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In Depth
June 13th, 2015

Cleveland’s Sports Title Drought: Five Decades And Counting

The Cleveland Cavaliers are two wins away from claiming the first NBA title in team history. If the Cavs can beat Golden State, they’ll also give the city of Cleveland its first pro sports championship in more than 50 years. We asked Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto to share his thoughts about the title drought and his city’s championship close calls through the years.

Only A Blog
June 8th, 2015
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Matthew Dellavedova: Stephen Curry’s Kryptonite

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers won Game 2 of the NBA Finals in overtime. James credited his teammate, Matthew Dellavedova, for scoring the game-winning free throws and stopping reigning-MVP Steph Curry.

Interview
June 6th, 2015

Why Coach K Kept Hanging Up On Shane Battier

In real life, coaches inspire their players in all sorts of ways. Shane Battier spent 13 seasons as an NBA player, but the motivational moment he’ll always remember began with a very — very — short phone call when he was in college. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou explains.

3 Stories
May 30th, 2015

Switzerland For Sports, Tennis Rules And Steph Curry’s Daughter

Why are so many sports governing bodies calling Switzerland home? Why does Rafael Nadal have a say in who officiates his French Open matches? And should pro athletes like Steph Curry be allowed to bring their children to postgame press conferences? That’s this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”

Featured Movie
May 23rd, 2015

‘(Dis)Honesty’ Explores Why People — And Athletes — Cheat

A new film titled “(Dis)Honesty — The Truth About Lies” looks at why we cheat. Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy and Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke, join Bill Littlefield to discuss dishonesty in sports.

3 Stories
May 23rd, 2015

Michael Sam, Women’s World Cup And The NBA’s Foul Problem

Should the NBA cut down on intentional fouling? Why aren’t more people talking about the women’s World Cup? And what should we make of Michael Sam’s move to the CFL? Bill Littlefield, Shira Springer and Doug Tribou address those questions in this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”

Feature
May 16th, 2015

Isiah Thomas Named President Of WNBA’s Liberty. Wait, What?

Isiah Thomas was a Hall of Fame point guard with the Detroit Pistons. His post-playing career has been far less successful. But somehow he’s landed a new job as president of the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Bill Littlefield takes a closer look.

Profile
May 2nd, 2015

Cavs’ Blatt Took Unusual — And Occasionally Dangerous — Route To NBA

Before this season, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt had never played or coached — not even as an assistant — in the NBA. Now he’s guiding the Cavs through the playoffs. Only A Game’s Martin Kessler and Doug Tribou trace Blatt’s journey from Princeton to Israel to the NBA playoffs.

In Depth
April 25th, 2015

Steve Ballmer, ‘The Most Normal $24 Billion Owner,’ Lets Loose In L.A.

In former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the Clippers have a wildly successful businessman — and an enthusiastic fan — as owner. Karen Crouse, who recently profiled Ballmer for the New York Times, discusses the first year of Ballmer’s tenure.

Only A Blog
April 22nd, 2015
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Basketball’s Shot Clock: A Brief History

In the early 1950s, the NBA had a serious scoring drought, so on this date in 1954 NBA owners voted to implement a 24-second shot clock.

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