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March 11th, 2015

Have Sports Become ‘Too Big To Fail’?

The NFL has been plagued by scandal. Two of college basketball’s elite programs have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. But fans continue to watch. Bill Littlefield wonders if sports have become “too big to fail.”

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March 4th, 2015
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Can A Rugby Player Tackle The NFL?

Former Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne signed a futures contract with the San Francisco 49ers and hopes to earn a roster spot in 2015.

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March 4th, 2015

Greater Than Championships: Ending Culture Of Silence In Sexual Assault Cases

Duke’s men’s basketball team is preparing for another trip to the NCAA tournament, but Bill Littlefield says there should be bigger priorities for the team and coach Mike Krzyzewski after news of sexual assault allegations against a former player.

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February 25th, 2015
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For Pro Athletes, Injuries Don’t Just Happen On The Field

It’s hard enough for pro athletes to avoid on-the-field injuries. But what happens when real world injuries affect playing time?

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February 25th, 2015

Nine Years Later, Revisiting Duquesne Men’s Basketball Shooting

On Sept. 17, 2006, five members of the Duquesne University men’s basketball team were shot after leaving a dance on the Duquesne campus in Pittsburgh. A recent shooting provoked Bill Littlefield to revisit those circumstances.

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February 18th, 2015

Welcome Back, A-Rod. We Missed You.

After serving a 162-game suspension, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is returning to Major League Baseball. While most of the media go crazy over A-Rod’s recent handwritten apology, Only A Game’s Karen Given instead explains why she’s grateful to have the former star back in the spotlight.

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February 18th, 2015

The NFL Combine: An Inside Look

The 2015 NFL scouting combine takes place this week in Indianapolis. New York Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz was once among the hundreds of prospects trying to impress NFL scouts, and he joins Bill Littlefield to offer a behind-the-scenes look.

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February 11th, 2015
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Passed Over By MLS, Miguel Ibarra Gets Shot On U.S. National Team

Midfielder Miguel Ibarra made his first U.S. Men’s National Team start against Panama on Sunday. He got the chance despite playing in the second-division North American Soccer League.

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February 10th, 2015

Iconic Scottish Golf Club Admits First Female Members

One of golf’s most storied institutions is welcoming its first female members. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, announced Tuesday that seven women are now honorary members of the club, including Queen Elizabeth’s daughter Princess Anne and golfer Annika Sorenstam.

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February 5th, 2015
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Tattoos Are Forever — Just Ask Rex Ryan

New Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan had a problem: a tattoo that still showed his allegiance to the New York Jets. Some sports fans can empathize.