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Small Towns Big on Sports

Many of America's sports, like rodeo, skiing, ski jumping and kayaking, are rooted in and nourished by the country's smaller communities. John Branch and Karen Crouse visited two of those places and took the reader along.

John Branch

John Branch is a San Francisco-based sports reporter for The New York Times and the author of "The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West," about a family of bronc-riding rodeo champions trying to hold on to their ranchland outside Utah's Zion National Park amid the pressures of the West's changing landscape....

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Karen Crouse

Karen Crouse is an award-winning sportswriter who has been on the staff of The New York Times since 2005. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Her first book, "Norwich," is the extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country—and whose citizens provide a model for achieving excellence while leading a well-rounded life....

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