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.
A zany journey into the heart of football mania follows the author's odyssey by RV with the world's most obsessive sports fanatics to follow Alabama fans and their Crimson Tide team from game to game across the South, profiling the colorful individuals—including a couple who skipped their own daughter's wedding to attend a game—over the course of a full football season. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
One of America's great Sportswriters follows the journey to stardom of a promising young high school basketball player as, already sporting a multi-million dollar sneaker deal, he prepares to make the jump directly to the NBA. 75,000 first printing.
Traces the author's tour of the rodeo scene, sharing his discoveries about roundup history, culture, and events, in an account that covers such topics as the Cowboy Church, rodeo codes of honor, and his runaway "rodeo bum" father.
A portrait of the first woman to race at the Indy 500 follows Janet Guthrie from the Florida School for Girls, to a stint as an astronaut in training, to her years on the sidelines of race car driving, to her entry into the sport as a driver.