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Jürgen Klopps trænerkarriere begyndte i ydmyge rammer hos FSV Mainz 05, som han førte op i Bundesligaen for første gang i 41 år. I 2008 skiftede han til Borussia Dortmund, hvor han vandt mesterskabet og kom i Champions League-finalen. Han forlod Tyskland til fordel for England og den falmede storklub Liverpool FC. Det var ikke et job for en mand, der var svag i troen, men i Klopp fandt Liverpool omsider en mand, der var i sync med klubbens ånd og spillestil: angrebsfodbold med tryk på alle kedler. Klopp er dynamisk, udtryksfuld, rastløs; han lever sig ind i sit holds op- og nedture. Der brænder en ild i øjnene på ham, og hans krævende spillestil – det berømte gegenpressing – håndhæver han ved at være en fabelagtig motivator.
From a Sports Illustrated senior writer, a moving epic of football and industrial America, telling the story of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, its now-shuttered steel mill, and its legendary high school football teamAliquippa, Pennsylvania, is famous for two things: the Jones and Laughlin Steel mill, an industrial behemoth that helped win World War II, and football, with a high school team that has produced numerous NFL stars including Mike Ditka and Darrelle Revis. But the mill, once the fourth largest producer in America, closed for good in 2000. What happens to a town when a dream dies? Does it just disappear?In Playing through the Whistle, celebrated sports writer S. L. Price tells the story of this remarkable place, its people, its players, and through it, a wider story of American history from the turn of the twentieth century. Aliquippa has been many things-a rigidly controlled company town, a booming racial and ethnic melting pot, and, for a brief time, a workers' paradise. Price expertly traces this history, while also recounting the birth and development of high school sports, from a minor pastime to a source of civic pride to today, when it sometimes seems like the only way out of a life of poverty, drug abuse, and crime. Playing through the Whistle is a masterpiece of narrative journalism that will make you cry and cheer in equal measure.
From the hilarious to the terrifying, this diverse collection features ten Wireless Theatre productions in a single volume:We Are the BBC by Susan Casanove, directed by Jack BowmanRob Sterling Davies is on the crest of a wave-and apparently Stephen Fry's new best friend. But all isn't quite as it seems.We Are Not the BBC by Susan Casanove, directed by Jack BowmanThings start to look up for the members of an amateur dramatics society when a visiting celebrity steps in and plays the lead role.No Cause for Alarm by Gareth RubinNo Cause for Alarm is a silly play. It has no comment to make about the human condition, love in the twenty-first century, or the Iraq war.Stage Fright by Lynn Howes, directed by Emma TaylorStage Fright charts the struggle for supremacy between three actors appearing in a play together.The Mighty Carlins by Collin Doyle, directed by Paul BlinkhornOn the anniversary of his wife's death, Leo Carlin and his two sons come together for their traditional night of sharing good and bad memories.Blood and Stone by Marty Ross, directed by Mariele Runacre TempleThe "e;Bloody Lady of Cachtice"e; was bricked up in her own castle for murder. Why then does the young Katya want a job looking after the countess?The St. Valentine's Day Murder written and directed by Peter DavisIt's Valentine's Day, but events turn less than romantic when one of the members of a dating site is murdered.Laying Ghosts by Clare Reddaway, directed by Emily WrightWhen Connie's beloved husband Jack dies, Connie hopes that her only son, Gary, will console her. Gary, however, has other plans.Emails from Abroad by Julia Messenger and Shirley MawerEmails from Abroad is a play based on travels abroad relayed by emails between the ingenuous first-time traveler and her disillusioned home-bound sister.The Trial of Sherlock Holmes by Peter Davis and Matthew WoodcockCharged with endangering the public, Holmes is forced to relive some of his most bizarre cases.
The award-winning and critically acclaimed Wireless Theatre Company strives to keep radio theater alive and well. From the hilarious to the terrifying, this diverse collection features ten Wireless Theatre productions in a single volume:Spook Squad by Jim Spiers, directed by Jack Bowman2010: Space Commander! by Stuart Price, directed by David BeckDream On by Paul Ekert, directed by Tom BrazierThe Grimm of Stottesden Hall, written and directed by Stuart PricePhonophobia by Jack Bowman and Robert Valentine, directed by Tom BrazierMedusa on the Beach by Marty RossThe Youth of Old Age, written and directed by Stuart PriceDevon Girl by Zalie Burrow, directed by Cherry CooksonRadio Hoohah, written and directed by Octavia MacKenzie and Ashley McGuireAngels in the Dark, written and directed by Susan Casanove
Love them or hate them, what the New England Patriots have been able to do over the past fifteen years is nothing short of remarkable. In addition to their four Super Bowl championships, the Patriots have the best coach in the league, a smart and savvy front office, and a future Hall of Fame quarterback who is internationally recognized as the face of the NFL. The longer the Patriots continue to dominate on the field as well as in the media and the American pop culture landscape, the harder it becomes for anyone to remember them as something other than a model franchise and the ultimate paradigm of success and accomplishment.Anyone, that is, except for Jerry Thornton. It wasn't always sunshine and roses for the Patriots; in fact, for the bulk of their existence, it was exactly the opposite. Though difficult to fathom now, the New England Patriots of old weren't just bad-they were laughably bad. Not so long ago, the Pats were the laughingstock of not only the NFL but also the entire sporting world.From Darkness to Dynasty tells the unlikely history of the New England Patriots as it has never been told before. From their humble beginnings as a team bought with rainy-day money by a man who had no idea what he was doing to the fateful season that saw them win their first Super Bowl, Jerry Thornton shares the wild, humiliating, unbelievable, and wonderful stories that comprised the first forty years of what would ultimately become the most dominant franchise in NFL history.Witty, hilarious, and brutally honest, From Darkness to Dynasty returns to the thrilling, perilous days of yesteryear-a welcome corrective for those who hate the Patriots and a useful reminder for those who love them that all glory is fleeting.
When Charlie Finley bought the A's in 1960, he was an outsider to the game-an insurance businessman with a larger-than-life personality. He brought his cousin Carl on as his right-hand man, moved the team from Kansas City to Oakland, and pioneered a new way to put together a winning team. With legendary players like Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, and Vida Blue, the Finleys' Oakland A's won three straight World Series and riveted the nation.Now Carl Finley's daughter Nancy reveals the whole story behind her family's winning legacy-how her father and uncle developed their scouting strategy, why they employed odd gimmicks like orange baseballs and "e;mustache bonuses,"e; and how the success of the '70s Oakland A's changed the game of baseball.
HEIKO ER HOOLIGAN OG LEVER OG ÅNDER FOR HANNOVER 96. Eller rettere: når det er kampdag, og der skal deles øretæver ud. Når 96’s ære skal forsvares, og Heiko og hans slæng står op for hinanden. Det giver et kick, der for en stund skubber alt andet i baggrunden. Men bagefter er alt lortet der stadig: minderne om hans mor, der forlod familien, faren, der går mere og mere i opløsning af druk og had, og vennen Joels død. Og en rugende følelse af tab, undergang og opbrud, uanset hvor mange kampe de vinder.Heiko er kronprins i gruppen, men da han udfører et raid mod ærkefjenderne, går noget galt, og det udløser en kædereaktion af begivenheder, der får fatale følger. Bliver Heiko den nye leder? Eller hvad skal der blive af ham? KAMPDAG er en roman om et miljø, der normalt er lukket land. En intens fortælling om vold, savn og fællesskab – og fodbold. Et tabt paradis midt i den værste sump. Og om vejen videre, hvis den findes.
MESUT ÖZIL ER EN GLOBAL SUPERSTJERNE. Og en usædvanlig fodboldspiller. Han er verdensmester, multi-kulti-ikon og muslimsk forbillede og fortaler for moderat islam. Som lille blev han fravalgt, fordi han hed Mesut og ikke Matthias, men via Schalke 04, Werder Bremen og det tyske landshold kom han til verdens største fodboldklub, Real Madrid, og siden Arsenal. På vejen mod toppen har kontroverser fulgt i fodsporene på den tysk-tyrkiske boldbegavelse. Hvorfor valgte han Tyskland og ikke Tyrkiet? Hvorfor synger han ikke med på national-sangen? Gemmer han penge i skattely? Og hvad lavede han i Mekka? I SKUDLINJEN er Mesut Özils svar på tiltale og åbenhjertige fortælling om sit livs rutsjebanetur. Fra abeburet i Gelsenkirchen, hvor han lærte at spille fodbold, til guldburet i London, hvor han dårligt kan gå udenfor en dør. Det er en historie om møgfald, Mourinho, smædekampagner og faderopgør. Om berømmelse og fordømmelse. Og en ung mand, fanget mellem to kulturer, der vil være verdens bedste og glæder sig til, det hele er forbi. Bogens forord er skrevet af Jose Mourinho.
"Blade fra en skyttes dagbog" er en samling af Aage Weitemeyers tre første bøger, "Skytten fortæller", "Med dagbog i jagttasken" og "Godsjagt og skytteliv" fra henholdsvis 1942, 1943 og 1944. Aage Weitemeyer beskriver en ung professionel jægers hverdag med alt, hvad den indebærer af hunde, våben, vildt og ikke mindst omgang med andre jægere – legale såvel som krybskytter.Aage Weitemeyer (f. 1911) var en dansk jæger og forfatter i midten af det tyvende århundrede skrev Aage Weitemeyer en lang række bøger om jagt, hvori han både beskæftiger sig med de rent praktiske sider af de forskellige former for jagt og med problemstillinger omkring blandt andet krybskytteri.
After twenty consecutive losing seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, team morale was low, the club's payroll ranked near the bottom of the sport, game attendance was down, and the city was becoming increasingly disenchanted with its team. Pittsburghers joked their town was the city of champions...and the Pirates. Big Data Baseball is the story of how the 2013 Pirates, mired in the longest losing streak in North American pro sports history, adopted drastic big-data strategies to end the drought, make the playoffs, and turn around the franchise's fortunes. Award-winning journalist Travis Sawchik takes you behind the scenes to expertly weave together the stories of the key figures who changed the way the small-market Pirates played the game. For manager Clint Hurdle and the front office staff to save their jobs, they could not rely on a free agent spending spree, instead they had to improve the sum of their parts and find hidden value. They had to change. From Hurdle shedding his old-school ways to work closely with Neal Huntington, the forward-thinking data-driven GM and his team of talented analysts; to pitchers like A. J. Burnett and Gerrit Cole changing what and where they threw; to Russell Martin, the undervalued catcher whose expert use of the nearly-invisible skill of pitch framing helped the team's pitchers turn more balls into strikes; to Clint Barmes, a solid shortstop and one of the early adopters of the unconventional on-field shift which forced the entire infield to realign into positions they never stood in before. Under Hurdle's leadership, a culture of collaboration and creativity flourished as he successfully blended whiz kid analysts with graybeard coaches-a kind of symbiotic teamwork which was unique to the sport.Big Data Baseball is Moneyball on steroids. It is an entertaining and enlightening underdog story that uses the 2013 Pirates season as the perfect lens to examine the sport's burgeoning big-data movement. With the help of data-tracking systems like PitchF/X and TrackMan, the Pirates collected millions of data points on every pitch and ball in play to create a tome of color-coded reports that revealed groundbreaking insights for how to win more games without spending a dime. In the process, they discovered that most batters struggled to hit two-seam fastballs, that an aggressive defensive shift on the field could turn more batted balls into outs, and that a catcher's most valuable skill was hidden. All these data points which aren't immediately visible to players and spectators, are the bit of magic that led the Pirates to spin straw in to gold, finish the 2013 season in second place, end a twenty-year losing streak.
*** Shortlisted for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2013 *** Is Usain Bolt a superhuman one-off?Are sports stars like Paula Radcliffe and Tiger Woods born or made?Could we all be Olympians if we trained hard enough? And is the answer to be found by looking at Alaskan huskies?In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning writer David Epstein gets to the heart of the great nature vs. nurture debate, and explodes myths about why top sportsmen excel.Along the way Epstein exposes the flaws in the so-called 10,000-hour rule that states that rigorous practice from a young age is the only route to success. He shows why some skills that we imagine are innate are not - like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball player - and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like an athlete's will to train, might in fact have important genetic components.Through on-the ground reports at locations ranging from below the equator to above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of sport.
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Sleep, written and read by Nick Littlehales. Nick Littlehales wants to redefine the very meaning of the word sleep - Daily Telegraph Nick Littlehales has reconfigured the bedrooms of a legion of international sporting stars . . . He has a unique and encyclopaedic knowledge - Guardian Sleep guru Nick Littlehales trains elite athletes to get the best possible rest - Daily Mail Proven solutions for better nights, from the sleep guru to sports stars including Cristiano Ronaldo One third of our lives are spent trying to sleep. Most us have disturbed, restless nights and rely on a cocktail of caffeine and sugar to drag us through the day. Yet the hours we spend in bed shape our mood, motivation and decision-making skills - defining our performance in work, at home and while keeping fit. We need a new approach to sleep. In this ground-breaking book, Nick Littlehales, elite sleep coach to some of the worlds leading sports stars and teams, lays bare his strategies for us all to use. Discover how to map your own sleep cycle, what the optimum room temperature is, which bedding is best and why napping is actually good for you. Read Sleep, learn from the best in sport, and kickstart a more confident, successful and happier you.
An absolutely essential book for every modern football fan, about the development of Premier League tactics, published to coincide with 25 years of the competition.Back in 1992, English football was stuck in the dark ages, emerging from a five-year ban from European competition. The game was physical, bruising and attritional, based on strength over speed, aggression over finesse. It was the era of the midfield general, reducers, big men up front and getting it in the mixer; 4-4-2 was the order of the day. Few teams experimented tactically.And then, almost overnight, it all changed. The creation of the Premier League coincided with one of the most seismic rule changes in football history: the abolition of the back-pass. Suddenly defenders had no-get-out-of-jail-free card, goalkeepers had to be able to field and play the ball and the pace of the game quickened immeasurably. Tactics evolved dramatically, helped by an increased foreign influence.The Mixer is the first book to delve deep into the tactical story of the Premier League, and take a long view of how the game has developed over the last quarter century. From Ferguson's directness to Keegan's relentlessly attacking Newcastle outfit, to Mourinho's cagey, reactive Chelsea, all the way to Ranieri's counter-attacking champions, The Mixer is one of the most entertaining, rich and knowledgeable football books ever written.
Mike Tyson (født 1966) er en af boksehistoriens mest karismatiske personligheder. Hans skræmmende adfærd i ringen var resultatet af mange års hård træning under ledelse af boksetræneren Cus D’Amato, der blev som en far for ham. D’Amato døde, inden han nåede at se Tyson blive den yngste verdensmester i sværvægt nogensinde. Uden en faderfigur til at vejlede sig kunne Tyson ikke modstå de mange fristelser, der bød sig til i form af rigdom, berømmelse, kvinder, alkohol og stoffer. Som femogtyveårig blev han idømt tre års fængsel for voldtægt, og hele livet har han kæmpet med stof- og alkoholmisbrug og sexafhængighed.
Velkommen om bord på det gode skib Æfnitýr, hvis besætning består afskipperen Lasse, skipperinden Malene og minimatroserne Sebastian påfem år og Marie på to.I Sluserne åbner for nye eventyr følger vi familien på deres fi re månederlange rejse ad Europas vandveje gennem Holland, Frankrig, Luxembourgog Tyskland. Turen går til myldrende storbyer og solbeskinnede vinmarker,men snor sig også ad mørke tunneler, langs dybe skove og enddagennem folks private baghaver – og ikke mindst gennem et utal af sluser.Det er en eventyrlig rejse, hvor familien sammen oplever en helt ny slagshverdag fuld af frihed, fællesskab og store oplevelser.Sejladsen byder på udfordringer, når dårligt vejr, fyldte havne og lavvandei sejlrenderne føjer deres til afsavnet af dem derhjemme og af landlivetsbekvemmeligheder. Men det glemmes hurtigt ved siden af alt det gode,rejsen bringer med sig: de spændende møder med nye steder, smage ogmennesker; friheden og glæden ved selv at sætte kursen, og ikke mindstdet helt fantastiske samvær og fællesskab, som er turens største eventyr.Sluserne åbner for nye eventyr er en bog om at udleve sine drømmeog nyde livet og hinanden. Den kan læses af enhver, der har lyst til lidtmere eventyr.Denne bog er beretningen om ud- og hjemturen på det gode skib Æfnitýrstoårige Middelhavssejlads. Den lange rejse er beskrevet i Skibet er ladet med eventyr, som Malene Wilken udgav på Frydenlund i 2012.Malene Wilkens mission er at inspirere andre til at gøre deres drømme til virkelighed. Hun trådte sine barnesko i Danmarks Radios Pigekor, og har været vant til at stå på en scene, siden hun var 11 år. Siden 2011 har Malene Wilken inspireret andre til at gøre deres drømmen til virkelighed.
The modern day youth sports environment has taken the enjoyment out of athletics for our children. Currently, 70% of kids drop out of organized sports by the age of 13, which has given rise to a generation of overweight, unhealthy young adults. There is a solution. John OSullivan shares the secrets of the coaches and parents who have not only raised elite athletes, but have done so by creating an environment that promotes positive core values and teaches life lessons instead of focusing on wins and losses, scholarships, and professional aspirations. Changing the Game gives adults a new paradigm and a game plan for raising happy, high performing children, and provides a national call to action to return youth sports to our kids.
Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. A widely respected public speaker and coach, Mumford is sharing his own story and the strategies that have made these athletes into stars in The Mindful Athlete: The Secret to Pure Performance. His proven, gentle but groundbreaking mindfulness techniques can transform the performance of anyone with a goal, be they an Olympian, weekend warrior, executive, hacker, or artist.Mumfords deeply moving personal story is unforgettable. A basketball player at the University of Massachusetts (where he roomed with Dr. J, Julius Erving), injuries forced Mumford out of the game he loved. The meds that relieved the pain of his injuries also numbed him to the emptiness he felt without the game and eventually led him to heroin. After years as a functioning addict, Mumford enrolled in Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinns Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, and made meditation, on and off the cushion, the center of his life. He kicked drugs, earned a masters degree in counseling psychology and began teaching meditation to inmates and others.When Michael Jordan left the Chicago Bulls to play baseball in 1993, the team was in crisis. Coach Phil Jackson, a long-time mindfulness practitioner, contacted Dr. Kabat-Zinn to find someone who could teach mindfulness techniques to the struggling teamsomeone who would have credibility and could speak the language of his players. Kabat-Zinn led Jackson to Mumford and their partnership began. Mumford has worked with Jackson and each of the eleven teams he coached to become NBA champions. His roster of champion clients has since blossomed way beyond basketball to include corporate executives, Olympians, and athletes.
From the first third-generation baseball player in Major League Baseball history, a sometimes moving, always candid look at his familys 70 years in the world of professional baseball.Bret Boone made history in 1992 as the first third-generation major leaguer in baseball history. A five-foot-ten firecracker who was spurned by scouts for his small size, supposed lack of power, and temper tantrums (one scout called him a helmet-throwing terror), Bret didnt care about family legacy; he wanted to make his own way. He did just that, building a 14-year career that included three all-star appearances, four Gold Gloves, a bout with alcoholism, and the ignominy of being traded for the infamous player to be named later. Now that hes coaching minor leaguers half his age, and his 15-year-old son has the potential to be a fourth-generation major leaguer, Bret is ready to reflect on and tell the story of baseball from the perspective of his familys 70-year history in the sport.Combining the brashness and candor of Ball Four with a dollop of Big Russ and Me sentiment, this book will trace the evolution of the gameon the field and behind the scenesfrom Ray Boones era in the 1950s to Bret and Aarons era in the 90s and 2000s, when players made millions, dined on lobster in the clubhouse, injected themselves with PEDs, and had their choice of Anniesfemale clingers-on, or as todays players call them, road beef. Along the way, the book will touch on pieces of Boone family lore, including Bret hitting zero dingers in a home run derby and Aarons home run (if you dont know what this is referring to, then consult the nearest Red Sox fan). Blending nostalgia, behind-the-scenes profanity, close analysis of the game that only players can offer, and insight into baseballs ongoing evolution as a sport and a business, Bret Boone will offer a one-of-a-kind look at Americas favorite pastime from a family who has seen it all.
When runners aren't running, they are talking about running, planning their next run, shopping for running. This audiobook contains 101 stories from runners, telling their stories to other runners about. Running - how it has changed their lives, their bodies, and their spirits. Runners will love these inspirational stories of fellow runners challenging themselves, recovering from injuries, and staying motivated. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners also includes amazing stories of marathons, camaraderie, and the natural high that comes from this popular sport. It holds plenty of stories for triathletes too, covering swimming and cycling.
In the most candid and compelling sports memoir since Andre Agassis riveting bestseller Open, former San Francisco 49er, Super Bowl champion, NFL MVP, and Hall of Famer Steve Young gives readers an unprecedented and stunning inside look at what it takes to become a super-elite professional quarterback.Steve Young was not expected to become one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. A devout Mormon, he had a perfect GPA in school, studied Latin and calculus, and was blessed with a photographic memory. His mother pleaded that he not play football. But Young was determined to become the next Roger Staubach.QB tells the story of a boy with a gentle demeanor who overcame personal fears and his teammates and coaches indifference to reach the pinnacle of Americas most violent game. Football was a test and a quest: listed eighth on the depth chart at Brigham Young University, Young was told hed never play quarterback in college. He went on to endure intense media scrutiny as the highest-paid player in sports history before he ever stepped on the field as a professional. As a 49er, he went head-to-head with the legendary Joe Montana in what became the NFLs greatest quarterback controversy.But Youngs biggest hurdles were invisible to the public: the physical pain that comes with being an ordinary-size man in a league of giants; the loneliness of playing sixteen seasons as a bachelor; and an undiagnosed case of separation anxiety that made him dread getting out of bed and caused him to vomit in locker room bathrooms before games. Through sheer grit, Young put on a helmet week after week, season after season, leading his team to a Super Bowl championship, endearing himself to both the city of San Francisco and football fans everywhere.
George Bettinger's Mom & Pop Shop InterviewsComedian and radio personality George Bettinger talked with Emmy winning actress-comedienne Lilly Tomlin (Laugh-In) just after she received her Kennedy Center Honors Award. Tomlin, who currently stars opposite Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen, and Sam Waterston in the "e;hit"e; Netflix original series Grace and Frankie, is just one of ten "e;rare and unedited"e; celebrity interviews in this collection: Madeline KahnJulie NewmarRose MarieRobert MorseJudy TenutaButch PatrickMichael LearnedKathy GarverDrew FriedmanLilly Tomlin"e;These are exclusive and unique interviews I have archived over the years. My radio show "e;The Mom & Pop Shop"e; can be heard internationally on Monday, Wednesday and Friday's at 4 PM (est) on www.dreamstreamradio.com."e; - George BettingerGeorge Bettinger's Mom & Pop Variety ShopMusic and Comedy For The Whole Family Perfect on Halloween, Thanksgiving Christmas, Chanukah, All Year. Like old time radio and TV with a modern twist! Curly's Gormet Coffee FitWhether PrognosticationJerry Bazooka LewisLaurel & Hardy Partake in a ShakeJack Benny Sings Jeepers CreepersThe Professor's Time MachineSoupy Visits The ShopJoe Fishy And SnowmanLaurel & Hardy in the BronxJerry Lewis Meets Count DrekulaW.C. Fields Health Food and MoviesJackie Mason's Egg CreamJoe Fishy Sings!Phone Messages to Use At HomeGeorge & Gracie Sing Rudolph the Red Nosed ReindeerDefinitely the EndGeorge Bettinger says "e;Make sure you laugh a little every day, it is important and can change the way you feel."e; As a lover of The Golden Days Of Show Business, George Bettinger brings all the greats of the old days into the New Millennium. Naturally this is a new world for them. The Three Stooges Are At Starbucks Drinking Slap-a-chino's, Laurel & Hardy Get Lost In The Bronx, and The Marx Bros encounter a time machine.
I en generation har han været nationens sportsstemme. Før han brød igennem lydmuren med ”Hutlihut” under EM-triumfen i Sverige i 1992, skrev han stolper op og ned i sportsspalterne i Frederiksborg Amtsavis, Berlingske og Politiken, inden sportsstemmen blev rettet til i radioen på Danmarks Radio, TV-stemmen på Nordisk Films Weekend-TV, for så at kunne bryde ud for fuld begejstring fra 1988 og begyndelsen på TV2. Dér har han været lige siden.I HUTLIHUT fortæller Flemming Toft om sin livslange karriere i sportens tjeneste. I et selvstændigt spor får vi for første gang den samlede beretning om hans anstrengte forhold til den danske landstræner Richard Møller Nielsen i årene op til og efter EM-triumfen i 1992. Bølgerne gik højt med trusselsbrev i postkassen og øretæver i luften for til sidst at lande i forsoningens rolige farvand.
A love letter to Americas most beloved sport and an exploration of the deeper dimensions it revealsFor more than a decade, New York University president John Sexton has used baseball to illustrate the elements of a spiritual life in a wildly popular course at NYU. Using great works of baseball literature as well as the actual games fantastic moments, its legendary characters, and its routine ritualsfrom the long-sought triumph of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers to the heroic achievements of players like the saintly Christy Mathewson and the sinful Ty Cobb to the loving intimacy of a game of catch between a father and sonSexton teaches that through the game we can touch the spiritual dimensions of life.Baseball as a Road to God is about the elements of our lives that lie beyond what can be captured in words aloneineffable truths that we know by experience rather than by logic or analysis. Applying the inquiry usually reserved for the study of religion to the secular activity of baseball, Sexton reveals a surprising amount of common ground between the game and what we all recognize as religion: sacred places and times, faith and doubt, blessings and curses, and more.In thought-provoking, beautifully rendered prose, Baseball as a Road to God elegantly demonstrates that baseball is more than a game or even a national pastime: It can be a road to a deeper and more meaningful life.
It happens every spring. Yankees pitching great Ron Guidry arrives at the Tampa airport to pick up Hall of Fame catcher and national treasure Yogi Berra. Guidry drives him to the ballpark. They watch the young players. They talk shop. They eat dinner together and tease each other mercilessly. They trade stories about the greats they have met along the way. And the next day they do the same thing all over again.As every former ballplayer can appreciate, in that routine, every spring, there emerges a certain magic.Driving Mr. Yogi is the story of how a unique friendship between a pitcher and catcher is renewed every year. It began in 1999, when Berra was reunited with the Yankees after a long self-exile, the result of being unceremoniously fired by George Steinbrenner fourteen years before. A reconciliation between Berra and the Boss meant that Berra would attend spring training again. Guidry befriended Mr. Yogi instantly. After all, Berra had been a mentor in the clubhouse back when Guidry was pitching for the Yankees. Guidry knew the young players would benefit greatly from Mr. Yogis encyclopedic knowledge of the game, just as Guidry had during his playing days. So he encouraged him to share his insights. Soon, an offhand batting tip from Mr. Yogi turned Nick Swishers season around. Stories about handling a hitter like Ted Williams or catching Don Larsens perfect game captured the players imagination. And in Yogi, Guidry found not just an elder companion or source of amusementhe found a best friend.
June 19, 2016: the greatest moment in Cleveland sports history, when the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals and broke the Cleveland Curse. It was the triumph fans had been waiting fifty-two years for, and it wasn't easy to get therebut thanks to LeBron James, an audacious plan to build a winning team, a couple of maverick GMs, and an incredible community of fans, it happened; and 2016 saw the birth of a new Cavaliers dynasty.But how did they get there? It was a roller-coaster ride from tragedy to triumph, one that Jason Lloyd, a longtime Northeast Ohio resident turned reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal, got to see firsthand. He was witness to the Blueprint, as he calls it, which the Cavs put together to win their star player back from Miami and build a team that could win the ultimate championship. It incorporated several losing seasons, some highrisk draft picks, and an entirely new understanding of how to build a championship team.The best part of the plan is that it worked, culminating in the most exciting Finals series in NBA history. And, most important, the end of the Cleveland Curse. Jason Lloyd, a true insider, tells the story of how the NBA really works, and how everyonefrom the front office to the stars on the court to the new generation of coachesworked together to create an unforgettable winning team. The Blueprint is an unputdownable, must-have book for every LeBron, Cavs, and NBA fan.
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Concussion by Jeanne Marie Laskas, read by Hillary Huber. This is the story of one mans fight against a multibillion dollar colossus. A man who stood up for what was right, whatever the cost. The brilliant young forensic pathologist had no idea that the body on the slab in front of him would change his life, and ultimately change the world. The body belonged to legendary American Footballer Mike Webster, whose mental health had rapidly declined after he had stopped playing - he had ended up Tasering himself to relieve his chronic back pain and fixing his rotting teeth with Superglue. Dr Bennet Omalu found that the psychosis suffered by Iron Mike was no accident. His autopsy unearthed evidence of a trauma-related disease - the direct result of years of blows to the head in games. He knew it would keep killing scores of other sportsmen unless something was done. He believed that the NFL (National Football League), one of the most powerful corporations in America, would welcome the discovery. But it was the one truth they wanted to ignore. Omalu himself became a target. This is classic David and Goliath stuff, and as exciting as a great courtroom drama. A riveting, powerful human tale . . . a masterclass on how to tell a story Charles Duhigg, New York Times columnist and bestselling author of The Power of Habit
Guardiola has no balls. He drove me like a Fiat . . . Im a Ferrari Zlatan Ibrahimovic - professional footballs most mercurial player, Swedish national hero, tabloid fixture, fashion icon, modern day-philosopher and black belt in Taekwondo. Born to a Muslim father from Bosnia, and a Catholic mother from Croatia, Zlatan recounts his extraordinary life story, from his poverty-stricken upbringing as an immigrant in Malm, Sweden, to becoming one of the worlds most sought-after and expensive players, gracing Europes finest clubs, from Ajax to Juventus, Internazionale to Barcelona, Milan to Paris Saint-Germain, and now Manchester United.. I AM ZLATAN reveals a rare and ferocious intelligence, willpower and God-given talent most recently exhibited when Zlatan scored all 4 goals for Sweden in a 4-2 victory against England. His fourth goal, a 30-yard overhead kick with his back to goal is widely regarded as one of the greatest goals of all time. The BBC described it as a goal that combined unfathomable imagination and expert technique.
2017 marked a record-breaking year for Lewis Hamilton as he became only the fifth driver in history to win more than three World Championships, joining the motor racing greats. Through in-depth race reports and analysis from Times writers Rebecca Clancy and Mark Hughes, this unauthorised audiobook edited by Clancy will relive that achievement. The list of Hamilton's accolades is long and distinguished. The Englishman has finished on the podium in more than half of the grands prix he has contested, started on the front row more times than any other driver and is the only British quadruple world champion. Such is the extent of his speed, ferocity and tactical skill on the track that the 1996 world champion Damon Hill has called him "e;one of the greatest, most talented drivers"e; to compete in the sport. Yet despite the countless awards and records, the 2017 season was full of challenges. From extreme weather conditions in Shanghai to opening lap mayhem in Singapore, there was little opportunity to take his foot off the pedal, especially with the constant threat of Sebastian Vettel, his keen Ferrari rival. Over the course of the season, The Times and The Sunday Times have followed every race, team and driver competing on the Formula One circuit. With unparalleled expertise and access, this audiobook will give a unique insight into the season, analysing Hamilton's performance and celebrating his astonishing success.