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Winger - Andrew Smith; Sam Bosma (Illustrator)
Call Number: Fic Smith
Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.

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Second Impact - David Klass; Perri Klass
Call Number: Fic Klass
When Jerry Downing, star quarterback in a small football town, gets a second chance after his drunk driving episode, Carla Jensen, ace reporter for the school newspaper, invites him to join her in writing a blog,. Then a player gets a head injury that causes concussion. How long should he be out of the game? What if there's a trophy to be won?

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Booked - Kwame Alexander
Call Number: Fic Alexander
ISBN: 978054457098
Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

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Hit Count - Chris Lynch
Call Number: Fic Lynch
Arlo Brodie loves being at the heart of the action on the football field, and while his dad cheers him on, his mother quotes head injury statistics and refuses to watch, but Arlo's winning plays, the cheering crowds, and the adrenaline rush are enough to convince him that everything is OK, in spite of the pain, the pounding, the dizziness, and the confusion.

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Zeroboxer - Fonda Lee
Call Number: Fic Lee
As seventeen-year-old Carr 'the Raptor' Luka rises to fame in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, he learns a devastating secret that jeopardizes not only his future in the sport, but interplanetary relations.

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Fantasy Sports - Sam Bosma (Illustrator)
Call Number: GN BOSMA
"A young explorer and her muscle-bound friend go treasure hunting in a mummy's tomb... But if they want to get rich, they're going to have to abide by the ancient law of the land and best the mummy in a game of hoops! The question is, can they trust their bandaged adversary to play by the rules?"--Back cover.

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The Book of David - Anonymous
Call Number: Fic Book
"The author of this fictional diary began writing for a class assignment, but soon it became much more to him. As the star player of his high school football team, he faces a lot of pressure and expectation. Not to mention the secret that he's harboring inside. The secret that could change everything. And as David quickly learns, nothing stays secret forever. His innermost thoughts and feelings are chronicled in the diary he left behind"

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Out of Nowhere - Maria Padian
Call Number: Fic Padian
His good luck streak over after pulling a stupid prank against a rival high school, soccer star Tom tutors a Somali refugee with soccer dreams of his own. Do the choices we make define us? Can we fix our mistakes?

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Compulsion - Heidi Ayarbe
Call Number: Fic Ayarbe
Poised to lead his high school soccer team to its third straight state championship, seventeen-year-old star player Jake Martin struggles to keep hidden his nearly debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Game Seven - Paul Volponi; Rosemary Wells
Call Number: Fic Volponi
A sixteen-year-old shortstop in Cuba who dreams of playing with the pros must choose between his country and his father who defected to play professional baseball in the United States.

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The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach
Call Number: Fic Harbach
Henry Skirmshander, the star of a baseball team at Westish College on the shores of Lake Michigan, is overcome with self-doubt, which threatens his future; meanwhile, four others--including Henry's best friend and teammate, who realizes he has sacrificed his own dreams for his friend's, Henry's gay roommate, college president Guert Affenlight, and Guert's daughter--also find themselves forced to confront their own secrets.

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Mexican WhiteBoy - Matt De la Peña
Call Number: Fic Pena
Danny, who is tall and skinny but has a talent for pitching a fastball, cannot seem to fit in at school in San Diego, where his Mexican and white heritage causes people to judge him before he even speaks.

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Iceman - Chris Lynch
Call Number: Fic Lynch
ISBN: 0060233419
Fourteen-year-old Eric, a ruthless hockey player prone to violence on the ice, tries to reconcile his own needs with those of his parents.

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Leverage - Joshua C. Cohen
Call Number: Fic Cohen
High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny.

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Fly Away - Nora Rock
Call Number: Fic Rock
When a member of the cheerleading team is injured, Marnie is asked to be a flyer--the most coveted role in cheerleading. With just a few weeks to get ready for the competition, Marnie must learn to let go of old issues if her team is to succeed.

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A Mighty Wall - John Foley
Call Number: Fic Foley
Seventeen-year-old Jordan, a skilled, self-confident rock climber, plans to turn his favorite sport into a lifelong career until an ascent near the small town of Vantage, Washington, turns deadly.

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Real, Vol. 1 - Takehiko Inoue (Illustrator)
Call Number: GN INOUE
Tomomi Nomiya, a tough youngster who loves basketball, gets into a motorcycle accident that paralyzes a girl, then quits the team and leaves school, trying to find a way to alleviate his guilt.

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Game - Walter Dean Myers
Call Number: Fic Myers
If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new white student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him.

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Rough and Tumble - Mark Bavaro
Call Number: Fic Bavaro
Dominic Fucillo, tight end for the New York Giants, runs into multiple problems involving a fine for attacking a referee, troubles with his girlfriend, and bad news from his doctor before learning that the team's best linebacker has been found beaten just as they are about to go to the Super Bowl.

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Playing for Pizza - John Grisham
Call Number: Fic Grisham
After losing an important game for his team, NFL backup quarterback Rick Dockery is fired, but his agent finds him an opportunity to play for the Panthers of Parma, and even though he has never been to Europe, he moves to Italy hoping for a second chance.

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Dairy Queen - Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Call Number: Fic Murdock
After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her.

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Juice - Eric Walters
Call Number: Fic Walters
When a new coach comes to their school, Michael and his teammates are convinced that steroids are the way to compete.

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Wired - Sigmund Brouwer
Call Number: Fic Brouwer
Keegan is skiing as fast as he ever has, and has a chance to finish in first place until he sees the black wire stretched between two trees in his path.

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Peak Survival - Pam Withers
Call Number: Fic Withers
Jake, Peter, and Moses, looking forward to heli-skiing and snowboarding in the backcountry near Whistler, spring into crisis mode when bad weather sets in, a helicopter crashes, and they must get everyone to safety.

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Waiting for Teddy Williams - Howard Frank Mosher
Call Number: Fic Mosher
Ethan "E.A." Allen, a boy raised in the remote village of Kingdom Common, Vermont, by his honky-tonk mother and crippled grandmother, shares the town's obsession with baseball and the Boston Red Sox, and with the coaching of Teddy Williams, a mystery man who arrives in town one day, becomes the pitcher who breaks the team's long-time losing streak.

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The Natural - Bernard Malamud; Kevin Baker (Introduction by)
Call Number: Fic Malamud
Gifted baseball player Roy Hobbs, his career derailed by a youthful indiscretion, makes a stunning comeback in later life, but finds himself still struggling against the temptations that would bring him to ruin.

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Bump and Run - Mike Lupica
Call Number: Fic Lupica
A story of contemporary professional football told by Jack Molloy who inherits half of the NFL's New York Hawks and all the other aspects of the game like steroids, gambling, crooked quarterbacks, idiot sportswriters, control-freak coaches and philandering announcers.

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The Luckiest Girl in the World - Steven Levenkron
Call Number: Fic Levenkron
Figure-skating star Katie Roskova, unable to express her feelings of panic and anger, develops a habit of cutting herself with scissors and hiding her scars beneath long-sleeve shirts, but as pressures mount her wounds become more serious and soon her secret is revealed.



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Striving for Equality - Kirstin Cronn-Mills; Alex Jackson Nelson
Call Number: 796 Cronn-Mills
Looks at how LGBTQ+ athletes are fighting for equality.

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Shaq Uncut - Shaquille O'Neal; Jackie MacMullan (As told to)
Call Number: 796.323 Oneal
The four-time NBA champion describes his life and colorful career, from his sports victories to acting and rapping and offers his thoughts on teammates and coaches including Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, and Pat Riley.

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Muck City - Bryan Mealer
Call Number: 796.332 Mealer
Looks at lives and dreams of three people in Belle Glade, Florida, and how they are affected by the poverty and social conditions of the town: high school football player Mario Rowley of the Glades Central Raiders, who wants to win in the name of his dead parents; team coach Jessie Hester, who is more interested in coaching for the players than winning; and Jonteria Williams, a cheerleader who wants to become a doctor.

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Ty Cobb - Charles Leerhsen
Call Number: 796.357 Leerhsen
A biography of perhaps the most significant and controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb, drawing in part on newly discovered letters and documents.

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The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown
Call Number: 796.48 Brown
The true story of the University of Washington's eight-oar crew, composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers who had mastered collegiate rowing, went on to the 1936 Berlin Olympics where they defeated Adolf Hitler's German team to won the Olympic gold medal.

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Brazil's Dance with the Devil - Dave Zirin
Call Number: 981 Zirin
As the pressures of hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics mount, ordinary Brazilians are holding the country's biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why. He visits the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and the fabled Maracana Stadium on his search to find out why athletic mega-events have caused such unrest.

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The Sports Gene - David Epstein
Call Number: 613.71 Epstein
Is athletic skill a result of nature or nurture? A discussion and analysis of the debate as to whether athletes are born with their athletic skills or if their skills are developed through commitment and training.

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Outcasts United - Warren St. John
Call Number: 796.334 St John
American-educated Jordanian Luma Mufleh founds a youth soccer team comprised of children from Liberia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkan states, and elsewhere in the refugee settlement town of Clarkston, Georgia, bringing the children together to discover their common bonds through sport, as they adjust to life in a new country.

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Concussion - Jeanne Marie Laskas
Call Number: 617.1 Laskas
What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE? Its discovery by Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who first suspected it when he performed an autopsy on the brain of former Pittsburgh Steeler "Iron Mike" Webster, puts the doctor in the crosshairs of football's most powerful corporation: the NFL. In a hot courtroom in Pittsburgh in 2008, he takes the stand to defend the medical evidence of concussion caused by repeated blows to the head in the sport.

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A Chance to Win - Jonathan Schuppe
Call Number: 796.357 Schuppe
Tells the story of Rodney Mason, a pitching ace, who became a drug dealer and was shot and paralyzed from the waist down. A decade later he took it upon himself to teach the local boys how to play baseball in order to keep them from making the same poor choices he had.

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Rivals - David K. Wiggins (Editor); R. . Pierre Rodgers (Editor)
Call Number: 796 Rivals
A collection of sixteen essays that profile famous and influential sports rivalries, including competition in track and field, golf, boxing, basketball, tennis, figure skating, ice hockey, baseball, football, and soccer.

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Stolen Bases - Jennifer Ring
Call Number: 796.357 Ring
Why do girls play softball and not baseball? Is softball the consolation prize? Why hasn't Title IX changed this? Examines the total exclusion of women from baseball since the development of baseball as a professional sport in the United States in the 19th century.

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The Captain - Ian O'Connor
Call Number: 796.357 OConnor
Draws on unique access and more than two hundred interviews to trace the beloved baseball player's early life and athletic achievements, profiling the character traits that have made him a fan favorite while citing his status as a dedicated steroid-free player.

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I Beat the Odds - Michael Oher; Don Yaeger
Call Number: 796.092 Oher
Michael Oher recounts how he defied the odds, escaped from the inner-city Memphis ghetto, found a family to take him in, and used his football skills to build a better life for himself.

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Red Sox vs. Yankees - Harvey Frommer; Frederic Frommer
Call Number: 796.357 Frommer
Relates the almost one hundred year rivalry between two American baseball teams, the Yankees and the Red Sox. Includes interviews, information about the players, and statistics.

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The Perfect Mile - Neal Bascomb; Kingfisher Editors
Call Number: 796.42 Bascomb
Chronicles the 1952-54 struggle between Britain's Roger Bannister, Australia's John Landy, and the U.S.'s Wes Santee, to become the first person to ever run a mile in under four minutes.

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Pretty Good for a Girl - Tina Basich; Kathleen Gasperini
Call Number: 92 Basich
Champion snowboarder Tina Basich tells her life story, explaining how she got into the sport, how she and her fellow female boarders helped it grow, how she has juggled with the pressures of life, love, and competition, and how she has used her talents to help causes such as breast cancer research.

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The Greatest - Walter Dean Myers
Call Number: 92 Ali
An illustrated biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali that addresses his politics, his fight against Parkinson's disease, his role in the antiwar movement during the Vietnam War, his role in the battle for civil rights for all Americans, and boxing's dangers.



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Schooled: The Price of College Sports
Call Number: 796.04 Schooled
Examines how college sports in America became a billion dollar enterprise built on the backs of its unpaid athletes. Is the NCAA's treatment of its athletes and amateurism in collegiate athletics ethical? Includes interviews with current and former college athletes, coaches, academic advisors, NCAA compliance officers, historians, sports journalists and university administrators.

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Call Number: 940.53 Unbroken
The story of Olympic runner and World War II bombardier, Louis Zamperini, who was a cunning delinquent before succeeding as an athlete and eventually serving in the military. As a pilot during World War II, his plane was shot down and he was forced to find a way to survive in the open ocean with two other crewmen. He wa caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

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42: The Jackie Robinson Story
Call Number: Fic 42
The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

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The Rocket: the legend of Rocket Richard
Call Number: 440 Rocket
A story about Quebec's most famous hockey player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, focusing on the struggles of a French Canadian in the National Hockey League dominated by Anglophones.

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League of denial: the NFL's concussion crisis
Call Number: 617.1 League
Examines the story of the NFL and brain injuries, drawn from the book League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth. For years the NFL denied and worked to refute scientific evidence that the violent collisions at the heart of the game are linked to an alarming incidence of early onset dementia and catastrophic brain damage. What did the NFL know and when did it know it? What's the truth about the risks to players? What can be done?

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Call Number: 616.86 Unguarded
Chris Herren was a "can't miss" basketball superstar until drug addiction eventually destroyed his career. With the support of his wife and family, Herren struggles to conquer his demons and reclaim his life. (IMDb) A powerful story of Chris Herren's fall, rise and redemption.

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Call Number: 968.05 Invictus
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. (IMDb)

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Wipe out: a film by Lionel Goddard
Call Number: 616.8 Wipe
This documentary tells the story of 3 young men - Chris Dufficy, snowboard accident/Jon Gocer, skateboard accident/Chris Tutin, dirt bike accident - living with permanent brain damage as the result of head injuries they suffered pursuing extreme sports.

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Call Number: Fic Pride
Jim Ellis, a determined schoolteacher, starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

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Call Number: Fic Rocky
A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

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We Are Marshall
Call Number: Fic We
When a plane crash claims the lives of members of Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

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Cinderella Man
Call Number: Fic Cinderella
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

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Call Number: Fic Seabiscuit
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation. (IMDb)

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Title IX (60 Minutes)
Call Number: 796 Title
Looks at how male athletes are suing due to the anti-discrimination law that has paved the way to women's collegiate sports.

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When We Were Kings
Call Number: 796.83 When
In a time of courage, in the jungles of Zaire, a man named Muhammad Ali created his own destiny. Over twenty years in the making, When We Were Kings is a remarkable look at the true story of the Rumble in The Jungle. This monumental Ali fight remains a moment in history that could never be repeated. It offers a ringside seat to witness every breath and drop of sweat between two all-time heavyweight champions.


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