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Sports in America

Author: Lynn Messina
Publisher: New York : H.W. Wilson, 2001.
Series: Reference shelf, v. 73, no. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A reference guide to sports in America, featuring reprints of articles, book excerpts, speeches, and studies that provide background information and discussion of the issue from various perspectives. Includes a bibliography.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Messina
ISBN: 0824209990 9780824209995
OCLC Number: 45636967
Description: viii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part 1. America's pastimes --
Sports and life : lessons to be learned / Jeff Kemp --
Hitting the sweet spot / Stephen Lehman --
Out of their league / Jay Stuller --
An American sport revs up --
They got more than just game / Sara Hammel and Anna Mulrine --
Tennis racket / Patrick Hruby --
Part 2. Youth sports --
Challenger baseball / Kerry Pianoforte --
As American as Volvos and Rovers / Bedra Galant --
Out of control / William Nack and Lester Muson --
Second impact syndrome : sports confront consequences of concussions / Jeffrey H. Tyler and Michael E. Nelson --
Part 3. College and semi-pro sports --
Athletes in big-time college sport / Dave Meggyesy --
Backlash against Title IX : an end run around the female athletes / Andrew Zimbalist --
College athletes deserve some equity / Craig Greenlee --
Inside the NBA : springing a league / Jackie MacMullan and David Sabino --
Base hits : there are major-league benefits in the minors / Matthew J. Bernthal and Peter J. Graham --
Part 4. The good, the great, and the ugly --
The greatest show on earth / Rick Reilly --
Touched by greatness / David Scott --
God bless Lance Armstrong / Heather Lende --
A season of shame / Mark Starr and Allison Samuels --
Boxing reformers should go for KO / Jack Newfield and Wallace Matthews --
Part 5. The business of sports --
From Hearst to Stern : the shaping of an industry over a century / Rick Burton --
Goal lines, baselines, and bottom lines : can pro sports survive prosperity? / Robert Jabaily --
What price victory? Too much for most fans / Mark Dolliver --
The ultimate expansion / Eric M. Leifer --
Is it a stadium or a commercial? / Filip Bondy --
Going to extremes / Laura Petrecca --
Part 6. The Olympics --
The Special Olympics : a tradition of excellence / Chris Privett --
"The athletes are the games" / Carl Lewis --
Women of the world / Cathy Harasta --
World strives to purify Olympic flame / Ilene R. Prusher [and others] --
Drug scandal shines spotlight on image / Bruce Horovitz.
Series Title: Reference shelf, v. 73, no. 2.
Responsibility: edited by Lynn M. Messina.

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A reference guide to sports in America, featuring reprints of articles, book excerpts, speeches, and studies that provide background information and discussion of the issue from various perspectives. Includes a bibliography.

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