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The author has taken a good look at golf's passing scene and turned out a most evocative and humorous account of events and men including the giants - Demaret, Hogan, etc., and a pretty dazzling array of duffers.
The research project is a major component of most higher education sport courses. While undertaking a research project can be an exciting and rewarding experience, it can all too easily lead to stress and disappointment. Mistakes made early in the process - in the design of experiments, for example - can lead to frustration later on. This accessible book guides students through the process, from the initial stages of research (identifying problems and designing questions) right through to the presentation of their findings.
An inspirational true story of friendship between Winter, an injured dolphin with her tail lost in a crab trap and a small boy Sawyer, who goes the extra mile to help Winter fight all odds and swim again with acustom made prosthetic tail.
You thought you'd read them all, did you? Well, you haven't.Simultaneously loved and loathed, Don Cherry is one of the most talkative and talked-about personalities in hockey today. His more than twenty-five years as a player and coach have informed his popular Hockey Night in Canada commentary segment, "Coach's Corner." And now he's got more stories to share.In Don Cherry's Hockey Stories, Part 2, Grapes tells us about the 2010 Stanley Cup, relays the lessons he's learned both on and off the ice, and takes us inside hockey's mythical players' "code." You'll encounter familiar names from the game and find out who this idol looks up to. You'll travel back in time to Cherry's days playing in the minor leagues. You'll share his experiences of being named Coach of the Year in the NHL and in the AHL. And you'll hear from his kids about what it was like growing up with a dad like Don..Don Cherry tells it like it is, for better or for worse. You won't be disappointed.P.S. Don wants you to know it's a book the whole family can enjoy.From the Hardcover edition.
This is the story of legendary West Virginia University coach Don Nehlan. It is the story of his 20 years of coaching West Virginia football.
Donnie Allison was always the "other" brother of the famous NASCAR racing duo. Perhaps only true students of NASCAR history know that Donnie Allison won ten races in his career; that he posted top ten finishes in 47 percent of all the races he ever ran; that four of the five times the Allison brothers ran 1-2 in a race, it was Donnie in front at the checkers. Fewer still may know that he was Rookie of the Year in the 1970 Indianapolis 500. Little is known about Donnie Allison because he wasn't much of a talker. Donnie lived by the philosophy that his driving did his talking for him. Over the years, his being so tight-lipped led to many misconceptions, twisted tales, and outright falsehoods about Donnie Allison, his racing career, and his life. In Donnie Allison: As I Recall . . ., he sets the record straight on a variety of subjects he's wanted to clear up for years, including the 1979 Daytona 500 and the famous fight in the infield with Cale Yarborough; the win NASCAR tried to steal from him and give to Richard Petty; and his ultra-competitive, often-combative relationship with a racing brother who didn't like to lose to anybody. "I've got lots of stories to tell, and I want to tell them the way I remember them," Donnie says. In Donnie Allison: As I Recall . . ., he's done just that.
Gary Player is one of golf's greatest champions. As one of the "Big Three" of golf's golden era (with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer), he helped launch golf as a major international sport. He sits fourth on the list of most major victories on the PGA Tour, and he built a reputation of being fearless on the course and steely on the greens. Now in its second edition, revised and updated, Don't Choke is Player's look at what it takes to achieve success when the pressure is on. Player explains how and why he became a champion and what it takes to win in big-time golf, but he also explains how learning to cope in high-pressure situations can help anyone.This book is not all about golf. Player has had a long, successful career in business since his playing days-designing golf courses, marketing golf equipment and sportswear, and more. If you want to do better in a boardroom or in your next job interview, Player's advice will help. This glimpse into the mind of a champion offers lessons to everyone who faces pressure.
Gary Player is one of golf's greatest champions. As one of the "Big Three" of golf's golden era (with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer), he helped launch golf as a major international sport. He sits fourth on the list of most major victories on the PGA Tour and built a reputation of being fearless on the course and steely on the greens. Don't Choke is his look at what it takes to achieve success when the pressure is on. Player explains how and why he became a champion and what it takes to win in big-time golf, but he also explains how learning to cope in pressure situations can help anyone. He will review the most pressure-packed situations in his eighteen major victories and how he managed to succeed when things were most tense. But this book is not all about golf. Player has had a long successful career in business since his playing days--designing golf courses, marketing golf equipment and sportswear, and more. If you want to do better in a boardroom or in your next job interview, Player's advice will help. This personal glimpse into the mind of a champion offers lessons to everyone who has to face pressure--and today that is all of us. "Gary is one the greatest competitors who ever played the game."--Arnold Palmer
From the Bookjacket: Duck and Gander are having a contest. But Duck swims faster, and Gander flies higher. So which one is the champion? Then Duck gets an idea: "Don't move," she says. "Don't talk. Don't fidget a feather! And the winner will be the one and only, true and forever champion of champions." But as Duck and Gander stand stock still, along come a host of visitors- including Fox. Will Duck run? Will Gander? Which is the real champion? Gentle, funny, and true to life, Erica Silverman's story was inspired by the children next door. S. D. Schindler's rendering of Duck and Gander, which captures perfectly their spirit of rivalry-and of friendship-was simply inspired. The result is another irresistible book by the creators of Big Pumpkin.
Twenty years since his death Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant is still revered by college football fans everywhere. He was college's winningest coach with 323 victories amassed at Maryland, Kentucky, Texas A&M, and Alabama. In this book are more than 200 quotes on winning in business and life, covering such topics as adversity, courage, determination, faith, goals, leadership, and success with such quotes as: You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him to a heavy load. Put everything you got into anything you do. Never be too proud to get down on your knees and pray. Have a plan in your life and be able to adjust it. You don't have to talk a lot to be a leader. Lee Roy Jordon was a great leader, and he never said a word. But if he grunted everybody listened. If you get ahead, then play like you're behind.
Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Benchby Mark Titus
An irreverent, hilarious insider's look at big-time NCAA basketball, through the eyes of the nation's most famous benchwarmer and author of the popular blog ClubTrillion.com (3.6m visits!). Mark Titus holds the Ohio State record for career wins, and made it to the 2007 national championship game. You would think Titus would be all over the highlight reels. You'd be wrong. In 2006, Mark Titus arrived on Ohio State's campus as a former high school basketball player who aspired to be an orthopedic surgeon. Somehow, he was added to the elite Buckeye basketball team, given a scholarship, and played alongside seven future NBA players on his way to setting the record for most individual career wins in Ohio State history. Think that's impressive? In four years, he scored a grand total of nine--yes, nine--points. This book will give readers an uncensored and uproarious look inside an elite NCAA basketball program from Titus's unique perspective. In his four years at the end of the bench, Mark founded his wildly popular blog Club Trillion, became a hero to all guys picked last, and even got scouted by the Harlem Globetrotters. Mark Titus is not your average basketball star. This is a wild and completely true story of the most unlikely career in college basketball. A must-read for all fans of March Madness and college sports!
Be strong, Angel. Be strong. I sprinted from soccer to cross-country practice, quietly reminding myself what I had to do to make it through the season. Staying in motion was the only way to keep the pain in my feet under control. If my friends or coaches found out how badly my feet hurt, they'd prevent me from playing both sports, from doing the only things that could take my mind off my other big secret: the problems my parents were having. -- Angel
As the Wings start their first Peewee season, Dooby -- defense man and official team bigmouth -- hopes he'll be elected team captain. After all, his chatter on the ice has been one of the team's biggest assets -- distracting opponents, inspiring his teammates, keeping Coach up on what's going on with the players. But someone else gets the job -- a girl who's just joined the team. Feeling robbed, Dooby sulks, shuts down, and shuts up -- and the Wings start to suffer. Dooby knows the team needs his kind of talk. But isn't that the kind of leadership you're supposed to get from your so-called captain?
A picturesque peninsula with 298 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, state parks, forests, and cozy inns, Door County is one of the Midwest's prime tourist attractions. Magill Weber explores the many recreational opportunities available to visitors, including secret spots known only to locals and longtime seasonal residents. Wisconsin native Janet Mrazek contributes 125 detailed and easy-to-follow maps. With suggestions of more than 150 scenic hikes, biking and paddling routes, end-of-the-road beaches, lighthouses, and wildlife-watching sites, and descriptions of the local flora and fauna,Door County Outdoorsis the ultimate guide for active travelers and nature enthusiasts.
Doping in sports and the fight against it has gained increasing attention in recent years. The pharmacological basis for a possible performance enhancement in competitive sport through the administration of prohibited substances and methods as well as the analytical disclosure of such practices are comprehensively covered in 21 contributions by outstanding and distinctive authors.
Weaving in and out among members of the opposing team, Dora dribbled the soccer ball and kicked it to Daisy. Daisy moved it closer to the goal and then, with one smooth kick, passed it back to Dora, who sent it sailing into the net. The Tornadoes' fans were especially excited because their team was playing a great game in the city tournament, in which all the schools in the area gathered to play against each other. The players left the field just long enough to catch their breath and position themselves for the kickoff.
My name is Randi Wong, and I need a miracle! I'm having an ice-skating party for my birthday. But Frederika, another girl in Figure Eights, is having a party on the same day! And she's invited all my friends! Frederika has been telling everyone how great her party is going to be. She makes me so mad! What if everyone wants to go to her party instead of mine?
Tess wants to be noticed. But making her mark has a high cost. Is it all worth it? Can super achievements change her into someone really special? This year's birthday is the worst. First, Tess is cut from the school play.
The story winds around Haley's frustration towards her sibling Morgan who seems to beat her in everything and is always supported by her mother.
The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling phenomenon The Daring Book for Girls is an even more daring guide to everything from making a raft to learning how to play football to the art of the Japanese Tea ceremony. This second volume, with all new original material, promises to be even more of a daring adventure than the first. Girls will learn how to surf, get horseback riding tips, make a labyrinth, find out about April Fool's Day history and pranks, how to organize a croquet tournament, find out about cowgirls, the Nobel Prize, being a detective and much more! Just as packed with creative and exciting material as the original, but twice as fun, this book will be beloved by all Daring fans everywhere!
Delia loves Double Dutch. And she's good at it. Really good. So good that her team has a chance to win the World Double Dutch Championships this year -- Delia is sure of it. What she is less sure of is her chance of passing the school's state exam, because Delia has been using her success at Double Dutch to mask a secret that could jeopardize her place on the team, and also her future. Delia's not the only one with a secret. Her potential boyfriend, Randy, has one too -- his dad has been missing for weeks, and Randy hasn't told anyone for fear he'll be put in a foster home. But he is running out of money and getting scared. The one thing that isn't a secret is that their classmates, the Tolliver twins, are out to cause trouble. With their skull caps, angry demeanors, and hints of violence emanating from even the way they stalk down the school halls, they seem to enjoy intimidating the other kids. But will they cross the line from intimidation to violence? With consummate skill and an uncanny ability to capture how real kids think, act, and feel, Tears of a Tiger author Sharon M. Draper weaves these three stories tighter and tighter, creating a novel that tingles with suspense and emotion.
Alan Saxon, pro golfer and amateur sleuth, has hit rock bottom. After a disastrous season on the golf circuit, he is hounded by his bank, harassed by his ex-wife and on the verge of losing his current girlfriend. So, when his friend and fellow pro golfer, Zuke Everett, invites him to trade another dreary English winter for a tournament at the posh new Golden Haze Golf Club in sunny California, he leaps at the chance. However, Saxon soon finds himself enmeshed in a tenacious web of violence and intrigue as he attempts to find his friend's killer and free himself from suspicion. Beatings, betrayal and police badgering are par for this, the most treacherous course of Saxon's life.
Fifteen-year-old Alyx Atlas was raised as a boy, yet she knows something others don't. She's a girl. And after her dad dies, it becomes painfully obvious that she must prove it now-to herself and to the world. Born with ambiguous genitalia, Alyx has always felt a little different. But it's after she sustains a terrible beating behind a 7-Eleven that she and her mother pack up their belongings and move from California to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to start a new life-and Alyx begins over again, this time as a girl.Alyx quickly makes new friends, earns a spot on the girls' varsity basketball team, and for the first time in her life feels like she fits in. That is, until her prowess on the court proves too much for the jealous, hotheaded Pepper Pitmani, who sets out to uncover Alyx's secret. A dangerous game of Truth or Dare exposes Alyx's difference and will disqualify her entire basketball team from competing in the state championships unless Alyx can prove, once and for all, that she is a girl. But will Alyx find the courage to stand up for the truth of her personhood, or will she do what she's always done-run away? Whatever she decides, she knows there's much more at stake than a championship win.A stunning debut young adult novel from Bridget Birdsall, Double Exposure brings to light complex gender issues, teenage insecurities, and overcoming all obstacles.
Get ready for some amazing soccer action in Winning Season 4! It's summer in Hudson City. And for Calvin Tait and Zero Rollison, it's time to give soccer a shot. The YMCA soccer league looks like an easy way to get their feet wet and learn some technique, and once Calvin gets his foot on a ball and the taste of a winning game, he's totally hooked. Soon Calvin is leading his team to the finals, where they'll be up against the toughest players in the league-twin sisters with Mia Hamm-inspired shots on goal. Calvin knows he's good, but are the twins better?
Kip is a teenager, trying to catch the Buzz. It is not drugs or alcohol that are going to get him there, but the pure adrenaline rush that hits when you are playing for stakes: the risks, the thrill - throw in some money and the fun really begins.
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