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Remembering Eduardo Galeano, Writer And Soccer Lover04/15/15
Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, known partly for his books about soccer, passed away Monday at the age of 74. Only A Game's Bill Littlefield remembers Galeano's writing.
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Psst, The Los Angeles Lakers Are Tanking...; No Tanking Here: NBA Exec Relies On 'Magical' Ping Pong Balls; mlbHarmony: Online Matchmaking For Major League Baseball Fans; Commentary: Raindrops Keep Falling On Baseball's...
Remembering Baseball's George 'Boomer' Scott
When spring arrives and baseball begins, it's a time of hope and optimism for many fans. But for Bill Littlefield, it's also a time to look back on players who have come and gone, including former big league slugger George Scott.
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Duke's Tyus Jones: From WNBA Practice Team To The Final Four; Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw On Final Four, Airport Triathlons And Spiders; Tim Kurkjian's Strange And Surprising Opening Day Stories; Will The NFL, Finally,...
Phil Jackson's Plea To Knicks' Fans May Be Unwise
This week New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson tried to reassure season ticket holders that he had a "clear plan" to make the team better. Bill Littlefield wonders if that's a good idea.
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Before He Was MVP: Steve Nash's Career At Santa Clara; 30-0 = No. 8 Seed? The Plight Of The Mid-Major In Women's Hoops; NFL Gives Concussion Spotters More Power With 'Julian Edelman' Rule; As Tommy John Surgeries Soar, MLB...
Applauding Boston's Move Toward An Olympic Referendum
Bill Littlefield muses on the upcoming referendum in Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics.
Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: At NCAA Tournament, Refs Also Compete To Reach Final Four; Jim Boeheim And The Syracuse Investigation; Americans Suit Up In Iraqi Basketball League; NFL Running Back Andre Williams On Chris Borland's Retirement; NFL Wives...
An Open Letter To Pete Rose
Major League Baseball's hit leader, Pete Rose, has applied to be returned to the good graces of the game. Bill Littlefield suggests Rose might want to think twice.
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: NFL Free Agency Begins Before It Begins; Cable Bill Going Up? Blame Sports; De$ignated Hitter: Why The National League Will Soon Cash In; In The Philippines, Manny Pacquiao Is More Than A Boxer; 'Champs' Looks At Boxing...
Have Sports Become 'Too Big To Fail'?
The NFL has been plagued by scandal. Two of college basketball's elite programs have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. But fans continue to watch. Bill Littlefield wonders if sports have become "too big to fail."
Saturday, March 7th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: One-And-Done: Making A 'Mockery' Of College Education?; No. 1-And-Done: How Kentucky Has Changed The Recruiting Landscape; Former NHL Enforcer On Why Hockey's Fighters Can't Find Jobs; Curt Schilling Fights Back Against...
Greater Than Championships: Ending Culture Of Silence In...
Duke's men's basketball team is preparing for another trip to the NCAA tournament, but Bill Littlefield says there should be bigger priorities for the team and coach Mike Krzyzewski after news of sexual assault allegations against a former player.
Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: The Week Ahead In The Tsarnaev Trial; What Does New Peanut Allergy Research Mean For Parents Of Allergic Kids?; The Great Space Saver Debate; Boston To Select School Superintendent
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Life On Major League Soccer's Minimum Salary; Stars Drive MLS Popularity, But Is That The Right Strategy?; The Dangers Of The 'Perfect' Court Storm; How Young Is Too Young To Start Recruiting Kids?; Ralph Nader And A Plan...
Nine Years Later, Revisiting Duquesne Men's Basketball...
On Sept. 17, 2006, five members of the Duquesne University men's basketball team were shot after leaving a dance on the Duquesne campus in Pittsburgh. A recent shooting provoked Bill Littlefield to revisit those circumstances.
Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Dismissal Of Elite Women’s Hockey Coach Raises Questions; Female Coaches: The Next Title IX Battleground?; NCAA Football Programs Use Social Media Blitz To Recruit; Joe Paterno: A Case Study In Sports Figures Who Fall From...
Welcome Back, A-Rod. We Missed You.
After serving a 162-game suspension, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is returning to Major League Baseball. While most of the media go crazy over A-Rod's recent handwritten apology, Only A Game's Karen Given instead explains why she's grateful to...
Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Why Is Michael Sam Still An NFL Free Agent?; MLB Film Details Gay Player’s Road To Inclusion; Littlefield On Gay Athletes: ‘One Day These Stories Will Seem Quaint’; Phoenix Is NBA’s City Of Brotherly Love; ‘The...
The Sports Fan's February Lament
"For sports, as for a lot of things, this February...is a tough month," Bill Littlefield writes.
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