2010  Marshall Jon Fisher, A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played (Broadway Books)

Richard Hoffer, Something in the Air: American Passion and Defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics (Bison Books)
Wil Haygood, Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson (Chicago Review Press)
Warren St. John, Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference (Spiegel & Grau/Random House)

2011  George Dohrmann, Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine (Ballantine Books)

2012  Dan Barry, Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game (Harper)

2013  Mark Kram, Jr., Like Any Normal Day: A Story of Devotion (St. Martin’s Press)

2014  Mark Fainaru-Wada & Steve Fainaru, League of Denial:The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth (Crown Archetype)

2015  John Branch, Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard (W.W. Norton & Company)

2016  Scott Ellsworth, The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball’s Lost Triumph (Little Brown & Company)

2017 Joe Nocera & Ben Strauss, Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA (Portfolio/Penguin Random House)