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Football Fans Around The World

Author : Sean Brown
ISBN : 9781317997863
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This volume investigates the way in which football supporters around the world express themselves as followers of teams, whether they be professional, amateur or national. The diverse geographical and cultural array of contributions to this volume highlights not only the variety of how fans express themselves, but their commonalities as well. The collection brings together scholars of North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa to present a global picture of fan culture. The collection shows that while every group of fans around the world has its own characteristics, the role of a football fan is laced with commonalities, irrespective of geography or culture. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

Fighting Game Esports

Author : Thomas Kingsley Troupe
ISBN : 9781543573558
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Explores the history, format, training, and controversies involved in modern fighting game esport tournaments"--

The Leisure Hour

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ISBN : UOM:39015010946492
Genre : Leisure
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Goodbye Leederville Oval History Of West Perth Cheer Squad 1984 86

Author : Kieran James
ISBN : 9780244624118
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book details the author's experiences as co-founder of West Perth Football Club's unofficial cheer squad from 1984 to 1986. The book describes ?traditional?, ?hot? support for West Perth Football Club among teenaged supporters from middle-class and working-class backgrounds. The author shows how, because of neo-liberal ideologies and the corporatization of football, the new national league (the ?expanded VFL? / AFL) relegated the WAFL to a second-tier league in 1987. This move took place over the heads of ordinary football supporters and two WAFL club presidents. Moves to bring the game closer to the people in 1984, such as holding the best-and-fairest award count night at Perth Entertainment Centre, should be seen in this light. This book will allow supporters to relive great teams, great players, and great matches from a wonderful era in WA football 1984-86 before West Coast Eagles joined the expanded VFL/AFL.

Technical Paper

Author : United States. Bureau of Mines
ISBN : MINN:31951D00029860K
Genre : Mineral industries
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Rocky Lives

Author : David E. Finger
ISBN : 9781612343099
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Boxing fans love the upset, seeing the underdog surprise the heavy favorite and take the fight to him, winning over the fans and--perhaps even more important--the judges. Sylvester Stallone mined that emotion through his long series of Rocky films. Rocky is fiction, however. The men in Rocky Lives! are real. David E. Finger, a writer for top boxing website, presents chronologically seventy-five heavyweight boxing upsets of the 1990s. Some involve boxers still fighting today; others contain a cautionary tale of once-great boxers chasing one last payday. There are also the early-round disasters of wannabes and athletes who switched to boxing in midstream. From the Tyson-Douglas, Foreman-Moorer, and Lewis-McCall top-dollar fights to low-level curiosities like former New York Jet Mark Gastineau getting embarrassed or Eric "Butterbean" Esch taking to the ring, David Finger presents the best heavyweight upsets the 1990s have to offer. You'll read about crooked promoters drugging opponents, a convicted felon hoping victory in the ring will win him leniency, and a forty-five-year-old preacher looking to exorcise a two-decade-old demon. Rocky Lives! brings all the knockouts and slugfests right into your home.

Keeper Of The Flame

Author : Bianca D'Arc
ISBN : 9781370569182
Genre : Fiction
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A warrior, a maiden…and a passion that could set the whole world aflame. Despite the fact he is the largest of his half-dragon brothers and better suited to fighting, Hugh has been sent on an undercover mission. Forced to stay in human form, he must discover if the land of Helios is truly the Draconian ally it pretends, or something more sinister. When he witnesses injustice in the form of a misshapen baby gryphon kicked out into the cold, he cannot remain in the shadows and watch the child suffer. All he can hope for is that his act of kindness will go unnoticed so his mission can continue. But someone does notice. When Lera cautiously approaches Hugh, she is drawn to his strange, foreign magic. She is entranced by its irresistible allure—until assassins come calling and reveal her true identity. She is Valeria, queen of Helios, Keeper of the Flame. And she has been betrayed. Together they must risk everything to uncover the traitors and re-forge the alliance between their lands. Yet beneath their blazing passion, both are still keeping secrets. Secrets that the Sacred Flame will reveal—if their love survives its cleansing fire. Please Note: When a dragon prince and a Flame Keeper come together, the conflagration is definitely too hot to handle! The Dragon Knights series consists of: Daughters of the Dragon 1. Maiden Flight 2. Border Lair 3. The Ice Dragon 4. Prince of Spies The Novellas 5. The Dragon Healer 6. Master at Arms 7 Wings of Change Sons of Draconia 8. FireDrake 9. Dragon Storm 10. Keeper of the Flame 11. Hidden Dragons The Sea Captain’s Daughter Trilogy 12. Sea Dragon 13. Dragon Fire 14. Dragon Mates 15. The Captain’s Dragon

Martial Arts

Author : Instant Downloads
ISBN : 9781312379169
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Martial Arts are broken down into specific styles. The style all depends on where and what you study. A lot of cultures and countries offer their own forms of Martial Arts that they originated, developed, and perfected.

The Universal Magazine Of Knowledge And Pleasure

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ISBN : CHI:36009764
Genre : Great Britain
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What S Your Anger Type

Author : Peter Andrew Sacco
ISBN : 9789380302140
Genre : Anger
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Anger is a normal human emotion just as sorrow and happiness. Unfortunately, most times anger is expressed in non-productive and unacceptable ways which society deems as inappropriate. However, the good news is that we all have the ability to control anger. But how? This book shows the way. Describing various types of anger, it identifies their causes as well as precipitating factors, and finally offers effective ways to manage them. The different types of anger are explained with various scenarios and beautiful illustrations.

A Dangerous Journey

Author : Thomas Hauser
ISBN : 9781682261071
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"A Dangerous Journey is a collection of Thomas Hauser's writing on boxing over the course of the 2018 season. He turns his award-winning investigative reporting skills on the scandal surrounding the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in boxing today and the failures of corrupt and incompetent state athletic commissions. Hauser also takes readers into Canelo Alvarez's dressing room in the hours before and after his rematch against Gennady Golovkin, the biggest fight of the year, and offers in-depth portraits of boxing's biggest stars--past and present--as well as reflections on fight-related curiosities ranging from Ronda Rousey to David and Goliath"--

Jess Willard

Author : Arly Allen
ISBN : 9781476626376
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Jess Willard, the “Pottawatomie Giant,” won the heavyweight title in 1915 with his defeat of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion. At 6 feet, 6 inches and 240 pounds, Willard was considered unbeatable in his day. He nonetheless lost to Jack Dempsey in 1919 in one of the most brutally one-sided contests in fistic history. Willard later made an initially successful comeback but was defeated by Luis Firpo in 1923 and retired from the ring. He died in 1968, largely forgotten by the boxing public. Featuring photographs from the Willard family archives, this first full-length biography provides a detailed portrait of one of America’s boxing greats.

Hearing On The Boxing Fair Labor Standards Act

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Labor Standards
ISBN : UCR:31210014696585
Genre : Boxing
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Negro Digest

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ISBN : UVA:X004123587
Genre : African Americans
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Author : José M Alamillo
ISBN : 9781978813663
Genre : History
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Deportes uncovers the hidden experiences of Mexican male and female athletes, teams and leagues and their supporters who fought for a more level playing field on both sides of the border. They proved that they could compete in a wide variety of sports at amateur, semiprofessional, Olympic and professional levels.

The Sociology Of Sports

Author : Tim Delaney
ISBN : 9781476644097
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This third edition takes a fresh approach to the study of sport, presenting key concepts such as socialization, race, ethnicity, gender, economics, religion, politics, deviance, violence, school sports and sportsmanship. While providing a critical examination of athletics, this text also highlights many of sports' positive features. This new edition includes significantly updated statistics, data and information along with updated popular culture references and real-world examples. Newly explored is the impact of several major world events that have left lasting effects on the sports realm, including a global pandemic (SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19) and social movements like Black Lives Matter and Me Too. Another new topic is the "pay for play" movement, wherein college athletes demanded greater compensation and, at the very least, the right to profit from their own names, images and likenesses.

True Tales Of The Prairies And Plains

Author : David Dary
ISBN : UOM:39015068830267
Genre : History
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This is a collection of stories set on the prairies and plains of middle America that stretch from Rio Grande northward into Canada.

Champions Of The Octagon

Author : Fiaz Rafiq
ISBN : 9781683584438
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Learn the stories, history, and strategy of the sport's greatest champions—in their own words! Mixed martial arts (MMA) has become one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. With Dana White helping bring Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to prominence and respectability, as well as Conor McGregor becoming one of the sport’s biggest stars, fans are skipping the squared circle for the Octagon. In Champions of the Octagon, writer Fiaz Rafiq interviews many of the greatest MMA and UFC champions of all-time, including Georges St-Pierre, Holly Holm, Daniel Cormier, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Randy Couture, and many others. Readers will learn of their upbringings, their introductions to the sport, and how they worked their way to be the best ever. Spending decades covering the sport and building relationships with those who have fought in the Octagon, Rafiq shares never-before-seen interviews and intimate stories from these greats. Learn from Royce Gracie how his family helped bring Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to America, Anderson Silva on challenging boxing champion Roy Jones Jr., BJ Penn on how he got introduced to MMA, Brock Lesnar on using his skills from WWE and bringing them to UFC, Alexander Volkanovski on a quest to dominate his division, Holly Holm on dethroning Ronda Rousey, and so much more. From the early days of the sport and its rich history to today’s stars and the future of MMA, Champions of the Octagon pulls back the curtain on their lives and careers. Including interviews from thirty-six UFC champions (seventeen Hall of Famers), hear never-before-told stories from the fighters who helped build the sport to what it is today.


Author : Michael Hayes
ISBN : 9781665571807
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Yoshi is an exciting young adult fantasy novel about a young woman who has spent her life training to become a Sakura Ninja. On the day of her transition from tribal member to full-fledged ninja, Yoshi is forced to part ways with her best friend from training, Yakishu, who is leaving on a secret mission. Their parting is a bitter one, as Yoshi is hurt that Yakishu has kept a secret from her. Yoshi is soon sent out on her own mission to find a ninja known as the Black Dragon, and this journey leads her down a dark path that will reunite her with Yakishu in a way she could have never foreseen.

Grantland Rice And His Heroes

Author : Mark Inabinett
ISBN : 0870498495
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With no way for fans to verify their facts, the sportswriters of the 1920s enjoyed a near monopoly on sports news. Journalist Mark Inabinett explores the incomparable Grantland Rice's role in creating the legends that surrounded six sports stars--Jack Dempsey, Babe Ruth, Bobby Jones, Bill Tilden, Red Grange, and Knute Rockne. Photographs.

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