Bloor, Edward. Tangerine. Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight
Brooks, Bruce. Moves Make the Man.Jerome Foxworthy, the Jayfox to his friends, likes to think he can can handle anything, especially a basketball. Then Jerome meets Bix Rivers - mysterious and moody, but a great athlete. So Jerome decides to teach Bix his game. He can tell that Bix has the talent. All he's got to do is learn the right moves...
Deuker, Carl. Night Hoops. (and others) While trying to prove that he is good enough to play on his high school's varsity basketball team, Nick must also deal with his parents' divorce and the erractic behavior of a troubled classmate who lives across the street.
Klass, David. Danger Zone. When he joins a predominantly black "Teen Dream Team" that will be representing the United States in an international basketball tournament in Rome, Jimmy Doyle makes some unexpected discoveries about prejudice, racism, and politics
Gallo Donald. Ultimate Sports: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults. The authors include Chris Crutcher, Carl Deuker, Norma Fox Mazer, Harry Mazer, Chris Lynch, and Virginia Euwer Wolff.
Lipsyte, Robert. The Contender. (and others) A Harlem high school dropout escapes from a gang into a boxing gym.
Ritter, John H. Over the Wall. Thirteen-year-old Tyler, who has trouble controlling his anger, spends a summer with hiscousins in New York City, playing baseball and sorting out how he feels about violence and war, including the Vietnamese conflict that took his grandfather's life.
Watson, Katy. Juice. Jenna, known as Juice, is a sprinter hoping to compete in the Olympics one day. But there are plenty of things that seem to be getting in her way, including competition from a friend and her relationship with her training partner.