'It's a funny old game'. The world's favourite sport has certainly given us its fair share of strange moments, and this absorbing collection gathers together the best of them, from more than a century of the beautiful game. From Blackburn Rovers' one-man team to Wilfred Minter's seven-goal haul in which he still ended up on the losing side, here are goals and gaffes galore drawn from all levels of the footballing world, whether high-profile internationals or the lowest tiers of domestic football.
When golfers first hit the green it certainly wasn't well-lawned and well-tended. Players simply waltzed into the wilderness and took whatever sandtraps and water hazards nature could throw at them, thwacking those balls with good grace across the skyline. Today golf is a grand and peaceful sport with a dash of high society about it. But what happened in between? Golf, A Very Peculiar History takes a sideways look at one of this nation's greatest exports, tracing its history from the earliest ball-in-hole games right up to the scandals that rock its current celebrities and tournaments, with a fair few mulligans in between. From its origins as a strictly men-only, exclusive sport, golf has matured a great deal through the ages and has distanced itself from the elitist pursuit it once was, today allowing players from all creeds and sexes. This book takes a look at how these prejudices have (sometimes) been overcome. Just remember, it's not always the caddie's fault...
In this series, young sports fans will discover how their favorite basketball heroes make a difference on and off the court. Readers will follow these players as they break NBA records and win championships while also donating time and money to help better the lives of less fortunate children and adults. Engaging text and full-color action photos will keep young sports fans turning the pages for more.