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Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan's Soul: Stories...
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For pure exhilaration and drama, there's nothing quite like sports: it's the crack of the bat as it connects with the baseball, hurtling it into the bleachers for a home run; the swish of the basketball as it drops into the net for a three-point play at the buzzer; the roar of the crowd as the quarterback delivers a perfect spiral pass for the winning touchdown. Most importantly, sports bring out the best in the human spirit. There is an intensity and a richness inherent in every sporting experience that amplifies our emotions and our connection with the moment and, indeed, with ourselves. This latest collection of Chicken Soup honors all that is good in the world of sports. From major leaguers to little leaguers, from hockey stars to figure skaters, and from horseracing to mushing, the stories in this book highlight the positive and transformative nature of sports. You'll come to see sports as one of our most important and powerful teachers. They can teach us to focus and stay the course, or to develop a new strategy and rededicate ourselves to a goal. They can teach us to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat. They can teach us the importance of teamwork and remind us that we must strive to give our individual all. At their best, sports will build us up and they will wear us down; they will build character and teach us to overcome adversity. This book is for anyone who has ever enjoyed watching or participating in any sport, from the professional athlete to the weekend warrior, from the soccer mom to the diehard sports fan, from the marathon runner to the neighborhood jogger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcom/000024/bk_hcom_000024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 28.03.2020
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The Final Four: The Pursuit of College Basketba...
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When basketball fans hear the words Final Four, they probably think of the buzzer-beaters, Cinderella stories, and bracket-busters that have thrilled people for years. However, you don't need to be a die-hard fan to know that the NCAA men's basketball tournament is one of the most popular sports events in the United States. By the time the tournament of 64 teams has been whittled down to the Final Four, excitement reaches a fever pitch. From the first intercollegiate basketball game played in 1895 all the way to the thrills and drama of the most recent Final Four, hear about the shocking moments and stunning upsets that give March Madness its name. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Book Buddy Digital Media. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000057/bk_lrnr_000057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Losing Isn't Everything: The Untold Stories and...
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A refreshing and thought-provoking look at athletes whose legacies have been reduced to one defining moment of defeat - those on the flip side of an epic triumph - and what their experiences can teach us about competition, life, and the human spirit. Every sports fan recalls with amazing accuracy a pivotal winning moment involving a favorite team or player - Henry Aaron hitting his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth, Christian Laettner's famous buzzer-beating shot in the NCAA tournament for Duke. Yet lost are the stories on the other side of these history-making moments, the athletes who experienced not transcendent glory but crushing disappointment: the cornerback who missed the tackle on the big touchdown, the relief pitcher who lost the series, the world-record holding Olympian who fell on the ice. In Losing Isn't Everything, famed sportscaster Curt Menefee, joined by best-selling writer Michael Arkush, examines a range of signature disappointments from the wide world of sports, interviewing the subject at the heart of each loss and uncovering what it means - months, years, or decades later - to be associated with failure. While history is written by the victorious, Menefee argues that these moments when an athlete has fallen short are equally valuable to sports history, offering deep insights into the individuals who suffered them and about humanity itself. Telling the losing stories behind such famous moments as the Patriots' Rodney Harrison guarding the Giants' David Tyree during the "Helmet Catch" in Super Bowl XLII; Mary Decker's fall in the 1984 Olympic 1500m; and Craig Ehlo, who gave up "The Shot" to Michael Jordan in the 1989 NBA playoffs, Menefee examines the legacy of the hardest losses, revealing the unique path that athletes have to walk after they lose on their sports' biggest stages. Shedding new light on some of the most accepted scapegoat stories in the sports canon, he also revisits both the Baltimore Colts' l 1. Language: English. Narrator: Curt Menefee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005635/bk_harp_005635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Fadeaway: The Harvey Blissberg Series, Book Two...
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Now a private investigator, Blissberg scours locker rooms and back alleys for two missing basketball stars. After retiring from baseball, Harvey Blissberg hung out a shingle in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as a private detective with a taste for the less savory side of sports. When key players from the Boston Celtics and the Washington Bullets go AWOL, Blissberg quickly becomes the two teams’ number-one draft choice to find them. What can a born-again black forward and a white point guard whose nickname is "Toot ’n’ Shoot" have in common? When both of the missing players turn up dead, Harvey searches desperately for the link between them. The hunt leads him back to the city he thought he’d left behind - Providence, Rhode Island - and an unholy deal struck years ago between two of the city’s most powerful figures. If he doesn’t work quickly, Blissberg may be stuck holding the ball when the final buzzer sounds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011232/bk_adbl_011232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Games Creatures Play , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 832min
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Welcome to the wide world of paranormal pastimes, where striking out might strike you dead. Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner are your announcers for this all-new story collection of the most peculiar plays ever made.… Sports fans live and die by their teams’ successes and failures - though not literally. But these 14 authors have written spirited - in more ways than one - new tales of killer competitions that would make even the most die-hard players ask to be benched. In number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris’s "The Blue Hereafter", Manfred Bernardo learns about softball from a certain blond barmaid in Louisiana. Life-and-death stakes make the competition get serious in New York Times best seller William Kent Krueger’s "Hide and Seek". New York Times best-selling author Mercedes Lackey’s "False Knight on the Road" features a high-stakes drag race on a foggy mountain road between a clever young bootlegger and a mysterious stranger. In New York Times best-selling author Laura Lippman’s "Ice", a young girl learns the true story behind a bit of neighborhood folklore. New York Times best seller Seanan McGuire presents "Jammed", in which a chimera loose during the Roller Derby makes it anyone’s guess as to who will still be skating by the time the buzzer sounds. In number-one New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson’s "Dreamer", a game of cops and robbers is a new challenge when the players are able to switch bodies at will. And New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler follows ghost stomper Hunter Hunterson as he investigates a haunted, never-ending baseball game in "The Case of the Haunted Safeway". These and eight more supernatural sporting stories are guaranteed to have you rooting for the home team…or else.… "Introduction" © 2014 by Charlaine Harris, Inc., 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Haberkorn, Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006058/bk_brll_006058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The 3rd Degree: Series 1-7, Hörbuch, Digital, 1...
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A quiz show hosted by Steve Punt (star of BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and the brains behind Horrible Histories) where a team of three university students take on a team of three of their professors.  Every week, at a different university, it pits a team of three students against three of their lecturers. The rounds vary between Specialist Knowledge and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and ‘Highbrow and Lowbrow’. Which of the students will turn out to be complete trivia boffins? Will the lecturers reveal they know more about Beyoncé than Barthes? There’s plenty of scope for embarrassment on both sides.... The universities in the first series are Southampton, Durham, Stirling, Reading, Salford and Middlesex. The universities in the second series are the University of East Anglia, Swansea, Warwick, Sussex, Queen Mary London and Northampton. The universities in the third series are Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, Exeter, Bath Spa and Anglia Ruskin (in Cambridge), and the subjects range from Rocket Science (literally!) to Creative Music Technology. Meanwhile, the questions cover every subject under the sun, including Dada and Dylan, the Kardashians and the Ku Klux Klan, gherkins and gummi bears and concrete and cogwheels.... The universities in the fourth series are Bristol, Kent, Bedfordshire, Aberystwyth, Nottingham and Birmingham, and the subjects range from Sports Science to Theatre Studies via Welsh Folklore and Journalism. Meanwhile, the questions cover every subject under the sun, including Candy Crush Corner and cauliflowers, Kierkegaard and Kim Kardashian, Wagner, Debussy, Scooby-Doo, Geoff Hurst, Swedish massage and monkey glands.... The universities in the fifth series are Cardiff, Manchester, Essex, De Montfort, Aston and Surrey, and the subjects range from Forensic Science to Contour Fashion via Psychology and Astrophysics. Meanwhile, the questions cover every subject under the sun, in 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Punt, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003657/bk_rhuk_003657_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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No Grey Areas: The Inside Story of the Largest ...
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In 1994, Joseph N. Gagliano calmly sat back, put his hands behind his head and smiled as the NCAA clocked ticked down the remaining last seconds of the game. It was the third game in a row Joe had bet on where the point spread had to land on a specific number. With millions at stake, was he nervous? Not at all. As the buzzer sounded on the 3rd game, his duffle bags were filled with millions in cash. How? Joe had fixed the outcome of the games. No Grey Areas tells the incredible, true story of the man who orchestrated the largest sports point shaving betting scam in sport's history. But that is only where the story begins... It is always the cover up, not the crime, where white collar criminals get caught. Joe was caught, convicted and served time in Federal prison for his role in coordinating and financing the 1994 ASU point shaving scandal. His journey continued as Joe came out prison in late 2000 with a passion to clear his name and a desire to remove perceptions held by others of him. He embarked on an aggressive path to success; building a sizeable chain of full service car washes, making millions in real estate, living a life of luxury, and even buying a private jet just to get to his yacht in San Diego quicker. But the story does not end there.... A few years later, the 2008 financial collapse engulfed the world and because of Joe's "grey areas" a banking deal landed him in prison for a 2nd term. Labeled a 2-time felon, he made some brilliant and yet morally questionable decisions while searching for the true meaning of success. Inside these pages, you'll get a backstage pass on what it was like to slowly fall into the "grey areas" of scandal, greed, corruption, money, and business. Joe's honest, detailed telling of this life of infamy, history, and successes along with the consequences of his decisions will amaze and inspire you. No Grey Areas is a riveting read, filled with 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Paulson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052171/bk_acx0_052171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Godballers
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Godballers is the journey of a rookie sports reporter looking to make a name for himself when he quickly discovers that life at his new assignment travels in a slower gear. There he meets a coach haunted by his past and driven by his future. In this true tale of faith, the coach must overcome an unthinkable tragedy and find a cure for his son's life-threatening illness to fulfill the young man's dream of playing college basketball. From the opening tip to the final buzzer, Godballers follows every thrilling moment of the season and teaches indelible lessons in life, family and the true meaning of faith.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Godballers
91,90 CHF *
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Godballers is the journey of a rookie sports reporter looking to make a name for himself when he quickly discovers that life at his new assignment travels in a slower gear. There he meets a coach haunted by his past and driven by his future. In this true tale of faith, the coach must overcome an unthinkable tragedy and find a cure for his son's life-threatening illness to fulfill the young man's dream of playing college basketball. From the opening tip to the final buzzer, Godballers follows every thrilling moment of the season and teaches indelible lessons in life, family and the true meaning of faith.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 28.03.2020
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