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In Depth
May 11th, 2013

Dozens Of Gerbils Compete For Best In Show

Libby Hanna, President of the American Gerbil Society, discusses the New England Gerbil Show with Bill Littlefield.

Featured Documentary
April 27th, 2013

“Wild In The Streets” Documents A Historic (And Unusual) Competition

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.

April 20th, 2013

School-Sanctioned Skateboard League Gains Air

Thanks to a school sanctioned skateboarding league in Southern California, students can now shred the bowl while representing their schools. Only A Game’s Susan Valot has the story.

April 6th, 2013

World Synchro Championships Boast 16 Matching Marilyn Monroes

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.

March 16th, 2013

Runners, Start Your Griddles

The day before Ash Wednesday is no ordinary day in Liberal, Kan. For more than 60 years, residents of Liberal have participated in an international race featuring skillets, aprons…and pancakes. Fletcher Powell has the story.

March 2nd, 2013

Hula Hoops Turning Into Fitness Trend

The Hula Hoop is on fire‚Ķliterally. The popularity of ‘hooping’ has soared in recent years, transforming it from a groovy toy to pyrotechnic performance art. As Arizona Public Radio’s Gillian Ferris Kohl reports, almost 60 years after its commercial invention, the hula hoop is spinning into new territory.

February 16th, 2013

The Future Of Freestyle Snowmobiling

Freestyle snowmobiler Caleb Moore died a week after sustaining head and chest injuries at last month’s Winter X Games in Colorado. Now, other similar competitions have been cancelled. As Scott Graf reports, the accident happened at a time when the sport was reaching new heights.

In Depth
February 2nd, 2013

Puppy Bowl IX: The Cuteness Championship

One of the story lines in this weekend’s Super Bowl involves San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was lovingly raised by adoptive parents. It turns out some of the stars of Sunday’s other big game have similar backstories. Only A Game’s Karen Given has our “tail.”

January 12th, 2013

Harlem Globetrotters Play Hoops On Ice

One of the more unique results of the NHL lock-out is the appearance on ice of the world’s most famed comedic basketball troupe: the Harlem Globetrotters. Quinn Klinefelter of WDET in Detroit was on hand to watch the slipping, sliding and dunking at a rink in Michigan.

December 29th, 2012

I Stack Things Up And Tear Them Down: Sport Stacking Championships

Watch closely. If you’re not careful, you’ll miss it. Bill Littlefield meets a group of competitors in Connecticut who, in a fast blur, stack, un-stack, and re-stack plastic cups in a discipline called sport stacking.

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