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Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Womenas Soccer Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781785783197
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Published: Icon Books - July 10th, 2018

Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer takes an unprecedented look inside the lives of professional soccer players around the world - from precarious positions in underfunded teams and leagues, to sold-out stadiums and bright lights.


100 Things Warriors Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know) Cover Image
By Danny Leroux, Bob Myers (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781629374796
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Published: Triumph Books - November 2017

Most Golden State Warriors fans have attended a game at Oracle Arena, marveled at Stephen Curry's effortless shots, and remember where they were when the team won the 2015 NBA championship. But only real fans watched all 73 wins in the 2015-16 season, know where the Warriors played when they first moved to California, or can name whom the Warriors swept in the 1975 Finals.


Betaball: How Silicon Valley and Science Built One of the Greatest Basketball Teams in History Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501158209
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Published: Atria Books - November 6th, 2018

“As lively, thorough, and engaging as the team it chronicles” (Nathaniel Friedman), Betaball is a compelling look at how the Golden State Warriors embraced savvy business practices, next generation science, and Silicon Valley’s technocentric culture not only to produce one of the greatest basketball teams in history but also to revolutionize the NBA—perfect


Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771961530
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Published: Biblioasis - April 18th, 2017

Taking seriously the idea that baseball is a study in failure--a very successful batter manages a base hit in just three of every ten attempts--Mark Kingwell argues that there is no better tutor of human failure's enduring significance than this strange, crooked game of base, where geometry becomes poetry.


Alone on the Wall Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393356144
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 2nd, 2018

On June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold became the first person to free solo Yosemite's El Capitan--to scale the wall without rope, a partner, or any protective gear--completing what was described as "the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport" (National Geographic) and "one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever" (New York Times).


Ali: A Life Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328505699
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Published: Mariner Books - October 2nd, 2018

Winner of the 2018 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing
Winner of The Times Sports Biography of the Year

“As Muhammad Ali’s life was an epic of a life so Ali: A Life is an epic of a biography . . .


Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781607749783
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 18th, 2017

Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science

Women for the win!


The Push: A Climber's Search for the Path Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399562716
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Published: Penguin Books - May 15th, 2018

A New York Times Bestseller

A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan   


The Comic Book Story of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, and History-Making Swings (and Misses) of America's National Pastime Cover Image
By Alex Irvine, Tomm Coker (Illustrator), C.P. Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399578946
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 8th, 2018

A graphic novel-style history of baseball, providing an illustrated look at the major games, players, and rule changes that shaped the sport.


Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated Cover Image
By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator), Reggie Miller (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419726477
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 10th, 2017

The Integration of the Pacific Coast League: Race and Baseball on the West Coast Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780803285736
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - June 2018

While Jackie Robinson’s 1947 season with the Brooklyn Dodgers made him the first African American to play in the Major Leagues in the modern era, the rest of Major League Baseball was slow to integrate while its Minor League affiliates moved faster. The Pacific Coast League (PCL), a Minor League with its own social customs, practices, and racial history, and the only legitimate


Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781496206008
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - May 2018

Waterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku (1890–1968): swimmer, surfer, Olympic gold medalist, Hawaiian icon, waterman.
Long before Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz made their splashes in the pool, Kahanamoku emerged from the backwaters of Waikiki to become America’s first superstar Olympic swimmer.


Striking Distance: Bruce Lee and the Dawn of Martial Arts in America Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780803269606
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - July 2016

In the spring of 1959, eighteen-year-old Bruce Lee returned to San Francisco, the city of his birth.


When the 49ers Were Kings: How Bill Walsh and Ed DeBartolo Jr. Built a Football Dynasty in San Francisco Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683582496
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Published: Sports Publishing - September 4th, 2018

In 1979, San Francisco was in turmoil attempting to recover from the assassination of two of its leaders: Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. The troubled city was in need of an emotional boost to restore their pride.


Cocaine ] Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair Cover Image
By Chas Smith, Matt Warshaw (Introduction by)
$26.95
ISBN: 9781945572814
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Published: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book - June 12th, 2018

From the author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go To Hell, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction


The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780807026991
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Published: Beacon Press - May 8th, 2018

Following in the footsteps of Robeson, Ali, Robinson and others, today’s Black athletes re-engage with social issues and the meaning of American patriotism

Named a best book of 2018 by Library Journal


Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062853615
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Published: Harper - October 9th, 2018

“Winner of the 2018 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year.”

The former ESPN columnist and analytics pioneer dramatically recreates an action-packed 2017 game between the Oakland A’s and eventual World Series Champion Houston Astros to reveal the myriad ways in which Major League Baseball has changed over the last few decades.


Arthur Ashe: A Life Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781439189047
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 21st, 2018

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

The first comprehensive, authoritative biography of American icon Arthur Ashe—the Jackie Robinson of men’s tennis—a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier, went on to become an influential civil rights activist and public intellectual.

Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1943, by the age of eleven, Art