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July 30th, 2014

New NCAA Concussion Policy Brings Back Common Sense

On Tuesday, the NCAA agreed to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by establishing a $70 million fund designated for the diagnosis of brain trauma in college athletes. The decision shook loose one of Bill Littlefield’s memories from his college days.

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July 30th, 2014

Amateur Boxing Drops The Headgear In Glasgow

A major change for the sport of boxing is on display at the Commonwealth Games. Male boxers at the Games in Glasgow are fighting without headgear. That same change is also coming to the Olympics in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Boxers have worn headgear during Olympic bouts since the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.

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July 24th, 2014

Queen Elizabeth Delivers A Royal Opening For The Commonwealth Games

Scottish hospitality, humor and charity were on display at the opening ceremony for the 20th Commonwealth Games on Wednesday night at Glasgow’s Celtic Park.

Rhymes With Bill
July 23rd, 2014

To Golf, Or Not To Golf?

Rory McIlroy’s recent triumph at the British Open has some golf enthusiasts hoping for a rise in the game’s popularity. That’s caused Bill Littlefield to remember his own youthful attempts to play golf.

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July 22nd, 2014

Commonwealth Games: More Than A Mirror Of Olympic Sports Schedule

The Commonwealth Games have many of the events you see in the Olympics — and many you don’t. And this year, Commonwealth Games spectators will get a glimpse of some things on the horizon for the Olympics. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports from Glasgow.

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July 22nd, 2014

Commonwealth Games Bring History And The Queen’s Baton To Glasgow

The Olympics have a torch. The Commonwealth Games have the Queen’s Baton, which travels through all of the 71 participating nations and territories on its way to the Games.

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July 16th, 2014

Taking In The Tour De France (In England)

This year the Tour de France began in the United Kingdom, which is why Bill Littlefield, who’d gone to London for a break from sports, came to witness the spectacle.

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July 2nd, 2014

Shades Of 1918: Red Sox And Cubs Meet Again

The Red Sox and Cubs finished their three-game series, just the fourth time the teams have met since the 1918 World Series. Only A Game’s Karen Given was at the game on Monday, and reflected on the storied histories of the two teams.

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July 1st, 2014
By Martin Kessler

FIFA Video Game Scores American Soccer Fans

Record numbers of Americans are tuning in to watch the 2014 World Cup. FIFA, a soccer video game, may have something to do with it.

Commentary
June 25th, 2014

We Get It, Sports Writers: You Don’t Like Soccer

As the World Cup presses on, one type of sports column has dependably reappeared again this summer, a column which Bill Littlefield finds unnecessary.