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Library JournalFor this latest entry in the series, guest editor Lewis (Coach), a highly regarded and best-selling sports author, has selected 27 sports articles published in 2006 in a variety of American magazines, newspapers, and Internet resources (e.g., Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, ESPN.com, and Slate.com). In a lively introduction, he identifies and bemoans both the commercialization and the intellectualization of professional sports, but he appreciates how sports metaphors have been used creatively in journalism and literature to describe personal, social, and political events and conflicts in American society. Many of the selected articles demonstrate the editor's purported litmus test for good sports writing: "The writer doesn't need to be relevant. He only needs to be interesting." Especially interesting are two pieces from the Los Angeles Times Magazineon the semihomeless softball star Roy Hobbes and stealing fish from a golf course lake; a more relevant but still interesting entry is an astute New York Times Magazinearticle on how the NBA has grown stars rather than teams (as they once did). Recommended for medium and large public libraries.