Category: Sports

Ocho niños.
Una Pasión: el futbol.
Un sueño: ¡ser los mejores!

Ya hemos llegado al ecuador del campeonato, ¡y los Cebolletas están a solo un punto del líder! Pero su mayor reto no va a ser conseguir el primer puesto, sino superar los problemas internos. Desde que Fidu dejó el futbol, nada es lo que period: a Dani le disgusta estar bajo los tres palos, Tomi tiene celos de Becan y las gemelas se despistan continuamente... Por suerte, Gaston Champignon les va a recordar los angeles lección básica del deporte en equipo: lo más importante es mantenerse unidos.

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By Jonathan Gottschall

An English professor starts off education in combined martial arts, exploring the technological know-how and background at the back of the violence of men
 
whilst a combined martial arts (MMA) fitness center opens around the road from his workplace, Jonathan Gottschall sees a problem. Pushing 40, out of form, and disappointed together with his activity as an accessory English professor, he works up his nerve and reveals himself education for an all-out cage struggle. He sees it not only as a private try out, but in addition as a chance to respond to questions that experience intrigued him for years: Why do males struggle? And why accomplish that many doubtless good humans like to watch?
 
In The Professor within the Cage, Gottschall’s not going trip from the school lecture room to the combating cage drives a huge new research into the technological know-how and background of violence. The surging acclaim for MMA—a full-contact activity within which warring parties punch, choke, and kick one another into submission—is only one instance of our species’ insatiable curiosity either in violence and within the rituals that retain violence in payment. From duels to soccer to the roughhousing of kids, people are masters of what Gottschall calls the monkey dance: a dizzying number of rule-bound contests that determine hierarchies whereas minimizing hazard and social sickness. Gottschall’s unsparing odyssey—through extremes of soreness, occasional humiliation, his wife’s incredulity, and finally his personal cage fight—opens his, and our, eyes to the uncomfortable fact that, as brutal as those contests should be, the area will be a way more chaotic and unsafe position with out them.

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By Norman Mailer

In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, African American boxers have been paid 5 million cash apiece to struggle one another. One was once Muhammad Ali, the getting older yet irrepressible “professor of boxing.” the opposite was once George Foreman, who used to be as taciturn as Ali used to be voluble. staring at them used to be Norman Mailer, a commentator of extraordinary power, acumen, and audacity. no matter if he's interpreting the warring parties’ strikes, analyzing their characters, or weighing their competing claims at the African and American souls, Mailer’s grab of the gigantic battle’s feints and stratagems—and his sensitivity to their deeper symbolism—makes this booklet a masterpiece of the literature of sport.
 
Praise for The Fight
 
“Exquisitely sophisticated and attenuated . . . [a] delicate portrait of a rare athlete and guy, and a pugilistic drama totally as interesting because the fact on which it really is based.”The long island Times
 
“One of the defining texts of activities journalism. not just does Mailer bear in mind the violent wrestle with a scholar’s eye . . . he additionally makes the total act of reporting look as fascinating as what’s happening within the ring.”GQ
 
“Stylistically, Mailer was once the best boxing author of all time.”—Chuck Klosterman, Esquire
 
“One of Mailer’s most interesting books.”—Louis Menand, The New Yorker
 
Praise for Norman Mailer
 
“[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and bigger than the other author of his generation.”The long island Times
 
“A author of the best and such a lot reckless talent.”The New Yorker
 
“Mailer is crucial, an American treasure.”The Washington Post
 
“A devastatingly alive and unique inventive mind.”Life
 
“Mailer is fierce, brave, and reckless and approximately every thing he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”The big apple assessment of Books
 
“The biggest brain and mind's eye [in smooth] American literature . . . not like with regards to each American author in view that Henry James, Mailer has controlled to develop and turn into richer in knowledge with every one new book.”Chicago Tribune
 
“Mailer is a grasp of his craft. His language contains you thru the tale like a leaf on a stream.”The Cincinnati Post

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The long-overlooked tale of a couple of adventurous Britons who left their native land sooner than the 1st global battle to encourage and form the expansion of recent soccer in continental Europe and South the USA. Drawn from generally diverse backgrounds, their motivations and contributions have been various - supporting to shape mythical golf equipment now supported by way of thousands around the globe; bringing progressive alterations to the best way soccer was once taught and performed, and laying the principles on which the sport could proceed to flourish. filled with unique bills and anecdotes from the start of the worldwide online game, Fathers of Football locations the lives of those innovators soundly in ancient and social context. all of them left a deep and lasting effect on soccer within the nations they labored in; but for too lengthy Britain grew to become its again on their classes and achievements. Even this present day they continue to be mostly unknown - prophets extra honoured overseas than at domestic.

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By Graham Thorpe

Graham Thorpe's achievements at the pitch have usually contrasted wildly along with his own difficulties clear of cricket, the place drink and melancholy have usually mixed to ship him spiralling off the rails. With painful candour and sometimes unforeseen humour, Thorpe dissects his occupation in cricket and the internal recesses of his deepest life—the influence of his sour divorce, the suicidal melancholy that bothered him in his darkest hours, the explanations why he had to 'save himself' through taking flight from earlier England excursions, and his clean outlook in lifestyles with a brand new accomplice after confronting his personal failings and prior troubles.

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Fourteen Ashes legends come jointly to inform the tales at the back of their such a lot exciting triumphs within the historical sequence – allowing cricket lovers to relive those magic moments in the course of the eyes and feelings of the boys in the midst of the sector, enjoying their hearts out for England and Australia in a single of the wearing world’s such a lot extreme rivalries. all of the drama and intrigue of greater than part a century of Ashes motion is captured, from Sir Donald Bradman within the Nineteen Forties through Geoffrey Boycott and Jeff Thomson, Merv Hughes and Mark Taylor and into the recent millennium, recreating the entire pleasure of Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath taking up Michael Vaughan’s England. each one participant winds again the clock to bare the strain, controversy, sledging, humour and keenness inquisitive about pursuit of glory – and the real cricketing greatness that can purely ever be grasped inside an Ashes sequence.

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By Thomas Hauser

Thomas Hauser has been referred to as “one of boxing’s maximum writers. The Boxing Scene, Hauser’s provocative new anthology, includes all of his trademark insights and candor as he peels away layers of hypocrisy to bare the boys who make up the modern boxing landscape.

Hauser exposes the internal workings of HBO activities; examines the phenomenon of combined martial arts because it pertains to boxing; and files the fun come upon among his 81-year-old mom and larger-than-life boxing impresario Don King. The Boxing Scene additionally updates Hauser’s own recommendations on superstars like Oscar De l. a. Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, and Bernard Hopkins in addition to struggle promoter Bob Arum, announcer Bob Sheridan and a number of others.

The Boxing Scene recreates one other yr in expert boxing and provides to Hauser’s definitive list of the sport.

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By A.J. Liebling

A.J. Liebling's vintage New Yorker items at the "sweet technology of bruising" convey vividly to existence the boxing international because it as soon as was once. It depicts the nice occasions of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's upward push to prominence, Joe Louis's unlucky decline. Liebling by no means fails to discover the human tale at the back of the struggle, and he conjures up the ambience within the enviornment as pretty as he does the goings-on within the ring--a mixture that caused Sports Illustrated to identify The candy Science the easiest American activities ebook of all time.

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By Ray Paprocki

Eli Manning used to be born into soccer royalty. His father, Archie Manning, was once an All-American and an NFL celebrity quarterback. His brother, Peyton, is a loved ones identify, due to his abilities as a quarterback in collage and within the NFL. even if Eli additionally become a soccer star--a No.1 NFL draft pick--many critics doubted he can be profitable. yet then got here his heroics in large Bowl XLII as he led his crew, the hot York Giants, to 1 of the most important upsets within the historical past of the championship online game as his staff defeated the possible unstoppable New England Patriots. even if he nonetheless faces the strain of enjoying within the comparable occupation as his star brother, Eli has received his personal accolades because of his ability and management at the box. This brand-new biography delves into Manning's upbringing, how he completed good fortune within the NFL, and the way he's a pace-setter at the box and in his group.

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