Soccer has been America's Sport of the Future since 1972.
Propelled by the rise of the World Cup, Premier League, the glory
of the United States Women's National Team, Lionel Messi's
DemiGod-esque talent and repeat exposure to Cristiano Ronaldo's
preening abs, that Future has finally arrived.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A
Good Walk Spoiled, a dramatic chronicle of the bitterly-fought
2016 Ryder Cup pitting a U.S. team out for revenge against the
Europeans determined to keep the Cup out of American hands.
The bestselling author of Dream Team tells the
interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors
and the early-1970s Los Angeles Lakers, two extraordinary teams
playing in extraordinary times and linked by one extraordinary
A story of obsession, glory, and the wild early days of Ultimate
David Gessner devoted his twenties to a cultish sport called
Ultimate Frisbee. Like his teammates and rivals, he trained for
countless hours, sacrificing his body and potential career for a
chance at fleeting glory without fortune or fame.
The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest
rivalry among three coaching legends—University of North
Carolina's Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and North Carolina
State's Jim Valvano—by the king of college basketball
writers, #1 New York Times bestseller John Feinstein
On March 18, 1980, the immensely powerful Duke basketball program
announced the hiring of its new coach—the man who would
resurrect the team, restore glory to Duke, and defeat the legendary
Dean Smith, who coached down the road at UNC Chapel Hill and had
turned UNC into a powerhouse.
“How can the NCAA blithely wreck careers without
regard to due process or common fairness. How can it act so
ruthlessly to enforce rules that are so petty. Why won’t
anybody stand up to these outrageous violations of American values
and American justice.
This is Your Brain on Sports is the book for sports
fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch
and the people who play them. Sports Illustrated
executive editor and bestselling author L. Jon Wertheim teams up
with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers to take readers on a wild ride
into the inner world of sports.
Originally published in 1976, James A. Michener’s explosive,
spectacular Sports in America is a prescient examination of
the crisis in American sports that is still unfolding to this day.
Pro basketball players are banned for narcotics use, while a Major
League pitcher is arrested for smuggling drugs across the Mexican