Read about contemporary athletes. Golfer Tiger Woods won the PGA, the Masters, and the U.S. Open tournaments all at the age of 24. Baseball pitcher Randy Johnson is a whopping 6-feet-10-inches tall. Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1972. This is just a taste of the information found in the 14 mini-biographies featured in this Reader. Each spotlights one of the world's hottest professional male athletes. Basketball's Reggie Miller, baseball's Mark McGwire, football's Steve McNair, tennis pro Pete Sampras, and cyclist Lance Armstrong are among the stars featured. Since most people enjoy reading about celebrities, even reluctant readers will be eager to take on these interesting one-page articles. A photo accompanies each bio to assist with visual recognition. Learning activities follow each reading to test comprehension, enrich vocabulary, and enhance following-directions skills. Relevant questions, word/definition matching, crossword puzzles, and fill-in-the-blanks are among the activities featured. Finally, there is a related research project for each story.