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Sporting events & management

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Major League Champions

Major League Champions

Author: Thomas W. Brucato Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2002

Since 1871, more than one thousand championships have been won in the major leagues, spanning sixty distinct leagues in eleven different sports. Major League Champions presents them all: containing the complete major league championship history of baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, indoor soccer, arena football, tennis, roller hockey, indoor lacrosse, and lacrosse. From the heralded World Series, Super Bowl, and Stanley Cup, to the more obscure but no less prized Scholarship Series, Avco World Trophy, and Soccer Bowl, this book gives the reader a year by year account of championship results. The results are then followed by a list of major league champions first by year, then by league, and finally by franchise. Two sets of standings are also included in order from greatest to least. The first presents every major league champion by franchise and the second presents every city that has ever celebrated a major league championship. Second-place teams are not forgotten. Brucato recognizes the accomplishments of those teams that experienced near-misses with a section that lists every second-place team in major league history. A final section features a bibliography of sources. Spanning 130 years of major league history, this book is the ultimate source for discovering which teams throughout history have won the right to be considered the best.

Sport in the City

Sport in the City

Author: Chris (Sheffield Hallam University, UK) Gratton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2001

Cities now seek to attract major sporting events and activities to re-image themselves, and frequently invest in community sports development to fund economic growth and regeneration. Including a range of case-studies from global (the Sydney Olympics) to local (urban school sports), this book looks closely at how sport has been used in contemporary cities across the world, and evaluates policies, strategies and managment. Five key areas are examined: * sport and urban economic regeneration * sports events: bidding * planning and organization * Urban Sports tourism * Sport and urban community development * Urban politics and sports policy. Sport in the City therefore represents an essential resource for urban policy makers and the sports policy community. It will be invaluable reading for sports studies students and urban geographers.

Making the Majors

Making the Majors

Author: Eric M. Leifer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/1998

In this in-depth look at major league sports, Eric Leifer traces the growth and development of major leagues in baseball, football, basketball, and hockey, and predicts fundamental changes as the majors pursue international expansion. He shows how every past expansion of sports publics has been accompanied by significant changes in the way sporting competition is organized. With each reorganization, the majors have created teams closer in ability, bringing repetition to competition across time, only to expand and energize the public's search for differences between teams and for events that disrupt the repetitive flow. The phenomenal success of league sports, Leifer writes, rests on their ability to manufacture inequalities for fans to latch on to without jeopardizing the equalities that draw fans in. Leifer supports his theory with historical detail and statistical analysis. He examines the special concerns of league organizers in pursuing competitive balance and presents a detailed analysis of how large-city domination has been undermined in the modern era of Major League Baseball. Using games from the four major league sports, he then shows how fans can themselves affect the course of competition. In NFL football, for example, fans account for nearly all of the persisting inequality in team performance. The possibility of sustaining inequality among equals emerges from the cross-pressures that fans and leagues place on competition. With substantial data in hand, Leifer asks the essential question facing the leagues today: how can they sustain a situation that depends entirely on simultaneous equality and contention, one in which fan involvement may evaporate as soon as one team dominates? His answer has significant implications for the future of major league sports, both nationally and internationally.

EVRO 2008

EVRO 2008

Author: ZHidkov Ivan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

V sbornike dana vsya informaciya po proshedshemu chempionatu Evropy po futbolu-2008. Otborochnyj turnir i put' sbornoj Rossii k EVRO-2008 vizitnye kartochki komand sud'i chempionata stadiony na kotoryh prohodili matchi bukmekerskie stavki pered nachalom turnira. Informaciya o kazhdoj igre soprovozhdaetsya mneniem ekspertov - matchi kommentiruyut vydayucshiesya futbol'nye trenery Anatolij Byshovec Valerij Nepomnyacshij i Vlastimil Petrzhela. Obo vseh nefutbol'nyh sobytiyah na fone EVRO - v dnevnike bolel'cshika zapisannom s mesta sobytij special'nym korrespondentom gazety "e;Sport den' za dnem"e; Ivanom ZHidkovym. V zaklyuchitel'nom razdele - prizery simvolicheskaya sbornaya Evropy luchshie igroki turnirnye tablicy i vsya statistika po igram. V prilozhenii - istoriya vseh chempionatov Evropy (1960-2008 gg.).