New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

January 13, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

All about Sir Edmund Hillary

January 12, 2017
Freedman, Lew, author.
©2016
xii, 116 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"All about series"--Publisher's website.
Growing up -- Military service -- New Zealand climbs -- Himalayan expeditions -- Conquering Everest -- Celebrating the ascent -- New adventures -- Select quotes from Sir Edmund Hillary -- Sir Edmund Hillary timeline -- World timeline.

Basketball superstars ...

January 10, 2017
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc.
volumes : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Profiles top players from the previous NBA basketball season, providing interesting childhood facts, along with college and professional career highlights for each.

Snake : the legendary life of Ken Stabler

January 5, 2017
Freeman, Michael, 1966- author.
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2016]
xiii, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Ken "The Snake" Stabler was a force to be reckoned with, both on and off the field. A 1974 NFL MVP, a four-time Pro-bowler, and a Super Bowl champion, he lived his life unapologetically, and in many ways, was the first NFL player who was unrepentant about having sex, drinking beer-a lot of beer-and living life as he wanted-not as the NFL wanted. But he was more than a partier; he was a marksman, the league's first cocky, swashbuckling pass thrower, an undeniable physical presence, and the man who led the Raiders to their 1976 Super Bowl championship. When Stabler passed away in July 2015, John Madden said this of him: "If I had one drive to win a game to this day, and I had a quarterback to pick, I would pick Kenny. He was a perfect quarterback and a perfect Raider. When you think about the Raiders you think about Ken Stabler." Stabler's legacy really is larger-than-life, and never before has there been an exclusive account of him. The highly successful Badasses by Peter Richmond only brushes the surface of Stabler's persona-a man who, despite his penchant for partying and debauchery, was committed to winning and being the best player he could be. Snake will tell the complete story of Ken Stabler's legacy as well as the culture that so pivotally shaped it"-- Provided by publisher.

Drama in the Bahamas : Muhammad Ali's last fight

January 5, 2017
Hannigan, Dave.
©2016
198 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
What happens in Vegas -- The sweet science of fraud -- The boy who learned to fight at Gitmo -- The talk of Tinseltown -- Searching for the fountain of youth -- Doctors differ, patient continues to fight -- If you build it... -- Trouble in Paradise Island -- The financial make weight -- For whom the cowbell tolls -- Separating the dancer from the dance -- Farewell to the king -- Of gods and monsters.
"On December 11, 1981, Muhammad Ali slumped on a chair in the cramped, windowless locker room of a municipal baseball field outside Nassau. A phalanx of sportswriters had pushed and shoved their way into this tiny, breeze-blocked space. In this most unlikely of settings, they had come to record the last moments of the most storied of all boxing careers. They had come to intrude upon the grief. "It's over," mumbled Ali. "It's over." The show that had entertained and wowed from Zaire to Dublin, from Hamburg to Manila, finally ended its twenty-one-year run, the last performance not so much off-Broadway, more amateur theatre in the boondocks. In Drama in the Bahamas, Dave Hannigan tells the occasionally poignant, often troubling, yet always entertaining story behind Ali's last bout. Through interviews with many of those involved, he discovers exactly how and why, a few weeks short of his fortieth birthday, a seriously diminished Ali stepped through the ropes one more time to get beaten up by Trevor Berbick. "Two billion people will be conscious of my fight," said Ali, trotting out the old braggadocio about an event so lacking in luster that a cow bell was pressed in to service to signal the start and end of each round. How had it come to this? Why was he still boxing? Hannigan answers those questions and many more, offering a unique and telling glimpse into the most fascinating sportsman of the twentieth century in the last, strange days of his fistic life."-- Provided by publisher.

Game changers : Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the era that transformed a Southern college town

January 5, 2017
Chansky, Art, author.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
xiii, 198 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Among many legendary episodes from the life and career of men's basketball coach Dean Smith, few loom as large as his recruitment of Charlie Scott, the first African American scholarship athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Drawn together by college basketball in a time of momentous change, Smith and Scott helped transform a university, a community, and the racial landscape of sports in the South"-- Provided by publisher.

Game changers : the unsung heroines of sports history

January 3, 2017
Schiot, Molly, author.
New York : Simon and Schuster, 2016.
ix, 309 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
"Based on the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines, a celebration of the pioneering, forgotten female athletes of the twentieth century that features rarely seen photos and new interviews with past and present gamechangers including Abby Wambach and Cari Champion. Featuring icons Althea Gibson and Wyomia Tyus, complete unknowns Virginia Gilder and Conchita Cintron, policymaker Patsy Mink, sportswriter Lisa Olson, and many more, Game Changers gives these "founding mothers" the attention and recognition they deserve, and features critical conversations between past and present gamechangers - including former US Women's National Soccer Team captain Abby Wambach and SportsCenter anchor Cari Champion - about what it means to be a woman on and off the field."-- Provided by publisher.

Relentless spirit : the unconventional raising of a champion

December 21, 2016
Franklin, Missy, 1995- author.
©2016
viii, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
My teddy bear moment -- How we got here -- My Daddy's-Little-Girl moment -- More than one way to make a family -- My At-the-Ready moment -- Growing up -- My Letting-Go moment -- Making a splash -- My State-Championship moment -- London -- My Hundredth-of-a-Second moment -- Have a little faith -- My "Welcome to College" moment -- Having my back -- My 1:39 moment -- Home, again -- Our moment of trial -- Rio.
The four-time Olympic Gold medalist and her parents trace the inspirational story of how she became both a legendary athlete and a happy and confident woman, achievements that were accomplished by doing things their own way and making the right choices for their family. --Publisher's description.

Sumo for mixed martial arts : winning clinches, takedowns, and tactics

December 20, 2016
Zerling, Andrew, author.
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire : YMAA Publication Center, Inc., [2016]
xix, 163 pages : illustrations, 24 cm
Foreword / Steve Scott -- Foreword / Stephan Kesting -- Sumo wrestling overview -- Sumo wrestling case studies -- Sumo and MMA -- Technical photos.
"This innovative book demonstrates how the study of sumo wrestling techniques can benefit practitioners of modern mixed martial arts (MMA), as well as other grappling arts. Sumo, Japan's ancient martial art, has its own particular variations of MMA-style body locks, throws, and trips, among other techniques."--Publisher.

Scholastic year in sports.

December 8, 2016
New York : Scholastic Inc., c2003-
v. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.

The American fisherman : how our nation's anglers founded, fed, financed, and forever shaped the U.S.A.

December 8, 2016
Robertson, Willie, 1972- author.
©2016.
xi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Prologue: An American Fishing Family -- The Founding Fisherman -- The Fisherman Who Created America -- The Greatest American Fishing Trip of All -- The Fish That Won the Last Battle of the Civil War -- America's Floating Industry -- The Golden Age of American Sportfishing -- Rise of the Great Women Anglers -- Fishermen in the Modern White House -- The Power of Fishing.
"From the Duck Dynasty star and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a rollicking popular history of fishing in America. American Fisherman traces the impact fishing has had in shaping America's history, and reveals the influential role it has played in defining our lives. Willie Robertson persuasively argues that America became what it is today in no small part because of the anglers that call it home. From harvesting New England cod to fly fishing for Yellowstone trout to raising Pacific Northwest salmon, the fishing industry has long played an essential role in the establishment of many of the nation's earliest ports, most notably along the East Coast. Robertson explores how fishing has informed our culture, in literature, movies, and television, from classics like The Old Man and the Sea, A River Runs Through It, and Moby-Dick to The Perfect Storm, In the Heart of the Sea, and The Deadliest Catch, to popular local television fishing programs from coast to coast. Robertson also analyzes the economics of this $50 billion annual business which supports a host of industries, including tourism and manufacturing, as well as conservationism. Told in Robertson's charming down-home voice, American Fisherman is a spirited and unique look at America and its people,"--Baker & Taylor.

Lucky bastard : my life, my dad, and the things I'm not allowed to say on TV

December 5, 2016
Buck, Joe, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2016]
viii, 295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Part 1. Can you hear me now? -- Uh-oh -- Part 2. Jack's kid -- The adventures of Jasper Pennypucker -- Now playing Jack Buck . . . Jack Buck! -- My first professional at-bat -- Cold winds -- Part 3. Thanks, Mr. Murdoch -- A fourth network -- Big jumps -- Thrills and chills (and steroids) -- We are blessed -- Part 4. Good-bye, Dad -- The last fight -- Part 5. The top -- This thing is huge -- Married . . . with children -- Buck rhymes with suck -- Part 6. The bottom -- Grandstanding -- The split -- Vocal discord -- Part 7. Climbing up again -- Happy days are here again -- The mountaintop -- So what!.
"In his debut memoir, Joe Buck talks about his life, his career, and his memorable relationship with his father, legendary sportscaster Jack Buck,"--Baker & Taylor.

Courage to soar : a body in motion, a life in balance

December 2, 2016
Biles, Simone, 1997- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2016]
250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Decision day -- Spring -- True home -- Doing backflips -- Shady arbor way -- A novena -- Leveling up -- Daydreamer -- Bar release -- Game change -- New normal -- Redemption -- Wheels up -- Saving graces -- Just like practice -- The warehouse -- Staying grounded -- Bora-Bora -- The final five.
Through years of hard work and determination, Biles has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. In her own words she takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team.

Jadlow : on the rebound

December 2, 2016
Jadlow, Todd.
Schererville, IN : Hilltop30 Publishers, [2016]
262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Todd Jadlow tells all about playing for Bob Knight, his professional life filled with drugs, alcohol and years in jail, and his inspiring road to recovery"--Cover.
Todd Jadlow grew up in small-town Salina, Kansas and played college basketball at Indiana University for legendary coach Bob Knight. He played professional basketball for more than decade in the U.S., Europe and South America, basically playing basketball and partying his way around the world with cocaine and alcohol. His post-basketball career was successful too until it spun wildly under control. His drug and alcohol use was so bad that he got four DUIs in six months, including two in one day that sent him to jail for two years. He's found his way now, and has been clean of drugs and alcohol for nearly three years and travels the country speaking to students about his life, the things he's done wrong and how he's trying to live his life the right way now. Jadlow's first-person life story will make you laugh, make you cry and make you shake your head in amazement at the crazy things that have gone on in his life. Jadlow tells of his time at Indiana playing for Bob Knight, detailing specifics about the physical abuse he took, including getting punched in the back of the head with a closed fist and being squeezed so hard that Knight left bruises on his side. He tells of a decade of partying while playing professional basketball throughout the U.S, Europe and Argentina. His party life with women and cocaine and near heart attacks will shock you. So will his wild spin out of control, where he drank and did drugs daily and became so depressed that he was ready to die. He got four DUIs in six month and two in one day on a crazy day in December of 2013. It was his last drink. Now Todd travels the country speaking to high school and college students, telling his story and doing what he can to help students one at a time to not travel down the road he went. Todd's story is chilling, and a must-read for anyone who has ever had issues with drugs or alcohol, or had a friend or family member who's gone through the same.

The United States of soccer : MLS and the rise of American soccer fandom

December 1, 2016
West, Phil, author.
New York : Overlook Press, 2016.
xiv, 258 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
An account of the first twenty years of Major League Soccer traces the league's organization in the years prior to its 1996 launch, its resilience and growth, and the rise of the supporters who have defined what it means to be a North American soccer fan.

Cincinnati's basketball royalty : a brief history : a look back at 15 years of Cincinnati Royals NBA basketball, 1957-72

November 22, 2016
Schultz, Gerry, author.
©2016
304 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
"A look back at 15 years of NBA basketball in Cincinnati, 1957-72. All the team's stories and all the stars. Follow the rise of pro basketball itself from their arrival in the city in 1957 through to the team's title contending years in the mid-1960s to their concluding season in the early 1970s. There's also the home games played in Cleveland, Dayton, Indianapolis, Omaha and elsewhere, making them the home team in those cities as well. All of it set against the pivotal events of their times in America."--Page 4 of cover.

Losing isn't everything : the untold stories and hidden lessons behind the toughest losses in sports history

November 21, 2016
Menefee, Curt, 1965- author.
©2016
255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
The curse -- The shot -- The upset -- Risky business -- No good -- Unforced error -- One strike away -- Slammed! -- 715 -- The unforgettables -- The choke -- Falling short -- The helmet catch -- The catch -- Redemption.
"A refreshing and thought-provoking look at athletes whose legacies have been reduced to one defining moment of defeat--those on the flip side of an epic triumph--and what their experiences can teach us about competition, life, and the human spirit."--Provided by publisher.

Shut up and run : how to get up, lace up, and sweat with swagger

November 15, 2016
Arzón, Robin, author.
New York, NY : Harper Design, 2016.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Excuse Your Excuses -- Dream Big And Get Ready To Hustle -- Getting Warmed Up -- Keep Up The Pace -- Strong Heart, Strong Body, Strong Mind -- Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger -- Sweat With Swagger -- Mind Over Miles -- Fuel Your Fire -- Run To The Beat -- Run Hard When It's Hard To Run.
"Whether you're a seasoned marathon runner or just looking to start hitting the pavement now, ultramarathon runner Robin Arzón gives you the inspiration--and tough love--you need to get out there and go. Filled with colorful photographs, essential training tips, and motivational quotes, you'll discover everything from practical gear recommendation and post-race recovery advice to suggested music playlists and the perfect snacks to carry with you on long runs. With detailed training plans that help prepare you for your first 5K to training for a 50-mile ultramarathon, as well as customizable journal pages scattered throughout, get ready to hustle,"--page [4] of cover.

Gunslinger : the remarkable, improbable, iconic life of Brett Favre

November 10, 2016
Pearlman, Jeff, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
xiv, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Beginning -- Childhood -- High school -- Varsity blues -- College-bound -- The man -- Legend -- Near death -- Senioritis -- Hotlanta -- Arrival -- A Packer emerges -- God and the devil -- The wheels fall off -- High and dry -- Super Bowl -- Low -- Something about -- Chewed up -- Big Irv -- Heir apparent -- McCarthyism -- Soap -- J-E-T-S -- A Norse god -- A saintly beating.
"Gunslinger tells Brett Favre's story for the first time, drawing on more than five hundred interviews, including many from the people closest to Favre."--Amazon.com.

Ahead of the curve : inside the baseball revolution

November 8, 2016
Kenny, Brian, 1963-
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2016]
viii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
1. The Herd -- 2. Good looking beats good pitching -- 3. The will to (not) win -- 4. The Epiphany -- 5. The Godfather -- 6. The tyranny of the batting average -- 7. Kill the win -- 8. Kill the save too -- 9. Bullpenning -- 10. When bad contracts happen to good people -- 11. Hall of Fame -- 12. Triple Crown -- a love story -- 13. The mis-education of the voting sportswriter -- 14. The '41 MVP -- Blind squirrels find nut -- 15. Department of Decision Sciences -- 16. The year of getting smart -- Epilogue.
MLB Network host and commentator Brian Kenny uses stories from baseball's present and past to examine why we sometimes choose ignorance over information, and how tradition can trump logic, even when directly contradicted by evidence.

Showboat : the life of Kobe Bryant

November 4, 2016
Lazenby, Roland, author.
©2016
xiii, 625 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Foreword -- Introduction: Only the lonely -- Part I: Gotta be Jelly 'cause jam don't shake -- The bust -- Fatherhood -- Pimps of joytime -- Pam and Jelly -- The bomb squad -- Part II: Prodigy -- Kobe Bean -- The funny guy -- Italia -- The red bicycle -- Lower Merion -- The vibe -- Part III: The chosen one -- Summer love -- The rising -- The bad, bad boy -- Come together -- Team Bryant -- Off to the stars -- Part IV: California stars -- Pacific Palisades -- On with the fable -- Chaos theory -- California stars -- Wedding-bell and other blues -- Broken ankles, shattered hearts -- Part V: Mamba -- Rocky Mountains -- The damage -- Rise up -- Legacy -- The man.
"Seventeen-time all-star; scorer of 81 points in a game; MVP and a shooting guard second only to Jordan in league history: Kobe Bryant is one of basketball's absolute greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character who knew when he was a mere boy that he would be better than Jordan on the court. The debate about whether he achieved that is a furious one--but Kobe has surpassed Jordan on the all-time scoring list and has only one less championship than Jordan (5 to Jordan's 6). He is set to retire after the 2015/16 season, just in time for Roland Lazenby's definitive biography of the player and the man. The Lakers are the flashiest team in all of sports, and the context in which Bryant played is salacious and exciting. Provocative stories--on his childhood with a domineering dad; his complicated personal life; and his explosive relationships on the court--mixed with good old fashioned basketball reporting make for a riveting and essential read for any hoops fan"-- Provided by publisher.

A history of American sports in 100 objects

November 3, 2016
Murphy, Cait, 1961-
New York : Basic Books, [2016]
x, 371 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
"From nearly forgotten heroes like Tad Lucas (rodeo) and Tommy Kono (weightlifting) to celebrities like Amelia Earhart, Muhammad Ali, and Michael Phelps, Cait Murphy tells the stories of the people, events, and things that have forged the epic of American sports, in both its splendor and its squalor. Stories of heroism and triumph rub up against tales of discrimination and cheating. These objects tell much more than just stories about great games--they tell the story of the nation"--Amazon.com.

A life well played : my stories

November 3, 2016
Palmer, Arnold, 1929-2016, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xiii, 258 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Golf -- Life -- Business -- The final lesson.
The golfing master reevaluates his many life experiences, sharing details about familiar stories while offering new anecdotes and his time-tested insights into relationships, business success, and living a life of integrity.

The murder of Sonny Liston : Las Vegas, heroin, and heavyweights

November 3, 2016
Assael, Shaun, author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2016]
303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I : The front seat of Sonny's pink Cadillac -- Hello, '70s -- Paradise -- Lost Vegas -- Shadow boxing -- Heroin Heights -- The bleeder -- Part II : Love, American style -- Fabulous Las Vegas -- Jonesing -- "Better wake Vic Damone" -- Atlanta -- Love, American style -- Stung -- The gutter -- Part III : Confession -- June 14, 1982 -- Suspect no. 1 -- The wrong grave.
"A daring investigation into the mysterious death of Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston, set against the dawn of the 1970s, when the mob was fighting to keep control of the Las Vegas Strip, Richard Nixon was launching America's first war on heroin, and boxing was in its glory days"-- Provided by publisher.

99 : stories of the game

November 1, 2016
Gretzky, Wayne, 1961- author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2016.
xv, 400 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Originally published in Canada by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Canada 2016"--T.p. verso.
The first hockey star -- In the beginning -- Tex's Rangers and the Leafs -- The Bruins -- The Hawks -- The Wings -- The original six -- The Stanley Cup -- The Vezina -- The Lady Byng -- The first All-Star Game -- Fire in his eyes -- The forgotten miracle -- The greatest of them all -- Willi O'Ree -- Stand firm -- The second six -- Black, white, and silver -- The St. Louis Blues -- The Minnesota North Stars -- The Oakland Seals -- The Pittsburgh Penguins -- The Philadelphia Flyers -- The World Hockey Association -- The Summit Series -- Inside the miracle -- The 1984 Canada Cup -- The 1987 Canada Cup -- The 1991 Canada Cup -- The 1998 Winter Olympics -- The culture of winning -- Hockey on the island -- Only the good die young -- The last dynasty -- Yesterday, today, and tomorrow -- "I just love to play".
For the first time, Gretzky discusses candidly what the game looks like to him and introduces us to the people who inspired and motivated him: mentors, teammates, rivals, the famous and the lesser known. Weaving together lives and moments from an extraordinary career, he reflects on the players who inflamed his imagination when he was a kid, the way he himself figured in the dreams of so many who came after; takes us onto the ice and into the dressing rooms to meet the friends who stood by him and the rivals who spurred him to greater heights; shows us some of the famous moments in hockey history through the eyes of someone who regularly made that history. Warm, direct, and revelatory, it is a book that gives us number 99, the man and the player, like never before.--Provided by publisher.

Great American Ball Park open house : 2003 inaugural season.

October 31, 2016
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [RE/MAX], 2003.
7 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Cover title.
"March 22-23, 2003."
Presents highlights, fun facts and lists the builders of Great American Ball Park.

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