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Golazo!

With World Cup–level prowess, a soccer fanatic delves into the beautiful game's Latin American heart.

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Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football

Rebellion, innovation, and a taste for brutality were all part of a championship season.

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The System

Passing and receiving college football's triumphs and failures.

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Trading Bases

How a Wall Street trader raised the stakes of the national pastime.

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Over Time: My Life As a Sportswriter

How a legendary commentator found his voice on the fringes of the establishment.

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War Room: The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team

How an NFL coach scouted a path to victory.

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Baseball in the Garden of Eden

The "sharp operators, connivers, and mighty strange customers" who nurtured the national pastime.

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Chasing the Game

America takes its first steps in the soccer cleats the rest of the world puts on daily. Read more...

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).