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  • Once There Were Giants

    The Golden Age of Heavyweight Boxing

    A celebration and memorial of the greatest era of heavyweight fighters from 1962 to 1997, as witnessed ringside by an International Boxing Hall of Fame sportswriter.Once upon a time, of all the memories made in ballparks and arenas from California to New York, there was nothing to rival that magic moment that could grab a heavyweight fight crowd by its collective jugular vein and trigger a tsunami ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Breaking the Mould

    by Angela Pippos ...
    An extraordinary transformation is taking place in Australian sport; from suburban footy fields to stadium cage fights, sportswomen are breaking through the ‘grass ceiling’ and competing for a fair go. Where recently horses received more media coverage than female athletes, women are now commanding attention with undeniable performances and fierce determination.Through personal tales from a ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Going Long

    Legends, Oddballs, Comebacks & Adventures

    Series series Runner's World
    For more than 40 years, Runner's World magazine has been the world's leading authority on running—bringing its readers the latest running advice and some of the most compelling sports narratives ever told. From inspirational stories such as "A Second Life"(the story of Matt Long, the FDNY firefighter who learned to run again after a critical injury) to analytical essays such as "White Men Can't ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Book of Basketball

    The NBA According to The Sports Guy

    by Bill Simmons ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The NBA according to The Sports Guy—now updated with fresh takes on LeBron, the Celtics, and more!Foreword by Malcom Gladwell • “The work of a true fan . . . it might just represent the next phase of sports commentary.”—The AtlanticBill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining basketball addict known to millions as ESPN’s The Sports Guy, has written ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Annapurna

    The First Conquest of an 8000-Metre Peak

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOE SIMPSONIn 1950, no mountain higher than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed. Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club resolved to try. This is the enthralling story of the first conquest of Annapurna and the harrowing descent. With breathtaking courage and grit manifest on every page, Annapurna is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told.As well ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Sports Gene

    Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success

    by David Epstein ...
    ‘A wonderful book. Thoughtful…fascinating’ Malcolm GladwellDo you believe some people are born athletes?Is sporting talent innate or something that can be achieved through endurance and practise?In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning writer David Epstein gets to the heart of the great nature vs. nurture debate, and explodes myths about how and why ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Krav Maga

    Use Your Body as a Weapon

    by Boaz Aviram ...
    The complete beginner’s guide to Krav MagaAn instructional book for athletes interested in this type of self-defenseUpdated edition that contains the basic rules and new tips to improve your form and prevent injuryThis training manual is ideal for anyone curious about Krav Maga. This noncompetitive self- defense technique began in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). The guide’s author, Boaz Aviram, ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Unconscious Putting

    Dave Stockton's Guide to Unlocking Your Signature Stroke

    "The Pro Tours' Hottest Coach" (Golf Digest) reveals the secrets that helped Phil Mickelson win the 2010 Masters and can utterly transform every player's game.When a resurgent Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship in September 2009, he was quick to credit a series of simple putting lessons from veteran golf champion and instructor Dave Stockton. As a top coach, Stockton has taught a long list ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Surf Is Where You Find It

    by Gerry Lopez ...
    Written by one of the most revered surfers of his generation, Gerry Lopez's Surf Is Where You Find It is a collection of stories about a lifetime of surfing. But more than that, it is a collection of stories about the lessons learned from surfing. It presents 38 stories about those who have been influential in the sport — surfing anytime, anywhere, and in any way. Lopez, an innovator in stand-up ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Start the Car: The World According to Bumble

    by David Lloyd ...
    Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of "Bumble", the legendary SkySports cricket commentator who's one ball short of an over and delivers madcap moments galore in this ebullient, endearing and hilarious book.David "Bumble" Lloyd is a legend in our living rooms, a genuine "good bloke" all cricket fans feel they know inside out because of his infectious, larger-than-life personality and that ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing

    Are you a triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, cross-country skier? Learn how to stay healthy, achieve optimal athletic potential, and be injury-free.Dr. Philip Maffetone’s approach to endurance offers a truly “individualized” outlook and unique system that emphasizes building a strong aerobic base for increased fat burning, weight loss, sustained energy, and a healthy immune system. Good ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • How Bad Do You Want It?

    Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle

    Exploring some of the most extraordinary moments from the history of endurance sports, this unique sports book shows how mental strength allows some athletes to perform at a level way beyond their physical limits – to will their body to do what was previously thought biologically impossible. Revealing habits and tactics you can use to cultivate your own mental strength, this unique book describes ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Jordan Rules

    The Inside Story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls

    by Sam Smith ...
    The New York Times Bestseller, updated With a New IntroductionThis is the 20th anniversary of the explosive bestseller that changed the way the world viewed one of the greatest athletes in history, revealing for the first time Michael Jordan's relentless drive to win anything and everything, at any cost. NBA Hall of Fame columnist Sam Smith had unlimited access to the team and its players during ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Wayne Rooney: My Decade in the Premier League

    by Wayne Rooney ...
    ‘My Decade in the Premier League’ is Wayne’s first hand account of his 10 years playing at the highest level in English football – and for the biggest club in the world. This is his inside story of life on the pitch for Manchester Utd; the League titles, FA Cups, League Cups and Champions League adventures. A must for any Utd fan.Wayne Rooney is widely regarded as one of the leading football ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Murphy's Lore

    Tales from the West

    by Bob Murphy ...
    Bob Murphy – footballer, music fan, dog walker, coffee drinker, hand shaker, train traveller and tree lover – has been a favourite of footy followers for many a year. Now captain of his beloved Western Bulldogs, he’s showing the young pups at the Kennel how to play the great game the right way.Collected here for the first time are the best of Bob’s much-loved weekly newspaper columns – including ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Ashes According to Bumble

    by David Lloyd ...
    Bumble is back! The funny, forthright and not infrequently filthy author of best-seller ‘Start the Car’ and star of Sky Sports returns with a new collection of yarns from his years at the crease and at the microphone. It’s the book that Bumble’s many fans have been longing forAfter three long years, Bumble is finally back! The outspoken author of best-seller ‘Start the Car’ returns with a whole ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Complete Book of Fishing Knots, Leaders, and Lines

    How to Tie The Perfect Knot for Every Fishing Situation

    Master every fishing knot you’ll ever need.When you’re fishing, there’s nothing more frustrating than letting a poorly tied knot cost you the catch of the day. Knot expert Lindsey Philpott has written a guide to save anglers everywhere that anguish. The Complete Book of Fishing Knots, Leaders, and Lines contains directions for fifty kinds of knots, ranging from easier knots for beginners to ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The A Swing

    The Alternative Approach to Great Golf

    The national bestselling golf instructional, The A Swing, created by the world's #1 instructor to help golfers consistently hit good shots.David Leadbetter is the most recognized golf instructor in the history of the game. His book, The A Swing, is an evolution of his swing theories that have successfully helped thousands of golfers globally. His tour players, whom he has coached over the years, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Embedded Balls

    From one of golf's funniest, most popular players comes another hilarious look inside the pro sport and the people who play it.For nearly thirty years, Peter Jacobsen—player, entertainer, (off-) color commentator, TV host, golf-course designer, and entrepreneur—has been a favorite of fans and fellow golfers. Since his first book, Buried Lies, was published in 1993, a lot has happened—to him, to ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Springboks and the Holy Grail

    Behind the scenes at the Rugby World Cup, 1995-227

    by Dan Retief ...
    This is the epic story of South Africa’s amazing quests for the Rugby World Cup, which resulted in triumph at Ellis Park in 1995 and in Paris in 2007, while there was heartbreak in 1999 and shame in 2003. The Springboks and the Holy Grail is no mere narration of matches and scores. The author was closely involved in all four RWC campaigns while working for the Sunday Times and SuperSport, and he ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Training for the New Alpinism

    A Manual for the Climber as Athlete

    In Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and Scott Johnston, coach of U.S. National Champions and World Cup Nordic Skiers, translate training theory into practice to allow you to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal. Applying training practices from other endurance sports, House and Johnston demonstrate that following a carefully designed ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • The Endurance Handbook

    How to Achieve Athletic Potential, Stay Healthy, and Get the Most Out of Your Body

    Are you a triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, cross-country skier, or other athlete seeking greater endurance? The Endurance Handbook teaches athletes how to stay healthy, achieve optimal athletic potential, and be injury-free for many productive years. Dr. Philip Maffetone’s approach to endurance offers a truly individualized” outlook and unique system that he has refined over three decades of ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • My Golden Lessons

    100-Plus Ways to Improve Your Shots, Lower Your Scores and Enjoy Golf Much, Much More

    by Jack Nicklaus ...
    He made his first cut in a professional major championship in the 1958 U.S. Open, at age eighteen. Forty years later, he had his most recent top-10 finish in a major at the Masters. In between, he won eighteen professional majors, a hundred tournaments worldwide, and provided countless thrills along the road to being named “Golfer of the Century” by his peers and by publications from America to ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD

  • Andre the Giant

    A Legendary Life

    Series series WWE
    The unforgettable story of everyone’s favorite giant—and a life cut short—wrestler and actor Andre the Giant.At seven-foot-five, four hundred and fifty pounds, André the Giant was a living, breathing legend—a behemoth taking on all comers. Billed as “the Eighth Wonder of the World,” he was the greatest attraction in sports entertainment and one of the most famous athletes in the world.André the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD