This week’s sporting film, book, game and app essentials

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We take a look at the latest sporting releases across books, films, games and apps as well as some other classics that you should be looking to buy.

Do you already have these in your collection or want to add them?

Share with us your owns reviews by commenting below, using #360fans on Twitter or getting in touch via Facebook.

The Illustrated History of Football

The Illustrated History of Football

Price: Dh91

Where to buy: Amazon.com

Welcome to the comically brilliant and politically engaging work of illustrator David Squires, whose football comics have appeared all over the world, from the Guardian to Pickles Magazine.

The Battle

Paul O’Connell’s

Price: Dh40

Where to buy: Amazon.com

Paul O’Connell’s autobiography may not be stuffed full of dressing room secrets, but it reflects the character of one of Ireland’s foremost rugby internationals: honest, fair and devoid of self-pity, hypocrisy or recrimination.

Lagaan: Once upon a Time in India

Price: Dh177

Where to buy: Desertcart.ae

Indian farmers, led by Bhuvan, take on arrogant and evil Captain Russell’s British soldiers in a game of cricket in a bid to ease crippling land tax sums levied on them by their colonial masters.

Brian’s Song

Price: Dh54

Where to buy: Desertcart.ae

A moving and unforgettable film depicting the true story of the friendship between Chicago Bears players Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) and Brian Piccolo (James Caan), particularly when Piccolo is stricken down with cancer.

MLB The Show 16

Price: Dh102

Where to buy: Desertcart.ae

MLB The Show ‘16 offers the most immersive, authentic baseball game on consoles. This year The Show offers even more gameplay improvements, new game modes, and a greater ability to personalise your baseball experience.

Australian Open

Aus Open 2017

Price: Free

Where to buy: Google Play and App Store

With the time zone difference proving a real killer for tennis fans in the UAE, you can stay up-to-date with all the latest Australian Open results, news, and interviews through the tournament’s official app.

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REVIEW: Puma evoPOWER Vigor 1

Alex Rea 19/01/2017
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Bold, bright and beautiful. Puma are rapidly emerging as the premier football boot brand and their latest arrival to the evoPOWER range, the Vigor 1, is more technical than ever.

Featuring a new AccuFoam design with foam dots moulded to the upper to regulate the uneven surface of the foot, the difference in ability to strike the ball with power and accuracy is significant.

Having tested out the evoSPEED range in the past, which given their weightless feel is a much more beneficial boot for a player who relies on speed, the evoPOWER is a drastic change-up, notable for their durability and sturdiness.

A one-way stretchable Adap-lite upper support cage allows the foot to bend with freedom, mimicking barefoot kicking motion and increasing power so you can play loud and create goals to make you proud.

Not that it’s particularly important in the UAE, but a key component nonetheless is the GripTex technology which is useful for greasy surfaces.

Finally, and perhaps most crucially, the comfort is incomparable. Breaking in new boots is always a painful process but with the evoPOWER it’s seamless with the slip-on construction helped with the growing trend of a stretchable sock.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is set to feature in them and with Puma he’s been able to produce moments bold, bright and beautiful.

With the evoPOWER Vigor 1, expect more of the same.

We rate it: 9 out of 10: Credit the boots when you’re banging in top corner dingers.

Where to Buy: PUMA stores across the GCC – The Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates and Yas Mall

Price: Dh940

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We take a look at the latest sporting releases across books, films, games and apps as well as some classics that you should be looking to buy.

Do you have these in your collection or are you looking to add them?

Share with us your own reviews and the products you desire by commenting below, using #360fans on Twitter or getting in touch via Facebook.

BOOKS

The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training

Price: Dh124
Where to buy: Kinokuniya

A comprehensive training manual which prepares athletes for the demands of obstacle course racing. From grip strength to balance, exercises and workouts address the unique challenges of the sport.

One Man’s Everest
Price: Dh59
Where to buy: Kinokuniya

Kenton Cool is the finest alpine climber of this generation. But after an accident it’s not uncommon to see him struggling to walk or moving around on his hands and knees. Yet he still climbs. This book tells why.

Kenton Cool.

Kenton Cool.

FILMS

Running For His Life: The Lawrence Phillips Story
Price: Subscripton
Where to buy: Amazon

Feature length documentary examining the troubled life and tragic death of college football standout and talented NFL running back Lawrence Phillips.

The Business Of Amateurs
Price: Subscripton
Where to buy: Amazon

The film sets out to make the case that the National Collegiate Athletic Association places the profits of college sports programmes nationwide ahead of the best interests of athletes and their families.

GAMES

Top Eleven 2017
Price: Free (In-app purchases)
Where to buy: Google Play and App Stores

Join over 150 million players worldwide to become the best football manager. Run your own club, apply Jose Mourinho’s best tactics, use his brilliant line-up or create your own strategies.

APPS

MMA News
Price: Free
Where to buy: Google Play and App Stores

If mixed martial arts is your interest then look no further as this app is one of the best for all things MMA. Get full news coverage from top sources for one of the fastest growing sports on the planet.

MMA News.

MMA News.

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