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January 10th, 2015

Excerpt From ‘A Matter of Inches’

This excerpt appears in Clint Malarchuk’s “A Matter of Inches: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond.” Check out Bill Littlefield’s review and interview with Malarchuk here. This excerpt from A Matter of Inches: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond by Clint Malarchuk with Dan Robson is printed with the permission of Triumph Books.  […]

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January 3rd, 2015

‘The Best American Sports Writing’ With Christopher McDougall

Series editor Glenn Stout and guest editor Christopher McDougall join Bill Littlefield to discuss the eclectic collection in ‘The Best American Sports Writing 2014.’

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December 27th, 2014

Julius Erving Offers Candid Self-Portrait In 'Dr. J'

In his autobiography ‘Dr. J,’ Julius Erving offers a candid view of his Hall-of-Fame basketball career and his complicated life off the court. Erving joins Bill Littlefield for a fascinating conversation.

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December 20th, 2014

Golf: China’s ‘Forbidden Game’

In 2004, Beijing issued a ban on the construction of golf courses in China. But since the moratorium went into effect, no other country has built more golf courses. Author Dan Washburn joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book “The Forbidden Game.”

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December 13th, 2014

‘Chase Your Shadow’ Details Pistorius’ Life, Trial

A new book explores the life of Oscar Pistorius, the South African Olympic hero who was recently convicted of “culpable homicide” in the Feb. 2013 shooting death of his then-girlfriend. Bill Littlefield speaks to John Carlin, author of “Chase Your Shadow.”

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December 6th, 2014

Perry Wallace’s Success And Struggles As SEC’s First Black Basketball Player

Andrew Maraniss’ new book “Strong Inside” explores the The Struggles And Success Of of Vanderbilt’s Perry Wallace, the fist black player in the SEC. Wallace made his varsity debut in 1967. Maraniss and Wallace join Bill Littlefield.

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November 29th, 2014

‘The Game Of Our Lives:’ English Football Preserves Urban Identities In The UK

Author David Goldblatt’s new book “The Game of Our Lives” seeks to explain soccer’s central place in the British psyche. Goldblatt joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his book.

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November 22nd, 2014

9-73: The 1972-73 Sixers Were ‘Perfectly Awful’

This year, the Philadelphia 76ers are off to an 0-11 start. They still have a long way to go, though, to lose as many games as the ’72-’73 76ers. That team, Charley Rosen writes, was “perfectly awful.” Rosen joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book about Philadelphia’s dreadful season.

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November 8th, 2014

For Five Decades, Jim Boeheim Has Been ‘Bleeding Orange’

Jim Boeheim, head coach at Syracuse since 1976, is the longest-tenured active coach in men’s college basketball. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book: “Bleeding Orange.”

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November 1st, 2014

Littlefield’s ‘Take Me Out’ Blends Sports And Poetry

Only A Game host Bill Littlefield turns interviewee and speaks with Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim about his new book of sports-themed poetry for children, “Take Me Out.”