Sports

Fiction
Tangerine by Edward Bloor (F BLO)
Paul Fisher, a stellar soccer player despite being legally blind, finally comes into his own when his family moves to the strange town of Tangerine, Florida.
 
Keeper by Mal Peet (F PEE)
In an interview with a young journalist, World Cup hero El Gato describes his youth in the Brazilian rain forest and the events, experiences, and people that helped make him a great goalkeeper and renowned soccer star.
 
Over the End Line by Alfred Martino (F MAR)
After scoring the winning goal in the county soccer championship, New Jersey high school senior Jonny finally attains some of the popularity enjoyed by his best friend Kyle, until a devastating event changes everything.
 
Home of the Braves by David Klass (F KLA)
Eighteen-year-old Joe, captain of the soccer team, is dismayed when a hotshot player shows up from Brazil and threatens to take over both the team and the girl whom Joe hopes to date.
 
Ironman and others by Chris Crutcher (F CRU)
While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his relationship with his father.
 
Why I Fight by J. Adams Oaks (F OAK)
After his house burns down, Wyatt Reaves takes off with his uncle, and the two of them drive from town to town for six years, earning money mostly by fighting, until Wyatt finally confronts his parents one last time.
 
The Boxer by Kathleen Karr (HF KAR)
Having learned how to box while in prison, fifteen-year-old Johnny sets out to discover if he can make a decent living as a fighter in late nineteenth-century New York City.
 
Saturday Night Dirt by Will Weaver (F WEA)
In a small town in northern Minnesota, the much-anticipated Saturday night dirt-track race at the old-fashioned, barely viable, Headwaters Speedway becomes, in many ways, an important life-changing event for all the participants on and off the track.
 
Open Ice by Pat Hughes (F HUG)
Hockey has been Nick Taglio's life since he was five years old, so when a massive concussion benches him--possibly for good--everything seems to fall apart, including his schoolwork, his family relationships, his friendships, and his love life.
 
Iceman by Chris Lynch (F LYN)
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.
 
Pinned by Alfred Martino (F MAR)
Dealing with family problems, girls, and their own competitive natures, high school seniors Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane face each other in the final match of the New Jersey State Wrestling Championship.
 
The Boxer and the Spy by Robert B. Parker (MYS PAR)
Fifteen-year-old Terry, an aspiring boxer, uncovers the mystery behind the unexpected death of a classmate.
 
Suckerpunch by Jeremy Brown (F BRO)
Aaron "Woodshed" Wallace tries to put his past behind him and focus on a fighting career in heavyweight mixed martial arts, but when the president of the largest organization offers him a short-notice fight, Woody realizes too late the true motive behind this opportunity of a lifetime.
 
Nonfiction
A New Generation of Warriors: The History of Mixed Martial Arts by Jim Whiting (796.8 WHI)
Chronicles the history of mixed martial arts from ancient Greece to the early twenty-first century, and looks at some of the skills used in modern mixed martial arts.
 
Professional Bull Riders: The Official Guide to the Toughest Sport on Earth by (791.8 JOH)
A photo-illustrated guide to professional bull riding that discusses equipment and profiles famous riders and bulls, such as Justin McBride, Chris Shivers, and Missy Oak Slinger.
 
The Game of Their Lives: The Untold Story of the World Cup's Biggest Upset  
by Geoffrey Douglas (796.334 DOU)
Recounts the events surrounding the 1950 World Cup Championship, describing how a group of unknowns from America managed to beat the popular England team in one of the sport's greatest upsets.
 
The Official Illustrated History of Manchester United by Alex Murphy (796.334 MUR)
The definitive history of the world s most popular football club, featuring a complete statistical record, is now fully updated! Take an amazing journey from the club s humble beginning in 1878 when it was founded by a group of railway workers through the golden Edwardian era, right up to the heroics of last season. The 2007-08 campaign turned out to be one of the most dramatic in the club s history, climaxing with the Champions League final in Moscow.
 
The Soccer Book : The Sport, the Teams, the Tactics, the Cups by David Goldblatt (796.334 GOL)
An illustrated guide to the skills, rules, tactics, and coaching of soccer that covers the history of the game, positions, equipment, formations, passing, volleying, injuries, FIFA confederations, competitions, and other related topics.
 
Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, An American Team by Warren St. John (796.334 ST)
The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world's war zones--from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan. These kids named themselves the Fugees. At the center of the story is fiery Coach Luma, who relentlessly drives her players to success on the soccer field in the face of a series of daunting challenges. This fast-paced chronicle of a single season is a complex and inspiring tale of a small town becoming a global community--and an account of the ingenious and complicated ways we create a home in a changing world.
 
Chasing the Cup: America and the Quest for the World Cup by Filip Bondy (796.334 BON)
Details the efforts of the U.S. men's soccer team to achieve a World Cup victory, describing the team's disappointment in 2006, the 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa, and the qualifying rounds for the 2010 World Cup, and discussing coaches, players, and related topics.
 
The Boys From Little Mexico: A Season Chasing the American Dream by Steve Wilson (796.334 WIL)
Provides an account of the 2005 boys' soccer season of the Woodburn High School Bulldogs, an all-Hispanic team, and the challenges they faced as they worked towards winning the Oregon state championship after nineteen years of making it to the playoffs.
 
Biographies
Andre Agassi, David Beckham, Pele, Julie Foudy, Cammi Granato, Wayne Gretsky, Hulk Hogan, Matt Hughes, Mario Lemieux, Jet Li, Chuck Liddell, Michael Phelps, Cristiano Ronaldo, Misty May-Traynor, Venus & Serena Williams