Saratoga Tales (Sept., $19.95) by Bill Heller zeroes in on horse racing legends and Hall of Fame jockeys.
The Brushback Report: All the Sports News That's Unfit to Print (Sept., $14.95) by Dave Saraiva. The creator of TheBrushback.com compiles edgy and hilarious bogus news from the sports world. Ad/promo.
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Chicago Bears Trivia Teasers and Chicago Cubs Trivia Teasers (Oct., $16.95 each) by Steve Johnson challenge fans of these teams with more than 400 brain teasers.
Five-Star Basketball Coaches' Playbook, Vol. 2 (Oct., $18.95), edited by Leigh Klein and Matt Masiero, assembles more new plays from the sports camps whose numerous graduates play college or pro basketball.
Football Now (Sept., $24.95) by Mike Leonetti and John Iaboni contains 70 brief biographies of today's top players. 30,000 first printing.
Gentlemen, This Is a Football: Football's Best Quotes and Quips (Sept., $15.95), compiled by Eric Zweig, collects wit and wisdom from the gridiron.
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Vertical World: Conversations with the Masters of Rock(Dec., $19.95) by Katie Brown details the lives and accomplishments of the most influential climbers.
The Best Game You Can Name (Sept., $16.95) by Dave Bidini gathers insights about hockey from former players and mavens.
Rock Climbing Anchors: A Comprehensive Guide (Feb., $18.95) by Craig Luebben covers the basics about setting anchors; includes 325 b&w photos.
Signature Moves(Nov., $14) by Michael McAvennie showcases the greatest wrestlers of the WWE.
The 1967 Red Sox: The Impossible Dream and the Birth of Red Sox Nation (Oct., $17.95), edited by Bill Nowlin and Cecilia Tan, chronicles the special season when the Sox clinched the pennant.
Atlantic Crossings: A Sailor's Guide to Europe and Beyond (Sept., $29.95) by Les Weatheritt crosses the waters from East Coast points to the most popular European destinations.
The Barefoot Navigator: Navigating with the Skills of the Ancients(Oct., $17.95) by Jack Lagan asserts that the techniques of the earliest sailors are still applicable today.
Glory Days: Catching Up with the Legends of Indiana High School Basketball by Dick Denny and ...Illinois... (Oct., $14.95 each) by Taylor Bell cover straight shooters from the two states.
Ali Rap (Nov., $24.99) by George Lois collects 300 rap rhythms and quips from the man who transformed himself from Cassius Clay into Muhammad Ali. Copublished with ESPN Books. 100,000 first printing.. Author tour.
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The Bottom Line: Observations and Arguments on the Sports Business (Sept., $22.95) by Andrew Zimbalist brings together 100-plus essays.
Golf and the Art of War: How the Timeless Strategies of Sun-Tzu Can Transform Your Game (Sept., $14.95) by Don Wade aims to improve life on the links.
No Holds Barred Fighting: The Clinch (Oct., $12.95) by Mark Hatmaker illustrates offensive and defensive concepts inside NHB's most grueling position; includes 800 photos.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
The Chicago Marathon (Oct., $19.95) by Andrew G. Suozzo Jr. takes a look at the citywide event.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS/BISON BOOKS
Baseball and the Media: How Fans Lose in Today's Coverage of the Game (Nov., $24.95) by George Castle critiques the media's diamond coverage.
Surviving Armed Assaults: A Martial Artist's Guide to Weapons, Street Violence, and Countervailing Force (Sept., $24.95) by Lawrence A. Kane covers topics from awareness and avoidance to weapon features and functions.