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Roberts, Selena

Overview
Works: 4 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 1,696 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Sports television programs  Biographical television programs  Educational television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV865.R62, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Selena Roberts
A-Rod : the many lives of Alex Rodriguez by Selena Roberts( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alex Rodriguez is the highest-paid player in the history of baseball, a once-in-a-generation talent poised to break many of the sport's most hallowed records. In 2007 he became the youngest player, at 32, ever to hit 500 home runs, solidifying his status as the greatest player in the modern game, and months later he signed a contract that would keep him with the Yankees through the end of his career. His reputation changed drastically in February 2009 when Selena Roberts broke the news in Sports Illustrated that A-Rod had used performance-enhancing drugs during his 2003 MVP season with the Texas Rangers. Her report prompted a contrite Rodriguez to admit illegal drug use during his 2001-2003 seasons with the Rangers, who had signed him to the most expensive contract in Major League Baseball history. Although he admitted to three seasons of steroid use, the man teammates call "A-Fraud" was still hiding the truth. In the first definitive biography of Alex Rodriguez, Roberts assembles the strands of a bizarre and extraordinary life: from his boyhood in New York and the Dominican Republic through his near-mythic high school career and fast track to the big leagues, the whole of A-Rod's career mirrors the rise and fall of the steroid generation."--Jacket
A necessary spectacle : Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs, and the tennis match that leveled the game by Selena Roberts( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1973. The Battle of the Sexes--the match that changed everything. Billie Jean King didn't want to play Bobby Riggs. He baited and begged her for months while she ignored his catcalls and challenges. But after Margaret Court's ignominious defeat, Billie knew what she had to do despite the risks: take on the self-proclaimed male chauvinist pig and slay the myths about women and weakness. In this book by New York Times sports columnist Selena Roberts, the whole spectacle returns, reaching beyond two outsize personalities who emerged during a simmering social revolution that pitted chauvinists against feminists. It also chronicles the complex, longtime marriage of Billie Jean and Larry King; the cavalcade of issues that rocked the 1970s, from equal pay to abortion rights; and a wrenching coming-out story recounted in intimate detail by Billie Jean King for the first time.--From publisher description
A-Rod : the many lives of Alex Rodriguez by Selena Roberts( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first definitive biography of Alex Rodriguez, Roberts assembles the strands of a bizarre and extraordinary life: from his boyhood in New York and the Dominican Republic through his near-mythic high school career and fast track to the big leagues, the whole of A-Rod's career mirrors the rise and fall of the steroid generation
Venus vs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award-winning producers of 30 for 30, this exceptional set celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX features nine documentary films about women in sports, directed by an extraordinarily diverse group of female filmmakers. Executive produced by Jane Rosenthal (co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival) and Robin Roberts (co-anchor, Good Morning America), these critically-acclaimed films highlight Pat Summitt's remarkable story, Venus Williams fight for equal pay and the 1999 US Women's World Cup team, among others. An inspirational collection of remarkable and moving films, Nine for IX is certain to appeal to all independent film fans. 4 Disc Set. Venus VS.: Why was Venus Williams the key catalyst in getting Wimbledon to finally award equal prize money to women players? She was the right player at the right time to lead the charge. Directed by Ava DuVernay. Pat XO: This raw, authentic portrait of legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt takes the camera from the filmmaker's hands and places it into those who know her best. Directed by Lisa Lax/Nancy Stern Winters and Produced by Robin Roberts. Let Them Wear Towels: When a female journalist was sexually harassed by New England Patriots players in 1990, it set off a national debate about women in men's locker rooms. In Let Them Wear Towels, you'll hear stories of raw behavior and remarkable resolve. Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern. No Limits: Through her battle with scoliosis, Audrey Mestre discovered a passion for the ocean that led her to competitive free diving. No Limits looks at the human quest to push beyond our limits, a quest that can sometimes be fatal. Directed by Alison Ellwood. Swoopes: Sheryl Swoopes has struggled with love, family and money, but she has never lost her spirit. In Swoopes, you will meet someone who is not your everyday superstar, but a woman who has defied many labels. Directed by Hannah Storm. The Diplomat: Katarina Witt may have been one of East Germany's most famous athletes at the height of the Cold War, but The Diplomat shows how the figure skater ended up being a beneficiary and victim of the socialist regime. Directed by Jennifer Arnold and Senain Kheshgi. Runner: Mary Decker was supposed to finally have her Olympic moment at the 1984 Games. But that moment turned to heartbreak after a collision with Zola Budd produced one of the most infamous moments in sports history. Directed by Shola Lynch. The '99ers: With candid, behind-the-scenes footage, The '99ers offers a unique look at the U.S. soccer team that changed the face of women's sports, reuniting key players from the squad to examine how the stage has changed since then. Directed by Erin Leyden; Produced by Julie Foudy. Branded: There is a double standard placed on women in sports -- they have to be the best players on the field and the sexiest off of it. Can female athletes ever gain equal footing with their male counterparts? Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
 
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A-Rod : the many lives of Alex Rodriguez
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A necessary spectacle : Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs, and the tennis match that leveled the gameA-Rod : the many lives of Alex Rodriguez
Alternative Names
Selena Roberts American sportswriter

Selena Roberts Amerikaans columniste

Languages
English (16)