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Author: Roger Bennett and Michael Davies
Release Date: May 15, 2018
From the wildly popular soccer pundits, a hilarious and informative guide to the ever-more popular game.

For more than a decade, the Men in Blazers--two balding transplants from Britain named Rog and Davo--have stood at the center of our growing national obsession with soccer.
$20
ISBN: 9781101923726
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Author: Nicholas Smith
Release Date: May 01, 2018
A cultural history of sneakers, tracing the footprint of one of our most iconic fashions across sports, business, pop culture, and American identity

When the athletic shoe graduated from the beaches and croquet courts of the wealthy elite to streetwear ubiquity, its journey through the heart of American life was just getting started.
$17.50
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Author: John Feinstein | Narrator: John Feinstein
Release Date: October 24, 2017
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.
$22.50
ISBN: 9780525496144
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Author: Jack McCallum | Narrator: Jack McCallum
Release Date: October 24, 2017
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 man.
$22.50
ISBN: 9780525527466
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Author: Roseanne Montillo | Narrator: Kathleen McInerney
Release Date: October 17, 2017
The inspiring and irresistible true story of the women who broke barriers and finish-line ribbons in pursuit of Olympic Gold

When Betty Robinson assumed the starting position at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, she was participating in what was only her fourth-ever organized track meet.
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Author: David Gessner | Narrator: David Gessner
Release Date: June 06, 2017
A story of obsession, glory, and the wild early days of Ultimate Frisbee.

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.
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ISBN: 9781524778842
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Author: John Feinstein | Narrator: John Feinstein
Release Date: March 01, 2016
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.
$25
ISBN: 9780399565663
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Author: Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: February 16, 2016

 “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.

$25
ISBN: 9780698189669
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Author: L. Jon Wertheim | Narrator: Keith Szarabajka and Sam Sommers
Release Date: February 02, 2016
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.
$20
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Author: James A. Michener | Narrator: Larry McKeever
Release Date: September 08, 2015
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 border.
$27.50
ISBN: 9781101922279
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Author: John Feinstein | Narrator: John Feinstein
Release Date: February 25, 2014
From the acclaimed #1 bestselling author . . . a riveting journey through the world of minor-league baseball

“No one grows up playing baseball pretending that they’re pitching or hitting in Triple-A.” —Chris Schwinden, Triple-A pitcher

“If you don’t like it here, do a better job.
$20
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Author: Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns | Narrator: Ken Burns
Release Date: September 21, 2010

The companion to Ken Burns’s magnificent PBS television series—updated and expanded to coincide with the broadcast of a new, two-part Tenth Inning directed with Lynn Novick.
 
The authors of the acclaimed and bestselling The Civil War, Jazz, and The War turn to another uniquely American phenomenon.

$14
ISBN: 9780307876935
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