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Beard, Amanda.

Summary: "In this candid and ultimately uplifting memoir, Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has proven to be her greatest victory"--Container. A seven-time Olympic medalist describes her battles with depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse in spite of her successful...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media 2012

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 797.2109 BEARD, AMANDA Bea
1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 797.2 BEARD, AMANDA Bea

McCallum, Jack

Summary: Documents the story of the Olympic squad that won the gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games, assessing the achievements and legacy of some of the NBA's greatest players, including Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Charles Barkley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.323 MCC

Albergotti, Reed.

Summary: "The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports. Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ARMSTRONG, LANCE ALB

Orr, Bobby

Summary: "One of the greatest sports figures of all time breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself. He has never written a memoir, authorized a biography, or talked to journalists about his past, but now he is finally ready to tell his story. Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. From 1966 through the mid-seventies, he could change a game...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ORR, BOBBY ORR

Zuckerman, Gregory

Summary: "Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above will serve as a must-read source of inspiration for kids and sports fans of all ages"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 796 ZUC

Summitt, Pat Head

Summary: Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and bestselling author, tells for the first time her story of victory and resilience, as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SUMMITT, PAT HEAD SUM

Utecht, Ben

Summary: "After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters--whom he someday may not recognize--and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. Emotionally powerful, inspiring, and uplifting, Ben's story will captivate and encourage you to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Howard Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 UTECHT, BEN UTE

McCully, Emily Arnold.

Summary: "A picture book biography about Lizzie Murphy, the first woman to play in a major league exhibition game and the first person to play on both the New England and American leagues' all-star teams"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MUR

Voigt, Jens

Summary: Beloved German cyclist Jens Voigt isn’t a superstar in the traditional sense of the word. Although he won three stages of the Tour De France—and wore the yellow jersey twice—Voigt never claimed an overall victory. He became a star because he embodies qualities that go beyond winning and losing: sacrifice, selflessness, reliability, and devotion. European and American crowds were drawn to his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VOIGT, JENS VOI

Dent, Jim.

Summary: "New York Times bestselling author Jim Dent pens the compelling story of how a black and white player came together to break the color barrier in Texas football in 1965. Jerry LeVias and Bill Bradley bonded as friends at the Big 33 high school all-star game, producing a dramatic finish that fans still talk about. Jim Dent takes the reader to the heart of Texas football with the incredible story...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.332 DEN

Romero, Jordan

Summary: "The story of Jordan Romero, who at the age of 13 became the youngest person ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At age 15, he reached the summits of the world's 7 highest mountains"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 ROM

Erving, Julius

Summary: With startling honesty and an unmistakable voice, Dr. J is a historic self-portrait of an American legend, Julius "The Doctor" Erving. With his flights of improvisation around the basket and his towering afro, Julius Erving became one of the most charismatic (and revolutionary) players basketball has ever known. But while the public has long revered this cultural icon, few have ever known of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ERVING, JULIUS ERV

Leerhsen, Charles.

Summary: "Finally--a fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb. Ty Cobb is baseball royalty, maybe even the greatest player who ever lived. His lifetime batting average is still the highest of all time, and when he retired in 1928, after twenty-one years with the Detroit Tigers and two with the Philadelphia Athletics, he held more than...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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Pennington, Bill

Summary: "The definitive biography of one of baseball's most celebrated, mercurial, and misunderstood figures Billy Martin is a story of contrasts. He was the clutch second baseman for the dominant New York Yankees of the 1950s. He then spent sixteen seasons managing in the big leagues, and is considered by anyone who knows baseball to have been a true baseball genius, a field manager without peer....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARTIN, BILLY PEN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Martin 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B MARTIN PEN

Burke, Glenn.

Summary: "Before Jason Collins, before Michael Sam, there was Glenn Burke. By becoming the first--and only--openly gay player in Major League Baseball, Glenn would become a pioneer in his own way, nearly thirty years after another black Dodger rookie, Jackie Robinson, broke the league's color barrier. This is Glenn's story, in his own words . . . Touted by scouts and coaches alike as "the next Willie...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BURKE, GLENN BUR

Richmond, Peter

Summary: "Phil Jackson--the legendary coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls--has told his own story. Now it is time for a different view--a deeply reported, unauthorized account by one of America's top sports journalists"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JACKSON, PHIL RIC

Gaimon, Phil.

Summary: "Abandoning his former life as a couch potato and gamer, Phil Gaimon begin riding a bicycle in 2004 with the goal of shedding a few pounds. By sheer accident, he discovered he was a natural, advancing so rapidly through the amateur ranks that he entered the pro peloton utterly ignorant of a century of cycling etiquette. He recounts the difficulties of making ends meet on a salary of $166 a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Velo Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GAIMON, PHIL GAI

Nyad, Diana.

Summary: "On September 2, 2013, at the age of 64, Diana Nyad emerged onto the shores of Key West after completing a 110 mile, 53 hour, record-breaking swim through shark-infested waters from Cuba to Florida. Her memoir shows why, at 64 she was able to achieve whatshe couldn't at 30 and how her repeated failures contributed to her success"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2015

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McCarthy, Meghan.

Summary: "The exciting and bizarre true story of the 1904 Olympic marathon, which took place at the St. Louis World's Fair."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2016

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MCC

Grierson, Bruce

Summary: "In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-three-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-three-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KOTELKO, OLGA GRI

Make-a-wish Foundation (COR)/ Yaeger, Don (CON)/ Jordan, Michael (INT)

Summary: Presents the stories of more than twenty-five athletes who share the secrets of strength and resilience they have learned while granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.01 WIS

Kriegel, Mark.

Summary: Presents the story of the 1980s champion fighter, describing how he fulfilled a promise to his war-injured father and rose to the status of a national hero before a fateful match against a doomed Korean challenger ruined his image and ended his career.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MANCINI, RAY KRI

Toorpakai, Maria

Summary: Coming from a Pakistani tribal region where women playing sports is forbidden, the author discusses how she passed as a boy in order to be an athlete, thus becoming a lightning rod for women's freedom in her country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TOORPAKAI, MARIA TOO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B TOORPAKAI

Paddock, Bonner.

Summary: In this exhilarating and inspirational memoir, the first man with cerebral palsy to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and complete the brutal Ironman competition shares the exhilarating adventure that led to his achievements--redefining our ideas of normal and proving that life is never truly limited for any of us.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PADDOCK, BONNER PAD