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The Sports of the Times

A Day-by-Day Selection of the Most Important, Thrilling and Inspired Events of the Past 150 Years

By , (Editor), The New York Times (Creator)

Hardcover published by St. Martin's Press (St. Martin's Press)

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From the pages of The New York Times come 365 unforgettable moments in sports-to relive, argue about, and enjoy, including:

* June 22, 1938-Joe Louis beats Max Schmeling for the heavyweight boxing championship
* May 29, 1953-Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norkay become the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest
* January 12, 1969-Joe Namath promises a Super Bowl victory and delivers
* August 3, 1984-Mary Lou Retton becomes the first American gymnast to win the gold medal
* July 10, 1999-In front of the largest crowd to ever watch a woman's sporting event, the U.S. women's soccer team defeats China for the World Championship
* August 20, 2000-Winning his third straight major and second consecutive P.G.A. Championship, Tiger Woods defeats Bob May in a three-hole playoff

Every sports fan has a personal memory book, a treasury of unforgettable achievements, moments in which a game was spectacularly won (or lost) against all odds, a hero was crowned or an unspeakable human error cost an athlete a championship or a team the entire season.

Sometimes it's a scandal, a rule change, or even technology that changes a sport dramatically. Sports of the Times draws from the archives of Times reporting to re-create and select the most important event of each calendar day, from any sport-horse racing to boxing, soccer to the Olympics and more.

With three runners-up for each day, five-star selections of the most significant events in history and exclusive photos throughout, this book makes a wonderful gift, and is sure to start many conversations and debates.
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From the pages of The New York Times come 365 unforgettable moments in sports-to relive, argue about, and enjoy, including:

* June 22, 1938-Joe Louis beats Max Schmeling for the heavyweight boxing championship
* May 29, 1953-Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norkay become the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest
* January 12, 1969-Joe Namath promises a Super Bowl victory and delivers
* August 3, 1984-Mary Lou Retton becomes the first American gymnast to win the gold medal
* July 10, 1999-In front of the largest crowd to ever watch a woman's sporting event, the U.S. women's soccer team defeats China for the World Championship
* August 20, 2000-Winning his third straight major and second consecutive P.G.A. Championship, Tiger Woods defeats Bob May in a three-hole playoff

Every sports fan has a personal memory book, a treasury of unforgettable achievements, moments in which a game was spectacularly won (or lost) against all odds, a hero was crowned or an unspeakable human error cost an athlete a championship or a team the entire season.

Sometimes it's a scandal, a rule change, or even technology that changes a sport dramatically. Sports of the Times draws from the archives of Times reporting to re-create and select the most important event of each calendar day, from any sport-horse racing to boxing, soccer to the Olympics and more.

With three runners-up for each day, five-star selections of the most significant events in history and exclusive photos throughout, this book makes a wonderful gift, and is sure to start many conversations and debates.
Product Details
Hardcover (432 pages)
Published: November 18, 2003
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Imprint: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312312329
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