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March 5th, 2014

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter’s Final Wish

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter is dying, and the former boxer has one final wish. Bill Littlefield interviewed Carter years ago and shares his thoughts about a man who avoided bitterness after being wrongfully imprisoned.

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February 27th, 2014

Ozzie Smith Goes To Bat For A New National Holiday: Opening Day

Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith is campaigning to make Opening Day a national holiday. Only A Game’s Gary Waleik sees some stumbling blocks in the base paths.

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February 27th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

NFL Considers Penalty For Slurs

The NFL is considering a rule that would penalize teams if one of their players used a racial slur on the field. Only A Game’s Zoë Sobel asks if this a good idea or a violation of freedom of speech.

Commentary
February 26th, 2014

Collins, Sam Show Signs Of Progress

As Jason Collins and Michael Sam make news for their pioneering roles as gay athletes, Bill Littlefield wonders if a certain political controversy will collide with the world of sports.

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February 20th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

U.S. Vs. Canada: A Brother’s Perspective

There aren’t any teams close to as good as the U.S. and Canada at women’s ice hockey. We take a look at the potential repercussions of these teams dominance.

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February 19th, 2014

Sochi Olympics: Something For Everyone

With the Sochi games drawing to a close, Bill Littlefield says the best thing about the Olympics might be the variety of highlights.

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February 18th, 2014

Switzerland’s Florence Schelling: A Clockwork Goalie

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lets the chores wait while an Olympic goalie puts on a show.

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February 15th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

Gay Athletes: Billie Jean King to Michael Sam

Missouri star and NFL prospect Michael Sam might soon be the first active gay NFL player. Here’s a look back at some of the LGBT athletes who came before him.

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February 13th, 2014

Ask OAG: Women’s Vs. Ladies’ Olympic Sports

Why do “women” compete in ice hockey, while figure skating is reserved for “ladies?” Only A Game’s Karen Given searches for the answer …

Commentary
February 11th, 2014

A Gay Player? Not A Real Distraction

Among the many things that could distract a football team from its on-field work, Bill Littlefield thinks a gay teammate should be at the bottom of the list.