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  • High Strung

    Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Last Days of Tennis's Golden Age

    “A book full of aces....A true page-turner.”—Associated Press“This is good stuff, and it’s written with flair.”—The OregonianHigh Strung by Stephen Tignor is the gripping untold story of the fiercest rivalry in the history of professional tennis. Viewed through the lens of the fabled 1981 U.S. Open match between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, High Strung brings the golden age of tennis vibrantly ... Read more

    $9.99 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

    $21.22 AUD

  • I Am The Secret Footballer

    "It is often said that 95% of what happens in football goes on behind closed doors. Many of these stories I shouldn't be telling you about. But I will."Who is The Secret Footballer? Only a few people know the true identity of the man inside the game. But whoever he is - and whoever he plays for - he is always honest, always fearless and always opinionated. Now, for the first time, he reveals ... Read more

    $6.81 AUD

  • My Life in and out of the Rough

    The Truth Behind All That Bull**** You Think You Know About Me

    by John Daly ...
    Ever since his astonishing victory in the 1991 PGA Championship, John Daly, known affectionately on the PGA Tour as "Big 'Un," has enthralled fans with his big drives, bigger personality, and "Grip It and Rip It" approach to golf -- and to life.Long John, usually seen with a Marlboro Light dangling from his lip, is the unchained, unpredictable, unapologetic bad boy of professional golf. "The only ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Gironimo!

    Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy

    by Tim Moore ...
    A 3,162 km race. A 48-year-old man. A 100-year-old bike. Made mostly of wood. That he built himself.Tim Moore sets off to recreate the most appalling bike race of all time. The notorious 1914 Giro d'Italia was an ordeal of 400-kilometre stages, cataclysmic night storms and relentless sabotage - all on a diet of raw eggs and red wine. Of the 81 who rolled out of Milan, only eight made it back ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Miracle Match

    Chappell, Lillee, Richards and the most electric moment in Australian Cricket

    by Brayshaw, Ian ...
    One game of cricket. Five all-time greats. A battle for the ages.Greg Chappell, Viv Richards, Jeff Thomson, Rod Marsh and Dennis Lillee the best of the best in international cricket in the 1970s. Imagine a match that pitted them against each other; imagine The Miracle Match.In 1976, Western Australia took on Queensland in a one-day domestic at the WACA Ground it would come to be known as The ... Read more

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  • Lance Armstrong's War

    One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de France

    by Daniel Coyle ...
    Lance Armstrong's War is the extraordinary story of greatness pushed to its limits; a vivid, behind-the-scenes portrait of perhaps the most accomplished athlete of our time as he vies for a historic sixth straight victory in the toughest sporting event on the planet. It is the true story of a superlative sports figure fighting on all fronts—made newly vulnerable by age, fate, fame, doping ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Rip Curl Story

    50 years of perfect surf, international business, wild characters and the search for the ultimate ride

    by Tim Baker ...
    The Rip Curl Story is the remarkable tale of two young surfers – Doug ‘Claw’ Warbrick and Brian Singer – who pursued an audacious dream to make a living in pursuit of the ultimate ride.The brand they built, Rip Curl, not only satisfied their own surf wanderlust, but also inspired countless others, riding the wave of the global youth revolution of the late ’60s.Rip Curl’s mantra became ‘the Search’ ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Death of Ayrton Senna

    The most definitive and compelling book about the legendary racing driver, now a BAFTA award-winning documentary.'For the casual racing fan it's a mighty good read, for the Senna fan it's indispensable' Time OutMillions of people around the world watched in horror on that fateful day in Imola at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix when Ayrton Senna's car careered off the track at 190mph. The greatest ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Death Of Wcw

    10th Anniversary Edition of the Bestselling Classic — Revised and Expanded

    What went wrong with WCW? In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in to Monday Nitro , flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried home truckloads of WCW merchandise. Sting, Bill Goldberg, and the New World Order were household names. Superstars like Dennis Rodman ... Read more

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  • Savage Summit

    The Life and Death of the First Women of K2

    Though not as tall as Everest, the "Savage Mountain" is far more dangerous. Located on the border of China and Pakistan, K2 has some of the harshest climbing conditions in the world. Ninety women have scaled Everest but of the six women who reached the summit of K2, three lost their lives on the way back down the mountain and two have since died on other climbs.In Savage Summit, Jennifer Jordan ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Ridin' High, Livin' Free

    Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories

    by Sonny Barger ...
    An angel spreads his wings. . . .Sonny Barger is the number-one spokesman for the motorcycle experience. His New York Times bestseller, Hell's Angel, was an exhilarating history of his adventures with the world's most notorious motorcycle club. Now he brings us rousing, moving, and wildly entertaining true stories of his renegade brothers and sisters in the relentless pursuit of liberty, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • That Near Death Thing

    Inside the Most Dangerous Race in the World

    The Isle of Man TT - the world's most dangerous race - as seen through the eyes of Cummins, Martin, McGuinness and Dunlop.THAT NEAR DEATH THING is a life-affirming journey to the heart of the world's most dangerous race. The Isle of Man TT is a throwback to a maverick era that existed before PR platitudes and PC attitudes. WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR-shortlisted author Rick Broadbent gets ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Race for Madmen: A History of the Tour de France

    No sporting event has had its past and present, its highs and lows so intricately entwined with those of a country like the Tour has with France.The Tour de France is the biggest annual sporting event in the world, and at the same time it transcends sport. The Tour de France comes to the people. It passes their houses, it turns right in their village squares, it thunders through their suburban ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Masters

    Golf, Money, and Power in Augusta, Georgia

    by Curt Sampson ...
    The Masters golf tournament weaves a hypnotic spell. It is the toughest ticket in sports, with black-market tickets selling for $10,000 and more. Success at Augusta National breeds legends, while failure can overshadow even the most brilliant of careers. But as Curt Sampson, author of the bestselling Hogan, reveals in The Masters, a cold heart beats behind the warm antebellum façade of this famous ... Read more

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  • A Sporting Chance

    Australian Sporting Scandals and the Path to Redemption

    by Titus O'Reily ...
    In sport, the term ‘good bloke’ doesn't mean what it says. Like ‘fun run’, it often actually means exactly the opposite.Titus O’Reily, the sports historian Australia neither needs nor deserves, examines why our nation’s sportspeople are so readily forgiven for doing terrible things.With ridiculous tales from Australia’s chequered sporting history, A Sporting Chance dissects the scandals big and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Faster than Lightning: My Autobiography

    by Usain Bolt ...
    The autobiography of the fastest man of all time and a superstar whose talent and charisma have made him one of the most famous people on the planet.Whether you know Athletics or not, and even whether you know sport or not, chances are you know Usain Bolt. The fastest man on the planet, not just now but ever, Usain has won the hearts of people everywhere with his mind-blowing performances and his ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • MIKE FREE Book on Clever Sports Comics

    series MIKE's FREE Sports Comic Book Series
    Combine sports and laughter, and, boom! You’ve got a home run, a slam dunk, a hat trick, a perfect 10, a Gatorade victory bath and a touch down celebration all in one.This FREE sports comic book does just that.It’s designed to make you laugh about the funny, crazy and sometimes ridiculous ways we describe the athletes, coaches, plays, events and other elements we love about sports.The 25 comics in ... Read more

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  • Loose Balls

    Easy Money, Hard Fouls, Cheap Laughs, and True Love in the NBA

    The first candid report from a land of fragile egos, available women, unexpected tenderness, intramural fistfights, colossal partying, bizarre humor, inconceivable riches, and desperate competition, Loose Balls does for roundball what Ball Four did for hardball. From revelations about the meanest, softest, and smelliest players in the league, to Williams’s early days as a “young man with a lot of ... Read more

    $8.57 AUD

  • Two Hours

    The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon

    by Ed Caesar ...
    WINNER OF THE CROSS SPORTS BOOK AWARD FOR NEW WRITER OF THE YEAR'Lyrical and passionate ... a celebration of the human spirit and what it can achieve' ObserverTwo hours to cover twenty-six miles and 385 yards. An exceptional feat of speed, mental strength and endurance. The sub-two-hour marathon is running's Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. But now we have reached the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Art of a Beautiful Game

    The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA

    by Chris Ballard ...
    In The Art of a Beautiful Game, Chris Ballard, the award-winning Sports Illustrated writer who has covered the NBA for the past decade, goes behind the scenes to examine basketball in ways that will surprise even die-hard fans. An inveterate hoops junkie who played some college ball, Ballard sits down with the NBA's most passionate, cerebral players to find out their tricks of the trade and to ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • MIKE's FREE Soccer Sports Comic Book

    Volume 6

    series MIKE's FREE Sports Comic Book Series
    Known as football throughout the non-American sports universe, soccer boasts its own unique language, eccentric expressions and unparalleled personalities.Soccer is the world’s most popular sport by a long shot, even in spite of its peculiarities. For example:Soccer keeps time in the exact opposite direction of every other sport on the planet.Soccer matches, not games, are played by men wearing ... Read more

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  • Winning Is Not Enough

    Sir Jackie Stewart is one of the most highly regarded names in global sport - winner of three F1 World Championships, 27 Grands Prix and ranked in the top five drivers of all time. On retiring from the circuit, he went on to build an equally impressive international business career.In the 1960s and into the 70s, with his black cap, sideburns and aviator shades Jackie Stewart was an unmistakable ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine

    The Curious Quest That Solved Golf

    by Scott Gummer ...
    The remarkable true story of a lone genius whose quest to unlock the science behind the perfect swing changed golf foreverIn 1939, Homer Kelley played golf for the first time and scored 116. Frustrated, he did not play again for six months; when he did he carded a 77. Determined to understand why he was able to shave nearly 40 strokes off his score, Kelley spent three decades of trial and error to ... Read more

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