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The Umpire Has No Clothes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Humor to some and horror to others, THE UMPIRE HAS NO CLOTHES whistles and points fingers at our most iconic of ironies: namely, sports obsessions. For those wishing to save themselves or others from a fate worse than boredom.
The Sweeter Science: A Look at Women's Boxing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,260. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
Award-winning boxing writer Thomas Gerbasi takes a look at the often unappreciated sport of women's boxing with this collection of stories featuring profiles of Christy Martin, Laila Ali, Lucia Rijker, Mia St. John, and Holly Holm, along with in-depth features on some of the most compelling athletes you may have never heard of.
Dragonscaling!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A fun, creative piece of meta-fiction in the form of an in-depth article on the extreme sport of dragonscaling.
Projecting X: How to Forecast Baseball Player Performance
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
FanGraphs expert Mike Podhorzer takes you on a journey through the process of projecting baseball player performance, teaching you the whats, whys and hows of both basic and advanced statistics. You will then discover how to use those newly acquired skills. A complete step-by-step tutorial on developing an Excel spreadsheet to perform the calculations follows.
Drunk on Sports
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 57,550. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013 and represented by David Vigliano. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers
Far be it from Tim Cowlishaw to advise against drinking, as he admits that it got him the inside track on some of the best stories of his sports writing career. But Tim has learned the hard way the hazards of over-doing it, and shares his highs and lows in the entertaining, yet poignant Drunk on Sports. Follow along with amusing accounts of sports history, from head coach drama to Super Bowl wins.
Kicking Essentials: The Ultimate Guide for Players and Coaches
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,600. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports coaching
Kicking Essentials is a fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to developing kicking technique and in-game performance. Designed by Kicking Coach and Sports Performance Specialist Gareth Ashton for Rugby Players and Coaches, it covers the success factors and key points for the most common types of kick, technique and game-based drills, and more. Discover the secrets of the game’s top performers.
Chasing the Dream/A Racer’s Widow Story
Series: A Racer's Widow, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,580. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Chase Sinclair is grown up. His dreams came true and he’s the new IndyCar champion. Jess O’Dowd is grown up too and trying to get a position as a staff writer. She sees an exclusive story on the new champion as her ticket. Jess follows Chase and the two are forced to flee their tropical location. They realize, with a little help, that the dreams of their youth could be the reality of adulthood.
A Handicap of Shades
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Lyle Davenport golfs for memories instead of birdies. The old course's clubhouse has vanished. His arms and back turn too stiff for a graceful swing, and Lyle realizes more tee drives arc behind him than fly in front of him. Still, Lyle keeps to his weekly rounds. He shares tee-times with ghosts, and Lyle would never traverse the narrow fairways of his memory from the comfort of a cart.
Stars of the Shoemaker
Price: Free! Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The day's greatest athletes wear the green and gold sneakers crafted by the Shoemaker. Spectators cheer as the most revered sporting records fall to the men and women sporting the Shoemaker's trademark shoes of green and gold. And now, the Shoemaker brings a new sneaker to market, one that promises to turn any wearer into a superstar, no matter one's level of talent or dedication.
Till The Day We Die: Nikki & Kenny Book 3
Series: The Pact: Nikki & Kenny, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 104,350. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
For the past eighteen months, Nikki and Kenny’s life has been on a roller coaster. It started off slow and picked up speed as they wound their way through the loops and turns of their life together. First the wedding. Then the career change and starting the new business.