The 2019 Cricket World Cup (officially ICC Cricket World Cup 2019) is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 14 July 2019.The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew from the bidding to host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, which was held in Australia and New Zealand. The first match will be played at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord's. It is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup will be held in England and Wales, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups. World Cup Cricket - A Complete History has been compiled by Peter Murray who has published several books on the event over 40 years. For the first time, the book will include the history of the Women's World Cup which has recently become a major tournament in the world of cricket. This is a collector s edition featuring images and details from every World Cup since 1975
An all-access pass to Pit Row and beyond at the world’s most famous auto race, the Indianapolis 500The Indianapolis 500 auto race is the most prestigious event in all of motor sports. Race cars roar two hundred times around the track at dizzying speeds of more than two hundred miles per hour in front of a massive crowd—and millions more watching on television. Every spring, drivers, teams, sponsors, and pit crews all come together to make auto-racing history. Since the inaugural race in 1911, the Indy 500 has become one of the most popular sporting events in the world.Award-winning reporter Sonny Kleinfield takes readers inside the world of high-risk, high-speed open-wheel racing. A Month at the Brickyard follows the day-to-day race prep of Indy up-and-comer Johnny Parsons and team, showing the endless fine-tuning and customization up to the big day, as well as capturing the personalities and stories that surround the speedway. With Kleinfield at the wheel, there is much more to racing than just the roar of the engines.
Tennis is one of the most challenging sports in the world, requiring a heady cocktail of technical skill, physical prowess, and mental strength. It can be an intimidating game for beginners to pick up, while experienced club players often struggle to improve. And 99.99 percent of tennis players never play professional-standard tennis, while also dreaming what it would be like to do so.
In this multipurpose guide to the sport of tennis, a former highly ranked British junior provides a raft of practical tips for improving your game while uncloaking the myths that surround the halcyon turf of the professional game.
This audiobook outlines all the key basic tennis techniques, provides you with the best drills to improve your game, and explains how to develop the skills professional players possess.
It also handholds you through the world of junior tennis and explains why all may not be as it seems inside expensive academies and the junior tennis circuit. The audiobook furthermore contributes to the ongoing debate regarding the importance of talent versus practice.
This is your guide to becoming the tennis player you want to be, for players of all skill levels, while also outlining what it is possible for you to achieve in the game of tennis.
About Christopher Morris: Christopher Morris was ranked in the top 20 juniors in Britain in both short tennis and lawn tennis as a teenager. He was also part of the first state school team to reach the British schools finals. An insider in the British LTA scheme, Morris was part of several of the top junior development squads, where he regularly played against several players, both male and female, who went on to play professional tennis. He also worked with the highest rated LTA coaches of the time.
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3-time NL manager of the year Dusty Baker played 19 years in the major leagues and most recently managed the Washington Nationals to an NL East Championship. In this interview, Baker talks about managing in the majors and his book, Kiss the Sky: My Weekend in Monterey for the Greatest Rock Concert Ever.
Now celebrating its fortieth anniversary, Roy Blount Jr.’s classic account of the 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers—a team on the cusp of once-in-a-generation greatness The Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s are mentioned in any conversation about the greatest dynasties in NFL history. A year before Pittsburgh’s first Super Bowl victory launched a decade of domination, Roy Blount Jr. spent a season traveling with the team, recording the ups and downs, both large and small, in the lives of men who would soon reach the pinnacle of success in their sport. He covers everything from the birth of the “Steel Curtain” defense to the unique connection the people of Pittsburgh had with their hard-nosed team. Interspersed with vivid depictions of players like Terry Bradshaw, “Mean” Joe Greene, and Ernie “Fats” Holmes, as well as the team owners, the Rooney clan, About Three Bricks Shy of a Load harks back to a bygone era when offensive linemen could weigh about the same as the backs they blocked for, when the highest-paying team’s highest-paid player—Bradshaw—made $400,000, and when one team was able to win four Super Bowls in six years—a feat that remains unrivaled today. Uproariously funny and brilliantly written, About Three Bricks Shy of a Load was named one of the Top 100 Sports Books of All Time by Sports Illustrated.
Hear the voices of Olympic Track Greats, including Jesse Owens, winner of 4 Gold Medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin; Josy Barthel, a Luxembourgish runner who won the men's 1500 meters at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics; and Roger Bannister, an English athlete best known for breaking the 4-minute mile.Public Domain (P)2014 Rick Sheridan
The autobiography of “a left-arm spinner of immense class and limitless charm . . . an unlikely hero of the English game,” cricket superstar Monty Panesar (The Guardian). Having spent five years learning his trade in County Cricket, Monty Panesar established himself with England in 2006, quickly becoming a national hero, with his trademark black turban, wide eyes and eager fielding. Monty was a different type of spinner to those which had gone before, here was someone who was not afraid to ‘give it some air’ and attack batsmen. For a time, he was considered the savior of English spin bowling. His commitment and enthusiasm for the sport made him stand out. His performances encouraged others to hone their skills to the extent that others emerged and took his place. The England team saw glimpses of him after that, most notably when Graeme Swann and Monty combined in Mumbai in November 2012, dubbed the “dust devils” as they returned joint figures of 19 for 323, in one of the greatest England spin double acts in history, only the fourth occasion that England spinners had combined to take 19 wickets or more wickets in a Test and the first time for 54 years. As Monty’s career declined however, so did his health. He struggled with a tiresome shoulder injury before struggling with mental health issues. In The Full Monty, “there are certainly some dark corners opened up and explored, but Panesar’s is a fascinating story . . . the book is difficult to put down.” (Cricket Web).
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