You ran a marathon? That’s cute. On this weekend’s edition of Only A Game, a woman who plans to run this year’s Tour de France route in its entirety. Also, a look at the Oklahoma City Thunder’s role in Moore, OK tornado relief efforts, and a report on the NHL franchise for whom the postseason has usually been a cruel mistress. Plus, we speak with the author of a recent Wall Street Journal article about one Major League Baseball player’s freakish metabolism. Join us!
Every spring, the rivers that feed into Lake Superior generate whitewater that attracts elite kayakers from all over the country. Only A Game’s Dan Kraker reports on the scene and the man who helped educate people about the rivers of the Upper Midwest.
Major League pitcher Chris Sale lists In-N-Out Burger, McDonalds, and Taco Bell among his favorite restaurants, but still manages to maintain a skeletal frame. Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the athlete and his eating habits.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the L.A. Kings perfect home playoff record, the partnership behind New York’s newest soccer franchise, and Chuck Norris’s advice for fielding a football team.
Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays are forever intertwined in baseball history. The iconic centerfielders lived very different lives, but author Allen Barra argues they had more similarities than differences. Bill Littlefield speaks with Barra about his new book ‘Mickey and Willie.’
The Tour de France is cycling’s most grueling race. At more than 2000 miles, this year’s route includes elevation changes equal to three and a half Mount Everest climbs. So, why would someone tackle the course on foot? Bill Littlefield speaks with endurance runner Zoe Romano.
It’s time for veteran golfer Vijay Singh to decide whether he can still compete on the regular PGA Tour, or if it’s time for a move to the senior circuit. As Only A Game’s Greg Echlin reports, that decision is made even more complicated by the lawsuit Singh has brought against the PGA.
The Indians have a new manager, but he’s got more than a little experience. As Bill Littlefield reports, Terry Francona has Cleveland off to a hot start.
The San Jose Sharks are on the brink of an early exit from the NHL postseason…again. Bill speaks with David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News about the Sharks’ chances of finally hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup.
In the wake of Monday’s tornadoes in Oklahoma, Thunder star Kevin Durant and the team each pledged $1 million to relief efforts. Bill Littlefield speaks with Thunder General Manager Sam Presti about the donations.
The USGA has decided to ban anchored putting beginning in 2016. Bill Littlefield thinks the ruling is just one in a long line of confusing and silly golf rules.
New York has never been much of a one-team town. And soccer fans in the Big Apple will soon have two choices when it comes to MLS. The league announced Tuesday that an expansion team is coming to New York for the 2015 season.
Roller derby used to be rigged … and for women. Today’s competitors say their sport is on the up-and-up. And Bill Littlefield recently took in matchup pitting an all-male squad against a crew of women ready to rumble.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose chose to sit out the end of the NBA season and the playoffs even though doctors cleared him to play in March. Rose had knee surgery last year. The decision left some fans frustrated as the Bulls fizzled out in the second round of the playoffs against Miami. ESPNChicago.com columnist Jon Greenberg joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Rose’s decision.