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Astroball: The New Way to Win It All
Reiter, Ben
(Hardcover)

70% off list price of $27.00

When Sports Illustrated declared on the cover of a June 2014 issue that the Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017, people thought Ben Reiter, the article’s author, was crazy. The Astros were the worst baseball team in half a century, but they were more than just bad. They were a...


The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager's Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life
Jenkins, Jerry B.
(Paperback)

70% off list price of $15.00

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's New York Times bestselling manifesto about what parents, coaches, and athletes get wrong about sports; what we can do better; and how sports can teach eight keys to success in sports and life.


Ninety Percent Mental
Miller, Scott
(Hardcover)

73% off list price of $27.00

Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on television or even at th...


The Incomplete Book of Running
Sagal, Peter
(Hardcover)

70% off list price of $27.00

In the midpoint of life, I found myself lost, in a dark place. So I tried to figure out exactly how many miles I had run to get there...So begins The Incomplete Book of Running, a funny, wise, and powerful meditation about running and life from Peter Sagal, longtime columnist for Runner’s World a...


Quarterback: Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League
Feinstein, John
(Hardcover)

71% off list price of $27.95

A major new book from #1 New York Times bestseller and sports-writing legend John Feinstein, QUARTERBACK dives deep into the most coveted and hallowed position in the NFL - exploring the stories of five top quarterbacks and taking readers inside their unique experiences of playing the position an...


The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football
Gwynne, S. C.
(Paperback)

80% off list price of $17.00

Hal Mumme spent fourteen mostly losing seasons coaching football before inventing a potent passing offense that would soon shock players, delight fans, and terrify opposing coaches. It all began at a tiny, overlooked college called Iowa Wesleyan, where Mumme was head coach and Mike Leach, a lawye...


The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry
Feinstein, John
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $16.95

On March 18, 1980, the Duke basketball program announced the hiring of Mike Krzyzewski, the man who would restore glory to the team. The only problem: no one knew who Krzyzewski was. Nine days later, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. The hiring didn't raise...


Saban: The Making of a Coach
Burke, Monte
(Paperback)

82% off list price of $16.00

As the head coach of the University of Alabama’s football team, Nick Saban is perhaps the most influential—and polarizing—man in the sport. His program-building vision has delivered packed stadiums, rabid fans, legions of detractors, countless NFL draft picks, and a total of four national champio...


Saban: The Making of a Coach
Burke, Monte
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $16.00

As the head coach of the University of Alabama’s football team, Nick Saban is perhaps the most influential—and polarizing—man in the sport. His program-building vision has delivered packed stadiums, rabid fans, legions of detractors, countless NFL draft picks, and a total of four national champio...


Don Shula: A Biography of the Winningest Coach in NFL History
DeVito, Carlo
(Hardcover)

70% off list price of $26.99

In Don Shula: A Biography of the Winningest Coach in NFL History, acclaimed sports historian Carlo DeVito captures the story of one of the greatest coaches in sports history. First distinguishing himself as a player with the Cleveland Browns (under the great Paul Brown), Baltimore Colts, and Wash...


The Quarterback Whisperer: How to Build an Elite NFL Quarterback
Arians, Bruce
(Hardcover)

68% off list price of $28.00

What is an elite NFL QB and what separates that player from the others? One answer is the coach they share. In the recent history of the biggest game on earth, one man is the common thread that connects several of the very best in the sport: Peyton Manning; Ben Roethlisberger; Andrew Luck; and th...


The Yucks: Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in NFL History
Vuic, Jason
(Hardcover)

68% off list price of $26.00

Long before their first Super Bowl victory in 2003, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did something no NFL team had ever done before and that none will ever likely do again: They lost twenty-six games in a row. It started in 1976, in their first season as an expansion team, and it lasted until the penulti...


Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out
Calipari, John
(Paperback)

71% off list price of $17.00

John Calipari, one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history, presents the world of college basketball from the coach's chair, unvarnished and straight from the heart. Players First is Calipari's account of his first six years coaching the University of Kentucky men's team, leading it to a n...


Lasting Impact: One Team, One Season. What Happens When Our Sons Play Football
Kennedy, Kostya
(Hardcover)

76% off list price of $27.95

New York Times bestselling author Kostya Kennedy sets this captivating, character-rich story against the back-drop of one of the most pressing questions in sports: Should we let our sons play football? At the high end of America's most popular game is the glittering NFL, a fan-stoked money machin...


Paul Brown's Ghost: How the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals Are Haunted by the Man Who Created Them
Knight, Jonathan
(Hardcover)

70% off list price of $19.99

Paul Brown was a football genius and the father of two NFL franchises - the Cleveland Browns, who carry his name, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Arguably the most important figure in the history of the sport, he was a renowned coach and owner, and when he passed away on August 5, 1991, the game lost...


Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection
Karl, George
(Paperback)

71% off list price of $16.99

The most outspoken and combative coach in NBA history—and one of the most successful, amassing more than 1,175 victories, the sixth best winning record ever—reflects on his life, his career, and his battles on and off the basketball court in this no-holds-barred memoir


The Quarterback Whisperer: How to Build an Elite NFL Quarterback
Anderson, Lars
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $15.99

What is an elite NFL QB and what separates that player from the others? One answer is the coach they share. In the recent history of the biggest game on earth, one man is the common thread that connects several of the very best in the sport: Peyton Manning; Ben Roethlisberger; Andrew Luck; and th...


The Yucks: Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in NFL History
Vuic, Jason
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $16.00

Friday Night Lights meets The Bad News Bears in this uproarious account of the first two seasons with the worst team in NFL history: the hapless, hilarious, and hopelessly winless 1976-1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Futsal: Training, Technique and Tactics
Sturgess, Peter
(Softcover)

69% off list price of $25.00

Many of the world's greatest soccer players started their training by playing Futsal in their youth. It is one of the fastest growing sports, in which players test their skills under pressure from the limited time and space allowed within the game rules. Futsal also improves the technical develop...


Marathon Swimming The Sport of the Soul: Inspiring Stories of Passion, Faith, and Grit
Asmuth, Paul Andrew
(Paperback)

68% off list price of $13.99

When the Olympic dreams of Paul Asmuth are shattered, God opens the door of new opportunities in the sport of marathon swimming. Relying on his passion, faith, and grit for both triumphs and tragedy, this is a story that transcends sport.


The Blueprint: LeBron James, Cleveland's Deliverance, and the Making of the Modern NBA
Lloyd, Jason
(Hardcover)

68% off list price of $28.00

June 19, 2016: the greatest moment in Cleveland sports history, when the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals and broke the Cleveland Curse. It was the triumph fans had been waiting fifty-two years for, and it wasn’t easy to get there—but thanks to LeBron James, an audacious plan to...


Stillpower: Excellence with Ease in Sports and Life
Kramer, Garret
(Paperback)

62% off list price of $16.00

What if everything you’ve been taught about performance is wrong? When the going gets tough, stillpower - not will power - is the best response. For years, athletes, coaches, parents, and organizations have searched for the secrets to optimum mental performance. Stillpower offers a simple, revolu...


Advanced Rowing: International Perspectives on High Performance Rowing
Simpson, Charles (Edt)
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $35.00

Advance Rowing brings together a selection of the world's leading rowing coaches who share their ideas and insights about how to create successful rowing teams. These elite coaches, many of whom have coached crews to World and Olympic medals, reveal the strategies they employ to maximize performa...


It Shouldn't Happen to a Manager
Redknapp, Harry
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $15.95

Harry Redknapp is the best storyteller in the business, and his new book brings together all the classic tales from his long career in soccer. He describes the bust-ups (both on and off the pitch), the boot-room antics, the controversial firings, the hilarious one-liners, the funniest moments tha...


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