deliver triumph and heartbreak, serial winners and one-medal wonders, shocks and controversies - and tragedy in the true sense of the word rather than the often diluted sporting interpretation.
For just over two weeks every four years handball and hockey, sailing and shooting, judo and gymnastics become prime time news. And the word "repechage" is common currency.
The Armchair Olympian uses trivia, teasers, illustrations and quotes to recapture the magic of the story so far.
A collection of stories from the author’s career, each containing a significant lesson about masculinity. "Making Men From The Boys” will motivate young men to ask more of life and take more personal action to achieve it, even as young men get more mixed signals about what it is to be a man than ever before.
One of the Boston Globe’s Best Sports Books of the Year:“Incisive, heartbreaking, important and even funny” (Jeremy Schaap, New York Times–bestselling author of Cinderella Man). The people of Brazil celebrated when it was announced that they were hosting the World Cup—the world’s most-viewed athletic tournament—in 2014 and the 2016 Summer Olympics. But as the events were approaching, ordinary Brazilians were holding the country’s biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why. In a rollicking read that travels from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the fabled Maracanã Stadium to the halls of power in Washington, DC, Zirin examines Brazilians’ objections to the corruption of the games they love; the toll such events take on impoverished citizens; and how taking to the streets opened up an international conversation on the culture, economics, and politics of sports. “Millions will enjoy the World Cup and Olympics, but Zirin justly reminds readers of the real human costs beyond the spectacle.” —Kirkus Reviews
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