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Roundtable
June 4th, 2016

3 Stories: LeBron Fatigue, Barry Bonds, Pro Boxers In Rio

Do the Cleveland Cavaliers deserve more attention? Why is Barry Bonds saying he’s regretful? And will allowing pro boxers to participate in the Summer Olympics be good or bad for the sport? Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal and Shira Springer of the Boston Globe join Bill Littlefield.

Roundtable
May 14th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Harbaugh, The End Of The Running Boom, Zika

Why is Jim Harbaugh going to Australia? Should the 2016 Olympics be moved from Rio? Why is the running boom over? John Niyo of the Detroit News and Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal join Bill Littlefield.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS
April 30th, 2016

Olympic Shooter Kim Rhode Takes On The Critics

If U.S. Olympian Kimberly Rhode qualifies for the Summer Games in Rio, she could become the first American to win a medal at six different Olympic games. So why haven’t many people heard of her? Because her sport involves firearms.

IN THE NEWS
April 9th, 2016

Update: Olympic Champion Diver Greg Louganis Finally Gets A Wheaties Box

In the 1980s, four-time Olympic champion diver Greg Louganis didn’t get his photo on a Wheaties box. Louganis is gay and was told that he didn’t fit into General Mills’ “wholesome demographic.” Some fans didn’t think that was right, and now the company has changed its tune.

FEATURE
February 20th, 2016

Nazis Pioneered Broadcasting… And Made Jesse Owens A Star

The Nazis pioneered modern, global sports broadcasting for the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. They just didn’t know Jesse Owens was going to steal the show. Only A Game’s Karen Given finds out more about the Nazis’ role in broadcasting history.

Roundtable
December 5th, 2015

3 Stories You Should Know: FIFA Arrests, Okafor’s Troubles, Olympic Woes

What’s next for soccer’s governing body as corruption charges threaten more high-ranking FIFA officials? How should the Philadelphia 76ers handle Jahlil Okafor’s recent off-court troubles? And is there really a chance that the Olympics will come to an end in the not-so-distant future? Bill Littlefield is joined by Shira Springer and Erik Malinowski for “3 Stories You Should Know.”

Interview
November 14th, 2015

Cheated Out Of Bronze: Alysia Montaño On Russian Doping Report

This week, the World Anti-Doping Agency released a report detailing a Russian state-sponsored doping program for track and field athletes. In the 800-meter at the 2012 Olympics in London, U.S. runner Alysia Montaño finished fifth — behind two Russian runners. Montaño joins Bill Littlefield to share her reaction.

FEATURED BOOK
November 7th, 2015

‘Speed Kings’ Profiles Larger-Than-Life 1932 Olympic Bobsledder

Eddie Eagan had never been in a bobsled when he was named to the U.S. Olympic bobsledding team for the 1932 Winter Games. Andy Bull, author of the new book “Speed Kings,” joins Only A Game to share Eagan’s story.

3 Stories You Should Know
October 3rd, 2015

SMU’s Brown Suspended, MLB’s First Female Coach And New Olympic Sports?

What should we make of Larry Brown’s suspension? How much should we celebrate the hiring of a female coach in MLB? And should more sports be added to the Summer Olympics? George Vecsey and Shira Springer join Bill Littlefield for this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”

Interview
August 29th, 2015

No Sibling Rivalry Here: Katie And Michael Ledecky

At this month’s world swimming championships in Russia, Katie Ledecky won five gold medals. There to cheer her on was her No. 1 fan: older brother Michael. The Ledecky siblings join Bill Littlefield to talk about their close relationship, their earliest days in the pool and Katie’s first win against her brother.

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