August 27th, 2011

Wimbledon Hires A Poet

An organization that promotes poetry in the U.K., Poetry Trust, hired Matt Harvey as the first official Wimbledon Championship poet. Bill talks with Matt Harvey, whose poems go down easier than strawberries and cream.

August 20th, 2011

An Unusual Tennis Tandem: The Indo-Pak Express

This year’s U.S. Open marks the return of the doubles team known as the Indo-Pak Express, featuring Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan, and Rohan Bopanna of India. Only A Game’s Ron Schachter reports on a team using their platform to promote peace.

July 2nd, 2011

Wimbledon Wisdom With Bud Collins

Wimbledon 2011 has features upset, injury and triumph. Bill Littlefield talks to Bud Collins of the Boston Globe about the most interesting matches of the tournament, and Bud gives his predictions for the men’s and women’s finals.

June 25th, 2011

The Evolution of Sports Video Replay Technology

The evolution of replay technology and high-tech television graphics has made sports more accurate … and generated piles of new statistical information. And as Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports there’s even more to come.

June 4th, 2011

Christopher Clarey On The French Open

Roger Federer snapped Novak Djokovic’s 43-match winning streak with his victory in the semi-finals of the French Open on Friday. Bill Littlefield talks to New York Times’ tennis writer Christopher Clarey about Federer’s win, along with other French Open related matters.

May 28th, 2011

High Strung

In his book High Strung Stephen Tignor writes about the rivalry between John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. While McEnroe was defined by his wild behavior, Borg was concerned with protecting his reputation as a consistent and unflappable player. Bill Littlefield talks with Tignor about the very different approaches that McEnroe and Borg took to tennis.

May 28th, 2011

Sports Illustrated’s L. Jon Wertheim On The French Open

Mardy Fish is the lone remaining standard-bearer for the U.S. on the men’s side of the French Open. Bill Littlefield talks to Sports Illustrated’s L. Jon Wertheim about the American presence in the tournament.

January 29th, 2011

Surprises at the Australian Open

The Australian Open has already encountered a few surprises, including a final without Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. Bill updates last few matches of the tournament.

September 11th, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

This week on Only A Game, a look at professional disc golf, complete with caddies, announcers, and – before you laugh – a $50,000 purse. Plus, the latest from the US Open, and Bill speaks with the author of Lost Dogs, a book that tells the story of the pit bulls that survived Michael Vick’s dog fighting operation.

July 3rd, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Roger Federer will turn 29 next month, but he looked over the hill in his disappointing exit from Wimbledon. This week on Only A Game, Bill speaks with Bud Collins about where Federer will go from here. Plus, baseball in the 70’s, Roger Bennett discusses the shady refereeing at the World Cup, and Only A Game’s Sadie Babits reports on a tournament showcasing some extremely creative facial hair.

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