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Judge and Jury: The Life and Times of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Since his death in 1944, history has transformed Kenesaw Mountain Landis into a one-dimensional figure: the stem, scowling ruler of baseball who rescued the sport from the depths of the Black Sox scandal�banishing wrongdoers, scowling at owners, helping to block racial integration. JUDGE AND JURY: The Life and Times of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis strips away the myths an

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Tip Off: How the 1984 NBA Draft Changed Basketball Forever

The 1984 NBA draft is one of the most controversial in NBA history. Teams were losing games very suspiciously during the regular season to enhance their draft position. And who wouldnt, when the draft featured four future members of the Top 50 NBA Players of All Time team-Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, John Stockton, and Michael Jordan. But this draft is most often rem

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Put this in your brain

In 2014, Unwinnable launched a weekly digital magazine, an eclectic mix of cultural criticism, fiction and general weirdness. The 28 stories contained in this volume, penned by some of the most respected voices in the industry, represent the best games writing published in Unwinnable Weeklys first six months.Recent videogames like Dragon Age: Inquisition compete for space

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Number Two: More Short Tales from a Very Tall Man

From the twisted and juvenile mind that brought you the national bestseller Anchorboy comes another rollicking collection of embarrassing stories that�ll make you laugh, cry, and feel just a little bit uncomfortable.Get ready for more story time with everyone�s favourite Canadian sportscaster, Jay Onrait! Pull up a chair, open a bag of ketchup chips, and join Jay as he rem

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99: Stories of the Game

First he rewrote the record book. Now, to mark the NHLs 99th anniversary, Wayne Gretzky has written the story of our game.No one has been as close to the game as Wayne Gretzky. When he first laced up skates in the NHL, he changed the league. And by the time he had hung up his skates, he had re-written the record book.There can be no doubt what he means to the game. What w

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The Whore of Akron: One Mans Search for the Soul of LeBron James

After 52 long years, the city of Cleveland finally has a new championship team, thanks to LeBron James and his Cavaliers. Scott Raab�Cleveland super-fan�has suffered for every one of those five decades of drought. In the tradition of Frederick Exley�s cult-classic sports book A Fan�s Notes, The Whore of Akron is Raab�s hilarious and unhinged plea for deliverance from all t

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Kick

For the very first time in his decades-long career writing for teens, acclaimed and beloved author Walter Dean Myers writes with a teen, Ross Workman.Kevin Johnson is thirteen years old. And heading for juvie. Hes a good kid, a great friend, and a star striker for his Highland, New Jersey, soccer team. His team is competing for the State Cup, and he wants to prove he has

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Doc: A Memoir

A bruisingly honest memoir of addiction and recovery from one of the greatest pitchers of all time.With fresh and sober eyes, Dwight Gooden shares the most intimate moments of his successes and failures, from endless self-destructive drug binges to three World Series rings. Known for his triumphs on the baseball field and his excesses off of it, Gooden was a soft-spoken, d

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The Yucks: Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in NFL History

Friday Night Lights meets The Bad News Bears in this uproarious account of the first two seasons with the worst team in NFL history: the hapless, hilarious, and hopelessly winless 1976�1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Long before their first Super Bowl victory in 2003, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did something no NFL team had ever done before and that none will ever likely do again:

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