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The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 07.23.2012 | Books

"Swimming Studies" by Leanne Shapton Blue Rider Press, $30.00 Published July 5, 2012 What is it about? Painter and illustrator Leanne Shapton re...

Will Athletes Use Drugs At This Year's Olympics?

Chris Cooper | Posted 09.09.2012 | Books
Chris Cooper

The Olympic spirit stresses mutual understanding, friendship, solidarity and fair play. Yet by some estimates as many as 1,000 of these competitors could have used performance enhancing drugs to smooth their progress to the games.

PHOTOS: 9 Inspirational Olympians You've Never Heard Of

Stephen Amidon | Posted 08.28.2012 | Books
Stephen Amidon

There is something special about an Olympian. While many athletes are treated like gods, the breed of competitors who materialize every four years occupies the upper reaches of the pantheon. There seems to be something a little more pure, a little more genuine about them.

How A Vegan Diet Helped Me Run 100 Miles

Scott Jurek | Posted 08.12.2012 | Books
Scott Jurek

I was a total longshot, an unlikely champion. I was an even more unlikely vegan.

The First Athletes Ever And 7 Other Moments In Sports History

John G. Fox | Posted 07.14.2012 | Books
John G. Fox

"Why do we play ball?" That was the heady question my then 7-year-old son tossed out to me one day during an innocent game of backyard catch. As a father, anthropologist, and sports fan, I couldn't resist the call of duty to set off in search of an answer.

10 Books To Get Your Dad

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.06.2011 | Books

You've got your mom's reading material covered, but you're still lost on smart gifts for your dad. Steve Jobs's biography may be tempting, but we say ...

Follow the Roar Gets Your Juices Flowing for Tiger's Return

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paula Duffy

If you want to relive the glory of the 2008 season or just learn how one individual can concentrate perfectly on the task at hand, then Follow The Roar is just what the doctor ordered.