In his new book ‘The Sports Gene,’ David Epstein investigates the role genetics plays in forming elite athletes. His research took him all over the world and he shares some of his discoveries with Doug Tribou.
For one week, a youth baseball camp in Nicaragua gives kids a glimpse of a better future, while teaching them confidence and teamwork. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman has the story.
Nick Pugliese’s post-grad plans took an unusual turn when he quit his job at a telecommunications company to join a professional soccer club in Afghanistan. Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Grant Wahl shares Nick’s story with Bill Littlefield.
In September, the IOC will vote to add wrestling, baseball/softball, or squash to the 2020 Olympic program. The Lords of the Rings had hoped to add a new sport to the Games, but The Boston Globe’s John Powers tells Bill Littlefield that they’re likely to bow to pressure and reinstate wrestling instead.
In his documentary “Wild In The Streets,” Peter Baxter explores Shrovetide Football, an unusual two-day competition that takes place in the streets of an English market town. Bill Littlefield speaks with Baxter about his new film.
Much to the chagrin of England soccer fans, it looks like a pair of German clubs will meet at London’s Wembley Stadium for Champions League final. ESPN’s Roger Bennett joins Bill Littlefield to provide an update on happenings across the pond.
The London Marathon will be run on Sunday, less than a week after the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. The Guardian’s Owen Gibson joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the preparations leading up to the event.
Since 2008, the Boise State football program has hosted Japanese coaches and players from Hosei University’s football team. Boise has even given Hosei University permission to install a blue football field. Only A Game’s Scott Graf has the story.
The 2013 World Synchronized Skating Championships are being held this weekend in Boston. Only A Game’s Karen Given couldn’t resist the urge to drop in on the rapidly growing sport for a short visit.
Bill Littlefield searches for a historical explanation for the brawl between Canada and Mexico at the World Baseball Classic.