San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey tags out Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Ruiz during Game 4 of the National League Championship Series Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The NFL will hand out suspensions for illegal hits after helmet-to-helmet collisions knocked seven players out of last week’s games with head injuries. Bill speaks to Sports Illustrated’s Peter Kingabout the changes we may see in the game.

300,000 spectators and 9,000 rowers will descend upon Boston’s Charles River this weekend for the Head of the Charles Regatta. Only A Game’s Karen Given reports on the Iraqi rowing team as they prepare to race in one of the sport’s premier events.

We have the latest MLB postseason news from the American League and National League Championship Series.

Bill speaks with Yahoo! Sports columnist Dan Wetzel about the BCS bias against Boise State and more from week eight of the college football season.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar chose to play college basketball at UCLA instead of Holy Cross, and he beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals twice with the Los Angeles Lakers. So why did he receive the key to the city for Worcester, Massachusetts? Bill Littlefield catches up with the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.

Bill takes a look inside Only A Game’s electronic mailbag to respond to questions and comments from listeners.

If you’re listening to Only A Game’s podcast on your iPod we hope you’re not playing 18 holes. Charlie Pierce joins Bill to discuss a strange penalty in a high school golf match and more from the week’s sports news.

Only A Game’s Doug Tribou unravels the mystery behind an 18th-century portrait that could be one of the first depictions of the game of baseball.