Sports & Outdoors

June 14, 2018

Why You Can’t Make Free Throws

“Why You Can’t Make Free Throws The Mental, The Myth, and The Make” by  Keith Coleman

| Website | Facebook | Twitter | Did you know that the average basketball team misses between eight and ten free throws in a single game? That equates to an overall loss of 12 to 14 points, where the average margin of victory in a basketball game is only 11.3 points. This book will dive into the problems that players encounter with free throws, why free throws aren’t improving, why the typical approach to improving free throws doesn’t work, and finally: the one method that does work. Whether you’re a player looking to improve your free throw accuracy, a coach looking to find a good way to teach your players proper free throws, or a basketball enthusiast just curious about why your favorite players can’t make a free throw shot to save their lives, this book is for you.


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May 9, 2017

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Seattle Mariners at 40 – Ken Griffey Jr. Cover

Forty years ago, in 1977, the Mariners brought major league baseball to the Pacific Northwest. They lost games in the early years, but they also won hearts, and by now that four-decade history includes a parade of spectacular superstars and unforgettable moments: all-time greats Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, Edgar Martinez, Alex Rodriguez and Ichiro Suzuki, along with beloved Mariners like Jay "Bone" Buhner and Sweet Lou Piniella and current stars King Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano. All of these and more are celebrated with a run of unmatched photography and wonderful stories, some from SI's most renowned writers, such as Frank Deford, Tom Verducci and Rick Reilly.

  • Introduction by Jay Buhner
  • The incredible comeback season of 1995
  • A tribute to beloved broadcaster Dave Niehaus
  • The historic 2001 season
  • Mariners All Time Top 20 ranking
  • Current stars Robbie Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager
  • Prognosis for the future
These pages will stir memories and delight all Mariners fans. Celebrate.
March 18, 2017

The Best American Sports Writing 2016

For more than twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has curated the year’s finest sports journalism. Continuing the tradition in a long line of notable guest editors is Rick Telander, acclaimed journalist, author, and champion of the written word. His choices are defined by one shared thread: effort, on the part of athletes and writers alike. The physical strength it takes to play professional hockey and football, or for a forty-two-year-old writer to learn how to dunk in six months. The mental and emotional toughness needed to turn around a losing team, or to speak out about a coach. The careful striving to make everything seem effortless. This edition encompasses it all.

The Best American Sports Writing 2016 includes Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham,  L. Jon Wertheim and Ken Rodriguez,  Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, Brett Popplewell, Alexandra Starr, Wright Thompson and others

RICK TELANDER is a Chicago Sun-Times senior sports columnist and the Basketball Evangelist for Slam magazine. He has also written for Sports Illustrated and ESPN: The Magazine, and has been featured seven times in The Best American Sports Writing. He is the author of eight books, including Heaven Is a Playground and From Red Ink to Roses.

GLENN STOUT, series editor of The Best American Sports Writing since its inception, is the author of Young Woman and the Sea and Fenway 1912.

March 15, 2017

Time For Kids Book of How: All About Sports

TIME For Kids The Book of How: All About Sports presents kids 8-12 years old with answers to the kinds of intriguing questions that appeal to their sense of curiosity. Colorful graphics, spectacular photos and clear, engaging diagrams will help answer questions such as: How are baseball bats made? How do ice skaters spin so fast? How can you stay upright on a surfboard? And many more.

TIME For Kids goes beyond just answering the question, and engages kids with hands-on activities at the end of each chapter that bring life to a topic or idea they just read about. The Book of How: All About Sports is a must-have book to satisfy the most curious of kids.