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Summary: A former heavyweight boxing champion comes out of retirement to fight a 10 round exhibition bout against an opponent who is thirty years younger than he is.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ROC

Summary: For twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the past year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Wright Thompson, a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN: The Magazine, proves more than up to the task by curating this truly exceptional collection. The only...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 BES

Deford, Frank

Summary: "A contributing writer to Sports Illustrated for more than fifty years, and a longtime correspondent on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, these days Deford is perhaps best known for his ... commentaries on NPR's Morning Edition. Since 1980, Deford has recorded 1,600 of them, and in [this book] he brings together the very best, creating a ... wide-ranging look at athletes and the world of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 DEF

Deford, Frank.

Summary: "The Best of Frank Deford: I'm Just Getting Started relates not only the specific and spectacular events that make up great sportswriting, but reflect through sports the larger world of American culture. The Best of Frank Deford features in-depth personal profiles of such legendary figures as Bobby Knight, Bill Russell, and Charles Barkley, and provides wry insight into the rapidly changing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Triumph Books 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 DEF

Summary: For more than twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has curated the year’s finest sports journalism. Continuing the tradition in a long line of notable guest editors is Rick Telander, acclaimed journalist, author, and champion of the written word. His choices are defined by one shared thread: effort, on the part of athletes and writers alike. The physical strength it takes to play...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 BES

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 796 BES

Sichol, Lowey Bundy

Summary: "Today, Nike is the biggest athletic shoe company in the world, but a long time ago runner and businessman Phil Knight started out with just an idea. Find out more about Nike's history, how the business grew, and the role that marketing playing in this illustrated nonfiction book!" -- Back cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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Doeden, Matt

Summary: "This book explores controversies in sports, including black boxer Jack Johnson, Jessie Owens in the 1936 Olympics, Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, Muhammad Ali's refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, #MeToo and the US gymnastics team, and much more"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Summary: An anthology of top-selected sports writing from the past year is culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty publications as well as a variety of leading sports blogs.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 BES

Summary: Honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Sports Illustrated, this collection of stories and essays captures some of the moments in sports history and offers profiles on many of the sports figures.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sports Illustrated Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 FIF

Summary: Examines the realities of brain injuries sustained on the field by football players and the National Football League's attempts to cover the issue up.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LEA

Dunkel, Tom.

Summary: Dunkel traces the rise of a Bismarck integrated squad and follows them through their ups and downs, focusing on the 1935 season, and the first National Semi-Pro Tournament in Wichita, Kansas--a decade before Jackie Robinson broke into the Major Leagues!

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 DUN

Harwell, Ernie.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Detroit Free Press 2002

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Summary: Everyone is looking for their dreams to come true. Nathan dreams of a basketball comeback; Haley is looking for musical success; Peyton is hoping for happiness; Mouth needs to find a decent job; Jamie wants to be like his hero Q; Brooke is hoping to save the Clothes Over Bro's brand from her nasty mom; Lucas is hoping to find the right girl to marry. What isn't a dream: Dan learning what it's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2008

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ONE

Summary: Spanning nearly a century, The Great American Sports Page presents essential columns from more than three dozen masters of the press-box craft. These unforgettable dispatches from World Series, Super Bowls, and title bouts for the ages were written on deadline with passion, spontaneity, humor, and a gift for the memorable phrase. Read avidly day in and day out by a sports-mad public, these...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2019

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Whittingham, Richard

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Source 2001

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 796.332 WHI

Buckley, James

Summary: Presents the life of the legendary boxer who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET ALI

Summary: Check out what's new and what's cool in this latest visual guide to sports and the athletes who play them!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Home Entertainment, Inc. 2014

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1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 796 BEC

Freedman, Samuel G.

Summary: Looks at the 1967 football season leading up to that year's black college championship between Grambling College and Florida A&M, and how it fit into the civil rights struggles of the time.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2013

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

Russo, Christopher.

Summary: Examines one hundred classic sports debates including the question of which NBA team was the greatest, who was the most important athlete of the twentieth century, and who was the best quarterback.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.0973 RUS

Bryant, Howard

Summary: "The Heritage is the story of sports post-9/11, once neutral but now embedded with deference toward the military and police, colliding with the political reawakening of the black athlete in post-Ferguson America"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.4 BRY

Summary: The film features the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PRE

Williams, Doug

Summary: This title explores the incredible moments in in the world of sports, from Jackie Robinson's debut to Brandi Chastain's World Cup winner, that will be etched in our memories forever. The title also features informative sidebars, a glossary, and further resources. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

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Publisher / Publication Date: SportsZone, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 796 WIL

Summary: From Tiger Woods to bullfighter Sidney Franklin, from the Chinese Olympics to the U.S. Open, the greatest plays and players, past and present, are all covered in "The Only Game in Town." At "The New Yorker," it's not whether you win or lose--it's how you write about the game.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 ONL

Smith, Jay M.

Summary: "Examines athletic-academic corruption at UNC-Chapel Hill and in NCAA athletics"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 SMI