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Yogi 1925 2015

Yogi 1925 2015

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Yogi Berra, the Yankees' beloved No. 8, passed away on September 22 at the age of 90. A Hall of Fame catcher who was not only one of baseball's great players--winner of three Most Valuable Player awards and numerous World Series rings--but also one its most colorful and appealing characters, well-known for his everyman demeanor and occasional adventures into syntax. A mainstay on the great Yankees teams of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, Berra was an 18-time All-Star and the American League MVP in 1951, 1954, and 1955. He finished with 358 home runs and 1,430 RBIs, earning induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. After retiring as a player, Berra managed both the Mets and Yankees and led the 1973 Mets to the National League pennant. This commemorative tribute features stories and photographs from the New York Times' archives, with an eloquent foreword by Ron Guidry, one of Berra's closest friends. Compiled and edited by longtime New York sportswriter Dave Anderson, this collection celebrates the life of an American original. Whether re-living Berra's clutch home runs or telling the story behind "It ain't over 'til it's over," this book is an extraordinary tribute to a player everyone loved
You Are an Ironman

You Are an Ironman

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A New York Times bestselling author takes readers inside the Ironman triathlon.

As he did so masterfully in his New York Times bestseller, The Gatekeepers, Jacques Steinberg creates a compelling portrait of people obsessed with reaching a life-defining goal. In this instance, the target is an Ironman triathlon-a 2.4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride, then finally a 26-mile marathon run, all of which must be completed in no more than seventeen hours.

Steinberg focuses not on the professionals who live off the prize money and sponsorships but on a handful of triathletes who regard the sport as a hobby. Vividly capturing the grueling preparation, the suspense of completing each event of the triathlon, and the spectacular feats of human endurance, Steinberg plumbs the physical and emotional toll as well as the psychological payoff on the participants of the Ford Ironman Arizona 2009. His You Are an Ironman is both a riveting sports narrative and a fascinating, behind-the scenes study of what makes these athletes keep going..

You Are an Ironman

You Are an Ironman

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A "New York Times" bestselling author takes readers inside the Ironman triathlon.

As he did so masterfully in his "New York Times" bestseller, "The Gatekeepers, " Jacques Steinberg creates a compelling portrait of people obsessed with reaching a life-defining goal. In this instance, the target is an Ironman triathlon-a 2.4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride, then finally a 26-mile marathon run, all of which must be completed in no more than seventeen hours.

Steinberg focuses not on the professionals who live off the prize money and sponsorships but on a handful of triathletes who regard the sport as a hobby. Vividly capturing the grueling preparation, the suspense of completing each event of the triathlon, and the spectacular feats of human endurance, Steinberg plumbs the physical and emotional toll as well as the psychological payoff on the participants of the Ford Ironman Arizona 2009. His "You Are an Ironman" is both a riveting sports narrative and a fascinating, behind-the scenes study of what makes these athletes keep going..

You Cant Make This Up

You Cant Make This Up

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In this highly entertaining and insightful memoir, one of television's most respected broadcasters interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports.

No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels. Over the course of his forty-plus year career, he has logged more hours on live network television than any other broadcaster in history, and is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four major sports championships: the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and the Stanley Cup Final. He has also witnessed first-hand some of the most memorable events in modern sports, and in this highly personal and revealing account, brings them vividly to life.

Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early years and his rise to the top, covering some of the greatest moments of the past half century--from the "Miracle on Ice"--the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals--to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series. Some of the greatest names on and off the field are here--Michael Jordan, Bill Walton, Pete Rose, Bill Walsh, Peyton and Eli Manning, Brett Favre, John Madden, Howard Cosell, Cris Collinsworth, and many, many more.

Forthright and down-to-earth, Michaels tells the truth as he sees it, giving readers unique insight into the high drama, the colorful players, and the heroes and occasional villains of an industry that has become a vital part of modern culture.

You Herd Me

You Herd Me

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"There are really two games, the one you see and the one you don't. The way I see it, the best way to use access to both worlds is to illuminate and reveal, not idolize and adore. It's better to be wrong than to be played for a fool. Colin Cowherd"
In this age of billion dollar athletic marketing campaigns, feel good philosophy with no connection to reality, and a Sports Media echo chamber that s all too eager swallow whatever idiotic notion happens to be in vogue at the moment, it s tough to find people who aren t afraid to say what they re really thinking.
But that s where Colin Cowherd comes in. As his millions of fans on ESPN Radio and ESPNU already know, Colin is the rare sports analyst who s brave (or crazy) enough to speak his mind even if it pisses some people off. Of course, it helps that a lot of what Colin has to say is simply hilarious. Lots of writers can tell you about Boston s storied sports history. But how many can tell you why the city of Boston is America s five year old? Lots of writers will brag about the stuff they got right, but how many will happily list all the calls they got completely and utterly wrong? Whether he s pointing out the stupidity of conspiracy theories, explaining why media bias isn t nearly as big a deal as many assume, or calling out those who prize short term wins over sustainability, Colin is smart, thought-provoking, and laugh-out-loud funny. Some of the questions he s not afraid to ask in "You Herd Me!" include:
Is Tiger Woods "really" a sex addict or does he just have good PR?
Is work-life balance "really" the ideal we should all strive for or is that just a way for people feel better about mediocrity?
Is talent "really" all it s cracked up to be or can too much talent actually be counterproductive?
Is the X games "really" a sport or would we all be better off if we admitted it s something else entirely?
Is Hell "really "a supernatural place of fire and brimstone or is it actually just another word for living in Tampa?
Unapologetically entertaining and packed with behind-the-scenes insights you won t get anywhere else, "You Herd Me!" is unlike any other sports book ever written."
Your Best Triathalon

Your Best Triathalon

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Your Best Triathlon is a master plan that will guide experienced triathletes through every week of their season. For each phase of training, Joe lays out the path to success, outlining clear objectives and the guidelines to meet them.

Joe Friel's highly refined training plans for sprint, Olympic, half-Ironman(R), and Ironman(R) race distances will help serious triathletes deliver a breakout performance, even those with countless races under their belt. Joe offers a tool kit of proven workouts that will isolate and develop specific abilities. Within each workout and plan, he offers easy modifications to better manage personal limiters and improve performance.

Hundreds of thousands of triathletes have relied on Joe Friel and his groundbreaking best seller, The Triathlete's Training Bible, to develop their own self-coached training programs. Now Joe Friel, the most experienced coach in triathlon, reveals his formula for advanced training and coaches triathletes to their best race ever.


Your Brain on Cubs: Inside the Heads of Players and Fans

Your Brain on Cubs: Inside the Heads of Players and Fans

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White Sox fans were overcome with euphoria when their beloved team won after eighty-eight years of failure, and the long-suffering Red Sox Nation finally received their vindication in 2004. Now the Cubs are the only "cursed" team left: The team has repeatedly made the playoffs without ever winning the World Series for the last ninety-nine years, and yet thousands who bleed Cubbie blue pack Wrigley Field for every game. The reasons why ardent sports fans in Chicago and around the world buy expensive game tickets and memorabilia, fill stadiums, and live and die by their team's fortunes is the subject of Your Brain on Cubs, an engaging study that delves into why sports engender such passionate emotions in us all.
A group of today's leading science writers and neuroscientists explore here the ways that our brain functions when we participate in sports as fans, athletes, and coaches, taking baseball as the quintessential sport for all three perspectives. The contributors tackle such questions as: How does a player hit a ninety-mile-per-hour fastball when he barely has time to visually register it? Why do fans remain devotedly loyal year after year? And what allows them to believe in superstitions, such as a curse? Other topics investigated in the book include how a ballplayer's brain changes as he gains experience and expertise, why there are a higher percentage of left-handers in the major leagues compared to the general population, and the ethical implications of neurological performance enhancement.
An expertly written and thought-provoking read, Your Brain on Cubs challenges us to reevaluate the nature of the sports fan and the athlete, revealing the scientific complexity underlying the seemingly black-and-white world of wins and losses.
Your First Triathlon

Your First Triathlon

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Joe Friel is the top coach in triathlon and his book "Your First Triathlon" is the best-selling book for beginner triathletes. This clear and comprehensive book makes preparing for sprint and Olympic triathlons simple and stress-free. Joe Friel's practical training plan takes fewer than 5 hours a week, giving aspiring triathletes the confidence and fitness to enjoy their first race.

"Your First Triathlon" offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes experienced in running, cycling, or swimming. Four easy-to-use plans include achievable swim, bike, run, and optional strength workouts that will gradually but surely build anyone into a triathlete.

Joe offers helpful advice to simplify the complexities of the swim-bike-run sport. Even a total novice will learn commonsense tips and tricks to navigate packet pickup, set up a transition area, fuel for race day, finish a stress-free swim, and ensure that race day goes as smoothly as planned.

Joe Friel is the coach experienced triathletes trust most. His book "The Triathlete's Training Bible" is the best-selling triathlon training resource and now his trusted advice is available to help beginners enjoy their first triathlon experience.

Your First Triathlon

Your First Triathlon

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Your First Triathlon is the best-selling book for beginner triathletes because it makes preparing for sprint triathlons fun and easy. This clear and comprehensive book prepares aspiring triathletes for the challenge of their first tri through a simple, 12-week training plan that requires fewer than 4 hours a week. By race day, you'll have the confidence and fitness to enjoy your first triathlon: swimming a half mile, riding a bike 12 miles, and running 3 miles.

Your First Triathlon offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes already experienced in swimming, cycling, or running. The easy-to-use plans include achievable swim, bike, run, and optional strength workouts that will slowly but surely build you into a triathlete. As you build endurance, Joe Friel's technique workouts will improve your speed and efficiency. Helpful tips will ensure you'll know how to handle problems like a flat tire, soreness, and how to navigate questions about etiquette in the pool or on a group ride or run.

Joe simplifies the complexities of the swim-bike-run sport with his smart advice on gear, how to prepare a transition area, finishing a stress-free swim, and ensuring that race day goes as planned. Joe offers tips on choosing a beginner-friendly triathlon and then walks you through your entire race week covering packet pickup, knowing the course, the pre-race briefing, what to eat for breakfast, check-in and body marking, how to set up your transition area, warming up, what to do in unexpected weather, a smart race plan, and what to do after you've finished your first triathlon.

Joe Friel is the coach experienced triathletes trust most. His book The Triathlete's Training Bible is the best-selling resource in the sport and now his trusted advice is available to help you enjoy your first triathlon.


Youre Not Lost if You Can Still See the Truck

Youre Not Lost if You Can Still See the Truck

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Writing for magazines and newspapers for more than twenty years, including two decades at Field & Stream, Bill Heavey has become famous as America's everyman outdoorsman, unafraid to draw attention to his many and varied failures--from sporting French lavender deodorant to scaring a UPS man half to death while bowhunting in his front yard.

Heavey's 2007 collection If You Didn't Bring Jerky What Did I Just Eat?, co-published with Field & Stream, the leading American outdoors magazine, was a resounding success that went into multiple hardcover printings. This new book, again co-published with Field & Stream, collects more of Heavey's top pieces from the magazine, as well as the best of his writing from the Washington Post and elsewhere. In this far-ranging read, Heavey's adventures include nearly freezing to death in Eastern Alaska, hunting ants in the urban jungles of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and reconnecting to cherished memories of his grandfather through an inherited gun collection.

With Heavey's trademark witty candor, You're Not Lost if You Can Still See the Truck traces a life lived outdoors through the good, the bad, and the downright hilarious.

Zagat Survey 2004 America's Top Golf Courses

Zagat Survey 2004 America's Top Golf Courses

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The ultimate golfer's guide, covering 1,049 public, semi-private and resort courses in the USA, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Zagat Survey: America's Top Golf Courses 2006/07

Zagat Survey: America's Top Golf Courses 2006/07

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This golfer's guide covers 1049 public, semi-private and resort courses in the USA, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Zen and the Art of Disc Golf

Zen and the Art of Disc Golf

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"The one book every disc golfer needs... If you only pick up one book on this list, make it this one... This is one of those books that will end up with highlighter and notes all over it as you read it again and again." - Mind Body Disc Golf Reading List (MindBodyDisc.com)

"It is a cool book to motivate and inspire you, speaking in terms that Disc Golfers can understand. Definitely check this book out." - Bobby Brown AKA Cool Daddy Slick Breeze (The Disc Golf Answer Man Podcast)

"Zen and the Art of Disc Golf is a perfect read anytime of the year to help your disc golf game...It's safe to say that you'll take something away from it and in the end, you'll take steps to being a better disc golfer with the knowledge you'll gain." - Zach Parcell (All Things Disc Golf)

Disc Golf is more than a game, Patrick D. McCormick carefully argues, it can be a window that shows us how we interact with the world. The way we play is the way we live.

This book is about the sport of Disc Golf, but it also is about so much more than throwing a disc at a basket. For the passionate practitioner, Disc Golf becomes a meditation, and practicing not only has the potential to make us better players, but better people as we begin to focus on what we are doing on the course that is working or not working versus what we are doing at home or in the office.

"Zen and the Art of Disc Golf" is about becoming the best players we can be and in turn becoming the best possible version of ourselves through cultivation of attitude, focus, determination, and mental strength. It is about mastering the mind, body, and spirit in such a way that we score better and live better.

Inside this book you will learn:
-What Disc Golf can teach us about life and success
-The secret formula for success on and off the course.
-How to create the proper attitude and focus to become better Disc Golfers and in turn live better lives.
-How visualization improves our game and our lives.
-Who you need to be playing with on the course.
-How to hit more chains and less trees.
-How to take yourself off autopilot and elevate your scores and your game.
-The 3 sides of Disc Golf and how to balance them.

Most importantly, after reading this book you will walk away ready to Ace holes and Ace life.

Disc Golf is life. Life is good.

Zen and the Art of Running: The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace

Zen and the Art of Running: The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace

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All that I am, I am because of my mind. --Paavo Nurmi, Olympic runner with nine gold medals in track & field

All runners strive to get in the zone, but here they'll learn to enter the ZEN zone! By adopting Buddha's mindful approach, you will discover you can run longer, faster, and harder. This book shows how to align body and mind for success on - and off - the track! Iron Man triathlete and philosophy professor Larry Shapiro coaches you to:

  • Walk the talk: Get out and run
  • Practice mindfulness: Train harder
  • Visualize success: Race the Zen way
  • Accept and let go: Cope peacefully with injuries and aging
  • Complete with case studies, testimonials, and training techniques, this guide inspires seasoned runners and first timers alike to pound the path to enlightenmentùone stride at a time!

    Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

    Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

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    Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is the world's best-selling guide to bicycle repair and maintenance. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat tire to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn's clearly illustrated guide makes every bicycle repair and maintenance job easy for everyone.

    Lennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. His friendly step-by-step guide explains the tools you'll need and how to know you've done the job right. The book's two-color interior is easy to read--even in a dimly-lit garage or workshop. Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every bicycle repair task.

    This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old bicycles from top to bottom. In over 500 pages, Zinn's guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of bike maintenance and repair jobs:

  • Basics: How to fix a flat tire, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakes
  • Emergency repairs: How to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, repair a bent derailleur
  • Easy shifting: How to adjust shifters, derailleurs, and cables for clean and smooth shifting
  • Wheels: How to true a wheel, install a new tire, change a cassette, replace broken spokes, build your own wheels
  • Overhauls: How to service and replace pedals, chains and chainrings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, bottom brackets
  • New tech: How to maintain 11-speed systems, electronic and wireless shifters, disc brakes
  • Cyclocross: How to set up a 'cross bike for racing, select the right components, and make quick repairs
  • Troubleshooting: How to figure out what's wrong with any bike and fix it

    Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance makes bicycle repair and maintenance easy, quick, affordable, and fun. With Zinn at your side, you'll know how to keep your bicycling running smoothly for years.

    What's New in Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, 5th Ed.:

  • More than 700 comprehensive illustrations and exploded views.
  • New chapter on electronic shifting covers maintenance, service, repair, and troubleshooting of all Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo electronic shifting groups.
  • New chapter on disc brakes covers maintenance, service, and repair of all hydraulic and mechanical systems.
  • New tech covered in depth: through-axle forks, SRAM eTap wireless shifting, second generation Shimano and Campagnolo electronic shifting, direct-mount sidepull brakes, SRAM X-Sync 1x11 cyclocross systems, tubular tire gluing tapes.
  • New troubleshooting charts
  • New master guide to press-fit bottom brackets
  • Also covered in the 5th edition: All derailleur shifting systems (5-speed through 11-speed); all bottom bracket systems (cone-and-cup through press-fit); all brake systems (including caliper, V-brake, cantilever, and disc); all headset, stem, handlebar and fork systems; wheelbuilding for all bikes including cyclocross and disc-brake wheels; special sections on cyclocross throughout including troubleshooting, maintenance, service, repair, and equipment selection; updated and expanded torque tables; complete illustration index and complete subject index.
  • Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

    Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

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    Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is the world's best-selling guide to bicycle repair and maintenance. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat tire to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Zinn's clearly illustrated guide makes every bicycle repair and maintenance job easy for everyone.

    Zinn's friendly step-by-step guide explains the tools you'll need and how to know you've done the job right. The two-color interior is easy to read--even in a dimly-lit garage or workshop. Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every bicycle repair task.

    This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old bicycles from top to bottom. In 520 pages, Zinn's guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of bike maintenance and repair jobs:

    - Basics How to fix a flat tire, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakes
    - Emergency repairs How to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, repair a bent derailleur
    - Easy shifting How to clean, lube, and adjust shifters and cables for smooth shifting
    - Wheels How to install a new tire, change a cassette, true a wheel, replace broken spokes, build your own wheels
    -Overhauls How to repair pedals, chains and chainrings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks
    - New tech How to maintain 11-speed systems, electronic shifters, disc brakes
    - Cyclocross How to set up a 'cross bike for racing, select the right components, and make quick repairs
    - Troubleshooting How to figure out what's wrong with any bike and fix it

    Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance makes bicycle repair and maintenance easy, quick, affordable, and fun. With Zinn at your side, you'll know how to keep your bicycling running smoothly for years.

    Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

    Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

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    The most concise, well-organized, and clearly illustrated reference available, Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance gently guides the reader - regardless of mountain bike experience or mechanical prowess - through every aspect of maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting in a succinct and easy-to-read format and presents the latest technological advances and equipment in mountain bike components. Detailed diagrams and simple instructions explain everything from repairing a flat tire to building a wheel. The instructions are useful for anyone interested in mountain bikes, yet concise and complete enough to cover every state-of-the art technical concern facing today's mountain biker. This timely revision offers updated information on shock pump adaptors, master links, V-brakes, cleat mounting and pedal overhaul, oversize handlebars, carbon steering tubes, tubeless rims, and much more. Repairs are rated for degree of difficulty while line drawings illustrate how parts fit together and show the tools needed to keep bikes in top shape and pedaling smoothly both on and off the trail.
    Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

    Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

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    You only need one look inside to see why Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance has become one of the world's best-selling books on bike repair. This smartly organized and clearly illustrated guide to road bike repair and maintenance--now in 2 colors for easier reference--can make a mechanic out of anyone. Lennard Zinn's expert advice makes quick work of taking care of every part of a road bike.

    Zinn can teach anyone how to completely and properly maintain all aspects of a bicycle to ensure years of trouble-free riding. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from the hundreds of illustrations, the exploded views of how components go together, and Zinn's practical, time-saving tips. The level of detail is astonishing, but Zinn's friendly advice is confidence-inspiring, and his years of experience make tackling even the most daunting task fun and easy.

    All the latest high-tech equipment is covered in this new edition, but Zinn does not neglect older bike technology. Indeed, no matter what road bike you may have in your garage, chances are you'll find it--and the way to fix it--in these pages.

    This new edition includes:

  • The basics: Even if your mechanical skills stop at pumping tires, Lennard's guidance will show you how to maintain your bike in perfect condition.
  • The advanced: No matter how arcane the task, Lennard has time-saving tips to speed your work. Integrated spindle cranks, carbon forks, internal headsets, ceramic bearings -- they're all in here with exploded diagrams to show you the way.
  • The latest tech: Lennard makes sense out of the newest components including: Campagnolo's 11-speed, Shimano's electronic Dura-Ace, SRAM's Red shifters, Campagnolo's Ultra-Torque cranks, and more.
  • Older components: Still spinning a SunTour freewheel? Let Lennard's years of experience help you make sense of old metal.
  • Cyclocross: New cyclocross-specific information throughout, along with more Pro Tips, more illustrations, more recommendations -- more of what you need to know.