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Competition is the name of the game in sports. But without a doubt, the fiercest battles are fought when longtime rivals come face to face. Here are in-depth looks at five such legendary rivalries: The Yankees versus the Red Sox The Celtics versus the Lakers The United versus the Galaxy The Canadiens versus the Bruins The Bears versus the Packers. Each section is packed with intense play-by-play game action, recaps of classic moments that sparked the feuds and insights into heated clashes. And because it's
When a new school year starts, and thirteen-year-old basketball star Julian feels a lot of pressure as he realizes he is the only remaining player from last year's winning team, a friend's health crisis helps him regain perspective.
Buy On the Field With...Peyton and Eli Manning by Matt Christopher in Paperback for the low price of 4.95. Find this product in Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation, Sports & Recreation - Football.
Can Michael and Tom read each other's minds? Michael and Tom Curtis are identical twins who share a love of football. Unfortunately, because of a tragic accident, Michael must watch from the sidelines as his brother calls the plays on the football field. During one game Michael concentrates very hard on a play he thinks could help the team, and Tom calls the exact play a split second later! Is it coincidence, or can the boys communicate through ESP? The boys try a daring experiment in which they push their
Rocky Fletcher is being stretched to his limit. Until recently, he'd only played wide receiver for the Pythons. Now his coaches want him to learn the safety position, too-a position that opened up when Bobby, Rocky's best friend, broke his leg. Even though he believes he is to blame for Bobby's injury, Rocky eagerly takes on the challenge of becoming a two-way player. After all, the only other player available is Jared, a sullen boy who switched from soccer to football this season. Yet as time goes on, it's
Matt Gaffney, who pleased word-loving fans of the links with his Golf Crosswords, now takes on the entire sports world. He's edited 50 all-new puzzles, so basketball, baseball, football, hockey, soccer, tennis, skating, and even the Olympic Games come in for their share of crossword glory. Each puzzle has a clever heading, including Team Statistics, The Game of Love, Cooperstown Zoo, Poolside, Gridiron Grouping, A Pro's Conclusion, and You Make the Call. The clues will have collectors of sports trivia
Cole Richards has been training in karate for four years. He's on the brink of advancing to his next belt level, but as he prepares for his test, new challenges come his way. First, his dojo announces a "create-your-own kata" contest to take place the same day as his belt test. Now he's torn between practicing for the test and making up a series of moves that will knock his sensei's socks off. But before he even begins with either challenge, he lands in trouble with a group of local teens -- and then with
Christine Dzidrums, Leah Rendon,Paperback, English-language edition,Pub by Creative Media Publishing
Whenit comes to sports, dads are expected to know everything there is to know.Every kid looks up to their dad to show them how to throw a baseball, pass afootball, or dribble a basketball. But what if you don t have the answers? CoolSports Dad will make sure you have the skills and knowledge to show yourkids how to do everything from skipping a stone to choosing the right baseballbat. Fascinateyour kids by juggling three balls in the air, dazzle them with a lesson on howto throw a football with a perfect
Outstanding. Unbelievable. Mindblowing. These are just a few of the words used to describe the talents of LeBron James. He was a sensation in his early days playing AAU ball in Akron , Ohio -and continued to amaze through his four years as a high school phenomenon. Now going into his fifth year as a star of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he is touted as the best player in basketball today. And for good reason: his dunks are monstrous, his no-look passes are things of beauty, his three-pointers seem effortless.
Only one thing keeps Jim from being the best linebacker in the team - his fear of getting tackled. But his friend Chuckie knows Jim isn't a coward. With Chuckie's special courage as an example, can Jim find the strength to face his fears head-on?
Dale Earnhardt, Sr. first broke onto the racing scene in 1979, when he was named Rookie of the Year. In the more than 20 years that followed, his daring driving style earned him several top honors, including his proudest moment, a victory at Daytona. On February 18th, 2001, Earnhardt had been racing in the Daytona 500, when in the final lap, he had a fatal crash. While other drivers have come and gone, the face of Dale Earnhardt, Sr., with his handlebar moustache and wide grin, will always be the face of
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. After dropping the game-winning, undefeated -record -making pass that would have made him a hero, Keith considers quitting football for good.
Last season, thirteen-year-old Cal Kelliher was the star quarterback of the middle school football team. The only seventh grader in a starting line-up of eight graders, he spent the year playing ball and hanging out with the older boys. Now everything's changed. The eighth graders are freshmen, too wrapped up in high school to bother with Cal anymore. His teammates, used to be ignored by him, don't give him the time of day either. When a popular player challenges him for the quarterback position and the new
Matt Christopher is the writer young readers turn to when they are looking for fast-paced, action-packed sports novels. This book is no exception. He is the author of a number of titles, including Tackle Without A Team, Face-Off, and many more.
Sylvester's baseball has been so dismal that the coach has him warming the bench. So when Cheeko offers to show him a few pointers, he eagerly accepts his offer. But Sylvester can't help thinking there's something fishy about Cheeko.
A miserable memory dogs Keith's every move Keith Stedman dropped the pass. The game-winning, undefeated -record -making pass that would have made him a hero instead of a loser. Now, a year later, that missed pass still haunts him, so much so that he's considering quitting football for good. His friends and family finally convince him to stick with it, but Keith's troubles are far from over. Another player is out for his position and seems determined to do everything he can to keep the dropped pass memory
Home run slugger Sylvester Coddmyer the Third has an amazing secret. For three seasons, he's been coached by men who look exactly like baseball legends: Babe Ruth, Eddie Cicotte, and Mickey Mantle. Are these men just impersonating famous ballplayers, as his friend Duane insists? Or are they from the "beyond," as Snooky Malone believes? The mystery deepens in this fourth title of the exciting Home Run Kid series when yet another character from baseball's past appears to coach Syl. But is Syl the only one
Already troubled by his parents' divorce, Bobby Canfield is further distressed when he learns that his father, who has coached him in running bases, intends to move away.
Mark Conway is staying with his grandparents while his parents fight over whom he'll live with after they divorce. He's become a valued member of the school soccer team and seems to be coping with the changes in his life. Or is he?
When Rusty Young is diagnosed with diabetes, his parents want him to stop playing basketball, but Rusty doesn't want to. When Rusty learns that his friends have formed a summer league team, he is determined to persuade his parents to let him join them.
In a career that spanned over thirty years, George Herman "Babe" Ruth changed the way the sport of baseball was played. He was the first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and in the outfield made some amazing game-saving catches. His love of the sport shined through in the way he laughed while jogging around the bases, in how he kidded and horsed around with teammates, and in his overall determination to win. But there was a darker side to Babe, one that nearly ruined his career - and his life. In the
Mention the name Muhammad Ali and people the world over will know exactly who you're talking about. The former heavyweight champion is one of the most recognized and beloved sports figures of the past century. In the ring, he made an impact with his powerful fists and lightning quick feet. Outside the ring, he earned a reputation as a good-natured, free-spoken personality who liked to make up poems about how he planned to beat his next opponent. Yet Muhammad Ali was much more than a boxer and a braggart. He