Scholastic Year in Sports 2015

Scholastic Year in Sports 2015

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The must-have book for sports fans of all ages!
For sport fans everywhere, the 2015 edition of Year in Sports will feature full-color action photographs throughout, completely updated facts and stats,bright, colorful interior design, and new Top 10 and Wacky and Weird Moments lists from the past year. With info about all of the top athletes, championships, and legends from the major and secondary sports.

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Published 25 November 2014
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EAN13 9780545695183
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Language English
Document size 14 MB

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Copyright © 2015 by Shoreline Publishing Group LLC All rights reserved. Published by Scholastic Inc., Scholastic and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks Publishers since 1920. of Scholastic Inc. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. tion may be reproduced, transmitted, downloaded, decompiled, reverse engineered, No part of this publica-duced into any information storage and retrieval system, in any form or by any or stored in or intro-or mechanical, now known or hereafter invented, without the express written m e a n s , whether electronic Forinformation regarding permission, write to Scholastic Inc., Attention: pe m ssi n of the publisher. Broadway, New York, NY Permissions Department, 557 10012. e - I S B N 978-0-545-69518-3 First edition, December 2014 Produced by Shoreline Publishing Group LLC
Due to the publication date, records, results, and statistics are current as of August 2014. UNAUTHORIZED: This book is not sponsored by or af<liated with the involvedwith athlet s, teams, or anyone them.
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION 4 6TOP 10 MOMENTS IN SPORTS NFL 20 40 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 54 2014 WINTER OLYMPICS 64SOCCER76MLB 92 COLLEGE BASKETBALL 104NBA118 NHL 130NASCAR 140 OTHER MOTOR SPORTS 150 ACTION SPORTS 158 GOLF T E N N I S 166 172OTHER SPORTS 182 AMAZING SPORTS 188 BIG EVENTS 2 0 1 4 – 1 5 192 CREDITS
Sports
World!
ou might have heard the expression “the world of sports,” right? Well, in 2013 Y and 2014, that was more true than ever! Over and over in that time span, the eyes of the world turned together to the world of sports. We spend most of our time rooting for our favorite teams, and mostly in sports played in North America. But in 2014, two of the biggest worldwide sporting events took place and billions of people tuned in, eager to share in the joy of victory. Or maybe just to get some time off from school or work to cheer! The rst big international event was the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Though some winter sports don’t get much attention in non-Olympic years, none of that mattered when the skaters, skiers, bobsledders, and snowboarders got into action going for gold. New heroes were crowned, new records set, and more Olympic memories were created. What was your favorite? Check out our report on the G mes starting on page 54. After the snow had melted and the Olympic winter athl tes were headed back to wherever they wait until the next Wint r Games (mark your calendars now: South Korea, 2018!), it was time for the world to pay attention to the world’s m st popular sport: soccer, or, as emonies. Flags of nations paraded at the Olympic closing cer most of the world calls it, football.
Fans ocked to Brazil to watch the World Cup. Those who could not be there in person watc d in their homes, in restaurants, or at huge outdoor rallies in big cities. No matter what you call it, the sport connects more people than any other. People are intense fans of their home countries’ teams, but once their country is out, they still tune in to watch the planet’s best players. And those players put on an amazing show of great goals, masterful goalkeeping, and ankle-twisting dribbling. In the end, only one country’s fans were truly happy, but v ryone elsehad a great time, too. We have all the action starting on page 64. Basketball rivals soccer for popularity around the world. Just before he left for a summer trip to China,LeBron Germany’s Phillip Lahm with the World Cup! gained world attention by announcing J mes that he was moving from the Miami Heat back “home” to the Cleveland Cavaliers. “The King” and his new court will try to become hometown heroes . . . and world champs. The NFL crowned a new champion as the Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl. More and more international fans are tuning in to the NFL, so look for Seahawks jerseys to pop up in international cities soon! From the Olympics to the World Cup, the world of sports continues to biggegretandbigger...andtocomecloserandclosertogetherthankstoTVand
social media. But there’s still nothing like a book to pull it all together. So sit back, read on, and look back on the wonderful, wide, and sometimes wacky world of sports.
MOMENTS IN SPORTS SEPTEMBER 2013 AUGUST 2014
ime for our annual countdown! No, we’re not sending a rocket T to space (though that would be cool, right?). Instead, we’re looking back over a year of amazing sports events and choosing the top 10 most memorable, most amazing, most earth-shattering, and just plain most awesome! From stunning come-from-behind victories to history-making losses . . . from the water to the turf to the ice . . . with pucks, balls,
skates, gloves, sails, helmets, and words (words? Read on to 5nd out how they made this— the moments on the pages that follow list!) have become a part of history. The best thing about sports is that weknow that as great as these moments were, there are even more amazing events coming in the gcbaoetmmteerback tthhaann thOrimescaonytlAaeCPCup? Will a pit10 months ahead. Will we see a play to top Auburn-Alabama? Will we see a bigger cher ever throw a Kershaw? Join us again in this space next year to find the answers to those
questions. In the meantime, let’s start the countdown . . . 10, 9, 8, 7 . . .
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ANOTHER KIND OF CROWN The Los Angeles Kings won their second 10in three seasons in 2014. This time around, though, they made their fans sweat Stanley Cup (even though they were in icy arenas!). The Kings had to play seven games in each of the rst three rounds of the playoffs. They became the rst team to win three Game 7s on the road in one postseason.