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May 2nd, 2015

Rocky Balboa, Hall of Famer? Voting Underway For Fictitious Athlete Hall Of Fame

Some of the greatest heroes in the world of sport are figments of a fiction writer’s imagination. That’s the idea behind the Ficticious Athlete Hall of Fame. Kirk Buchner updates Bill Littlefield on the voting for this year’s class.

April 25th, 2015

The Annapolis Cup: Drinks, Dancing And, Oh Yeah, Croquet

St. John’s College and the Naval Academy have competed for the Annapolis Cup every year since 1982. But it’s not football or basketball that pits these two Annapolis universities against each other — it’s croquet. Thousands show up for the Annapolis Cup and as Hans Anderson discovers, croquet isn’t the only attraction.

In Depth
April 25th, 2015

In ‘Natural Born Heroes,’ McDougall Leaps Into Parkour

Christopher McDougal’s 2009 book “Born to Run” helped spread the barefoot running craze. In his new book “Natural Born Heroes,” the author explores parkour, a movement with roots dating back to the turn of the century.

Only A Blog
April 1st, 2015

Sports Fans Celebrate In Strange Ways

Bagel-throwing Michigan State basketball fans join the list of sports fans who celebrate in unconventional ways.

March 21st, 2015

Dressed All In Pink, This Strongwoman Takes On The World

“When people think of strongman they don’t think of women,” says strongwoman Brittany Diamond. Diamond speaks with Only A Game’s Karen Given about what it means to be strong.

March 7th, 2015

BMX Riders Find Winter Escape In Limestone Mine 100 Feet Underground

A former limestone mine that’s been used as a bomb shelter and high-security storage facility is now the largest indoor park for BMX and mountain bikers. Reporter Anne Marshall takes a trip to the Mega Cavern in Louisville, Ky.

Featured Book
February 21st, 2015

‘The Monopolists’ Uncovers The Origins Of Monopoly

The popular board game Monopoly has sold over 275 million copies. Author Mary Pilon uncovers the real history of the game in her new book ‘The Monopolists.’ The author joins Karen Given.

January 24th, 2015

Fat Bikes: The Winter Sport Of The Future?

With tires twice the width of a standard mountain bike, fat bikes are made for snow. Some ski facilities are embracing the bikes as a way to keep business booming when there’s not quite enough snow to ski. Jon Kalish has this story from Vermont.

January 14th, 2015

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction At Machine Gun America

Machine Gun America is a real place in South Florida: a place where anyone over the age of 13 can shoot machine guns at targets resembling zombies, gangsters or Osama Bin Laden.

In Depth
December 27th, 2014

Christmas Caroling Gets Competitive

Christmas carols are taken very seriously in Coral Gables, Fla. So seriously, in fact, caroling has turned into a competition. Phil Latzman has our story.

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