Sports

The incomplete book of running book cover

The incomplete book of running

Peter Sagal

eAUDIO
Nonfiction, Sports, Memoir

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me's Peter Sagal muses on his running life. -Melody

The Sixth Man : A Memoir book cover

The Sixth Man : A Memoir

Andre Iguodala

eBOOK
Nonfiction, Sports, Memoir

"A standout sports memoir from NBA powerhouse, a swingman and NBA All-Star of the Golden State Warriors"--

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A personal favorite of former President Barack Obama, this is more than just a sports book. It's an intimate look at the strength of individuals in teams and enduring the challenges as a young Black man. -Melody

Boom town : the fantastical saga of Oklahoma city, its chaotic founding... its purloined basketball team, and the dream of becoming a world-class metropolis book cover

Boom town : the fantastical saga of Oklahoma city, its chaotic founding... its purloined basketball team, and the dream of becoming a world-class metropolis

Sam Anderson

eBOOK
Nonfiction, Sports

"A lively and introspective look into Oklahoma City, where colorful city officials business leaders, artists, and sports fans have turned an unassuming Southwestern city into a thriving metropolis with a dazzling basketball team"--

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Moneyball

Michael Lewis

eBOOK
Nonfiction, Sports

Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

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Michael Lewis' Moneyball popularized using analytics to build a better baseball team. -Melody

Endure : mind, body, and the curiously elastic limits of human performance book cover

Endure : mind, body, and the curiously elastic limits of human performance

Alex Hutchinson

eBOOK
Nonfiction, Sports

"From the National Magazine Award-winning Runner's World columnist, frequent NewYorker.com contributor, and Cambridge-trained physicist: a fascinating and definitive exploration of the science of endurance and peak performance"--

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Alex Hutchinson is an expert on science and athletic performance. -Melody

Do your om thing : bending yoga tradition to fit your modern life book cover

Do your om thing : bending yoga tradition to fit your modern life

Rebecca Pacheco

eBOOK
Nonfiction, Sports, Health

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I haven’t read this book, but I like the idea of adapting yoga to fit my lifestyle. I’ve been doing yoga to exercise and deal with stress lately, and I want to learn more about it. This book seems like the perfect mix of learning about tradition and learning how to update it. -Hanna

The national team : the inside story of the women who changed soccer book cover

The national team : the inside story of the women who changed soccer

Caitlin Murray

796.334 /Murray
Sports, Nonfiction

"The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team has won three World Cups and four Olympic gold medals, set record TV ratings, drawn massive crowds, earned huge revenues for FIFA and U.S. Soccer, and helped to redefine the place of women in sports. But despite their dominance, and their rosters of superstar players, they've endured striking inequality: low pay, poor playing conditions, and limited opportunities to play in professional leagues. The National Team, from leading soccer journalist Caitlin Murray, tells the history of the USWNT in full, from their formation in the 1980s to the run-up to the 2019 World Cup, chronicling both their athletic triumphs and less visible challenges off the pitch. Murray also recounts the rise and fall of U.S. professional leagues, including the burgeoning National Women's Soccer League, an essential part of the women's game. Through nearly 100 exclusive interviews with players, coaches, and team officials, including Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo, Heather O'Reilly, Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain, Pia Sundhage, Tom Sermanni, and Sunil Gulati, Murray takes readers inside the locker rooms and board rooms in engrossing detail. A story of endurance and determination, The National Team is a complete portrait of this beloved and important team."--Page 2 of cover.

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