Category: Sports

  • The Only Golf Lesson You'll Ever Need: Easy Solutions to Problem Golf Swings

    By John Huggan

    The simply golfing Lesson you are going to Ever Need, Hank Haney, some of the most revered and soughtafter golfing teachers on the earth, stocks the secrets and techniques he is discovered via watching thousands of students--from best PGA travel execs to high-handicappers. He explains how clever statement of your ball-flight tendencies--the method your shot behaves within the air--provides the solutions to supporting you advance a constant repeating swing that would reduce your ratings. you will additionally choose up invaluable tips about tips on how to accurately fit your apparatus in your online game.

    Hank Haney believes "flawed swing" that also produces a very good shot is an efficient swing. via targeting the end result of your swing first, instead of at the swing itself, he believes you could usually steer clear of making the awkward and unnatural adjustments to grip, stance, posture and alignment that many golfing teachers ask in their students.

    The merely golfing Lesson you are going to Ever Need may also help you straighten your hook or slice, upload distance for your drives, establish and fasten the failings on your swing, and turn into a wizard round the vegetables.

    "I'm happy with the way in which my swing holds up ion all types of stipulations and less than the severest strain. either are a tribute to Hank Haney and his instructing. Hank understands extra approximately ballflight and what controls it than somebody within the video game. And in case you needless to say, you are in your way."
    -- Mark O'Meara from the Foreword to The basically golfing Lesson you will Ever Need
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  • On Par: The Everyday Golfer's Survival Guide

    By Bill Pennington

    “No you could thoroughly hide the sport of golfing like invoice Pennington and no publication can comprehensively inform the tale of the game with an analogous wit, knowledge and data like On Par. "—Jim Nantz, CBS Sports

    Bill Pennington, the voice of the typical golfer, has traveled the globe in seek of golf’s essentials—those easy rules, these final truths (and, who're we kidding, any trick or fast repair he can decide up alongside the best way) that would increase anyone’s online game. He has consulted elite golfing teachers in addition to numerous caddies, groundskeepers, parking lot attendants, and bartenders. He has performed rounds with Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam, and Justin Timberlake. He has spoken with psychiatrists, economists, and Zen masters. On a very undesirable day out, he even discoursed at the fickleness of golfing with a smart raccoon.

    In On Par, Pennington distills this knowledge in an insightful advisor to the sport. From apparatus to the language of golfing, from camaraderie to the short-game/long-game debate, Pennington informs and entertains readers as he will get to the essence of the sport, together with that Holy Grail, the outlet in a single. half guideline, half remedy, and shot via with Pennington’s trademark wit and humor, this can be a booklet for everybody who has felt the game’s specified pull—and slice.

    “A extraordinary advisor . . . As all golfers comprehend, the game is ready extra than having the ability to hit an outstanding shot and this booklet takes you thru the trip, arming you with every little thing you want to know.”—Annika Sorenstam

    “If you're keen on golfing, you’ll like [this publication] . . . On Par blends sensible suggestion for rookies . . . golfing historical past . . . minutiae . . . and Pennington’s enjoyable dispatches from out at the course.”—NPR’s Only a Game
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  • The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2014

    By Dave Studenmund, Paul Swydan

    The Hardball occasions Annual 2014 is the last word baseball annual...the "MVP of baseball annuals." Now in its 10th 12 months, this year's version comprises greater than 30 articles from a few of the best-known writers in baseball this day, such as...

    - Dave Cameron
    - invoice James
    - Joe Posnanski
    - Rob Neyer
    - Craig Wright
    - Jeff Sullivan
    - Dave Studenmund
    - Craig Calcaterra

    ...and many different nice writers. subject matters comprise whole insurance of the 2013 season, precise concentrate on a number of the largest staff and participant surprises (and busts), exact takes on baseball heritage and state of the art sabermetric analysis.

    When you learn The Hardball instances Annual 2014 you'll discover:
    - How the Pirates and Dodgers placed their groups together
    - What used to be in the back of Chris Davis' nice season, and why we should always fear approximately his future
    - a few basic modifications among pitching and hitting prospects
    - How the strike area has replaced some time past 5 years (spoiler alert: a lot)
    - the place Roger Clemens ranks within the record of all-time most sensible pitchers
    - How groups are creatively using the shift opposed to sure hitters.

    If you're a baseball fan craving to maintain that flame burning in the course of the offseason, The Hardball occasions Annual is for you.

    As activities Weekly acknowledged, "There are numerous baseball books that pop out each year for the vacation season, yet none as well-rounded and entire because the Hardball occasions Baseball Annual."
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  • Harmon Killebrew: Ultimate Slugger

    By Steve Aschburner

    When corridor of Famer Harmon "Killer" Killebrew died in could 2011, the baseball international misplaced considered one of its most sensible hitters and one of many most interesting ambassadors the sport has ever identified. Killebrew used to be moment in basic terms to Babe Ruth in domestic runs through an American League slugger, and accomplished his profession with 573 domestic runs and in eleventh position for all-time significant League Baseball heritage. This booklet takes a glance on the 22-year occupation of a perennial Most worthy participant candidate and baseball powerhouse, reviewing his existence out and in of baseball and peeling again the secret surrounding this intensely inner most athlete. This biography is a glance not just at Killebrew's lengthy occupation as a participant, yet his existence as an announcer and businessman after his retirement from baseball.
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  • Knox-Johnston On Sailing (Wiley Nautical)

    A life of reflections at the joys, terrors, and triumphs of boating from Britain's maximum yachtsman the 1st guy to sail solo and continuous world wide, in 1969, Robin Knox-Johnston immediately grew to become a global legend. as well as environment different international crusing documents, he has led crusing expeditions to remote locations, collecting a breadth of expertise few can equivalent. In his new e-book, a compilation of his per month articles in Yachting international, Sir Robin stocks his recommendations at the majesty, secret, and hazards of boating the open seas. He describes the "Joy of the Solo Sailor" in addition to the realities of safeguard at sea and lifestyles on board a yacht, recalling his break out from an ideal typhoon, evening terrors and waves in a position to devouring a ship.Allows readers to event the fun (going around the Horn of Africa in an afternoon) of boating, in addition to shut calls Sheds gentle at the position of the media and crusing in addition to the altering face of boating a desirable checklist of heroic and larger-than-life exploits from Britain's most famed celebrated yachtsman, Knox-Johnston on crusing is an engaging account of 1 man's quest for actual problem and event and the rewards they give.
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  • This is Russia: Life in the KHL - Doctors, bazas and millions of air miles

    By Bernd Bruckler, Risto Pakarinen

    The Kontinentalnaya Hokkeynaya Liga (KHL), based in 2008, has fast confirmed itself because the moment most sensible league on the earth, in the back of simply the nationwide Hockey League.

    Bernd Brückler spent seasons taking part in for Torpedo Nizhny Novogorod, and a season with Sibir Novosibirsk in Siberia. In his memoir, he tells us what it's wish to be an import participant in Russia, and the demanding situations he confronted with the language, the tradition, and the game.

    He tells tales approximately existence on the "baza", a coaching base, and the way they'd need to spend sizeable elements of the season clear of their households. (Unless they sneak out). His motive force used to be additionally his blood brother and a bodyguard. There's the trip, with hours upon hours on planes which are usually antiquated, and there are the teammates, the medical professionals, the capsules, the educational camps, the saunas, and the money, oh, the money.
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  • Racing Hard: 20 Tumultuous Years in Cycling

    By William Fotheringham

    Few British schoolchildren of the seventies may have been as enthusiastic about the travel de France as William Fotheringham, who smuggled copies of Miroir du Cyclisme into classes to learn inside of his books. He observed the travel for the 1st time in 1984, avidly following that year's race on tv within the Normandy village the place he lived.

    Since becoming a member of the Guardian in 1989, William Fotheringham has been on the vanguard of British biking journalism. the following he displays at the occasions of the final twenty-three years - the triumphs, the tragedies and the scandals that experience engulfed the world's such a lot tough game. Key articles from his occupation are annotated with notes and reflections. What may he have acknowledged if he'd identified then what we know now approximately Lance Armstrong? Which cyclists and groups weren't all they appeared? And which victories nonetheless rank because the maximum of all time?

    This is the definitive choice of biking reporting.
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  • Dynamic Aikido

    By Gōzō Shioda

    Aikido-a martial artwork deriving its effectiveness, like judo and karate, from the circulation of ki

    -- options that, while completely mastered, allow the light to beat the strong

    -- workout and recreation for women and men of every age, in keeping with traditional routine and concord of brain and body

    Ancient concept, glossy perform: Dynamic Aikido brings jointly the full spectrum of theoretical and utilized aikido. via it, you will turn into completely attuned to one's opponent, can experience his intentions and switch his activities to one's personal virtue. entire and entirely illustrated, Dynamic Aikido provides the elemental postures and stances, primary concepts and purposes: the way to deal with a frontal assault, how you can keep away from an assault from the rear, how you can feel and thwart the pickpocket. a vital significant other for each newbie, an essential reference for college kids of all degrees.
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  • Saijutsu: Traditional Okinawan Weapon Art

    By Katsumi Murakami

    Curiosity within the classical weaponry martial arts is becoming tremendously through the international, aided partly through the new events to incorporate karate and kobujutsu within the Olympics. In Saijistu, popular martial artist Katsumi Muakami bargains the basics of kobujutsu in transparent, concise language, augmented with approximately three hundred instructive black-and-white images. Readers will examine:

    * The heritage of the artwork and its courting to karate

    * the root varieties for uncomplicated weapon dealing with in step by step aspect

    * the explicit kata from the fundamental types to the classical katas

    * attention-grabbing tales in regards to the nice guns masters of Murakami's lineage: Bushi Tawada and Bushi Matsumara

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  • Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine

    By George Dohrmann

    Winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting
    Winner of the Award for Excellence within the insurance of stripling Sports
    Eight years of unfettered entry and a prepared feel of a story’s inner most truths enable Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist George Dohrmann to take readers contained in the computer that produces America’s basketball stars. Play Their Hearts Out unearths a cutthroat global the place boys as younger as 8 or 9 are subjected to a dizzying torrent of scrutiny and exploitation. on the book’s center are the private tales of 2 compelling figures: Joe Keller, an formidable trainer with a grasp plan to discover and advertise “the subsequent LeBron,” and Demetrius Walker, a fatherless latchkey child who falls lower than Keller’s sway and struggles to reside as much as unrealistic expectancies. entire with a brand new “where-are-they-now” Epilogue by means of the writer, this completely compelling narrative exposes the gritty truth that lies underneath such a lot of goals of repute and glory.
    NAMED the best activities BOOKS OF THE yr by means of THE LOS ANGELES instances • THE CHRISTIAN technological know-how display screen •  KIRKUS REVIEWS
    Look for the unique dialog among George Dohrmann and bestselling writer Seth Davis at the back of the book.

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