It’s hard to see the reasoning behind an Australian Rules Football club deciding to train halfway around the world in Arizona. But the Collingwood Magpies say their training location high in the mountains of the southwest was one reason they were able to take the league championship this year. Daniel Kraker of Arizona Public Radio reports.
Texas is America’s heartland of grandeur and high school football. So it fits that a high school in the Dallas suburb of Allen is spending $60 million to build a new football stadium. Only A Game’s Karen Given was in Allen and returned with a report.
With football players constantly getting bigger, stronger, and faster, an average-sized young man has to be either fearless or insane to try out for his college’s varsity team. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports on sprint football, a version of the game built for lighter players.
Dallas Cowboys star quarterback Tony Romo has a broken collarbone and his team has the worst record in the NFC. The Texas Rangers were soundly defeated in the World Series and their ace, Cliff Lee, may be on his way out of town. But Dallas sports fans won’t let that bring their spirits down. Only A Game’s Karen Given reports from Arlington, Texas.
Michael Jordan won six NBA titles and appeared on 57 Sports Illustrated covers. Red Auerbach won nine rings, but has never graced the front of the magazine. Bill speaks to Terry McDonell, editor of the Sports Illustrated Group, about a new book featuring all of the SI’s covers from the magazine’s 50-year history.
Major League ballplayers disagree on what haunts the Pfister Hotel. Some say they’ve heard mysterious screams from a young child, others a strange knocking on their door, but many players agree that some sort of supernatural spirit wanders the halls of the Pfister. WUWM’s Mitch Teich reports.
Before the Miami Heat bring a title to South Beach, they’ll have to get past the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. The Heat’s loss to Boston on opening night showed that the new “Big Three” may be further from that goal than some originally thought. Bill Littlefield has the story.
Only A Game’s Doug Tribou unravels the mystery behind an 18th-century portrait that could be one of the first depictions of the game of baseball.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar chose to play college basketball at UCLA instead of Holy Cross, and he beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals twice with the Los Angeles Lakers. So why did he receive the key to the city for Worcester, Massachusetts? Bill Littlefield catches up with the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
300,000 spectators and 9,000 rowers will descend upon Boston’s Charles River this weekend for the Head of the Charles Regatta. Only A Game’s Karen Given reports on the Iraqi rowing team as they prepare to race in one of the sport’s premier events.