Bloody Confused

Chuck Culpepper

A sportswriter burns out, moves across the pond, adopts footie and lets loose his inner hooligan. Overwrought but not without charm.

#kickit

The Domino Diaries

Brin-Jonathan Butler

Gripping—if eyebrow-raising—memoir explores Cuban boxing, including a chat with Teófilo Stevenson and a tryst with Castro's granddaughter.

#?!

Saban

Monte Burke

Insidery, detailed and absorbing. Come for the chapter titled "Why Can't He Be Happy" and stay for the one called "Miami Vice."

#system

Twelve Yards

Ben Lyttleton

Everything you never knew you wanted to know about penalty kicks, although the drama doesn't quite hold for all 313 pages.

#diehards

FOUR PHOTOS ILLUSTRATION

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)