Golfing on the World's Most Exceptional Courses (Sept., $29.95) by Mark Rowlinson presents 25 courses chosen for their unique locations and notable designs.
NFL XL (Dec., $39.95) by Mark Vancil. This history of all things football highlights Super Bowl teams throughout the last 40 years and includes comments from some of the sport's greatest players.
Women Who Love Horses: Inside the Lives of Women Who Made Horses Their Career (Feb., $25) by Vicky Moon features true tales of female jockeys, trainers, hansom cab drivers and more.
Out of Bounds (Jan., $24) by Roy Simmons. The gay former NFL player's memoir is, per the publisher, "Greg Louganis's Breaking the Surface meets Beyond the Down Low."
Smithsonian Baseball: Hidden Treasures from the World's Finest Collections (Oct., $29.95) by Steven Wong displays memorabilia from prominent collections.
DA CAPO PRESS
Where Dreams Die Hard: A Small American Town and Its Six-Man Football Team (Sept., $22.95) by Carlton Stowers. In a change of pace, the two-time Edgar winner tells the inspirational story of how a team unites a Texas town.
IVAN R. DEE
The Juice: The Real Story of Baseball's Drug Problems (May, $24.95) by Will Carroll looks at why baseball has a drug problem, how the drugs work and how they have affected the game.
GRAPHIC ARTS BOOKS
Iditarod Glory (Nov., $39.95) by Brian Patrick O'Donoghue, photos by Jeff Schultz. The famous "last great race" is celebrated by a seasoned racer/musher and by the Iditarod's official photographer.
White Collar Boxing (Oct., 424.95) by John Oden looks at one man's journey from the office to the ring.
Persimmon Wind: A Martial Artist's Journey in Japan (Sept., $26.95) by Dave Lowry recounts the author's exploration of Japan while visiting his Japanese swordsmanship sensei.
Next Man Up: A Year Behind the Lines in Today's NFL (Oct., $25.95) by John Feinstein. The bestselling author highlights the Baltimore Ravens in his up-close look at a NFL season. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Last Dance: Behind the Scenes at the Final Four (Feb., $25.95) by John Feinstein exposes the driving forces behind one of the most revered events in American sports. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Keeping the Faith: In the Trenches with College Football's Worst Team (Sept., $22.95) by Shawn Fury. After spending a season with the Trinity Bible College Lions, the author extols their determination to fight for dignity as well as victory.
True Fans: A Basketball Odyssey (Oct., $19.95) by Dan Austin, based on the eponymous film, details the journey of three friends as they bicycle 4,800 miles to visit the NBA Hall of Fame.
Rapala: Legendary Fishing Lures (Oct., $29.95) by John E. Mitchell provides a meticulous record of the company's unique range of lures from the 1930s to the present.
The Show: The Inside Story of the Spectacular Los Angeles Lakers in the Words of Those Who Lived It (Jan., $27.95) by Roland Lazenby is the first oral history of the ever-popular team.
Romo: My Jekyll and Hyde Life (Sept., $24.95) by Bill Romanowski with Adam Schefter. Football's infamous bad boy reveals shocking details of his on- and off-the-field life. 75,000 first printing.
The Last Coach: A Life of Paul "Bear" Bryant (Sept., $26.95) by Allen Barra depicts the dramatic career of the man who transformed college football. Ad/promo. 9-city author tour.
Divas Uncovered (Oct., $30) by Michael McAvennie. Wrestling's most beautiful superstars share their thoughts and fantasies.
Heartbreak and Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story (Nov., $26) by Shawn Michaels relates the life story of the charismatic wrestling star.
Only with Passion: Figure Skating's Most Winning Champion on Competition and Life (Oct., $TBA) by Katarina Witt with E.M. Swift contains advice from the gold medalist on balancing life and work, femininity and athleticism.
Fighting Words: The Media, The Red Sox and How Boston Finally Won It All (Sept., $24.95) by Jerry Beach frames the story of the team's championship season around a historical examination of the Sox and the media.
Favre (Sep., $29.95) by Brett Favre and Bonita Favre. A multimedia biography of the quarterback features an NFL Films DVD. 100,000 first printing. Author tour.
Payton (Oct., $29.95) by Connie Payton et al. This portrait of NFL player Walter Payton includes a DVD, Greatest Sports Legends. 150,000 first printing. Author tour.
ST. MARTINS/THOMAS DUNNE
A Fire to Win: The Life and Times of Woody Hayes (Sept., $24.95) by John Lombardo profiles the legendary Ohio State University coach. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Blue Blood (Nov., $24.95) by Art Chansky details the epic rivalry between the Duke Blue Devils and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
The Smart Money: How the World's Best Sports Bettors Beat the Bookies Out of Millions (Oct., $25) by "44." A journalist who infiltrated a hugely successful sports gambling ring reveals the rarefied world of high-stakes sports betting. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
SIMON SPOTLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Phil Gordon's Little Green Book: Lessons and Teachings in No Limit Texas Hold'em (Oct., $21) by Phil Gordon. The world-class poker player and co-host of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown shares his expertise.
The Last Nine Innings: How Baseball Works (Feb., $22.95) by Charles Euchner articulates the "Triple Revolution" that has transformed the sport. 40,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Mike Ditka: Reflections on the 1985 Bears (Sept., $19.95) by Mike Ditka with Rick Telander. The legendary coach presents insights on the team that earned Chicago its last Super Bowl trophy. 50,000 first printing. Author publicity.
Fly Waters Near & Far (Aug., $60) by Barry and Cathy Beck showcases dream destinations for anglers, from Alaska to New Zealand and beyond.
STEWART, TABORI CHANG
Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die: Golf Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations (Oct., $24.95) by Chris Santella compiles recommendations from pro golfers, course architects and Donald Trump. Author publicity.
The USDF Guide to Dressage (Dec., $35) by Jennifer O. Bryant is the only basic training manual on the subject to win the U.S. Dressage Federation's endorsement.
TAYLOR TRADE PUBLISHING
Crimson Storm Surge: Alabama Football, Then and Now (Sept., $26.95) by Christopher J. Walsh chronicles the ups and downs of the University of Alabama team over its 113-year history.
Gridiron Glory: The Story of the Army-Navy Football Rivalry (Oct., $24.95) by Barry Wilner and Ken Rappoport offers fresh insights into the rivalry often ranked among the top five in college football.
TEMPLE UNIV. PRESS
The Eagles Encyclopedia (Sept., $35) by Ray Didinger and Robert S. Lyons supplies a comprehensive history of the team.
TEXAS AM UNIV. PRESS
Dat: Tackling Life and the NFL (Sept., $24.95) by Dat Nguyen with Rusty Burson. Nguyen, the first Vietnamese player in the NFL, tells his story.
Wanna Bet? The Greatest True Stories About Gambling on Golf, from Tiger Woods to Titanic Thompson (Nov., $24) by Paul Szep is a collection of anecdotes from a noted sports raconteur.
Dan Marino: My Life in Football (Aug., $29.95) by Dan Marino. Published to coincide with his induction into the Hall of Fame, the quarterback's memoir gives fans access to his personal life.
A Week in the Life of Nascar (Oct., $29.95) by Dan Sherman gives fans an all-access pass to the areas and people throughout Nascar that were never before available.
Bode: Go Fast, Be Good, Have Fun (Nov., $24.95) by Bode Miller with Jack McEnany. The skiing star shares his story and the secrets of his success. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Surfing USA! An Illustrated History of the Coolest Sport of All Time (Oct., $35) by Ben Marcus surveys the sport's development, personalities, boards and culture.
The Turning of the Tide (Oct., $21.99) by Steven Travers analyzes how the 1970 USV vs. BAMA football game, ranked by Sports Illustrated as the most important sports competition of the 20th century, put a divided nation on the road to healing.