From the pages of The New York Times come 365 unforgettable moments in sports-to relive, argue about, and enjoy, including:
* June 22, 1938-Joe Louis beats Max Schmeling for the heavyweight boxing championship
* May 29, 1953-Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norkay become the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest
* January 12, 1969-Joe Namath promises a Super Bowl victory and delivers
* August 3, 1984-Mary Lou Retton becomes the first American gymnast to win the gold medal
* July 10, 1999-In front of the largest crowd to ever watch a woman's sporting event, the U.S. women's soccer team defeats China for the World Championship
* August 20, 2000-Winning his third straight major and second consecutive P.G.A. Championship, Tiger Woods defeats Bob May in a three-hole playoff
Every sports fan has a personal memory book, a treasury of unforgettable achievements, moments in which a game was spectacularly won (or lost) against all odds, a hero was crowned or an unspeakable human error cost an athlete a championship or a team the entire season.
Sometimes it's a scandal, a rule change, or even technology that changes a sport dramatically. Sports of the Times draws from the archives of Times reporting to re-create and select the most important event of each calendar day, from any sport-horse racing to boxing, soccer to the Olympics and more.
With three runners-up for each day, five-star selections of the most significant events in history and exclusive photos throughout, this book makes a wonderful gift, and is sure to start many conversations and debates.