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The Story of Football in 100 Photographs
The Story of Football in 100 Photographs (3 Formats) ›
By The Editors of Sports Illustrated
Cloth Price 30.00

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ISBN 9781637272961

Published Dec 2022

<p><strong>Through 100 evocative, often stunning photographs, as well as the stories that accompany them, <em>Sports Illustrated</em> visits the great arc of football, America’s most popular spectator sport.</strong></p>From the dawn of the professional era, through the days of Vince Lombardi and Johnny Unitas, the westward expansion and the thrilling Super Bowls of today, football’s rich and remarkable history is here. <br /><br />Unforgettable events such as the Greatest Game Ever Played, Joe Namath’s guarantee before Super Bowl III, and Nick Foles’s Philly Special live in a continuum with stirring photos of the game’s most beloved and largest personalities such as Jim Brown, Walter Payton, Bill Parcells, Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, and many more. <br /><br /><em>Sports Illustrated</em>’s unmatched storytelling is in high form in a book that renders exquisite anecdotes, and explores football’s heritage and uniquely American character, all in unforgettable style.
Big Book of WHO Basketball
Big Book of WHO Basketball (3 Formats) ›
By The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Cloth Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781637272510

Published Dec 2022

<strong><em>Big Book of WHO</em> is a book your young sports fans will return to again and again!</strong><br /> <br />From the editors of <em>Sports Illustrated Kids</em> comes <em>The Big Book of Who: Basketball</em>, a collection of basketball’s brightest stars, past and present. Profiles, facts, and stats will bring the best players in basketball history to life with all of the classic touches that <em>Sports Illustrated Kids</em> is famous for—terrific, age-appropriate writing and exciting sports photography. Court greats from LeBron James to Michael Jordan, Candace Parker to Ja Morant, Shaq to Elena Delle Donne, will be profiled. Written in a fun question and answer format, kids will be able to stump their friends.<br /><br />The <em>Big Book of Who: Basketball</em> is a book young sports fans will return to again and again as a lively, exciting resource.<br /><br /><strong>Completely redesigned to match the modern look of <em>Sports Illustrated Kids</em>, this fun collection of questions and answers will have kids stumping their friends and adult sports fans with their expert knowledge of basketball&#39;s brightest stars.</strong><br /><br /> 
Big Book of WHO Football
Big Book of WHO Football (3 Formats) ›
By The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Cloth Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781637272527

Published Dec 2022

<strong><em>Big Book of WHO</em> is a book your young sports fans will return to again and again!</strong><br /> <br />Football is a game of stars. From gridiron greats such as Joe Montana and Jim Brown to Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, this newly revised and updated edition of <em>The Big Book of Who: Football</em> is a collection of the 101 football stars every fan needs to know, past and present.<br /> <br />Featuring the latest NFL photography and the most current information about football’s best players, this<em> Sports Illustrated Kids</em> reference book for young sports fans is written in a fun and easy-to-navigate question and answer format. Player profiles, facts, and stats are organized into five comprehensive categories: Champions, Personalities, Record Breakers, Super Scorers, and Yardage Kings.<br /><br /><strong>Completely redesigned to match the modern look of <em>Sports Illustrated Kids</em>, this fun collection of questions and answers will have kids stumping their friends and adult sports fans with their expert knowledge of football’s brightest stars.</strong><br /><br /> 
Force of Nature
Force of Nature (3 Formats) ›
By Peter Baugh
Trade Paper Price 22.00

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ISBN 9781637272985

Published Nov 2022

<div>The Colorado Avalanche entered the 2021-2022 NHL season with a sense of unfinished business. After years of strategic building under Joe Sakic that had produced a truly formidable core of talent, the Avs turned years of postseason heartbreak into fuel for one of the most dominant Stanley Cup playoff runs in recent memory. <br /><br />In <em>Force of Nature</em>, <em>The Athletic</em>&#39;s Peter Baugh expertly retraces the team&#39;s unforgettable championship season as well as the elements that made it all possible—the competitive drive of Nathan MacKinnon, the leadership of Gabriel Landeskog, Cale Makar&#39;s meteoric rise, and more.<br /><br />Featuring in-depth reporting and an unforgettable cast of characters both on the ice and in the front office, this is the story of how the Avalanche built the winningest team in the salary cap era, vanquished the reigning back-to-back champion Tampa Bay Lightning, and returned the Stanley Cup to Colorado.</div>
Championship Behaviors
Championship Behaviors (3 Formats) ›
By Hugh McCutcheon, Foreword by Thad Levine
Cloth Price 28.00

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ISBN 9781629379579

Published Nov 2022

<strong>From an Olympic gold medal-winning coach, a new playbook for effective athlete education and team building</strong><br /><br />Championship results require championship behaviors—it’s as simple as that. In this essential book, Hugh McCutcheon provides a proven framework for competitive excellence based in motor learning, psychology, and decades of coaching experience and success.<br /><br /><em>Championship Behaviors</em> provides athletes, parents of athletes, and coaches a defined path to the &quot;how&quot; of significant achievement while simply and clearly explaining the research behind the &quot;why.&quot; McCutcheon speaks to the need for aspiring athletes to work, learn, and compete and the responsibility coaches have to teach, coach, and mentor. As he says, &quot;We won’t always have five-star talent, but we can often make up the difference by being five-star teachers, learners, and competitors.&quot;<br aria-hidden="true" /><br /><strong> A sought-after coach and consultant, McCutcheon also illuminates the value of integrating the physical, mental, and social aspects of sport to maximize chances of competitive success.</strong>
Sports Illustrated The Basketball Vault
Sports Illustrated The Basketball Vault (3 Formats) ›
Edited by Chris Ballard, With The Editors of Sports Illustrated
Cloth Price 30.00

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ISBN 9781629379562

Published Nov 2022

<div><strong><em>Sports Illustrated</em>, the most respected voice in sports journalism, has covered the NBA for the much of its existence, documenting its expansion from fledgeling league to global force.</strong><br /><br />Curated by editor and bestselling author Chris Ballard, this anthology features the best hoops writing from the<em> </em><em>SI</em> archives along with new postscripts from nationally renowned basketball journalists including Jackie McMullan, Jack McCallum, Jeff Pearlman, S.L. Price, Lee Jenkins, Frank Deford, and more.</div>
Yadi
Yadi (3 Formats) ›
By St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Trade Paper Price 18.95

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ISBN 9781637271001

Published Nov 2022

<strong>Celebrate Yadier Molina&#39;s incredible career with this vibrant retrospective.</strong><br /><br />A 10-time All-Star with nine Gold Gloves and two World Series rings, Yadier Molina has established his position as one of the greatest Major League Baseball players of his generation and among the top defensive catchers of all time.<br /><br />Molina’s unforgettable life and career are chronicled in this essential book from <em>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</em>, spanning all 19 seasons in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform. <em>Yadi</em> features 144 pages of award-winning reporting, vivid storytelling, dramatic photographs, and exclusive coverage.<br /><br /><strong>This commemorative volume is the perfect souvenir for any Cardinals fan.</strong>
A Lucky Life
A Lucky Life (3 Formats) ›
By Steve Simmons
Cloth Price 24.95

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ISBN 9781637271087

Published Nov 2022

For the past 40 years, Steve Simmons has had the best seat in the house, documenting the greatest sports moments in Canada and around the world. He was there when Wayne Gretzky won his first Stanley Cup. When Tiger Woods hit the first drive of his career at the Greater Milwaukee Open. When Usain Bolt crossed the Olympic finish line in an ecstatic blur.<br /><br />He was there when Sidney Crosby scored the Golden Goal in 2010. When Kawhi Leonard hit the shot. When Joe Carter hit the home run and when Jose Bautista flipped his bat. When Michael Jordan retired in Chicago and when he came out of retirement to play his first game in Indianapolis.<br /><br />In <em>A Lucky Life</em>, Simmons shares a selection of columns from his prolific career which celebrate sport at its best and most impactful. Added postscripts further illuminate historic events and towering figures with modern perspective and behind-the-scenes anecdotes.<br /><br /><strong>Covering both larger-than-life achievements and quieter personal victories, this collection captures those moments in sport that stay with you long after the final buzzer.</strong>
Lute Olson
Lute Olson (3 Formats) ›
By Steve Rivera, Foreword by Luke Walton
Cloth Price 28.00

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ISBN 9781629379982

Published Nov 2022

<strong>A profound collection celebrating one of college basketball&#39;s greatest coaches</strong><br /><br />Lute Olson is a college basketball coaching institution, from Tucson and the University of Arizona through the Pac-12, and forever in the annals of the sport as one of the best to ever do it. But while his coaching record is unassailable, it only tells part of the story of the life and legacy of the beloved Olson.<br /><br />In this celebratory collection of stories and memories about coach Olson, UA players, coaches, administrators, and opposing coaches lovingly look back on the warmth and wisdom of Olson, and reflect on the impact of the unforgettable quarter century he expertly guided the program, both on and off the court.<br /><br /><strong>From the recollections of UA legends Steve Kerr, Sean Elliott, Richard Jefferson, Damon Stoudamire, Miles Simon, and more, fans will gain a greater appreciation than ever for Olson’s place in Arizona history, and help pass along his legend to future generations of Wildcats.</strong>
Marián Hossa
Marián Hossa (3 Formats) ›
By Marian Hossa, By Scott Powers
Cloth Price 30.00

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ISBN 9781629379449

Published Nov 2022

<strong>A Stanley Cup champion and modern legend of the game, in his own words</strong><br /><br />Marián Hossa’s life is a lesson in the value of determination and perseverance. Born into a hockey family that included his father, a former player and coach of the Slovakian national team, Marián and his brother, Marcel, quickly fell in love with the sport. Before long, they began to display the level of skill that could lead to a professional career. But the odds of reaching the NHL from Tren#&269;ín, a town of 50,000 people nestled among the mountains of Slovakia, remained long.<br /><br />Determined to follow their dreams, the Hossas persevered and were each eventually drafted in the first round. After some outstanding years in Ottawa and Atlanta, Marián moved on to Pittsburgh in 2008, where he helped lead the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Final against Detroit, a series his team lost.<br /><br />Prioritizing winning over dollars, Hossa signed with the Red Wings the following season, where he again reached the Final only to find heartbreak again, improbably against the team he had just left, the Penguins. It seemed that perhaps he would never raise Lord Stanley’s Cup above his head.<br /><br />But Hossa persevered, refusing to give in. In 2009, he signed with the Chicago Blackhawks, and played a key role in the team’s dynastic run the following decade, winning championships in 2010, 2013, and 2015. Then, yet another obstacle appeared in his path: an unusual and debilitating skin condition that compelled him to retire years before he’d planned. <br />#&8203;<br />In this inspiring and entertaining autobiography, Hossa brings readers inside the dressing room, onto the celebratory team plane, and alongside one of hockey’s greatest stars as he makes the biggest decisions of his career.<br /><br /><strong>Also featuring photos from Hossa#&39;s personal collection, this is an essential read for all hockey fans.</strong>
Matthew Barnaby
Matthew Barnaby (3 Formats) ›
By Matthew Barnaby, By Derek Sanderson
Cloth Price 30.00

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ISBN 9781629379876

Published Nov 2022

In the run-up to the NHL Entry Draft in 1992, the Buffalo Sabres interviewed Matthew Barnaby. John Muckler, Buffalo&#39;s coach, asked him, &quot;What happens at 8:05 on Saturday night in Detroit when Bob Probert asks you to fight?” When the teenager responded, “That’s easy. At 8:03, I’d have already asked Probert to fight,” they knew they had to draft him. <br /><br />Through 14 NHL seasons after that exchange, Barnaby never stopped fighting. <br /><br />In <em>Unfiltered</em>, the former right wing reflects on the adventures of a high-profile life and the determination that got him there, from getting drafted last in juniors to carving out a role for himself on each new NHL team, to discovering new joys and passions in retirement. <br /><br />Barnaby also opens up about the memorable hijinks, the larger-than-life hockey characters, and the very real challenges and risks that come with the sport&#39;s physicality. <br /><br /><strong>Both hilarious and heartrending, this is an unvarnished story of battles fought and lessons learned.</strong>
Bernie Nicholls
Bernie Nicholls (3 Formats) ›
By Bernie Nicholls, By Ross McKeon, By Wayne Gretzky
Cloth Price 30.00

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ISBN 9781629378664

Published Nov 2022

Across more than a thousand games in the National Hockey League, Bernie Nicholls made his mark with flamboyant style and dynamic scoring prowess. In this new autobiography, Nicholls reflects on his life on and off the ice, sharing candid anecdotes and personal insights from across the hockey landscape. From his childhood in the small Northern Ontario town of West Guilford, to his sensational 70-goal season in Los Angeles, and his recent years in coaching and retirement, this is a refreshing chronicle of a legendary career.
Rising From the Deep
Rising From the Deep (3 Formats) ›
By Geoff Baker
Cloth Price 28.00

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ISBN 9781637270622

Published Nov 2022

<strong>Encompassing sports, civics, and regional identity, this is a multifaceted narrative of launching a franchise from the ground up. </strong><br /><br />In 2021, Seattle released the Kraken. <br /><br />Evoking the aquatic mystique of Puget Sound while epitomizing colorful innovation, the Seattle Kraken, the National Hockey League&#39;s newest expansion franchise, entered its inaugural season backed by league-wide fanfare and with an eye toward the future of both the team and its city. <br /><br />In true Seattle fashion, they would play their games on ice from recycled rainwater in front of sold-out crowds at the privately funded, all-electric, Amazon-sponsored Climate Pledge Arena. If an organic union of sports and civic identity was ever possible, this would seem to be it. <br /><br />How did it go so right? What made the Emerald City the perfect setting for a new hockey franchise just years after it had failed to retain the NBA&#39;s SuperSonics? And could the same forces that propelled the Kraken into existence be redeployed to attract a basketball team once again? <br /><br /><em>Rising From the Deep</em> traces the dynamic origins of the NHL&#39;s newest team, from the history of Seattle hockey in the early 20th century, to the winter sports void left by the bitter departure of the Sonics, to the the development of a team identity that captured the imagination of hockey fans everywhere. <br /><br /><strong><em>Seattle Times</em> investigative reporter Geoff Baker takes readers behind the scenes and back to the start with power brokers, players, and fans in this fascinating, hard-fought saga.</strong>
Spaced Out
Spaced Out (3 Formats) ›
By Mike Prada
Cloth Price 30.00

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ISBN 9781629378862

Published Nov 2022

<strong>A hands-on, illuminating deconstruction of NBA basketball, tracing the tactical evolution of the modern game.</strong><br /><br />As the NBA celebrates and surpasses 75 years of existence, today#&39;s game looks nothing like it did in generations past when Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar took turns ruling the league. But it#&39;s also entirely different from a decade—even half decade—ago. <br /><br />Today#&39;s stars enter the league with more versatility and fluidity than ever before, and they need it to handle the strategies, philosophies, schemes, skill sets, movement patterns, and measures of basketball intelligence that simply didn#&39;t exist in the past.<br /><br /><em>Spaced Out</em> tells the story of what professional basketball looks like right now and how it got here. Taking a court-level view, Mike Prada breaks down high-level play to elucidate the athleticism, strategy, and skill demonstrated on a nighty basis, while shining a light on the historical forces that have dramatically altered the shape of the game and the role of its superstars.<br /><br />Topics covered include the explosion of three point shooting, the rise and fall and rise again of zone defense, the impact of tighter enforcement of perimeter contact rules, and other pivotal factors impacting the pro game. <br /><br /><strong>From Xs and Os to keen historic analysis, this definitive volume will reveal the intricacies of a beautiful game for savvy fans, players, and coaches alike. </strong>
Chris Therien
Chris Therien (3 Formats) ›
By Chris Therien, By Wayne Fish
Cloth Price 30.00

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ISBN 9781629379838

Published Oct 2022

In Philadelphia Flyers orange and black, Chris Therien cut an imposing figure on the ice, a stalwart physical presence for over a decade in the NHL. But by the end of his playing career, he was concealing a much greater battle with alcoholism which bled into his professional and family life. <br /><br />The defenseman-turned-analyst now opens up candidly and completely, reflecting on his life and career with perspective gained from over 10 years of sobriety. Therien takes readers from the blue line to the broadcast booth, sharing untold stories from life in pro hockey while laying bare his private struggle with addiction, including his ultimate low in 2006 after the death of his sister. <br /><br /><em>Road to Redemption</em> also details Therien&#39;s deep bond with the city of Philadelphia and his new path helping others find recovery from drug or alcohol abuse. <br /><br /><strong>Hockey fans will not want to miss this heartfelt and vulnerable tale.</strong>