A Thoroughly Obsessive, Intermittently Uplifting, and Occasionally Unbiased Account of the Duke-North Carolina Basketball Rivalry
The story of the rivalry between North Carolina's and Duke University's basketball teams discusses the long-term feud between the teams and their fans, citing a long history of race, family, loyalty, privilege, and Southern belief systems.
An in-depth portrait of the NCAA Final Four competition is presented from the perspectives of schools, coaches, and players who have made it to college basketball's final weekend, in a collection of dramatic and inspiring stories that also includes accounts by officials, referees, and scouts. 200,000 first printing.
A memoir by the ex-NFL football player offers a portrait of his life as a gay man, recounting his painful childhood, his fear of exposure while playing in the NFL, the strength he found in Christianity, and his decision to come out publicly.
Provides an account of the 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, discussing its impact on the cultural history of the 1970s and its implications for the evolution of women's sports.
A study of the two boxing competitions between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling, in 1936 and 1938, examines the global significance of the sporting events in terms of a world on the brink of war.
Set against the backdrop of professional basketball's golden age during the 1960s, an intriguing study focuses on the sport's greatest rivalry, between Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics and Wilt Chamberlain, who played on the Warriors, the 76ers, and the Lakers, which came to an epic climax during the 1969 championship. 30,000 first printing.
Sensational full-color photographs by the legendary Sports Illustrated photographer, accompanied by witty commentary, chronicles four decades of professional basketball rivalries, accomplishments, and personalities, including Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Dr. J., Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and Yao Ming.
Presents commentary, facts, analysis, and informed predictions about the upcoming fall NFL season, previewing the strengths and weaknesses of the various NFL teams, players, and coaches.
One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de France
Recounts Armstrong's efforts to win his sixth Tour de France, describing his renewed training efforts after a near loss in 2003, his efforts to rebuild after a divorce, and the competitive factors that particularly challenged his 2004 season.
Presents a history of performance-enhancing drug use in Major League Baseball, discussing such issues as the 1994 strike, the current threat of punitive legislation, and the complicity of baseball managers and coaches.