This just in … the Spurs are in the midst of another NBA playoff run. On this weekend’s edition of Only A Game, we’ll hear about the stunningly steady San Antonians. Also, Karen Given and Doug Tribou examine charities working to overhaul once-shameful sports programs in Boston’s public schools. Plus, Bill talks with the author of a biography of the three DiMaggio brothers, and reports on a new twist on roller derby: women vs. men. Join us!
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.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the NBA Playoffs, the latest news regarding the Sacramento Kings’ possible move to Seattle, and the lawsuit Derek Boogard’s family has brought against the NHL.
To say baseball ran in the DiMaggio family is just a bit of an understatement. Tom Clavin’s new book ‘The DiMaggio Brothers’ details the lives of Joe, Dom and Vince on and off the diamond. Bill Littlefield speaks with Clavin.
As soon as David Beckham announced his retirement, some soccer commentators started saying he was never much of a player. Bill Littlefield disagrees.
Over the past decade, while Boston’s pro sports teams were hoisting Lombardi and O’Brien, ending Babe Ruth’s curse, and drinking from Lord Stanley’s Cup, Boston’s public school soccer teams were practicing without a goal. OAG’s Karen Given and Doug Tribou examine the unusual public-private partnerships that are turning things around.
With the Preakness right around the corner, Only A Game’s Sam Gallant takes us behind the scenes at Victory Racing Plates, a horse shoe manufacturer that dates back to the early 20th century.
This week the family of deceased former NHL player Derek Boogaard filed a wrongful death lawsuit, accusing the league of over-medicating Boogaard and ignoring the consequences of the concussions that he had suffered. Nathan Fenno has written about the case for the Washington Times and spoke with Bill Littlefield about it.
The San Antonio Spurs have made it far in the NBA Playoffs yet again. Is anyone surprised? Probably not. Paul Flahive of Texas Public Radio reports on what’s kept the team in the postseason for 16 straight years.
University of New Hampshire shot putter Cameron Lyle’s athletic career ended a few weeks sooner than he’d originally planned. Lyle had the chance to save a stranger’s life and he set sports aside to do it. Bill Littlefield shares his views on a touching story.