New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

February 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

I am Durán : my autobiography

February 24, 2017
Duran, Roberto, 1951- author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2016]
293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Street Fighting Man -- New York, New York -- The Lion King -- Sugar Ray Meets Charles Manson -- No Más -- Redemption Road -- "No Moore" -- El Campeón -- "Uno Más" -- Paz and Macho Time -- One More for La Patria -- The Last Good-byes.
"The notable fighter known as "Manos de Piedra," or "Hands of Stone," chronicles his entire life, from the streets of Panama to being crowned one of the "Four Kings" along with Hearns, Leonard and Hagleruas he blazed a trail through the Golden Age of Boxing,"--NoveList.

Laurie Hernandez : Olympic gymnast

February 21, 2017
Lajiness, Katie, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Big Buddy Books, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, 2017.
32 pages : color illustrations, map ; 21 x 24 cm.
"Meet Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez! Hernandez's life story is examined from her childhood in New Jersey where she began gymnastics at age five, to the 2015 US Junior Titleon the way to being chosen for the women's gymnastics team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where she won one gold and one silver medal. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards."-- Provided by publisher.

Inside the crosstown shootout : Cincinnati vs. Xavier, the rivalry that captivates a city

February 7, 2017
Koch, Bill, 1953- author.
©2016
297 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room is bound in original softcover paper stock with colored front and back covers.
Introduction -- Coaches -- Xavier players -- Crosstown shootout photo gallery -- Cincinnati players -- Media -- Crosstown shootout box scores 1980-2016.
"The campuses of the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University are only 3 1/2 miles apart, or a 12 minute drive in midday traffic. They first played each other in basketball in 1928, and have squared off every year since 1946. It's a neighborhood rivalry. It's a city rivalry. And it has become a national rivalry ranking among the best in college sports. Told through the eyes of the players and coaches who have competed against each other, you will read about the animosity that developed between some of the coaches and the closeness of fiercely opposing players. Plus, get the inside story of the 2011 fight that almost caused a hiatus in the rivalry and relive the upsets, game-winning shots, memorable performances, and much more."-- Back cover.

The grand old man of baseball : Connie Mack in his final years, 1932-1956

February 6, 2017
Macht, Norman L. (Norman Lee), 1929-
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015]
xviii, 623 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Dust bowl girls : the inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory

February 1, 2017
Reeder, Lydia, author.
©2017
286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited."
New recruit -- The making of a coach -- The field house, 4 a.m -- A good shot maker believes in herself -- Choctaw town -- A man's sport -- Weak ankles and weaker nerves -- Barnstorm -- End game -- Babe Didrikson and the Golden Cyclones -- Guts and glory -- Next stop, Shreveport -- Brains, beauty, and ball handling -- A team that won't be beat can't be beat -- A hometown welcome.
"At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education if they would come play for his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices faced by their families, the women followed Babb and his dream. He shaped the Cardinals into a formidable team, and something extraordinary began to happen: with passion for the game and heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach, they won every game. Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, Dust Bowl Girls conveys the intensity of an improbable journey to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. And it captures a moment in American sports history when a visionary coach helped his young athletes achieve more than a winning season"-- Provided by publisher.

Cincinnati basketball playbook.

January 31, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio : UC Athletics Department and IMG College.
v. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
Gameday programs for the University of Cincinnati men's basketball team. Each program contains articles, team photos, team rosters and opponent rosters for three games.

The Negro Leagues : celebrating baseball's unsung heroes

January 27, 2017
Doeden, Matt, author.
©2017.
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
In the early 1900s, professional baseball was mostly segregated. The Negro Leagues provided an alternative for African American players. Discover the history of African American baseball and the people who worked to end the sport's decades of segregation

Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football team

January 27, 2017
Sheinkin, Steve, author.
©2017
280 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm
Tryout -- First half. The star ; The coach ; The game ; The school ; Alien world ; The team ; Restless disposition ; Carlisle vs. the big four ; Charlie ; The Carlisle rut ; Football imagination ; New team ; Carlisle vs. Pennsylvania ; Wild horses ; Haughty crimson ; Before and after ; Football on trial ; High jump -- Second half. The forward pass ; Carlisle against the world ; Modern football ; Crossroads ; The quarterback ; All in ; Carlisle vs. Harvard ; All-American ; Stockholm ; One more year ; Into the whirlwind ; Football evolution ; Carlisle vs. Army ; Last games ; Brutal business ; Undefeated ; Epilogue: back on top.
"A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team"-- Provided by publisher.

The Bud Collins history of tennis : an authoritative encyclopedia and record book.

January 20, 2017
Collins, Bud.
Washington, D.C. : New Chapter Press, [2016]
xxii, 797 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

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.

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