Middle infielder Jake Elmore did everything but hawk peanuts and Cracker Jack for the Houston Astros on Monday, pitching, catching and batting in the same game. But, as Karen Given explains, there’s precedent for pro athletes donning multiple hats.
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The ’72 Miami Dolphins are finally heading to the White House, which is an excellent reason to look back at our conversation with former Dolphins running back Larry Csonka.
After finding a closet full of memories, Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas opted to put his awards and memorabilia on the open market. But as Doug Tribou notes, Lucas’ accomplishments are far from forgotten.
Still chasing Jack Nicklaus and his 18 majors, Tiger Woods finished in a tie for 40th at the PGA Championship over the weekend. Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce was there to witness the performance.
Major League Baseball has suspended Yankees star Alex Rodriguez for 211 games, leading some fans to lament the state of the game. Bill Littlefield offers some encouraging words.
This show has run for almost as long as its intern has been alive. Thus, it’s time to celebrate. What better way to do that than thoughts from Bill and a slideshow of memories?
Bill Littlefield has long been of the opinion that athletes make poor role models. But, recent off-field events involving steroids, robbery and barking at dogs have convinced him that children have much to learn from star athletes.
In May, Karen Given and Doug Tribou reported on charities working to improve athletics in the Boston Public Schools. Now, the school department’s spending on athletics is the focus of three investigations, but the charities say their support for the schools won’t change.
Should the United States boycott the 2014 Olympics in Russia if Edward Snowden is granted asylum there? Senator Lindsey Graham says yes, but House Speaker John Boehner and the U.S. Olympic Committee say no.
Try as hard as he might, Bill Littlefield just can’t get away from sports. This week he ran into a former NHL star at the dry cleaner’s.