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These are 14 of this year's best sports books. How many have you read?

The 2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year will be named on 26 November.

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FOURTEEN OF THE year’s best sports books, covering eight different sports, have been longlisted for the 2015 William Hill award.

Two-time winner Donald McRae is again in contention for the £27,000 prize with A Man’s World, his recently published biography of the boxer Emile Griffith.

Books detailing the recent Fifa corruption scandals, the trial of Oscar Pistorius, the Bradford City Stadium fire and the US Olympic bobsleigh team of 1928 and 1932 also feature on the longlist.

“Never let it be said sportswriters shy away from difficult subjects,” Graham Sharpe of William Hill said.

“In this longlist, our authors shine their floodlights into many of sport’s dark corners, but also find inspirational tales of individual and team success.”

The shortlist will be announced on 27 October with the winner named on 26 November.

William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2015

  • The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup — Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert
  • Speed Kings — Andy Bull
  • Living on the Volcano: The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager — Michael Calvin 
  • The Trials of Oscar Pistorius: Chase Your Shadow — John Carlin
  • Kings of the Road: A Journey into the Heart of British Cycling — Robert Dineen
  • A King in Hiding: How a Child Refugee Became a World Chess Champion — Fahim, Sophie Le Callennec, Xavier Parmentier and Barbara Mellor
  • Fifty-Six: The Story of the Bradford Fire — Martin Fletcher
  • The Game of Our Lives: The Meaning and Making of English Football — David Goldblatt
  • Runner: A Short Story About A Long Run — Lizzy Hawker
  • Fire in Babylon — Simon Lister
  • A Man’s World: The Double Life of Emile Griffith — Donald McRae
  • The Bolt Supremacy — Richard Moore
  • My Fight/Your Fight: The Official Ronda Rousey Autobiography — Ronda Rousey and Maria Burns Ortiz
  • Journeymen: The Other Side of the Boxing Business — Mark Turley

‘If Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth had a baby… it would be me’ – Jason Day

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