New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

November 25, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Nick Bollettieri's tennis handbook

November 24, 2015
Bollettieri, Nick, author.
xvii, 379 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Revised edition of: Bollettieri tennis handbook. 2001.
Includes index.

Cricket : complete skills

November 19, 2015
Sellers, Luke, author.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Sport, 2015.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Part one: Batting -- Part two: Bowling -- Part three: Fielding.
The Know the Game Complete Skills series is a perfect introduction to a sport for every budding player. Compiled from the individual Know the Game Cricket titles, the book will teach young players the basic skills they need to start enjoying the sport by giving them plenty of simple practice drills and showing how the star players do it. Clearly illustrated and written by a professional coach, this book will give every young player the all the skills they need to enjoy cricket.

Touchdown Tony : running with a purpose

November 18, 2015
Nathan, Tony, 1956-
New York : Howard Books, [2015]
xi, 237 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Foreword by Tony Dungy.
Foreword by Tony Dungy -- Mom and Pops -- Village Creek -- Chicken Big -- Amnesia -- Breakout -- Rivalry -- Recruiting -- Magic bank account -- Roll Tide -- Rebound -- Champions -- NFL -- Coaching -- Praise your pond.

Alone on the wall

November 17, 2015
Honnold, Alex, author.
viii, 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Moonlight -- A Very Private Hell -- Fear and Loving in Las Vegas -- World Traveler -- Triple Play -- The Speed Record -- Alaska and Sendero -- Fitz -- Above and Beyond.
"The extreme climber famed for his solo ascents without ropes, partners or gear describes his seven most significant achievements, including a free-solo climb up Mexico's Sendero Luminoso and the Fitz Traverse ascent in Patagonia,"--NoveList.

Take your eye off the puck : how to watch hockey by knowing where to look.

November 16, 2015
Wyshynski, Greg, 1977-
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2015]
253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Foreword by Jeremy Roenick.
What the heck is going on out there? -- Forwards and systems overload -- The art of goal scoring -- The defensemen -- Very special teams -- Weapons of choice -- Goalies (AKA killjoys) -- The nasty bits -- A day in the life of a player -- The management -- Inside the draft -- Hockey glossary -- The future.

Woodlawn : One Hope. One Dream. One Way. :

November 11, 2015
Gerelds, Todd (Thomas Todd)
New York : Howard Books, [2015]
xvi, 190 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Foreword by Bobby Bowden -- Preface by Todd Gerelds -- 1. Bombingham -- 2. Integration -- 3. The Coach -- 4. The Evangelist -- 5. The Revival -- 6. The Chaplain -- 7. "Chicken Big" -- 8. 1973 Season -- 9. 1974 Season -- 10. Tony vs. Jeff -- 11. The Voice -- 12. Champions -- Epilogue.
"The true story of high school football coach Tandy Gerelds, a star running back, and the healing of a city"--Page 4 of cover.

Canoeing wild rivers : the 30th anniversary guide to Expedition canoeing in North America

November 11, 2015
Jacobson, Cliff, author.
xi, 338 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
"Illustrations: Cliff Moen"--Title page verso.
Why this book? -- A time for reflection -- Researching a river -- Picking a crew -- Loose threads -- The wild-river canoe -- Outfitting and customizing your canoe -- Covers aren't just for whitewater -- Gearing up -- The art of packing -- Canoe tents are different -- The recipe -- The expert's edge -- Navigating with map, compass, and GPS -- Portaging -- The joy of solo canoeing -- Commercial carriers and the long drive -- Hazards and rescue -- Barren-land travel -- Desert and tropical river canoeing -- Some interesting modern canoe trips -- Mending the tears -- Advice from the experts -- A plea for conscience.

The toughest I ever faced : Hockey Hall of Fame players remember their greatest rivals, teammates and heroes

November 9, 2015
Milton, Steve, author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2015.
240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Includes index.

Family biking : the parent's guide to safe cycling

November 9, 2015
Hurst, Robert (Robert J.)
Guilford, Connecticut : FalconGuides, [2016]
viii, 215 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Backyard ice rink : a step-by-step guide for building your own hockey rink at home

November 6, 2015
Proulx, Joe.
Woodstock, VT : The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2016].
151 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Foreword: Our backyard rink: A love story -- Introduction -- Five reasons why you should build a backyard rink -- Rink-building FAQs -- Getting started -- Building your rink -- Maintaining your rink -- Disassembling your rink -- Customizing (and enjoying) your rink -- Resources -- Glossary -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
"Outdoor hockey is in the midst of a huge revival. For a sport that began under the open sky, a backyard rink returns you to the origins of the game. It can also provide a memorable gathering place for friends and family. Backyard Ice Rink guides you through every step of building a practical, fully functional skating rink right in your own yard." -- Page [4] cover.

A naturalist goes fishing : casting in fragile waters from the Gulf of Mexico to New Zealand's South Island

November 5, 2015
McClintock, James, 1955-
New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Chandeleur Islands : redfish -- Manitoba : lake trout -- The Cahaba River : spotted bass -- Gulf of Mexico : yellowfin tuna -- Antarctica : toothfish -- New Zealand : rainbow trout -- Bahamas : bonefish -- Costa Rica : tarpon -- France : anchovies -- Fishing for solutions.

The nonrunner's marathon guide for women : get off your butt and on with your training

November 5, 2015
Dais, Dawn.
Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
vii, 247 pages ; 21 cm
"With a new chapter on technology"--Cover.
The decision -- The reason -- The accessories -- The technology -- The training -- The limit -- The moment -- The lifestyle -- The pain -- The fundraising -- The payoff -- The mentality -- The marathon.

Shift work

November 5, 2015
Domi, Tie, 1969-, author.
Toronto : Simon and Schuster Canada, 2015.
v, 227 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
"From hockey's most prolific fighter comes a sports memoir unlike any other--passionate, funny, and candid, Shift Work chronicles Domi's sixteen tumultuous seasons in the NHL. Making it through a single fight as an enforcer in the NHL is a sign of toughness. Making it through 333 of them is a mark of greatness. Whether it was on the ice or off it, Tie Domi was driven to be the best at his job and was gifted with an extraordinary ability to withstand pain. He made a career out of protecting the people around him and became known as someone who would stand up for the people who needed it most. Raised by immigrant parents in Belle River, Domi found success from an early age on the field and the rink. A gifted athlete in whatever sport he played, Tie eventually focused his sights on hockey. As he moved up the junior ranks, he made a name for himself as a player who was always ready to take on anyone who dared to cross his teammates. Tie's reputation followed him into the NHL, and it wasn't long before he ranked among the game's most feared--and fearless--enforcers. From New York to Winnipeg to Toronto, Tie quickly became a fan favourite in whatever city he played. As he went about working his name into the record books, Tie surrounded himself with people from every walk of life, learning from each one as he evolved into a respected leader who was never afraid to tell it like it was. In Shift Work, Tie recounts the ups and downs of his life on and off the ice, showing what he has learned and how he has grown as both a player and a person. He offers insight into the most memorable points of his career, sharing his successes and mistakes with unparalleled honesty. Shift Work shows Tie Domi as he is--a devoted father and friend, a valued and loyal team player, a magnetic personality, and an athlete of immense skill and courage."-- Provided by publisher.

Tribal : college football and the secret heart of America

November 4, 2015
Roberts, Diane, 1959- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
viii, 246 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Pregame -- First Quarter -- Chapter 1 Tribal Boundaries -- Chapter 2 Who the Hell Are We? -- Chapter 3 At the Creation -- Chapter 4 Clean, Old-Fashioned Hatred -- Chapter 5 Big Game -- Second Quarter -- Chapter 6 Old-Time Religion -- Chapter 7 Consecrated Ground -- Chapter 8 God Is My Offensive Coordinator -- Chapter 9 Muscular Christianity -- Chapter 10 Gator Galahad -- Halftime -- Chapter 11 Death of a Drum Major -- Third Quarter -- Chapter 12 The Gender Bowl -- Chapter 13 The Ladies Auxiliary -- Fourth Quarter -- Chapter 14 Jaboo Wins -- Chapter 15 The Plantation -- Chapter 16 Fighting the War All Over Again -- Chapter 17 The Southern Way of Life -- Chapter 18 The Fall of the House of Bowden -- Postgame -- Acknowledgments -- Notes and Selected Resources -- Index.
"Both dispatch and dissertation, NPR contributor Diane Roberts, an English professor at Florida State University, gives a insider's account of a big time college football program in the midst of controversy, while examining the impact and legacy of the sport's popularity in America today"-- Provided by publisher.

Montana : the biography of football's Joe Cool

November 4, 2015
Dunnavant, Keith, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2015.
326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
One : the first crack -- Two : green jerseys -- Three : chicken soup -- Four : number eighty-two -- Five : the catch -- Six : the art of reinvention -- Seven : no pain, no fame -- Eight : the other man -- Nine : elbowed -- Ten : homeward bound.
Examines the life and career of one of the NFL's most iconic players.

50 years, 50 moments : the most unforgettable plays in Super Bowl history

November 3, 2015
Rice, Jerry, author.
xiii, 446 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Acknowledgments -- Introductions -- "A Life-Threatening Experience" -- "Not Tonight, Honey" -- "In Sickness and in Health" -- "Run 'Til Daylight" -- "A Vicotyr Sweeter Than Kisses" -- "The Swat" -- "An Inspirational 'Lift'" -- "Breaking Through Enemy Lines" -- "Fool Us Once" -- "Malcolm in the Middle" -- "Pitching, Defense, and a Spectacular Three-Run Homer" -- "You Don't Catch the Roadrunner" -- "Take the Perry Plunge" -- "A Safety Sets off a Mile-High Avalance" -- Sacking Next Year's Champions" -- "An MVP on Either Side of the Ball" -- "A Special Teamer" -- "Changing the Course of History" -- "A Gap-Toothed Force Covers All Holes" -- "The Levitator" -- "The Zone" -- "The Southpaw Six-Shooter" -- "Orange Crushed" -- "Terry Time" -- "The 4-6 Adds Up to 46" -- "Open and Shut" -- "How Can You Say That?!" -- "The Difference" -- "The Claymaker" -- "Red Dog" -- "Picking Peyton" -- "Hayden's House Call" -- "This Is It" -- "Ambush" -- "A Bit Over The Top" -- "Helicopter Ride to Victory" -- "Reversal of Fortune" -- "Isaac Leads them to the Promised Land" -- "A Chip Off the Ol' Block" -- "Wide Right" -- "A Colt Named Lassie Saves the Day" -- "One Foot Equals Two Championships" -- "The Longest Yard" -- "The Butler Did It" -- "Holmes Is Where The Heart Is" -- "Hey, Isn't That John Candy?" -- "A Lasting Impression" -- "Perfect Redemption" -- "In the Name of Pride" -- "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index.
Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Super Bowl, an authoritative collection of iconic, strategic, and record-breaking plays draws on first-person knowledge to offer insight into the outcome of each competition.

Beckett hockey card price guide.

October 30, 2015
Dallas, Tex. : Beckett Publications,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Editors: <2003-2006> Dr. James Beckett ; 2006 by Clint Hall & Allan Muir .. [et al.] ; 2007-<2016> by the staff of Beckett Hockey.
"Includes prices and listings from 1910 to present!"

Two hours : the quest to run the impossible marathon

October 30, 2015
Caesar, Ed, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
ix, 242 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Tear down this wall -- The dreamers among us -- Welcome to Skyland -- Bright lights, big cities -- Anything is possible, everything is possible -- Kids, that was real -- Not everyone can run like Geoffrey Mutai -- Only with blood -- He kills everybody -- Broken stones.
"In this spellbinding book, journalist Ed Caesar takes us into the world of elite marathoners: some of the greatest runners on earth. Through the stories of these rich characters, like Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai, around whom the narrative is built, Caesar traces the history of the marathon as well as the science, physiology, and psychology involved in running so fast for so long. And he shows us why this most democratic of races retains its brutal, enthralling appeal--and why we are drawn to test ourselves to the limit,"

Above the line : lessons in leadership and life from a championship season

October 30, 2015
Meyer, Urban, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
262 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
The foundation -- The R factor -- Creating a culture -- Relentless effort -- Competitive excellence -- Power of the unit -- The necessity of alignment -- The 10-80-10 principle -- Think like a leader -- The power of belief -- The chase is complete.
"In only thirteen years as a head football coach, first at Bowling Green and then at Utah, Florida, and Ohio State, Urban Meyer has established himself as one of the elite coaches in the annals of his sport, with three national championships and a cumulative record of 142 wins and only 26 losses. But sheer statistics are not the measure of his true accomplishment, nor do they speak to his own extraordinary learning journey. Now, in Above the Line, he offers to readers his unparalleled insights into leadership, team building and the keys to empowering people to achieve things they might never have thought possible."--provided by publisher.

Junior Seau : the life and death of a football icon

October 29, 2015
Trotter, Jim, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
xiii, 218 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A moving portrait of the life and legendary career of one of the NFL's most beloved players,"

A hurting sport : an inside look at another year in boxing

October 28, 2015
Hauser, Thomas.
Fayetteville, AK : The University of Arkansas Press, 2015.
199 pages ; 23 cm
Not distributed; available at Arkansas State Library.
A Hurting Sport marks the tenth annual volume of Thomas Hauser's boxing articles to be published by the University of Arkansas Press. Every year, readers, sportswriters, and critics alike look forward to these collections. In 2014, Booklist observed, "This annual series detailing the year in boxing should be a highlight, not only for fans of the sport but also for those who appreciate journalistic acumen and stylish prose." Other sportswriters have called Hauser "the dean of fightwriters" ( and "our craft's most celebrated practitioner" ( His readers call him one of the last real champions in boxing and one of the very best who has ever written about this sport. A Hurting Sport continues this tradition of excellence with a behind-the-scenes recounting of 2014's biggest fights, a look at Floyd Mayweather's conduct in and out of the ring, analysis of fight impresario Al Haymon's burgeoning empire, and much more.

Pudge : the biography of Carlton Fisk

October 28, 2015
Wilson, Doug, 1961- author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2015.
358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Thomas Dunne Books."
Prologue -- 1. The New England Fisks -- 2. The Forts -- 3. Joe College -- 4. Waterloo, Pittsfield, Pawtucket, and Louisville -- 5. Boston -- 6. Rookie of the Year -- 7. New England Grit -- 8. The Best Game Ever -- 9. The Holdout Three -- 10. The Massacre -- 11. It Just Isn't the Same -- 12. Two Days Late -- 13. Chicago: The Dawn of a New Era -- 14. Winning Ugly -- 15. Pumping Iron -- 16. Colluded Waters -- 17. Respect the Game -- 18. Escorted Out -- 19. Living Without the Game -- 20. Orchids -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix: Carlton Fisk's Major League Career Statistics -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
"Doug Wilson, finalist for both the Casey Award and Seymour Medal for his previous baseball biographies, uses his own extensive research and interviews with childhood friends and major league teammates to examine the life and career of a leader who followed a strict code and played with fierce determination,"

Speed kings : the 1932 Winter Olympics and the fastest men in the world

October 28, 2015
Bull, Andy (Sportswriter)
New York : AVERY, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2015]
xiii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The kid -- A new sport -- The playboy -- A call for volunteers -- The musician? -- The race -- A man with a mission -- The boxer -- The new US team -- The Suicide Club -- The final -- The next big thing -- The war begins -- The last flight of Billy Fiske.
Traces the efforts of four American athletes from disparate backgrounds to win the gold medal for bobsledding during the 1932 Olympics, profiling how the American public, deep in the grip of the Great Depression, rallied around their achievements. - Publisher's description.

Expect a miracle : a mother's tale of brotherly love, faith, and the race that changed a family's life

October 28, 2015
Long, Jenny, (Founder of the MyTeam Triumph), author.
xiv, 173 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Includes readers group guide.
Home -- Expect a miracle -- Try -- Lost -- Judgment -- I believed -- 15% -- A Choice -- Responsibility -- Change -- Violence -- Peace -- Respect -- Family -- United -- Acceptance -- Love -- Reward.
Jenny Long is the mother of Conner, 9, and Cayden Long, 7, who have competed in triathlons together as Team Long Brothers since 2011. Connor saw it a way for him to connect with Cayden, who suffers from Spastic Cerebral Palsy and they have competed in more than 14 triathlons, including two IronKids Triathlons. In 2012, the brothers were awarded the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) Hero Among Us Award.

I feel like going on : life, game, and glory

October 28, 2015
Lewis, Ray, 1975- author.
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
xviii, 266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A Touchstone Book."


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