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The Sports Rules Book

Author : Human Kinetics
ISBN : 9781492572824
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 84.30 MB
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From alpine skiing to wrestling, and all sports in between, The Sports Rules Book is an all-inclusive resource covering 54 sports. Quickly glean information on each sport's origin and history, basic procedures, terminology, equipment, competitive playing areas, scoring systems, player positions and primary features, common rule violations and their consequences, and, where applicable, officials' signals. The Sports Rules Book is your guide to understanding all the athletic activities we compete in and enjoy.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Sports Rules Book

Author : Human Kinetics (Organization)
ISBN : 0736048804
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 76.6 MB
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An all-inclusive resource covering 47 sports - The sports origin and history - Basic procedures - Scoring systems - Equipment - Player positions.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Sports Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465421432
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 72.35 MB
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The Sports Book features the largest and most diverse range of sports of any comparable book--more than 200 in all--from basketball to bobsledding, karate to korfball, and synchronized swimming to ski-jumping. This up-to-date and authoritative guide presents information sourced from leading experts and sports governing bodies around the world to give you the most comprehensive book on sports to ever hit the market.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Playing By The Rules

Author : John Wilson
ISBN : 0814321070
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 23.70 MB
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"Sport, while it has its origins in the love of play and the desire to be entertained and diverted, is a social institution with important political, economic, and social consequences. Playing by the Rules describes how the relation between sport and the state has developed over the last one hundred years, and how, largely by indirection and accident, a public policy with respect to sport has emerged." "Apart from the debate as to whether sport and politics should mix in the first place, John Wilson considers the process whereby sport has become a public policy domain, just like energy, health, transportation and agriculture. He argues that while all modern societies have evolved both sports complexes and extensive states, Americans have developed their own unique kind of relationship. This relationship grants considerable freedom for commercialized sports to develop, at the expense of more state-administered forms. At the same time, this arrangement allows commercialized sports to benefit from state protection and guarantees, all in the interest of the public good - a system that is highly characteristic of public policy in liberal democratic societies, where individual freedom is a paramount value." "Wilson traces the impact of liberal democratic politics through a number of discrete but related fields, from the struggle to secure equality of opportunity for all individuals to participate in sport, to the evolution of contractual freedom for professional athletes and the role played by unions in securing these freedoms. He then examines the impact of state actions, mainly judicial, on the structure of the sports industry, principally the impact of the state on the relation between firms or "franchises" - ability to control players, entry into the league, movement of franchises, and relations with the mass media." "Playing by the Rules also defines the relation between sport and the state more broadly. Assuming that the state is interested in nation-building to legitimate its practices, Wilson explores the role sport has played in this nation-building in the United States, the perceived relation between sport and citizenship, the part sport has been asked to play in the national task of assimilating immigrants, and the efforts the state has made to control and regulate sport in the interest of promoting national and citizenship values." "Beyond that, Wilson addresses the impact on sport of the United States' participation in the emerging global order, the effect on amateur athletics of the state's need to protect national interests and secure defense in the United States, and the extent to which a global order of sport has emerged that now transcends national boundaries and weakens the control of the state over sport."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sports Rules Encyclopedia

Author : Jess R. White
ISBN : 0880113634
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 48.86 MB
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Lists and explains the rules for popular sports
Category: Sports & Recreation

Rules Of The Game

Author : Michael E. Jones
ISBN : 9781442258075
Genre : Law
File Size : 73.13 MB
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Sports law is an ever-growing field that requires constant updates, analyses, and research. Rules of the Game: Sports Law provides the most up-to-date information on hot-button issues such as crime in sports—including sexual harassment and assault both on college campuses and in private homes—sports litigation—especially pertaining to concussions—and publicity, privacy, and defamation rights of the athlete in today’s social media-crazed world where reputations can be destroyed in an instant. Rules of the Game is an engaging and informative book written by one of the leading authorities in the field. Michael E. Jones offers readers the basics—such as how contracts are formed, the rights of athletes, labor laws, the NCAA, and copyright and trademark laws—but also covers much more. Jones discusses such essential topics as gender equity in sports, performance enhancing drugs and testing, international competition, and sports liability. The growth of multi-million and even billion dollar sports franchises requires enhanced professionalism in the area of negotiating sports and endorsement contracts, and the major players in the sports agency field are covered in full. Rules of the Game contains appendixes that offer valuable resources, including a sample drug testing consent form, a standard player contract from the NFL, and a National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) representation contract. With key words and discussion questions at the end of each chapter, this book is a comprehensive yet highly readable text for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Category: Law

The Sports Book

Author : Ray Stubbs
ISBN : 1405336978
Genre : Sports
File Size : 83.19 MB
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New edition of this ultimate armchair companion to practically every sport ever invented, put together with fanatic Ray Stubbs Open up the synthetic grass cover and check out the rules, stats, history, players and events for over 250 of the world's greatest sports: from basketball to bobsleigh, karate to korfball, and synchronised swimming to ski jumping. Stay ahead in the world of sport with the latest facts and figures from leading experts and governing bodies. And pick up the techniques and tactics of the world's best competitors. Fully updated to include the Beijing Olympics - it's what sports lovers have been waiting for.
Category: Sports