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Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty

A must-read for all basketball fans, especially considering Bryant’s tragic death in January 2020. For a biography of Bryant’s life, Roland Lazenby’s Showboat will interest readers.
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Growing Up on the Gridiron: Football, Friendship, and the Tragic Life of Owen Thomas

Highly recommended for those wanting to learn more about CTE, especially how it can impact young athletes. This memorable story will stay with readers long after finishing the last pages.
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Rapture: Fifteen Teams, Four Countries, One NBA Championship, and How to Find a Way to Win—Damn Near Anywhere

An engaging account for fans of the Toronto Raptors or for readers who also enjoyed Phil Jackson’s Eleven Rings.
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Eddie Cicotte: The Life and Career of the Banned Black Sox Pitcher

This highly readable work, loaded with numbers and statistics, is a must read for any baseball fan, and belongs in most public libraries. It also will find a place in academic collections that support the study of early 20th-century American culture., Delhi
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Elway: A Relentless Life

With exclusive recollections of Elway’s college football years, Cole delves into the forces that shaped the quarterback and gave him the resiliency to overcome challenges both on and off the field. Recommended for all public library collections, and especially for readers interested in the evolution of sports in the late 20th century.
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Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy

A tragic, moving story that will linger with readers of sports and biographies in general.
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Losers: Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard

A fascinating look at another side of sports, emphasizing those who lost games, matches, and tournaments, along with the pressures they faced and the ramifications of their losses. A wonderful choice for sports enthusiasts.

Cy Young: The Baseball Life and Career

Fans of baseball history and those interested in learning more about one of the most celebrated pitchers in baseball history will thoroughly enjoy.

The Divine Miss Marble: A Life of Tennis, Fame, and Mystery

An intriguing book about a fascinating woman, and an inspirational story of her overcoming various odds to become a tennis legend. Highly recommended.

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