Sports & Outdoors

February 1, 2017

The Official 365 Sports Facts-A-Year Page-A-Day Calendar 2017

The adrenaline-pumping calendar—with 6.2 million copies sold—that gives sports fanatics their daily fix. Each page celebrates amazing plays, fierce rivalries, lively personalities, unbeatable records, and pure sports lore. The Celtics and Suns duke it out in a classic triple-overtime Finals thriller. Steffi Graf wins her record 22nd Grand Slam trophy. Deion Sanders hits a home run and scores a touchdown—all in the same week. Plus trivia to test your knowledge, and quotes: There are only two kinds of managers: winning managers and ex-managers—Gil Hodges, who led the 1969 Mets to a World Series victory.
Assorted Sports
Height: 6.250 inches. Width: 6.250 inches.
Manufactured by: Workman Publishing
January 29, 2017

The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive


Even among the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesn't necessarily translate to a superior on-field experience its the mental game that matters most.

Sports participation-from the recreational to the collegiate Division I level-is at an all-time high. While the caliber of their games may differ, athletes at every level have one thing in common: the desire to excel. In The Champion's Mind, sports psychologist Jim Afremow, PhD, offers the same advice he uses with Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, and professional athletes, including:

- How to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble
- How to progress within a sport and sustain long-term excellence
- Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped

With hundreds of useful tips, breakthrough science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers, The Champion's Mind will help you shape your body to ensure a longer, healthier, happier lifetime.

January 26, 2017

A History of American Sports in 100 Objects

What artifact best captures the spirit of American sports? The bat Babe Ruth used to hit his allegedly called shot, or the ball on which Pete Rose wrote, "I'm sorry I bet on baseball"? Could it be Lance Armstrong's red-white-and-blue bike, now tarnished by doping and hubris? Or perhaps its ancestor, the nineteenth-century safety bicycle that opened an avenue of previously unknown freedom to women? The jerseys of rivals Larry Bird and Magic Johnson? Or the handball that Abraham Lincoln threw against a wall as he waited for news of his presidential nomination?

From nearly forgotten heroes like Tad Lucas (rodeo) and Tommy Kono (weightlifting) to celebrities like Amelia Earhart, Muhammad Ali, and Michael Phelps, Cait Murphy tells the stories of the people, events, and things that have forged the epic of American sports, in both its splendor and its squalor. Stories of heroism and triumph rub up against tales of discrimination and cheating. These objects tell much more than just stories about great games-they tell the story of the nation. Eye-opening and exuberant, A History of American Sports in 100 Objects shows how the games Americans play are woven into the gloriously infuriating fabric of America itself.

January 23, 2017

Weird but True Sports: 300 Wacky Facts About Awesome Athletics

Get ready for the Olympics! Everything has its weird side -- even sports! Add wacky stats, facts, and stories to your arsenal of spots trivia with this new slam-dunk addition to the very popular Weird but True series! Discover tons more zany fun, focused totally on the subject of sports! So step up to the plate to get 300 ALL-NEW amazing facts plus photos.